Before WXIA, Hall worked at WBIR, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville. [h/t Access Atlanta]
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“I am really excited about this incredible opportunity reporting from the state capital,” Saucedo said. “I’m glad I’ll be staying in California where I’ll hit the ground running covering multiple beats, including the political sphere Sacramento is known for.”
Littleton comes from rival WVLT, the CBS and MyNetwork TV affiliate in Knoxville, where he was the vice president and general sales manager. Before joining WVLT, he worked at KUSA in Denver and WBIR in Knoxville.
“I am thrilled to have Dean lead WATE and become a part of the Young family,” Young Broadcasting president and CEO Deb McDermott said in a statement. “He is a well-respected and proven leader whose extraordinary sales and journalism skill set, broad managerial experience and extensive knowledge of the market mesh perfectly with our strategic goals.”
The official announcement is after the jump. Read more
Barnett joins the station from WSLS in Roanoke, Va., where she was a general assignment reporter. Villarreal most recently worked as a general assignment reporter at KTNV in Las Vegas. They replace Bob Yarbrough and Michele Silva, who signed off from WVLT Friday.
Watch a promo for the new morning show after the jump. Read more
“A lot of exciting things are happening here at Channel 8. One of them being that we’re finally going to be able to get some sleep,” Silva joked on their final broadcast.
Silva is transitioning to a behind-the-scenes position as WVLT director of promotions and community service. Yarbrough is planning to remain in the area and expand a radio news and sports network he launched six years ago. He said he is eager to spend more time with his two young daughters, which his schedule has made difficult.
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT is launching a weekend morning newscast later this month, the station confirmed to TVSpy.
The show will be the earliest locally-produced newscast in the Knoxville market.
Mark Gentner, who has been general sales manager at WITN since 2007, will be promoted to general manager at the NBC affiliate. In his new role, he will oversee the final stages of construction on WITN’s new studio building in Greenville, N.C. Read more
Rogero, who was declared the first female mayor of Knoxville earlier this month, announced today that she had appointed Starke senior director of communications.
Before joining WVLT, Starke worked as a reporter for WJLA in D.C.
In announcing the appointment, Rogero said that Starke brings “an understanding of what the media needs to cover city government.”
Back in March, 2010, then-WVLT reporter Gordon Boyd had an on-air meltdown that became a viral hit. The popularity of the infamous video spurred Boyd to resign from the Knoxville CBS-affiliate last year.
“I wasn’t going to be able to get back on the air,” Boyd told Knoxville.com at the time, “in part because YouTube… wouldn’t let it go.”
Well it seems like YouTube–and a slew of media aggregators–still isn’t able to let it go. The video has reemerged on YouTube and in the past few days has been picked up the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Mediaite, among other sites that don’t seem to care that the incident happened over a year ago.
As for Boyd, he’s since landed at WRCB in Chattanooga.