On the Move, 12/5/16

By Kevin Eck Comment

Leyla Santiago joins CNN as a correspondent based in Mexico City. Santiago was an anchor/reporter at WRAL in Raleigh.

Janai Norman is named a multimedia journalist for ABC News, based out of Washington, D.C.  Previously, Norman was a reporter/fill-in anchor at WFTV in Orlando.

Antwan Lewis has been promoted to weekday morning anchor of Good Day Wake Up from weekend anchor at WNYW in New York.

Alison Morris becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and signs a new agreement to remain a business reporter for WNYW in New York.

Vianey Arana becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency, and joins KNTV in San Jose. Arana comes from KTSM in El Paso.

Alyana Gomez moves to KTVU in San Francisco as a weekend anchor. Gomez was a weekend morning anchor at WVIT in Hartford.

Shannon Mulaire is named anchor for the 4, 6, and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts at WBTS, the new flagship station of NBC Boston. Mulaire was an afternoon anchor at NECN in Boston.

Audrey Asistio is named anchor for the 5 p.m. weekday newscasts at WBTS, the new flagship station of NBC Boston, from her weekend anchor duties at NECN in Boston.

Antoinette Antonio moves to weekday morning and noon anchor from weekend morning anchor at WCVB in Boston.

Erika Tarantal will expand her role at WCVB to become a regularly contributing reporter/producer for Chronicle while continuing to co-anchor NewsCenter 5 Midday. She will also continue as the franchise reporter for 5 for Good.

Shayna Seymour is named the weekend EyeOpener co-anchor at WCVB in addition to her current role as a reporter/producer for Chronicle.

Perry Russom jumps 43 markets to join NECN in Boston as a reporter from his reporting duties at WPRI in Providence.

Shiba Russell has been promoted to weeknight evening anchor from weekday morning anchor at WXIA in Atlanta.

LORI WILSON will join WSB in Atlanta in January as an anchor/reporter from WISH in Indianapolis.

Ryan Yamamoto has been promoted to weekday morning anchor from weekend anchor at KOMO in Seattle, three months after joining the station from KXTV in Sacramento.

Jason Nicholas joins WOIO in Cleveland as the chief meteorologist from WEWS in Cleveland.

Betsy Kling becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and signs a new agreement to remain the chief meteorologist at WKYC in Cleveland.

Mona Kosar Abdi becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and jumps 48 markets to WEWS in Cleveland as a weekend anchor/reporter. She was a weekend anchor/reporter at WSET in Lynchburg.

Bianca Peters becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and jumps 124 markets to join WFOR in Miami as a traffic anchor from KOBI in Medford, Oregon.

Andrew Scheinthal becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and jumps 45 markets to become a reporter at WSVN in Miami. He was most recently a reporter at WINK in Ft. Myers.

Alex de Armas has been promoted to weekday morning anchor of Today in Florida from general assignment reporter for WSVN in Miami.

Andre Hepkins joins WBAL in Baltimore as a weeknight anchor. Hepkins was weekday morning anchor at KMOV in St. Louis.

Joy Lambert becomes weekend anchor for WBFF in Baltimore.

Andy Choi becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and joins WISN in Milwaukee as a weekend morning anchor/reporter. Choi was most recently a national correspondent for Scripps based out of KMGH in Denver.

Cheryn Stone becomes a new client of Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company, and joins News 13 in Orlando as an anchor/reporter.

Adam Snider moves to WKRN in Nashville as a reporter from his reporting duties at KFOR in Oklahoma City.

The journalists above are represented by Adam Leibner, Steve Sadicario, Jennifer Campanile, Peter Goldberg, Rick Ramage, Richard Leibner, Crystal Johns and Lia Aponte at Bienstock, A United Talent Agency Company.

To report a move, send an email to tvspy@adweek.com with the subject line “On the Move”

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