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Alice Barr Joins KHOU From KCTV

alice barrAfter two years at KCTV in Kansas City, Alice Barr is joining KHOU in Houston, Mike McGuff reports.

“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.”

Barr was a reporter at KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City. Before that, she worked at KGAN-KFXA in Cedar Rapids and WIFR in Rockford, Ill.

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Stacey Cameron Out at Kansas City’s KCTV

stacey cameron kctv_304x200Stacey Cameron has left Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV after his contract was not renewed, Bottom Line Communications reports.

Cameron, an investigative reporter at KCTV since 2010, has also worked at WRAL in Raleigh-Durham and WCHS and WVAH in Charleston, W. Va.

“So I’m now a free agent … anyone care to bid for my news and/or informational services?” Cameron wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

Q3 Earnings: Meredith Local Media Group Revenue Up 3%

meredith_1Total 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.”

Kelly Jones Out, ‘Better Kansas City’ on Hiatus at KCTV

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.

The Kansas City Star talks to KCTV general manager Darrin McDonald about plans for the 9 a.m. timeslot for the summer while “Better Kansas City” is “off the air for retooling”:

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.

Detroit’s WXYZ Adds Ronnie Dahl, Andy Choi and Nima Shaffe

Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ has added three new reporters: Ronnie Dahl (left), Andy Choi (center) and Nima Shaffe (right).

“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.

Dahl comes from rival WJBK, Detroit’s Fox O&O. She previously worked at WXYZ as a special projects producer, as well as at WUPW in Toledo and WSYM in Lansing, Mich.

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.

Meteorologist Hallie Shulman Jumping to KCTV

Hallie Shulman will be joining Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV.

“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!”

Shulman comes to KCTV from Wichita ABC affiliate KAKE.  She started at KAKE in September 2010. Read more

Nima Shaffe to Join WXYZ in Detroit

Nima Shaffe will be leaving his hometown of Kansas City to join Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ.

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.”

He previously worked for KMTV in Omaha and KKTV in Colorado Springs, CO.

According to Bottom Line Communications, Shaffe will start at WXYZ two weeks from Monday on March 18.

Chris Pisano Set to Join WGGB in Springfield

Chris Pisano is joining WGGB, the ABC affiliate in Springfield, Mass., Bottom Line Communications reports.

Pisano was most recently the morning anchor at WRTV in Indianapolis, a job he left in March for family reasons. Before that, he spent seven years at KCTV in Kansas City.

“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.

Erika Tallan Set to Join KCTV in Kansas City

Erika Tallan is joining Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.

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.

At KCTV, Tallan will report for the morning newscast, which is anchored by Alexis Del Cid and Dave Hall.

Matt Stewart Lands at WDAF

Matt Stewart, former morning and weekend co-anchor for Kansas City’s CBS affiliate KCTV joins rival station WDAF (FOX) as morning reporter.

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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