A WNCT spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy, Johansen was no longer with the station.
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Green will co-anchor with Jeff Varner on the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news.
“We’re thrilled to have Angela joining the 9 On Your Side News team,” said news director Ingrid Johansen in a statement. “She brings her experience, dedication and passion to the News Desk.”
“It’s not an easy position to fill,” KWWL news director Dan Schillinger said in a statement. “But Amanda has the skills and the qualities we look for in a lead anchor. Her style and stories fit well with what we do here.”
Goodman begins at KWWL on July 8 and will anchor the evening newscasts beginning July 31. The official announcement from KWWL is after the jump. Read more
Jones, a graduate of Ohio State University, joins WNCT from The Ohio News Network, where he was the weekend morning meteorologist.
“We are thrilled to have Dontae joining the 9 On Your Side team, bringing his weather knowledge and engaging personality to our viewers across Eastern North Carolina,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.
“We are very fortunate to have Ryan joining the 9 On Your Side team. His extensive journalism experience will be a compliment to our team,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.
Peterson joins the station from New York, where he has worked for YNN, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news network, since 2002.
Murphy moves to New Orleans from Greenville, N.C., where she is the weekend meteorologist at WNCT. Prior to that, Murphy was a freelance meteorologist at KDKA in Pittsburgh. She has also worked at WQED multimedia.
Murphy begins at WDSU next month.
Johansen, who had been out of TV for four years, last managed the congressional campaign for Frank Palombo, who lost his bid to represent North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District to challenger Walter Jones, Jr. in that race’s primary.
Previously, Johansen was news director at Greenville’s ABC affiliate WCTI.
>Update: WNCT vice president and general manager Vickie Jones told TVSpy, “Ingrid has television news management experience, local market knowledge, and a passion for news… All attributes that make her uniquely qualified to lead the best television news team in Eastern North Carolina!”
Station owners and GMs continue to open their wallets for new news sets. The latest at Scripps-owned KERO-TV (ABC) in Bakersfield (upper left) and Media General-owned WNCT (CBS) in Greenville, NC (upper right).
NewscastStudio says the new set at WNCT is designed around the stations new graphic look and “features a large anchor desk and working weather center.”
But it’s pretty clear that blues and browns are still the color of choice for TV news sets.
Varner comes to Greenville from New York City, where he was a general assignment reporter at CW affiliate WPIX. He replaces Allan Hoffman, who is retiring after more than two decades at WNCT. Varner wrote an introductory blog post on the station’s website this week:
For two weeks I’ve been able to observe, and from behind the scenes, participate in the shows you’ve been watching. It afforded me the opportunity to get to know people, understand how this “on-your-side” machine works, and better envision something even stronger.
I can’t fill Allan Hoffman’s shoes if I tried. So I won’t. Read more
After selling its newspaper assets, Media General has announced a corporate restructuring that elevates James Conschafter and John Cottingham to key leadership roles for the company’s television stations.
The company’s current structure of five geographic regions will be replaced by two geographic regions for its 18 television stations. Conschafter and Cottingham, who have both been named corporate vice presidents, will each oversee one region.
“With our June 25 sale of newspapers, Media General is focusing all of its resources on its broadcast television group,” Media General president and CEO Marshall Morton said in a statement. “We are delighted that our two most experienced broadcast executives will lead our television operations.” Read more
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