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Frankie Jupiter Joins WDBJ From WCAV

Frankie Jupiter has joined WDBJ, the CBS affiliate in Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va.

Jupiter joined the station this month after two years at WCAV, the CBS affiliate in Charlottesville. He has previously worked as a production assistant at WVUE, the Fox affiliate in New Orleans.

Jupiter is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. He won an Emmy in the student category for the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Brad Ramsey to Lead Belo’s WVEC

Brad Ramsey has been named president and general manager of Belo’s Hampton Roads ABC affiliate, WVEC.

He comes from WCAV-WVAW-WAHU in Charlottsville, VA where was was vice president and general manager.  He succeeds Tod Smith who was tapped by Belo to run its New Orleans duopoly, WWL-WUPL.

“Brad is an up-and-coming leader in the television industry who has delivered consistent revenue and ratings growth in his previous positions,” said Kathy Clements, Belo’s senior vice president of media operations in a statement posted to the company’s website. “His experience in the Virginia marketplace will be a significant asset to WVEC.”

Ramsey began his career as an anchor/reporter for WHSV before working his way up to vice president and general manager of the Winchester, VA ABC affiliate.

His first day will be November 5.

ND Jim Hanchett Leaving Charlottesville Triopoly

News director Jim Hanchett is leaving WCAV-WVAW-WAHU for a communications position at Indiana University.

Hanchett, who anchors the 5 p.m. news in addition to serving as news director, has been at the Charlottesville triopoly for the past three years.  Assistant news director Griff Benner is taking over for Hanchett on an interim basis.

“My wife, a former NBC News Channel producer, and I have four young children and the IU position offers long-term stability and normalcy that’s hard to find in broadcasting,” Hanchett told TVSpy today via email.  “The IU position gives me a chance to use some of the communications and marketing skills I’ve learned in TV in a new way.” Read more