Occasionally, TVSpy stumbles across station marketing efforts that catch our eye, make us laugh, cry or live the spectrum of emotions that only video can deliver. Though this one was done in April, it’s the first time we’ve noticed it.
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Patterson told TVSpy, “ I have been offered a great opportunity elsewhere and I look forward to getting started.” She added she would be able to give more detail “in the next few days.”
Before coming to WCNC in August 2010, Patterson worked at KENS in San Antonio, TX. She has also been a contestant on the CBS show “The Amazing Race.”
Shory moves to Louisville from Knoxville, where he spent eight years as news director for NBC affiliate WBIR. He has most recently been the director of production for Jupiter Entertainment. Shory has also worked at WCCO in Minneaplis, WHNT in Huntsville, WCNC in Charlotte and WBMA in Birmingham.
According to KVUE, WCNC’s sister station, Corrie Harding, WCNC’s news director, saw a video on YouTube of two people launching a beer can into space. He wanted to see if his station could do the same thing.
With the help of Hackerspace Charlotte, a collaborative space for people who like to tinker with technology, the station took two GoPro cameras, the lunchbox, a helium filled balloon, a 3D model of an astronaut with meteorologist Larry Sprinkle‘s face attached and let it go to see how high it would reach. You can watch the video of the whole process after the jump. Read more
WCNC’s Ann Sheridan Reflects on Sharing Cancer Battle: ‘I resisted it at first, because it felt self-serving’
It’s been three years since WCNC reporter Ann Sheridan was diagnosed with breast cancer, a struggle which was documented — from diagnosis through treatment — for the Charlotte NBC affiliate. Sheridan reflects back on the decision to go public with her story, which she said she initially resisted because “it felt too self-serving,” in an interview with the Charlotte Observer:
The public reaction was positive. She continues to field calls from women who have been diagnosed or are facing surgery and she regularly gives talks about her own cancer journey and the importance of regular mammograms for women older than 40. In addition, Carolina’s Medical Center named a fund in her honor that provides mammograms to women who otherwise could not afford them.
“I remain really proud of the reporting,” Sheridan says. And she is proud of its impact. Read more
Allstaedt told TVSpy, “I’m looking forward to showcasing the uniqueness and beauty nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, as I wake up each weekend with my family and friends on News13 This Weekend.”"
Her first day will be Saturday. She was previously the Rutherford County reporter for WLOS.
Charlotte NBC-affiliate WCNC unveiled a brand-new set this week.
“We’re still getting used to the new digs out here,” anchor Ira Cronin said during WCNC’s morning newscast on Wednesday. “[Meteorologist] Larry [Sprinkle] went to the wrong place in the studio this morning trying to find the weather wall.” Read more
Anzio Williams left KCRA in Sacramento last month after five years as the station’s news director to pursue “bigger and better things.” And he got just that as NBC O&O WCAU in Philadelphia today introduced him as its new vice president of news.
“I’m so proud to be part of the hardest working news team in Philadelphia,” Williams said in a statement. “This is a great news town, and I cannot wait be a part of this community.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Anzio to our leadership team,” said WCAU president and general manager Eric Lerner, announcing the hiring. “He has a distinguished record of accomplishments as a news manager and as a proven leader. He is a great addition to our team.” Read more
KCRA general manager Elliott Troshinsky announced Williams’s departure in an email to staff this week, saying that the veteran news director “has expressed a desire to pursue some other career interests and opportunities.”
Williams, who has been with Hearst for 14 years, joined KCRA after two years as news director at WDSU in New Orleans. Before that, he was the assistant ND at WESH in Orlando and at WCNC in Charlotte. Read more
Kufner has accepted a “jack of all trades” position with the NBC-affiliate’s sports department. He’ll work as a producer, reporter, photographer, and anchor.
“I’m extremely grateful to WTVW for giving me the opportunity to live and work in Evansville over the last six years,” Kufner told TVSpy via email. “My wife and I are thrilled to be moving to such a wonderful city in Charlotte. I’m very excited to be joining the talented group of journalists at WCNC!” Read more
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