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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.

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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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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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Longtime Baton Rouge Anchor To Retire Next Week

In Baton Rouge, CBS, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana on May 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

George Sells (Courtesy: WAFB-TV)

After 25 years at the helm of WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, news anchor George Sells has decided to retire at the end of the month.

The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate reports Sells joined the CBS affiliate in 1988 as the evening news anchor.

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South Florida Native Becomes Newest North Mississippi Reporter

In CBS, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Florida, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Mississippi, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

Jennifer Ortega (Courtesy: Official Site)

West Palm Beach, Fla., native Jennifer Ortega has been hired by CBS affiliate WCBI-TV as the station’s newest reporter.

She fills the spot left open when former reporter Joe Barnes jumped markets and stared reporting for WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss.

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Hawaii Native Grabs Reporting Job In Memphis

In ABC, CBS, Hirings, Memphis, Tennessee on May 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

Sabrina Hall (Courtesy: WREG-TV)

Sabrina Hall, former weekday anchor and reporter at Madison, Wis., station WKOW-TV,  has accepted a reporting job at WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn.

Hall started last month at the CBS affiliate.

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Ft. Myers Station Gains Three New Reporters

In ABC, CBS, Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings on May 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

Stephanie Susskind (Courtesy: WINK-TV)

Three reporters have been hired for CBS affiliate WINK-TV in the Ft. Myers-Naples market: Stephanie Susskind, Sarah Robarge and Kristen Skovira.

The News-Press reports Susskind has already started. She previously worked at WMAZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Macon, Ga., and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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LIN Media Purchases Birmingham Station, 12 Others Nationwide

In Alabama, Birmingham, CBS, LIN Media on May 12, 2012 at 10:11 am

LIN Television

New Vision Television announced last week its plans to sell its local broadcast group of 13 stations in eight television markets nationwide to LIN Television Corp., also known as LIN Media.

The only one of those in the South TV News coverage area: CBS affiliate WIAT in Birmingham, Ala.

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Sign Of The Times? Fort Smith Station Lets Sportscasters Go, Paves Way For “Radical Change”

In Arkansas, CBS, Editor's Desk, Firings, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Leaving the Biz on May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

Mike Irwin (Courtesy: KFSM-TV)

In a time where local sports is considered a dying art in many television markets, Fort Smith, Ark., CBS affiliate KFSM-TV has fired sports reporter Mike Irwin and chosen not to renew sports director John Engleman’s contract.

ArkansasOnline.com reports Irwin had worked at the station for 37 years, while Engleman started in 2009.

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News Director Out at Mississippi Station?

In CBS, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Mississippi, Moving On on April 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

Russ Geller (Courtesy: Twitter)

It’s usually not a vote of confidence when a job posting is listed for someone still working at a television station.

And while that happens at stations across the U.S. anyway because news directors need to fill that position before a reporter’s contract runs out, it usually doesn’t happen to the man in charge.

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