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04/11/2014

NATALIE WILSON makes a 137 market leap to WGHP in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem. Wilson will co-anchor the Monday-Friday 4pm Newscast on the Fox station in North Carolina. Natalie comes from WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia where she was Weekend Anchor/Reporter for the NBC affiliate.

DONNIE DWYER is the new Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Reporter for WICZ; the Fox affiliate in Binghamton, New York. Dwyer previously worked as Weekend Sports Anchor in Marquette, Michigan for WLUC.

ANDREW MARDEN has been promoted to Sports Director at KGPE-CBS/KSEE-NBC in Fresno/Visalia, California. Marden has been with the station since 2008.

NATALIE WILSON, DONNIE DWYER and ANDREW MARDEN are represented by DAVID BRUNNER of DB & ASSOCIATES.

04/10/2014

Joanna Small moves to CBS Affiliate KIRO in Seattle where she will be a General Assignment Reporter. Joanna has won numerous awards for her Reporting comes from the ABC Affiliate in Springfield, Missouri. Joanna is a graduate of The University Of Colorado. Joanna Small is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

04/07/2014

Kristen Guilfoos moves to CBS Affiliate KBTX in Bryan, Texas where she will be the Monday through Friday Morning Anchor. Kristen comes from the CBS Affiliate in WSAW where she was Morning Anchor. Kristen is a graduate of the University Of Florida.

Kristen Guilfoos is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

04/04/2014

NATALIE WILSON makes a 137 market leap to WGHP in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem. Wilson will co-anchor the Monday-Friday 4pm Newscast on the Fox station in North Carolina. Natalie comes from WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia where she was Weekend Anchor/Reporter for the NBC affiliate.

DONNIE DWYER is the new Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Reporter for WICZ; the Fox affiliate in Binghamton, New York. Dwyer previously worked as Weekend Sports Anchor in Marquette, Michigan for WLUC.

ANDREW MARDEN has been promoted to Sports Director at KGPE-CBS/KSEE-NBC in Fresno/Visalia, California. Marden has been with the station since 2008.

NATALIE WILSON, DONNIE DWYER and ANDREW MARDEN are represented by DAVID BRUNNER of DB & ASSOCIATES. www.dbandassociates.com

04/03/14

Kristin Byrne is promoted to Weekend Morning Anchor at ABC Affiliate WEWS in Cleveland. Kristin joined the station as a General Assignment Reporter in 2012, coming from the ABC Affiliate in Green Bay Kristin is a graduate of Florida International University. Kristin Byrne is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

03/20/14

Sean Muserallo moves to NBC Affiliate WREX in Rockford where he will be the Monday through Friday Primary News Anchor. Sean previously worked at the NBC Affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina. Sean is a graduate of The University Of Georgia. Sean Muserallo is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

03/13/14

CARLOS FAURA is Chief Meteorologist for KTVA, the CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. Faura will forecast on the 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts. Carlos previously was the Weekend Met at KATU in Portland, Oregon and also the AM Met and co-anchor for KOLO in Reno, Nevada.

JOE DOMINGUEZ moves to WGHP in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Market 46. Dominguez will report for the Fox station. Joe comes from KRDO in Colorado Springs, the ABC station in Market 89; where he was a Reporter/Anchor.

REBECCA FATH goes to Rochester, New York. Fath will report for WHEC; the NBC affiliate in Market 78. Rebecca previously was a Reporter/Host/Producer for The News Group in Boca Raton, Florida; and a Reporter for News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, North Carolina.

MIKE SANDS jumps 96 markets to WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, Mississippi; Market 94. Sands will be the Weekend Sports Anchor for the NBC/Fox station. Mike comes from WABG in Greenville, Mississippi (#190) where he was a Sports Anchor/Reporter.

CARLOS FAURA, JOE DOMINGUEZ, REBECCA FATH and MIKE SANDS are represented by DAVID BRUNNER of DB & ASSOCIATES.

03/11/14

N.S. Bienstock is proud to announce the following job placements:

BILL WHITAKER a longtime Correspondent at CBS News, is promoted to Correspondent for “60 Minutes,” a well-earned position which most journalists aspire to.

CHIP COLLEY is promoted at CBS News and becomes the Director of the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley."

GINGER ZEE is promoted to Senior Meteorologist at ABC News for weekday “Good Morning America” and “World News.”

THOMAS ROBERTS has been promoted at MSNBC and becomes the Host of “Way Too Early with Thomas Roberts” and also serves as a Co-Anchor on “Morning Joe.”

ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ jumps 114 markets from WWLP in Springfield, MA to join The Weather Channel’s new morning show, “America’s Morning Headquarters” with Sam Champion, as the news Anchor.

CARL BERNSTEIN joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and enters into a new agreement at CNN as a Contributor.

SUZANNE MALVEAUX has been named National Correspondent for CNN, based in Washington D.C., from her duties with the network in Atlanta.

VINITA NAIR has been promoted to Correspondent for CBS News, based in New York City, in addition to her Saturday Anchor duties for “CBS This Morning.”

MIGUEL MARQUEZ has been promoted to National Correspondent for CNN and will be leaving Los Angeles to report out of the New York Bureau.

MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO has been named a Correspondent for ABC News. Previously, Mara was a Correspondent for the “Today Show” and an Anchor for MSNBC.

SHARON HOFFMAN has been named the Executive Producer for “CBS Evening News: Weekend Edition.” Previously, Sharon was a Senior Producer for “CBS This Morning.”

KENNEDY joins Fox Business Channel as the Host of “The Independents” in primetime at 9pm. Previously, she was a Contributor at Fox Business Network on “Stossel.”

WILL RIPLEY has joined CNN International as a Correspondent in Tokyo from Anchor/Reporter at KUSA-TV in Denver.

LISA KERNEY joins ESPN as a Sports Anchor from her position at WCBS-TV in New York as a Sports Anchor/Reporter.

BUCK SEXTON has been named host of a two hour Monday-Friday radio show on TheBlaze.

KMELE FOSTER joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and is a Contributor on “The Independents” on Fox Business Channel.

MATT WELCH joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and is a Contributor on “The Independents” on Fox Business Channel.

SIMONE BOYCE has been named Entertainment Reporter for WNYW-TV.

DAWN HASBROUCK is promoted to main weeknight Anchor at WFLD-TV in Chicago.

JUMMY OLABANJI is promoted from Reporter to weekday morning Anchor for “Good Morning Washington” at WJLA-TV in DC.

KRIS VAN CLEAVE named 6pm Anchor for Newschannel 8, in addition to his role as a special projects Reporter for WJLA-TV in Washington D.C.

ERIKA TARANTAL joins WCVB-TV in Boston as a midday Anchor/Reporter from weekend Anchor at WNBC-TV in New York City.

BRETT CONNOLLY joins WESH-TV in Orlando as 5:00pm weekday Anchor/Reporter from WFXT-TV in Boston.

ALI REED has been promoted to weekday morning Anchor at WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT from her duties as a Reporter. v MIKE GILLIAM joins Verizon Fios1 as a Main Anchor.

ROB MUNOZ joins KIRO in Seattle as a Reporter from MMJ at WFTS-TV in Tampa.

CANDACE MCCOWAN has joined WFLA-TV in Tampa as a Reporter from WREG-TV in Memphis.

GENE KANG joins KFMB-TV as a weekday morning reporter in San Diego, CA.

CHARLY ARNOLT joins WXIN-TV in Indianapolis as a Sports Reporter/Anchor from her Reporter duties at WDAF-TV in Kansas City.

BRANDI POWELL joins KSTP-TV in Minneapolis as a Reporter/Fill-in Anchor from KNSD-TV in San Diego.

ANN STERLING joins KITV in Honolulu as a weekday morning Anchor from KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City.

Bill, Chip, Ginger, Thomas, Anaridis, Carl, Suzanne, Vinita, Miguel, Mara, Sharon, Kennedy, Will, Lisa, Buck, Kmele, Matt, Simone, Dawn, Jummy, Kris, Erika, Brett, Ali, Mike, Rob, Candace, Gene, Charly, Brandi, and Ann are represented by Richard Leibner, Rick Ramage, Peter Goldberg, Adam Leibner, Steve Sadicario, Carole Cooper, Ra Kumar, Jennifer Campanile, George Hiltzik, and Lia Aponte at N.S. Bienstock, Inc., 250 West 57th St, Suite 333, New York, NY 10107, (212) 765-3040. To meet all of our agents, link to www.nsbtalent.com.

03/03/14

Vi Nguyen moves to NBC Affiliate KFOR in Oklahoma City where she will be a General Assignment Reporter. VI comes from NBC Affiliate KSN in Wichita where she also served as a reporter. Vi is a graduate of Depaul University. Vi Nguyen is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

02/28/14

Irika Sargent joins CBS O&O WFOR in Miami as Monday-Friday Primary Newscast Co-Anchor. Irika comes to Miami from NBC Affiliate KPRC in Houston where she was an Anchor/Reporter. Irika is a graduate of both University of Missouri and Cornell Law School.

Kristin Byrne is promoted to Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter at ABC Affiliate WEWS in Cleveland. Kristin who joined the station as a Reporter in 2012 is a graduate of Florida International University.

Kristin and Irika are represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

01/21/14

Matt Fernandez joins NBC Affiliate KVOA in Tucson where he will be a General Assignment Reporter. Matt comes to Tucson from the NBC Affiliate in Brownsville. Matt is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Matt Fernandez is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

01/08/14

Amanda Salinas joins FOX O&O KTBC in Austin as Monday-Friday Morning Anchor. Amanda Salinas is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

LISA CORNWELL has been named Golf Channel’s anchor and host of its signature show “Golf Central.”

JEAN CASAREZ joins CNN as a New York-based correspondent, from trial correspondent at “In Session” and HLN.

SEBASTIAN WALKER joins Al Jazeera America and “Fault Lines,” Al Jazeera America’s documentary program, from Al Jazeera English.

TANJA BABICH joins WLS in Chicago as reporter/fill-in anchor, from morning anchor at WTVH in Syracuse, New York.

KELCEY CARLSON will soon be joining KMSP, the Fox O&O in Minneapolis, as weeknight anchor, from morning anchor at WRAL in Raleigh.

ANGELA BUCHMAN joins top-rated WTHR in Indianapolis as chief meteorologist, from WISH-TV in Indianapolis.

KEN MOLESTINA has been named weekend anchor at KTVT in Dallas/Fort Worth, from reporter at WUSA in Washington, D.C.

FRANK WILEY moves to WGCL in Atlanta as weekday morning anchor, from weekend anchor at KOKI in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

LISA, JEAN, SEBASTIAN, TANJA, ANGELA, KELCEY, KEN and FRANK by Gregg A. Willinger, Esq. and Alexis Danziger, Esq. at WTA. 12/31/13

3 Kings Entertainment, LLC is pleased to announce the following job placements:

ELLE DUNCAN joins NESN in Boston as Sports Anchor, Host and Reporter from traffic reporter at WXIA in Atlanta.

KRIS ANDERSON jumps 43 markets and becomes the Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter at WHDH in Boston from morning anchor at WREG in Memphis.

SCOTT SMITH has been promoted at FOX O&O WTTG in Washington, DC and adds Anchoring the 6pm News to his duties and will continue as the stations Sports Director.

WALTER MAKAULA joins CBS O&O WFOR in Miami as co-anchor for its 5am – 7am weekday morning newscast from weekend anchor/reporter at KSWB in San Diego.

JACQUELINE CREA jumps 81 markets and becomes a Reporter at KHOU in Houston from reporter/MMJ at KTSM in El Paso.

Elle, Kris, Scott, Walter and Jacqueline are all represented by Matthew Kingsley. Matthew is the President & CEO of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC. P: (713) 248-1210 E: matthew@3kingsentertainment.net W: http://www.3kingsentertainment.net

12/22/13

Napoli Management Group is proud to announce the following client placements:

Jennifer Delgado is excited to join the team of meteorologists at The Weather Channel. She leaves CNN where she was a meteorologist for CNN International for the last six years.

Michael George joins WNBC in New York as an MMJ. Michael had been an investigative reporter and MMJ for WFTS in Tampa.

Tom Wait joins KCBS in Los Angeles as a staff reporter covering the Inland Empire. Tom has been a freelance reporter for the station since March of this year.

Jenny Anchondo joins KDFW in Dallas as weekend morning anchor and reporter. For the past three years, Jenny has been weekday morning anchor for WXIN in Indianapolis.

Neeha Curtis joins KDFW in Dallas as a freelance reporter. Previously she was an anchor at KETK in Tyler, TX.

Christina Rendon joins KTVU in San Francisco as a reporter. Previously she was a reporter for KTVX in Salt Lake City.

Nick Emmons joins WHDH in Boston as Monday-Friday early evening anchor and reporter. Nick left KDVR/KWGN where he was the weekday morning anchor for KDVR and most recently, the 7pm anchor and reporter for KWGN.

Anthony Miller joins WHDH in Boston as a reporter. It’s a return of sorts for Anthony, who is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. Anthony left WTVT in Tampa where he was a reporter for the last three years.

Julie Loncich joins WCVB in Boston as a freelance reporter. She had been a freelance reporter for New England Cable News.

Maria Guerrero joins KIRO in Seattle as a reporter. Maria had been the weekend morning anchor and reporter for KOB in Albuquerque.

Alison Morrow joins KING in Seattle as an MMJ. Alison had been an MMJ for WFTS in Tampa.

Hayley Wielgus has been promoted to primary anchor for WWSB in Tampa from morning anchor.

Rebecca Vargas joins WWSB in Tampa as an MMJ.

Kirsten Horne moves to KMGH in Denver as weekend meteorologist. Previously she was weekend meteorologist for WBIR in Knoxville.

Jackie Schafer becomes a full-time weekend morning anchor and reporter for WTAE Pittsburgh from part-time for the station.

Alyssa Corfont is the new weekend meteorologist for WNCN in Raleigh. Alyssa had been a freelance weathercaster for WPXI in Pittsburgh.

Rob Eicher becomes chief meteorologist for WJZY in Charlotte. Rob leaves WOFL in Orlando where he was a meteorologist.

Archith Seshadri joins WJZY in Charlotte as an MMJ. Previously, Archith was weekend anchor and reporter for WJBF in Augusta.

Dan Spehler has been promoted to Monday-Friday 5pm anchor for WXIN in Indianapolis from weekend anchor and reporter.

Kristin Kane becomes morning anchor and reporter for WXIN in Indianapolis. Previously Kristin was weekend anchor and reporter for Central Florida 13.

Andrew Luria moves to KSWB in San Diego as primary anchor. He had been a news and sports anchor for WFTS in Tampa.

Kalee Dionne has been promoted to weekday morning meteorologist from weekend meteorologist for KSHB in Kansas City.

Jacki Jing joins WXIX in Cincinnati as morning anchor. Jacki left KDVR in Denver where she had been a morning traffic anchor, reporter, fill-in anchor and host.

Israel Balderas joins WPEC in West Palm Beach as weekend evening anchor. Most recently, he had been an anchor for WCCB in Charlotte.

Cassandra Jones joins KVVU in Las Vegas as morning weather anchor. Previously she was morning weather anchor at KCOY/KION in Santa Maria.

Elysia Rodriguez joins WIVB in Buffalo as an MMJ. Elysia was an anchor and MMJ for WWLP in Springfield.

George Takata becomes the morning and midday anchor for KSEE in Fresno from sports director at KGPE.

Chrystina Head joins WWBT in Richmond as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Chrystina had been an anchor and reporter for WITI in Milwaukee.

Alan Campbell joins KRGV in Harlingen as morning anchor. Alan had been a reporter for WCSC in Charleston.

The journalists in this post are represented by Mendes J. Napoli, Laurie Jacoby, David Ahrendts, Jean Sage, Sue McInerney, Liz Sherwin, Liz Hart, Al Corral and Gary Brown of Napoli Management Group. You can reach Napoli Management Group by calling 310-385-8222 or by sending an email to nmg@tvtalent.com. Please visit us on the web at www.tvtalent.com.

12/20/13

From Mort Meisner Associates

Jason Knowles is promoted to Consumer Investigative Reporter at ABC O&O WLS in Chicago. Jason who has won numerous awards for his work joined WLS in 2004 is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Jason Knowles is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

12/18/13

From If Management....

KELI FULTON will be the new weekend anchor at Comcast SportsNet based in Washington DC. She was most recently a news anchor and traffic reporter for WPTV in West Palm Beach. Prior to WPTV, Keli was a sports anchor and reporter for the Hearst station in New Orleans. STEVE KUZJ Moves from Phoenix to Los Angeles to become a reporter for KTLA.

TANYA RIVERO has been guest hosting for syndicated show Better TV. Tanya is most recently a correspondent and anchor with ABC News and News Now.

PEGGY BUNKER is the new mid day anchor for KNTV in San Francisco. She was previously morning anchor at KOMO in Seattle.

WILLEM MARX has recently joined Bloomberg TV as a correspondent. Previously Willem worked as freelancer for CBS News.

RAHEL SOLOMON has accepted a reporter position with KCNC in Denver, moving from WSAZ in W.VA

RITA GARCIA has been promoted to weekday morning anchor at KRIV in Houston. She was the station's weekend anchor. Prior to Houston, Rita was a reporter at KCBS/KCAL. MELISSA WILSON continues in her role as morning anchor and health reporter for KRIV, the Fox O+O in Houston.

JEFF BERARDELLI takes the short trip north on I-95 to become the severe weather expert and meteorologist at WPEC in West Palm Beach. Previously Jeff was the weekend meteorologist at WFOR in Miami. He has also regularly appeared on all news programs for CBS News.

BOBBY BROOKS makes a 155-market jump to join WTVJ, the NBC O+O station in Miami, WTVJ. A Penn State graduate, Bobby previously was an anchor and reporter at WETM.

JERICKA DUNCAN moves to New York City and becomes a correspondent for CBS Newspath. It's return to the Empire State for Jericka, who worked in Buffalo earlier in her career. She was most recently a reporter at KYW in Philadelphia.

MOLLY ROSENBLATT joins WOFL in Orlando as a meteorologist and traffic anchor for the station's weekday morning show. Molly comes to Central Florida from WGNO in New Orleans.

ERROL LOUIS hosting Inside City Hall on NY1. Inside City Hall is a very popular NY political show. He will continue to contribute to the Daily News.

TERESA BO has recently moved to DC to become a correspondent of "Fault Line" on Al Jazeera America. She was previously a correspondent in South America for AJE.

LOLITA LOPEZ will continue her role at KNBC as a reporter. Prior to KNBC, she worked at WPIX for 10 years as a reporter, anchor and sportscaster.

TALITHA VICKERS has recently joined WXII in Winston Salem to be an anchor/reporter. She was previously a freelance reporter for the Hearst station in Orlando.

JESSICA MOORE Tabbed to anchor the KSNV's new 7 pm show and re-signs as the main anchor for the station's 5 pm and 11 pm news casts in Las Vegas

JULIE GRAUERT Comes east from her hometown of Portland, OR and joins the PIX 11 morning show as a reporter and traffic anchor.

Keli, Tanya, Peggy, Willem, Rahel, Rita, Melissa, Jeff, Bobby, Jericka, Molly, Errol, Teresa, Lolita, Rosemary are represented by Steven Herz, Carol Perry, Gideon Cohen, Jeff Feldman, Josh Santry and Lexi Strumor at IF Management, located at 152 West 57th St, NY, NY 10019. You can reach the team at 212.265.7711 or log onto www.ifmanagement.com ADAM BERG Heads south from Atlanta and joins WTVJ as the weekend meteorologist. Adam spent more than 13 years at The Weather Channel.

12/16/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

WLTV-TV, Miami, FL...EMILIO MARRERO has resigned as news director for this Univision o-and-o. He's been ND here since 2008 but had worked for Univision for 24 years.

KWEX-TV, San Antonio, TX...SAMUEL BELILTY is headed to Dallas as ND for another Univision o-and-o, KUVN-TV. He's been ND here for more than six years.

WSJV-TV, Elkart/South Bend, IN...after 13 years as news director, five of those serving as Station Manager and News Director, ED KRAL will now serve as a full time Station Manager. Consequently, this Quincy owned FOX affiliate is searching for a news director. You can learn more about this opportunity in the paid ad below. Ed's been ND here since the summer of 2000. He's also worked in Columbia, MO.

Newly Named News Directors:

KUVN-TV, Dallas, TX...SAMUEL BELILTY has been named ND for this Univision o-and-o. He's been the ND for the company's KWEX-TV in San Antonio. At KUVN, he replaces CARLOS TAMEZ who was ND here for about two years.

WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI...DAVE MANNEY returns to Detroit and this Scripps-owned ABC affiliate as news director. He worked at the station earlier in his career and later moved to New York, first at WPIX-TV, and then to WNBC-TV, where he's been Managing Editor. (More in this item from the WXYZ website). At WXYZ, he replaces TIM DYE, who left the station in September after 3+ years as ND to return to Grand Rapids and a PR job. (Tim's family remained in Grand Rapids and he commuted weekly to Detroit).

KSAT-TV, San Antonio, TX...BERNICE KEARNEY has been promoted to news director for this Post-Newsweek owned ABC affiliate. She's a 20 year veteran of the station, and has risen through the ranks from producer, to senior producer, to executive producer, to assistant news director. She earlier worked for another San Antonio stations. Bernice replaces JIM BOYLE who retired for medical reasons in September after 30 years as the news director here.

WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY...CHRIS FORD will be the next ND here. Chris is currently the Assistant ND for WTSP-TV in Tampa. He previously held Assistant ND jobs for WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, CLTV in Chicago, WOFL-TV in Orlando, and WPTV in West Palm Beach. Chris has also worked for another Tampa station and for The FeedRoom. He replaces STEVE RICHARDS who left his Hubbard-owned NBC affiliate in August after more than three years as ND and 27 years at WHEC, where he first joined the staff as a vacation relief photographer.

WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL...DAVID LEE is joining this Calkins Media owned ABC affiliate as news director. He's currently the Assistant ND for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, CA, and earlier worked at KION-TV in Salinas-Monterey, CA. During his career, he's worked as a sports anchor, reporter, and assignment editor. He replaces La'QUINTA DIXON who left a few months ago after just over a year as ND. I believe David will be the seventh ND here in about 12 years.

12/07/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

WTEV/WAWS-TV, Jacksonville, FL...MIKE McCORMICK has left this CBS/FOX duopoly after 4+ years as ND. Earlier in his career he was the ND for WTLV-TV in Jacksonville. Mike's also held ND jobs in Cleveland and Mobile. The stations are owned by Cox Media.

WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL...veteran news director BILL PAYER has left this Lin Media owned CBS affiliate, shortly after HELEN SWENSON took over as GM. Bill's been ND here for seven years, is a former ND in Columbus, OH, Tulsa, and Buffalo. He held several management roles for CONUS, and also worked in San Francisco.

Newly Named News Directors:

I'm not aware of any. If you are, please let me know via an email to: rick@rickgevers.com

12/05/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Robin Kanady joins FOX 46 in Charlotte where she will be a Reporter/MMJ. Robin who most recently worked at the CBS Affiliate in Spartanburg is a graduate of Furman University.

Robin Kanady is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

12/04/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

For the second week in a row, I'm not aware of any. If you are, please let me know via email: rick@rickgevers.com

Newly Named News Director:

KDAF-TV, Dallas, TX...STEVE SIMON will be the next ND for this Tribune-owned CW affiliate, according to longtime Dallas media critic ED BARK. Here's a link to his report. DENISE KILLIAN had been running this news department here before departing to become ND at KSNW-TV in Wichita.

12/03/13

N.S. Bienstock is proud to announce the following job placements:

MEGYN KELLY our new client, has been promoted from Daytime to Primetime, "The Kelly File" on Fox News at 9pm.

GINGER ZEE has been promoted to the weekday morning Meteorologist position at “Good Morning America.” She joined ABC two years ago from WMAQ in Chicago.

BRIAN STELTER joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and enters into an agreement with CNN, where he will be the host of "Reliable Sources" and will also serve as a senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide. Brian previously worked as a media industry reporter for the New York Times and was also the creator, editor, and writer for the blog TVNewser.

SARA EISEN has joined CNBC as a Correspondent/fill-in Anchor. Sara previously co-Anchored "Bloomberg Surveillance" on Bloomberg Television.

THOMAS ROBERTS co-hosted Miss Universe in Moscow for NBC. He continues as a weekday morning Anchor for MSNBC.

CHRISTINE ROMANS has been promoted to CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent while continuing to host “Your Money”.

STEPHANIE SY is named as an Anchor for Al Jazeera America, based in New York City. She was formerly an ABC News Correspondent.

DANA LOESCH has joined TheBlaze as an on-air Host and Contributor.

ZEV SHALEV joins WPIX as Executive Producer of PIX11 Morning News.

RAJ MATHAI joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and enters into a new agreement as the 5,6, and 11pm weeknight Anchor at KNTV, the NBC O&O in San Francisco.

GUY RAWLINGS joins KTVT in Dallas as a sports Anchor/Reporter from WGCL in Atlanta.

LORI WILSON is promoted to main Anchor at WISH in Indianapolis. She joined the station in June as their 5pm anchor.

STEFANIE CRUZ becomes the Anchor of KTXL Sacramento’s new 5pm newscast and continues as their primary Anchor at 5:30-6:30pm and 10pm.

MARY LEE has joined KING in Seattle as a Weathercaster from KPRC in Houston.

BETTY YU has joined KPIX in her hometown of San Francisco as a Reporter from WTVJ in Miami.

MEGAN TEVRIZIAN is named the weekend morning Anchor at KNSD in her hometown of San Diego from Reporter.

JENNIFER WADDELL relocates to Nashville as co-Anchor of WZTV’s morning news from her position as an evening Anchor at KGUN in Tucson.

STEPHANIE ANDO jumps 42 markets to join WGHP in Greensboro, NC as a Reporter from her position at KBTX in Waco, TX.

NATALIE SHEPHERD will join WWL in New Orleans as a Monday through Friday evening Anchor from Reporter/Anchor at WFLA in Tampa.

STELLA INGER named Monday through Friday 5, 6 and 10pm Anchor at KGUN in Tucson from her Reporter/Anchor at KTVK in Phoenix.

SHAYLA REAVES joins WTVT in Tampa as a Reporter from her position at WBNS in Columbus, OH.

CARMEN WONG ULRICH has joined “Marketplace Money” as a weekend Host and weekday Contributor.

Megyn, Ginger, Brian, Sara, Thomas, Christine, Stephanie, Dana, Zev, Raj, Guy, Lori, Stefanie, Mary, Betty, Megan, Jennifer, Stephanie, Natalie, Stella, Shayla and Carmen are represented by Carole Cooper, Rick Ramage, Richard Leibner, Steve Sadicario, Adam Leibner, Peter Goldberg, and Jennifer Campanile at N.S. Bienstock, Inc., 250 West 57th St, Suite 333, New York, NY 10107, (212) 765-3040. To meet all of our agents, link to www.nsbtalent.com.

11/26/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Lauren Zakalik jumps to ABC Affiliate WFAA in Dallas where she will be a General Assignment Reporter. Lauren who is a graduate of Northwestern University-Medill School Of Journalism and received her undergraduate Degree from Michigan, arrives in Dallas from the ABC Affiliate Albuquerque where she has been the Lead Investigative Reporter since joining the station in 2010.

Lauren Zakalik is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

11/25/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Opening:

I'm not aware of any. If you are, please let me know via email: rick@rickgevers.com

Newly Named News Director:

WBAY-TV. Green Bay, WI...MATT KUMMER will be promoted to ND at the end of the year, upon the retirement of longtime ND TOM McCAREY. Matt's been the Assistant ND here for the past two years, and has previously worked in Detroit, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Flint/Saginaw, Peoria, Eau Claire, WI, and has twice worked for WGBA-TV in Green Bay. We told you last month that Tom is retiring after 48 years at the station, an ABC affiliate now owned by Young Broadcasting.

11/22/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Meteorologist Jill Gilardi moves to FOX Affiliate WBRC in Birmingham where she will Anchor Weekend Weather and fill in during the week. Jill is a graduate of Lyndon State College and most recently worked at the NBC Affiliate in Omaha.

Jill Gilardi is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

11/21/13 From CSE...

PJ Carlesimo has joined ESPN as a NBA analyst. Carlesimo was previously the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets

Mark DeRosa has retired from Toronto Blue Jays after 16 years as a major league baseball played joined MLB Network as a new studio analyst.

Chris Mannix has joined CSN New England as a contributor to their Boston Celtics coverage. Mannix will remain with Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports.

Joel Sherman has joined MLB Network as an Insider. He will remain with the New York Post.

Kristen Ledlow has joined NBA TV as the new host of Inside Stuff with Grant Hill. Ledlow will also remain as the co-host of "The Morning Show" on CBS Radio in Atlanta.

Kate Beirness has re-signed with TSN in Canada to become the new main anchor of 'SportsCentre', replacing Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole who left for Fox Sports One.

Austin Croshere has joined Fox Sports One as the network's college basketball analyst, based in Los Angeles. He was previously an analyst with the Indiana Pacers.

Rontina McCann has joined KTVA as the Sports Anchor in Anchorage, Alaska.

Evan Washburn has joined CBS Sports Network as a freelance reporter for college basketball and college football coverage.

Rashan Ali has joined WXIA in Atlanta as the host of Atlanta and Company

The Broadcasters/New Media talent are represented by Mark Carmony, Matt Kramer, Traci Wilkes Smith, and Kim Garner of CSE. You can reach CSE at 770-955-1300 or at 600 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta GA 30339 and 101 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Please visit us on the web at www.GroupCSE.com

11/20/13

From OTA Talent...

Stacia Naquin jumps 77 markets and joins KPNX in Phoenix, AZ as a Consumer Investigative Reporter/Anchor/MMJ. Her reports will air in the morning. Stacia comes from KKTV in Colorado Springs, CO as a Morning Anchor/Reporter.

Steve Patterson joins KSTP in Minneapolis, MN as an Anchor/Reporter. Steve is making the move from the REELZ Channel as a Network Anchor/Host/Correspondent.

Thema Ponton jumps 46 markets and joins WISN in Milwaukee, WI as a Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter. Thema previously worked at WMTW in Portland, ME as an Anchor/Reporter.

Parker Slaybaugh joins WRIC in Richmond, VA as a Video Journalist. It’s a move back home for Parker. He previously worked at WSET in Lynchburg, VA as a Video Journalist.

Joe Vigil joins KTVA in Anchorage, AK as a Primary Anchor. Joe previously worked at KOB in Albuquerque, NM for 16 years as an anchor/reporter.

Lindsay Housaman joins KTBY/KYUR in Anchorage, AK as News Director and Primary Anchor. Lindsay previously worked at WTGS in Savannah, GA as an Anchor/Reporter.

Stacia, Steve, Thema, Parker, Joe and Lindsay are all represented by Jeff Marcu at OTA Talent. You can reach Jeff at (719) 388-9765 or jeff@otatalent.com www.otatalent.com

11/18/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

KUVN-TV, Dallas, TX...CARLOS TAMEZ has left this Univision owned station. He's been the ND there for just over two years.

WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL...veteran news director DON NORTH left this Media General owned NBC affiliate on Friday, in the middle of the November book. Don's been the ND here for eight years, and previously has been an ND in Cincinnati, Kansas City, Wichita, and the Quad Cities.

Newly Named News Directors:

KDEN-TV, Denver, CO...PEDRO CALDERON MITCHEL starts Monday as the new ND for the Telemundo news operation. He's been an anchor and producer for KBNT-TV, the Univision station in San Diego.

WEYI-TV, Flint/Saginaw, MI...we're tardy in reporting the appointment of MIKE SCHRAM as ND for this NBC affiliate. Mike's been on the job since May. It's a return to the market, as he once worked for WJRT-TV there. In between, he's spent five years as an ND in Rochester/Austin, MN, an EP in Indianapolis, and an Assistant ND in Lansing, MI. He replaces KATHY REYNOLDS who left in March for an ND job in Portland, ME. WEYI is currently owned by Barrington but is being sold to a new owner who will hire Sinclair to operate the station.

KTDO-TV, El Paso, TX...ALEJANDO PARIENTE is the new ND for this Telemundo affiliate. He had been the ND for Univision affiliate in Midland/Odessa, TX.

11/14/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Kim Wynne moves to FOX Affiliate WGHP in Greensboro/High Point where she will be a General Assignment Reporter. Kim comes from the CBS Affiliate in Cedar Rapids where she was an Anchor/Reporter. Kim is a graduate of the University Of Southern California.

Kim Wynne is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203

11/12/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Angela Hong moves to FOX Affiliate KOKI as a Reporter/MMJ, Angela makes the move from the ABC Affiliate in Rochester. Angela who has won several awards for her work is a graduate of Emory University.

Angela Hong is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

11/09/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Opening:

WVIT-TV, Hartford/New Haven, CT...MIKE ST. PETER is leaving this NBC owned station to become General Manager of another NBC owned property, the New England Cable News Network. Mike's been ND here for the past seven years. Before that he was the Assistant ND for WWOR-TV in New York and a Managing Editor in New York. Mike began his career in radio in Los Angeles.

Newly Named News Directors:

I'm not aware of any...if you are, please let me know via email: rick@rickgevers.com

11/04/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Opening:

KTTV-TV, Los Angeles, CA...KINGSLEY SMITH has left this FOX o-and-o after two years as ND and after 20 years working for FOX owned stations. In addition to KTTV, Kingsley's been ND for WTXF-TV in Philadelphia and KTVI-TV in St. Louis (when FOX owned the station). He first joined FOX as a producer for KDFW-TV in his native Texas, and worked his way up to Assistant ND. Kingsley's also worked in Norfolk and Tyler, TX.

Newly Named News Directors:

KPHO-TV, Phoenix, AZ...congratulations to Assistant ND LEONA WOOD who's been promoted to ND for this Meredith owned CBS affiliate. It's her second ND job: earlier in her career she was the ND for KXLY-TV in Spokane, WA. She's also worked as a producer in Seattle and as an EP for KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Leona's worked here for six years and has been the interim ND since MICHELLE DONALDSON left earlier this year to return to Albuquerque as ND for KOB-TV.

KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO...KELLY DUFFY joins this NBC affiliate (owned by Cordillera) as ND. She's been the Assistant ND for KSBW-TV in Salinas-Monterey. Earlier in her career she worked as an anchor/reporter for KSNW-TV in Wichita. Kelly succeeds DAVID RANDALL who's moved to a new position at the station overseeing the news content on the internet.

WETM-TV, Elmira, NY...BOB ROCKSTROH will be the next ND here. He's been an ND in Providence, Hartford, and Ft. Wayne, and has worked for FIOS1, (Verizon's news operation in New York), and in San Francisco, Minneapolis, and San Diego. At WETM, a Nexstar owned NBC affiliate, he replaces SCOTT LEVY who was promoted to ND at Nexstar's WTAJ-TV in Altoona, PA.

10/26/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

I don't know of any. If you do, please let me know about them: rick@rickgevers.com

Newly Named News Director:

KMID-TV, Midland, TX...JAY REYNOLDS will be the next ND for this Nexstar owned ABC affiliate. He's currently an Assignment Editor at another Nexstar station, KTVX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City. He's also been the Special Projects Manager there, and has worked in Phoenix, Las Vegas. and Pocatello, ID. Jay replaces KARL RUNDGREN who left the station earlier this summer to pursue a career in financial planning.

10/24/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Katherine Hessel joins ABC Affiliate KVEW in Kennewick where she will be a General Assignment Reporter. Katherine is a graduate of Texas Christian University.

Katherine Hessel is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

10/22/13

From DB & Associates...

MARK BULLION moves to KXRM, the FOX affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bullion will be Weekend Weather Anchor and report during the week. Mark comes from Peoria, Illinois where he was a weather/news anchor/reporter for WEEK/WHOI/WAOE.

RICH DONNELLY jumps 129 markets to Huntington, West Virginia. Donnelly is the new Weekend Sports Anchor for WSAZ, the NBC station. Rich worked at WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia as Weekend Sports Anchor.

CORTNEY BAILEY will be a Sideline Reporter for some upcoming AFL China Football Games. Games will be broadcast on ESPN3 and CBS Sports Network. Bailey works as a Host for Fashion TV and Style TV in Los Angeles, California.

MARK BULLION, RICH DONNELLY, CORTNEY BAILEY, JEFF KIRK, ANDREW LOGSDON and SEAN FAZENDE are all represented by DAVID BRUNNER of DB & ASSOCIATES. www.dbandassociates.com

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Matt Johnson joins ABC Affiliate KATU in Portland as Weekend Anchor/Reporter. Matt comes to Portland from FOX Affiliate KSWB in San Diego where he had worked as a Reporter and Fill-In Anchor. Matt is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton.

Matt Johnson is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

10/21/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Opening:

WKEF/WRGT-TV, Dayton, OH...WES FINLEY has left this Sinclair owned ABC/FOX duopoly after more than two years as ND. Wes has been an ND in Mobile, and has worked in Harrisburg, Louisville, and Lexington.

WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI...TOM McCAREY will retire from this Young Broadcasting owned ABC affiliate in January. Tom first joined the station as a part-time production department employee 48 years ago!

Newly Named News Directors:

WROC-TV, Rochester, NY...veteran newswoman CONNIE HOWARD has been promoted to News Director for this Nexstar owned CBS affiliate. She's been the EP there for just over a year, and acting ND since BRYAN QUEEN left to become ND for WIS-TV in Columbia, SC, last month. Connie's been an ND in Baltimore, Raleigh, and Birmingham, and has worked in New York City, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. Earlier in her career, Connie worked as a reporter at WROC.

WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV, Utica, NY...DON DUDLEY starts on Monday as ND and anchor for this Nexstar owned ABC/CW duopoly. He's been working for WRNN-TV in New York City. Don replaces JOEY PARKER who left earlier this summer after two years as ND/anchor.

10/17/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Jason Aubry joins CBS Affiliate WGCL in Atlanta as Reporter/MMJ. Jason comes to Atlanta from the ABC Affiliate in South Bend. Aubry who won an award for a Documentary from the Indiana Association of broadcasters is a graduate of Rochester College.

Jason Aubry is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

10/13/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Opening:

WJHG-TV, Panama City, FL...this NBC affiliate, owned by Gray Television, is looking for a news director to replace JAMIE BURCH. We told you last week that Jamie was returning to Texas as ND for Gray's KBTX-TV in Bryan.

Newly Named News Directors:

WJBK-TV, Detroit, MI...KEVIN ROSEBOROUGH has been promoted to ND for this FOX o-and-o. He's been the acting ND since DANA HAHN left to be ND for WTTG-TV, another FOX o-and-o, in Washington. Kevin joined the station in 2004 as Managing Editor, and was later promoted to Assistant ND in 2006. He comes from print: Kevin was the Night City Editor at the Detroit Free Press before moving to TV. Dana spent 17 years here, 14 of them as news director.

KCTV, Kansas City, MO...we were first to tell you that LARRY PERRET has been named ND for this Meredith owned CBS affiliate. Larry most recently was the ND for KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City: he left the station earlier this year after an ownership change. Larry's a former ND for two stations in Los Angeles (and has worked for a total of five stations there). He's also worked in Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, San Francisco, Denver, Greensboro, NC, and Colorado Springs. Larry also spent six years as a consultant for Magid. He replaces BLAISE LABBE who left in July to reutrn to Texas as ND for Sinclair's duopoly in San Antonio, WOAI/KABB-TV. Blaise was ND here for three years.

WTAJ-TV, Altoona, PA...SCOTT LEVY has been named ND for this Nexstar owned CBS affiliate. We told you a few weeks ago that he was leaving Nexstar's WETM-TV in Elmira, NY, for a job to be named later. He replaces JOHN MECHAM who was ND here for just over a year.

10/10/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Jeff Womack joins ABC Affiliate WGNO in New Orleans where he will serve as a Weekend Meteorologist and do fill-in work during the week along with some reporting duties. Jeff most recently worked at FOX AFFILIATE KXRM in Colorado Springs.

Jeff Womack is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

10/08/13

3 Kings Entertainment, LLC is pleased to announce the following job placements:

JEFF HERNDON joins FOX O&O WFLD-TV in Chicago as the main weeknight anchor of FOX 32 News at 9pm from anchor/reporter at KAKE in Wichita, Kansas.

JAN JEFFCOAT becomes evening anchor of the 5pm, 7pm & 11pm newscasts for WUSA 9 in Washington, DC from host of Scripps syndicated news magazine, "The List."

LISA SYLVESTER joins WPXI in Pittsburgh as evening anchor of the 6pm, 10pm & 11pm newscasts from anchor/correspondent at CNN in Washington, DC.

JOY LIM NAKRIN moves back to her hometown of Boston and joins FOX O&O WFXT as a reporter, anchor and legal expert from anchor/reporter at KSTP in Minneapolis.

KYLE MONTGOMERY becomes a host and reporter for "Clippers Live" on Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket in Los Angeles from anchor/reporter at KPRC in Houston.

AIYANA CRISTAL moves to Comcast SportsNet Chicago as an anchor/reporter for SportsNet Central from sports reporter at WPLG in Miami.

TODD KURTZ jumps 69 markets and becomes the morning anchor/reporter at KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico from anchor/reporter at WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota.

Jeff, Jan, Lisa, Joy, Kyle, Aiyana and Todd are all represented by Matthew Kingsley. Matthew is the President & CEO of 3 Kings Entertainment, LLC. P: (713) 248-1210 E: matthew@3kingsentertainment.net W: http://www.3kingsentertainment.net

10/05/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Opening:

WALA/WFNA-TV, Mobile, AL...After nine years, BOB CASHEN is leaving this LIN Media owned station for a new job which is detailed below.

Newly Named News Directors:

WSET-TV, Lynchburg/Roanoke, VA...longtime News Director BOB CASHEN will be the next ND for this now-owned-by-Albritton-but-being-bought-by-Sinclair ABC affiliate. As noted above, Bob's currently the ND at WALA-TV in Mobile. It's a return to Virginia, a state Bob tells me he's always loved, dating from his time as an ND in Norfolk. He's also been an ND in Shreveport, and Waterloo, IA, and has worked in San Antonio and Oklahoma City. At WSET, he replaces BILL FOY who left earlier this summer after seven years as ND for a PR job with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

KGAN/KFXA-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA...BECKY LUTGEN GARDNER joins this Sinclair owned duopoly as ND. She's a former ND for KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids before leaving that job a few years ago to work at a non-profit. He's also been an ND in Lansing, MI, and worked in Green Bay. She replaces ROD JACKSON who left the station in September after 14 months as ND. By my count, Becky becomes the sixth ND in seven years here.

WEEK/WHOI/WAOE-TV, Peoria, IL...congratulations to GREG SCHIEFERSTEIN who returns to the ND chair for these Granite owned stations. Greg's spent the last year as an EP for WTVG-TV in Toledo. He's been a ND at WAGT-TV in Augusta, GA, KPAX-TV in Missoula, MT and KPVI-TV in Pocatello, ID. He's also worked in Seattle and Rockford, IL. In Peoria, Greg replaces DON SHAFER who left in August to become ND for XETV in San Diego.

KBTX, Bryan/College Station, TX...JAMIE BURCH returns to this Gray TV owned CBS affiliate as news director. Earlier in his career he was a producer at KBTX. He's spent the last year as ND for another Gray station, WJHG-TV, the NBC affiliate in Panama City, FL. For five years, he was an EP for WKRG-TV in Mobile, and has also worked in Atlanta, and Dallas. At KBTX, he replaces MIKE GEORGE who left the station last month after five years as ND.

10/03/13 From Mort Meisner Associates...

Dave Roberts joins ABC Affiliate KETV in Omaha as General Assignment Reporter. Dave most recently worked at the CBS Affiliate in Lincoln. Dave is a graduate of Coe College.

Dave Roberts is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

09/28/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

WZYZ-TV, Detroit, MI...another week, another Detroit news director vacancy. We told you Tuesday that TIM DYE is leaving this Scripps' owned ABC affiliate after 3+ years as ND to return to Grand Rapids and a PR job there. Tim spent 12 years as ND for WXMI-TV (FOX) in Grand Rapids before taking the WXYZ job, but his family stayed behind and he's been commuting. He's also worked for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids (twice, one when I hired him when I was the ND there), and in Saginaw. He's joining TruscottRossman, a strategic communications firm as VP. Here's the firm's news release on his hire. Learn more about this opening in the paid ad below.

KSAT-TV, San Antonio, TX...I'm sorry to report that longtime ND JIM BOYLE has retired for health reasons and is currently recovering from surgery. Jim spent almost 30 years as ND for this Post-Newsweek owned ABC affiliate, a remarkable tenure for this size market. Here's part of a statement the station sent me after I asked:

We ask for thoughts and prayers for Jim and his family and we appreciate your respect of our privacy as we all deal with Jim's recovery. There will be no further comment at this time as we at KSAT12 are focused on helping Jim get well, while we continue serving the community that Jim so loves.

Earlier in his career he worked in Baltimore and San Diego.

KGAN/KFXA-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA...ROD JACKSON has left this Sinclair owned duopoly after 14 months as ND. He first joined KGAN as Managing Editor in 2011, spent five months as interim ND before being promoted in July, 2012. Rod spent 13 years as a producer for ABC's NewsOne in Los Angeles. He's also worked in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Billings, MT. His replacement will be the fifth ND in just over seven years.

Newly Named News Directors:

KSNW-TV, Wichita, KS...DENISE KILLIAN has been named ND for this LIN Media NBC affiliate. She's the Interim ND for KDAF-TV, the CW affiliate in her hometown of Dallas, where she's worked for the last year and a half. Denise was ND for KWQC-TV in the Quad Cities, worked in Dallas earlier in her career, and has also worked in Nashville (twice), Corpus Christi, and Temple, TX. She replaces JASON KRAVARIK who left the station in January, 2012 (that is NOT a typo). (The station did change owners during that time.)

WTOV-TV, Steubenville, OH...DAN SLOAN, who's been sports director of this NBC affiliate for 23 years, has been promoted to News Director. He replaces MIKE BOTHWELL who was promoted earlier this month to be the Assistant News Director of sister-Sinclair station WHP-TV in Harrisburg, PA. (Sinclair bought this station from Cox earlier this year.)

WBKB-TV, Alpena, MI...VALENA JONES has been promoted to News Director here.

09-27-13 From Mort Meisner Associates...

Dave Roberts joins ABC Affiliate KETV in Omaha as General Assignment Reporter. Dave most recently worked at the CBS Affiliate in Lincoln. Dave is a graduate of Coe College. Dave Roberts is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

09/24/13

From Mort Meisner Associates...

Jennifer Kielman moves to CBS Affiliate KOLR in Springfield, Missouri where she will be the Monday Through Friday Primary Anchor. Jennifer comes to Springfield from the NBC Affiliate in Tyler, Texas where she had been since 2007. Jennifer is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Jennifer Kielman is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. Mort Meisner can be reached at: 248-545-2222 (office) info@mortmeisner.com Mort Meisner Associates 26711 Woodward Ave.#203 Huntington Woods MI 48070

09/22/13

From Rick Gevers' News Director List...

New News Director Openings:

WJBK-TV, Detroit, MI... DANA HAHN is leaving this FOX o-and-o after 12 years as ND to head to Washington as ND for FOX's WTTG-TV.

KDEN-TV, Denver, CO...this NBC/Telemundo station has a posting for a new ND on its website.

KBTX-TV, Bryan, TX...this Gray TV owned CBS affiliate is looking for a new ND. MIKE GEORGE has been the ND there since 2008.

Newly Named News Director:

WTTG-TV, Washington, DC...as mentioned above, longtime WJBK-TV (Detroit) News Director DANA HAHN is joining this FOX o-and-o as news director. Dana spent 17 years at WJBK, the last 12 as news director. She's also worked in Chicago and South Bend. At WTTG, she replaces PHIL METLIN who announced his retirement last month and left the station the same day.

09/19/13

Napoli Management Group is proud to announce the following client placements:

Michael Okwu joins Al Jazeera America as a correspondent for the daily primetime news and current affairs program, "America Tonight". Okwu previously served as a correspondent for NBC and CNN.

Meteorologist Dave Warren joins Al Jazeera America in New York City. Most recently, Dave was the weekend weathercaster for WCAU in Philadelphia.

Josh Bernstein joins Al Jazeera International as investigative correspondent. Most recently, Josh was senior investigative reporter at KDVR in Denver.

John Henry Smith III joins Al Jazeera America as a sports anchor and reporter in New York City. Previously, he was a sports anchor and reporter for NBC's Comcast SportsNet-Bay Area in San Francisco.

Kori Chambers, a native New Yorker, moves back home to become morning anchor for WPIX. Kori leaves WFLD in Chicago where he was the morning and noon anchor.

Dan Mannarino is promoted to early morning anchor at WPIX in New York. Dan has been a reporter for the station.

Teresa Priolo joins WNYW in New York as a staff reporter and fill-in anchor. Teresa has been a freelance reporter for the Fox O&O for the past year.

Adrian Arambulo moves to the West Coast and becomes weekend morning anchor and reporter for KNBC in Los Angeles. For the last six years, Adrian has been an anchor and reporter for KDFW in Dallas.

Crystal Cruz moved to Los Angeles to become an Inland Empire reporter for KCBS/KCAL. She left KTVK in Phoenix.

Justin Gray heads to Washington DC where he will be a Washington correspondent for Cox Media Group. He leaves WAGA in Atlanta where he was the lead nightside reporter for the past six years.

Jennifer Lindgren joins KTVT in her hometown of Dallas as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she was a reporter for WKYC in Cleveland.

Scott Light becomes the new evening and late night anchor for WGCL in Atlanta. He will leave KPNX in Phoenix after ten years, most recently as the 4pm anchor.

Krystle Henderson returns home to Phoenix and joins KPNX as the Flagstaff reporter and fill-in weathercaster. She leaves KTVL in Medford, OR where she has been a weekend weathercaster, news anchor and general assignment reporter.

Kim Posey is promoted to anchor of weekday morning newscasts from weekend evening anchor at KDVR in Denver.

Mark Taylor joins KCNC in Denver as weekend morning anchor. Previously, Mark anchored weekends at KOKH in Oklahoma City.

Nicole Misencik has been promoted to noon meteorologist from weekends at WTHR in Indianapolis.

Linh Bui moves to WJZ in Baltimore as weekend evening anchor. Previously, she was morning anchor at WZVN in Ft. Myers.

Miri Marshall jumps 60 markets and joins WBAL in Baltimore as weekend meteorologist. Most recently she was morning meteorologist for KCEN in Waco.

Natasha Stenbock becomes full-time morning and midday meteorologist for KFMB in San Diego. Natasha has been freelancing for the station.

Maria Arcega-Dunn joins KGTV in San Diego as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Previously, Maria was an anchor and reporter for KCPQ in Seattle.

Cris Martinez joins WPBF in West Palm Beach as Monday-Friday early evening meteorologist. Cris was previously with WGCL in Atlanta.

Fatima Rahmatullah joins KSNV in Las Vegas as a reporter. Most recently, Fatima was lead reporter for KMTV in Omaha.

Kevin Holmes joins the anchor team at WJCL/WTGS in Savannah. For the last three years, Kevin has been a reporter and fill-in anchor for WRAL in Raleigh.

The journalists in this post are represented by Mendes J. Napoli, Laurie Jacoby, David Ahrendts, Jean Sage, Sue McInerney, Liz Sherwin, Liz Hart, Al Corral and Gary Brown of Napoli Management Group. You can reach Napoli Management Group by calling 310-385-8222 or by sending an email to nmg@tvtalent.com. Please visit us on the web at www.tvtalent.com.

09/17/13

N.S. Bienstock is proud to announce the following job placements:

JESSICA YELLIN has been named Chief Domestic Affairs Correspondent for CNN. She will also serve as a substitute Anchor in various positions for the network.

JOHN SEIGENTHALER joins Al Jazeera America as an Anchor for their primetime evening newscast.

PAM OLIVER becomes a contributing Correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports. She continues as a lead sideline and features Reporter for Fox NFL Sunday.

S.E. CUPP has joined Crossfire on CNN as a Co-Host and Political Commentator. She has also become a Special Correspondent for The Blaze from their Washington bureau. She was previously on The Cycle at MSNBC.

MIKE VIQUEIRA is named White House Correspondent for Al Jazeera America from NBC News.

RENE MARSH has been promoted to Correspondent for CNN Domestic, covering the aviation and government regulation beat, from CNN Newsource.

ROSS SHIMABUKU joins Al Jazeera America in New York as a Sports Anchor from KSWB in San Diego.

ROBERT RAY joins Al Jazeera America as a Correspondent based in New Orleans from the Associated Press.

BRIAN UNGER is teaming up with NFL.com to host "Game Day Satisfaction with Snickers."

MARIA QUIBAN becomes the Meteorologist for Fox Sports 1 College Football Saturday pregame show. She continues as the weekday morning Meteorologist at KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles.

JONATHAN MARTIN joins Al Jazeera America as a Correspondent based in Nashville from Reporter/Anchor at WSMV.

RICHARD LUI joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and returns to MSNBC and NBC’s “Early Today” as an Anchor/Correspondent.

MARY BETH MCDADE joins N.S. Bienstock as a new client and has been re-upped at KTLA as a Reporter/Fill-in Anchor.

CHRIS MURPHY will relocate to Philadelphia, joining the Good Day Philadelphia team at WTXF as a morning anchor from KGTV in San Diego.

ROOP RAJ has been promoted to weekday morning 4:30am anchor/reporter at WJBK in Detroit from weekend morning anchor.

LINZI SHELDON joins KIRO in Seattle as a weekend morning Anchor/Reporter from WSOC in Charlotte.

JENNIFER WADDELL named morning Anchor at WZTV in Nashville from her position as an evening Anchor at KGUN in Tucson.

PAMELA OSBORNE joins WPXI in Pittsburgh as a Reporter/Fill-in Anchor from WKYC in Cleveland.

KIM TOBIN jumps 145 markets to become a weekday morning Anchor at KOB in Albuquerque from weekend Anchor at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon.

KELLY JONES has joined WPMI in Mobile, Alabama as weekday morning Anchor from KCTV in Kansas City.

DEANNA LEBLANC has joined WAVY in Norfolk as a Reporter from WCAX in Burlington, Vermont.

KELLY LOVE has joined WJAR in Providence as the weekday morning Weathercaster from WTVM in Columbus, GA.

NORMA REID has been promoted to Weekend Anchor/Weekday Reporter at 6pm and 11:30pm at CTV British Columbia from Morning Host of CTV Morning Live.