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WPSD Left with One Computer After Lightning Strikes Station

WPSD_06-04-2014_22.18.37Paducah, KY, NBC affiliate WPSD had to turn back the clock to get its newscast on air last night after multiple lightning strikes hit the station.

Viewers of the 10:00 p.m. news were greeted by anchor Todd Faulkner who explained why both he and meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina were sitting in the newsroom. “The station took multiple lightning strikes earlier this evening and it knocked out a lot of what we use everyday folks.”

Faulkner told viewers what was also posted on the station facebook page, that they were down to one computer with internet access.

At one point Faulkner who was using a stick mic, used his cellphone to conduct a live interview with a county emergency manager to check on damage in the area during the severe thunderstorm warnings.

The morning crew fared a little better than the 10:00 p.m. anchors did. They were able to use the studio, but were left without prompters. “Talk about a Throwback Thursday!” they wrote on teh station facebook page. “Lightning struck WPSD last night. Mike and I have no TelePrompTer this morning. We are back to paper scripts!”

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Holden Kurwicki Leaving North Carolina for Station in Kentucky

Kurwicki WPSD_croppedHolden Kurwicki is leaving Wilmington, NC, ABC affiliate WWAY for Paducah, KY, NBC affiliate WPSD.

“The move is bittersweet because it is an incredible career opportunity for me to further my career close to my southern Illinois home,” Kurwicki told the StarNews Online. “But leaving all of my friends and family in North Carolina made this one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made in my life.”

Before coming to WWAY in July 2012, Kurwicki worked at WNDU in South Bend, IN. He starts at WPSD March 31.

Kentucky Station Catches Republican Senators Huddling Over Shutdown Spin

Paducah, KY, NBC affiliate WPSD caught a glimpse of two leading Republicans talking about how they were going to talk about the shutdown.

WPSG news director Bill Evans told TVSpy the station had asked for an interview with Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. When he showed up in the right spot, “An NBC producer/camera team hooked the Senator up and the producer asked questions while we recorded the answers here in Paducah.”

While he was hanging out after the interview and WPSD was still recording Rand Paul, the junior Senator from Kentucky, approached the Republican Minority Leader and asked, “You got a second?” Read more

Howard Ain to Retire After 38 Years at WKRC

Howard Ain will retire from Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC at the end of this month, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Ain has worked as a consumer reporter at WKRC since 1975. He told the Enquirer he will continue to write his weekly consumer column for Community Press Newspapers, as well as make the occasional appearance on WKRC, after he signs off from the station.

Before joining WKRC, Ain worked at WLWD in Dayton, WPSD in Paducah, Ky. and KAIT in Jonesboro, Ark.

Kyle Mounce Joins WRTV From WPSD

Meteorologist Kyle Mounce is joining WRTV in Indianapolis from WPSD in Paducah, Ky.

Mounce, an Indiana native, will be the weekend meteorologist and weekday weather reporter at ABC affiliate WRTV. He has worked at NBC affiliate WPSD since 2008.

“We are happy to welcome Kyle back home to Indiana. He will be contributing to our live weather coverage on TV, on-line at theIndyChannel.com and on our expanding mobile and iPad news and weather apps,” news director Terri Cope-Walton said in a statement.

Josh Morgan Named News Director at WREX

Josh Morgan has been named news director at WREX, the NBC affiliate in Rockford, Ill., TVSpy has learned.

Morgan comes to WREX from WPSD in Paducah, Ky., where he has been an executive producer for the morning newscast since December 2011. Prior to WPSD, he spent four years at WLUK in Green Bay, where he produced news and sports.

Morgan replaces Mike Costello, who left WREX in December for a job with the Rockford Park District.

Polly Van Doren Named WKBW News Director

Polly Van Doren will take over as news director of Buffalo ABC-affiliate WKBW.

Van Doren comes to Buffalo from Springfield, MO, where she has been news director of KOLR-KOZL for 14 years. Leo Henning was named general manager of the stations last week.

Before joining KOLR-KOZL, Van Doren worked at WTVW in Evansville, where she was an anchor and managing editor, and WPSD in Paducah, where she was an anchor and reporter. She begins at WKBW on September 20, replacing John Di Scullo, who left WKBW in July for crosstown rival WBBZ.

Anchor Laura Emerson Joining WPSD From WUPW

After 16 years as the primary anchor at Toledo Fox-affiliate WUPW, Laura Emerson is signing off from the station tonight.

Emerson will anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts at WPSD in Paducah, a station she called “very solid and competitive.”

“I was impressed with the people when I went down to visit,” Emerson told the Toledo Blade.

Emerson’s husband, WUPW weekend weathercaster Bruce Slusher, will stay in Toledo until their home is sold. Read more

Jennifer Horbelt Joining KOAA As Morning Anchor

Jennifer Horbelt, who signed off from WPSD in Paducah yesterday, has been named the new morning anchor at KOAA in Colorado Springs, TVSpy has confirmed.

Horbelt will begin at KOAA on December 19. She replaces Georgiann Lymberopoulos, who is leaving the station after 17 years to raise her infant twins.

“Jennifer is bright, compassionate and full of life,” KOAA general manager Evan Pappas said in a statement. “After a nationwide search, we found Jennifer, the perfect addition to our number one morning team.”

Horbelt began her career as in intern at WPSD and worked her way up to evening anchor over the course of her five years with the station. (Watch video of her sign-off from WPSD inside.) Read more

WPSD Mourns Loss of Anchor’s Teenage Son

WPSD is mourning the loss of Will Mallory, the 19-year-old son of anchor Mike Mallory who died in a car crash Wednesday morning.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mallorys,” anchor Jennifer Horbelt said during the NBC-affiliate’s evening newscast on Wednesday (video above).

Mallory currently anchors WPSD’s morning and noon newscasts. Will was the passenger in a car driven by his 18-year-old cousin when the vehicle left the road at a curve and hit a tree.

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