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Sports Anchor Kyle Montgomery Out at KPRC

Sports anchor Kyle Montgomery has left Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Montgomery joined KPRC in June 2012 from Raycom Sports’ ACC network, where he had worked since 2011. He previously worked at NBA TV and Turner Sports, as well as at WSFA in Montgomery, Ala. and WDAM in Hattiesburg, Miss.

According to McGuff, Montgomery’s bio was stripped from the KPRC website on April 1. According to TVEyes, his last appearance on the station was March 31.

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Anchor Keegan Foxx Joins WAPT From WTVA

Keegan Foxx has joined WAPT, the ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., as morning co-anchor.

Foxx moves to Jackson from Tupelo, where she was the morning co-anchor at WTVA. She has previously worked as a reporter at two other stations in Mississippi: WDAM in Hattiesburg and WCBI in Columbus.

“Keegan is a solid, experienced news anchor and journalist with deep Mississippi roots and sound knowledge of the issues that affect our state. We are thrilled to have her co-anchoring 16 WAPT Morning News,” WAPT news director Bruce Barkley said in a statement.

Foxx’s first day alongside Megan West at the anchor desk was Wednesday.

Over 30 Media Organizations Back WDAM in Court Appeal Over Inmate Abuse Video

WDAM, an NBC-affiliate in Hattiesburg, announced last week that it has received the support of several major media organizations in its appeal to the Mississippi State Supreme Court seeking the right to air video that reportedly shows abuse of inmates at a local juvenile detention center.

WDAM has been fighting an injunction on broadcasting the footage ordered by youth court judge Mike McPhail on January 13.  McPhail said that the station did not provide enough evidence to show a need for airing the footage, which allegedly includes images of guards at the Forrest County Detention Center beating juvenile inmates.

According to the Raycom Media-owned station, over 30 media organizations are backing WDAM in its appeal, including CBS Broadcasting, Tribune Co., Hearst Corp., and the RTDNA.  Full list of supporters after the jump… Read more