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Weekend Anchor and Morning Producer Reportedly Out at WTHR

wthr_croppedThe Indianapolis Business Journal reports WTHR weekend morning anchor Nicole Pence and morning producer Brian Fetting are no longer with the Indianapolis NBC station.

According to the IBJ, Pence, the Indiana Governor’s niece, “abruptly departed from the station this week.” Her bio has been taken down from the station website.

>UPDATE: Matthew Kingsley, Pence’s agent told TVSPY, “Nicole Pence has turned this over to her legal counsel, John Taylor at Faegre Baker Daniels. Mr. Taylor is handling it and is also working alongside Pence’s media agent, Matthew Kingsley, with 3 Kings Entertainment.”

Kingsley would only refer to the statement when TVSpy asked for clarification.

Separately, a TVSpy tipster told us Fetting left the station earlier this week following a story about Donald Trump‘s wife Melania. She had testified in an Indianapolis courtroom about a lawsuit involving her skincare company. Trump reportedly was critical of a story on WTHR’s morning show.

Pence had been with WTHR for about a year and half. She came to the station from WLEX in Lexington, KY.

TVSpy has asked a station spokesperson for comment but has yet to hear back.

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Anchor Julie Dolan Joins WLEX From WEHT

Julie Dolan is the new morning co-anchor Lexington NBC affiliate WLEX, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Dolan joins WLEX from WEHT in Evansville, where she has worked since 2007, most recently as the morning anchor. At WLEX, she will anchor from 4:30 to 7 a.m. alongside Chris Goodman.

“When we put Julie on the set for her newscast audition, it was as if Chris and Julie had worked together forever,” WLEX news director Bruce Carter told the Herald-Leader. “They had great chemistry, and it was just the perfect match.” Read more

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Robert Moses signs on as a full-time general assignment reporter at WNYW in New York City. Previously, he was a reporter at KSTP in Minneapolis.

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Anchor Nicole Pence Leaving WLEX for WTHR

WLEX morning anchor Nicole Pence is leaving the station later this month to join WTHR, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Pence joined the Lexington NBC-affiliate in 2008 as a reporter and was promoted to morning c0-anchor in 2009. At WTHR, she will anchor the weekend morning newscasts and report during the week.

Pence, an Indiana native, told the Herald-Leader that WTHR, the NBC-affiliate in Indianapolis, was her “dream station.”

WLEX news director Bruce Carter said the station is currently conducting a national search for Pence’s replacement, though internal candidates are also being considered.

Lexington’s WLEX Adding Early Morning Newscast

WLEX, the NBC-affiliate in Lexington, will launch a 4:30 a.m. newscast on Monday.

“It’s just a natural extension of what we’re doing already,” news director Bruce Carter told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “I remember years ago, people asked who’s going to watch at 5 a.m., and we have tremendous ratings at 5. So we know there’s an audience out there at 4:30 a.m.”

The extra-half hour will be helmed by Chris Goodman and Nicole Pence, who currently anchor the station’s 5-7 a.m. newscast.