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
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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 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.”
“I’m excited about getting home early to spend time with my boys and continuing to enjoy Southern California,” Avila wrote on Facebook.
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.”
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.
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“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.
The January 1 deadline is getting closer for Time Warner Cable and Bonten Media to negotiate a carriage agreement in Greenville, NC.
“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.
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.