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Fiona Gorostiza Joining KSAT to Host Local Lifestyle Show

gorostiza_kdfwSix months after leaving KDFW, Fiona Gorostiza is joining San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT as the host of a new local lifestyle show, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

“It feels so good to be able to return to Texas, and to fulfill my dream of hosting a new program for such a powerful station,” ” Gorostiza said. The Express-News has details on the show, which will debut this fall:

… Two things instantly set KSAT’s “SA Live” apart: It will air in the afternoon, and it will come live from a downtown location — The Buckhorn saloon and museum on Houston Street — rather than a studio.

“The vibrancy at The Buckhorn really lends itself to the type of program we want to produce,” KSAT general manager Phil Lane said.

“SA Live,” described as a variety, game, interview and entertainment show rolled into one, will air at 1 p.m. Katie Couric‘s syndicated “Katie” will be dropped from KSAT’s 2 p.m. hour so ABC’s “General Hospital,” which currently airs at 1 p.m., can slide into that slot.

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Bernice Kearney Promoted to ND at KSAT

ksat logoBernice Kearney has been named news director at San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Kearney replaces Jim Boyle, who has retired from KSAT. In addition to assistant news director, she has also worked as a producer and executive producer at the station.

“Trying to continue the legacy Jim Boyle has created in this community will be a real challenge, but one that I’m proud and honored to accept as we lead KSAT12’s evolution into a multi-media company,” Kearney said in a statement.

“We will greatly miss Jim’s leadership, his vision for KSAT12 and San Antonio, and his unbridled connection to this community,” VP-GM Phil Lane said. “It is with a very heavy heart that we accept his retirement and we know that he will forever be connected to the people he mentored and led for the past 30 years.” [h/t Mike McGuff]

Robert Romine Named President and GM of WSPA

Robert Romine will take over as president and general manager of Media General’s Spartanburg, SC duopoly WSPA-WYCW on September 19.

Romine has been the vice president of two Media General stations in Mississippi — WJTV in Jackson and WHLT in Hattiesburg — since 2003. Both stations are CBS affiliates.

“Bob has provided strong leadership in Jackson and Hattiesburg, and he has had an outstanding career in the broadcast industry,” said John Cottingham, president and market leader for Media General’s Mid-South market. “He is the ideal executive leader for Spartanburg.”

Romine succeeds Phil Lane as general manager at WSPA-WYCW, which are the CBS and CW affiliates in the market. Before joining Media General, Romine was VP-GM of WYTV in Youngstown, OH and WHQA in Quincy, IL.