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Jim Rosenfield Set to Join WCAU as Anchor

WCAU has announced Jim Rosenfield will join the Philadelphia NBC owned station as anchor for its 4:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts beginning September 9.

“Jim is a consummate journalist who is respected by his peers as a true professional,” said Anzio Williams, WCAU’s vice president of news. “I’m looking forward to introducing him to our viewers and welcoming him to the NBC10 family.”

Rosenfield comes to WCAU from the Washington, D.C. NBC owned station WRC where he was a weekend anchor and reporter. Before working at WRC, Rosenfield was an anchor at WNBC and later WCBS in New York. He started his career at WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and has also worked at KTRK in Houston, TX, and WLS in Chicago.

He will share anchor duties with Renee Chenault-Fattah, Vai Sikahema and Jacqueline London.

Tedd Florendo Joins WCAU From KLAS

Tedd Florendo is joining WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia, as a weekend meteorologist.

Florendo moves to Philly from Las Vegas, where he has been a meteorologist, reporter and anchor for CBS affiliate KLAS since 2004. He will officially join WCAU on September 9.

“Tedd has great meteorology skills, paired with a positive energy and style that our viewers will appreciate,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.

Michelle Grossman, WCAU’s former weekend morning meteorologist, recently signed off from the station.

Meteorologist Michelle Grossman Signs Off From WCAU

WCAU meteorologist Michelle Grossman is saying goodbye to the NBC owned station in Philadelphia to be a full-time mom, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Grossman, who is married to WCAU digital assets manager Jamie Simmons, was WCAU’s weekend morning meteorologist. She joined the station in 2008 from NBC Weather Plus in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

According to the Daily News, Grossman will still fill-in occasionally on the station’s newscasts.

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.”

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