Ullrich joins KVLY-KXJB from KOMU in Columbia, MO, where he has been a multimedia journalist, weekend anchor and live truck operator since 2008. He began his television career at KMEG, the CBS-affiliate in Sioux City, IA.
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WSIL — the ABC affiliate serving southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri — has replaced paper copies of scripts with iPads.
Getting rid of physical scripts will save the station an estimated $4,000 a year in paper costs, according to the WSIL website. Paper scripts — kept on hand in case of a teleprompter failure — are printed for each anchor and can generate as many as 100 pages for a half-hour newscast.
“I’m devastated by it,” station manager Deborah Gay told the Albany Herald this week, saying that everyone at the WFXL is in a state of shock. “Terry was a great person to work with. I’m sorry this has happened.”
According to the Herald, Graham died “after a long illness.” After working for many years as an anchor and news director with the Albany, GA station, Graham left three months ago.
WFXL remembered Graham during a recent newscast (video here).
Smith joined WFXL in 2009 and had been working as a reporter for the Fox-affiliate, which is one of two local news stations in Albany.
“Taking the job made me happy and sad,” Smith told the Albany Herald. “I was extremely happy about getting this promotion during Black History Month because I was kind of shocked it had never happened before. My frame of reference was always large metro areas that had black and Hispanic anchors.”
Smith was raised in Marietta, GA and earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
“I look at being the first black main news anchor in Albany as a personal responsibility,” she said. “I want to be the best reporter and news anchor I can be, but I also want to be a good role model, specifically for young black women.” Read more