Kevra, who joined WWL in 2009, is the noon and 5 p.m. meteorologist at the station. With his move to Detroit, he returns to the station where he began his television career as an intern. He has also worked at KDRV, the ABC affiliate in Medford, Ore.
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WWL executive news director Bill Siegel told TVSpy Harris starts next week as a general assignment reporter.
“Thanh is an excellent journalist and a gifted storyteller,” WWL news director Bill Siegel said in a statement. “He has a special connection with Southeast Louisiana and we are lucky to have him back at WWL-TV.”
Truong left NBC news last month after his contract wasn’t renewed. Based in Atlanta, he contributed to “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” and MSNBC. Before working at NBC, he worked at KUSA in Denver. He has also worked at WMAZ in Macon, GA, and WWNY in Watertown, NY.
Truong last worked at WWL from 2004 until 2006. He will anchor the Saturday evening news and will also report. His first day will be Wednesday, September 18.
The news was first reported by Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet, who says Bernard rejected a pay cut in the station’s contract proposal. He will officially sign off from the station after hurricane season in November. Bernard also serves as a the hurricane consultant for CBS News, appearing on “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning.”
Bernard and WFOR both declined to comment.
WWL anchor Melanie Hebert is leaving New Orleans to join her husband in Baton Rouge. The announcement, which she made on Facebook, comes a year to the day after she made her debut on the New Orleans CBS affiliate.
Hebert said she is looking forward to trying “something new, and a more family-friendly job”:
I have spent virtually all of my twenties and my early thirties in news during a significant decade for this industry and the way it operates. I’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way we communicate… and I embrace it and feel blessed to have had the experience I did in TV news for the past 11 years. I am so thankful for everyone who has been so supportive, and I know I will be able to use my broadcast journalism experience to continue to grow professionally and personally in the next phase of my life.
Hebert, who co-anchors WWL’s morning newscast, will officially sign off July 23.
Triston Sanders is joining KENS, the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, as executive news director, TVSpy has learned. It is a move within Belo for Sanders, who has been assistant news director at WWL in New Orleans since September 2012.
“Triston has quickly become a part of the WWL-TV team and has contributed greatly to the recent growth of our news ratings. And while we will certainly miss her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to excellence, we are thrilled that she will be able to take this next step in her career with BELO,” WWL general manager Tod Smith wrote in a memo to staffers Monday.
Personalities from local CBS stations will fill in as guest-hosts on “The Talk,” CBS’ daytime talk show, next week.
Angela Hill of WWL in New Orleans will fill in Monday. Kathy Orr of KYW in Philadelphia will appear Tuesday, Adrienne Bankert of KTVT in Dallas will be on Wednesday, Carolina Bermudez of WCBS-WLNY in New York City will be on Thursday and Pat Harvey of KCBS in Los Angeles will round out the week on Friday.
Sharon Osbourne is off Monday – Thursday next week.
“I can’t say exactly where I’ll be working yet, but I’ll still be doing the news,” Betz wrote, according to Dallas media blogger Ed Bark. “It’s a great opportunity, and I’m extremely excited.”
A federal judge has refused to block New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL from airing surveillance camera footage of a supermarket altercation between store employees and an alleged shoplifter who died a month after the struggle.
WWL obtained the video from the St. Bernard Parish Sherriff’s Office for a report on the death of the alleged shoplifter, Norbert Gallego. The video shows Gallego, who was mentally disabled, “being tackled, then held down by two store employees for several minutes,” according to WWL. He was hospitalized for his injuries and remained in a coma for a month before he died.
The supermarket chain, Breaux Mart, asked for an injunction to stop the station from airing the footage Tuesday, according to the Associated Press:
Breaux Mart lawyers said one of the chain’s owners saw a promotion for WWL’s news report and recognized the surveillance footage. “The advertisement ended with a statement to the effect of ‘Why weren’t these men charged?’ leaving the viewer to infer that the Breaux Mart employees had committed a crime,” they wrote.
WWL reported that nobody was charged in Gallego’s death after the parish coroner, Bryan Bertucci, concluded he died of natural causes. Bertucci told WWL that it “wasn’t an easy case.”
Watch WWL’s report, which aired last night with the surveillance camera footage, after the jump. Read more
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