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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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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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Former Ft. Myers Reporter Heads To Baltimore

In ABC, Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, NBC on June 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

Paul Gessler (Courtesy: WBBH-TV)

Reporter Paul Gessler has left the Sunshine State, where he spent more than two years at WZVN-WBBH in Ft. Myers.

A tweet from Gessler’s Twitter account states his new employer is WBFF, the FOX station in Baltimore, Md. The new job puts Gessler a few places shy of a top 25 market and closer to home.

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Tampa Sports Anchor Gets Promotion, Extra Weekend Duties

In ABC, Florida, Promotions, Tampa-St. Petersburg on June 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

Andrew Luria (Courtesy: Twitter)

Weekends are about to get a bit busier for Andrew Luria.

In addition to his job as weekend sports anchor for Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS, Luria will also serve as the station’s weekend news anchor.

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Source: Little Rock Reporter Leaves For Connecticut Job

In ABC, Arkansas, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff on June 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

Stephanie Simoni (Courtesy: Twitter)

KATV reporter Stephanie Simoni will be leaving the Little Rock, Ark., station very soon to take a job in New England.

Arkansas TV News reports Simoni has been hired at WTNH, the ABC affiliate in New Haven, Conn., according to a tipster for the blog.

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May Sweeps: WREG Edges Out WMC In Almost Every Time Slot

In ABC, CBS, FOX, Memphis, NBC, Ratings, Raycom, Tennessee on June 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

WREG snagged first in nearly every time slot for the May ratings period. Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph

Okay, so it wasn’t as much of a photo finish as this representation would have you believe.

But Memphis, Tenn., CBS affiliate WREG can easily claim ratings supremacy for the May ratings period.

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Longtime Investigative Reporter Comes To Florida After Two-Year Absence In TV

In ABC, Florida, Gannett, Hirings, Jacksonville, NBC on June 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

Steve Wilson (Courtesy: Twitter)

To those who live in the Detroit area, the name Steve Wilson is synonymous with hard-hitting journalism.

Or at least it was until 2010, when Wilson’s contract wasn’t renewed at WXYZ, the ABC affiliate in Detroit.

Two years later, he’s making his return to journalism.

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Miami Station Selects New Assistant ND From Rival Network

In ABC, Florida, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

Chad Matthews (Courtesy: Twitter)

Chad Matthews has been picked as the new assistant news director for WTVJ, the NBC O&O in Miami, Fla.

TVNewsCheck reports Matthews previously served as the senior executive producer for ABC-owned WABC in New York for the last 12 years.

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Former Lafayette Reporter Jumps 92 Markets With New Job

In ABC, Hirings, Lafayette, Louisiana on May 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Shawn Kline (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former KATC reporter Shawn Kline just caught a big break. After working in Lafayette, La., he scored a job with Columbus, Ohio, ABC affiliate WSYX.

That’s a jump to market 34. Kline will be a multimedia reporter, according to TVSpy.

Congratulations, Shawn!

Shreveport Reporter’s New Texas Job Brings Him Full Circle In Career

In ABC, Hirings, Louisiana, Shreveport on May 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Gary Cooper, multimedia journalist at KTBS in Shreveport, La., has accepted a job in his hometown of San Antonio.

TVSpy reports Cooper will re-join KENS as a multimedia reporter next month.

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