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WGHP Adds 4:00 P.M. Newscast

piedmontnewsstation400WGHP, the Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate, has announced it will launch a 4:00 p.m. newscast on April 21.

WGHP news director Karen Koutsky promises a “very different” newscast from the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. shows.

“Viewers are looking for more consumer news, entertainment and fun at that hour,” Kotsky said in a statement. “Of course, we’ll still cover weather, breaking news and headlines, but we’ll also have something a little different to offer.”

In February, the station expanded its Noon and 6:00 p.m. shows by thirty minutes.

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Joe Dominguez to Join WGHP as Reporter

dominguez_krdoJoe Dominguez is joining Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate WGHP as a reporter.

Dominguez told TVSpy he starts in Mid-March.

He had worked for Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO for 12 years.

WGHP Expands Two Newscasts

wghp studio_304x200Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate WGHP announced Friday it will expand two newscasts by a half hour.

Beginning February 3, 2014, the station said it will add the time to both its Noon and 6:00 p.m. news.

The Noon news will now run until 1:00 p.m. while the 6:00 p.m. will now air until 7:00 p.m.

Jim Himes Named General Manager at WGHP

wghp logoJim Himes has been named president and general manager of WGHP, Local TV’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., Broadcasting & Cable reports.

Himes joins WGHP from WREG, Local TV’s CBS affiliate in Memphis, Tenn., where he was station manager since 2011 and general sales manager since 2007.

“Jim is one of a kind,” Local TV CEO Bobby Lawrence said in a statement. “The enthusiasm and commitment he brings to this business is unrivaled. We’ll certainly miss him in Memphis, but he’s a great fit for WGHP. We couldn’t be happier for him.”

At WGHP, Himes replaces Karen Adams, who left the station to run WJZY-WMYT, Fox’s newly-acquired duopoly in Charlotte.

Scarlett Greyson Joins KTBC From KAMC

Scarlett Greyson is joining KTBC, the Fox owned station in Austin, next month. She will anchor the station’s new weekend morning newscasts, which will air from 6 to 8 a.m. beginning September 7.

Greyson was most recently a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KAMC, the ABC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. She began her career with internships at “NBC Nightly News,” KTRK in Houston and WGHP in Greensboro, N.C.

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Brandon Jones Set to Join WTOL in Toledo

Brandon Jones is joining Toledo CBS affiliate WTOL as a morning anchor and reporter. In a note to staffers obtained by TVSpy, news director CJ Hoyt said Jones will begin at WTOL August 12.

“He’ll get acclimated his first couple days and be on the air that week co-anchoring with Melissa Andrews … We’re very excited to have him on board!” Hoyt wrote.

Jones moves to Toledo from Greensboro, N.C., where he is a reporter at WGHP. He has previously worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KBTV in Beaumont, Texas and as an associate producer at WDIV in Detroit.

WGHP Names New Morning Anchor

Julie Grant will join Brad Jones, Cindy Farmer, and Kerry Charles for the morning news on Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate WGHP.

“Julie has the beauty, brains and genuine charm that could have gotten her into much larger TV markets,” Karen Koutsky, vice president of News for WGHP, said in a statement. “We know viewers are going to love her.”

Grant comes to WGHP from Pittsburgh, where she was an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County. Before that she was a morning anchor and a reporter for WTOV in Steubenville, OH. She replaces Katie Nordeen who moved to evenings in January. Her first day will be Monday, June 10.

Fox Names Council Bradshaw VP of Creative Services at WJZY-WMYT

Council Bradshaw has been named vice president of creative services for WJZY-WMYT, Fox’s anticipated duopoly in Charlotte. His appointment is effective May 28.

Bradshaw has been principal partner and chief director of photography for DejaView Media in Greensboro, N.C. since 2006. Before that, he was vice president of creative services for WGHP in Greensboro. The move reunites him with WJZY-WMYT general manager Karen Adams, who worked at WGHP until joining Fox earlier this year.

“His creativity, vision and drive will help build the platform for news and marketing innovations for the market we serve,” Adams said of Bradshaw in announcing the hire.

Jim Clayton Named Interim GM at WGHP

Jim Clayton has been named interim president and general manager at WGHP, Local TV’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., according to TVNewsCheck.

Clayton stepped down as general manager of KOMO in Seattle last year. Prior to his six years in Seattle, Clayton helmed WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City.

Clayton temporarily replaces Karen Adams, who was recently named VP-GM of WJZY and WMYT, Fox’s anticipated duopoly in Charlotte.

Fox Names Karen Adams VP-GM of Anticipated Charlotte Duopoly

Fox has named Karen Adams vice president and general manager of WJZY and WMYT in Charlotte. Fox is acquiring the duopoly from Capitol Broadcasting pending FCC approval.

Adams has been president and general manager of WGHP, the Fox affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., for the past 16 years. WGHP was a Fox O&O from 1996-2008.

“Karen has managed one of the most successful stations in the country. I couldn’t be happier to welcome her back,” Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a statement.

Before being promoted to general manager, Adams held several other positions at WGHP, including VP of programming and VP of creative services and community involvement. Her first job at the station was as a camera operator.

“This is such a unique and exciting opportunity to run WJZY AND WMYT for FOX in Charlotte,” Adams said in a statement. “North Carolina is my home and I look forward to rejoining my FOX Television Station colleagues.”

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