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Former Buffalo Meteorologist Lands in Louisville

shaw signing whas croppedBryan Shaw, the meteorologist who reportedly made a quick exit from Buffalo’s WIVB, has been hired in Louisville, KY.

WHAS GM Linda Danna confirmed with TVSpy Shaw will be the weekend weather guy and will also work as a general assignment reporter.

“I can now announce that I have accepted a position with WHAS in Louisville,” Shaw wrote on his facebook page. “I start July 7th and will be leaving WNY at the end of the month. Thank you everyone for your kind words over the past two weeks and please keep in touch!”

Shaw has also worked at WOWK in Huntington, WV, and WOAY in Beckley, WV.

[The Buffalo News]

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WHAS Hires David Seals as News Director

whas logo_304x200David Seals has been named news director at Louisville, KY, ABC affiliate WHAS.

WHAS GM Linda Danna confirmed with TVSpy Seals begins his new job June 2. Seals is the assistant news director for Nashville FOX affiliate WZTV.

WHAS initially hired Josh Eure from Gannett owned KPNX in Phoenix but he never started. At the time, Danna told TVSpy Eure “decided to remain in Phoenix” after a flap about his legal troubles surfaced.

Josh Eure Out as WHAS News Director Before He Started

eure_whasJosh Eure, who was scheduled to start Monday as news director for Gannett operated station WHAS will not be coming to the Louisville ABC affiliate after all.

WHAS GM Linda Danna told TVSpy, “Josh has decided to remain in Phoenix.”

>UPDATE: KPNX GM John Misner told TVSpy Eure will stay in his position as assistant ND at the Phoenix station.

In a TVSpy exclusive, Eure responded to reports of his legal troubles in Phoenix as publicized by subscription media site Newsblues who first reported today’s news.

“All of the charges brought against me were dismissed by the State of Arizona due to ‘No reasonable likelihood of conviction,.’ End of story,” wrote Eure. “Since the State itself has opted not to pursue its opportunity to ‘prove me guilty’ it is unconscionable that I should stand accused by a gossip media website.”

Eure was the assistant news director of Gannett’s Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX before being named news director at WHAS.

Josh Eure Named WHAS News Director

eure_whasWHAS has named Josh Eure executive news director supporting the Louisville ABC affiliate.

Eure comes to the Louisville ABC affiliate from Gannett owned Phoenix station KPNX where he was assistant news director.

“Josh is the dynamic leader that we need guiding our award-winning veteran news team,” WHAS president and GM Linda Danna said in a statement. “Josh is adept at the three-screen approach to news gathering and dissemination; a necessity for the WHAS newsroom.”

Before working at KPNX, Eure was a senior producer for ABC World News Now. He also worked as a coordinating producer for World News Now and Good Morning America and at WWOR in New York, WSB in Atlanta and WFOR in Miami.

WHAS is owned by Sander Operating Co. Gannett provides operating services to the station.

[Louisville Courier-Journal]

WHAS News Director Mark Neerman Resigns

WHAS news director Mark Neerman has resigned from the Louisville ABC affiliate, effective immediately, TVSpy has learned.

WHAS general manager Linda Danna announced the news to staffers in an email this afternoon. The email included a statement from Neerman, who said he is “ready for the next challenge.”

“I’ve been very lucky to work with the first-rate team at WHAS 11 and I know they will continue to lead the way in a very competitive market,” Neerman said. “I’m considering a number of options and I look forward to what lies ahead.”

Neerman joined WHAS in 2009 from KNTV in San Francisco, where he was the assistant news director. He previously worked as ND for KVVU in Las Vegas and WTVR in Richmond, Va.

Assistant news director Jim Hice and executive newsroom producer Lena Moore will remain in their current roles, reporting to Danna, until a new news director is named.

Danna did not respond to a request for comment from TVSpy.