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WDSU Anchor to Olympic Gold Medalist Mo Farah: ‘Haven’t You Run Before?’

After winning a half-marathon in New Orleans this weekend, Mo Farah was the subject of an awkward interview on NBC affiliate WDSU (video above).

LaTonya Norton, who was apparently unaware that Farah won two gold medals in the 2012 Olympics, asked Farah: “Haven’t you run before? This isn’t your first time?”

The video has since been removed from the WDSU website.

Meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy Joins WDSU

Kweilyn Murphy is joining WDSU. Murphy will be the weekend meteorologist at the New Orleans NBC affiliate.

Murphy moves to New Orleans from Greenville, N.C., where she is the weekend meteorologist at WNCT. Prior to that, Murphy was a freelance meteorologist at KDKA in Pittsburgh. She has also worked at WQED multimedia.

Murphy begins at WDSU next month.

Andy Cunningham Joins WDSU From WKYT

Andy Cunningham is joining WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans.

Cunningham moves to Louisiana from Kentucky, where he has been a general assignment reporter at WKYT in Lexington since March. This is Cunningham’s second stint at the station. He previously worked there from 2007-09.

Cunningham has also been a reporter at KABB in San Antonio, KFXA in Cedar Rapids and KLJB in Davenport, Iowa.

Greg Shepperd to Lead KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith

Greg Shepperd has been named news director at KHBS-KHOG, Hearst Television’s duopoly in Fort Smith-Fayetteville.

Shepperd has worked for Hearst for the past seven years. Most recently, he was the managing editor for KCRA, the NBC-affiliate in Sacramento. He is also a former assistant news director for WDSU, the NBC-affiliate in New Orleans.

“Greg has distinguished himself throughout his career as a newsroom leader with a unique blend of exceptional team leadership skills, and an eye for what it takes to deliver great local television news,” Brian Sather, president-GM of KHBS-KHOG, said in a statement. “His passion, energy, and work ethic are infectious and I’m confident our team and our viewers will be well-served with this appointment.” Read more

Philadelphia NBC Station Names New News Director

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

Melanie Hebert Makes Her WWL Debut

Melanie Hebert made her debut anchoring WWL‘s early-morning newscast today, ten months after the announcement of her hire at the New Orleans CBS-affiliate.

Hebert was sitting out a non-compete clause in her contract with NBC-affiliate WDSU, where she worked until last September. She has worked at WWL for the past several months as an off-camera reporter and digital media correspondent.

“Because I knew I had a job waiting for me I was able to enjoy my time off, then I enjoyed different roles of working in news over the past six months,” she told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “But I am definitely ready to go back on-air now.” Read more

News Director Anzio Williams Leaving KCRA

Anzio Williams, who has been the news director at Sacramento’s KCRA since 2007, is set to leave the Hearst-owned station next Monday.

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

VIDEO: WDSU’s Scott Walker Talks About Being Mistaken for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

WDSU anchor Scott Walker took some time out of the New Orleans NBC-affiliate’s 4 p.m. newscast on Wednesday to address the confusion over his name during this week’s recall election of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (video above).

 

WDSU Anchor Scott Walker Gives Up and Just Starts Being Governor Scott Walker on Twitter

As the results of Wisconsin’s recall election poured in Tuesday night, Scott Walker celebrated victory on Twitter.  WDSU anchor Scott Walker that is, not Scott Walker, the reaffirmed governor of Wisconsin.

“Long Day. I’m beat. But back to governing the people of Wisconsin tomorrow!” Walker, the news anchor, posted on his Twitter account Tuesday night. “Go Pack!”

After dealing with a prolonged case of mistaken identity, WDSU’s Walker decided to have some fun on Twitter as strangers mistakenly used his handle to refer to the governor, and his friends played up the confusion. Read more

WDSU’s Scott Walker Will Be Anchoring the News, Not Facing a Recall Election, Tomorrow

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (left) is currently fighting for his political life ahead of tomorrow’s recall election. This presents a fairly hilarious problem for another Scott Walker (right) who anchors the evening newscasts at New Orleans NBC-affiliate WDSU.

WDSU’s Walker has been flooded with messages from Facebook and Twitter users who have mistaken him for the controversial governor. The good-natured anchor, who has been confused with the governor before, recently posted “An Open Letter to the People of Wisconsin” on his personal blog about the mix-up:

There are people though who are a bit confused, like the person who tweeted his family’s support to me this morning. There are many others like him. Reach out to them. Reveal the truth. Let them know that I have much better hair than your Scott Walker…and I’ll be in New Orleans anchoring the news on June 5.

WDSU’s Walker also poked fun at the confusion via Twitter: Read more

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