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June 2017 Announcement
iHeart declares KYSR L.A.-based Woody Fife a franchise player – he’s renewed for another five years in mornings at “Alt 98.7” KYSR. Also given a syndication deal via Premiere Networks. iHeart says “The Woody Show” is “raw, authentic and unapologetic.” They call it “recess/happy hour on the radio.” Jeff “Woody” Fife came to KYSR just three years ago, after working at St. Louis alternative “105.7 the Point” KPNT. Before that he and folks from the current “Woody Show” teamed at CBS-owned alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco – one of the Howard Stern replacement shows that clicked. Since last Fall, the Woody Show’s been simulcast back in St. Louis on iHeart’s “Alt 104.9” KLLT. (The October 19 NOW Newsletter story about the new St. Louis “Alt” was “iHeart causes more format heartburn for Emmis, this time in St. Louis.”) Reading the release, it’s Woody himself who has the five-year contract. He’s repped by agents Bob and Ross Eatman. We’ll see how extensively iHeart uses the Woody Show on its own stations – though syndicating an L.A.-based morning show to earlier time zones has limitations. The Woody Show airs 5am-10am Pacific time on KYSR.
Mitch Blacher, Josh Bernstein, Darcy Spears, Stephanie Zepelin, Mark Greenblatt, Todd Foos
November 2016 Announcement
Gerry Wagschal, ABC NEWS Coordinating Investigative Producer, broke a story on GOOD MORNING AMERICA that nearly three million Samsung top-loading washing machines were being recalled after reports that 733 of them had blown apart. Gerry's investigation into the washing machines started last year when there were only ten reports. The Samsung and CPSC announced the recall earlier this month.
Foreign Correspondent Lucy Kafanov has joined NBC News as London Correspondent. Lucy had been reporting from international hotspots such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Russia for cable news outlets and major newspapers including Vice News, The Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today.
Acclaimed investigative reporter Duane Pohlman has joined market leader WKRC-TV in Cincinnati as Weekend Anchor and Chief Investigative Reporter. Duane moves from WCMH-TV in Columbus, where he was Weekday Anchor and Chief Investigative Reporter.
Adam May has returned to local news as anchor/reporter for Hearst station WBAL-TV in Baltimore. Adam spent three years in Washington, D.C. as correspondent and anchor for Al Jazeera America’s flagship magazine show “America Tonight.”
Tera Blake joins market leader WKRC-TV in Cincinnati as weekday morning meteorologist. Tera moves from Cleveland, where she has worked for WEWS-TV since 2013.
Brandon Rook has moved to Milwaukee as reporter for Scripps’ WTMJ-TV. Brandon leaves WATE-TV in Knoxville.
Will Selva has signed a new deal with NFL Network and moves to NFLN’s new weekday morning show, Good Morning Football.
Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras recently moved her family back to Atlanta, where she is now freelancing for The Weather Channel. Jacqui worked in Atlanta for CNN before moving to Washington’s WJLA-TV.
Eboni Deon returns to Orlando’s market-leading WFTV-TV as weekend morning meteorologist. Eboni worked at the station from 2010 – 2013. She is presently a meteorologist at WISH-TV in Indianapolis.
Samantha Smink is the new investigative reporter for Scripps station WPTV in West Palm Beach. Sam most recently was investigative reporter for WINK-TV in Fort Myers.
Alyson Bruner moves to WOIO-TV in Cleveland as MMJ/reporter. Alyson leaves Kansas City, where she reported for KSHB-TV.
Alex Wilson, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, has entered into a new deal with the network.
Meteorologist Chris Warren has signed a new deal with The Weather Channel. Chris has been with TWC since 2009.
Kami Carmann has signed a new deal with KDVR-TV in Denver as sports reporter/anchor.
Gwen Tolbart, meteorologist for Fox O & O WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., has renewed with the station.
Reporter Lisa D’Souza has entered into a new deal with KCTV in Kansas City.
May 2016 Announcement
Meteorologist Jackie Layer makes an 88-market jump from South Bend’s WBND-TV to NBC/NECN-TV in Boston. Jackie will start with NBC in August.
Anita Blanton has been promoted to the primary weekday anchor role for Norfolk market leader WAVY-TV, and has signed a new contract with the station.
Eatman Media welcomes new client, Kerry Barrett, anchor and reporter for WNBC-TV in New York.
Mario Diaz, investigative and general assignment reporter for New York’s WPIX-TV, recently signed a new contract with the station.
Melissa Blasius has moved to Phoenix station KNXV-TV as investigative reporter. Melissa returns to Phoenix, where she reported for eight years, from Denver’s KUSA-TV.
Martin Amado has been named host of SoFlo Home Project, a half-hour weekly home makeover program for Miami’s WPLG-TV.
Kelly Cass, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, signed on with Eatman Media and has re-joined the network.
Derek Forrest, sports reporter for Hearst’s WLKY-TV in Louisville, moves to sister station WLWT-TV in Cincinnati as sports reporter.
Dan Koob has joined WLKY-TV in Louisville as sports reporter. Dan moves from Green Bay’s WGBA-TV, where he was sports anchor/reporter.
Meteorologist Chad Myers, Severe Weather Expert for CNN, has signed a new contract with the network.
Eunice Yoon, Beijing Bureau Chief, has a new deal with CNBC. Eunice joined CNBC in 2013.
Cheryl Lemke is the new chief meteorologist at WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. Cheryl most recently worked at Omaha station WOWT-TV.
November 2015 Announcement
Mary Kay Kleist was the NATAS Chicago Midwest Emmy Winner for "Outstanding Achievement for On-Camera Talent - Weather Anchor " WBBM-TV
Ingrid Allstaedt was the RTDNAC award winner for the "TV Weathercaster of the Year" WLOS-TV
Daniel Woodruff was the Rocky Mountain Southwest Regional Emmy award winner in the category of Technology -- News Single Story/News Feature/Program Feature/Segment for his story "I Know Where Your Cat Lives" KUTV-TV
October 2015 Announcement
Erica Grow joins New York O & O WNBC-TV as weekend evening meteorologist. Erica comes from D.C.’s WUSA-TV, where she was the weekend morning meteorologist.
Josh Landon is returning home to Detroit as a reporter/ fill-in anchor at Fox O & O WJBK-TV. Josh has been an anchor/reporter at WDJT-TV, Milwaukee.
Ryan Marshall has joined KSHB-TV as sports reporter/fill–in anchor. Ryan was most recently a sports anchor for WAAY-TV in Huntsville.
Domenica Davis has joined The Weather Channel as meteorologist. Domenica will be hosting “The Lift” for TWC’s digital platform.
Television broadcaster and former WWE World Champion wrestler, TAZ, has a new live 2-hour daily web-originated program with CBS Digital, produced in New York. The program can be heard – and soon will be seen – on Playit.com.
Allison Chinchar is freelancing as a meteorologist for CNN/HLN in Atlanta. Allison most recently worked for WXIA-TV.
Kristi Leigh joins Toledo station WNWO-TV as 5:30 P.M. anchor. Kristi, a Toledo native, moves from WTOL-TV, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Marissa Kynaston has joined KTNV, Las Vegas as an MMJ. Marissa was most recently a reporter/anchor for WBND-TV, South Bend.
Marcie Spencer, Producer for CBS’ 48 Hours, was producer for the program’s outstanding two-hour premiere, “Hannah Graham: Stalked by Evil.” Marcie recently signed a new deal with CBS.
Anchor and business reporter Tom Zizka has inked a new deal with Houston Fox O & O KRIV-TV.
Los Angeles-based sports anchor Will Selva has renewed with The NFL Network.
Derica Williams has signed a new contract with WITI-TV in Milwaukee. Derica anchors the station’s weekend morning newscasts.
Mary Kay Kleist has signed a new contract as the weekend meteorologist at WBBM-TV, Chicago.
Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras has renewed with WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C..
Darcy Spears has signed a new deal with KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. Darcy is the station’s Chief Investigative Reporter.
Mike Harvey has entered into a new contract with WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, where he is Chief Meteorologist.
Eatman Media welcomes new clients, Mario Diaz (Reporter/Anchor, WPIX-TV, New York), Melissa Blasius (Investigative Reporter, KUSA-TV, Denver), and Meteorologist Gene Norman.
May 2015 Announcement
Gerry Wagschal from ABC NEWS was recently promoted to Coordinating Investigative Producer, Specialized Units. This past February Gerry went undercover and bought a new 2014 Chevy Silverado with an open safety recall – part of an ABC News hidden-camera investigation which confirmed that over several hundred vehicles from various automakers were sold with open recalls at more than 100 dealerships across the United States. New car dealers are legally required to fix open recalls before the cars are sold.
The story was broadcast on Nightline, Good Morning America and World News Tonight with David Muir.
April 2015 Announcement
Brittany Miller has moved to Atlanta to report for WGCL-TV. Brittany leaves News 12, The Bronx, where she has anchored and reported for the past three years.
Rose-Ann Aragon is now a general assignment reporter at Scripps station WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. Rose-Ann previously reported for WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL.
Stephanie Zepelin joins Scripps station KTNV-TV, Las Vegas as an investigative reporter. Stephanie leaves Boise station KTVB-TV, where she has reported since 2012.
Martin Amado, Miami home décor and lifestyle expert, is joining Ion Television as Host of Integrated Content.
February 2015 Announcement
Bob Kelly, popular Philadelphia traffic personality for CBS O & O KYW-TV and a number of CBS radio stations, has jumped across the street to Fox O & O WTXF-TV as morning traffic personality. Bob joins the Fox 29 morning team after 12 years with KYW.
Eboni Deon has returned home to Indianapolis as the weekend meteorologist at WISH-TV. She was most recently at Al Jazeera America.
Tricia Whitaker has joined new Indianapolis CBS affiliate, WTTV-TV, as weekend sports anchor/reporter. This Bloomington, IN native and Indiana University graduate was most recently the sports reporter/anchor for WBAY-TV, Green Bay.
Kristin Ketchell is the new weekend morning meteorologist at WNCN-TV in Raleigh. She most recently was the weekend meteorologist at WOWK-TV in Huntington, WV.
New client, "Showbiz" Shelly Menaker, has re-upped as morning drive entertainment reporter for "The J Show" on B96 Radio in Chicago.
Terrence Lee has been promoted from morning reporter to a role as part of the morning anchor team for Cleveland's WEWS-TV, and has signed a new deal with the station.
David Raziq, Executive Producer for Investigations at Houston station, KHOU-TV, is returning to his hometown of St. Louis, where he will serve as EP of Investigations for Gannett sister station KSDK-TV. David, founding producer of KHOU's investigative unit, has won a host of national journalism prizes for the station, including 4 DuPont-Columbia Awards, 4 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, 4 National Scripps-Howard Awards, 3 George Foster Peabody and 3 I.R.E. awards. The unit's stories were often covered by national media including the New York Times and 60 Minutes. Raziq is also a Poynter Institute Ethics Fellow.
September 2014 Announcement
Pauline Chiou, Hong Kong-based Business and News Anchor and Correspondent for CNN-International, has jumped to CNBC Asia, and now is based in Singapore. Pauline co-host's CNBC's "The Rundown," which wraps up the close on Wall Street and pushes ahead toward the Asia trading day. Pauline leaves CNN-I after five years.
Colleen Wolfe has joined NFL Network in Los Angeles, as a primary anchor for NFLN's new "NFL Now" platform. Colleen has been with Philadelphia Fox O & O WTXF-TV since 2012, as sports reporter and weekend sports anchor.
Investigative Reporter Mitch Blacher joins Philadelphia NBC O & O, WCAU-TV, as Investigative Reporter. Mitch leaves sunny San Diego after five years of high-impact reporting for KGTV-TV.
Tenikka Smith stays in the Cox family, moving from her morning anchor and reporter position with Charlotte's WSOC/WAXN-TV to Jacksonville, where she will anchor primary evening newscasts for Cox's WTEV/WAWS-TV.
Stephanie Ramirez has moved to Washington, D.C. to report for WUSA-TV. Stephanie leaves Cleveland Scripps station, WEWS-TV, where she has reported since 2012.
Chris Cantergiani has joined WHDH-TV in Boston as Supervising Investigative Producer. Chris, who has won awards for his investigative producing and documentaries, has worked for KOB-TV, WSB-TV and, most recently, for Scripps' National Investigative Unit.
Jennifer Correa returns to her home town of Miami as weekend morning meteorologist at WPLG-TV. Jennifer joins WPLG from State College, PA-based AccuWeather, where she worked since 2012.
Reporter Alex Rozier is leaving KHQ-TV in Spokane, jumping 60 markets to join Gannett's KING-TV in Seattle. Alex won a National Murrow Award in 2013.
Daniel Woodruff is going home to Salt Lake City to report for KUTV-TV. Daniel makes a 102-market jump from WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI, where he was the main anchor.
Sports Anchor/Reporter Bill Halter leaves San Luis Obispo's KSBY-TV, heading across the country to Fort Myers to become the Sports Director for WINK-TV. Bill makes a 60-market jump.
Ingrid Allstaedt is staying home but will be changing roles at WLOS-TV, leaving the weekend morning anchor chair to become the weekday morning meteorologist.
Lisa D’Souza joins KCTV-TV in the Kansas City market as reporter. Lisa moves from New York, where she has reported for Cablevision's News 12- Westchester since 2013.
March 2014 Announcement
Anchor/Reporter Adam May moves from Baltimore's WJZ-TV to Al Jazeera America. where he is a Correspondent for the new network's flagship program, "America Tonight." Adam, who leaves CBS O & O WJZ after 10 years, will be based in Washington D.C.
Marcus Washington will join Baltimore CBS O & O WJZ-TV as the station's weekend evening anchor. Marcus leaves Nashville, where he reports for WTVF-TV.
Investigative Reporter Lori Jane Gliha has joined Al Jazeera America in Washington, D.C. as Correspondent for AJAM's flagship program, "America Tonight." Lori Jane leaves Phoenix station, KNXV-TV, where she has worked as investigative reporter and anchor.
Jonathan Betz, reporter for BELO flagship station WFAA-TV, has joined Al Jazeera America as Anchor and Correspondent. Jonathan will be based at AJAM's New York headquarters.
Roxana Saberi, acclaimed author, speaker, human rights advocate and journalist, joins Al Jazeera America as a New York-based reporter. Roxana spent 6 years writing and reporting from Iran.
Nicole Mitchell moves to New York as Meteorologist for Al Jazeera America. Nicole, known for her work at The Weather Channel, has been forecasting for the United States Air Force, where she is an Aerial Reconnaissance Officer in the Air Force Reserves.
Meteorologist Eboni Deon leaves Orlando's WFTV to join Al Jazeera America. Eboni, who worked for The Weather Channel before joining WFTV, will be based in New York.
Dave Schwartz has returned to The Weather Channel as On-Camera Meteorologist. Dave, who worked for the network for more than twenty years, was a beloved personality for The Weather Channel before leaving in 2008.
Terrence Lee, who joined Cleveland's WEWS-TV in early 2013, has been promoted to breaking news anchor for the station's morning newscast.
June 2013 Announcement
Eunice Yoon, former Asia Business Editor and Correspondent for CNN International, first in Hong Kong and more recently in Beijing, moves to CNBC Asia. Eunice is Senior Correspondent for CNBC Asia-Pacific, and works from CNBC's Beijing Bureau.
Femi Oke, is the new host of Al Jazeera English's pioneering interactive daily television program, The Stream. Femi has reported for and hosted CNN International's Inside Africa, and worked most recently for WNYC Radio's The Takeaway. She will be based in Washington, D.C.
Mark Greenblatt, award-winning investigative reporter, has joined The E.W. Scripps Co. as National Investigative Correspondent. Mark, former national correspondent for ABC News in New York, will work from Scripps' Washington, D.C. facilities.
Alexandra Wilson has moved to Atlanta to join The Weather Channel as an On-Camera Meteorologist. She most recently forecast for WHNS-TV in Greenville.
Eatman Media Services, Inc. welcomes CBS News Producer Marcie Spencer. Marcie recently signed a new contract to continue her work for 48 Hours.
After 13 years as a Meteorologist for CNN in Atlanta, Jacqui Jeras has returned to local television. Jacqui is the new Morning Meteorologist for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Host/Reporter Martin Amado recently completed a Satellite Media Tour for Pier 1 Imports.
Bill Kelly has returned to the Midwest as Chief Meteorologist for WSYX-TV in Columbus. Bill, most recently Chief Meteorologist for Spokane's KHQ-TV, was Chief Meteorologist for KPNX-TV in Phoenix and worked in Cincinnati earlier in his career.
Erica Grow has joined WUSA-TV as Weekend Meteorologist. Erica most recently was Weekend Meteorologist for New Haven's WTNH-TV.
After 14 years Bill Spencer, the ever popular, award-winning Consumer Reporter for Detroit's WXYZ-TV, has left to join KPRC-TV in Houston as Investigative Reporter.
Dave Summers has moved to sunny San Diego to join NBC O & O KNSD-TV as Reporter. Dave has spent the last 13 years in Cleveland at WKYC-TV, where he worked as reporter, investigative reporter, and anchor.
Cheryl Lemke has moved back to her hometown to join Omaha's WOWT-TV as Weekday Meteorologist. Cheryl leaves Atlanta, where she was a pioneering On-Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
Anita Blanton has returned to her second home in Norfolk, as Weekday Anchor/Reporter at WAVY-TV. Anita most recently was an Anchor/Reporter for KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City.
Tenikka Smith has been promoted to Weekday Morning Anchor for Charlotte's WSOC-TV sister station TV64. Tenikka continues to report for WSOC-TV.
Allison Chinchar has joined WXIA-TV in Atlanta as Meteorologist. Allison worked most recently as Weekend Meteorologist for Nashville's WKRN-TV.
Stephanie Ramirez moves to WEWS-TV in Cleveland as an MMJ. Stephanie leaves New York, where she reported for News 12 Brooklyn.
Terrence Lee jumps 126 markets, from Salisbury, MD to Cleveland. Terrence will work as an MMJ for WEWS-TV, leaving WMDT-TV, where he was Anchor/Reporter.
Derica Williams has joined WITI-TV in Milwaukee as the Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter. She most recently was Reporter/Anchor for WALA-TV in Mobile.
Evan Anderson has joined KWTV-TV in Oklahoma City as Reporter. Evan was a reporter and anchor for WVUE-TV in New Orleans.