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Amy Fox Joins WSIL From KMOT

amy foxAmy Fox is joining WSIL, the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, Ill., TVNewsCheck reports. Fox will be a reporter for the morning newscast, providing studio and live reports weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m.

Fox previously worked at KMOT, the NBC affiliate in Minot, N.D. Since 2012, she has been a reporter and anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast. She is a graduate of Franklin College in Indiana, where she majored in broadcast journalism and public relations.

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Suspicious Package Prompts WSIL Evacuation

A suspicious package forced the evacuation of Harrisburg, IL, ABC affiliate WSIL this morning.

The station said employees were allowed back in the building after after authorities “placed the item in a container and carried it away from the building.”

The FBI and local police are still investigating.

Anchor Emily Eddington Says Goodbye to WSIL

After six years at WSIL, Emily Eddington signed off from the Harrisburg, Ill. ABC affiliate Friday morning (video above).

Eddington joined the station in 2006 as an associate producer and later became the weekend reporter, producer and anchor. She has been anchoring the station’s weekday morning newscast since 2008. Read more

Meteorologist Matt Rudkin Joining WSBT

Meteorologist Matt Rudkin is moving from WSIL in Harrisburg, IL to WSBT in his hometown of South Bend.

“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]

Doug Kufner to Join WCNC Sports Department

Doug Kufner, who has worked as a sports anchor at WTVW for the past six years, is leaving Evansville, IN to join WCNC in Charlotte.

Kufner has accepted a “jack of all trades” position with the NBC-affiliate’s sports department.  He’ll work as a producer, reporter, photographer, and anchor.

“I’m extremely grateful to WTVW for giving me the opportunity to live and work in Evansville over the last six years,” Kufner told TVSpy via email.  “My wife and I are thrilled to be moving to such a wonderful city in Charlotte.  I’m very excited to be joining the talented group of journalists at WCNC!” Read more

VIDEO: WSIL Anchor Impersonates The Rock After Editing Mix-Up

WSIL morning anchor Kevin Hunsperger did his best impression of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson this week, after an editing mix-up left footage of the wrestling star without any audio.

Kristin Crowley Joins WSIL In Harrisburg, IL

Kristin Crowley has joined WSIL, the ABC-affiliate in Harrisburg, IL, the station announced yesterday.

Since 2010, Crowley has been a general assignment reporter for WLUK, the Fox-affiliate in Green Bay. She will be the weekend anchor on WSIL.

Crowley replaces Emily Finnegan, who has anchored the weekend newscasts since May. Finnegan is moving to weekdays, where she will be paired with Edan Schultz on the 10 p.m. newscast. In her new role, she will also focus on consumer-related reporting.

Harrisburg’s WSIL Replaces Paper Scripts with iPads

WSIL — the ABC affiliate serving southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri — has replaced paper copies of scripts with iPads.

Getting rid of physical scripts will save the station an estimated $4,000 a year in paper costs, according to the WSIL website. Paper scripts — kept on hand in case of a teleprompter failure — are printed for each anchor and can generate as many as 100 pages for a half-hour newscast.

“After more than 20 years of flipping script paper, it took some getting used to,” 5 p.m. anchor Mark Kiesling said. “But I was sold after the first newscast.” Read more

Lightning Strike Knocks WSIL Off the Air

WSIL, an ABC-affiliate serving southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri, was knocked off the air early Tuesday morning by a lightning strike.

According to the station, equipment used to broadcast the on-air signal sustained major damage when a severe weather system rolled through the area on Tuesday.

Crews were able to restore programming by Tuesday afternoon but the station is still working to improve the technical quality of its signal.

After working without internet and phone service following the lightning strike, WSIL is producing its regular newscasts on schedule.

On the Heels of New Afternoon Newscast, WINK Prepares Weekend Expansion

A month after announcing that it would replace “Oprah” with a new, 4 p.m. newscast, WINK, a CBS-affiliate in southwest Florida, is set to expand its local news programming further by offering a weekend morning newscast.

The new newscast will air from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“I think there is a demand for local news and weather on weekend mornings, just like there is during the week,” said WINK news director Russ Kilgore. “And coming on at 7:30 a.m. is a time when we think a lot of people are looking for that kind of information.”

WINK has promoted reporter Erin Maloney (right) to the weekend anchor desk. She will work the new newscast, which is scheduled to debut on June 11th, alongside meteorologist Katie Walls, who recently joined WINK from WSIL in southern Illinois.

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