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Archives: December 2013

Jeff Fitzgerald Promoted to News Director

fitzgerals_wlioJeff Fitzgerald has been named news director for Block Communications Lima, OH, NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS affiliates WLIO and WOHL.

Fitzgerald will continue to anchor the 6:00 p.m. news for the stations. He told TVSpy he starts his new duties tomorrow.

He started at WLIO in 1984 and has anchored the 6:00 p.m. since 1990.

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Teresa Quevedo Out at KMEX

Media Moves is reporting Teresa Quevedo is no longer working for Los Angeles Univision owned station KMEX.

Quevedo posted the news on her facebook page as well as tweeting it:

Quevedo has anchored at KMEX since 1997. Media Moves reports, in 2011 Quevedo was replaced at 11:00 p.m. by Felicidad Aveleyra.

She worked at KMEX once before from 1991 until 1993. She has also worked at Telemundo station KVEA and Dallas Univision station KUVN.

KUSA Photog Makes Amazing One-Handed Catch During Broncos Game


KUSA photographer Brian Olson was standing behind the uprights when the Denver Broncos attempted a field goal against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

When Broncos kicker Matt Prater 54-yard attempt hit the upright, the photographer for the Denver NBC affiliate had to one-up the kicker by catching his kick…with one hand…and all without missing the refs call.

[FTVLive]

Reporter With Same Name as NFL Player Gets Hate Tweets, Reports About It

The Chris Conte who plays for the NFL’s Chicago Bears recently deleted his Twitter account.

The Twitter handle of the Chris Conte who works as a reporter for CBS affiliate WTVF in Nashville, TN, is @chrisconte.

After the NFL playing Chris Conte had a questionable game against the Packers, he became the target of unhappy NFL fans. Those fans took to twitter to voice their displeasure with the NFL Chris Conte, but after he disabled his Twitter account, the fans started tweeting the reporter Chris Conte.

According to WTVF’s Conte, one said, “I will kill your babies.” Another suggested Conte, “Wrap your mouth around a tail pipe until you pass out.”

Another realized the mistaken identity and “lol’d” about it.

“Most of the things these people posted online for all the world to see are of course protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution,” said reporter Chris Conte. “But you have to wonder if somewhere along the way we’ve lost a small piece of common decency toward one another.” Read more

WFIE Says Goodbye to Chad Sewich

sewich_wfie_goodbyeWFIE meteorologist Chad Sewich has signed off from the Evansville, IN, NBC affiliate.

Anchor Brandon Bartlett tossed to a reel of Sewich’s nearly 14 years at the station. Sewich is moving to Palm Springs, CA, to work in the family business.

Sewich, whose last day is tomorrow, started at WFIE in January 2000. He began his career at KDLT in Sioux Falls, SD, before moving to KNBN in Rapid City, SD.

You can watch the video of his goodbye after the jump. Read more

Salt Lake City Reporter Faints During Live Shot


Brooke Graham was reporting live from the Mountain Dell Golf Course Saturday morning for Salt Lake City CBS affiliate KUTV.

Graham had just asked two cross country ski instructors to show her some basics, when she fell over backwards.

Graham posted an explanation on her blog saying, “[T]his is not the first time I have passed out cold. I am known to faint any time I am in high altitudes and get too cold. So this week I plan to go get checked out by a doctor and get to the bottom of it. In the meantime, we can all laugh at the craziness of the situation! I have laughed many times watching this video so don’t feel bad if it makes you giggle.”

[24 Salt Lake]

Johnny Chappell Leaving News 14 Carolina

chapelle_biggerNews 14 Carolina anchor Johnny Chappell is leaving TV broadcasting for a job in real estate.

“I’ve been a licensed Realtor since 2006 and am leaving to focus on working with residential real estate clients and building new homes,” Chappell told TVSpy. “I’ll still be living here in Raleigh.  It was a tough decision but I’m excited for the new challenges and the change of pace.”

Before coming to the Time Warner Cable news outlet, Chappell worked at WLTX in Columbia, SC. He has also worked in radio at WVOC in Columbia and, according to his bio, has held on-air and management positions at two TV stations in Wilmington, NC.

His last day is tomorrow.

Chris Stipes Shifts to Weekends at KRIV

Chris Stipes is moving from weekday mornings to weekend evenings at KRIV, the Fox owned station in Houston. He announced the news Saturday on his Facebook page.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff notes that the change means Stipes will now work the same days as his wife, Elissa Rivas, who is the weekend morning anchor for rival KTRK.

Murder Suspect Surrenders to Bakersfield TV Station


A murder suspect showed up at Bakersfield NBC affiliate KGET Sunday night to proclaim his innocence before surrendering to police.

KGET said Brendan Sanders showed up at the station around 9:00 p.m. Sunday night with some friends. Police said they think Sanders murdered one man and wounded a teenager last month.

“I’m innocent and I don’t want to get accused of something that I didn’t do,” Sanders told KGET in an interview before he was taken into custody.

KGET news director Mike Trihey called police who arrested Sanders at the station.

According to KGET, Sanders and his friends said another reason they showed up was to retrieve the reward from the secret witness program for Sander’s arrest.

On the Move, 12/30/13

Elle Duncan joins NESN in Boston as sports anchor, host and reporter. She was a traffic reporter at WXIA in Atlanta.

Kris Anderson jumps 43 markets to weekend morning anchor/reporter at WHDH in Boston. Anderson comes from WREG in Memphis.

Scott Smith will anchor the 6:00 p.m. news at FOX owned station WTTG in Washington, DC in addition to being sports director.

Walter Makaula joins Miami CBS owned station WFOR as co-anchor for its weekday morning newscast. Makaula comes from KSWB in San Diego.

Jacqueline Crea joins KHOU in Houston as reporter. She comes from KTSM in El Paso.

Duncan, Anderson, Makaula, Smith and Crea are all represented by Matthew Kingsley at 3 Kings Entertainment.

To report a move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

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