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On the Move, 4/9/14

Meteorologist Valerie Abati joins KOAA in Colorado Springs from KSBW in Salinas, Calif.

Allison Bourne-Vanneck has been promoted to weekend anchor at KATC in Lafayette, La.

Joanna Small joins KIRO in Seattle as a general assignment reporter. Small comes from KSPR in Springfield, Mo.

Abati and Bourne-Vanneck are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent; Small is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

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KOAA Adds Valerie Abati as Meteorologist

abati_croppedColorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA has announced the addition of Valerie Abati as meteorologist.

Abati will work on the Noon, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. shows.

“Not only am I excited to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer,” Abati said in a statement. “But I’m looking forward to being in an active weather region that will constantly keep me on my toes forecasting.”

Before coming to KOAA, Abati worked at KSBW in Salinas, CA. She also worked as program director for the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. Abati spent eight years in Cincinnati, working for WXIX and WLWT.

Weathercaster Pat Barry Back on WLWT, For Now

A short-staffed weather team has brought Pat Barry back to WLWT, the station where he began his career as a weathercaster, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Barry is a veteran Cincinnati weathercaster who left Fox-affiliated WXIX last year. He began his career at WLWT, the NBC-affiliate, in 1984. He appeared on the Sunday morning newscasts last weekend and will continue to fill-in occasionally going forward, the Enquirer reports.

“It was fun to have Pat back on the WLWT airwaves,” news director Stacy Owen said. “Yes he’s going to be helping us out on the weekend mornings while Randi (Rico) remains on maternity leave, and we continue our search for Valerie’s (Abati) replacement. Steve Norris is still in the wings as well.”

Meteorologist Valerie Abati Saying Goodbye to WLWT

After four years at WLWT, meteorologist Valerie Abati will sign off from the Cincinnati NBC-affiliate this summer.

Abati is moving to California for personal reasons, according to a memo sent to WLWT staffers obtained by the Cincinnatti Enquirer. News director Stacy Owen said in the memo station management is “working with Valerie to explore every opportunity to keep her within the Hearst Television family.”

“While no final departure date has been set, she plans to be with WLWT through the summer,” Owen wrote. “We will share more once her plans become more firm. Please join us in thanking Valerie for four great years as part of the News 5 team and the Cincinnati community, and in wishing her much happiness moving forward.”