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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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Tri-Cities Meteorologist Back At Work After Crossbow Injury

In CBS, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on June 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Rob Williams (Courtesy: Facebook)

Tri-Cities-TN-VA meteorologist Rob Williams continues to recover from a crossbow attack in his home that took place late last month.

But at least he’s had some sense of normalcy as he returned to work June 11, per his Facebook fan page.

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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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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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New Partnership Unites FOX O&Os and AccuWeather

In Affiliate Issues, Florida, FOX, Gainesville, Memphis, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Partnerships, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Tennessee, Weather on June 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

Eleven markets (four in South TV News’ coverage area) with FOX owned-and-operated affiliates will soon have another tool in their arsenal in terms of weather coverage: AccuWeather.

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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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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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Sign of the Sweeps: Longtime Memphis Met’s “Big Announcement” Falls Flat

In CBS, Editor's Desk, Memphis, NBC, Raycom, Tennessee, Weather on May 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Dave Brown (Courtesy: WMC-TV)

Memphis chief meteorologist Dave Brown has celebrated 50 years in broadcasting, 35 of which was spent at NBC affiliate WMC-TV. But why was his name trending on Twitter Tuesday night?

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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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Tennessee, Mississippi Stations Get New News Directors

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

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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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