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John Harding Leaving KKTV for Real Estate Business

harding_kktvJohn Harding, co-anchor of the KKTV morning news, is leaving the Colorado Springs CBS affiliate to concentrate on his real estate business.

This is the second time Harding has left the station. He worked at the station from 1997 until 1999 before leaving to work as an anchor/reporter at KTHV in Little Rock, AR, and then WTSP in Tampa, FL. He returned as a morning anchor in 2007 and currently co-anchors with Stacia Naquin.

KKTV general manager Nick Matesi told The Gazette the station won’t rush to hire  a replacement, “We’re going to take our time to make sure we get the right person to fit in with Stacia, meteorologist Branden Borremans, traffic reporter James Brown and the rest of the crew.”

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KKTV Gets a New Home in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs CBS-affiliate KKTV is plotting a move early next year, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

The station purchased an 8,000-square foot building in downtown Colorado Springs, and plans to outfit the new space with all new equipment, rather than shuttling the old equipment to the new newsroom.

“Technologically, we’re really going to go state of the art with it,” VP-GM Nick Matesi told the Gazette. “We’re trying to build the TV station for tomorrow, and not just a TV station but a media outlet — so much is about digital now and incorporating that into the workflow.” Read more

Shannon Brinias Leaving Colorado Springs for Anchor Job in Sacramento

Shannon Brinias is leaving Colorado Springs CBS-affiliate KKTV for a job at CBS O&O KOVR in Sacramento.

“Change is inevitable,” Brinias told viewers in a video posted on her Facebook page, announcing her departure. “When you get tapped on the shoulder for a new opportunity, sometimes you have to take it.”

Brinias joined KKTV in 2006 and co-anchored the station’s 5:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She will be a main anchor at KOVR.

“It’s a great opportunity for her,” KKTV general manager Nick Matesi told The Gazette recently. “It’s not very often you get a main anchor position in a top 20 market, so I don’t blame her one bit for taking the opportunity.”

Nick Matesi Returns to KKTV as VP-GM

Nick Matesi, who was news director at KKTV in Colorado Springs from 2003-2008, is returning to the station as vice president and general manager of the Colorado Springs CBS affiliate next month.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Matesi, who is currently VP-GM of KOLO in Reno, will replace Tim Merritt at KKTV. “I have such mixed emotions about this transfer and will miss all the wonderful people in Colorado Springs,” Merritt told The Gazette. “Yet I’m so happy to get my family closer to the family we have on the East Coast … in the end, that’s what it’s all about.” Merritt will also return to a former place of employment — WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA.

Matesi said the Colorado Springs market is even more competitive than it was when he left. “The station is doing a lot of things right and we’ll see how we can take things to the next level,” he said.