Eddington joined the station in 2006 as an associate producer and later became the weekend reporter, producer and anchor. She has been anchoring the station’s weekday morning newscast since 2008. Read more
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“I am blessed to have had the opportunity to learn & grow in southern Illinois, but I am looking forward to working in my hometown and being near my family again,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to all of you for a great year!!”
The move is a return to WSBT for Rudkin, who interned at the CBS-affiliate earlier in his career. [h/t Jake's DTV Blog]
Kufner has accepted a “jack of all trades” position with the NBC-affiliate’s sports department. He’ll work as a producer, reporter, photographer, and anchor.
“I’m extremely grateful to WTVW for giving me the opportunity to live and work in Evansville over the last six years,” Kufner told TVSpy via email. “My wife and I are thrilled to be moving to such a wonderful city in Charlotte. I’m very excited to be joining the talented group of journalists at WCNC!” Read more
Since 2010, Crowley has been a general assignment reporter for WLUK, the Fox-affiliate in Green Bay. She will be the weekend anchor on WSIL.
Crowley replaces Emily Finnegan, who has anchored the weekend newscasts since May. Finnegan is moving to weekdays, where she will be paired with Edan Schultz on the 10 p.m. newscast. In her new role, she will also focus on consumer-related reporting.
WSIL — the ABC affiliate serving southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri — has replaced paper copies of scripts with iPads.
Getting rid of physical scripts will save the station an estimated $4,000 a year in paper costs, according to the WSIL website. Paper scripts — kept on hand in case of a teleprompter failure — are printed for each anchor and can generate as many as 100 pages for a half-hour newscast.
WSIL, an ABC-affiliate serving southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri, was knocked off the air early Tuesday morning by a lightning strike.
According to the station, equipment used to broadcast the on-air signal sustained major damage when a severe weather system rolled through the area on Tuesday.
Crews were able to restore programming by Tuesday afternoon but the station is still working to improve the technical quality of its signal.
After working without internet and phone service following the lightning strike, WSIL is producing its regular newscasts on schedule.
A month after announcing that it would replace “Oprah” with a new, 4 p.m. newscast, WINK, a CBS-affiliate in southwest Florida, is set to expand its local news programming further by offering a weekend morning newscast.
The new newscast will air from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“I think there is a demand for local news and weather on weekend mornings, just like there is during the week,” said WINK news director Russ Kilgore. “And coming on at 7:30 a.m. is a time when we think a lot of people are looking for that kind of information.”
WINK has promoted reporter Erin Maloney (right) to the weekend anchor desk. She will work the new newscast, which is scheduled to debut on June 11th, alongside meteorologist Katie Walls, who recently joined WINK from WSIL in southern Illinois.
To offer viewers perspective on what Gabrielle Giffords is going through as she recovers from a gunshot wound to the head, WSIL spoke to former anchor Amy Van Patten, whose career was cut short by a brain aneurysm.
Van Patten was a lead anchor for the Southern Illinois ABC-affiliate in the 90s before suffering a brain aneurysm 13 years ago.
WSIL spoke with Van Patten and she said that she’s “been very interested” in Giffords’ recovery because “there are so many similarities” with what she’s had to go through.
“I had to relearn how to walk and talk,” Van Patten told WSIL. “I was so focussed on getting better.”
Van Patten says that the most memorable part of the entire ordeal was the outpouring of support she received from the Southern Illinois community. She’s now living in Florida but the support is still palpable.
“I’ve been gone from [Illinois] for about a year and people still remember me,” she said. “That really meant a lot to me–I still have all of their cards.” (video here)