“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Tucson stations of the Journal Broadcast Group,” Arnold said in a statement. “Many of the talented people here have been peers and friends for many years and I look forward to working with them and the entire team in serving our audiences and advertisers.”
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Gurulé was Northern Bureau Chief at Albuquerque ABC affiliate KOAT before he left the station to become a public relations and political consultant. The move reunites Gurulé with his former boss, KGUN news director Forrest Carr, who worked with him at KRQE in Albuquerque four years ago.
“Greg is an experienced journalist. He’s done just about every job a newsroom has to offer,” Carr said in a statement. “He is a solid a reporter and anchor. I’m thrilled he has joined our team.”
Brinks, who had been general manager at the Tucson ABC affiliate for 5 years, had been the longest tenured general manager at a Tucson commercial station.
Jim Prather, executive vice-president of television and radio operations for Journal Broadcast Group will take over at KGUN as well as KWBA 58/cable 8 and the four Tucson radio stations under Journal’s banner until a permanent replacement can be found.
We’ve reached out to Journal Broadcast for confirmation but have not heard back.
>UPDATE: Journal Broadcast Group has confirmed with TVSpy that Julie Brinks is no longer with the company and that Jim Prather is now acting general manager.
Doan, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, said in a statement, “I am excited about returning to Northern California to join the KCRA family and work with an amazing team of journalists who set the bar high as the market news leader.”
Doan is the recipient of an Emmy award for her reporting as well as a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage of Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and injured 14 in an attempted assassination of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
“We are excited to have Claire on board here at KCRA,” said Lori Waldon, KCRA 3 news director. “She is a strong, passionate reporter who likes to dig for compelling stories. Claire is a great addition to our excellent team of reporters.”
Forrest Carr, news director for the ABC affiliate, told TVSpy, “We wish him the very best of luck.”
Last year Nunez was promoted to morning anchor. He started at the station in 1993 as an intern.
TVSpy has reached out to Nunez for comment but has not heard back. We will update when we do.
This is Garber’s second stint with Scripps. He was the lead sports producer at WFTS in Tampa/St. Pete in the late 1990s.
Alexander replaces Martha Vazquez, who resigned last month following a shoplifting incident, as the station’s noon and 4 p.m. anchor. The move is a return to Tucson for Alexander, who worked at ABC-affiliate KGUN from 2002-04. More recently, she has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at KTVK in Phoenix. Her first day at KVOA will be March 19.
Taylor will be the weekend anchor at KVOA beginning on March 21. She returns to the station after leaving in 2010 to move to Nashville. Taylor replaces Emily Guggenmos, who joined Buffalo’s WIVB last month.
Running late for a doctor’s appointment, Kath was pulled over for going 64 in a 45. He opted to enroll in traffic school to avoid paying a big fine.
“Rough is kind of an understatement!” Christiansen laughed. “I tell you what, it feels so good to be back.”
Christiansen will work on a partial schedule for now, but is expected to make a full recovery, according to KGUN.
“Mike has been with us for over four years, starting on the weekends in news,” KTXS news director George Levesque said. “He’s grown to become a valued member of the sports team and will no doubt excel at leading our sports department.”
Skow, who began his broadcasting career at KGUN in Tucson, has served as KTXS’s weekend sports anchor for the past year and a half.