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Amanda Evans Leaving News 13 to Care for Husband

amanda evansNews 13 reporter Amanda Evans is leaving the station to care for her husband who is fighting cancer.

“This is the hardest and easiest decision at the same time,” Evans told Orlando Sentinel media writer Hal Boedeker. “Balancing doctor’s appointments, chemo and working full time just wasn’t working.”

Boedeker reports Evans’ husband, Joe Clark, had surgery in October after being diagnosed with colon cancer. The cancer returned in February. Read more

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Ali Turiano Leaving News 13

turiano_outsizedMeteorologist Ali Turiano is leaving News 13 in Orlando, FL.

“Her last day is May 9th,” Tim Geraghty, News 13 senior director of news, told the Orlando Sentinel. “The search is underway for her replacement.”

Turiano started at News 13 in 2008 after working at WENY in Elmira, NY. There’s no word where she’s headed.

Central Florida News 13 Shuffles Weather Team

central florida news 13There will soon be two new faces on Central Florida News 13′s weather team, the Orlando Sentintel’s Hal Boedeker reports.

Meteorologist Peter Caggiano has left Central Florida News 13 after five years with the station. Caggiano, the weekend afternoon and evening meteorologist, will be replaced by Mallory Nicholls. She joins the cable news channel from WPDE, the ABC affiliate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she has been the weekend meteorologist since August 2010.

Later this month, meteorologist Danny Treanor will retire. Treanor will be replaced on the morning and daytime shift by Maureen McCann, who made her Central Florida News 13 debut this week. McCann comes to Orlando from KMGH, the ABC affiliate in Denver.

“We’re planning a week’s worth of coverage, starting on the 21st, to celebrate Danny’s 40 years of doing weather in the Orlando market,” senior director of news Tim Geraghty told Boedeker.

Bright House Drops General Managers of Central Florida News and Bay News 9

The Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker is reporting both Robin Smythe, vice president and general manager of Central Florida News 13, and Rod Gramer, vice president and general manager of cable news station Bay News 9, have been let go due to a reorganization.

Elliott Wiser, vice president of local programming for Bright House Networks, announced the changes in a staff memo Monday. “Through careful analysis, we became aware there was redundancy in our organizational structure,” he said. “Therefore, effective today, the VP/GM positions at Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13 will be eliminated.”

Smythe had been with the station since its inception in 1997. She started as news director before working her way up to the front office.  Gramer joined Bay News 9 in July of 2011 after 13 years at Portland, OR, NBC affiliate KGW. Read more

Jerome Parra Named News Director at KXTV

Jerome Parra will take over as news director of KXTV, the ABC-affiliate in Sacramento, on May 14.

Parra began his career as a writer and assignment editor at KXTV. He is currently the assistant news director at KPNX, the NBC-affiliate in Phoenix.

“He is a smart, innovative journalist who is passionate about news,” KXTV president and general manager Maria Barrs said in a statement. “He has great energy and ideas, along with the right experience, skills and drive to lead our team.” Read more

Tim Geraghty Named News Director at Central Florida News 13

Tim Geraghty, who has been the news director at Sacramento’s KXTV for the past three years, is set to become the senior director of news at Central Florida News 13.

The Orlando-based cable news channel announced today that Geraghty will join its staff on March 19th.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Tim’s caliber joining News 13. We have a great newsroom and we expect it will become even greater under his leadership,” News 13 vice president and general manager Robin Smythe said, announcing the hiring. “Tim has a strong understanding of local news and has a track record of paying quality attention to his viewers and delivering them a relevant product.” Read more

KXTV Names Monica Woods Chief Meteorologist

Sacramento’s KXTV has promoted Monica Woods to chief meteorologist. The position opened up earlier this month when Ken Barlow announced that he was leaving to join KSTP in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the market he called home for 16 years.

Woods joined the Gannett-owned ABC-affiliate in April 2001 and has most recently been working the station’s weekday morning newscasts.

“Monica is a proven strength in this market,” said Tim Geraghty, KXTV’s news director. “With more than 10 years weather forecasting at News10, she brings great experience and leadership to our weather team.”

Before joining KXTV, Woods worked as a morning meteorologist for Gannett’s WXIA in Atlanta. As chief meteorologist, she will appear on KXTV’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts. Read more