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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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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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New Orleans Reporter Snags Anchor Job By Sliding Down A Few Markets

In ABC, Baton Rouge, Hirings, Louisiana, NBC, New Orleans on May 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Rosa Flores (Courtesy: Twitter)

Rosa Flores will be the new 4 p.m. anchor and reporter at WBRZ-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Baton Rouge, La., market.

TVSpy reports Flores worked at WDSU-TV in New Orleans as a reporter. Her biography has been pulled from the website, but Flores’ official site still has her listed as working for the NBC affiliate.

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Tennessee, Mississippi Stations Get New News Directors

In Mississippi, Tennessee, ABC, CBS, Hirings, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Jackson-Madison on May 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm

WBBJ-TV Logo

Jackson, Tenn., ABC affiliate WBBJ-TV has tapped Keith Baker to be the news director there.

Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Baker has roots in the area and comes from WCTI-TV in New Bern, N.C., where he served as assistant news director. Baker also has major market experience in Tampa and Pittsburgh.

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Arkansas Native Returns Home As New Meteorologist For Fort Smith

In ABC, Arkansas, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Hirings, Jonesboro, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Weather on May 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

Laura Huckabee (Courtesy: KHBS/KHOG-TV)

She’s a graduate of Arkansas State University and a Jonesboro native. And next week, Laura Huckabee will officially join the on-air staff of 40/29 News Sunrise next week, on May 14.

Huckabee will be the morning meteorologist for KHBS/KHOG-TV, the Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers market ABC affiliate.

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CNN Digital Producer Hired As Orlando Weekend Anchor

In ABC, Florida, Hirings, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on May 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Mark Joyella (Courtesy: standupkid.com)

Until June, Mark Joyella will continue to work as a digital producer for CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront in New York.

But once that’s over, he’s trading the Big Apple for sunshine and hurricanes.

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Former Pensacola Morning Anchor Gets Big Market Jump

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, Florida, Hirings, Mobile-Pensacola, Panama City on May 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

Bree Sison (Courtesy: Facebook)

Bree Sison, former morning anchor and producer for WEAR-TV in the Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla. market, has now begun working at WBZ, the CBS affiliate in Boston. She started last month.

According to the resume on her website, Sison had spent three years at WEAR-TV and another three at WMBB-TV in Panama City, Fla., working her way up from reporter to morning anchor.

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Norfolk Journalist Becomes Big Easy Morning Anchor

In ABC, Hirings, Louisiana, NBC, New Orleans on May 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

Sula Kim (Courtesy: WVEC)

Viewers in New Orleans will have another smiling female face to wake them up in the mornings after the May ratings books.

A news release from WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, states Sula Kim, current weekend evening anchor and reporter at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va., will be starting later this month in the Crescent City.

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