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11 minutes ago, CLT-DCA-ORF-PTI said:

Former WTTG Anchor going to WUSA Morning starting 11/9: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10224674913760126&set=a.1129848846291&type=3 

Congrats to Allison! FTVLive had a similar "exclusive" scoop a few days back about her. I don't think anyone can be surprised by this. She joins Tony Perkins and Annie Yu, among others, who've also switched to WUSA from Fox 5. All eyes on Shawn Yancy now with regards to her next move or if she ultimately chooses to move away from television. 

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57 minutes ago, Roadrunner said:

Congrats to Allison! FTVLive had a similar "exclusive" scoop a few days back about her. I don't think anyone can be surprised by this. She joins Tony Perkins and Annie Yu, among others, who've also switched to WUSA from Fox 5. All eyes on Shawn Yancy now with regards to her next move or if she ultimately chooses to move away from television. 

Well - I mean, with Bruce Johnson retiring....and her and Lesli Foster being close friends as well, I could see her there. 

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20 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

Congrats to Allison! FTVLive had a similar "exclusive" scoop a few days back about her. I don't think anyone can be surprised by this. She joins Tony Perkins and Annie Yu, among others, who've also switched to WUSA from Fox 5. All eyes on Shawn Yancy now with regards to her next move or if she ultimately chooses to move away from television. 

Imagine being a reporter or working behind the scenes at WUSA. The bosses have now paid money to lure 3 primary anchors away from WTTG and yet, they’re still in 4th place. And still, everyone’s being asked to shoulder the load of corporate pain, taking unpaid furloughs, etc.

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19 hours ago, newsdude said:

Imagine being a reporter or working behind the scenes at WUSA. The bosses have now paid money to lure 3 primary anchors away from WTTG and yet, they’re still in 4th place. And still, everyone’s being asked to shoulder the load of corporate pain, taking unpaid furloughs, etc.


Imagine being one of the many reporters who were offered weeklong tryouts for the spot on Get Up and getting slapped in the face like this. Really poor news leadership over there. Absolutely pathetic. 

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6 hours ago, noggi said:


Imagine being one of the many reporters who were offered weeklong tryouts for the spot on Get Up and getting slapped in the face like this. Really poor news leadership over there. Absolutely pathetic. 

You’re absolutely right. There’s little doubt they were going to go after another anchor in the market, so to string their existing talent along is pretty low. 

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Anchor changes are happening beginning next week in the month of November.

 

First, over at Birmingham's CBS 42 (WIAT) Art Franklin and Jack Royer are swapping anchor seats next week. Royer will move to the morning (4:30-7am) and Noon, while Franklin will join Katherine

Mozzone at 4pm and longtime anchor Sherri Jackson at 5, 6, & 10pm

 

Finally, over in La Crosse, WI. WXOW (ABC 19) / WQOW (ABC 18) morning anchor Dustin Luecke will move from the morning show to the evening and late newscasts replacing longtime anchor Scott Hackworth, who announced he's retiring Nov. 5th. Luecke first night as the new main anchor will be Friday, Nov. 6th.

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Major shakeup in Colorado Springs on the heels of a station tragedy...

 

KKTV main anchor Dianne Derby has resigned from the station today, less than two months after her longtime co-Anchor, Don Ward, unexpectedly passed away. The two were very close, and she took a leave of absence most of last month. Just yesterday, the station announced morning anchor Adam Atchison would be promoted to Ward’s old position. Now, they have another main anchor spot to fill with Derby’s departure.

 

https://gazette.com/arts-entertainment/dianne-derby-leaves-kktv/article_41a83488-193f-11eb-ae50-5be21cd621bc.html

 

 

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2 hours ago, GodfreyGR said:

43 years doing weather at one station... That's got to be a record right? Dave Dahl calling it quits at KSTP.

 

https://kstp.com/news/kstp-chief-meteorologist-dave-dahl-retiring-after-43-years-at-5-eyewitness-news-october-29-2020/5910456/?cat=1

 

I have a hunch Ken Barlow will take the helm as Chief when Dave retires in December.

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17 hours ago, TexasTVNews said:

 

I have a hunch Ken Barlow will take the helm as Chief when Dave retires in December.

Almost certainly. They've dubbed him "AM Chief Meteorologist" for a while now.

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Bob Grip is anchoring the weekend 9pm newscast on WALA Fox 10. 

He retired back in January 2019 after a 30+ year tenure as primary anchor.

I wonder if this is a temporary fill-in position, or if he's looking to come out of retirement? 

 

Soon after Mel Showers retired from WKRG last year, he filled in a few more times over the summer and hasn't been seen since.

 

EDIT:. It's a temporary gig, and he may be on election night too.

 

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New M&A. Seems that Weigel continues to grow.....


Remember a couple of months back, it announced they're acquiring Nashville's WJFB from HC2 Broadcasting.

 

Well they're now going to acquire four more stations from HC2 for $35M.

  • KAZD Lake Dallas (Dallas)
  • KYAZ Katy (Houston)
  • KMOH Kingman, AZ
  • KEJR-LD Phoenix

All of these stations currenty air Azteca America. That carriage will likely away should the deal get to the finish line. But HC2 does have a couple of LPs in those three cities it could move Azteca in.

 

But this could set up for a major shift in subchannel placement once the current carriage deals expires.

  • In Dallas, CBS's KTVT carries Start, while sister KTXA carries MeTV. Fox's KDFW carries Decades, while sister KDFI carries Movies & H&I.
  • In Houston, Graham's KPRC currently carry three of the nets (MeTV, H&I & Start) and Fox's KTXH carries two (Decades & Movies).
  • In Phoenix, KAZT in Prescott carries MeTV, while Fox's KSAZ (H&I) & KUTP (Decades, Movies & Start) carries the rest.

Weigel does have group deals with CBS & Fox to carry one (or more) of their diginets. Even two Fox O&Os carry MeTV (WTTG & KTBC). So It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

 

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