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Jerry Gallagher to Join ‘Today in Iowa’

gallagher kwwlKWWL has announced Jerry Gallagher will join the Waterloo, IA, NBC affiliate as anchor for Today in Iowa.

“We look forward to Jerry’s arrival,” Jim McKernan, VP and GM of KWWL said in a statement. “Not only is he a skilled journalist, he’s an eastern Iowa native and has family here. He knows what is important to viewers, and complements the skills of Teal Jennings.”

Gallagher will work alongside Teal Jennings and Eileen Loan.

This is Gallagher’s second stint at KWWL. He interned at the station while he was at the University of Northern Iowa.

He comes to KWWL from sister station WQOW in Eau Claire, WI, where he was assistant news director and anchor. He has also worked in Sioux City, IA. His first day is June 26.

KTTV Swaps Anchors on ‘Good Day LA’

tellez_karapetyan Fresh off its experimentation with where Steve Edwards should sit during Good Day LA, KTTV in Los Angeles is now trying out Araksya Karapetyan in place of Marla Tellez on the FOX owned station’s morning show.

Tellez now co-anchors the 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. show. A station source assured TVSpy stations switch anchors up all the time and that “everybody” liked the new look.

While FOX first poo pooed the change as a rumor, our LA based eagle-eyed super fan who first told us about the swap asked Karapetyan if she liked the change. Karapetyan replied, “up for anything!” You can see a screen grab of the tweet after the jump. Read more

WBAL Adds Megan Pringle to Morning Team

pringle wmar_croppedMegan Pringle is joining Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL as weekend morning anchor. weekday morning reporter.

“Megan’s long experience covering Baltimore news is the perfect complement to our already strong morning team,” WBAL president and GM Dan Joerres said in a statement.

Pringle, who will work with Jason Newton and Mindy Basara, left Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR in November to work in PR.

WAND Adds Eric Steltzer as Morning Anchor

aericsteltzer_480x600Eric Steltzer is joining Decatur, IL, NBC affiliate WAND as a morning anchor and reporter.

Steltzer comes to WAND from WBND in South Bend, IN. WAND introduced him to viewers via Skype on its morning news show yesterday.

He started his career as a video editor for WBRE in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He also worked in North Dakota.

WAND news director Tai Takahashi told TVSpy Steltzer starts June 9.

WRC Says Goodbye to Morning Traffic Reporter

sealock WRC croppedWashington D.C. NBC owned station WRC said goodbye to morning traffic reporter Danella Sealock at the end of today’s 6:00 a.m. show.

“You’ve been a very bright spot on this team and for our show and for our whole show here for three years now,” said Aaron Gilchrist. “We appreciate everything that you’ve brought to this group.”

Before working at WRC Sealock hosted a radio show on 93.9 WKYS and later at WPGC in Washington, D.C. She has also worked for BET as an entertainment reporter.

New Role For Kyle Dyer at Denver’s KUSA

KyleDyerKyle Dyer is leaving the morning newscast at KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver. In her new role, which begins in July, Dyer will continue toanchor the 11 a.m. and noon newscasts and provide taped pieces for the morning newscast, the Denver Post reports:

“We offered her (a contract) to stay on fulltime,” News Director Patti Dennis said. “She wanted to renew her contract but in a different role, citing family obligations. She’ll no longer have to come in at 3 a.m.”

Her daughters are now 11 and 9, Dyer said, with increasing homework and after-school activities. “It’s hard to be present. It’s something I’ve thought about the last couple of years.” Additionally, she’s been keeping “these weird hours” since December 1993, even before she landed at KUSA.

The adjustment “will be just as weird for viewers” as it will be for her, Dyer said. But she reminds those who have had morning coffee with her for nearly two decades, “I’ll be there on tape.”

Watch video of Dyer’s announcement after the jump. Read more

KCPQ Welcomes Liz Dueweke From Rival KOMO

Seattle Fox affiliate KCPQ is welcoming a new morning anchor, Liz Dueweke, this week. The station has debuted a series of funny promos welcoming Dueweke, who joins the station from rival KOMO:

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Erin Kennedy Joins WBBM From WKYC

Erin KennedyErin Kennedy is joining WBBM, the CBS-owned station in Chicago, as co-anchor of the morning newscast. She will begin in her new role on May 19.

“Erin is an exceptional broadcaster,” WBBM vice president and news director Jeff Kiernan said in a statement. “She’s an experienced news anchor and reporter who will bring an intelligence and warmth to morning news in Chicago.”

Since 2011, Kennedy has been an anchor and reporter at WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland. Before that, she worked at WPRI in Providence for six years.

Kennedy will co-anchor alongside Kris Gutierrez. She is the official replacement for Susan Carlson, who left the station last year, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder.

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.

After 2 Years at CNN, Zoraida Sambolin Rejoins WMAQ

zorida sambolinAfter two years at CNN, Zoraida Sambolin is returning to her old station — WMAQ in Chicago — as the co-anchor of the morning newscast.

“We are delighted that Zoraida will be returning to our newsroom,” WMAQ station manager Frank Whittaker said in a statement. “She’s a native Chicagoan and knows our city well.  I know our viewers will welcome her back.”

Sambolin replaces Daniella Guzman, who has been named the morning co-anchor at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles. >Update: KNBC has officially announced Guzman as morning co-anchor.

“Daniella has been a key part of our morning news growth, and while we hate to see her go, we are happy that she can take advantage of this promotion within our company,” WMAQ general manager David Doebler said. Read more

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