“I can’t wait to get started at KHOU,” Barr told McGuff. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of journalists with a reputation for uncovering the big stories and telling them well. I’m also looking forward to exploring Houston and the Lone Star State. I’ll be taking recommendations for any hidden treasures to visit, as well as story ideas. I know there is so much happening in the news, and in the city, in Houston and I’m excited to dive in.”
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“So I’m now a free agent … anyone care to bid for my news and/or informational services?” Cameron wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
Total revenues for Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group grew +3% to $90 million in the third quarter of 2013. Non-political advertising revenues were up +3% to $64 million led by strong performance from KPHO in Phoenix, KCTV in Kansas City and KPTV in Portland, Ore.
Operating profit was $26 million, down $2 million from the year-ago quarter. Meredith reported $12 million less of political advertising revenue in Q3 2013 than in Q3 2012. Other revenues and operating expenses both increased because of growth in retransmission revenues and programming fees.
“Our record revenue performance – achieved in a non-political quarter – speaks to the fundamental strength of our television broadcasting business,” Meredith Local Media Group president Paul Karpowicz said in a statement. “We continue to engage viewers and successfully monetize the strength of our audience.”
Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV has taken “Better Kansas City,” its local lifestyle show, off the air for the summer. Kelly Jones (pictured), the show’s co-host, is no longer with the station, according to Bottom Line Communications.
Starting next week, McDonald said, the national show “Better TV” — produced by KCTV’s corporate parent, Meredith, and shown mornings on KSMO-TV — will air in “Better KC’s” place but with some local segments. Those will be handled by Jones’ co-host, Lisa Holbrook, who remains at the station.
Jones said she had “no comment at this point.” She joined KCTV in April 2010 as co-anchor of its morning and noon newscasts. “Better Kansas City” was launched last fall by McDonald’s predecessor, Bobby Totsch.
The show is produced locally, but not by the station’s news department. The general manager said the show had been “performing fine” in the ratings, but he does want it to attract more young women and “add more 25-to-34-year-olds” to its audience.
“We are incredibly proud of our award-winning staff at 7 Action News, and excited to add the journalistic talents of Ronnie, Andy and Nima to our team,” WXYZ VP-GM Ed Fernandez said in a statement.
Choi, who will be a multimedia journalist at WXYZ, comes to Detroit from Madison, Wisc., where he was a reporter and anchor at WISC.
Shaffe joins the station from KCTV in Kansas City, where he has been a general assignment reporter for two years. He has also worked at KMTV in Omaha, KKTV in Colorado Springs and KQTV in St. Joseph, Mo.
Dahl has already begun in her new role at WXYZ. Choi and Shaffe begin in early April.
“I have some EXCITING news to share! I have officially accepted the weekend morning meteorologist position in Kansas City at KCTV,” Shulman wrote on her facebook page. “Thank you for your patience, acceptance, and friendliness over the past two and half years. The people and experiences that I’ve encountered in this community, I will never forget! Wish me luck!”
Shaffe, who is currently a reporter for CBS affiliate KCTV, said in his station bio page he’s always thrilled his family gets to see him on air. “Every time I step in front of the camera, it’s a tribute to my parents,” said the Kansas City native. “Both of my parents were born and raised in Iran and later immigrated and gained U.S. citizenship. Kansas City became their second home. Every time I step in front of the camera, I tell myself, ‘This one’s for you Dad. This one’s for you Mom.”
According to Bottom Line Communications, Shaffe will start at WXYZ two weeks from Monday on March 18.
“Throughout my broadcast career, I’d always harbored the hope… dream perhaps… of settling back in New England,” Pisano told Bottom Line Communications. “But for whatever reason, my career brought me to the Midwest where I worked, lived, and raised a family for more than 15 years.”
Pisano will be an anchor and reporter for WGGB.
Tallan announced in October that she was signing off from KOLN-KGIN after four years at the Lincoln duopoly. She joined the stations as a producer and reporter in 2008 and was promoted to morning anchor in 2010.
Stewart’s last day on air for KCTV was August 2nd.
“I am really excited to stay in Kansas City and work for such a great station,” Stewart told Bottom Line. “I’ve always admired the way WDAF puts together their morning show – it’s loose, fun and informative at the same time.”
Besides KCTV, Stewart previously worked for KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa, KHGI in Kearny, Neb., Wand DTN in Dayton. He began his career as a photographer at WOWT in Omaha.
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