After the station did a story about treadmill desks being used at work, the FOX affiliate set up a deal with a local treadmill store so the anchors could read a segment of the show while walking and jogging on treadmill desks of their own.
Kirkland, who did not smoke, was diagnosed shortly after she joined WYFF in 2008, according to the station. She continued to work at WYFF while undergoing treatment before finally signing off in May 2013. Here’s more from the station’s obituary:
Keisha, a native of Danville, Ky., attended the University of Louisville. During her senior year of chiropractic school at Life University, Keisha learned she had pituitary macro adenoma. After several brain surgeries, temporary paralysis, and a painstaking recovery, Keisha beat the diagnosis. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University, graduating with honors in 2000.
Keisha’s husband is former Clemson star and NFL All-Pro linebacker Levon Kirkland. When Keisha was diagnosed, their daughter, Kennedy, was 5.
Brown came to the Greenville, SC, FOX affiliate in January 2012.
It is a 70-market jump for Hill, who comes from KFXK, the Fox affiliate in Tyler, Texas, where he was the weekday morning anchor. Before that, he anchored the weekend evening newscasts on KFXK sister station KETK.
At WHNS, he will anchor from 5 to 9 a.m. alongside Lauren Elise. He begins in Greenville on October 3.
When “major technical problems” derailed WSPA‘s ability to show video during Todd Summers‘ sports report, the sports anchor for the Greenville, SC, CBS affiliate used his imagination, a souvenir football and a mini baseball bat to bring the games to life…well sort of.
One highlight: While describing the Atlanta Braves win against the Florida Marlins, Summers showed off his ability to hit the curve. “In the bottom of the first,” said Summers. “It went something like this. Justin Upton at the plate…and…WHAM!” Summers said while swinging a mini bat at what may have been a whiffle ball tossed from off camera.
“Pamela rounds out a weather team that is second to none in our area,” news director Bruce Barkley said in a statement. “As a meteorologist, she brings experience covering hurricanes and severe weather. Pamela is also someone who knows the social media community in our region and she is anxious to interact with that audience, as well.”
Wright began her career at WCSC in Charleston, S.C. and has worked at WLUK in Green Bay, WFOR and WSVN in Miami and KCBS in Los Angeles. She was most recently vice president of media relations at Sensible City in Asheville, N.C.
“Allyson brings a host of news reporting and anchoring experience to the traffic reporting position,” news director Bruce Barkley said in a statement. “We’re happy to have someone joining the WYFF 4 News team who knows our area and who is so familiar with our community.”
Powell has previously worked as a traffic reporter at KOSA in Midland, Texas and as a sports reporter at Comcast Sports in San Francisco. She will appear on both the morning and evening newscasts at WYFF.
Bowen announced the news on his facebook page saying,
I’m so excited to finally be able to share some exciting news! I’m heading to Seattle. I’ll be the new weekend co-anchor for KOMO-TV. My last day at WLOS is Feb 8th and I leave for Seattle Feb 10th! I can’t thank you all enough for being such wonderful friends and viewers. Western North Carolina and everyone who lives here will always have a special place in my heart….
Bowen co-anchors the 10 pm. news for MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYA and reports daily for WLOS, the ABC affiliate for Asheville, NC. He started working at the station in 2000 as bureau chief of the Western Carolina News Center. Before coming to WLOS, Bowen worked for WCTI in New Bern, NC.
The couple found out by cutting into a pink-tinged cake baked by WHNS anchor Lauren Elise, who found out the sex from Summer’s mother earlier this week. The Gagnons also revealed that they have chosen a name, Sydney Snow Gagnon, for the baby, who is due in the Spring.
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“Karen played an integral part in developing and implementing the ‘On Your Side’ brand and her promotion to News Director will allow her to continue to expand that brand,” WSPA vice president and general manager Bob Romine said in a statement.
Kelly began her television career at KOLR in Springfield, Mo., where she was the producer of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She was hired at WSPA in 1998 and was promoted to executive producer later that year. Read more
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