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On the Move, 9/17/14

Tom Llamas joins ABC News as a correspondent and anchor. He had been an investigative reporter at WNBC in New York.

Frances Rivera joins MSNBC as an anchor. She previously worked at WPIX in New York.

Elsa Ramon joins KCBS in Los Angeles as a weekend evening anchor. She comes from WOAI in San Antonio.

Greg Lee has been named multimedia journalist at KABC in Los Angeles. He previously worked at KESQ in Palm Springs, Calif.

Alex Holley joins WTXF in Philadelphia as co-anchor of Good Day Philadelphia. She comes from WMBF in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Frank Holland has been named anchor/reporter at WCVB in Boston. He previously worked at WGN in Chicago.

Kris Sanchez has been promoted to weekday anchor at KNTV in San Francisco. She had been weekend morning anchor there. Read more

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Rafer Weigel to Anchor for KTVI

weigel croppedRafer Weigel will join St. Louis FOX affiliate KTVI as a news anchor and reporter on October 6.

Weigel comes to KTVI from WLS in Chicago where he was the weekend sports anchor and reporter. The news was first reported by the Chicago Business Journal.

“I could not be more thrilled to be joining the team at KTVI,” Weigel said in a statement. “St. Louis is one of my favorite cities. I have family here and know it well having gone to school down the road at University of Illinois.”

Weigel is the grandson of Weigel Broadcasting founder John J. Weigel. Before working at WLS, he was a sports anchor for the HLN morning news. He has also worked as a general assignment reporter at KOVR in Sacramento.

WLS Expanding Sunday Newscast to Full Hour

WLS is expanding its Sunday 10 p.m. newscast to a full hour.

The ABC O&O announced over the weekend that, beginning November 6th, there will be local news from 10 to 11 p.m. on Sundays.

“On Sunday, this newscast will be expanded to an hour,” anchor Karen Jordan told viewers last night.  “They will be adding more news and weather and sports coverage.”

The expanded newscast will be anchored by the established weekend duo of Jordan and Ravi Baichwal, along with meteorologist Phil Schwarz and sports anchor Rafer Weigel.

Following in His Father’s Footsteps, Rafer Weigel Joins Chicago’s WLS

Chicago’s WLS announced this week that Rafer Weigel is joining the station as a weekend sports anchor/reporter.  He replaces Ryan Chiaverini, who was picked to co-host “Windy City Live,” the ABC-affiliate’s “Oprah” replacement (“Live” was previously being called “Morning Rush).

Weigel, 41, is the son of the late Tim Weigel, who spent nearly two decades with WLS as a sports anchor and reporter.

“Rafer Weigel is a talented broadcaster who has worked hard to earn his stripes,” said Jennifer Graves, WLS’s vice president and news director, in making the announcement. “His father is an important part of ABC 7′s sports legacy and we are thrilled that another Weigel will again be working the sports beat at our station.”

Weigel has worked as a reporter for Sacramento’s KOVR as well as San Diego’s KUSI.  Most recently he served as a sports anchor for HLN’s morning show.

Before becoming a TV journalist, Weigel worked as an actor.  Read more