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Who will replace Woltering?

 

My guess is that it'll be Karen Swensen and Natalie Shephard for the time being.

 

Other tidbits: Woltering's contract expired in February yet the station asked him to stay on until the end of this month's sweeps. Also, stepping down was Woltering's decision. He's 67. His final newscast is the 10 pm show May 30.

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Fun fact regarding the Time Warner Cable News launch in San Antonio...this is the second time that TWC has attempted to launch a news channel in the market. In 2003, TWC launched "News 9 San Antonio" for their cable viewers; unlike its Austin partner, which would eventually last through the YNN years and is still here today, the San Antonio channel was a flop and folded by 2004.

 

It is interesting to see that TWCN Austin will handle most of the content to start before a gradual move to an entirely local operation. Maybe TWC wants to reduce startup costs and potential risk, as the Comcast merger is looming over their heads and Comcast has made no indication about whether TWCN will continue if the merger is approved.

 

Whether TWCN will continue post-merger would make for "interesting" speculation.

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KABB has announced a replacement for Cynthia Lee. And it's not someone internal like I had thought. Guess Blaise wants to make his mark. This is straight from the Express-News:

 

Elisa Amigo has done great work at WJW the past few years, and had been co-anchoring the weekend morning news alongside Mark Zinni. Good move by KABB, and best of luck to her.
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Speaking of Elisa's former employer, legendary WJW meteorologist Dick Goddard - after assisting in expanded severe weather coverage Monday night - had to be rescued from his car after the interstate off-ramp he was on became completely overwhelmed with rainwater. He was trapped in his submerged car for close to 45 minutes and started to suffer from hypothermia.

 

Mind you, Dick is 83 years old.

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http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/14/5023470/kctv-5-meteorologist-tom-wachs.html

Tom Wachs is leaving KCTV after six years as an weekend weather anchor for WITI in Milwaukee as an weekend meterologist.

 

Excellent. I couldn't stand him. Everything always had this sense of urgency to it. Sunny and clear skies for the next week? Always made it sound urgent like it was a hurricane instead.

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WDSU anchor Norman Robinson has set his retirement for May 30.

 

Robinson will continue to make occasional appearances on the station, including during the 2014 Children's Hospital Telethon May 31-June 1, the station said.

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https://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/on-the-move-51914_b121286

 

How often does someone jump 78 markets? That seems so impressive...

 

Pfft, that happens all the time now because companies want to hire the cheapest people they can find. If you can look around on there, you'll find there's instances of 130 market jumps for instance.
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WJHG's longtime anchor Joe Moore retired earlier this week after 43 years at the station.

 

Hoping all the best in his retirement.

 

An interesting fact....Joe Moore has been at WJHG longer than their competition has been ON THE AIR! He started there in 1971, and WMBB signed on (as WDTB) in 1973.

 

 

Speaking of WMBB, it's been almost a month since the Nexstar sale was green-lighted. I wonder what the holdup is on the consummation?

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  • Boston: WHDH's news helicopter crashed while taking off from the municipal airport in Beverly, Massachusetts. Nobody was injured; the chopper apparently had an engine problem at takeoff.
  • Boston: Too many young people, too many New Hampshire residents. That's what Hearst says is responsible for an unusual ratings decline at WCVB—and at other stations in Boston.
  • Longtime WJHG anchor Joe Moore is retiring after 43 years with the station. The video shows some early WJHG sets including a use of the ABC-style circle 7. In the 6pm video which features an interview with Moore for a moment you can see a red line over a "13" on a door (interesting jab at the competition).

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This isn't the first time one of Boston's news helicopters have crashed; remember the KOMO crash? Apparently, the helicopter that crashed in that incident was previously the WFXT helicopter; by the time of the accident, all Fox 25 markings had been stripped off (it was serving a temp duty as KOMO and KING's copter while they were undergoing upgrades).

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