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Stewart Moore to Mornings at WESH-WKCF

stewart mooreWESH has announced Stewart Moore will anchor the 7 to 9 a.m. newscast on sister station WKCF, the CW affiliate in Orlando, beginning April 21.

Moore joined WESH in 2011 as a weekend anchor and reporter. He will anchor alongside Michelle Imperato when she joins the station in June. Both Moore and Imperato will also appear on the WESH morning newscast, which airs from 5 to 7 a.m.

“Stewart brings a tremendous amount of energy and experience both as a reporter and anchor, and we are thrilled that he will be anchoring weekday mornings,” WESH news director Kirsten Wolff said in a statement.

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WESH Shifts Wimbledon Coverage to WKCF, Stays with Casey Anthony Trial

NBC affiliates across the country will carry coverage from Wimbledon this week, but the Orlando market’s NBC affiliate, WESH, will shift tennis coverage to their CW-affiliated sister station, WKCF, in favor of continuing Casey Anthony coverage.

WESH will remain in continuing coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, which resumed today after an unexpected stop this weekend, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day this week. WKCF will preempt regular programming in favor of Wimbledon coverage, which is slated to run for a large chunk of the daytime hours, through Friday. (View both station’s schedules here.)

This is the second time this month WESH has preempted NBC Sports coverage for the Casey Anthony trial — in June, they shifted U.S. Open programming to WKCF.

WESH Bumping U.S. Open for Casey Anthony

As NBC affiliates across the country carry the U.S. Open later this week, Orlando’s WESH will instead air what it has been carrying nearly nonstop: the Casey Anthony trial.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, WESH has decided to stick with its 9 to 5 coverage of the Anthony trial–which it launched last Wednesday–on Thursday and Friday and push NBC’s coverage of the 111th U.S. Open to sister station WKCF, a CW-affiliate.

General manager Jim Carter told the Sentinel that he is remaining committed to WESH’s coverage of the Anthony trial because he believes that it’s an important news story (it also doesn’t hurt that the trial has proved to be a bigger draw for Orlando viewers than major sporting events). Plus, WKCF has 100% market reach and will broadcast the golf championship in HD.

The U.S. Open will air on WKCF from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with WESH set to pick up coverage on Saturday and Sunday while the trial is on break for the weekend.