“When I met with Kirk, what struck me right away was how comfortable he is in all situations,” WWMT news director Steve Koles told mlive.com. “He’s able to handle breaking news like the veteran journalist that he is, but turn around a few minutes later and have fun with his co-anchors or a guest who is on the set for an interview.”
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“We are pleased that Kirk has decided to join our station. He is an award winning journalist who will fit right in here at Newschannel 3,” WWMT vice president and general manager Jim Lutton said in a statement.
Lemke joins WOWT from WSBT in South Bend, where she has worked since 2010. Prior to that, Lemke spent 22 years at The Weather Channel. In her new role at WOWT, she will focus on special projects for the station and its weather-related digital channel.
“We know that the most important coverage for you and your family is tracking, alerting and accurately forecasting local weather where you live to help you plan your day every day,” the station said in announcing the hires.
Schutt took to his facebook page to assure viewers he was OK saying, “It’s Ash Wednesday and yes I went to Mass tonight. Some viewers were wondering what was on my forward. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent…”
During Ash Wednesday Mass, Catholics have ashes rubbed on their foreheads in the sign of a cross to remind them of their mortality. Some choose to wash the ashes off. Some leave them on.
Schutt may have run into his phone’s auto-correct function by writing “forward” instead of “forehead.”
WSBT, The South Bend CBS affiliate, has added Rick Schutt and Jennifer Copeland to a three anchor rotation that includes longtime anchor Cindy Ward. Ward’s previous co-anchor at 5 and 6 p.m., Dustin Grove, retired from TV news on Friday.
The lineup looks something like this: Schutt and Copeland will anchor the 5 p.m., Copeland and Ward will take the 5:30 while Schutt and and Copeland will again anchor the 6. Schutt will take the 10 pm. and will be joined by Ward for the 11.
Thank you for your kind words. It has been great to be a part of the WSBT family for nearly ten years and I have treasured each moment with my co-workers (and you, the viewers.)My family and I will be relocating to central Indiana to work for a family business venture. This will hopefully allow me to be home more to see my young kids.
Grove, who anchors both the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts and reports for the station, joined WSBT in 2004. He’s twice been named Indiana’s Best Reporter by the Associated Press.
“I am blessed to have had the opportunity to learn & grow in southern Illinois, but I am looking forward to working in my hometown and being near my family again,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to all of you for a great year!!”
The move is a return to WSBT for Rudkin, who interned at the CBS-affiliate earlier in his career. [h/t Jake's DTV Blog]
“So it’s official … my wife and I are heading to Fort Myers, FL at the end of the month!” French wrote on Facebook yesterday. “We will miss Michiana, but thank you for all the memories and good times!”
French is rumored to be joining WBBH, the NBC-affiliate in Fort Myers. WBBH and WSBT have yet to respond to requests for comment from TVSpy.
“It’s been so much fun,” Daniel said on her last newscast. “We’ve had hard times, hard work, trying times, but the best part about being here is the family.”
Daniel anchored the 5, 10 and 11 newscasts and reported on the “Your Health Matters” series for WSBT. TVSpy hears that her contract was not renewed; WSBT news director John Haferkamp has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Conan O’Brien poked fun at content-sharing in local news this week, showing a clip on his show of several anchors repeating the same phrase — “push the envelope” — while reporting on the late night host’s plans to officiate a same-sex wedding on his show.
The original source of the copy was CBS Newspath, according to staffers at two stations featured in the clip. Although “Conan” only showed 18 stations, a search of TVEyes.com reveals that 27 stations reported the story using identical wording (a full list, including markets and affiliations, is after the jump.)
The script was tease copy for Monday’s “Eye on Entertainment” package, filed by CBS Newspath correspondent Sandra Hughes. The full version reads: “Conan O’Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television. And British songstress Adele seems to have pushed her voice too far. CBS’ Sandra Hughes has those stories and more, in your Monday morning ‘Eye on Entertainment.’”
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