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On the Move, 9/24/12

Whit Johnson joins KNBC in Los Angeles, where he will anchor the noon newscast and report for the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. Previously, Johnson was a correspondent for CBS News in Washington, DC.

Adam Joseph has been named the 10pm meteorologist for WPVI in Philadelphia. He will continue in his role as meteorologist for the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts, as well as co-hosting the weekly entertainment show.

Annie McCormick joins WPVI in Philadelphia from WHP in Harrisburg. Read more

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Vince DeMentri Lands at WICS: ‘I don’t think you can judge anybody’s character by an incident or two’

Local news veteran Vince DeMentri, who has a long history of controversy at his previous jobs, has landed at WICS in Springfield, Ill., the State Journal Register reports.

DeMentri’s last job was at WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York City, where he was a reporter until 2010. Prior to that, he worked at WCAU, the NBC O&O in Philadelphia. At both stations, he was involved in incidents that catapulted him into the spotlight.

In 2008, DeMentri was fired from WCAU after having an affair with co-anchor Lori Delgado. DeMentri, who was accused of vandalizing Delgado’s car, sued both her and the station, saying it was unfair that he was fired and Delgado got to keep her job. Delgado resigned from the station the day the lawsuit was filed; DeMentri dropped the lawsuit in 2010. Read more

Cleared of Assault Charges, Former WPIX Reporter Vince DeMentri Says ‘I Need a Job’

Former WPIX reporter Vince DeMentri was acquitted Tuesday of all charges stemming from a confrontation with the chauffeur of a Bahamian ambassador.

The chauffeur accused DeMentri of slapping him and calling him the n-word after the two got into an argument over a parking spot near the United Nations headquarters last May.

“Nobody believed me,” DeMentri said on Tuesday afternoon after a Manhattan judge quickly ended the case, which was postponed last week after the chauffeur was accused of lying on the stand.

“I’m not the villain. I’m the victim. And you know what? I need a job.”

Trial of Former WPIX Reporter Vince DeMentri Halted Following N-Word Accusation

The trial of former WPIX reporter Vince DeMentri was halted yesterday after the man accusing DeMentri of assaulting him last year was suspected of lying on the stand.

DeMentri was charged last May with slapping the Bahamian ambassador’s chauffeur after the two had an argument over a parking spot. DeMentri had confronted the chauffeur, complaining that he was parked in a press zone.

The misdemeanor assault trial was put on hold yesterday, according to the New York Post, when the chauffeur insisted on the stand that DeMentri had used the n-word during the altercation. The chauffeur, Hurley Senanayake, said that he had told the prosecutor about DeMentri’s use of the slur but the prosecutor had previously stated he had never heard about it.

The judge put the trial on hold until today, giving the prosecution time to decide how they want to proceed.

>Update: The trial has been put on hold until next week because, according to the Post, “the alleged victim is now insisting on continuing his testimony in Sinhala, the official language of his native Sri Lanka — and Sinhalese court translators are tough to come by.”