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On the Move, 1/17/14

Todd Piro has been promoted to morning co-anchor at WVIT, the NBC owned station in Hartford-New Haven.

Keli Fulton joins Comcast SportsNet in Washington, DC. She was most recently an anchor and traffic reporter at WPTV in West Palm Beach.

Steve Kuzj moves from Phoenix to Los Angeles as he becomes a reporter for KTLA. Previously, Kuzj worked at KNXV.

Peggy Bunker joins KNTV in San Francisco as midday anchor. She previously was the morning anchor at KOMO in Seattle.

Rahel Solomon joins KCNC in Denver from WSAZ in Huntington, W. Va. Read more

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Former KOMO Anchor Peggy Bunker Joins KNTV

peggy bunkerPeggy Bunker is joining KNTV, the NBC owned station in San Francisco. In her new role, Bunker will anchor the 11 a.m. newscast, as well as serving as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for the station’s morning newscast.

Bunker most recently worked at Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO, where she was the morning and midday anchor. She is a former anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning” for ABC News.

“We’re happy to have a journalist of Peggy’s caliber joining our newsroom. She brings with her a wealth of experience at both the local and national news levels,” KNTV vice president of news Jonathan Mitchell said in a statement.

More from NBC after the jump. Read more

Morning Anchor Peggy Bunker Leaving KOMO

Peggy Bunker is leaving Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO, according to a staff memo obtained by NewsBlues.

“Peggy has decided to spend some quality time with the twins and see where [her husband's] career takes their family before deciding on her next career move,” news director Holly Gauntt wrote. “Peggy has done what many of us have, she’s traveled the country getting experience and building her career. Her husband has been at her side, making the trek to bigger markets as her career took off. Now it’s Peggy’s turn to be at his side.”

Bunker is a former anchor of ABC’s “World News Now.” She joined KOMO in 2011.

NewsBlues reports that Bunker will be replaced by Liz Dueweke, the morning anchor at KOKH in Oklahoma City, beginning in April.

Veteran Seattle Anchor Brad Goode Joins KOMO

Remaking its anchor lineup, KOMO has hired Brad Goode, who left crosstown rival KING back in June, to co-anchor its morning newscast alongside Peggy Bunker.

Goode spent six years anchoring KING’s a.m. newscast but left the NBC-affiliate this summer after he was reportedly unable to agree on the terms of a new contract with station management.  Since leaving KING, Goode has been reporting for CNBC, where he worked earlier in his career.

In addition to introducing a new morning anchor team, KOMO promoted Molly Shen, who currently anchors the morning show, to the 5 p.m. newscast, where she’ll join Eric Johnson. Read more

On the Move, 10/21/2011

Josh Boose, an anchor-reporter at Buffalo’s WGRZ, is joining Cleveland’s WEWS as a reporter. He starts at the end of November.

After a two-year break from the news business, Chris Ramirez has been hired as a reporter at Albequerque’s KOB. He was previously a reporter for rival station KOAT.

Kay Norred has been promoted to news director at WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA.

After nine years as an anchor at the station, Raymond Mesa has been promoted to news director at KWHY, the independent Spanish-language station in Los Angeles. Read more

Former KDVR Morning Anchor Peggy Bunker Set to Take Over ABC’s ‘World News Now’

Peggy Bunker, who left Denver’s KDVR last year after anchoring the Fox-affiliate’s morning newscast for three years, is set to become the face of ABC’s “World News Now.”

TVSpy has learned that Bunker has been chosen to succeed Vinita Nair, who is leaving the overnight news program program after three years.

Since departing Denver last spring, Bunker has been working as a correspondent for CBS’s Newspath.  She has a long and diverse resume that includes stints with KOMO, HGTV, Court TV, and New York’s News 12.

An ABC spokesperson says that Bunker will be “filling in for two months,” but her role could likely extend beyond that.

Bunker is perhaps best known for a two-year legal battle with her former fiance over the custody of the couple’s dogs. She eventually won. Video of Bunker in action after the jump… Read more