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Viva Las Vegas: Former Orlando Anchor’s New Job Revealed

In CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Cale Ramaker (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

By the end of July, Sin City will have a new morning anchor team featuring former Orlando anchorman Cale Ramaker.

Ramaker, who worked at FOX affiliate WOFL for the last seven years, will anchor the morning show from 4 to 7 a.m. at KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas.

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Hattiesburg Gets New ABC Affiliate

In ABC, Affiliate Issues, Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi, Raycom on June 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

The Hattiesburg-Laurel market has a new channel on the dial, thanks to an agreement with Raycom Media and ABC.

The new affiliate will be carried on a subchannel of WDAM, the NBC affiliate for the market.

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Former Knoxville Reporter Jumps to Cleveland

In CBS, Hirings, Knoxville, NBC, Tennessee on June 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Sara Shookman (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former WVLT-TV journalist Sara Shookman will be Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC’s newest reporter, jumping 43 spots in the process.

In fact, her first day was today, according to her Twitter account.

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Tri-Cities Meteorologist Back At Work After Crossbow Injury

In CBS, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on June 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Rob Williams (Courtesy: Facebook)

Tri-Cities-TN-VA meteorologist Rob Williams continues to recover from a crossbow attack in his home that took place late last month.

But at least he’s had some sense of normalcy as he returned to work June 11, per his Facebook fan page.

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Orlando Blog: Florida CBS Affiliate Goes HD

In CBS, Florida, HD, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

For more than two weeks, Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG has been broadcasting newscasts in full high definition.

A reader wrote into Hal Boedeker’s Orlando Sentinel blog to mention the upgrade.

WKMG General Manager Skip Valet confirmed the change. It debuted Saturday, June 2.

Unconfirmed: Shreveport Reporter Skyrockets To Dallas

In CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, Shreveport on June 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

Erin Stevenson (Courtesy: Facebook)

Former KSLA-TV reporter Erin Stevenson will soon be starting at an unnamed Dallas, Texas television station.

That’s if information from an Arkansas TV blog is accurate, of course.

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Florida Anchor Shows Up In Several TV Dramas

In Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples on June 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

Amy Wegmann (Courtesy: Twitter)

WFTX anchor Amy Wegmann may have taken a temporary break from the news business due to her husband running for political office, but she’s still showing up occasionally on television sets across the nation.

And no, we’re not talking about campaign ads.

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Lafayette Morning Anchor Calls It Quits After 20 Years

In ABC, Lafayette, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana, Moving On on June 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

Tom Voinche (Courtesy: KATC)

After a twenty-year legacy with ABC affiliate KATC in Lafayette, La., anchor Tom Voinche announced last week he will retire from the station.

In an article published on KATC.com, Voinche looked back on his legacy.

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Columbus, Chattanooga Among Stations To Use Rentrak Ratings System

In CBS, Chattanooga, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Mississippi, Partnerships, Ratings, Tennessee on June 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Two stations in the South TV News area will soon be receiving an alternative to Nielsen for its ratings information.

Morris Network, Inc., has signed a deal with Rentrak Corp. to provide daily ratings that it says is more dependable than the diary method Nielsen’s used for years.

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Knoxville Station Gets New ND

In Gannett, Hirings, Knoxville, NBC, Tennessee on June 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

Christy Moreno (Courtesy: Twitter)

Christy Moreno has been tapped as WBIR-TV’s news director, her first ND job after several producing stints.

Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Moreno previously served as assistant news director at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.

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