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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 asĀ assistant news director at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.

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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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News Director Jumps From Jacksonville to West Palm Beach

In Florida, Gannett, Hirings, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

Mike Garber (Courtesy: Rick Gevers)

Mike Garber, news director at WTLV/WJXX-TV in Jacksonville, has been hired as ND for WPTV in West Palm Beach.

Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Garber replaces Jeff Brogan, who was promoted to a senior position within the Scripps company.

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West Palm Beach Stations Get Former Jacksonville ND

In Florida, FOX, Gannett, Hirings, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Raycom, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

Current WPTV Logo

Michael Garber will be the next news director for WPTV-WFLX, NBC and FOX stations respectively, in the West Palm Beach, Fla., market.

TV News Check reports he will replace Jeff Brogan, who was bumped up to a senior management position at E.W. Scripps in Cincinnati.

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North Carolina Weekend Anchor Joins Jacksonville Duopoly As Reporter

In ABC, Florida, Gannett, Hirings, Jacksonville, NBC on May 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

Katie Jeffries (Courtesy: WCTI)

Katie Jeffries will be the new general assignment reporter for WJXX-WTLV in Jacksonville, Fla.

Media blog TVSpy reports Jeffries’ previous job was at WCTI, the ABC affiliate for the Greenville-New Bern-Washington market in North Carolina.

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Knoxville Employees Defend Former News Director After His Unexplained Departure

In Firings, Gannett, Knoxville, Tennessee on March 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Bill Shory (Courtesy: WBIR)

Earlier this month, WBIR news director Bill Shory left the Knoxville, Tenn., NBC affiliate after 8 years at the helm of the station.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports he said he was proud of the work they accomplished over that time, but others said his departure was representative of a “hostile work environment” he allegedly created.

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Assistant ND Skips Ahead 20 Markets, Prepares for Tampa Move

In CBS, Florida, Gannett, Hirings, Tampa-St. Petersburg on March 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

Chris Ford (Courtesy: Twitter)

Chris Ford, assistant news director for the Milwaukee, Wisc., NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV, will soon trade his midwest weather for decidedly sunnier skies.

Ford has been hired as WTSP-TV’s assistant news director, located in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market. It’s also where he grew up, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Two Knoxville Stations to Expand Newscast, HD Offerings

In FOX, Gannett, Knoxville, NBC, Partnerships, Raycom, Tennessee on March 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

FOX 43

WBIR-TV

South TV News has learned Knoxville NBC affiliate and Gannett-owned WBIR will begin a partnership with the market’s FOX affiliate that includes expanded newscasts and a transition to high definition for both stations.

Raycom station WTNZ, better known as FOX 43 to east Tennessee residents, will get an expanded 10 p.m. newscast and morning news from 7 to 9 a.m. (times Eastern).

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