Hartford Reporter Heads Home; Austin MMJ Makes Top 20 Market Jump

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A roundup of recent news:

Mark Albert becomes chief national investigative correspondent for the Hearst Station Group based in Washington, D.C. He is a Murrow Award-winning investigative reporter who previously worked at KSTP in Minneapolis and as a freelance correspondent for CBS News.

Chance Seales is promoted to host for Newsy, the Scripps national news program based in Washington, D.C. Seales has been with Newsy since May 2017 as a correspondent.


Lorenzo Hall joins WUSA in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as weekend anchor and reporter. He leaves WTIC in Hartford, Conn., where he was a weekday anchor.

Katie Corrado moves to WPIX in New York as a freelance reporter. She has been a weekend anchor and reporter for the Tribune sister-station WTIC in Hartford, Conn.

Kellie Meyer makes a move to the U.S. Virgin Islands as a bureau reporter for the Lilly Group. She will be reporting on all of the islands, including ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Ali Warshavsky is promoted to traffic anchor for FiOS 1 in New York City from freelance.

Allie Spillyards is promoted to staff reporter at KXAS in Dallas. She had been a freelance reporter for the station.

Drew Wilder joins NBC News Channel in Washington, D.C., as a freelance reporter, departing WWBT in Richmond, Va., where he has been an anchor and reporter for the last three years.

Amanda del Castillo moves home to San Jose to report for KGO San Francisco’s South Bay Bureau. She leaves KMGH in Denver, where she has been a general assignment reporter.

Max Gorden makes a top 20 market leap to join KPHO in Phoenix as an MMJ and reporter. Previously, he was an MMJ for Spectrum in Austin, Texas.

Darren Peck joins KING in Seattle as weeknight meteorologist. He leaves KTXL in Sacramento, Calif., where he has been morning meteorologist since 2011.

Briona Arradondo joins the team at WTVT in Tampa, Fla., as a general assignment reporter. She leaves WSMV in Nashville, Tenn., where she also was a general assignment reporter.

Carolina Cardona joins WKMG in Orlando, Fla., where she will report for the new morning newscast. Previously, she was a reporter for WWSI in Philadelphia.

Kendall Forward joins WOIO in Cleveland as a reporter. Previously, she was an MMJ at One America News Network in Washington, D.C.

Alexis Del Cid moves to WOAI in San Antonio to become a morning and noon anchor. She leaves KCTV, where she was morning anchor and host of Good Day Kansas City.

Brittany Decker is promoted to evening anchor at WYFF in Birmingham, Ala. She has been the weekend anchor for the last two years.

Leah Jordon joins the expanding Spectrum Louisville, Ky., team as the new morning anchor. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WAFF in Huntsville, Ala.

Alan Auglis joins Spectrum in Louisville, Ky., as weekend meteorologist. He leaves WSLS in Roanoke, Va., where he was a weekend meteorologist.

Lauren Petrelli moves back to her native Florida to take a position as a reporter and MMJ at WFTX in Fort Myers. She has been an MMJ at WJAC in Johnstown, Pa.

Hilary Hunt moves to KARK/KARZ/KJLRT/KASN in Little Rock, Ark., as weekend anchor. She leaves KAFN in Fayetteville, Ark., where she has been the 9 p.m. anchor.

Daniel Winn joins KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa, as morning anchor. Previously, he was a freelance reporter for KSDK in St. Louis and a morning anchor at KJRH in Tulsa, Okla.