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WPIX Adds Reporter From Hartford

harry_wpixAyana Harry will join Tribune’s New York CW station WPIX as a general assignment reporter tomorrow.

“Ayana has been part of the Tribune family since 2011, when she joined FOX CT,” Rich Graziano, president and general manager of WPIX said in a statement. “Ayana is Brooklyn native and a talented, hard-hitting journalist focused on telling the stories of our community.”

Harry comes to WPIX from Tribune’s Hartford, CT, station WTIC. Before working at WTIC, Harry was a digital reporter and field producer for ABC News. She has also worked as an associate producer, production associate and desk assistant for ABC News.

Nicole Comstock Joins KTXL in Sacramento

ComstockNicole Comstock has joined KTXL, the Fox affiliate in Sacramento, as a reporter.

Comstock comes from Eugene, Ore., where she was a reporter and weekend anchor at CBS affiliate KVAL. Comstock joined KVAL in 2012.

Before KVAL, Comstock worked at KPIC in Roseburg, Ore. and KGTV in San Diego.

Joangel Concepcion Joins Dallas FOX Station

kdfw_concepcionKDFW has announced Joangel Concepcion is joining the Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station as a general assignment reporter.

“I look forward to starting at KDFW and getting to know the topics of interest to the people in the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” Concepcion said in a statement.

Concepcion, who starts at KDFW on February 17, comes from WHEC in Rochester, NY. She started her career at KVEO in Brownsville, TX.

‘This Is Not OK’: KRIV Reporter Shows Up at NFL Player’s Home to Ask About Paternity Suit

Isiah Carey, reporter for Houston FOX owned station KRIV was investigating a paternity suit involving Houston Texans Running Back Arian Foster.

Carey got Foster’s address off the lawsuit and visited his home, but not before knocking on the door of the woman in question. KRIV also posted the exchange on its website with the headline, “Arian Foster speaks to media for first time since paternity lawsuit.”

Needless to say, Foster was not happy with his unannounced visitor.

What do you think about Carey’s approach? Leave your answer in the comments.

[Complex Sports]

Ron Burgundy is Everywhere

ron_burgundyAs part of the over-saturation and shark jumping that is Ron Burgundy lately, The Tampa Tribune cut to the heart of his appeal by asking local news types both past and present about the accuracy of Will Ferrell‘s portrayal of the news anchor in the movies “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

TVSpy believes part of the appeal of the ridiculousness that is Burgundy is because anyone who has worked in TV news, whether local or national, can probably tell one story that sounds like it was pulled from one of the Anchorman movies.

The Tribune has more:

Burgundy is a silly stereotype that we immediately recognize. It’s an easy parody because there were real versions of Ron Burgundy out there in TV land in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. And some can even be found at anchor desks today.

Just ask any local TV news staffer and you can get a Burgundy-like memory.

“I have been anchoring the real news for about 45 years and have sadly met many, worked with a few and fired one,” says Fox 13 anchor John Wilson of WTVT, Channel 13.

“Ron Burgundy is truly an amalgam of a lot of the old-school ‘I am the news’ men which I have seen in various forms from Baltimore to Greensboro to here,” says reporter Bill Logan of ABC Action News on WFTS, Channel 28. Read more

New York Reporter Says Viewers Have Better Odds Being Murdered Than Winning Lottery

WPIX_lotteryA reporter for New York CW affiliate WPIX took an unusual and some might say darker route to showing the impossible odds of winning Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot.

Arthur Chi’en enlisted the aid of an NYU mathematics professor to compute the odds in a conversational, easily relatable way.

The duo first told viewers they could guarantee a win by buying up $176 million in lottery tickets. But really, who has that sort of cash laying around?

The pair then went with the old saw, saying you’d be 50 percent more likely to be hit by lightning.

Chi’en went with the “drop the microphone and walk off the stage” moment when he told viewers they’d be 8,000 times more likely to be murdered. Happy Holidays everyone!

[Tuned In]

Shannon Butler Out at WOFL

butler_woflShannon Butler is no longer with Orlando FOX owned station WOFL.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Butler left the station at the end of November.

Before coming to WOFL, Butler worked at Central Florida News 13 in Orlando. She started her career at WCTV in Tallahassee.

WPTV Reporter Alex Sanz to Join the AP

alex sanzAfter two years at WPTV, Alex Sanz is leaving the West Palm Beach NBC affiliate to work for the Associated Press. He will be based in Atlanta and his stories will appear across all platforms, including broadcast, digital and mobile.

“This is a great opportunity for Alex and certainly a loss of us. Alex’s experience allowed him to bring necessary context to stories and meetings. His ability to navigate City Hall allowed us to get in front of some big stories,” WPTV news director Mike Garber wrote in a note to station staffers this week.

Before WPTV, Sanz worked at KHOU in Houston and WTHR in Indianapolis.

Lea Gabrielle Joins Fox News From KNSD

lea gabrielle_304x200After two years at KNSD, Lea Gabrielle is joining Fox News as a general assignment reporter for “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

During her time as a military reporter at the NBC owned station in San Diego, Gabrielle was known as Lea Sutton. She will begin at Fox News on December 16.

Before joining KNSD, Gabrielle worked as a Washington, D.C.-based digital journalist for NBC News. From 1997 to 2009, she was a fighter pilot and intelligence operations officer in the U.S. Navy.

Adrienne Broaddus Moving to KARE

broaddus_croppedAdrienne Broaddus is joining Minneapolis-St. Paul NBC affiliate KARE as a general assignment reporter.

Broaddus told TVSpy she left Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH on December 1. She said she starts at KARE on January 6.

“This was a very difficult decision,” Broaddus wrote in her resignation letter to WISH news director Steve Bray obtained by TVSpy. “However, it’s time for me to accept an opportunity to continue growing and contributing to the work that we all do as journalists.”

Before coming to WISH in August 2010, Broadsus worked at WNEM in Saginaw and WSMH in Flint, MI. She started her career by working at WILX in Lansing, MI, while still in college.

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