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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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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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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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Tri-Cities Veteran GM Snagged By Competing Station

In CBS, FOX, Hirings, NBC, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Jack Dempsey (Courtesy: TVSpy)

Jack Dempsey, president and general manager for WJHL in Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va., will soon be working for the competition.

Dempsey has been named the VP/GM for WCYB/WEMT, owned by Bonten Media Group.

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New Orleans CBS Affiliate Looks From Within To Fill Traffic Reporter Vacancy

In CBS, Louisiana, New Orleans, Promotions on June 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sheba Turk (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

New Orleans native and WWL employee Sheba Turk has been selected as the CBS affiliate’s new morning traffic reporter.

According to her station bio, Turk had worked as an associate producer for the morning news since September 2011.

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Little Rock Station Adds New Meteorologist

In Arkansas, CBS, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC, Weather on June 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Sarah Fortner (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former Zanesville, Ohio meteorologist Sarah Fortner has been hired as the new morning met for KTHV in Little Rock.

Fortner’s Twitter account confirms she started at the Arkansas CBS affiliate May 17.

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Longtime Florida Sports Director To Leave The Business

In CBS, Florida, Leaving the Biz, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on June 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

Pat Murphy (Courtesy: WPEC-TV)

For more than a decade, WPEC-TV’s Pat Murphy served as the station’s sports director.

Sometime this summer, he’s decided to end a 17-year career with the West Palm Beach CBS affiliate.

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