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Hilary Golston Joins WKYC From WTVM

hilary golstonHilary Golston is joining WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, as a multimedia journalist and reporter. Golston begins in her new role April 14, according to the WKYC Director’s Cut blog.

“She’s very excited to help us make positive change and will now be closer to her family in Detroit,” WKYC news director Brennan Donnellan said.

Golston joins WKYC from WVTM, the NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., where she was the weekend evening anchor. Before that, she worked as a nightside fill-in reporter for WFRV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay.

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Chris Gloninger Joining WISN From WRGB

Meteorologist Chris Gloninger is joining WISN, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, OnMilwaukee.com reports.

Gloninger will be the weekend evening meteorologist at WISN. He moves to Milwaukee from Albany, where he was a meteorologist at CBS affiliate WRGB.

“Chris is a highly-skilled meteorologist who will be a great addition to the Weather Watch 12 Team,” WISN news director Chris Gegg told OnMilwaukee.com. “He has extensive experience reporting live in extreme weather conditions, including covering Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene.”

Gloninger replaces Luke Sampe, who is leaving WISN to be the chief meteorologist at WFRV in Green Bay.

Chief Meteorologist Tom Mahoney to Retire From WFRV

Meteorologist Tom Mahoney has announced he will retire from Green Bay CBS affiliate WFRV in June.

“I’m reaching retirement age,” Mahoney announced this week on WFRV. “I worked out an agreement with management here, and I’m quite happy, actually.”

Mahoney, who says he will be back to fill in on the station as needed, joined WFRV in 1972. He left in 1973 and worked at stations in Oklahoma City and Milwaukee before returning to WFRV in 1982 as chief meteorologist. [h/t NewsBlues]

Larry McCarren Joins WGBA as Sports Director

Larry McCarren is joining WGBA, the NBC affiliate in Green Bay, as sports director.

The announcement comes a year after McCarren’s departure from crosstown rival WFRV, where he worked for more than 24 years. McCarren played center for the Green Bay Packers for 12 seasons and was voted into the Pro Bowl in 1998. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992.

“I’m really looking forward to calling NBC26 my new TV home. The station has already made significant strides in re-establishing its local sports presence and I will do my best to contribute to that collective effort,” McCarren said in a statement.

“As a former Green Bay Packer player, Larry brings a special kind of insight that is highly focused on local sports in Northeast Wisconsin,” WGBA general manager Joe Poss said.”That will enable NBC26 to provide the best exclusive coverage to Packers fans.”

McCarren begins at WGBA on April 1.

WFRV Adds Kent Harrell as News Director, Launches 4 p.m. Newscast

WFRV in Green Bay, WI has unveiled a few changes to both its lineup and its leadership.

As expected, Kent Harrell has been named news director for the CBS affiliate.  Harrell, who comes from WTVO-WQRF in Rockford, IL, will be reunited with vice president and general manager Joe Denk who left that station last year to lead WFRV.

“As the former general manager of WQRF in Rockford, Illinois, I had the pleasure of working with Kent for many years,” Denk said in a statement. “With his extensive broadcast knowledge and industry experience, I am confident that Kent is the right person to lead our news initiatives at WFRV. We look forward to his contributions in his new role as we build upon our commitment to bring high-quality local news programming to our viewers while offering results-driven marketing opportunities for our advertisers.” Read more

Anchor Kris Schuller Returns to WFRV in Green Bay

Four years after signing off from WFRV, Kris Schuller is returning to the Green Bay CBS affiliate.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports Schuller will begin anchoring WFRV’s 4 p.m. newscast today. In joining the station, he has stepped down from his day job as media specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, as well as a position on the Brown County Board.

“Going through the changes that I have the last four years — leaving TV, working for state government, working for the county board, understanding the very important decisions that are made — yeah, it gives me a much better perspective on things,” Schuller told the Press Gazette. Read more

Nexstar Renews CBS Affiliation Agreements

Nexstar has renewed affiliation agreements with CBS for eight of its stations, the company announced today.

The long-term extensions are at KLBK in Lubbock, TX, KLST in San Angelo, TX, KTAB in Abilene, TX, WCIA in Decatur, IL, WFRV in Green Bay, WJMN in Marquette, WMBD in Peoria and WROC in Rochester. Mission Broadcasting has also renewed an affiliation agreement with CBS for KOLR in Springfield, MO, which Nexstar operates under a local marketing agreement.

“Our affiliation with CBS combined with our stations’ market-leading local news and unique community-focused programming allows us to deliver great entertainment and information to viewers as well as superior marketing solutions for advertisers,” Nexstar president and CEO Perry Sook said in a statement.

WTVO-WQRF Loses News Director, Managing Editor

The news director and managing editor at WTVO-WQRF in Rockford are both leaving the stations, according to the Rockford Register Star.

News director Kent Harrell, who has worked at WTVO-WQRF since 2007, will sign off from the stations on Friday. Harrell is expected to be named news director at WFRV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay, next week. The move is a reunion with general manager Joe Denk, who left WTVO-WQRF for WFRV last year.

Bob Schaper (pictured) is also leaving the stations after just three months as evening anchor and managing editor. He is a former print reporter who told the Register-Star that he plans to return to writing full-time. Read more

Longtime Green Bay Sports Anchor Joins WTMJ in Milwaukee to Cover Packers Football

Larry McCarren, who departed WFRV earlier this year after 24 years covering sports for the Green Bay CBS-affiliate, has signed on with WTMJ in Milwaukee to cover the Packers.

McCarren has been the color commentator for games on the Packers Radio Network since 1995. The flagship station of the Packers Radio Network is WTMJ-AM.

“Packers fans have enjoyed Larry’s work on the radio for many years and will now have the chance to see his detailed analysis and reporting on television in Milwaukee and online from anywhere in the world,” said Steve Wexler, the exectuive vice president of Journal Broadcast Group, which owns both WTMJ-TV and WTMJ-AM. Read more

Sports Director Larry McCarren Leaving WFRV

Veteran sports director Larry McCarren is leaving Green Bay’s WFRV after 24 years with the station, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

His final day at the CBS-affiliate will be Friday. In addition to being the station’s sports director, McCarren, a former center for the Green Bay Packers, is host of “Larry McCarren’s Locker Room,” a weekly show that airs during football season.

McCarren will continue as an analyst for the Packers Radio Network, according to the Press-Gazette.

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