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Deanna Dewberry Joins KXAS As Consumer and Investigative Reporter

Last month, we told you about Deanna Dewberry was moving to KXAS in Dallas. Today, the NBC O&O has officially announced her hire as a consumer and investigative reporter.

Dewberry joins KXAS’ recently revamped investigative team, which is lead by reporter Scott Friedman.

“With the successful launch of our investigative team earlier this year, the timing is perfect for an experienced reporter like Deanna to take on issues very practical to us as consumers,” KXAS VP of news Susan Tully said in a statement. Read more

Deanna Dewberry Joins KXAS From WISH

Deanna Dewberry will join Dallas NBC O&O KXAS next month, a station spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

Dewberry will be a consumer and investigative reporter for KXAS. She comes to the station from WISH in Indianapolis, where she co-anchors the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts. News of Dewberry’s KXAS hire was first reported by NewsBlues.

It is a return to Dallas for the Texas native, who used to be an anchor and reporter at WFAA in Dallas. She has also worked at KLBK and KCBD in Lubbock, Tex., and KTHV in Little Rock.

WTHR Officially Announces the Hire of Angela Buchman from Rival WISH

It’s official: Indianapolis meteorologist Angela Buchman is joining WTHR, the NBC affiliate, next year.

Buchman signed off from rival WISH, the CBS affiliate, last month. The long-rumored move, officially announced today by WTHR, will happen in September 2013, when Buchman’s non-compete clause with WISH expires.

In a statement announcing the move, WTHR news director Keith Connors said Buchman’s hire “underscores our long-term and on-going commitment to being the leader in weather coverage.”

“Angela will make a significant contribution to our team and to keeping Hoosier families safe from the storm,” Connors said. “I couldn’t be happier that she will be joining us.”

News Director Patti McGettigan Out at WISH

Patti McGettigan is out as news director of Lin-owned CBS affiliate WISH. McGettigan, who updated her Facebook timeline on Friday with the news, had been with Lin for the last 17 years and with WISH for the last 3. She joined from WOOD-TV 8 where she’d spent 14 years as executive producer, assistant news director and, starting in 2001, news director.

Earlier this summer, popular meteorologist Angela Buchman left WISH to join crosstown rival WTHR. An Indiana native, Buchman had been with WISH since 2001.

The Indiana Business Journal has the latest Indy ratings, which show WISH at #2 or #3 behind WTHR (NBC) and WXIN (FOX) in the May book, vs. May 2011, with all stations’ newscasts down. In particular, WISH at 5 p.m. was down 17.6 percent and at 6pm down 40.9 percent year-over year.

Meteorologist Angela Buchman Exits WISH

Meteorologist Angela Buchman has officially said goodbye to Indianapolis CBS-affiliate WISH, the Indianapolis Business Journal reports:

Buchman has been absent from the station’s weathercasts since Monday, and she is no longer listed on its website. A phone call made to Buchman Thursday at WISH was forwarded to a voice mail no longer in service.

Buchman is expected to join rival WTHR, the NBC-affiliate, next year after she sits out a non-compete clause in her contract. She has been a meteorologist at WISH since 2001, earning two Emmy awards for “best weathercaster” during her tenure at the station.

WISH Meteorologist Angela Buchman Moving Across the Street to WTHR

Popular Indianapolis meteorologist Angela Buchman is leaving WISH to join crosstown rival WTHR.

An Indiana native, Buchman has been with WISH since 2001. According to multiple sources, she is set to depart the LIN Media flagship for a job at WTHR, the market’s #1 station.

Neither of the stations are willing to talk about the move and Buchman has not responded to TVSpy’s emails.

As the Indianapolis Business Journal points out, it’s unclear what the move means for WTHR’s primary meteorologist Chris Wright, who has been with the station since 1999. Read more

10 Local Stations Win SPJ Awards

Several local stations have won Sigma Delta Chi awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Awards were given to a small-market and large-market station in five categories — breaking news coverage, documentaries, feature reporting, investigative reporting and public service in television journalism.

Large market winners were WISH in Indianapolis, KLAS in Las Vegas, News 12 Westchester, KPHO in Phoenix and WIVB in Buffalo. Small market station winners were WGXA in Macon, GA, KOMU in Columbia, KCRG in Cedar Rapids, WVUE in New Orleans and WTWO in Terre Haute, IN.

A full list of local news winners is after the jump. Read more

WBBM Adds Reporters Marissa Bailey, Brad Edwards

There will be a pair of new reporters at WBBM next week. Marissa Bailey (pictured) and Brad Edwards are joining the CBS O&O, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bailey joins the station after five years as a reporter and anchor at WGRZ. She left the Buffalo NBC-affiliate in January to move to Chicago with her boyfriend.

Edwards is an investigative reporter who was cut loose at WISH, the CBS-affiliate in Indianapolis, in December. He was halfway through his three-year contract at the time, and was reportedly dismissed due to budget constraints at the station.

Bailey and Edwards will both start at WBBM on Monday.

Morning Anchor Joy Dumandan Out at WISH?

Just three weeks after denying reports that Joy Dumandan‘s contract at WISH had not been renewed, station management is now refusing to comment on the status of the morning anchor’s employment.

After investigative reporter Brad Edwards was fired from the Indianapolis CBS-affiliate, it was reported that Dumandan, who anchored the 5 to 8 a.m. newscast, had also been cut loose. WISH general manager Jeff White denied those reports, saying the morning anchor was just on vacation. Dumandan reported for the station after White’s denial, but has not been on the air at WISH since January 6.

Dumandan’s absence has been a topic of conversation on the station’s Facebook page, with several viewers inquiring about the morning anchor’s whereabouts. WISH has responded to each of the posts with a one-sentence statement that reads, “I understand you have questions, however it is our policy not to comment on personnel matters.” Read more

Indianapolis Meteorologist Cliff Nicholson Dies at 62

Cliff Nicholson, a veteran meteorologist with more than 20 years of forecasting Indianapolis weather, died Friday morning. He was 62.

Nicholson was most recently a meteorologist at NBC-affiliate WTHR. He joined the station in 1998 and worked full-time for six years, occasionally returning on a freelance basis after he left in 2004. He also worked at CBS-affiliate WISH and ABC-affiliate WRTV.

WTHR chief meteorologist Chris Wright remembers Nicholson as “just a real nice guy,” according to a statement on the station’s website.

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