“Robb brings a wealth of meteorological experience, especially in severe weather coverage. He has passion for the science and understanding of the changing dynamics of weather that is Central Indiana,” said news director Steve Bray. “Robb has experience both as a researcher and scientist in climatology and as an on-air meteorologist. This background not only ensures Hoosiers an accurate forecast, but a dedication to their safety in times of severe weather.”
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“Steve’s varied and experienced background in news and weather, as well as his dedication to being a first informer with digital and on-air, makes him the ideal candidate to lead our news department,” said WISH president and general manager Jeff White. “Steve has made a tremendous positive impact in every one of his many roles at WISH-TV. I look forward to this success continuing as news director.” Read more
A WRTV spokesman on Thursday confirmed that Finch was no longer with the station, but declined to provide details, citing station policy that prohibits commenting on personnel matters.
“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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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