A WNCT spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy, Johansen was no longer with the station.
Green will co-anchor with Jeff Varner on the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news.
“We’re thrilled to have Angela joining the 9 On Your Side News team,” said news director Ingrid Johansen in a statement. “She brings her experience, dedication and passion to the News Desk.”
“It’s not an easy position to fill,” KWWL news director Dan Schillinger said in a statement. “But Amanda has the skills and the qualities we look for in a lead anchor. Her style and stories fit well with what we do here.”
Goodman begins at KWWL on July 8 and will anchor the evening newscasts beginning July 31. The official announcement from KWWL is after the jump. Read more
Jones, a graduate of Ohio State University, joins WNCT from The Ohio News Network, where he was the weekend morning meteorologist.
“We are thrilled to have Dontae joining the 9 On Your Side team, bringing his weather knowledge and engaging personality to our viewers across Eastern North Carolina,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.
“We are very fortunate to have Ryan joining the 9 On Your Side team. His extensive journalism experience will be a compliment to our team,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.
Peterson joins the station from New York, where he has worked for YNN, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news network, since 2002.
Johansen, who had been out of TV for four years, last managed the congressional campaign for Frank Palombo, who lost his bid to represent North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District to challenger Walter Jones, Jr. in that race’s primary.
Previously, Johansen was news director at Greenville’s ABC affiliate WCTI.
>Update: WNCT vice president and general manager Vickie Jones told TVSpy, “Ingrid has television news management experience, local market knowledge, and a passion for news… All attributes that make her uniquely qualified to lead the best television news team in Eastern North Carolina!”
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
Station owners and GMs continue to open their wallets for new news sets. The latest at Scripps-owned KERO-TV (ABC) in Bakersfield (upper left) and Media General-owned WNCT (CBS) in Greenville, NC (upper right).
NewscastStudio says the new set at WNCT is designed around the stations new graphic look and “features a large anchor desk and working weather center.”
But it’s pretty clear that blues and browns are still the color of choice for TV news sets.
Varner comes to Greenville from New York City, where he was a general assignment reporter at CW affiliate WPIX. He replaces Allan Hoffman, who is retiring after more than two decades at WNCT. Varner wrote an introductory blog post on the station’s website this week:
For two weeks I’ve been able to observe, and from behind the scenes, participate in the shows you’ve been watching. It afforded me the opportunity to get to know people, understand how this “on-your-side” machine works, and better envision something even stronger.
I can’t fill Allan Hoffman’s shoes if I tried. So I won’t. Read more
Bonten Media Group has named Scott Nichols news director of its Eastern North Carolina news operations, which encompass WCTI, the ABC-affiliate in New Bern, and Fox-affiliates WFXI in Morehead City and WYDO in Greenville.
“I am excited to add a person of Scott Nichols journalistic character to lead the WCTI-TV and the Fox Eastern Carolina news operation,” said Lyle Schulze, vice president and general manager of Bonten Media Group’s Eastern North Carolina stations. Read more
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