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Sports Director Bruce Snyder Leaves WCCB

Bruce Snyder, sports director for WCCB, has left the Charlotte FOX affiliate.

Snyder, who had been with WCCB for ten years, had previously worked in the Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston-Salem markets.

The station confirmed Snyder’s last day at the station was Monday, but gave no reason why he left.

TVSpy did stumble across a video of Snyder talking about his work and his show, “Got Game” which you can watch after the jump. Read more

Charlotte AM Host Lobbies Anderson Cooper for Job

As if he’s not going to be getting enough lobbying during the convention, Anderson Cooper was put on the spot by WCCB‘s FOX News Rising co-host and staff meteorologist Derek James.

The Charlotte morning anchor openly pitched Cooper, in town for the Democratic National Convention, for a spot as co-host on Cooper’s show “Anderson Live” (video above). Read more

Happy National Hug An Anchor Day!

Happy National Hug An Anchor Day, everybody!

In a tradition reportedly started by “Fox & Friends” in 2009 (although they called it “Hug A Newsman Day” back then–video above), today, April 4th, is the time to show some affection to your favorite news anchor.

Anchors across the country have been taking part in the holiday on-air. Read more

KCBS-KCAL Reporter Heading to Charlotte

KCBS-KCAL reporter Kirk Hawkins is leaving Los Angeles for an anchoring job at WCCB, the Fox-affiliate in Charlotte.

Hawkins has been with KCBS-KCAL since 2008.  His last day is Friday and he’s set to start at WCCB at the end of the month.

Before joining KCBS-KCAL, Hawkins worked at WFTV in Orlando, KXLY in Spokane, and KCOY in Santa Barbara.

Hawkins will anchor WCCB’s weekend evening newscasts.

“I’m really excited to join the team at Fox Charlotte,” Hawkins said.

WBNS Picks WBBM Reporter Kristyn Hartman to Replace Longtime Anchor Andrea Cambern

Last October, longtime WBNS anchor Andrea Cambern announced that she would be stepping down from the anchor desk in May.  And now the Columbus CBS-affiliate has announced who will be taking her place alongside Jerry Revish, on the station’s main anchor team.

Kristyn Hartman, a general assignment reporter with Chicago’s WBBM for the past seven years, is joining WBNS and will take over for Cambern at the beginning of June.

“Kristyn embodies everything that was important to us in our search for a new anchor,” WBNS president and general manager Tom Griesdorn said, in announcing the move.  “An affinity for local news, a desire to impact change in her community, and a personality that will be a leader in our newsroom and a delight for our viewers.” Read more

Reporter Kristyn Hartman Leaving Chicago’s WBBM

After eight years at WBBM, reporter Kristyn Hartman is leaving the Chicago CBS O&O.

“There are certain things I want to get out of life, and I’m pursuing them,” Hartman told Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder. “We all come to these points in our careers where we have to make really tough decisions. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity I’ve had here.”

Hartman joined WBBM in 2004 from WCCB, the Fox-affiliate in Charlotte, where she was a reporter and anchor. She is expected to sign off from WBBM in April.

WCCB Morning Anchor Anna Kooiman Joining Fox News as a Fitness Reporter

WCCB morning anchor Anna Kooiman, who has been with the Charlotte Fox-affiliate since 2008, is set to join the Fox News Channel.

In a move first reported by NewsBlues and confirmed by TVNewser, Kooiman will join FNC next month as a New York-based correspondent covering health and fitness as well as general assignment reporting.

Kooiman has regularly covered health and fitness at WCCB, while also working as a part-time fitness instructor.  According to her website, she regularly teaches up to 10 fitness classes a week.

Before joining WCCB, Kooiman worked as a reporter-anchor with Toledo NBC-affiliate WNWO.  Video of Kooiman inside… Read more

Anchor Derek James Accuses Anderson Cooper of Ripping Off WCCB Segment

WCCB morning anchor Derek James is calling out Anderson Cooper for seemingly ripping off a regular segment that James did back in January (video above–begins around 1-minute mark).

Both James and Cooper share an apparent respect for the collected works of author Nicole Polizzi (aka Snooki). James expressed his admiration for Snooki at the beginning of this year in a series of segments that look a lot like one that Cooper did recently.

High-Energy Morning Personality Mark Mathis Out at Sacramento’s KMAX

High-energy morning specialist Mark Mathis, who was abruptly fired last August by Charlotte’s WCCB, has departed KMAX‘s “Good Day Sacramento” after just a few months with the CW-affiliate.

Following his dismissal from WCCB, Mathis joined KMAX at the end of 2010 as a reporter-anchor for the station’s personality-driven morning show. Sources now confirm that Mathis’s brief tenure with the station ended last month.

During his time at KMAX, Mathis displayed the same kind of go-for-broke hijinks that he became famous for in Charlotte but sources say that his act quickly wore thin with station management.

On one occasion, Mathis referred to a cop who had recently pulled him over as a “jerk-off” on the air and, in another, concerned viewers wrote in to the station following a segment in which Mathis wildly waved a chainsaw around. Read more

Charlotte’s WCCB Spoofs Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’

The morning team at Charlotte’s WCCB spoofed the suddenly popular YouTube hit “Friday” this week, with “Fox News Rising” co-host Derek James doing his best Rebecca Black impression (video above).

“It made waves as the worst song ever,” reads the post on WCCB’s website, “so the gang at ‘FNR’ decided a spoof would be in order.”

The “Friday” music video, which features the 13-year-old Black singing about mundane events unfolding in her life, has racked up over 16 million views on YouTube so far and landed the wannabe pop star on “Good Morning America.

Original video, gulp, inside… Read more

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