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Anchor Sharon Reed Moves to KMOV

Sharon Reed has joined KMOV, the St. Louis CBS affiliate as anchor for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news.

“In my career, I’ve enjoyed digging for stories and delivering exclusives.  It’s not a job… it’s my absolute passion,” Reed said in a statement posted to the station’s website.  “I also believe in tackling assignments from a fresh perspective and with a different approach.  It’s made me a better journalist and, I’d like to think, it’s helped the people who watch look at some things in a whole new way.”

Reed, who last worked for WOIO in Cleveland, may be best known for participating in a nude photo as part of a story she was covering about artist Spencer Tunick‘s photography installation.  She has also been rumored to have been linked with NBA star Le Bron James.

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John Knicely Set to Join KIRO as Morning Anchor

John Knicely, who anchors at 6 p.m. and reports at 10 p.m. on KMOV, is leaving St. Louis for Seattle.

Knicely is set to join Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO as the morning anchor, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It’s a good move for him,” KMOV news director Sean McLaughlin said.

Knicely replaces Chris Egert, who left KIRO for KTSP in April. His last day at KMOV will be October 4.

KMOV to Launch Sunday Morning Newscasts

St. Louis CBS-affiliate KMOV is launching two Sunday morning newscasts, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“Sunday mornings are important and successful for KMOV, so this is a perfect place to increase our news presence,” executive news director Sean McLaughlin said. “This newscast will have a similar look and feel to what we bring viewers in weekday mornings already.”

The newscasts, which are slated for a July premiere, will air from 7 to 8 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m. John Knicely and Diana Zoga will anchor, with meteorologist Kristin Cornett on weather.

Reporter Sues KMOV Over Withdrawn Job Offer

Melanie Streeper was preparing to start her new job as traffic reporter with KMOV when she learned that the job no longer existed.  And now she’s suing the St. Louis CBS-affiliate for breach of contract.

According to STLtoday.com, Streeper filed suit in St. Louis Circuit Court this week and is seeking a judgment “in excess of $82,000.”  Included in the court documents is a letter from KMOV news director Sean McLaughlin that includes the line “I am pleased to offer you the position of traffic reporter for KMOV.”

McLaughlin tells STLtoday.com that there “was never a signed contract.” Read more

St. Louis ND on Snow Coverage: ‘We Staff the Same Way They Do Snowplow Drivers’

“A historic storm deserves historic coverage,” Mike Shipley, KSDK news director, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday.

With severe winter weather moving into St. Louis this week, stations were “all-hands-on-deck.”

The storm was unpredictable and kept news crews on their toes as it slowly moved into the area on Monday before becoming severe Tuesday morning.

KSDK (NBC), KMOV (CBS), and KTVI (Fox) offered weather updates throughout the day on Monday and then went into wall-to-wall coverage on Tuesday morning, preempting regularly scheduled programming and staying with local news into the afternoon.

“In a situation like this, we staff the same way they do snowplow drivers–12 hours on, 12 hours off,” said Sean McLaughlin, news director of KMOV.

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