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NYC Stations Cover East Harlem Explosion

Stations in New York City spent several hours this morning covering a building explosion in East Harlem that caused the death of at least two people.

ABC-owned WABC was the first to report the news, breaking in to “Live! With Kelly and Michael” at 9:43 a.m. Ken Rosato and Michelle Charlesworth anchored. WABC had Kimberly Richardson, Rob Nelson and Sarah Wallace on the scene and Marcus Solis live from Harlem Hospital.

CBS-owned WCBS reported the explosion at 9:45 a.m., breaking into “The Queen Latifah Show” for a report anchored by Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi. Don Champion, Hazel Sanchez and John Slattery reported from East Harlem.

NBC-owned WNBC broke in to the fourth hour of “Today” with the news at 9:48 a.m. Michael Gargiulo anchored, with Jonathan Vigliotti, Michael George, Tracie Stahan and Telemundo’s Pablo Gutierrez reporting.

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto reported the news at 9:49 on Fox-owned WNYW. Liz Dahlem and Ti-Hua Chang reported for the station from the scene.

CW affiliate WPIX reported the news at 9:53 a.m. with Kori Chambers, Dan Mannarino and Sukanya Krishnan anchoring. James Ford reported from East Harlem.

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On the Move, 12/20/13

Jason Knowles has been promoted to consumer investigative unit from general assignment reporter at WLS in Chicago.

Michael George joins WNBC in New York as an MMJ. Michael had been an investigative reporter and MMJ for WFTS in Tampa.

Tom Wait joins KCBS in Los Angeles as a staff reporter covering the Inland Empire. Tom has been a freelance reporter for the station since March of this year.

Jenny Anchondo joins KDFW in Dallas as weekend morning anchor and reporter. Jenny has been weekday morning anchor for WXIN in Indianapolis.

Neeha Curtis joins KDFW in Dallas as a freelance reporter. Previously she was an anchor at KETK in Tyler, TX.

Christina Rendon joins KTVU in San Francisco as a reporter. Previously she was a reporter for KTVX in Salt Lake City.

Nick Emmons joins WHDH in Boston as anchor and reporter.  Nick left KDVR-KWGN where he was an anchor. Read more

Seven reporters have left WTMJ since January

A sea change is occurring along Lake Michigan.

Since January, six reporters have left Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate WTMJMichael George, Melanie Stout, Aaron Diamant, George Mallet, Mick Trevey, and Lauren Leamanczyk.

Now you can add Heather Shannon who announced next Friday will be her last day as a reporter with the station.

So is there anything unusual going on at this NBC affiliate?

“No, not at all,” Bill Berra, vice president of news at Journal Broadcast group, tells TVSpy. “They were all hired at about the same time, and through various mechanization of contracts, they all went on to do bigger and better jobs.”

George, Diamant, Mallet, and Leamanczyk have all left Milwaukee for on-air jobs in other markets. “I think it shows the vitality that has returned to the hiring in TV news jobs,” Berra tells us.

As for Shannon, Stout, and Trevy, who are all leaving the business, Berra pointed out TV news isn’t for everyone. “Journalism has a fallback: it’s not a 9-5 job,” he says. “It’s 24/7, you can get called in, you can work at odd hours. When you’re young, and you have a family, and you’re presented with a better situation, you should probably take it.”

“I’m excited for all of them,” he says. “It makes me happy.”