Swanson, who came to Orlando from Seattle in 2011, said family reasons were behind the decision to leave. “Gaard’s family lives in Seattle. He’s been flying back and forth,” WKMG general manager Skip Valet told Boedeker. “His wife has a job she loves. His children are entrenched there. We don’t want to lose Gaard. He’s well liked in the newsroom.”
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Bridgett Williams takes over today as WKMG‘s morning anchor, shifting into the time slot Laura Diaz left last week. Diaz announced she was leaving the station because she is “too down to earth to be an on-air personality.”
Before her new assignment, Williams was anchoring the weekend morning shows and the 11 p.m. Sunday news. She has been at WMKG since 2010, when she moved to Orlando from Augusta’s WAGT. She is the sister of Weather Channel meteorologist Scott Williams.
Ryan Chiaverini becomes co-host of Chicago’s ABC O&O WLS-TV’s new, talk and entertainment show “Windy City LIVE,” which airs weekday mornings at 9 AM. Formerly, he was the sports anchor for ABC 7′s top-rated weekend newscasts.
Jason Allen moves to CBS O&O KTVT in Dallas as a reporter. He previously worked for WFTV in Orlando.
Morgan Adsit becomes a weekend sports anchor and reporter for Baltimore Fox-affiliate WBFF. She previously worked as a sports anchor-reporter for KLRT in Little Rock.
Austin comes to WKMG after serving as a morning anchor for Oklahoma City’s KOKH.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Matt help wake up Central Florida,” said Skip Valet, WKMG’s vice president and general manager, in announcing the hiring. “His knowledge of our community, his passion for the news and his love of mornings make him the perfect addition to our dynamic team.”
Austin says that he’s excited to return to Florida, where he was born and where he attended college at Florida State University: “This is truly a dream job for me.” Read more
As a blizzard swept through Oklahoma in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City stations were there to greet it.
KWTV was the first to begin its local news coverage. The CBS-affiliate began at 3:50 a.m., 40 minutes earlier than its regular start time.