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New Orleans CBS Affiliate Looks From Within To Fill Traffic Reporter Vacancy

In CBS, Louisiana, New Orleans, Promotions on June 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sheba Turk (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

New Orleans native and WWL employee Sheba Turk has been selected as the CBS affiliate’s new morning traffic reporter.

According to her station bio, Turk had worked as an associate producer for the morning news since September 2011.

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Big Easy Welcomes Former Missouri Reporter

In Hirings, Louisiana, NBC, New Orleans on May 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Blake Hanson (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former Missouri reporter/anchor Blake Hanson has been hired by WDSU-TV in New Orleans.

In fact, TVSpy reports he’s been on the air in the Big Easy nearly a week now.

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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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New Orleans Reporter Picked To Be Station’s New Sports Director

In CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, New Orleans, Promotions on May 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Doug Mouton and Darren Sharper (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV has hired from within to fill its sports director opening, tapping Northshore Bureau Chief Doug Mouton to the position.

Mouton, who’s been bureau chief since 2006, will anchor all weeknight sportscasts and supervise sports coverage, according to a news release from WWLTV.com.

But that’s not all.

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New Orleans Traffic Reporter Comes Back Home To Florida

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Louisiana, Mobile-Pensacola, New Orleans on May 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

Christina Leavenworth (Courtesy: WEAR-TV)

Florida native Christina Leavenworth has landed back in her home state after a stint at WWL-TV in New Orleans. Leavenworth was the morning traffic reporter there.

WEAR-TV–the ABC affiliate for the Mobile, Ala.,-Pensacola, Fla., market–has given her a weekend anchor and reporter position, hiring the Niceville native last week.

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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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Cable Company Says FOX Forced Them to Drop Affiliate From South Mississippi Lineup

In ABC, Affiliate Issues, Alabama, Biloxi-Gulfport, CBS, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mississippi, Mobile-Pensacola on April 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

After Tuesday, April 3, Cable One subscribers in Mobile, Ala., will no longer receive WALA-TV on their lineup, but it’s not the cable company’s fault.

That’s what a representative said in a release sent to the Sun Herald newspaper Friday.

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New Orleans Station to Launch Earlier Morning Newscast

In CBS, Louisiana, NBC, New Orleans on April 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

WWL-TV

WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate for the New Orleans market, will soon be airing a much earlier newscast to complement its morning show lineup.

The Times-Picayune reports the station will begin a 4:30 a.m. newscast starting tomorrow (April 2). Anchoring the extra half-hour will be Mike Hoss, Laura Buchtel and Christina Leavenworth initially, as well as Melanie Hebert in the summer.

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Louisiana Authorities Take Aim at New Orleans Reporter’s Photo

In First Amendment, FOX, Louisiana, New Orleans on March 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

The photo of Lee Zurik used as target practice by authorities. (Courtesy: WVUE)

Using bullets instead of words, deputies in St. Bernard Parish refined their shooting and took aim at WVUE reporter Lee Zurik’s photo.

The discovery of the photo being used for target practice came after a voter fraud investigation by Zurik that involved some members of law enforcement.

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New Orleans Station Gets New Weekend Sports Anchor

In CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, New Orleans on February 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Bryan Salmond (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

Bryan Salmond, who’s been the regional sports director at KEZI-TV in Eugene, Ore., and KDRV-TV in Medford, will be joining the staff at WWL-TV in New Orleans in mid-March.

In a news release from WWL, Salmond will provide weekend sportscasts and be a part of the “Fourth Down on Four”/”Fourth Down Friday” high school football programs.

Salmond actually began his career in sports journalism at CNN/Sports Illustrated, and his career has taken him to Texas, Montana and even a stint in Las Vegas as a weekend sports anchor there.

Congratulations, Bryan!