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Everything posted by Trevor

  1. Someone mentioned on the Facebook comments that they should have started at Rock Center and then pulled out to the world, to show NBC's global reach. I tend to agree, but a very nice look overall.
  2. Jason Miles out at WMC by August, headed to KHOU.
  3. Almost definitely Donna Davis. First thought was Joyce Peterson but this person has dark hair based on the WREG teaser. Can't think of anyone else it could be.
  4. Former WMC meteorologist Tim Van Horn starts at WHBQ on Monday.
  5. Wow, some big shake-up going on. Wonder what's happening.
  6. Interesting that Ian Silver has been added to the website (has a government reporter), but Ben Watson wasn't removed. His removal wasn't confirmed by the station, but former employees Tim Van Horn and Amy Speropolous confirmed it on their personal Facebook pages.
  7. In more Memphis news, Ben Watson is reportedly out at WMC. He was a long running reporter and weekend anchor for nearly 30 years. This happened a few weeks ago and evidently even his colleagues don't know what's going on. He was just suddenly released.
  8. From what I understand, Brittani is scheduled for weekends but has been tossed around a little since the loss of Brian Basham (around time of Cox takeover). I'm guessing Lindsey will fill the team with her in the mornings, Ed Echols at noon, Joey Sulipeck as chief at 5, 9, and 10, and Brittani on the weekends. Not too sure but I think that's how this is supposed to work. Of course they could switch Lindsey and Brittani depending on who they like more in the mornings.
  9. Meteorologist Lindsey Monroe of WTHI in Terre Haute is leaving to join WHBQ in Memphis, presumably as meteorologist for Good Morning Memphis.
  10. With the conclusion of the 6 PM news, Chief Meteorologist Dave Brown has officially retired from WMC-TV in Memphis after 50 years in broadcasting, 40 of which were spent at WMC. I've gathered a collection of clips which include farewells from family, friends, coworkers, and even anchors from competing news stations, in addition to Dave's final newscast and weather segment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0n83uMgoTw
  11. Long-time WMC chief meteorologist Dave Brown will retire on August 31st after nearly 4 decades at the station. http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/29805386/wmc-action-news-5s-dave-brown-announces-retirement-new-role
  12. Les Smith retiring from WHBQ in Memphis after more than a decade
  13. And with this...the WATN weather team is back down to two. Sean Parker announced he accepted a position at WFFF in Burlington and will be leaving in January.
  14. Confirmed: John Bryant is the new Chief Meteorologist for WATN. Unknown what happened to Paul Williams. http://www.localmemphis.com/story/d/story/john-bryant-named-chief-meteorologist/19149/FFAEOyBfQkOt-BYaa-my4w
  15. After stepping away from the anchor desk after many years about a month ago (but continuing to report in the field), WATN's Cameron Harper confirmed this evening that today is his last day at WATN. From his Facebook:
  16. They've had it that way for a while...it used to be Lindsey Brown (now in Minneapolis), Kym Clark, and Andrew Douglas. When Lindsey left, they brought in the new girl from Tulsa (can't think of her name for anything). Why, is beyond me. Looks really funky with 1 traffic person, 3 news people, and a weather person all crammed in the desk at once.
  17. Maybe they just took the extra time to make promos for everything, just in case? Doesn't seem right though.
  18. I noticed that as well and was about to post something. Seems like if it was temporary they wouldn't have included it in that open.
  19. Apparently we all missed the memo - found this article from the first of this month: http://members.memphischamber.com/news/details/mid-south-native-brandon-artiles-joins-watn-tv-local-24-and-wlmt-tv-cw-30 Either way, looks like WATN is all set with their evening team now.
  20. Looks like WATN is now streaming their newscasts online: http://www.localmemphis.com/livestream24
  21. WMC Weather Team lineup beginning sometime next month, officially announced today: Ron Childers - bumped to Chief Meteorologist, weeknights at 5:00 and 10:00 Dave Brown - weeknights at 6 until sometime next year when he will retire Spencer Denton (new from WAAY) - weekdays at noon and 4pm Andrew Kozak (new from KTUL) - weekday mornings Tim Van Horn - weekends Bailey Melton - fill-in John Bryant left the team early this year and is currently training at WATN.
  22. In an unexpected move, former WMC meteorologist John Bryant has joined WATN's weather team. On a related note, WAAY chief meteorologist Spencer Denton is leaving the station to fill the role that John Bryant vacated at WMC. His last day at WAAY will be August 22.
  23. Melissa Faith Payne, formerly at WJTV, joins WLBT/WDBD as 5:30pm and 9pm anchor on WDBD, beginning tonight Siobhan Riley, formerly at WJRT and WCBI, joins WREG as a general assignment reporter
  24. WMC reporter Justin Hanson is leaving the station to run for mayor of Covington, TN

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