“Sarah has been the architect of WMBF News’ aggressive multi-platform strategy and execution,” said Don Richards, Group VP of Raycom Media. ”The audience growth WMBF has earned through her extraordinary management of staff and resources has been remarkable. She is the natural choice to lead WMBF News forward as Vice President and General Manager”
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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:
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
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.
“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.
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.
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 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.”