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Telemundo Station Group Completes Acquisition of WWSI in Philadelphia

Telemundo Station Group has completed the acquisition of WWSI from ZGS Communications. The station will become the Telemundo O&O in Philadelphia.

“The acquisition of our affiliate WWSI further demonstrates our commitment to the local communities we serve,” Telemundo Station Group president Manuel Abud said in a statement. “We look forward to continue strengthening ties with our viewers in the Philadelphia DMA and providing them with a richer and engaging experience.”

In September, WWSI will relocate to share facilities and resources with WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia. WWSI will launch a local Spanish-language newscast in January 2014.

Aditi Roy Joins ABC News in Los Angeles

Five months after signing off from WCAU in Philadelphia, Aditi Roy is joining ABC News as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.

“Aditi brings great energy, resourcefulness, and creativity to her work and she will be a strong addition to our powerhouse team in California,” ABC News president Ben Sherwood wrote in an email to the news division this morning.

It is a return to the West Coast for Roy, who spent several months in 2011 as a correspondent for the NBC News Los Angeles bureau. At WCAU, she anchored the NBC O&O’s weekend morning newscasts.

Read Sherwood’s full note after the jump. Read more

Na’eem Douglas Joins WCAU in Philadelphia

Na’eem Douglas is the newest reporter at WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia. Douglas comes from News 12 Brooklyn, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor since 2007.

“Our daily mission is to deliver breaking news and information to our viewers, and Na’eem will play a big part in that,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.

Douglas, a Philadelphia native, has also worked at WMDT, the ABC affiliate in Salisbury, Md. He is the fourth new journalist to join WCAU since March.

Rosemary Connors Named Weekend Morning Anchor at WCAU

Rosemary Connors has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia.

Conners joined the station in 2009 as a general assignment reporter. She will continue to report during the week in her new role.

“Rosemary’s depth of experience as a journalist makes her the perfect choice for the anchor desk,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.

Conners replaces Aditi Roy, who left WCAU in February.

George Spencer Joins WCAU From WFTV

George Spencer is joining NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia as a general assignment reporter next month.

Spencer moves to Philadelphia from Orlando, where he has been an anchor and reporter at ABC affiliate WFTV since 2008. Prior to that, he held the same role at News 12 The Bronx in New York City.

“George is a dynamic journalist,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “His style of reporting works well with our mission of delivering viewers the very best news and information available.”

Matt DeLucia Joins WCAU From KVUU

Matt DeLucia is joining WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia, next month.

DeLucia comes to Philly from Las Vegas, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at KVVU since 2009. While he was there, he won three Pacific Southwest Emmy awards for journalistic enterprise, team coverage and news writing.

“Matt is an enterprising, hard-working journalist,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to welcome him back to the area as part of the NBC10 family.”

NBC Universal Buys WWSI in Philadelphia

NBC Universal is acquiring WWSI, the Telemundo affiliate in Philadelphia, from ZGS Communications, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

NBC will buy the station for $19 million and form a duopoly with WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia. NBC also owns the Telemundo Network.

“We are looking forward to building off the success of our Philadelphia Telemundo affiliate and helping expand the reach of Telemundo,” the company said in a statement, according to B&C. “This acquisition highlights our commitment to the Spanish-language community and will help bolster our ongoing efforts to serve our Hispanic communities, businesses and audiences.”

In Philadelphia, Different Approaches to Chopper Coverage

The Philadelphia Daily News takes a look at the different approaches to aerial coverage for the market’s local stations. The piece examines local news service (LNS) agreements, which allow stations to pool helicopter resources. In Philly, NBC O&O WCAU used to share a helicopter with Fox O&O WTXF, an agreement that expired last year:

“We believe we should look to differentiate ourselves from other television stations in the market,” [WCAU vice president of news Anzio] Williams said. “It was hard to differentiate ourselves when we were using the same pictures.”

He added, “We wanted to make sure that everything we do is better. And by getting SKYFORCE 10, we now have the opportunity to have closer images, and we can take viewers where we want to. We wanted to have the best possible tool we could put in the air.”

[...] Williams’ competition says it isn’t particularly impressed by SKYFORCE 10. Jim Driscoll, Fox 29′s vice president/news director, doesn’t think that the strategy is forward-thinking. Read more

Former Orlando Anchor Jacqueline London Lands at WCAU

Former Orlando anchor Jacqueline London is joining WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia.

London spent 10 years at Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG before her departure in 2010. She will begin later this month as an anchor and reporter at WCAU.

“Jacqueline is a skilled journalist and an engaging anchor, and we look forward to welcoming her to the NBC10 team,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in announcing the hire.

Anchor Aditi Roy Leaving Philly’s WCAU

WCAU weekend morning anchor Aditi Roy is leaving Philadelphia for the West Coast, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

It will be a return to West Coast for Roy, who spent several months in 2011 filling in as a correspondent for the NBC News Los Angeles bureau. She reportedly has a new job lined up, but no word yet where.

Roy joined the NBC O&O in 2002. PhillyChitChat cites her recent engagement as the reason behind her departure.

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