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Cori Coffin Joins KVUE as Morning Anchor

teamdaybreakCori Coffin has joined Austin ABC affiliate KVUE as a morning anchor. Coffin has been anchoring the station’s 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. newscasts with Bryan Mays, reports Austin media maven Gary Dinges:

Coffin comes to Austin after spending the past three years at KREX in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she also handled morning and midday anchor duties.
At KVUE, Coffin is currently filling in for anchor Yvonne Nava, who is on maternity leave after giving birth to her second son, Bodhi, late last month.
When Nava returns after the holidays, executive news director Frank Volpicella said Coffin will take over as anchor of KVUE’s 4:30 a.m. newscast, a spot vacated by Jessica Vess, who left recently to take a public relations job at Austin Community College.

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Austin’s KVUE Shuffles Weekday, Weekend Anchors

Changes are in store this fall at Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE, Austin360 reports.

Beginning September 10, Jim Bergamo (left) and Quita Culpepper (right) will take over the 5 p.m. newscast. Bergamo is a reporter at KVUE; Culpepper is the weekend evening anchor.

The pair replace Terri Gruca and Tyler Sieswerda on the newscast. Gruca and Sieswerda will remain anchors of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Weekend morning anchor Jade Mingus will move to weekend evenings to replace Culpepper, and reporter Ashley Goudeau will take Mingus’ spot on the wekeend morning anchor desk.

KVUE also gets a new morning anchor, Yvonne Nava, next month.

Yvonne Nava Named Morning Anchor at KVUE

Yvonne Nava is joining Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE, Austin360 reports.

Nava, a University of Texas graduate, joins the station from WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford, where she was morning anchor. In announcing her departure, she said she was moving to Texas to be closer to her family.

Nava will be the KVUE morning anchor, replacing Melissa Gale, who left the station earlier this summer. Nava begins September 10 alongside Bryan Mays and meteorologist Albert Ramon.

Kerri-Lee Mayland Tapped as WVIT Morning Anchor

Kerri-Lee Mayland has been promoted to weekday morning co-anchor at WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford.

Mayland is currently the station’s weekend morning anchor. She replaces Yvonne Nava, who is moving to Texas to be closer to her family, on the weekday newscast.

“We are pleased to have Kerri-Lee join the NBC Connecticut weekday morning team,” WVIT president-GM David Doebler said in a statement. “Viewers will enjoy getting to know Kerri-Lee.  Her sharp journalism skills and warm demeanor will fit nicely with our already strong morning team.”

Mayland, who has been at WVIT since 2010, will anchor alongside Brad Drazen, meteorologist Bob Maxon and traffic reporter Kayla James starting next month.

Anchor Yvonne Nava Leaving NBC Connecticut

WVIT morning anchor Yvonne Nava is leaving the Connecticut NBC O&O for a job in Texas.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Nava is the mother of a young boy and she’s making the move to be closer to her family. Nava, who has been with WVIT since December 2007, is set to depart the station at the end of the month.

“For the past five years, Yvonne has jumped into the community,” WVIT general manager David Doebler told the Hartford Courant. “She has done a lot of good stuff on the air and in the community and the opportunity to go back with her child to be close to her family is understandable.” Read more