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Longtime Austin Anchor Talks About Stepping Away from the Desk After 33 Years

judy maggio KEYE anchor Judy Maggio is retiring from the Austin CBS affiliate at the end of May.

Maggio has worked on-air in Austin for 33 years. She told the Austin American-Statesman she declined a generous contract extension from KEYE to stay.

The American-Statesman profiled the longtime Austin anchor as she prepares to step down from the anchor chair and start a new chapter in her life.

“She’s been coming into people’s homes for 33 years. Think about all the lives she’s touched,” [Walt] Maciborski said. “It’s going to be weird without her. We’re a family. We’ll have a huge hole.”

Maciborski, sports director Bob Ballou and chief meteorologist Chikage Windler said there’s no shortage of things they’ll miss once Maggio departs next week.

“She’s such an amazing journalist,” Ballou said. “We’ve been through four different owners and she’s never lost her passion, her journalistic integrity. It’s inspiring to have someone who’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right. She is the lifeblood of this station.” Read more

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Hema Mullur to Join KEYE as Anchor

mullur keye croppedAustin CBS affiliate KEYE has announced Hema Mullur will join the station as co-anchor of the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news.

“I am so excited to return to Texas and call KEYE and Austin home,” said Mullur in a statement. “Judy Maggio is certainly not an easy person to replace, and I hope to bring the same warmth and credibility that she has brought to Austin throughout her amazing career.”

Maggio announced her retirement from KEYE in February.

Mullur currently works at KDVR in Denver where she is an anchor. She started her career at KWES in Midland, TX. She has also worked at KFOX in El Paso.

She joins Walt Maciborksi, Chikage Windler and Bob Ballou beginning June 16th.

KEYE Says Goodbye to Longtime Employee

williams keyeIt’s not often one of the people working behind the scenes gets a write up when they leave a station.

Austin American-Statesman media writer Gary Dinges reports Sousa Williams is leaving Austin CBS affiliate KEYE after 19 years.

“Over the years she’s held a variety of roles, including 10 p.m. producer, executive producer, news operations manager and, most recently, new media manager overseeing the station’s website and social media accounts, among other things,” writes Dinges.

“There are so many unsung, hardworking journalists behind the scenes in a TV newsroom,” KEYE anchor Judy Maggio (pictured left) wrote on her facebook page. “I’ve worked side by side with Sousa Williams at 2 TV stations and she’s one of the best. We will miss you, Sousa. Happy Trails and enjoy your new adventure.”

Williams is heading to Connecticut to be with her girlfriend. Today is her last day.

Judy Maggio Set to Retire From KEYE

judy maggioAfter 11 years at KEYE and 22 more on television in Austin, Judy Maggio has announced she will retire in May, Austin360 reports.

“I’ve always said I’d leave the TV business on my own terms,” Maggio said. “KEYE has been nothing but supportive in my 11 years here and recently offered me a generous contract to stay. I will deeply miss my colleagues, who are some of the most dedicated people in the business.”

Maggio joined CBS affiliate KEYE in 2003 from rival KVUE. A search is underway for her replacement as the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor.

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Austin Reporter Uses Fall During Live Shot as Teachable Moment


During a morning live shot, KEYE reporter Ashley Miller gave viewers of the Austin CBS affiliate a firsthand look at the icy conditions she was reporting on.

After her slip, she got back up and told viewers, “So it’s extremely slippery. I actually just fell on the pavement and that’s the same thing that’s happening on the roadways.”

Ericka Miller Joins KEYE From WXII

ericka miller_304x200Ericka Miller has joined Austin CBS affiliate KEYE as the weekend anchor, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Miller most recently worked at WXII, the NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, as a weekend news and sports anchor. She left in May after two years with the station.

Before WXII, Miller worked at KAAL in Rochester, Minn. She replaces Katherine Stolp, who left the television business earlier this year.

Katherine Stolp Leaves KEYE for Hi-Tech

Katherine Stolp has left her job as weekend anchor for Austin CBS affiliate KEYE for a communications job at an Austin hi-tech firm.

Stolp tweeted the news saying, “Life update! Leaving TV news indefinitely. Ready for the next adventure. Thanks for all the support!”

According to Gary Dinges with the Austin American-Statesman, Stolp has taken a job at Silicon Labs handling “community and university relations, as well as employee communications and engagement efforts.”

“After nearly a decade in the TV business, I’m ready for a new challenge,” she told Dinges. “I’ve learned a lot at KEYE, but the challenges at this new position will help me grow in ways that wouldn’t have happened at KEYE.”

Stolp had worked at KEYE for nearly six years. She has also worked at WEHT in Evansville, IN and KOMU in Columbia, MO.

Walt Maciborski Joins KEYE From WXIN

Walt Maciborski is joining Austin CBS affiliate KEYE as evening co-anchor, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

It is a return to Austin for Maciborski, who worked at ABC affiliate KVUE from 1994-2000. He will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Judy Maggio, who he worked with at KVUE, beginning June 24.

“KEYE is on the move in a city that is booming,” Maciborski told the American-Statesman. “It’s a great station with a great team … and I get to sit next to my good friend Judy Maggio again. I’m proud to be a part of what’s happening there.”

Maciborski comes from WXIN in Indianapolis. He replaces Ron Olivera, who left KEYE earlier this year after his contract was not renewed.

Sinclair to Add Mobile DTV in Nine Markets

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced it will begin broadcasting mobile capable signals from ten of its stations in nine markets.

“The pace of technology makes it imperative for broadcasters to continue to lead in serving our communities,” said Mark Aitken, vice president of Advanced Technology for Sinclair and chairman of the ATSC A/153 MobileDTV standardization activity. “Broad adoption of MobileDTV, as a part of our local broadcast television offering, is the next step. We are confident our Network partners will see the value mobile simulcasting brings in building station and Network brands, audience share, and local television relevancy.”

Mobile DTV, as the service is called, allows viewers to watch their favorite local broadcast stations, for free, on portable devices like smart phones and tablets by adding a plug-in adapter. Read more

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