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Melanie Sanders Leaves WNCN

Melanie-SandersMelanie Sanders, an evening anchor at NBC affiliate WNCN, has decided to leave the Raleigh- Durham station.

FTVLive reports Sanders was demoted after the station gave three other evening co-anchor spots to Sharon Tazewell. Sanders and Pam Saulsby, who was recently fired, had previously held those positions. Sanders claims she was up for all three anchor spots, but the station gave her a low-ball offer and she declined.

Sanders writes on her Facebook page:

So many wonderful memories! After 11 years at WNCN, this Friday I will say goodbye. I will forever be grateful for the lifelong friends I have made here and the amazing experiences. Covering the Stanley Cup Championship, allowing Howard Stern to humiliate me by making me sing “Row Row Row Your Boat, and just the day to day newsroom chatter…I will cherish it all.  But when I was offered a contract to anchor the three evening newscasts, I decided the terms were not attractive enough for me to be away from my family every evening. So I’m looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life. I’ll keep you posted.

Sanders’ last day is Friday.

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Sharon Tazewell Named Evening Anchor at WNCN

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 9.42.46 AMA month after anchor Pam Saulsby announced she’d been fired after twenty years at Raleigh-Durham NBC affiliate WNCN, the station has named Sharon Tazewell its new evening co-anchor, debuting Monday night alongside Mike Gonzalez.

“Thank you to all my morning viewers,” Tazewell wrote on Facebook. “It’s been a great run!”

Tazewell had been morning anchor at WNCN. A replacement on the morning team has not been named.

Pam Saulsby Out at WNCN

WNCN anchor Pam Saulsby says she’s been fired from the Raleigh-Durham, NC, NBC affiliate.

WNCN GM Douglas Hamilton confirmed with TVSpy, Saulsby no longer worked at the station.

“We wish her wonderfully well,” WNCN news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor told the News & Observer. “I honor and respect her and appreciate all she has done in the community.”

Saulsby worked at Raleigh-Durham CBS affiliate WRAL for 20 years before coming to WNCN in September 2012.

Sean Maroney Named WNCN Evening Anchor

maroney_wncnRaleigh, NC, NBC affiliate WNCN has named Sean Maroney evening anchor.

Maroney will anchor alongside Melanie Sanders at 6:00 p.m., Pam Saulsby at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. and chief meteorologist Wes Hohenstein at 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m.

“Sean hit the ground running the moment he joined our team,” WNCN director of content Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. “He is the embodiment of our brand — smart, creative, compassionate and hard-working.”

Before coming to WNCN in May 2013, Maroney worked for Voice of America.

Pam Saulsby Joins WNCN as Evening Anchor

Raleigh-Durham NBC-affiliate WNCN will have a new evening co-anchor next month: Pam Saulsby, until last year was an anchor at rival station WRAL.

Saulsby signed off from WRAL last year after 20 years with the CBS-affiliate. In her new role at WNCN, she will co-anchor the 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Penn Holderness (pictured with Saulsby) and chief meteorologist Wes Hohenstein, as well as produce reports for the station.

“We are thrilled to have Pam join our team,” news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. “Her deep roots and passion for storytelling in this community make her an outstanding choice. Penn and Pam are a dynamic duo committed to the things that truly matter and helping people everyday.”

Former WPIX Anchor Jackie Hyland Joins WRAL

Jackie Hyland (pictured, right) who was cut loose from New York City’s WPIX in March when her contract was not renewed, will debut September 27 as evening anchor on WRAL, the CBS-affiliate in Raleigh-Durham.

Hyland’s addition to the news team was announced by the station along with a handful of changes to the talent lineup. Hyland will be paired with longtime WRAL anchor Gerald Owens on the 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts; she will replace anchor Debra Morgan, who will take over the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts from Pam Saulsby.

Saulsby, who has been with the station since 1991, is leaving to pursue “other opportunities outside of the station,” according to the WRAL release. She will continue to co-anchor the noon newscast until later this fall, but her final evening newscasts will be later this week. Read more