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WCVB, WBIR Win Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence

murrows 2014Boston ABC affiliate WCVB and Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR are the winners of this year’s Edward R. Murrow awards for overall excellence, the RTDNA announced today.

Related, TVNewser: CBS, ABC, NBC Among 2014 Murrow Award Winners

Hearst’s WCVB won in the large market category and Gannett’s WBIR won in the small market category. Both stations will be presented with their awards at the Marriott Marquis in New York City this fall.

WTVR in Richmond won three Murrows. KARE in Minneapolis, WFAA in Dallas and WVUE in New Orleans each won two. KOKI, WMBD, WJLA, WVIR, WCPO, KETV, WGRZKCET, KING, WSBT, WXIA, KJRH, WJXT, UNM PantherVision and Oregon Public Broadcasting each won one.

See the full list of winners on the RTDNA’s website.

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Natalie Wilson Joins WVIR in Charlottesville

Natalie Wilson has joined Charlottesville NBC-affiliate WVIR as a general assignment reporter.

Wilson joins WVIR from CTV News in Largo, MD, where she was a reporter, anchor and producer. Her television career began at WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, DC, where she was a production assistant and field producer.

Wilson is currently pursing a Master’s degree in communications at Johns Hopkins, according to her WVIR bio. Her first day on the air was April 2.

Meteorologist Haley Webb to Manage Weather for WBBH, WZVN, WVIR

Haley Webb has received a big promotion as she prepares to return to WBBH following maternity leave.

Webb, who has been a daytime meteorologist for the Fort Myers NBC-affiliate sine 2005, has been named manager of weather services for Waterman Broadcasting, which owns WBBH in addition to WZVN in Naples and WVIR in Charlottesville.

Webb will now appear on WBBH’s 5:30, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts while also managing the weather operations of its two sister stations.

In making the announcement, the station said that Webb’s loyalty and dedication earned her the promotion.

Webb gave birth to a baby boy on January 18th and is currently on leave from the station.  She is set to return to the air on April 11th. Read more