Doney comes to KXAS after more than two years at WDRB, the Fox affiliate in Louisville. He began his broadcasting career as a sports intern at KABC in Los Angeles and has also worked at WSET in Lynchburg, Va. and KNWA-KARK in Fayetteville, Ark.
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Mieure wrote on her facebook wall, “Thanks to my friends and family who are helping me with the quick transition. I’ve learned from the best here. I’ll miss Evansville and my 14 family very much.”
Mieure, who will start at WDRB next Monday March 4, joined WFIE as a producer and reporter for the “Sunrise” morning show out of Eastern Illinois University.
“Katie has resigned her position with KVAL,” general manager Greg Raschio told TVSpy in an email.
Delaune joined the station earlier this year from WDRB, the Fox affiliate in Louisville. She co-anchored the morning and noon newscasts alongside Chris Wright. Delaune last appeared on KVAL in mid-November.
WDRB, the FOX affiliate for Louisville, KY will be adding a weekend morning news show to its lineup.
Beginning Saturday January 19, WDRB will include a Saturday and Sunday regular newscast from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
“This is the next logical step for our news department,” WDRB news director Barry Fulmer said in a statement posted to Jake’s DTV blog. “We already lead the market by offering the most original local news Monday through Friday, and with this latest expansion, we’ll be able to make that claim seven days a week.”
Lewis’ May 2011 arrest occurred while he was driving a station vehicle. He resigned from the Louisville Fox-affiliate the following day.
“I’m glad the DUI charge has been dismissed and will be expunged from my record very soon. I’m looking forward to moving on personally and professionally,” Lewis said.
WBKI is in the process of being sold to LM Communications Television of Lexington. Under the partnership, WDRB-WMYO will provide sales, promotion, accounting and HR services, as well as technical assistance to master control operations and engineering, for WBKI. The partnership takes effect immediately, according to a statement from LM Communications.
“The impressive growth and development of both WDRB and WMYO under the guidance of [general manager] Bill Lamb is well-documented, and I have every expectation he and his staff are the right people to help LM Communications Television create a similar success story at WBKI,” LM Communications owner Lynn Martin said in a statement.
Louisville’s WDRB recently announced two new hires in the sports department, Eric Crawford and Rick Bozich. The pair joined the station from the Courier-Journal, where both have made a long career in the print medium. “The shrinking of a newspaper I grew up with and loved was not something I cared to watch from the inside any longer,” Crawford writes on WRDB’s website:
WDRB is Louisville’s lone remaining locally run major, 7-day-a-week news organization. It is owned by an out-of-town company, yes, but it alone, more than any daily newspaper, television or radio station, has the ability to plot its own course.
As other news organizations have grown leaner, WDRB has maintained its personnel strength and even expanded. While others have cut back on resources to local sports, WDRB has added staff and increased its travel. Read more
WDRB’s owner, Block Communications, reached a new carriage agreement with Time Warner this week, ending a blackout that began last Friday.
“I couldn’t be happier to have this process completed,” WDRB president and general manager Bill Lamb said in a statement. “I know the last several days have been trying for our viewers who are Insight subscribers, and we’ve shared their pain. It’s good to know that–despite our differences– both sides were ultimately able to finally reach a fair resolution.” Read more
The pair join the station from the Courier-Journal in Louisville. In a statement, WDRB said Bozich and Crawford “can be read and seen exclusively on WRDB.com and WDRB news.”
“It’s going to be a cutting edge opportunity for us because there’s so many components to it,” Bozich said. “There will be the the television part of it and there’s the Internet part of it. And we’ll still be able to continue to write columns, and comment on things, and blog, and do video. There’s just limitless opportunities.”
Two stations in Louisville have gone dark on Time Warner Cable, after the stations owner, Block Communications, was unable to reach a new retrans deal with the cable operator.
“WDRB has tried very hard to reach an agreement with Time Warner but the deadline has passed,” the station announced in a post on its website today. “After much negotiating, Time Warner has decided to reject our repeated offers leaving many of our viewers without a local TV station you like.” Read more