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On the Move, 8/1/13

Dana Jay joins WOFL in Orlando as a general assignment reporter. Jay previously worked at WSYX in Columbus, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor.

Stephanie Stanton, a former reporter at KNBC in Los Angeles, joins Al Jazeera America as a freelance West Coast correspondent.

Annalee Penny joins WGCL as a consumer reporter. Penny moves to Atlanta from Sacramento, where she produced and anchored consumer segments on the morning newscast at KTXL.

Jay is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

To report a move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

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LA Stations Break Away from Traditional Reporting for ‘Carmageddon’ Weekend

 

For 36 hours this weekend, the 405 freeway was shut down in both directions, leaving the normally-gridlocked Los Angeles in a state of traffic-induced panic deemed “Carmageddon.” LA stations added extra coverage across multiple platforms to inform viewers — relying on social media as a reporting tool in addition to their regular coverage.

KNBC was using a Skype-like technology called LiveU to broadcast live full-resolution Internet video on the air and on their website. The NBC O&O also sent people out into the field to file reports from their cars — like the one from Stephanie Stanton, above — using a cell phone camera.

KCBS, the CBS O&O, had a time-lapse camera on their website — and a crew sleeping in a truck near the Mullholland Drive bridge all weekend, according to The Los Angeles Times. The station, which took care to avoid the word “Carmageddon,” did not want to “worry about getting crews in and out,” news director Scott Diener said.

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