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Morgan Fogarty on Returning to WCCB: ‘You have to go with your gut even if it’s scary’

Morgan Fogarty, who rejoined WCCB last week just three weeks after the launch of Al Jazeera America, talks to the Charlotte Observer about what led to her quick decision to return to local television:

“I think for a lot of television people, there’s always that itch you want to scratch about life beyond local TV. And I scratched it,” Fogarty says. “I really missed Charlotte. My husband really missed Charlotte. We adored it here. That feeling really hit home when we weren’t here. You don’t realize what you don’t have until you don’t have it any more.”

It wasn’t long after getting to New York and seeing what the lifestyle and commute would be like, Fogarty says, she realized it just wasn’t for her. Al Jazeera was a remarkable place to work and its staff was excellent, she says, but she and her husband wanted to come back. Read more

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Three Weeks After Al Jazeera America’s Launch, Morgan Fogarty Rejoins WCCB

Just two months after the announcement of her hire at Al Jazeera America, Morgan Fogarty is returning to WCCB in Charlotte.

“Fogarty said the idea of going to New York seemed like the right thing to do but she came to the decision with her husband, Jeremy, to return to Charlotte,” WCCB said in a statement. “She is excited to re-unite with her colleagues at WCCB.”

Fogarty was a New York City based anchor for Al Jazeera America, which launched August 20. She returns to the CW affiliate in her old role as co-anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast, alongside Christine Noel and Kirk Hawkins.

On the Move, 8/7/13

Morgan Fogarty joins Al Jazeera America as a news anchor based in New York City. She comes from WCCB in Charlotte, where she was an anchor.

After a year freelancing for WCVB in Boston, Liam Martin becomes a full-time staff reporter.

Kate Larsen moves to KNBC in Los Angeles from KXTV in Sacramento. Larsen will be a freelance reporter at KNBC.

Demetrius Ivory joins WGN in Chicago as a morning meteorologist. He comes from WTAE in Pittsburgh, where he has worked for the past eight years. Read more

Jonathan Betz, Morgan Fogarty, Del Walters Joining Al Jazeera America

Jonathan Betz, Morgan Fogarty and Del Walters are leaving local news to join Al Jazeera America, the network announced today.

Betz, Fogarty and Walters, along with Richelle Carey, who joins the network from HLN, will be anchors based in New York City. Al Jazeera America is slated for an August launch.

“This talented and trusted group of on-air talent is a further indication of the quality and depth of journalism experience that Al Jazeera America is attracting,” AJAM senior executive producer for news and special projects Bob Wheelock said in a statement. “Their previous work across the United States will help to ensure that our daily newscasts include objective reporting on the stories from around the block and around the globe that have a real impact on each American’s lives.”

Betz joins AJAM from WFAA in Dallas, where he has worked as a field reporter and fill-in anchor since 2004. Fogerty previously worked at WCCB in Charlotte, where she has worked for 10 years, most recently as anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast. Walters joins the network from WTOP News Radio. Until 2010, he was an anchor and senior investigative reporter at WJLA in Washington, D.C.

TVNewser has more on the hires.

Morgan Fogarty Leaving WCCB For ‘National TV News Opportunity’

Morgan Fogarty, anchor for Charlotte FOX affiliate WCCB is leaving the station for a “national TV News opportunity.

The station announced the move on its facebook page saying, “We are so thankful for the amazing 8 years she has worked for our station. She will definitely be missed but we are proud of her and wish her nothing but continued success. Morgan will continue to serve as our news anchor through July.”

Fogarty started at WCCB in Februarty 2005 as a morning anchor. In 2011, she was named 10:00 p.m. anchor along with Israel Balderas who left the station last month. Before coming to WCCVB, On her facebook page, she told viewers she couldn’t comment on where she was going yet.

WCCB is set to lose its FOX affiliation and become a CW affiliate on July 1.

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Charlotte’s WCCB Introduces New 10 p.m. Anchor Team in Wake of Blakely’s Newsroom Brawl

Following anchor Brien Blakely‘s newsroom tussle and eventual firing, Charlotte’s WCCB has announced a major on-air shake-up.

The Fox-affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast, previously the domain of Blakely and Rebecca Clark, will now be anchored by Morgan Fogarty and Israel Balderas.

Fogarty has been with WCCB since 2005, where she has most recently co-hosted “Fox News Edge,” a fast-paced news and entertainment show that follows the station’s 10 p.m. newscast.

Balderas has been anchoring WCCB’s morning newscast.  Before joining the station, Balderas worked as an investigative reporter for El Paso Fox-affiliate KFOX.

WCCB also announced that Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway will take over as hosts of “Fox News Edge,” where they teamed from 2004 to 2006.

WCCB fired Blakely on January 21, three days after he was involved in a fight with Edward Boyce Jr., a news producer. Read more