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Weekend Weatherwoman Shake-up at Mississippi TV Station?

In CBS, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Hirings, Mississippi, Weather on January 27, 2011 at 4:43 am

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We’ve gotten a few tips over the last few days (and thank you for those) that Alexandra St. Pe  has already started as a weekend meteorologist for WCBI, the CBS affiliate for the Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston market in Mississippi.

This has been confirmed by her LinkedIn profile, though no official mention has been made on WCBI’s website, nor the news team listings.

It would appear she’s replacing current weekend met Courtney Cooper. No reason was given for Cooper’s departure, and I’m not sure if Cooper’s even still on-air (because I live in Louisiana).

According to Pe’s Twitter profile (@stpeweather) , she’s already begun on-air work for the station (from a profile picture posted to the social networking page).

If you have any more tips on this, please let us know!

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KTAL Hires New News Director in Wake of Three-Week Vacancy

In Hirings, Layoffs, Louisiana, NBC, Shreveport on January 26, 2011 at 7:00 am

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Well, that didn’t take long.

The blog Arkansas TV News is reporting Chris Huston will be starting as KTAL’s news director next month.

The hire comes three weeks after Willy Walker was fired January 4 for undisclosed reasons.

Huston had previously been the news director at KIDK until a shared services agreement spelled management layoffs at the Pocatello-Idaho Falls CBS affiliate.

From MediaJobsDaily.com:

KIDK Channel 3 in Idaho Falls is entering into a shared services agreement with its competitor, the ABC affiliate KIFI, reports TVNewsCheck.

That means in English: 27 of KIDK’s 43 employees will be out of work.

KIDK General Manager Jim Wareham and News Director Chris Huston are both getting the axe [as well], presumably because one station doesn’t need two sheriffs, if you’ll permit the mixed metaphor.

Huston begins at KTAL on February 7, according to the blog.