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Nerissa Knight Leaving Dallas for Los Angeles

knight kdafKDAF morning anchor Nerissa Knight is heading to Los Angeles.

A Tribune spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy Knight will join Tribune’s CW affiliate KTLA as a freelance reporter later this month.

Dallas media blogger Ed Bark first reported Knight left KDAF last week.

Before coming to KDAF, Knight worked at CBS owned KTVT in Dallas. She has also worked at KBTV in Beaumont, TX, KATV and KHTV in Little Rock, AR, WALA in Mobile, AL, WDJT in Milwaukee, WI, and KNBC in Los Angeles.

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Tribune Names Roger Bare SVP-GM of KDAF

CW33Roger Bare has been named senior vice president and general manager at KDAF, Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate in Dallas. His appointment is effective October 11.

In his new role, Bare will continue as vice president and general manager of KIAH, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Houston. He has worked at KIAH since 1992 and been VP-GM since 2004.

“Dallas is a great market and I look forward to the support and ideas of the talented and creative people at KDAF-TV and KIAH-TV as we charge forward in the weeks ahead,” Bare said in a statement.

At KDAF, Bare replaces Joe Young, who announced his retirement earlier this week.

More in the official announcement from Tribune after the jump. Read more

Joe Young to Retire as KDAF General Manager

CW33Tribune Broadcasting has announced Joe Young will retire from KDAF after serving as vice president and general manager of the Dallas CW station since 1995.

Young oversaw the launch of the station’s first prime-time newscast in 1999 and the creation of the CW33 Kids Fund which has raised millions of dollars for kids in need.

“Joe’s done a great job at KDAF and we will miss his incredible passion and enthusiasm,” Tribune Broadcasting’s president of broadcast media Larry Wert said in a statement. “His leadership has served the station and the community well, and he should be proud of everything he’s accomplished.”

Young started his 40 year career working in sales at KDNL and KPLR in St. Louis. He then served in sales management positions for Telerep and Kansas State Network. Before moving to KDAF, Young was the VP and GM of WXIN in Indianapolis for ten years.

“It’s been a great ride,” said Young whose last day will be October 11. “I’m extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished at KDAF-TV and grateful for being given the opportunity to lead such a wonderful team here in Dallas. I’m going to miss interacting with the talented professionals across Tribune, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life.”

Sports Director Bob Irzyk Leaving KOCO

Sports director Bob Irzyk is leaving KOCO after three years with the Oklahoma City ABC affiliate, The Oklahoman reports.

Irzyk, who appears on the station’s weekday evening newscasts, officially signs off today. Before joining KOCO, he worked at WFLD in Chicago, WFTS in Tampa and KDAF in Dallas.

“I’m exploring other opportunities right now,” Irzyk told The Oklahoman in an email.

Meteorologist Laura Thomas Joins KNXV

Laura Thomas has joined KNXV, the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, as a meteorologist and multimedia journalist.

Thomas comes from KDAF in Dallas, where she has been the morning meteorologist since 2011. She has previously worked at KLBK and KJTV, both in Lubbock, Texas.

Dallas media blogger Ed Bark reports that Thomas will be the weekend meteorologist at KNXV.

Daniel Novick Says Goodbye to KDAF

Daniel Novick has signed off from KDAF, the CW affiliate in Dallas, according to media blogger Ed Bark.

Novick joined KDAF in 2011 as a reporter and multimedia journalist for the station’s evening newscasts. He will join Dallas-based public relations firm GolinHarris.

“It certainly isn’t easy leaving TV news and CW33, but it’s what is best for me and my family,” Novick told Bark. “I have good friends at CW33, I believe in the Nightcap product and I wish them nothing but the best of luck.”

A New Meteorologist and a Retirement at Boston’s WCVB

WCVB is adding a meteorologist and losing a veteran reporter to retirement, the Boston ABC affiliate announced Thursday.

Amalia Barreda (left) who has worked for the station for 21 years, will retire at the end of June.

“These 21 years have been a great ride, covering unforgettable stories with thoughtful, hard-working and talented people,” Barreda said in a statement. “This was a huge and hard decision to make, and it is bittersweet to leave so many of you who I consider family to spend more time with family.”

Barreda’s announcement comes on the same day that Danielle Vollmar (right) begins as the station’s weekend morning meteorologist.

“Danielle is a talented and passionate meteorologist, a strong compliment to StormTeam 5,” WCVB president and general manager Bill Fine said in a statement.

Vollmar comes from KDAF, the CW affiliate in Dallas. She has also worked at KOKH in Oklahoma City, WBOC in Salisbury, Md., and WENY in Elmira, N.Y.

Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to the Vatican

Shortly after 11amET/8amPT, Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the last time as Pope. Local stations in the top five markets broadcast special coverage of his departure and flight to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican’s vacation retreat.

ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas broadcast national coverage from their affiliated networks of the Pope’s final farewell.

Fox News Channel’s Rick Folbaum anchored a special report that was broadcast on the Fox O&Os. KTTV in Los Angeles incorporated coverage of the farewell address into the morning newscast, anchored by Steve Edwards, instead of taking the national report.

Without national coverage to broadcast, CW affiliates produced their own special reports. Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera anchored on WPIX in New York City, Frank Buckley and Michaela Pereira anchored on KTLA in Los Angeles, and Steve Sanders and Dina Bair anchored on WGN in Chicago.

Philly’s CW affiliate WPSG is owned by CBS and operated as a duopoly with KYW. KDAF, the CW affiliate in Dallas, had no special coverage of the Pope’s farewell.

Walt Maciborski Joins WXIN From KDAF

Walt Maciborski is leaving KDAF in Dallas for WXIN in Indianapolis, Dallas media blogger Ed Bark reports.

Maciborski is the weeknight anchor at KDAF, the CW-affiliate in Dallas. He was hired in 2009, along with co-anchor Amanda Salinas, who will reportedly continue to anchor the newscast solo.

Maciborski will join WXIN, the Fox-affiliate in Indianapolis, in September. He wrote on Twitter he is “excited about [the] new opportunity.”

“Walt is a tremendous person,” Salinas told Bark. “He’s a true professional, and this is an amazing opportunity for him. He will be greatly missed here at CW33.”

Tom Crespo Named KTEN News Director, Following Old Friend to Market Rival

Tom Crespo has been named news director at KTEN.  The move extends Crespo’s long working relationship with Anthony Maisel, the NBC-affiliate’s recently appointed general manager.

Crespo and Maisel worked together at KDAF in Dallas for several years, beginning in the 90s.  When Maisel was named news director at KXII in the Sherman-Ada market (along the Texas-Oklahoma border) in 2010, one of his first moves was to bring Crespo on as anchor.

In March, Maisel was named general manager of KTEN in Sherman-Ada and he has again brought Crespo along with him.  Maisel announced this week that Crespo was leaving KXII to become KTEN’s news director. Read more

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