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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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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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Two South Florida Stations Getting Studio Facelifts

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Overhauls, Upgrades, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

WPTV Set Construction (Courtesy: Facebook)

WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., and WTVJ in Miami are both undergoing studio set renovations right now.

For WPTV, the change couldn’t come soon enough; SFLTV.com reports the old set had been there since the turn of the millenium.

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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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May Sweeps: WJXT Comes Out Ahead Once Again in Jacksonville

In Florida, Jacksonville, NBC, Ratings on June 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

WJXT

WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla., has again won the ratings war, claiming first in every  weekday timeslot for news in the May period.

The independent station led by 7/10 of a ratings point at 5 a.m.; that lead more than doubled to 1.7 points over WTLV at 6 a.m.

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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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Montgomery Station Gives Mark Bullock Coveted Evening Anchor Spot

In Alabama, Montgomery-Selma, NBC, Promotions on June 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

Mark Bullock (Courtesy: WSFA)

Longtime broadcast journalist Mark Bullock has been promoted to evening anchor for WSFA, the NBC affiliate in Montgomery, Ala.

Bullock will anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts for the station.

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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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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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