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“We’re restructuring the sports staff between our TV & radio properties, as we also own the local ESPN radio affiliate,” news director Jerry Post told TVSPy. “Ben has done a tremendous job for us as Sports Director, but this move made the best strategic and financial sense going forward.”
Jerry Post, the KXLY news director, told TVSpy the station was going with a single anchor for the 5 and 6 p.m. news. “I can’t comment on Mike’s departure, other than to say he’s a great guy with a bright future ahead. Looking ahead, we feel very comfortable with Nadine Woodward as our main anchor, so there are no plans to replace Mike.”
Gonzalez, who was also the host of KXLY’s Latin cultural and cooking show, “En La Cocina,” came to the station from Omaha, NE where he was an anchor and reporter. He previously worked at KOLN-KGIN in Lincoln, NE and KOMU in Columbia, MO.
KXLY, the Spokane ABC affiliate, is making some in-house changes to their talent lineup this fall: the morning team is going to evenings and the evening team is going to mornings.
Beginning September 12, Nadine Woodward and Mike Gonzalez — currently the station’s morning anchors — will take over the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts. That same day, Robyn Nance (pictured) and Derek Deis will debut as the morning anchor team for the station. Nance is currently the anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts; Deis is currently the KXLY sports director.
“This move is going to be great for everyone involved,” Nance said in a statement. “Mike and Nadine work so well together and Nadine is really at home in the evenings. I also feel so comfortable with the morning news. It’s where I got my start and I love the idea of helping people get their day started.”
Stephen Cropper is staying in the Pittsburgh market, becoming the new chief meteorologist for WPXI. Cropper leaves WTAE where he has been since 1995.
Matt Lorch is moving home to Seattle, where he’s set to become the new 5 p.m. anchor for KCPQ. He leaves Boston’s WHDH where he anchored early evenings and reported.
Don Teague joins Fox O&O KRIV in Houston as primary anchor. Teague departs CBS News where he was a Texas-based correspondent for the last two years, and prior, was with NBC News based in Dallas and Atlanta.