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KXAN Debuts Morning Newscast on KNVA

This morning, KXAN, the LIN Media owned Austin NBC affiliate, launched a morning show airing on the Austin CW affiliate KNVA.

While KXAN’s morning news currently goes from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., the newscast on KNVA runs from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and is anchored by the KXAN morning news team of Brian Sanders, Sally Hernandez, traffic reporter Amanda Dugan and meteorologist Mark Monstrola.

“We genuinely like each other,” Hernandez told the Austin American-Statesmans Gary Dinges. “It’s going to be nice to have this extra time together.”

“Our commitment to our audience is growing,” KXAN news director Chad Cross told TVSpy. “We know the busiest time of the morning for many of our viewers is 7:00 to 9:00.  It only makes sense we continue to provide valuable, local coverage of what’s happening each morning that could affect the start of your day.”

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On the Move, 1/14/13

Sharon Reed joins KMOV in St. Louis as primary anchor. Reed was most recently an anchor at WOIO in Cleveland.

Keith Jones joins WTVJ in Miami from WTSP in Tampa. Jones will be WTVJ’s morning and noon anchor.

Wendy Corona moves from Dallas to Atlanta as she becomes WSB’s weekend evening anchor. In Dallas, Corona was a freelance reporter at WFAA.

George Smith joins WOIO in Cleveland from ESPN. Smith will anchor WOIO’s weeknight newscasts. Read more

Retirement of Meteorologist Mark Koontz Brings Changes to WFMJ

WFMJ has announced the retirement of chief meteorologist Mark Koontz (pictured center) as well as some changes to the Youngstown, OH, NBC affiliate’s weather team lineup.

“We wish Mark all the best in his retirement,” WFMJ general manager Jack Grdic said in a statement. “He’s truly ‘The Dean’ of Northeast Ohio weather and he has been a terrific colleague.” Koontz said he will sign off after a 40 year career tomorrow. He spent ten years at WFMJ, five of those as chief meteorologist.

The station also announced Eric Wilhelm (pictured right) will replace Koontz as chief meteorologist.  Wilhelm, who came to WFMJ in October said, “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to succeed a truly extraordinary meteorologist and broadcaster as Mark Koontz.” Read more