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Didn't Morgan used to work for WTVD ABC 11?

Yes, she came to WJZY from WTVD. That’s probably how she got the job at ABC, being that WTVD is an O&O.

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I worked with a news anchor who battled an alcohol addiction. It's not just about someone having too much fun and getting carried away, there sometimes are much deeper issues we don't know about. My c

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A year ago, I posted about ABC 33/40's 24th anniversary.  September 1st marks their 25th Anniversary serving as Birmingham's ABC affiliate.

 

James Spann posted about it on his Facebook page, and the main difference between this year's post and last years, is that he threw in some good words for Sinclair (in addition to the prior owners, Allbritton) for allowing him to serve Central Alabama with severe weather coverage whenever warranted.

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Janice Broach retired last night after 30+ years with WMC in Memphis. Given how sudden the announcement was and the fact that she wasn't at all involved in the story (they kept saying she had already "signed off for the final time"), I do hope this was her decision. Either way, the station put together a nice retrospective: https://www.actionnews5.com/2021/09/02/janice-broach-signs-off-action-news-5-after-more-than-3-decades-telling-your-stories/

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Dale Hansen signed off one final time on WFAA tonight.

 

But the opening of tonight's 10pm got me. They reenacted the 'Taxi' promo he did when he left KDFW 4 for Channel 8 over 38 years ago. And they brought in longtime VO guy John B. Wells to drive the Taxi.

Videos Courtesy of WFAA's YT page.

 

 

 

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Meanwhile here in Richmond - and Hampton Roads - too...

 

WRIC anchor Juan Conde is leaving the station after 22 years. He signs off September 14.

Juan Conde leaving broadcast news after 22-year career at WRIC ABC 8News | 8News

 

Eric Philips - formerly of WWBT and CBN - joined WRIC late last month.

Veteran journalist Eric Philips joins the WRIC ABC 8News anchor team | 8News

 

Leland Pinder joined WTVR last month as their 5pm & 5:30pm anchor. He recently worked for WIS in Columbia.

Let's welcome Leland Pinder to Richmond (wtvr.com)

 

WWBT sports director Marc Davis is heading down I-64 East to WTKR/WGNT in Hampton Roads.

Robert Corbin VARTV on Twitter: ".@WTKR3 News 3 Announces New Sports Director WTKR News 3, The E.W. Scripps Company’s @CBS affiliate in Hampton Roads, welcomes @marcdavissports as its new sports director. Marc comes to WTKR from the @NBC affiliate (@NBC12) in Richmond... #hrva #rva #VARTV https://t.co/nVqal5lr6P" / Twitter

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Anthony Yanez is returning to KPRC after six years at KNBC.  His first day back on KPRC will be on September 6th:

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/07/19/kprc-2-welcomes-long-time-meteorologist-anthony-yanez-back-to-houstons-morning-news/

 

Eric Braate departed KPRC in late August for WNBC in New York City:

https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/08/eric-braate-leaves-kprc.html

 

In the meantime, former KTRK weathercaster Casey Curry has been lending a helping hand on KPRCs weekend newscasts:  

 

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Rachel Coulter joins WBTV from WLBT. Right now she will be on in the mornings. Al Conklin says she is helping out. They will apparently roll with two meteorologists in the mornings but I’m thinking Al becomes Chief Meteorologist when Eric Thomas retires and Rachel takes over permanently in the mornings. They don’t need two meteorologists in the morning. They seem to have hired a good one.

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After 53 years in the industry. 40 years in the  San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose market. 30 years at ABC7, Wayne Freedman is retiring.

 

KGO just did a piece about him and his on air goodbye. This is a big loss following another reporter, Vic Lee who left last year after 50 years in the industry starting at KRON and the last 15 years at KGO.

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Two former Tampa Bay TV anchors are working together on a project.

 

John Wilson and Reginald Roundtree, who both had stints at WTSP, are working together on a project about serial killer Ted Bundy. The story is behind a paywall, regrettably.

 

https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/51e4e8f0b53bc43d4d623b63a78fbacc-Retired-Tampa-anchor-John-Wilson-is-writing-a-book-movie-about-Ted-Bundy

 

 

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At least 2 longtime anchors from Gray stations have been fired over their refusal to get vaccinated.

 

Dave Platta (Sports Director, WTVM) - https://www.wtvm.com/2021/09/15/long-time-sports-director-dave-platta-leaves-wtvm/

 

Karl Bohnak (Chief Meteorologist, WLUC) - https://www.dailypress.net/news/local-news/2021/09/bohnak-fired-for-refusal-to-get-vaccinated/

 

I don't see them getting back into the business, especially not Bohnak - he burnt all his bridges with his statement going full QAnon.

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3 hours ago, ScottJ said:

WNYT/Albany has named its latest weekday morning anchor team. The station's longtime weekend sports anchor Chris Onorato will be co-anchoring with new hire Faith King, who is coming to the station from WAVE in Louisville. The new team starts September 27.

 

May this Louisville hire work better than the last (ex-WHAS'er Paulina Bucka who left after only four months).

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