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Nurse Says CEO of West Virginia Station Group was ‘Grossly Reckless’ During Insurance Exam

WVMediaThe Charleston Daily Mail reports a registered nurse is suing the CEO of West Virginia Media Holdings, parent company of TV stations in West Virginia and Ohio, over claims he left her with post traumatic stress disorder after an insurance physical.

Melinda Heiss says she went to the Huntington, WV, CBS affiliate WOWK to perform a physical on Bray Cary, Jr. because he was buying life insurance. Heiss says Cary became “very hostile and belligerent” towards her when she started asking questions during the physical.

Heiss claims Cary twice pulled hair out of her head while grabbing her phone away from her. She also said he used an office rather than a restroom to pee into his urine sample cup and came out of the office with his pants unzipped.

Heiss said he was “very rude and insulting” when he gave her the sample. The lawsuit claims Cary’s conduct during the examination was “willful, wanton, grossly reckless and indifferent to its effects” on Heiss and was “rude, crude, belligerent, insulting, provoking” and caused the woman to fear for her safety.

Heiss alleges the entire ordeal caused her to suffer severe emotional distress, so much so that she quit her job “because she was no longer able to perform her duties as a registered nurse.” She also claims that a psychiatrist diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more

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Meteorologist Brittany Rainey Joins KJRH

KJRH, the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, announced Brittany Rainey will be its new weekend evening meteorologist.

“I’m very excited to be here.  Everybody has been so wonderful, including the weather,” Rainey said in her first broadcast for the station.  You can watch the video of her in action after the jump.

Previously, she was weekend forecaster for four CBS affiliates as part of the West Virginia Media Holdings group, WOWK in Huntington, WVNS in Lewisburg, WTRF in Wheeling and WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virgina.  The stations share resources to better cover the state.  Rainey has also worked in Lincoln, NE and Missoula, MT.

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Craig McKee to Join WISN as Evening Anchor

Craig McKee is the newest addition to WISN, the ABC-affiliate in Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.

McKee will co-anchor the 10 p.m. newscast with Kathy Mykleby beginning in early April. He will begin reporting for the station on March 26.

He joins WISN from KFMB, the CBS-affiliate in San Diego, where he was a weekend anchor. He has previously worked at WOWK in Huntington and KPNX in Phoenix.

The 10 p.m. anchor spot has been open since July, according to the Business Journal. Co-anchor Toya Washington switched to part time to spend more time with her family. She continues to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast and will be paired with Jason Newton beginning later this month.

Friends Remember Don Harman: ‘He Always Had Us Laughing From The Minute We Saw Him’

In the aftermath of Don Harman‘s tragic death, TVSpy asked friends and colleagues of Harman’s to share their stories of the beloved Kansas City meteorologist. In their own words, here are their memories:

KSHB chief meteorologist Gary Lezak:

Don Harman, Joe Lauria, Jeff Penner and I would get together every year at the end of tornado season in June. We would meet at an area restaurant after Don finished his morning shift and spend a few hours talking about weather, the behind the scenes of the business, and more.  He always had us laughing from the minute we saw him.  We did this almost every year until he started his family a few years ago.

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WDAF Meteorologist Don Harman Dies From Apparent Suicide

Don Harman, the longtime morning meteorologist at WDAF in Kansas City, died yesterday. He was 41.

Sources say Harman’s death was a suicide, although the station has not yet announced an official cause of death. The 12-year veteran of the station was on the air as recently as yesterday.

Before WDAF’s Karli Ritter delivered the weather report on this morning’s newscast, anchors Mark Alford and Loren Halifax read a statement similar to what the station posted on Facebook early this morning. Read more

Longtime WOWK Anchor Sandra Cole Lands at ONN

Sandra Cole, who is ending a 17-year run with WOWK in Huntington, WV, is set to join ONN, a Dispatch Broadcast-owned cable news channel serving Ohio.

Cole will anchor ONN’s evening news block alongside Mike Kallmeyer. She’s scheduled to make her on-air debut on Monday, October 24th.

“Sandra is very excited to join ONN and embark on a new challenge,” said ONN news director Greg Fisher. “We are delighted that she has joined our staff and I am certain that her talent, experience and enthusiasm will prove to be invaluable to our network.”

WOWK announced in August that Cole was leaving the station at the end of her contract, which expires in October. In the meantime, Cole continues to anchor the CBS-affiliate’s 6, 7, and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Sandra Cole Announces Fall Departure from WOWK

Sandra Cole, who has been with CBS affiliate WOWK since 1994, announced she will leave Huntington, WV and pursue new opportunities when her contract is up this fall.

Cole, who currently anchors the 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11p.m. broadcasts, is currently on vacation with her family. According to WOWK, she will return from vacation Wednesday and continue to anchor her regular broadcasts through October, when her contract expires.

“Sandra has been a part of our community for 17 years…and we will miss her,” said station vice president Larry Cottrill. “We wish her the best in the next chapter of her life.”

Cole has worked in several other local markets, including Tampa and Sioux City, IA. She has not announced her future plans.