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Jennifer Mayerle Set to Join WCCO

jennifer mayerleJennifer Mayerle is joining WCCO, the CBS owned station in Minneapolis, Access Atlanta reports. Mayerle makes the move after eight years at WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.

Mayerle, who will be a reporter at WCCO,  wrote on Facebook: “It’s the station where I had my first internship, the station I grew up watching, and the station I wanted to work at if I ever decided to live and work in Minneapolis. While bittersweet, I couldn’t be more excited to be joining such a great team.”

Mayerle will sign off in April, according to Access Atlanta. Before WGCL, she worked at WKRG in Mobile, Ala. and KWES in Midland, Texas.

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KRIS Adds Paul Alexander as News Director, Mike Gillaspia as Morning Anchor

KRIS, the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, has hired Paul Alexander as news director and Mike Gillaspia (pictured) as morning co-anchor.

“Both will be great additions to our staff,” KRIS general manager Greg McAlister told TVSpy in an email.

Alexander joins KRIS from KVEO, the NBC affiliate in Brownsville, Texas. KRIS has been without a permanent news director since Sandra Richards was let go last year. Alexander will officially begin at KRIS in August. Gillaspia, who begins in July, comes from KWES in Midland, Texas, where he is the 6 and 10 p.m. anchor. He replaces Dave Froehlich, who is joining KTBC in Austin, as morning co-anchor.

McAlister told TVSpy KRIS has also hired Alan Harwell, a former sportscaster at rival KIII who was let go several years ago due to budget cuts. In his break from television, Harwell has been coaching at two local high schools. Read more

Hema Mullur Announces Departure from KFOX

Hema Mullur, a primetime anchor at KFOX in El Paso since 2008, has announced her departure from the station for an undisclosed anchor job in a top 20 market.

The Fox affiliate is undergoing a national search for Mullur’s replacement. “It’s always bittersweet when one of our own leaves,” news director Elizabeth O’Hara said in a press release. “On the one hand, we’re proud that the training we provide allows our employees to make such large leaps in their careers … on the other hand, Hema is an important part of the team and you never want a key player to leave.”

Mullur is a University of Texas graduate who started her career at KWES in Odessa, TX. Her last day anchoring the 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. broadcasts for KFOX will be August 26.