Posts Tagged ‘Larry Perret’
According to The Kansas City Star, Wachs said the chance to work with WITI chief meteorologist Vince Condella was “a dream come true for me.” He wrote on his facebook page, “I have the amazing opportunity to work with my mentor growing up, and the guy who I imitated when I was 6 years old.”
Wachs started at KCTV in June 2008. He has also worked in Johnson City, TN, and at KNOP in North Platte, NE.
Perret last worked for KTVX in Salt Lake City. Before coming to KTVX, Perret was a producer for Entertainment Tonight and before that he was a consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates. He’s also worked at KCOP, KCBS, KCAL and KTTV in Los Angeles.
A Meredith spokesperson told TVSpy Perret starts two weeks from Monday on October 28.
The stations were purchased in July by Nexstar Broadcasting. In December, about 15 employees, including station manager Matt Jaquint, were laid off. Doutre’Jones took over as general manager last month.
Dillion and Perret had both worked at the station since May 2011.
Kosek has been with AccuWeather for the past 25 years, working out of the company’s State College headquarters.
KTVX news director Larry Perret sent an email out to staff this afternoon, announcing the hiring. Kosek’s first day at the station will be January 18th.
While with AccuWeather, Kosek delivered forecasts for a number of markets in the northeast, including New York, Philadelphia, and D.C. He also became known for his madcap delivery, especially when there was snow in the forecast, and there are dozens of videos on YouTube archiving his nuttier moments on-air. Read more
KTVX news director Larry Perret confirmed Steadham’s exit to TVSpy today, but did not go into detail about what led to the move.
According to NewsBlues, which first reported the veteran meteorologist’s departure, KTVX is set to pay out the final three months of Steadham’s contract. Steadham joined KTVX in 2009 after serving as chief meteorologist at KUTV, Salt Lake City’s CBS-affiliate.
Perret is planning to introduce KTVX’s new weather chief later today. Read more
Larry Perret, a TV news veteran who previously served as news director at LA stations KCOP and KCBS, has been named ND of Salt Lake City’s KTVX-KUCW. KTVX, an ABC-affiliate, and KUCW, its CW-affiliate sister station, announced on Wednesday that Perret would assume management of their joint news department on May 16th.
“We’re thrilled to bring a broadcasting pro with Larry’s talent and background on board,” said Matt Jaquint, general manager of KTVX-KUCW, in making the announcement.
Most recently, Perret has been working as a news producer for “Entertainment Tonight.” Before joining the syndicated programming world, Perret worked in an array of markets across the country, including Phoenix, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and San Diego, in addition to Los Angeles, and his experience as a one-time senior consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates means that he’s accustomed to revamping news departments.
And KTVX is in desperate need of some revamping. Read more