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WBBH Anchors, and Brian Williams, Celebrate Len Jennings as He Says Goodbye to Fort Myers

Len Jennings, who will join KMBC in Kansas City this summer, signed off from Fort Myers NBC-affiliate WBBH last night.

The station called on past and present staffers, as well as a few surprise guests from NBC News, for a final sendoff to Jennings, who has been with WBBH-WZVN since 2001.

“You’ve taught me so much about being a class act, a nice guy, humble. I haven’t actually tried any of those things for myself yet, but you did teach me,” WBBH anchor Patrick Nolan joked.

“From all of us here at the mother ship, NBC News headquarters in New York, we want to wish you all the best as you leave our Southwest Florida family,” “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams said. Video inside… Read more

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Jeff Butera Joins WZVN From WFTS

Reporter Jeff Butera is leaving WFTS in Tampa to join WZVN in Fort Myers.

Butera, who has worked at WFTS since 2009, will anchor the 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts for WZVN, the Fort Myers ABC-affiliate.

“It’s tough to leave behind the great people I’ve worked with and met along the way in Tampa Bay, but I’m excited about a new challenge,” he wrote on Facebook.

Butera replaces Len Jennings, who is joining KMBC-KCWE in Kansas City.

On the Move, 3/27/12

Jonathan Vigliotti joins the staff at WNBC, where he has been a freelance reporter since last fall.  Previously, Vigliotti worked as a MMJ at WPLG in Miami.

Peter Busch is set to become the new primary anchor at WBBH in Fort Myers, after working as a weekend anchor at KPHO in Phoenix. Busch will begin his new job in May.

Paul Milliken joins the WAGA morning team as a reporter. Before moving to Atlanta, Milliken was the morning meteorologist and traffic reporter at WRIC in Richmond.

Jeff Valin joins WTNH in Hartford-New Haven as a weekend morning anchor and reporter. A New England native, Valin has most recently worked as a freelance reporter with New England Cable News in Boston. Read more

WBBH Anchor Len Jennings to Join KMBC-KCWE

KMBC-KCWE has hired anchor Len Jennings, the Kansas City ABC-affiliate announced today.

Jennings will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Kelly Eckerman. He joins KMBC from WBBH-WZVN in Fort Myers, where he has worked since 1997.

“Len brings valuable experience with him,” KMBC news director Sherrie Brown said in a statement. “His reporting skills and strong work ethic are the perfect compliment to our news team.”

WBBH general manager Steve Pontius told staffers today that Jennings’ last day at WBBH will be May 23.

“It’s been great to have him as part of our team and help set the stage for him to fulfill his dreams,” Pontius said.

Lindsay Logue Joins WBBH’s Weeknight Newscasts

Lindsay Logue, who has been working as a weekend anchor for WBBH since last summer, has been named co-anchor of the Fort Myers NBC-affiliate’s 4 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

She started on Tuesday, alongside Len Jennings and meteorologist John Patrick. Logue, 30, had just returned from her honeymoon in Europe.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Logue joined WBBH in 2009 as a reporter covering Collier County.