Rupcich (pictured left) comes to WRIC from WSET in Lynchburg, VA, where she started her broadcasting career in August 2011 as the weekend reporter.
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Parker Slaybaugh, reporter and video journalist for WSET, has announced he is leaving the Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA, ABC affiliate to work as a reporter/fill-in anchor for ABC affiliate WRIC in Richmond, VA.
He told viewers on facebook, “Thank you to everyone who has supported me during my time here at WSET, and special thanks to those who took a chance in hiring me fresh out of college. Thank you to all of our viewers who have trusted me and my colleagues as your source for news. I hope I have served the Central Virginia Community well.”
Slaybaugh was hired at WSET two years ago from Liberty University where he majored in video broadcasting.
He also said on his facebook page, his last day at WSET will be September 22.
“Geoff is a solid journalist and news leader with a proven track record of innovation in news gathering and content presentation. He is committed to our mission of serving our 22 counties in North and South Carolina and providing a voice for our communities,” VP-GM Karen Adams said in a statement. “Geoff is the perfect choice to lead FOX 46 Carolinas News.”
Roth comes from another Fox O&O, KRIV in Houston, where he was an executive producer. He has worked as a news director at KSEE and KMPH in Fresno, WFTX in Fort Myers, KSWB in San Diego, KSTU in Salt Lake City and WRIC in Richmond.
“Being able to build a next generation digital news operation from the ground up in a growing market like Charlotte is a unique opportunity,” Roth said. “I am looking forward to utilizing the latest technology across multiple platforms to keep our viewers constantly informed on relevant news of the day.”
Repairs on an antenna that serves three stations in Richmond have been delayed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
The company charged with repairing the antenna, which was damaged in March, is going out of business. The antenna serves over-the-air viewers of PBS affiliate WCVW, ABC affiliate WRIC and Fox affiliate WRLH. After the weather-related damage, the equipment was replaced with a temporary antenna that has a shorter range than the original, and some over-the-air viewers are still unable to watch the three stations.
The three stations share the antenna, which is located in Chesterfield County. Viewers who watch the station over the air have been unable to receive broadcasts since the beginning of the month, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Felton said repairs could take more than a month at significant cost, possibly in the $100,000 range.
Wieder has been interim news director since Rich Lebenson left WVEC in October. Prior to that, Wieder spent five years as executive producer.
“Doug had the ultimate ‘on-the-job’ interview, and passed with flying colors,” WVEC president and general manager Brad Ramsey said in a statement. “We have seen tremendous momentum under Doug’s leadership, thanks to his deep commitment to growing our people and improving our content every single day. Together we are incredibly excited about the future of 13News.”
Regan has worked as the VP-GM of WPBF in West Palm Beach and WEWS in Cleveland. She left WEWS in 2010 and has worked since then as a multimedia consultant, developing content, revenue and profit growth initiatives for television and mobile applications.
“We expect Young and WRIC will greatly benefit from her extraordinary station and social media leadership skills, demonstrated history of generating local news growth and proven ability to effectively program and monetize across platforms,” Young Broadcasting president Deborah McDermott said in a statement. Read more
Young Broadcasting has named Bob Peterson vice president of station operations. He will be based in Nashville for his new role, which is effective immediately.
It’s a corporate promotion for Peterson, who is currently general manager of Young Broadcasting’s WRIC in Richmond. He has held that position for eight years.
“Throughout his long tenure with the company, Bob has consistently exhibited the ability to visualize the big picture while successfully developing and implementing business plans that focus on content creation and revenue growth,” Young Broadcasting president Deborah McDermott said in a statement.
Cox signed off from WWBT last year after 33 years at the NBC-affiliate. Since then, he has been sitting out a noncompete clause in his contract. He will begin at ABC-affiliate WRIC on a temporary basis beginning August 1.
“I’m laying myself out there,” he told Richmond Magazine. “It’s up to them, and it’s up to me. If it clicks, I’d like to stay.”
“I will be working with the team over there on their marketing strategies and continuing to build the brand,” Civale told Bark. “It’s a hard decision. This is all I’ve ever done. But it was time to focus more on my family and this opportunity allows me to do just that.”
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