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Chase Cain to Join XETV in San Diego

chase cainChase Cain will join San Diego CW affiliate XETV as weekend morning co-anchor.

Most recently, Cain worked for San Francisco Bay Area NBC owned station KNTV. He has also worked at WOFL in Orlando, WHAS in Louisville, KY, and WLEX in Lexington, KY.

He starts anchoring alongside Susana Franco May 17.

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No Complaints Over Radio Station’s ‘Hottest News Chicks in San Diego’ Contest

hottest_sandiegoSan Diego radio station Channel 933 has been running an online contest to crown the “Hottest News Chicks in San Diego.”

Already four rounds in, the contest is down to semi-finalists Heather Ford (pictured upper left) from FOX affiliate KSWB, last year’s winner KSWB meteorologist Aloha Taylor (pictured lower left), Sabrina Fein (lower right) meteorologist from CW affiliate XETV and Brandi Williams (upper right) from independent station KUSI.

The contrast is provided by Maine radio station WDEA which ran a similar contest called “Who is the Hottest Newswoman in Maine” in July based on the same concept. Pictures of reporters and anchors from various local stations were posted to the station’s website and radio station listeners and local TV viewers were invited to vote for their favorite.

WDEA was forced to post an apology on its page and change the name of the contest to “Who is Your Favorite Newswoman in Maine” after the news director and a reporter from WLBZ and WCSH condemned the contest as demeaning.

In San Diego? In its first year in 2011, the 933 DJ’s hosting the contest, Frankie V and “Geena the Latina,” appeared on NBC owned station KNSD to promote the contest. [see the video here] Last year, KSWB posted the poll on its facebook page and asked viewers to “Take a moment and vote for your favorite Fox 5 lady.”

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Don Shafer Joins XETV as News Director

Don Shafer has been named news director at San Diego CW affiliate XETV, San Diego U-T reports.

Shafer moves to San Diego from Peoria, where he was the news and multimedia content manager for NBC affiliate WEEK. Before that, he was the news and station operations manager for WEYI-WBSF, the NBC and CW affiliates in Flint, Mich. He has also worked at KNSD in San Diefo and KWGN in Denver.

Shafer begins today at XETV, replacing Jon Fischer, who parted ways with the station in June.

Ruben Galvan Joins KPRC From XETV

Ruben Galvan is joining KPRC, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports. He begins Monday as a feature reporter for the Houston NBC affiliate.

“I’m so THRILLED to be joining KPRC and reporting back in my hometown of Houston,” Galvan told McGuff. “This town has a whole lot to offer and I can’t wait to feature some of the most amazing people and attractions … so get ready for take off!”

Galvan joins KPRC from XETV, the CW affiliate in San Diego, where he was an entertainment and feature reporter for the morning newscast.

News Director Jon Fischer Out at XETV

XETV news director Jon Fischer has parted ways with the San Diego CW affiliate.

“I can confirm that Jon Fischer is no longer at XETV or associated with San Diego 6 News. I cannot comment on any of the details regarding his departure,” general manager Chuck Dunning told TVSpy in an email.

Fischer’s departure comes less than a year after he joined the station in August 2012. Before joining XETV, he worked at KTLA in Los Angeles, WFTC in Minneapolis, KTVX in Salt Lake City and KMIR in Palm Springs, Calif.

KNBC’s Commitment to Diversity Questioned Following Demotions of Hispanic Talent

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has sent a letter to Los Angeles NBC O&O KNBC and its corporate parent Comcast expressing concern over an alarming number of recent demotions among the station’s Hispanic on-air talent.

According to data compiled by a KNBC staffer and shared with NAHJ, the station has taken action against the majority of its Hispanic on-air staff this year. Of the nine Hispanic anchors, reporters, and weathercasters at KNBC, since January 10th, five have either been demoted or terminated. And as of last week, none of the station’s on-air hires in 2011 are of Hispanic heritage.

KNBC, which just announced the promotion of Robert Kovacik and hiring of Stephanie Elam to anchor weekends, currently has no Hispanic anchors on its prime p.m. newscasts while 30% of reporters appearing during these programs are Hispanic. This seeming lack of Latino representation is especially significant in the Los Angeles market, where nearly half of viewers are Hispanic.

“We’re very concerned about what’s being reported,” NAHJ president Michele Salcedo tells TVSpy. “It’s very important for a newsroom to reflect the community in which it operates.”

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