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WABC Operations Manager Dies Suddenly

Ted Holtzclaw, the operations manager at WABC in New York City, died suddenly yesterday. He was 53.

Liz Cho, an anchor at the ABC O&O, fought back tears as she reported the news (video above). “In this business we cover stories like this, ones that remind us about how incredibly fragile life is,” Cho said. “All of us here at Eyewitness News are feeling that pain especially hard today.”

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On the Move, 5/19/11

Andre Hepkins joins KMOV in St. Louis as a weekday anchor-reporter, anchoring the weekday 6 p.m. newscasts and reporting for the weeknight 10 p.m. news. Previously, Hepkins was a reporter and fill-in anchor at Miami’s WSVN.

Rob Munoz joins KSNV in Las Vegas as a reporter from KXXV in Waco.

Alexis Rivera joins WSVN in Miami as a reporter from WPBF in West Palm
Beach.

Diana Perez joins Boston’s WBZ as a reporter/fill-in anchor from WVIT in Hartford.

Ann Sterling joins KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles as a freelance reporter from weekday morning anchor at KOKI-TV in Tulsa. Read more

Anchor Shakeup at WABC, as Station Launches Post-’Oprah’ 4pm Newscast

As WABC prepares for its post-Oprah life, the ABC flagship is making anchor changes to its late night newscast as well.

In an email obtained by TVSpy, VP & news director Kenny Plotnik announced 11pm co-anchor Liz Cho (right) will be the co-anchor of the new “Eyewitness News…First at 4″ alongside David Novarro.

Sade Baderinwa, who currently co-anchors the 5pm with Diana Williams will now add 11pm duties next to Bill Ritter.

Cho continues at 6pm with Ritter.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Liz’s credentials and rapport with our viewers to tackle this important new assignment,” writes Plotnick. “And it will be exciting to watch David assume this new level of responsibility in his home town.”

Novarro returned to WABC last year after a stint in Chicago where he anchored at WFLD Fox Chicago. He’d spent 14 years at WABC in his first go-round.

Plotnick’s memo after the jump… Read more

‘Gay Anchorman’ Charles Perez Continues to Rip WABC

Unable to speak about his time with Miami’s WPLG due to an ongoing legal battle, Charles Perez is going after another former employer: WABC.

In his new book, “Confessions of a Gay Anchorman,” Perez doesn’t mince words when it comes to his former colleagues at WABC, including Liz Cho, Diana Williams, Bill Ritter, and Sam Champion.

And while his criticism of the ABC flagship only makes up a small portion of the book, Perez continues to rip the station in a new interview with TVSpy sister site FishbowlNY.

“To me it’s not about any of the people I mentioned,” Perez tells FishbowlNY. “It was about how shocked I was to get to a place that I thought was going to be about professionalism and journalism. In my experience, it was about ego more than anything. It was a culture of inflated egos and inefficiency.” Read more at FishbowlNY

‘Confessions of a Gay Anchorman’: Former Anchor Charles Perez Rips WABC

Locked in a legal battle with Miami’s WPLG, Charles Perez is causing a stir with a new book in which he criticizes another former employer: WABC.

In the book, titled “Confessions of a Gay Anchorman, Perez goes after many of his former colleagues at WABC, including Liz Cho, Diana Williams, Bill Ritter, and Sam Champion.

While Perez is barred from talking about his time at WPLG, which ended in 2009 with the former anchor saying that he was fired for being “too gay,” he has felt the need to trash WABC, where he worked for two years.

Reporting on the new book, which is out February 1st, Richard Huff of the Daily News points to this especially damning critique of the ABC flagship:

Bottom Line: WABC was by far the most overstaffed facility I’ve ever worked in; it was the slowest at doing anything… In addition, nearly everyone, including myself, was paid stupid amounts of money.

Several industry sources have told TVSpy that Perez’s account of WABC is off base. “It’s much ado about nothing,” said one source.

Scott Clark Says Goodbye to WABC, and New York

After nearly 25 years at WABC-TV in New York, sports anchor Scott Clark said goodbye at the end of last night’s 11pm newscast, “on his terms” added anchor Liz Cho.

“Although I’ll always be from the great state of Ohio, I’ve had the privilege over the years of becoming a true New Yorker, with your help. I’ve grown up here, I got sober here, I went through 9/11 here. I will never forget. But my family awaits. They’ve asked me for more time and I will give them that.”

On his blog yesterday, anchor Bill Ritter wrote about Clark’s departure as a rare anchor change at the station. “I feel like a relative newcomer, although I’ve been at ABC for 18 years and at this station for more than 12. Maybe it’s because I replaced someone (Bill Beutel) who worked here for 35 years. Our two newest weekday anchors – Liz Cho and Sade Baderinwa – are each now in their eighth year. Veterans, and well-known. In fact, most people here can easily say that they’ve been at this station longer than at any other job in their lives.”