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Ed Reams New WKOW News Director

reams wkowEd Reams has been named news director at Madison, WI, ABC affiliate WKOW.

Reams comes to WKOW from WISN in Milwaukee, WI, where he has been assistant news director since 2011. He has also worked as news director at WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA, as a reporter/anchor at WDSU in New Orleans and as a reporter at WXIA in Atlanta.

WKOW VP & GM Tom Allen told TVSpy, Reams starts September 15.

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News Director Out at Madison ABC Affiliate

wkowJoe Radske, news director for Quincy Broadcasting owned WKOW in Madison, WI, is out at the station.

A Quincy spokesperson told TVSpy, as of today Radske no longer worked at the Madison ABC affiliate.

Radske was named news director in 2012.

Jamie Hersch Joins Fox Sports North

After three years at WKOW in Madison, Jamie Hersch is joining Fox Sports North as a sideline reporter.

Hersch joined WKOW in 2009 as an anchor and reporter and moved to the sports department in 2011. Most recently, she has been the station’s weekend sports anchor and reporter.

At Fox Sports North, she will cover the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and University of Minnesota hockey. Her first day will be February 17.

“I’m thrilled to return home to the Twin Cities to cover the teams I grew up cheering for,” Hersch said in a statement. “This opportunity with Fox Sports North will allow me to connect with other Minnesotans on the teams we all love.”

Kansas City’s KSHB Hires Reporter Mitch Weber

Mitch Weber is the newest reporter for KSHB, the NBC-affiliate in Kansas City.

“I’m really excited to get started,” he told Bottom Line Communications. “I’ve always said the KC market is my ‘network’ dream. I plan to stay here and retire.”

Weber was most recently a freelance reporter at WDAF, the Fox-affiliate in Kansas City. He has previously worked at KSNT in Topeka, WGBA in Green Bay, WKOW in Madison and WAOW in Wausau, WI. His first day at KSHB was yesterday.

WISC Takes Over Production Of WMSN’s 9 p.m. News

In Madison, the start of a new year has brought changes to the 9 p.m. newscast on Fox-affiliate WMSN: the  program, previously produced by ABC-affiliate WKOW, is now produced by CBS-affiliate WISC.

The changes took effect on January 1. WKOW has been producing WMSN’s 35-minute 9 p.m. newscast since 1999.

WMSN general manager Kerry Johnson told the Wisconsin State Journal that the swap was “a business decision.”

WMSN is using the opportunity for a staff expansion, the State Journal reports. Three people have already been hired: anchor Michelle Carolla, who was formerly an anchor at WBTW, a news producer, and a yet-to-be identified sports anchor.

WEHT Staffers Relocate After Evansville Merger Leaves Them Unemployed

In the aftermath of Evansville’s WEHT merger with WTVW last week, some prominent staffers at the station who were casualties of the joint operation have secured new jobs, the Evansville Courier-Press reports.

Among them are reporters Danielle Lama (pictured) and Daniela Perallon, who both joined WEHT in September, and producers Jason Pumo and Rachel Powers.

Lama will join WKOW, the ABC-affiliate in Madison, and Perallon will join WHNT, the CBS-affiliate in Huntsville, AL.

On the production side, Pumo, who produced the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts for WEHT, has been hired as an executive producer at WJTV in Jackson, MS. Powers joins Waterman Broadcasting in Fort Myers, FL.