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Anchor-Reporter Keith Garvin Exiting KTVT

Keith Garvin, an anchor and reporter at KTVT, is leaving the Dallas CBS O&O, media blogger Ed Bark reports.

Garvin joined WTVT from WRC in 2009. He has held a variety of positions at the station, most recently as a reporter and fill-in anchor after he was replaced by Brendan Higgins at the morning anchor desk earlier this year.

“I also can say my CBS11 colleagues are not only some of the hardest working people in the industry, but many of them have become dear, lifelong friends,” Garvin said. Read more

Fox O&Os Launch Partnership with AccuWeather

Broadcasting & Cable reports on a new partnership between Fox Television Stations and AccuWeather that will launch this summer:

Fox said its stations “will offer their local viewers a 24/7 live streaming video weather channel provided by AccuWeather,” while jointly produced and branded content will extend across “virtually all of the stations’ media platforms,” including mobile.

“Weather is one of the most important services our stations provide to their communities and has long been a major focus for FTS,” said Ron Stitt, the group’s vice president of digital media and internet operations. Read more

News Director Dawn Dugle Departs KHBS-KHOG

Dawn Dugle is out as news director at KHBS-KHOG, after just over two years with the Hearst-owned station in Fort Smith-Fayetville.

KHBS-KHOG vice president and general manager Brian Sather confirmed Dugle’s departure with TVSpy but declined to elaborate on the nature of her exit.

Dugle was named ND at KHBS-KHOG at the beginning of 2010, after working as assistant ND for 18 months at WAPT, Hearst’s station in Jackson, MS.  Before WAPT, Dugle worked as an executive producer at KEYE in Austin and a news producer at WTVT in Tampa.

No word yet on who will replace Dugle at KHBS-KHOG.

Longtime WICS Anchor Jerry Lambert to Retire

Jerry Lambert, who currently anchors WICS‘s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts, is set to retire after 17 years with the Springfield, IL ABC-affiliate.

Lambert, 61, says that stepping away from the WICS anchor desk will allow him to focus on his family and enjoy some leisure time. He told The State Journal-Register recently that he wants to “just sort of have fun with life.”

His final day on-air is scheduled for July 12–his birthday.

Lambert joined WICS in 1995, after working at WTVT in Tampa, as well as WTTV and WTHR in Indianapolis. Read more

WTMJ’s Chris Ford Named Assistant ND at WTSP

Chris Ford has been named assistant news director at WTSP, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Ford joins the station from WTMJ, the NBC-affiliate in Milwaukee, where he has been assistant news director since 2007. Ford began his career at WTSP and worked later for WTVT, the Tampa Fox O&O.

Before joining WTMJ, Ford worked at CLTV, the 24-hour cable network in Chicago. The Journal Sentinel reports Ford is a Tampa native with family in the area.

Meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne Joins WTVT

Meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne is the newest addition to WTVT, the Fox O&O in Tampa.

Milbourne joins WTVT from WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach. WTVT vice president and news director John Hoffman said in a statement Milbourne’s “strong credentials, coupled with her engaging personality, make her a fitting addition to our station.”

Milbourne, who will be the weekend meteorologist, replaces Sheena Parveen, who left WTVT in November to join WCAU in Philadelphia.

WFTV’s Craig Patrick To Join WTVT in Tampa

WFTV host Craig Patrick has left the Orlando ABC-affiliate to join WTVT, the Fox O&O in Tampa.

“Craig has family in Tampa,” WFTV general manager Shawn Bartelt told the Orlando Sentinel. “His old station, WTVT, offered him a job to come back. It was a family motivated decision.”

Patrick’s last day with WFTV was Friday. He will be replaced on “Central Florida Spotlight,” the station’s weekly political affairs program, by morning anchor Greg Warmoth, who will fill in until a permanent replacement is named.

Meteorologist Sheena Parveen Joins WCAU

Meteorologist Sheena Parveen, who left WTVT in Tampa last month, is joining WCAU in Philadelphia, the station announced today.

Parveen will contribute weather reporting to newscasts at 11 a.m. and 4, 5 and 6 p.m. She will start at the NBC O&O later this month.

“Our viewers will quickly connect with the passion and energy she brings to weather reporting,” WCAU vice president of news Chris Blackman said in a statement.

Before joining WTVT, Parveen was a meteorologist and reporter at WCTV, the CBS-affiliate in Tallahassee.

WTVT Airs ‘Exclusive’ Pearl Harbor Footage

WTVT is marking the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a big find: this week, the Tampa Fox O&O has been airing “exclusive” film footage of the attacks that was recently uncovered by a local military history buff.

The grainy footage was shot by a Navy photographer assigned to the USS Arrgonne on December 7, 1941. A distant relative of the photographer recently responded to a newspaper ad placed by John Bolender, a Florida man who collects military memorabilia, and offered him the film.  According to Bolender, the film had spent years sitting around in a garage.

Bolender gave WTVT exclusive access to the footage, as well as dozens of photos from that infamous day. Video inside… Read more

WTVT Apologizes for Showing Naked Bucs Player

Viewers watching WTVT‘s postgame coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday got a very intimate look at one of the team’s players.

The Fox O&O aired a locker room interview with the Bucs’s Donald Penn and, while the offensive tackle discussed a pivotal play at the end of the game, one of his teammates walked into the frame completely naked.  As Penn criticized the officiating in the fourth quarter, his teammate–visible only from the waist down–slowly put on a pair of boxer shorts, finally ending the accidental peep show. Read more

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