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Craig Boswell Joins CBS Newspath

craig boswellCraig Boswell has been named a correspondent for CBS Newspath. He will be based in Washington, D.C.

Boswell comes from Fox News Edge, Fox News’ affiliate service, where he has been the Washington, D.C. correspondent since 2007. Before Fox, Boswell worked at WAAY in Hunstville, WTTO in Birmingham and WZTV and WKRN in Nashville.

Boswell reported yesterday for CBS on the man who drove a truck into the WMAR building and barricaded himself inside for several hours.

The official announcement from CBS is after the jump. Read more

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Dominic Mancuso Named GM at WOIO-WUAB

dominic mancusoDominic Mancuso has been named vice president and general manager at WOIO-WUAB, Raycom Media’s CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Cleveland. He begins in his new role May 30.

“I’ve been doing as much research and learning as I can long-distance, but I really start learning the day I walk in the door,” Mancuso told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “That’s when I’ll really dig in and get to know the people and the operation there. But Cleveland is Raycom’s largest market, so it’s a complete thrill and honor to be chosen to lead WOIO and WUAB.”

Mancuso comes to Cleveland from Nashville, where he is the general manager at three stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting: Fox affiliate WZTV, MyNetworkTV affiliate WUXP and CW affiliate WNAB. At WOIO-WUAB, he replaces Bill Applegate, who is retiring after 45 years in the television industry.

Meteorologist Katy Morgan Joins WZTV

Katy Morgan is joining Nashville Fox affiliate WZTV as the chief meteorologist, she announced on Facebook.

Morgan announced her departure from WXIX last month. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Steve Norris will appear on WXIX’s weekend morning newscasts until the Fox affiliate hires another meteorologist.

Steve Norris will fill in weekend mornings until WXIX-TV hires another meteorologist.

Troy Christensen Joins WLS From KFOR

troy christensenMeteorologist Troy Christensen has joined WLS, the ABC owned station in Chicago, Robert Feder reports.

Christensen joins WLS from KFOR, the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City. He made his debut Saturday morning on the 6 and 8 a.m. newscasts, which are anchored by Stacy Baca. He replaces Mark Bishop, who left in June to join WZTV in Nashville.

Before joining KFOR, Christensen worked at KLBK, the CBS affiliate in Lubbock, Texas.

Bob Sellers, Jennifer Waddell to Co-Anchor WZTV Morning Newscast

sellers and waddell Bob Sellers and Jennifer Waddell debuted today as the new morning co-anchors at WZTV, the Fox affiliate in Nashville. News director Bryan McGruder talks to The Tennessean about the revamped newscast, which has been developed since he took over at WZTV in February:

Bryan McGruder, news director at Fox 17 since February, pioneered the new show. He said that it would be more personality-driven, but with hard news, weather and traffic, plus an extra piece of news that the staff feels will prompt workplace conversation. He said “extra” could mean anything from a report of Bono’s impersonation of Bill Clinton to a story about how a dog saved a boy’s life.

“I don’t know if viewers have had much of a choice,” McGruder said. “If you watch (channels) 2, 4 and 5, it’s cookie-cutter, and when you watch us, you’ll get something extra and you’ll get it quickly.” Read more

Jennifer Waddell Says Goodbye to KGUN

After eight years at KGUN, Jennifer Waddell has signed off from the Tucson ABC affiliate. She is moving to Nashville, where she will be the morning anchor at WZTV.

Waddell said an emotional goodbye to the station on the 10 p.m. newscast Friday, with many station staffers wishing her well on a video tribute to her time at KGUN (watch it after the jump).

“Tucson has been great to us,” Waddell told the Arizona Daily Star. “We’ve had our children here and come to really care a whole lot about this community and felt really connected. Leaving is bittersweet, having to say goodbye to a lot of our very dear friends, but we’re excited for the new chapter.

Waddell will begin at Fox affiliate WZTV on September 23. [h/t NewsBlues] Read more

Bryan McGruder Joins WZTV as News Director

Four months after his departure from WDAF, Bryan McGruder has been named news director at WZTV, the Fox affiliate in Nashville.

“We are excited to have someone of Brian’s stature and experience leading our news department at FOX17 and look forward to the impact he will have on the market. His experience running highly successful newsrooms will be a huge asset to our operations,” WZTV general manager Dominic Mancuso said in announcing the news.

McGruder was vice president of news at WDAF in Kansas City for the past decade. He has also served as news director at WJCL-WTGS in Savannah, Ga. He replaces Roberta Petterson at WZTV. [h/t Bottom Line Communications]

WZTV Offers $10,000 Reward in Reporter Shooting

WZTV, Nashville’s Fox affiliate, is offering $10,000 to anyone who can provide information about the robbery and shooting of reporter Erika Lathon.

The Nashville Police Department has posted the reward notice to its website, giving details about what happened during the robbery/shooting,

Lathon was approached by the gunman at 11:45 p.m.  He demanded cash.  She complied.  The robber, who was dressed in all black and wore a mask, fired one time into Lathon’s car and fled on foot.  She drove herself to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the arm.

Lathon, who described the gunshot as feeling like she’d been hit in the arm with a two by four, told WZTV, “I’m just glad to be here to tell the story and, you know, that I survived this, and that my family didn’t have to get another phone call.” Read more

WZTV Reporter Erika Lathon Shot After ATM Robbery

Veteran WZTV reporter Erika Lathon was shot overnight after being robbed at an ATM in Nashville.

Lathon was shot in the left arm after being robbed at a Bank of America drive-through ATM at 17th Ave. N. and Church street, according to the station. The incident occurred around midnight. Lathon drove herself a short distance to Baptist Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Lathon complied with the robber’s request for money while in her car, but the male suspect shot her anyway before fleeing the scene. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the bank, according to the Fox affiliate.

The station reported on the incident on Friday’s morning newscasts, with Meagan O’Halloran reporting from the ATM. Watch the report here (WZTV’s video player does not allow embedding).

WCBS Hires Two Ahead of WLNY Acquisition

Viewers of WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York, will see some new faces in the coming weeks.

The station has hired Carolyn Gusoff (pictured) to its Long Island bureau, the New York Daily News reports. Gusoff joins WCBS from rival WNYW, where she has worked since 2009.

WCBS will also move morning reporter Katie McGee to evenings, where she will be focused on entertainment. McGee will be replaced in the mornings by Alex Denis, who joined WCBS from WZTV in Nashville two weeks ago.

The Daily News reports the changes are likely part of the station’s preparations to acquire Long Island-based WLNY, which is currently pending FCC approval.

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