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KSNV Adding Another Hour of News

Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV is adding an hour of news at 3:00 p.m.

Jeff Gillan will begin anchoring the new newscast starting Monday.

The added hour of news shifts syndicated shows “The Doctors” and “Dr. Phil” one hour earlier. “The Doctors” will begin airing at 1:00 p.m. and “Dr. Phil” will air at 2:00 p.m. KSNV general manager Lisa Howfield told TVNewsCheck, “We have not forgotten the fans of “Days of Our Lives.” We have made arrangements with NBC and Sinclair Broadcast Group to broadcast “Days of our Lives” at its normal time 1 p.m. each day” on Sinclair’s CW affiliate KVCW.

In June, KSNV announced it was adding a 7:00 p.m. newscast.

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KSNV Adds 7 p.m. Newscast, Shuffles Fall Anchor Lineup

KSNV will debut a 7 p.m. newscast and shuffle its anchor lineup this fall, the Las Vegas NBC affiliate announced today.

The 7 p.m. newscast will be anchored by Jim Synder and Jessica Moore, who currently anchor the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts. The pair will continue to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast.

In place of Synder and Moore at 11 p.m., Reed Cowan, who currently anchors at 4 p.m., will add the 11 p.m. newscast to his schedule. He will anchor alongside Mackenzie Warren, who is currently a KSNV reporter.

Weekend evening anchor Gerard Ramalho will move to weekdays, anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast alongside Marie Mortera. On weekends, Krystal Allen moves from mornings to evenings. Michelle Velez will be the new weekend morning anchor.

“These are very exciting times at News 3 as KSNV prepares to launch the only 7:00 p.m. newscast in southern Nevada,” VP-GM Lisa Howfield said in a statement. “We are genuinely thrilled to expand our news operation to cover all the important stories with a team of dedicated journalists in the field and at the anchor desk.”

“Ralston Reports,” which currently airs at 7:30 p.m., will shift an hour earlier to 6:30 p.m.

The full anchor lineup is in KSNV’s press release after the jump. Read more

KSNV In Las Vegas May Be Sorry Election is Over

KSNV, the NBC affiliate for Las Vegas, may be sorry to see the election end, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.

The report said Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group estimated the presidential campaign alone will spend at least $1 billion on TV ads this year.  For KSNV, that meant 80 percent of its ad inventory was campaign related.

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 21, more ads aired there than in any other market except Denver, according to the Wesleyan Media Project. Democrats ran 4,551 of the spots vs. 3,506 by Republicans. Since the start of 2012, no other station in the U.S. has run more ads than KSNV, according to CMAG. The station has broadcast 20,282 political spots so far this year. “What did we used to do with our time?” asks (KSNV vice president and general manager Lisa) Howfield. Read more

Anchor Dan Ball Out at KSNV in Las Vegas

Anchor Dan Ball has been cut loose at KSNV, the NBC-affiliate in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ball’s last day was Monday, general manager Lisa Howfield said. Ball anchored the 4 p.m. newscast with Marie Mortera and the 11 p.m. newscast with Jessica Moore.

“All things must come to an end, so after nearly 4 years with KSNV News, the time has come to move on … I have enjoyed working at Channel 3!” Ball wrote on Twitter.

The Review-Journal describes Ball’s time at KSNV as “sometimes turbulent,” reporting that the anchor was “regularly at odds with management and fellow staffers.”

>Update: Howfield confirms to TVSpy that Ball is no longer with the station, but says it is KSNV policy not to comment on personnel matters.

Intermountain West NBC-Affiliates Launch New Websites, Plan for Mobile Apps

Four NBC-affiliates owned by Intermountain West Communications have launched redesigned websites as part of a digital overhaul effort that also includes plans to develop mobile smartphone apps for the stations.

The redesign applies to three Intermountain stations in Nevada — KSNV in Las Vegas, KENV in Elko and KRNV in Reno — along with one station in Idaho Falls, KPVI. The new website design allows automatic downloads of  news digital content, like slideshows and video, as well as integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read more

KSNV Files First Response to Sue Manteris’s Discrimination Lawsuit

Attorneys representing KSNV, the Las Vegas station named in a discrimination lawsuit filed by former anchor Sue Manteris, asked a federal judge on Wednesday to require Manteris to settle her dispute with the station through arbitration.

KSNV’s lawyers at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. claim that Manteris signed eight contracts in her 22 years with the station — the last five of which stipulate that any employment disputes be settled through arbitration.

“Accordingly, the court should order this case to binding arbitration immediately and stay this matter pending the outcome of the case,” they wrote to U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro.

In their filing, station lawyers also claim that the first internal complaint Manteris filed was after she was informed that her contract, which is worth $190,000 annually, would not be renewed when it expired on June 10. KSNV attorneys did not say why they preferred the case to be arbitrated, but arbitration proceedings and case files are closed to the public.

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Sue Manteris Breaks Silence on Lawsuit

Sue Manteris is speaking out about the discrimination lawsuit she filed against KSNV.

Manteris, who had been with the NBC Las Vegas affiliate for 22 years before her final broadcast on Thursday, claims that KSNV’s decision not to renew her contract was based on racial, age, and gender discrimination. She called the lawsuit “a fight I could not run away from.”

“Cost-cutting measures cannot target all minority workers in a department, and women over 40 only; not in this millennium, not in this country,” Manteris said. “Unfortunately, some businesses still need to learn that.”

The lawsuit, which was filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, names Valley Broadcasting Co., the owner of KSNV. It also names news director Bob Stoldal, general manager Lisa Howfield, and KSNV attorney Douglas Roman Hill.