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WAVY EP Named News Director at Media General’s Myrtle Beach Station

Dana Brown Ritter has been named news director for Myrtle Beach, S.C. CBS affiliate WBTW.

It’s a move inside Media General for Ritter who comes from WAVY in Portsmouth, Va. where she was EP. She’s also worked at CBN News, Hearst TV, WTAE in Pittsburgh, Pa. an WSLS in Roanoke, Va.

“We are lucky to land someone of Dana’s talent and experience internally from the newly combined Media General Stations Group,” WBTW Regional VP and GM Randy Ingram told SCNow.

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Bill Burr Joins WCIV in Charleston

bill burrBill Burr is joining WCIV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, S.C., as a general assignment reporter. The Moultrie News reports he will appear on the 6 and 7 p.m. weekday newscasts.

“We are thrilled to have Bill join the ABC News 4 family,” WCIV general manager Suzanne Teagle said in a statement. “He’s a familiar face around Charleston. He knows the community, and he has a great work ethic. He’ll bring our viewers the stories that matter.”

Burr was the morning anchor at rival WCSC, the CBS affiliate, for seven years before signing off in 2012. He has also worked at WXII in Winston-Salem, WFMY in Greensboro, N.C. and WBTW in Myrtle Beach.

Morning Anchor Bill Burr Out at WCSC

Morning anchor Bill Burr signed off from WCSC this morning after seven years at the Charleston CBS-affiliate. Burr revealed on Twitter that his contract was not renewed.

“Thanks to everyone for your kind words and well wishes,” he wrote after his final broadcast. “I’m humbled by your compliments.”

Prior to joining WCSC, Burr worked at WXII in Winston-Salem, WFMY in Greensboro and WBTW in Myrtle Beach. [h/t NewsBlues]

Media General Reorganizes TV Stations Into Two Regional Units

After selling its newspaper assets, Media General has announced a corporate restructuring that elevates James Conschafter and John Cottingham to key leadership roles for the company’s television stations.

The company’s current structure of five geographic regions will be replaced by two geographic regions for its 18 television stations. Conschafter and Cottingham, who have both been named corporate vice presidents, will each oversee one region.

“With our June 25 sale of newspapers, Media General is focusing all of its resources on its broadcast television group,” Media General president and CEO Marshall Morton said in a statement. “We are delighted that our two most experienced broadcast executives will lead our television operations.” Read more

WBTW to Launch Weekend Morning Newscasts

WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, has announced the addition of a weekend morning newscast.

The hourlong newscast will air at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday beginning May 19. It will be anchored by Libba Holland with meteorologist Andrew Phillips.

Holland has been an associate producer and digital journalist at WBTW since 2010. She reports for the weekday newscasts and hosts a segment called “Dish It Out” segments on the weekday morning newscasts. Phillips will continue to be the meteorologist for the weekend evening newscasts at WBTW.

Steve Korioth Named Director of Content at WBTW

Steve Korioth is joining WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, as director of content. In his new role, which begins May 21, he will oversee all aspects of the station’s newscasts and online content.

Korioth joins WBTW from WRBL, the CBS-affiliate in Columbus, GA, where he has been news director since 2010. Both stations are owned by Media General.

“Because he has been a producer and manager in large and small markets, Steve brings a wealth of experience to the WBTW newsroom,” WTBW president and general manager Randy Ingram said in a statement.

Korioth replaces his current boss, David Hart, who  joined WRBL from WTBW in March.

Andrew Phillips, Martha Spencer Join WBTW

Meteorologists Andrew Phillips and Martha Spencer (pictured) have been hired at WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach.

Phillips will be the weekend meteorologist. He joins WBTW from rival WMBF, the NBC-affiliate in Myrtle Beach.

Spencer joins WBTW from WTVY, the CBS-affiliate in Dothan, AL. She will be the station’s weekday morning meteorologist.

David Hart Named General Manager of WRBL

David Hart has been named vice president and general manger of WRBL, Media General’s CBS-affiliate in Columbus, GA.

Hart is a 20-year TV news veteran who most recently served as director of content for Media General’s TV, web, and print operations in Myrtle Beach and Florence, SC, including CBS-affiliate WBTW.  From 2005-2010, he was the news director at WBTW.

“David has exceptional journalistic instincts, which, combined with his drive, strong work ethic and experience, position him well to lead our station in Columbus,” said John Cottingham, president and market leader for Media General’s mid-south market.

His first day will be March 12.

Meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne Joins WTVT

Meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne is the newest addition to WTVT, the Fox O&O in Tampa.

Milbourne joins WTVT from WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach. WTVT vice president and news director John Hoffman said in a statement Milbourne’s “strong credentials, coupled with her engaging personality, make her a fitting addition to our station.”

Milbourne, who will be the weekend meteorologist, replaces Sheena Parveen, who left WTVT in November to join WCAU in Philadelphia.

Michael Pumo Named General Manager Of WPEC

Michael Pumo has been named general manager of WPEC, the CBS-affiliate in West Palm Beach, Sinclair Broadcasting announced today.

Pumo is the vice president of broadcast sales for Freedom Communications, which currently owns WPEC. The West Palm Beach station, as well as the remainder of Freedom TV’s stations, are in the process of being acquired by Sinclair.

“WPEC has much to offer, and I look forward to re-introducing the station to the community and to our viewers,” Pumo said in a statement.

Pumo has previously been the general manager at several local stations, including WFLA in Tampa, WBTW in Myrtle Beach and WCGV-WVTW in Milwaukee.

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