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Mari Payton Named Lead Investigative Reporter at KNSD

KNSD, the NBC-owned station in San Diego, will dedicate two additional full-time staffers to its investigative reporting unit. Mari Payton (pictured) will be the station’s lead investigative reporter and Wendy Fry will be the investigative producer.

Payton currently works on investigative pieces part-time in addition to her midday anchor duties and Fry currently works on the assignment desk. Payton will will be replaced on the 11 a.m. newscast by Christine Haas, who will be the midday anchor in addition to the 4 and 5 p.m. anchor.

“We expect this shift in duties for both Mari and Wendy to be a game-changer for the I-Team’s work and look forward to the positive impact they will make in the San Diego community,” KNSD vice president of news Greg Dawson.

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Weathercaster Dagmar Midcap Joins KNSD

Dagmar Midcap is joining NBC owned-and-operated KNSD in San Diego as the evening weathercaster. She will handle the forecast on the station’s 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Midcap was most recently a weathercaster for Atlanta CBS-affiliate WGCL. She resigned in 2010 after the death of her boyfriend.

“Dagmar was extremely popular in Atlanta and we’re sure she will make an immediate and positive impact here in San Diego,” KNSD vice president for news Greg Dawson said in a statement.

The station also announced that Greg Bledsoe, who is a reporter and photographer at KNSD, will take over as meteorologist for the weekend broadcasts.

Read the full release from NBC after the jump. Read more

Gone as KMIR News Director, Kate Glover Joining KNSD as Executive Producer

Kate Glover, who recently left KMIR after a little more than a year as news director there, is set to join KNSD.

KNSD vice president of news Greg Dawson confirmed the move to TVSpy today, saying that Glover will join the NBC O&O in a couple of weeks and serve as morning executive producer.

“She has a great background as a content person,” Dawson told TVSpy via email. “And her experience as a manager is a real asset. We’re excited to have her join our team. ”

Glover’s past experience includes a decade in D.C., working the assignment desks at WTTG and WRC. Before moving to Palm Springs, she was on the desk at Fox News Channel’s L.A. bureau. As for KMIR, the Palm Springs NBC-affiliate has had trouble holding on to a news director long-term. Glover’s predecessor Jon Fischer also only stayed with the station for a little over a year.

NBC’s Local Stations Look to Partner with Non-Profit News Organizations

Based on the successful relationship between KNSD-TV and voiceofsandiego.org, NBCUniversal is looking for non-profit news partners for at least five of its other nine owned and operated stations.

“We’re looking for top-notch, non-profit news organizations that can work cooperatively with our local NBC news teams to create unique content for both their own platforms and our news platforms,” says John Wallace, President of NBC Local Media.

Wallace is “looking for outlets that represent a range of diverse communities and viewpoints in the markets they serve.”

NBC owns stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Washington, DC, and Hartford-New Haven.

Here’s what NBC is looking for, how they’ll be judged, and the deadlines:

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