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Jonathan Elias 6 & 10 pm anchor at CBS owned WBZ headed to WJLA as main anchor:

 

http://newenglandone.com/news/local-news/item/919-jonathan-elias-leaving-wbz-for-wjla-in-dc.html

"Main anchor". What happens to Leon Harris?

 

WBZ is totally screwed for a replacement when they have nobody ready to promote but foresight isn't their strong suit.

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"Main anchor". What happens to Leon Harris?

 

WBZ is totally screwed for a replacement when they have nobody ready to promote but foresight isn't their strong suit.

 

Not sure perhaps splitting the evening shift? Or maybe Leon is going to the 24 hour network?

 

I'm sure Jonathan would've stayed had he not been pulled from the 11 pm newscast. He has a clause in his contract which states he can leave WBZ early if he is pulled from the 11 pm newscast which happened last August. I actually thought Paula & David would do the 5 pm in addition to the 10 pm, while Jonathan would slide from the 5 pm show to the 6 pm and continue to anchor the 11 pm show.

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Not sure perhaps splitting the evening shift? Or maybe Leon is going to the 24 hour network?

 

I'm sure Jonathan would've stayed had he not been pulled from the 11 pm newscast. He has a clause in his contract which states he can leave WBZ early if he is pulled from the 11 pm newscast which happened last August. I actually thought Paula & David would do the 5 pm in addition to the 10 pm, while Jonathan would slide from the 5 pm show to the 6 pm and continue to anchor the 11 pm show.

 

I thought the same thing. It would have made a lot of sense for them to do that.

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Will Leon Harris be doing what Jeff Barnd did? Becoming a national reporter for the Sinclair chain? Let face it you can't get older at this company because for some reason they seem not to care for someone who gets 50+ who on camera. I don't know why, because David Smith like 60, and he no spring chicken.

 

Another theory:

 

Will Jonathan Elias anchor 4,6pm and Leon handle the 5 & 11pm shows?

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Another theory:

 

Will Jonathan Elias anchor 4,6pm and Leon handle the 5 & 11pm shows?

 

I think this seems like the more likely scenario. Perhaps Maureen will join him at 4pm? I believe I read that he would be joining Maureen, Leon, and Alison, so it doesn't seem like Leon's going anywhere.

 

I thought they might have been testing out Scott Thuman for the job as he had anchored at 4pm recently a few times.

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Brian James was introduced on air today as a new meteorologist at KXAS. He will appear on weekend morning newscasts. James was previously at KVII in Amarillo before being tapped to come to DFW. He worked with KXAS meteorologist Rick Mitchell when they were at KOCO in Oklahoma City.

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Another DFW move: Janet St. James, WFAA's longtime medical reporter, will depart the station March 17. She has accepted a VP position at a healthcare/hospital company. St. James was with WFAA for 19 years, and covered the medical beat since 2000. No word on if a replacement medical reporter will be named; if not, it will likely mark the first time in decades that a major DFW news station has not had an in-house medical reporter.

 

http://unclebarky.com/dfw_files/f6ac5899604bb14eb8384c9f5d78944a-3334.html

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I think this seems like the more likely scenario. Perhaps Maureen will join him at 4pm? I believe I read that he would be joining Maureen, Leon, and Alison, so it doesn't seem like Leon's going anywhere.

 

I thought they might have been testing out Scott Thuman for the job as he had anchored at 4pm recently a few times.

 

 

I think this seems like the more likely scenario. Perhaps Maureen will join him at 4pm? I believe I read that he would be joining Maureen, Leon, and Alison, so it doesn't seem like Leon's going anywhere.

 

I thought they might have been testing out Scott Thuman for the job as he had anchored at 4pm recently a few times.

 

https://www.bostonherald.com/inside_track/the_inside_track/2015/03/new_adventure_for_bz_anchor_jonathan_elias_in_dc

 

According to this article it appears Jonathan is heading to WJLA as the top evening news anchor. Could it mean he's replacing Leon on the 5 & 11 pm shows, and Leon will continue at 4 and join Maureen at 6? And as you said perhaps Maureen adding 4 pm anchor duties.

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WTVR anchor/reporter Lorenzo Hall is joining Hartford's WTIC in April...

http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/wtic-hires-anchor-for-400-p-m-show/142010

 

...and morning/noon meteorologist Carrie Rose announced on her Facebook page that she's leaving the station to join Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) as their new public relations manager sometime this month.

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Rodney Ho from AJC is reporting that Fred Kalil is jumping ship from WXIA/11Alive to WGCL/CBS46 as sports anchor. He been with WXIA for 22 years and they will waive his non-compete clause. Kalil starts March 23 just in time for March madness games on CBS.

 

http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/10/cbs46-hires-11-alives-fred-kalil-as-new-sports-anchor/

 

 

Word on the street i.e. newsblues.com Atlanta station phases out sports department so it sounds like 11 dumping sports

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WFOR morning anchor Rhiannon Ally & her husband WSVN afternoon/evening anchor Mike Marza leaving Miami and heading back home to Kansas City:

 

http://www.gossipextra.com/2015/03/11/wsvn-mike-marza-wfor-rihannon-ally-leaving-4571/

 

http://www.ftvlive.com/todays-news/2015/3/12/leaving-soflo

 

Never like Ally as much as I liked Marza. He was well good and I'm sad to hear that he's leaving. I'll miss him for sure because I thought he was a good anchor.

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WFOR morning anchor Rhiannon Ally & her husband WSVN afternoon/evening anchor Mike Marza leaving Miami and heading back home to Kansas City:

 

http://www.gossipextra.com/2015/03/11/wsvn-mike-marza-wfor-rihannon-ally-leaving-4571/

 

http://www.ftvlive.com/todays-news/2015/3/12/leaving-soflo

I think KSHB has found their new lead anchor. Calling it now.
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WFOR morning anchor Rhiannon Ally & her husband WSVN afternoon/evening anchor Mike Marza leaving Miami and heading back home to Kansas City:

 

http://www.gossipextra.com/2015/03/11/wsvn-mike-marza-wfor-rihannon-ally-leaving-4571/

 

http://www.ftvlive.com/todays-news/2015/3/12/leaving-soflo

 

 

I think KSHB has found their new lead anchor. Calling it now.

 

It is the only primary male anchor opening in town right now.

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It looks like WWCW 21/WFXR 27 are planning to not only move to a bigger house, but to also air its newscasts in-house. According to Roanoke.com, the stations would ditch the news partnership with WSLS 10, in favor of producing its own newscasts. WSLS 10 has aired a 10:00 p.m. newscast for WFXR/WWCW (WJPR at the time) since 1996 and the 2-hour weekday morning newscast since 2012. So "Local 21/27 News" or "FOX 21/27 News" perhaps? Remember, the stations are owned by Nexstar.

 

Here's the story from Roanoke.com: http://www.roanoke.com/business/news/roanoke/roanoke-s-fox-plans-big-changes/article_11c613d7-ee5e-5e30-8466-2fb0a18f5c23.html

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