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Former Buffalo Meteorologist Lands in Louisville

shaw signing whas croppedBryan Shaw, the meteorologist who reportedly made a quick exit from Buffalo’s WIVB, has been hired in Louisville, KY.

WHAS GM Linda Danna confirmed with TVSpy Shaw will be the weekend weather guy and will also work as a general assignment reporter.

“I can now announce that I have accepted a position with WHAS in Louisville,” Shaw wrote on his facebook page. “I start July 7th and will be leaving WNY at the end of the month. Thank you everyone for your kind words over the past two weeks and please keep in touch!”

Shaw has also worked at WOWK in Huntington, WV, and WOAY in Beckley, WV.

[The Buffalo News]

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WHAS Hires David Seals as News Director

whas logo_304x200David Seals has been named news director at Louisville, KY, ABC affiliate WHAS.

WHAS GM Linda Danna confirmed with TVSpy Seals begins his new job June 2. Seals is the assistant news director for Nashville FOX affiliate WZTV.

WHAS initially hired Josh Eure from Gannett owned KPNX in Phoenix but he never started. At the time, Danna told TVSpy Eure “decided to remain in Phoenix” after a flap about his legal troubles surfaced.

Jim Hice Named News Director at KCEN

kcen logoJim Hice has been named news director at KCEN, the NBC affiliate in Waco, the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.

“We’re extremely lucky to have a news director of Jim’s caliber to continue KCEN-HD’s mission: the pursuit of reporting excellence with a tradition of community involvement,” KCEN VP-GM Gayle Kiger said.

Hice comes from WHAS, the ABC affiliate in Louisville, where he has been the assistant news director for four years. He succeeds Jim Holland, who has been the KCEN news director for five years.

Josh Eure Out as WHAS News Director Before He Started

eure_whasJosh Eure, who was scheduled to start Monday as news director for Gannett operated station WHAS will not be coming to the Louisville ABC affiliate after all.

WHAS GM Linda Danna told TVSpy, “Josh has decided to remain in Phoenix.”

>UPDATE: KPNX GM John Misner told TVSpy Eure will stay in his position as assistant ND at the Phoenix station.

In a TVSpy exclusive, Eure responded to reports of his legal troubles in Phoenix as publicized by subscription media site Newsblues who first reported today’s news.

“All of the charges brought against me were dismissed by the State of Arizona due to ‘No reasonable likelihood of conviction,.’ End of story,” wrote Eure. “Since the State itself has opted not to pursue its opportunity to ‘prove me guilty’ it is unconscionable that I should stand accused by a gossip media website.”

Eure was the assistant news director of Gannett’s Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX before being named news director at WHAS.

WHAS News Director Responds to Reports of Legal Troubles

eure_whas_304Josh Eure, newly named news director for Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS is speaking out about reports of his legal issues before being named to the position.

TVSpy asked Eure to comment on an article in subscription media site Newsblues.com detailing his arrest record and subsequent dismissal of charges before he got the job at WHAS.

According to reports, he had a couple of minor traffic arrests but his final brush with the law came in December 2013 when he was allegedly pulled over arrested for DUI and alleged drug possession.

“It is unfortunate that this media source and well established “gossip” website has chosen to report the story inaccurately,” Eure said in a statement to TVSpy.

The facts surrounding this incident are a matter of public record and have been available for well over a month, however this website is clearly more interested in a salacious story than the facts.  It was a malicious attempt to assassinate my character, and my response to the story is as follows: Read more

Josh Eure Named WHAS News Director

eure_whasWHAS has named Josh Eure executive news director supporting the Louisville ABC affiliate.

Eure comes to the Louisville ABC affiliate from Gannett owned Phoenix station KPNX where he was assistant news director.

“Josh is the dynamic leader that we need guiding our award-winning veteran news team,” WHAS president and GM Linda Danna said in a statement. “Josh is adept at the three-screen approach to news gathering and dissemination; a necessity for the WHAS newsroom.”

Before working at KPNX, Eure was a senior producer for ABC World News Now. He also worked as a coordinating producer for World News Now and Good Morning America and at WWOR in New York, WSB in Atlanta and WFOR in Miami.

WHAS is owned by Sander Operating Co. Gannett provides operating services to the station.

[Louisville Courier-Journal]

WDRB General Manager Questions Credibility of Courier-Journal Poll

bill lamb wdrb point of viewBill Lamb, the general manager at Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB, is under fire for implying in an on-air editorial (video after the jump) that a poll about Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell was “rigged” by the “ultra-liberal” Louisville Courier-Journal. Lamb said the poll — which was conducted by SurveyUSA for The Courier-JournalThe Lexington Herald and two of WDRB’s rival stations, WHAS and WKYT — “not surprisingly” finds McConnell, the incumbent Republican, trailing challenger Alison Grimes 46 to 42 in the U.S. Senate race.

James Miller of WFPL, Louisville’s NPR station, penned a column on the editorial, writing Lamb’s conclusions “are not backed with facts” (links are from the original column): Read more

Louisville High School Students Find Local Stations Report A Lot on Crime

louisville_stationsA yearly study of Louisville TV stations by students at a local High school found local Louisville TV stations spent more time reporting on crime than any other story.

For the study, journalism students at the duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY, watched twenty hours of WAVE (NBC) WHAS (ABC), WLKY (CBS) and WDRB (FOX) and also read the “A” section of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Then they wrote down what stories they saw and tabulated the results.

The study found 40.5% of the reporting was on crime. Social issues and human interest came in second, taking up 18.5% of the reporting.

The station leading the crime reporting was WLKY which devoted 52% of its time to crime, up from 37% a year ago. By comparison, runner-up WHAS reported crime 49% of the time compared to last place finisher WDRB which reported on crime 31% of the time. Read more

Former Louisville GM Dies After Cancer Fight

Neil Kuvin, former general manager of Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS, died Monday morning after battling cancer for more than five years.

Kuvin had been GM at WHAS from 1987 until 1991 and oversaw the station’s move to ABC  in September 1990. He launched the WHAS TV Excel Award, an honor given to an exceptional teacher at a Kentucky or Southern Indiana school.

He is survived by his wife Anita, six children and nine grandchildren. Kuvin was 75.

WATCH: ‘Hello Newman’: Louisville Anchor Delivers Seinfeld Themed Sportscast

Last week Adam Lefkoe delivered a pro wrestling themed sportscast for Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS. This week? He chose the king of the 90′s sitcoms, “Seinfeld” as his muse.

Using the theme music from the show that aired between 1989 and 1998, Lefkoe sprinkled 41 “Seinfeld” references throughout his 11:00 p.m. Sunday night sports report. For his effort, all he got was a ‘slow clap’ and an attempted ‘Elaine Dance’ from co-anchor Chelsea Rabideau.

Lefkoe told TVSpy he’s planning on doing more themed sportscasts, which he’s branded #Sportcast, a concept he’s developed where he crowd-sources ideas for his weekend report. On his Tumblr page, he said he does it to engage his audience.

“Simply throw out a question on social media and farm the results,” Lefkoe said on his Tumblr page. “If no one responds, welp, just do your normal sportscast. If they reach out, embrace them. The return is a wonderful exchange of ideas.” Read more

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