“It will be a challenge to sit in the same chair as a trusted name like Elizabeth Alex, but I plan to earn the viewers’ respect. I want to be someone you see not only behind the anchor desk, but in the community as well,” Thompson said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started.” [h/t Bottom Line Communications]
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Jay joined KSHB in 2010 as the morning and midday anchor. He has also worked at stations in Memphis, Fort Myers and Clarksburg, W.V.
A replacement has yet to be announced for Jay, who was last on the air Monday. His bio has been stripped from the KSHB website.
“I am excited to be adding more news at a time when many stations across the country are cutting back. It reinforces our commitment to keep our viewers up to date on what’s happening in their community on the screen of their choice,” KSHB news director Carrie Hofmann said in a statement.
Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB gave viewers of its 11:00 a.m. news more than they bargained for yesterday.
The station took a live feed from Kansas City Mayor Sly James‘ “State of the City” address just seconds before a man, later identified as Derron Black, jumped on stage, tossed a flag off the podium and interrupted James by shouting,”This man has just got through talking about exactly what the F$%# he ain’t G@#d*%$ did.”
The station cut the audio feed before anchor Curtis Jay apologized to viewers for what they just witnessed, “We, first off, want to apologize for this. This is live. Happening right now, what you’re looking at. We apologize for the profanity that was used on the air.”
Carrie Hofmann has been named news director at KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City.
Hofmann comes from WCNC in Charlotte, where she has been assistant news director for two years. Prior to that, she was assistant news director at KMGH in Denver.
“Carrie has the vision and leadership skills we believe will help 41 Action News move forward,” KSHB VP-GM Brian Bracco said in a statement.
Haake joins KSHB from NBC news, where he was most recently an embedded reporter with GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Before the election, he was an associate producer for “Nightly News.”
Haake, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, will be a reporter at KSHB. He begins on February 11.
Amber Sullins, chief meteorologist for Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV, Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS, George Flickinger, meteorologist for Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH and Gary Lezak, chief meteorologist for Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB will duke it out on TV game show “Let’s Ask America” next Thursday, January 31.
“Let’s Ask America” is a televised game show with four contestants playing over Skype. The contestants must predict how Americans answered questions like, “What did commuters say is the most difficult type of weather to drive in?” The show is produced by Scripps and Warner Bros. Telepictures and airs as a replacement for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy in some markets. Read more
Alex, who joined the station in 1996, will continue to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast through the February sweeps period. After that, she will continue on with the station as a special correspondent as she focuses full-time on a job at the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.
“I thank KSHB, and the people of Kansas City for the honor of all these wonderful years on the air,” Alex told Bottom Line.
Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard is adding to her duties as vice president of news.
“Barb has served with distinction at several Hearst stations, leading award-winning news teams,” Hearst Television chairman and CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement. “Her dedication to quality and excellence in local journalism has been instrumental in the success our stations have had in serving their local audiences.”
Phillip joined the station three years ago. She has previously been news director at WMAR in Baltimore, WSTM in Syracuse and WMC in Memphis. In 2009, she was named to the RTDNA Board of Directors. She began her television career at KTVN in Reno.
Phillip’s exit comes just a month after KSHB general manager Mike Vrabac announced his retirement.