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Liz Dueweke Jumps From KOMO to KCPQ

lizDueweke_photo2After a year at Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO, Liz Dueweke is joining rival KCPQ. Duewke, who was the morning anchor at KOMO, will serve in the same role at Fox affiliate KCPQ beginning April 28.

“I am excited to have Liz join our incredibly talented team on Q13 FOX News This Morning. Liz is a very skilled anchor who strikes the right balance between being a serious journalist while also putting a smile on your face in the morning.  She is a perfect fit for our morning newscast,” KCPQ news director Erica Hill said in a statement.

Dueweke will anchor alongside Bill Wixey weekdays from 5-10 a.m. Kaci Aitchison, who currently serves as Wixey’s co-anchor, will host various features and segments throughout the morning, according to KCPQ. Brien Blakely, Kelly O’Connell and Tim Joyce will host from 4:30-5 a.m.

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2 Dead After KOMO Helicopter Crashes in Seattle

The KOMO news helicopter has crashed near Fisher Plaza in Seattle. Kelly Koopmans, a reporter and anchor at the ABC affiliate, is tweeting from the scene:

Koopmans said the chopper crashed into at least two cars on the ground.

>More: Watch’s KOMO’s live report on the chopper crash here.

>More: The Associated Press says casualties have been reported in the crash:

The station says the copter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.

The copter and cars exploded in flames and casualties were reported. People in the area reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police responded.

>More: The Seattle Fire Department reported via Twitter two people were killed in the crash. Seattle NBC affiliate KING, which operates the chopper in a joint partnership with KOMO, is reporting a third person is in critical condition.

>More: Video from the aftermath of the crash is after the jump. Read more

Wendy Suares Joins KOKH as Morning Anchor

KOKH has been busy adding to its on-air roster. We reported earlier today the Oklahoma City FOX affiliate is bringing on two new reporters in the next couple of weeks. The station has also confirmed Wendy Suares will be the new morning co-anchor.

“We’re thrilled to have Wendy join the Fox 25 Morning News team,” KOKH news director Adam Pursch told TVSpy. “She’s a tremendous talent, and she understands what our viewers expect us to provide every morning.”

Suares will replace Liz Dueweke who left the station for KOMO in Seattle. Suares was a victim of the layoffs that hit Little Rock’s KARK and sister station KLRT after KARK’s owner, Nexstar, took over management of KLRT in December. Read more

On the Move, 4/2/13

Michaela Pereira joins CNN as the news anchor for the network’s new morning show. For the past nine years, she has anchored the morning newscast at KTLA in Los Angeles.

WISN weekend sports anchor and reporter Dario Melendez is joining ESPN in Bristol, Conn.

Janet Rodriguez joins the Telemundo News Network as a national correspondent based in Chicago.  Previously, she was a reporter for Telemundo’s KTAZ in Phoenix.

After nearly five years as a reporter at WXYZ in Detroit, Tom Wait moves home to Los Angeles as he joins KCBS. Read more

Morning Anchor Peggy Bunker Leaving KOMO

Peggy Bunker is leaving Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO, according to a staff memo obtained by NewsBlues.

“Peggy has decided to spend some quality time with the twins and see where [her husband's] career takes their family before deciding on her next career move,” news director Holly Gauntt wrote. “Peggy has done what many of us have, she’s traveled the country getting experience and building her career. Her husband has been at her side, making the trek to bigger markets as her career took off. Now it’s Peggy’s turn to be at his side.”

Bunker is a former anchor of ABC’s “World News Now.” She joined KOMO in 2011.

NewsBlues reports that Bunker will be replaced by Liz Dueweke, the morning anchor at KOKH in Oklahoma City, beginning in April.