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Alex Holley Joins WTXF As Co-Host of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Alex Holley is joining WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia, as co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia.” Holley will co-anchor alongside Mike Jerrick beginning later this summer, replacing Shinelle Jones, who signed off in March.

Holley, who joins WTXT from WMBF in Myrtle Beach, stopped by “Good Day Philadelphia” yesterday. Watch:

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Myrtle Beach Reporter Charged with Trespassing

Michael Maely, an anchor for Myrtle Beach, SC, NBC affiliate WMBF, has been charged with trespassing after trying to get a comment from the parents of Tammy Moorer, who is charged with kidnapping and murder.

According to a court summons from the State of South Carolina, on February 27, Maely entered the land of Tammy’s father William Caison, located on the 8700 block of Highway 814 in Myrtle Beach. The Horry County Police report states there are about 100 “no trespassing” signs around Caison’s property.

In video on the station’s website Maely can be seen approaching Caison’s home while a woman standing on the porch appears to take his picture.

“Hi there, with WMBF News,” said Maely in the video. “Can we talk to you about your daughter Tammy, or your sister Tammy?”

Instead, the family called police.

According to the police report, Caison told police that after being told to leave the property, Maely attempted to force the door open. Maely told police that he did not come within eight feet of Caison’s door. Read more

Meteorologist Katy Morgan Leaving WXIX

katy morgan wxixKaty Morgan is leaving Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX for a chief meteorologist job in a larger market, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Morgan joined WXIX in 2010 as the weekend morning meteorologist. She will sign off from the station when her contract expires on December 31. “We certainly don’t blame her for taking his opportunity, because we have a chief (Steve Horstmeyer) and we are very happy with him,” general manager Bill Lanesey told the Enquirer.

Before WXIX, Morgan worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach and KSNT in Topeka, Kansas.

Alan DeFlorio Named Local Sales Manager at KSTP-KSTC

Alan DeFlorio is joining KSTP-KSTC in Minneapolis-St. Paul as local sales manager. His first day will be May 20.

DeFlorio comes from WJCL-WTGS in Savannah. He has also worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach, WHNS in Greenville and WMTV in Madison.

“We are excited to bring Alan to the team. His experience speaks for itself and I’m confident the stations will benefit from all he has to offer,” KSTP-KSTC director of sales Ray Mirabella said in a statement.

A.J. Ross Joins WKYC in Cleveland

A.J. Ross is joining Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC on April 15, according to the station’s Director’s Cut blog.

Ross will be a multimedia journalist at WKYC. She comes from Pittsburgh, where she was most recently a freelance reporter for ABC affiliate WTAE and the New Pittsburgh Courier.

Ross has also worked at WSYX in Columbus as a reporter for the evening newscasts and at WMBF in Myrtle Beach, S.C. as a reporter and anchor.

WXIX Hires Investigative Reporter Matthew Nordin

Investigative reporter Matthew Nordin has joined WXIX, the Fox-affiliate in Cincinnati.

“He will hit the air the first day of sweeps (Thursday) with a great investigative story about dangerous truck drivers in our area,” news director Matt Miller told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Nordin joins WXIX from WMBF in Myrtle Beach, where he has been an investigative reporter and morning anchor since 2008. He has also worked at KTVA in Anchorage and WSPA in Spartanburg, SC.

Man Shoves WMBF Reporter on Live TV, Grabs Her Microphone, and Yells ‘N’ Word

WMBF‘s Ashley Taylor was reporting live from Myrtle Beach during the NBC-affiliate’s 11 p.m. newscast on Wednesday when a young man grabbed her microphone, shoved her out of the way, and began yelling into the camera.

Taylor was reporting on a crackdown on crime in the area when the incident occurred. Police later arrested 20-year-old Justin Moore and charged him with misdemeanor assault and battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

After grabbing Taylor’s mic, Moore yelled “I am that ['N' word],” before WMBF cut away. Read more

WWBT GM Named Group VP at Raycom

WWBT general manager Don Richards has reportedly been promoted to group vice president at Raycom Media, which owns and/or operates 45 stations in 36 markets. Richards currently serves as regional vice president for the company.

Richards will continue to work from WWBT in Richmond, according to Broadcasting & Cable, which first broke the news, but will add more responsibilities.

In addition to overseeing WWBT and its sister station WUPV, Richards is currently in charge of WECT and WSFX in Wilmington and WMBF Myrtle Beach.

“Join me in congratulating Don on this deserved recognition,” said Raycom Executive VP-COO Wayne Daugherty in an internal memo obtained by B&C, “and wishing him much success as he assumes a larger role in the Company’s station group management structure.”