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WNCT Adds Stephanie Shultz as News Director

wnct_logo_304Stephanie Shultz has been named news director of Greenville, NC, CBS affiliate WNCT.

Shultz fills the empty slot left by Ingrid Johansen‘s departure in March. It’s a move within Media General for Shultz, who is currently executive producer at WSLS in Roanoke, VA.

WNCT VP & GM Vickie Jones confirmed with TVSpy, Schultz starts next Monday.

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Ingrid Johansen Out as WNCT News Director

wnct_logo_304Ingrid Johansen is no longer the news director for Greenville, NC, CBS affiliate WNCT.

A WNCT spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy, Johansen was no longer with the station.

Before coming to WNCT in October 2012, Johansen managed Frank Palombo’s run for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District. She had also worked for Greenville’s WCTI as news director.

WNCT Adds Angela Green as Anchor

green_wnct_croppedWNCT has announced the addition of Angela Green as anchor for the Greenville, NC, CBS affiliate.

Green will co-anchor with Jeff Varner on the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news.

“We’re thrilled to have Angela joining the 9 On Your Side News team,” said news director Ingrid Johansen in a statement. “She brings her experience, dedication and passion to the News Desk.”

Green comes to WNCT from Pioneer Electric Cooperative where she was communications manager. She has also worked at WAKA in Montgomery, AL, and WVTM in Birmingham, AL.

Amanda Goodman Joins KWWL From WNCT

Amanda Goodman is joining KWWL, the NBC affiliate in Waterloo, as co-anchor of the evening newscasts.

Goodman comes from Greenville, N.C., where she co-anchors the evening newscasts at CBS affiliate WNCT. She replaces Tara Thomas, who is leaving KWWL for a job with the local school district.

“It’s not an easy position to fill,” KWWL news director Dan Schillinger said in a statement. “But Amanda has the skills and the qualities we look for in a lead anchor. Her style and stories fit well with what we do here.”

Goodman begins at KWWL on July 8 and will anchor the evening newscasts beginning July 31. The official announcement from KWWL is after the jump. Read more

Meteorologist Dontae Jones Joins WNCT

Meteorologist Dontae Jones is joining WNCT, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C. Jones will appear on the morning and noon newscasts.

Jones, a graduate of Ohio State University, joins WNCT from The Ohio News Network, where he was the weekend morning meteorologist.

“We are thrilled to have Dontae joining the 9 On Your Side team, bringing his weather knowledge and engaging personality to our viewers across Eastern North Carolina,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.

Anchor Ryan Peterson Set to Join WNCT

Ryan Peterson is joining WNCT, Media General’s CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C.

Peterson will anchor the 5 p.m. newscast on WNCT and the 10 p.m. newscast on a CW-affiliated digital subchannel. Jeff Varner and Amanda Goodman will continue to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

“We are very fortunate to have Ryan joining the 9 On Your Side team.  His extensive journalism experience will be a compliment to our team,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.

Peterson joins the station from New York, where he has worked for YNN, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news network, since 2002.

Meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy Joins WDSU

Kweilyn Murphy is joining WDSU. Murphy will be the weekend meteorologist at the New Orleans NBC affiliate.

Murphy moves to New Orleans from Greenville, N.C., where she is the weekend meteorologist at WNCT. Prior to that, Murphy was a freelance meteorologist at KDKA in Pittsburgh. She has also worked at WQED multimedia.

Murphy begins at WDSU next month.

Ingrid Johansen Named News Director at WNCT

Ingrid Johansen has joined WNCT, the CBS affiliate for Greenville, NC, as news director.

Johansen, who had been out of TV for four years, last managed the congressional campaign for Frank Palombo, who lost his bid to represent North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District to challenger Walter Jones, Jr. in that race’s primary.

Previously, Johansen was news director at Greenville’s ABC affiliate WCTI.

>Update: WNCT vice president and general manager Vickie Jones told TVSpy, “Ingrid has television news management experience, local market knowledge, and a passion for news… All attributes that make her uniquely qualified to lead the best television news team in Eastern North Carolina!”

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New News Sets in Greenville, NC and Bakersfield, CA

Station owners and GMs continue to open their wallets for new news sets. The latest at Scripps-owned KERO-TV (ABC) in Bakersfield (upper left) and Media General-owned WNCT (CBS) in Greenville, NC (upper right).

NewscastStudio reports the KERO set is similar to Scripps’ KJRH-TV in Tulsa. KERO was one of the stations added to the Scripps portfolio when McGraw-Hill got out of the TV business late last year.

NewscastStudio says the new set at WNCT is designed around the stations new graphic look and “features a large anchor desk and working weather center.”

But it’s pretty clear that blues and browns are still the color of choice for TV news sets.

Jeff Varner Joins WNCT as Evening Anchor

Jeff Varner is joining WNCT, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C., as the anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Varner comes to Greenville from New York City, where he was a general assignment reporter at CW affiliate WPIX. He replaces Allan Hoffman, who is retiring after more than two decades at WNCT. Varner wrote an introductory blog post on the station’s website this week:

For two weeks I’ve been able to observe, and from behind the scenes, participate in the shows you’ve been watching.  It afforded me the opportunity to get to know people, understand how this “on-your-side” machine works, and better envision something even stronger.

I can’t fill Allan Hoffman’s shoes if I tried.  So I won’t.  Read more

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