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Las Vegas Reporter Heading to Columbus, OH

baca klas croppedNathan Baca is leaving Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS.

“On to Columbus! After 4 years working for 8 News Now, I am proud to join the WBNS-10TV – Columbus, Ohio investigative team this August,” Baca wrote on his facebook page.

Before joining KLAS in February 2010, Baca started his career as a full time reporter at KESQ in Palm Springs. He told TVSpy he was promoted to the KLAS I-Team in October 2011.

[Las Vegas Review-Journal]

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Kurt Ludlow Says Goodbye to WBNS

Kurt Ludlow said goodbye to WBNS after 23 years Friday.

“I can’t tell you what I’m going to do next, because the truth is, I don’t know,” the anchor for the Columbus, OH, CBS affiliate said in his on-air goodbye. “But once I have it figured out I’ll share it with you on facebook and twitter.”

Viewers have already taken to the internet in an effort to bring Ludlow back. A “Boycott WBNS 10TV Until They Bring Back Kurt Ludlow” page has sprung up on facebook with 703 likes as of this writing. That page is linked to a petition on change.org telling WBNS, “I’m asking you to please revisit your decision before it’s too late and you fall in your ratings by more people following my suit.”

Ludlow first started at WBNS in 1986 as a reporter. He left in 1999 to work at KPTV in Portland, OR, and came back to WBNS in 2003.

After 20 Years at WBNS, Chuck Strickler Says Goodbye

strickler_200x250WBNS weekend anchor Chuck Strickler signed off from the Columbus CBS affiliate last night.

“A final footnote right now,” Stricker told viewers at the end of last night’s 11:00 p.m.news. “This is my last newscast for 10TV as I get ready to step away from the business and spend more time with my family.”

Before coming to WBNS in 1994, Strickler worked at WVVA in Bluefield, WV, WOWK in Charleston, WV, and KIII in Corpus Christi, TX.

Paul Dughi Named VP-GM at WAAY

paul dughiPaul Dughi has been named vice president and general manager of WAAY, Calkins Media’s ABC affiliate in Huntsville-Decatur, Ala. He will begin at the station in January.

In a note announcing the hire, Jeff Benninghoff, the vice president and general manager of sister station WWSB, said Dughi brings “an impressive track record in broadcasting.” Dughi was previously the president of Cowles California Media Company, which owns and operates six stations in California. He is a former general manager of KNDO-KNDU in Yakima and news director at WBNS in Columbus, KHQ in Spokane and WAEO in Rhinelander, Wisc.

Dughi replaces Art Lanham, who tipsters tell us resigned in October. Read Benninghoff’s note after the jump. Read more

Columbus Stations ‘Unite to Fight Poverty’

UniteToFightPoverty_Anchors_281x156The local TV stations in Columbus, OH, have teamed up with the United Way of Central Ohio in an effort called “Unite to Fight Poverty.”

NBC affiliate WCMH, ABC affiliate WSYX, CBS affiliate WBNS and FOX affiliate WTTE will pre-empt their commercials between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. to air jointly produced segments about poverty in the local area.

According to the United Way, “These segments will highlight the work of United Way and partner organizations in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Home that is helping to build pathways out of poverty.”

Also, until 11:30 p.m. the stations will air stories “of local individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by the work of United Way of Central Ohio, partner organizations and supporters.”

Viewers will be asked to “learn more” and also “give now” to help fight poverty in the community.

[TVNewsCheck]

Ohio State Football Team Hugs Columbus Sports Anchor Who Recently Lost Daughter

After their 24-31 win against Big Ten Conference rival the Wisconsin Badgers, Buckeyes players and coaches gave Dom Tiberi, the WBNS sportscaster who recently returned to work after his daughter was killed in a car crash, a show of support that left the anchor for the CBS affiliate speechless.

One by one on their way back to the locker room, they stopped, reached out and embraced Tiberi. After it was all done, Tiberi said, “Whoah. That was amazing,” put his headset back on and let out a sigh.

[Deadspin]

Dom Tiberi Makes Emotional Return to Sports Desk After Daughter’s Death

WBNS sports anchor Dom Tiberi returned to the anchor desk at the Columbus, OH, CBS affiliate after his daughter’s death.

He thanked viewers, friends and colleagues for their support. “It’s never going to be the same. A little piece of me died,” said Tiberi with support from his co-anchors on set. He later added, “We’re going to try to make a positive out of this and thanks for sticking with me.”

Tiberi’s daughter, Maria Elizabeth Tiberi died after her car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer the night of September 17.

Ohio State University honored Maria with a moment of silence before the start of the Buckeye’s game with Florida A&M last Saturday.

WXIN General Manager Moves to Rival WTHR

Dispatch Broadcast Group has named Larry Delia president and general manager of WTHR-WALV in Indianapolis. Delia comes from rival WXIN, Tribune’s Fox affiliate, where he has been vice president and general manager since 2011.

“Larry is a highly respected broadcaster, with years of experience in skillfully managing high performance television stations,” Dispatch Broadcast Group CEO Michael J. Fiorile said in a statement. “His knowledge of the Indianapolis market is a wonderful asset, and I couldn’t be happier that he will be joining our station in Indianapolis.”

Before joining WXIN, Delia worked as VP-GM of WPMT in Harrisburg and WGNO in New Orleans.

Delia succeeds John Cardenas, who was recently promoted to president-GM of WBNS and vice president of news for Dispatch. More in the full press release after the jump. Read more

John Cardenas Named President and General Manager of WBNS in Columbus

John Cardenas has been named vice president of news for Dispatch Broadcast Group and president and general manager of WBNS, the company’s CBS affiliate in Columbus.

It is a return to the station for Cardenas, who was news director at WBNS from 1999-2010. For the past three years, he has been general manager of WTHR, Dispatch’s NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. In his new role, he will oversee both stations.

“We are thrilled that John will be returning to Columbus where I’m sure he will build upon the market leadership of 10TV and will take the executive lead of our broadcast news operations in Columbus and Indianapolis,” Dispatch Broadcast Group CEO Michael J. Fiorile said in a statement.

Cardenas replaces Tom Griesdorn, who will retire from WBNS in June after 14 years as president and general manager.

“It’s an honor to come back home to Columbus, yet still be involved in the award-winning journalism being done at both stations,” Cardenas said.

WBNS President-GM Tom Griesdorn to Retire

Tom Griesdorn will retire next month after 14 years as president and general manager of WBNS, Dispatch Broadcasting Group’s CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.

“I’ve loved my time at WBNS-10TV and working with some truly outstanding broadcasters. Now my heart is telling me it’s time to settle down and enjoy life,” Griesdorn said in a statement. “But where ever I go, that heart will hold a special place for WBNS, The Dispatch Printing Company, and the amazing people I’ve been privileged to call my ‘work’ family and my friends.”

Griesdorn began his career in television as the manager of sales and financial controls at WLS in Chicago. He has also worked as general manager at WXYZ in Detroit and WOIO-WUAB in Cleveland.

“He has been a tremendous leader who returned the station to a position of market leadership and maintained that dominance for many, many years,” Dispatch Printing Company CEO Michael J. Fiorile said. “He hired a team of executives and newscasters who are among the best in our industry. He leaves a great legacy as he begins the next chapter of his life.”

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