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DeBardelaben retired from the Raleigh-Durham CBS affiliate in 1989, but the station said he continued to be recognized when out in the the community.
DeBardelaben had been a radio announcer and host of WRAL’s “Dialing for Dollars” segments during afternoon movies when the television station asked him in 1976 to become a weather anchor.
“Bob was not a scientist, but he was a very good communicator, and I think Bob just made people feel good,” said Jim Hefner, former WRAL general manager. “He always came on with that big smile and that big voice, and he was going to tell you to the best of his ability what the weather was going to be.” Read more
“This is truly a sad day for us here,” said WRAL news director Rick Gall. “We lost a longtime member of the WRAL family. Fred was more than just a dedicated employee. It was a privilege to work alongside him, and we’ll miss him.”
According to the station, Taylor held many roles at the station during his 36 years there.
Taylor was 73.
PromaxBDA recently announced the winners of its 2014 local awards, honoring “the best in local media, marketing and design, driving excellence, creativity and innovation from the local market.”
The Gold Award winners included Seattle NBC affiliate KING for general image and news station image, Buffalo NBC affiliate WRGZ for general branding and image campaign, Portland Fox affiliate KPTV for news/information program spot, Raleigh CBS affiliate WRAL for special news report, Chicago CW affiliate WGN for sports program spot, Miami CW affiliate WSFL for on-air consumer tie-in promo. Devlin Design Group won a gold award in set design for KSAZ, the Fox-owned station in Phoenix.
A full list of the winners is available here.
— Brian Shrader (@wraltraffic) July 1, 2014
Raleigh, NC, CBS affiliate WRAL has a warm weather answer to the ice desk it built this winter. Meet the WRAL Sand Desk.
“Why stay inside on these great summer days when we can be outside and still bring you the news and weather? ” the station writes on its website. “That’s where the WRAL Sand Desk comes in. It’s a news desk made completely out of sand!”
The station promises to use the set over the next few weeks and said it took two days and six tons of sand to build what they’re calling the “piece of functional art.”
Loveland left WRAL after 10 years to work in radio. The station said she was ready to return after five years as a morning drive co-host on its radio sister station WRAL-FM.
She will co-anchor WRAL News on FOX affiliate WRAZ weekday mornings and fill-in anchor on WRAL.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be coming back to WRAL-TV!” Loveland said in a statement. “Not only is the name synonymous with news excellence, but for me, it also stands for family. I can’t wait to get back in the newsroom Friday morning.”
At WCMH, Pohlman will be the lead investigative reporter and co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast. He begins in Columbus on February 3, 2014.
“Kelcey comes to FOX 9 News with a passion for journalism and storytelling. This combined with her Midwest roots make her the ideal fit for this role,” KMSP vice president and general manager Carol Rueppel said in a statement.
According to a memo to WVIT staffers obtained by The Laurel, Besthoff will be the NBC owned station’s chief investigative reporter. “This addition to our Troubleshooters Unit assures that we will continue to build on the momentum developed over the past 20 months. We have created the premier investigative team in the state,” the WVIT memo reads.
WRAL, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, is launching a news partnership with The Fayetteville Observer.
The station has relocated its Fayetteville bureau to the Observer‘s newsroom. The new bureau will debut on the air on the 5 p.m. newscast Friday.
“The Observer has a long tradition of outstanding local coverage, and we’re excited about growing a partnership with the newspaper that will benefit our viewers and their readers,” WRAL president and general manager Steven Hammel said in a statement.
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