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Meteorologist Amelia Segal Joins WRC

Meteorologist Amelia Segal is joining WRC in Washington, DC. She begins at the NBC O&O on March 11.

Segal, a native of Frederick County, Md., joins WRC from WIVB-WLNO in Buffalo.

“Amelia has a true passion for weather and the background to complement our team,” said chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer said in a statement. “Adding another meteorologist – especially one from our region – will help make our coverage even better.  We are excited for Amelia to join our team.”

Along with Segal’s hire, WRC announced “significant investments” in the station’s weather resources and technology, including a more expansive network of cameras installed throughout the city and a new weather app.

Reporter Mark Segraves to Join WRC

Mark Segraves is joining WRC in Washington, DC, vice president of news Mike Goldrick announced in a note to staffers today.

Segraves joins the NBC O&O on February 11. He has spent nearly a decade as a reporter at rival WJLA, the ABC affiliate in DC, as well as reporting for WTOP, a local radio station.

“We’re sure that Mark will help us as part of our efforts to create an investigative/enterprise stories culture that drive differentiation in our newscasts. Please join me in welcoming Mark to the team,” Goldrick wrote.

For Inaugural Ceremony, DC Stations Turn to National Coverage

Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama’s ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.

Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations — NBC O&O WRC, ABC affiliate WJLA, Fox O&O WTTG and CBS affiliate WUSA — began airing coverage provided by their respective affiliated networks. Brian Williams is anchoring on NBC, Scott Pelley on CBS, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC, and Shepard Smith on Fox Broadcast Network. President Obama is expected to deliver his inaugural address at 12pmET.

At least one station, WTTG, will go back to local coverage for the parade. Maureen Umeh will anchor, with Brian Bolter, Shawn Yancy and Sue Palka at the Canadian Embassy, Matt Ackland on the Freedom Plaza and Bob Barnard along the parade route.

>Update: WUSA also returned briefly to local programming at 1pmET, turning it back over to CBS at 1:30pm. The station will have expanded newscasts this afternoon and evening.

Mike Oliveira Promoted to News Director at WPXI

Mike Oliveira has been promoted to news director at Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Oliveira, the station’s managing editor, joined WPXI seven years ago as an executive producer. He has previously worked at WHDH in Boston and WTVH in Syracuse.

“Mike has been with us since 2005 and has had a dramatic impact on our product and people,” WPXI vice president and general manager Ray Cater said in a statement.

Oliveira replaces Michael Goldrick, who was recently named news director at WRC in Washington, DC.

David Culver Says Goodbye to WAVY

David Culver said goodbye to WAVY, the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, on Sunday (video above). As we told you last month, Culver is joining the Northern Virginia bureau at WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, DC.

“I’m smart enough to say this is not goodbye,” Culver said. “Right now it’s just a moment for me to say thanks.”

 

Sports Reporter Jason Pugh Joins WRC

Jason Pugh is joining WRC in Washington, DC as a sports reporter, general manager Jackie Bradford announced this morning.

Pugh comes from West Palm Beach, where he was a sports anchor and feature reporter at WPTV-WFLX. He also works for ESPN 760 radio, where he hosts three shows and provides play-by-play for games.

Pugh replaces Hakem Dermish, who left WRC for ESPN in April, at the NBC O&O. His first day will be December 10.

WRC Sets Plans for Northern Virginia Bureau

Last month, WRC announced plans to open more bureaus in the Washington, DC area. Now, the NBC O&O is releasing more details on the station’s plans for a Northern Virginia bureau, which is set to be fully operational before the end of the year.

Julie Carey (right) who has worked at WRC for 20 years, will be the bureau chief. Carey will be joined by photographer Sean Casey, a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia who has worked at WRC for 15 years.

WRC has also hired a new reporter, David Culver (left), who will be exclusively assigned to the bureau. Culver joins the station on December 17 after four years at WAVY, the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

“With our team is fully in place, viewers will see that News4 is the best source for news from Northern Virginia,” WRC president and general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement.  “We are even better positioned to tell big stories that affect the region as well as those in local communities that impact neighborhoods.” Read more

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On

Stations in major markets across the East Coast chose to preempt, or partially preempt, network morning shows Monday to remain in extended local coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

In New York City, where the subways and buses have been shut down since Sunday night, the local stations all began live storm coverage at 4amET. NBC O&O WNBC went to “Today” at 7 a.m. and returned to local programming at 7:30 a.m. WCBS aired only the first hour of “CBS This Morning,” and WABC aired “Good Morning America” in its entirety.

In Philadelphia, KYW joined “CBS This Morning” a few minutes after 7 a.m. and continued its local newscast on CW affiliate WPSG. WCAU aired the first half hour of “Today” and returned to local coverage at 7:30 a.m., and WPVI aired “Good Morning America.” Read more

Michael Goldrick Named VP of News at WRC

Michael Goldrick is joining WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, DC as vice president of news.

Since 2009, Goldrick has been news director at WPXI, the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh. At WRC, he steps into the role that has been vacant since Camille Edwards left for WABC in July.

“Mike is a proven news leader who knows how to be competitive,” WRC general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement.  “I am very excited that our newsroom and our viewers will benefit from his experience, his creativity and his strategic thinking.”

Before joining WPXI, Goldrick held leadership roles at WHEC in Rochester, KOMO in Seattle, WSOC in Charlotte and KPRC in Houston. He will begin at WRC on November 26.

WRC Opening More Bureaus in Washington, DC Area

WRC in Washington, DC is expanding.The NBC O&O is set to open two small bureaus in Reston and in Landover by the beginning of next year. Each will be staffed with a bureau chief and a camera operator to begin with, WRC spokesperson Matt Glassman told the Washington Post:

Glassman said Tracee Wilkins will be the bureau chief in Prince George’s County out of Landover and Julie Carey will be the bureau chief for Northern Virginia out of Reston. “These are folks who will live and work out in those areas,”he said.

Glassman said Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, which was approved in January of last year, provided him with the investment needed to expand. “Comcast gets local TV and they get the value of it,” he said.

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