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Posts Tagged ‘Stan Pylant’

WHNT Hires Jason Simpson as Chief Meteorologist

Jason Simpson has been named WHNT‘s new chief meteorologist.

The Huntsville CBS-affiliate announced today that Simpson, who currently serves as the morning meteorologist at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, will become the station’s lead weathercaster.

“Jason is an exceptional broadcast meteorologist and has outstanding severe weather tracking skills,” WHNT president and general manager Stan Pylant said, in announcing the move.  “We had a tremendous amount of interest from a lot of qualified candidates from all over the country.  In the end, the right person was right here in our own backyard.”

Simpson replaces Dan Satterfield, who recently departed WHNT after 17 years as chief meteorologist to “explore new opportunities.” Read more

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Dan Satterfield Set To Leave WHNT After 17 Years

Dan Satterfield is leaving his post as chief meteorologist at Huntsville CBS-affiliate WHNT after 17 years.

Satterfield, who is the meteorologist on the weeknight evening newscasts, told station management he wanted to explore new opportunities earlier this year, according to The Huntsville Times. His last day will be December 2.

Stan Pylant, the president and general manager at WHNT, said in a statement the station has conducted an extensive search for Satterfield’s replacement, and expects to make an announcement in the near future.

Station Groups Team Up For Weekend Irene Coverage

Broadcasting & Cable has an interesting look today at coastal station groups teaming up to share resources and personnel for Hurricane Irene coverage. Local news outlets are operating on leaner budgets than ever, B&C points out, so helping hands from sister stations are appreciated, and even necessary, for effective reporting. And for some, coming to the aid of another station is returning a favor:

It’s a similar story in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, where Virginia Beach, and perhaps other communities, is gearing up for a roundhouse punch. WTKR Norfolk President/General Manager Jeff Hoffman says he’s heard from most every GM in the Local TV group, asking how they can help. That includes WHNT Huntsville President/General Manager Stan Pylant, who received all manner of assistance within the group when his region was devastated by a tornado earlier this year. Read more

WHNT Shuffles Evening Anchors To Generate ‘Fresh Energy and Ideas’

WHNT has announced a major overhaul of talent on the evening broadcasts, shuffling the same five anchors into new assignments to change up the primetime chemistry on the Hunstville CBS affiliate.

“Just like a coach of a football team makes adjustments, the goal with the new anchor teams is to better align the strength of our players to deliver on the expectations of Tennessee Valley viewers,” WHNT news director Denise Vickers said in a statement.

Starting August 29, the 5 p.m. broadcast — currently anchored by Greg Screws and Clarissa Stephens — will be helmed by Stephens and fellow shoe-loving anchor Lee Marshall (watch a promo of the two, above). Screws will move forward an hour to anchor alongside current 6 p.m. anchor Elise Morgan, and the pair will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by Marshall alongside Jerry Hayes. Marshall and Hayes have been teamed up on that newscast since April. Hayes and Morgan will also continue their duties as 10 p.m. anchors. Read more