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Media General Reorganizes TV Stations Into Two Regional Units

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

Meteorologist Bay Scroggins Joins WPTV

Meteorologist Bay Scroggins has joined WPTV, the NBC-affiliate in West Palm Beach.

Scroggins began his career at WNCT in Greenville, followed by WZVN in Fort Myers and KSTP in Minneapolis. He also worked briefly at WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami, as an assignment editor. He most recently worked as a meteorologist at WeatherNation in Minneapolis.

Scroggins made his WPTV debut last week. He joins anchor Mike Trim on the station’s weekend morning newscasts.

WDBJ Adds Two Veteran Reporters

WDBJ is welcoming two new reporters to its news team.

The Roanoke CBS-affiliate this week announced the additions of Bryce Williams (far left) and Orlando Salinas (near left).

Williams joins WDBJ as a multimedia journalist and general assignment reporter. He has worked as a reporter at a number of stations throughout the South, including WNCT in Greenville, NC, WTWC in Tallahassee, and WTOC in Savannah.

Salinas will work as a reporter at WDBJ’s New River Valley newsroom, based in Blacksburg, VA. Most recently, Salinas served as a national news correspondent for Fox News, based in Miami, where he covered domestic and international stories for over 12 years. Read more

After 26 Years at WNCT, Allan Hoffman Will Retire

WNCT anchor Allan Hoffman announced he will retire this Fall after 26 years at the Greenville CBS-affiliate.

“I won’t disappear from the airwaves here at WNCT,” Hoffman said in his on-air announcement. “I hope to provide specialty reports from time to time, but I feel this is a good opportunity to step back and spend more time with my family.”

Hoffman has been in local television for 42 years, 26 of them at WNCT. He will continue to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Amanda Goodman through the Summer. Read more

Marti Skold to Debut as News 14 Carolina Anchor

Marti Skold is set to join the anchor desk at News 14 Carolina beginning December 1st, when the 24-hour cable news channel officially introduces her as its new weekday morning anchor.

Skold spent the last five years at Salt Lake City’s KTVX, working as a weather anchor and daytime host. She departed the ABC-affiliate last month and has been working on special projects for News 14 Carolina while preparing to make her on-air debut.

“We’re pleased to be bringing Marti and her television journalism experience to News 14 Carolina’s statewide network. She’s worked in North Carolina before and is excited to be back near friends and family,” said News 14 Carolina vice president and general manager Alan Mason, in announcing the move. Read more

The Highest Form of Flattery? WNCT Airs Nearly Identical Promo as WCVB

The side-by-side comparison is striking: two promos, one from Boston’s WCVB and the other from WNCT in eastern North Carolina, that both hype an upcoming series titled “Assignment: Afghanistan” using a nearly identical script.

In February, WCVB’s Sean Kelly traveled to Kabul and reported on the work of a Massachusetts National Guard unit. Now, WNCT’s Chris Brown is in Afghanistan on a similar assignment.  So what gives?

It turns out that WNCT’s mirror-image promo, first reported by the blog I Do Promoz, was the product of a simple misunderstanding. Read more

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