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CCA To Shed its TV Stations

Broadcasting & Cable is reporting Communications Corporation of America is putting its stations up for sale. CCA either owns or has agreements with 25 television stations in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana.

Only four out of CCA’s 25 stations produce a local newscast, KTSM, the NBC affiliate for EL Paso, KETK, the NBC affiliate for Tyler, WVLA, the NBC affiliate for Baton Rouge, and KDBC, the EL Paso CBS affiliate.  The rest either air no news at all or rely on the four group stations who do to produce it for them.

The company emerged from bankruptcy in 2007 under the control of Silver Point Capital which also controls Granite Broadcasting Corporation.

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Jeanne Burns Named Primary Anchor at WVLA

Jeanne Burns is joining WVLA, the NBC-affiliate in Baton Rouge, as the evening anchor.

It is a return to WVLA for Burns, who began her career there as anchor of the morning news breaks in the mid-1990s. Most recently, she was the morning anchor at rival WAFB, the CBS-affiliate. She signed off last year to spend more time with her family.

Burns, a former Miss Louisiana, will sign on tomorrow as the station’s 5, 6:30 and 10 p.m. anchor.

“I’ve admired Jeanne and her work for years,” news director David D’Aquin said in a statement. “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with her. And I know Baton Rouge will be happy to see her back on the air.”

VIDEO: WVLA Weathercaster Trips During Forecast

WVLA meteorologist Jesse Vinturella ran into some trouble during the final segment of the NBC-affiliate’s morning newscast today (video above).

“Nothing like a good face plant to end a Friday…” Vinturella tweeted after the newscast.