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Archives: December 2011

Anchor Bob Juback Reflects On 20 Years At WBTW

Bob Juback has been the evening anchor on Florence, SC CBS-affiliate WBTW since 1992. Juback looks back on his career trajectory, and how he ended up behind the news desk after beginning his career in sports, in the Myrtle Beach Weekly Surge:

In 1984, he found himself out of work for a time, but received a fortuitous telephone call. “I had worked in radio in Spartanburg, and these people were in the process of buying WBTW. A woman called me and asked if I’d be interested in doing the sports on TV down here, and I said yes – so I came to Florence and did sports and then went back to Greenville/Spartanburg and did sports up there.”

But the local markets were changing, and some stations were paring down their coverage of local sports.  Read more

VIDEO: Brittany Begley Chased Off WCNC Set After Accidentally Wandering Into Forecast

The 6 a.m. newscast was clearly a little too early for WCNC traffic reporter Brittany Begley, who accidentally wandered out in front of the seven-day forecast during Larry Sprinkle‘s weather report yesterday (watch above).

“I’m trying to do the forecast here!” Sprinkle said as he jokingly chased her out of the shot.

Cynthia Newsome Returning To KSHB After Battling Breast Cancer

KSHB‘s Cynthia Newsome is returning to the station in January after a six-month leave of absence to treat breast cancer, Bottom Line Communications reports.

Newsome, the weekend anchor and health reporter at the Kansas City NBC-affiliate, was diagnosed in June. After surgery and eight chemotherapy treatments, she will be back on the air on January 1.

Newsome has filed several reports throughout the process in order to raise awareness for the disease (watch after the jump). Read more

Brandon Hamilton Debuts On KNXV in Phoenix

Brandon Hamilton made his official debut as the morning traffic reporter on KNXV, the ABC-affiliate in Phoenix, yesterday.

“Brandon is an experienced traffic anchor who comes to the job with a deep-rooted respect for the time crunch that our viewers face every morning,” KNXV news director Joe Hengemuehler said. “That’s why his No. 1 mission everyday is to help them by giving them the inside track on the fastest way to get from home to work.”

Hamilton joins KNXV from WLWT in Cincinnati. “I am looking forward to helping drivers start their day off on a positive note before heading out the door,” he said.

Anchor Celina Avila Joins KESQ From KVIA

Celina Avila is joining KESQ, the ABC-affiliate in Palm Springs, as morning and evening anchor. Her first day will be January 3.

“I’m excited about getting home early to spend time with my boys and continuing to enjoy Southern California,” Avila wrote on Facebook.

Avila joins KESQ from KVIA, the ABC-affiliate in El Paso. Prior to joining KIVA, Avila worked at KTSM, the NBC-affiliate in El Paso, for three years. [h/t NewsBlues]

Dave Roberts To Join KOLN-KGIN January 1

Dave Roberts is joining KOLN-KGIN in Lincoln as the evening co-anchor, the station officially announced yesterday.

He will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Vanessa Flowers beginning January 1. Roberts joins KOLN-KGIN after six years at KMTV in Omaha, where he is co-executive producer and weekend anchor.

“I’ve worked in almost every position that a television station has to offer,” Roberts said in a statement. “To me, it’s still magical.”

On the Move, 12/29/11

Cassandra Duvall joins WGBA in Green Bay as a video journalist. She has been at KRNV in Reno since January 2011.

WNEM meteorologist Mike Cameron moves to WFSB in Hartford, where he will handle the weekend weather forecasts.

Former KOAT reporter Ilana Gold has joined WVIT in Hartford.

If you would like to report a new move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

Bill Harris Leaves Michigan’s WJRT, For Good

Bill Harris, who returned to WJRT for “special projects” in May just one month after being let go by the new management team, says he is officially done with the Flint ABC-affiliate.

“My vision for what I want to do … didn’t mesh with [the work at] ABC12,” Harris told the Flint Journal. “It is hurting me deeply [but] the marriage wasn’t perfect. I really appreciated coming back.”

Harris says he is in talks with two rival WJRT rival stations: CBS-affiliate WNEM and NBC-affiliate WEYI. Though nothing official has been announced, the veteran anchor says he is interested in joining to anchor and work on special projects, perhaps as soon as January.

Bonten Media, Time Warner Face Sunday Deadline In Carriage Dispute

The January 1 deadline is getting closer for Time Warner Cable and Bonten Media to negotiate a carriage agreement in Greenville, NC.

Several stations in the market are at risk: ABC-affiliate WCTI and Fox-affiliates WFXI-WYDO. Bonten owns WCTI and operates WFXI-WYDO under a joint service agreement.

“We are continuing to negotiate, and working hard to resolve this issue in a fair and timely manner,” Bonten CEO Randall Bongarten said in a statement today.

Verizon FiOs and Media General are also facing a January 1 deadline in retransmission negotiations.

Todd Hicks Set To Join Milwaukee’s WTMJ In 2012

Todd Hicks is joining WTMJ, the NBC-affiliate in Milwaukee, in early 2012.

Hicks joins the station from WGBA, the NBC-affiliate in Green Bay, where he has been a reporter and weekend anchor for two years. His last day will be January 23. Prior to joining WGBA, he worked at WSAW in Wausau, WI and KSAX in Alexandria.

Hicks will be a general assignment reporter at WTMJ. His first day will be January 23.

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