Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending February 23

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate. In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another, we hear about the death of a Texas reporter who was described as a trailblazer by her former station. We also see the usual comings and goings in local markets including one Alabama anchor who is leaving her station after 20 years.

Shall we begin?

Family, friends, and viewers of Dallas NBC owned station KXAS remembered trailblazing NBC 5 entertainment correspondent Bobbie Wygant (pictured) on Monday. The longtime reporter and TV host died on Sunday. She was 97. Click here to read more.


KAKE in Wichita, Kansas has debuted a new set and graphics to help mark its 70th anniversary. Click here to see.

Holly Brantley returns to her hometown to join the team at KBSI, the Fox affiliate in Cape Girardeau, Mo., owned by Community News Media and operated by Standard Media Group. Click here for more.

Anthony Bordanaro has joined the Tupelo, Mississippi station WTVA 9 News team as a meteorologist who will also do some news reporting. Click here for the story.

WISH-TV in Indianapolis introduced Emil Ekiyor as its newest contributor, dedicated to highlighting stories within the Black community. Click here for more.

Tamika Alexander has been part of Tuscaloosa, Alabama station WVUA 23 News long before it even was WVUA 23, but after more than 20 years of calling the station home she’s taking a step in a new direction. Click here to read about it.

Rafael Sánchez is staying in local news. The veteran Indianapolis journalist, who earlier this month announced his departure from WRTV-6 after more than 25 years, will join FOX-59/CBS4 in April, he shared on social media Monday. Click here for more.

Nexstar Media Group has named Chris Pruitt vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Springfield, Mo. (DMA 73), responsible for the long-range planning and day-to-day operations of KRBK (Fox), KOZL (MNT),, and their related digital and social media channels. Click here for more.

The burning question on everyone’s minds has finally been answered: what happened to Jonathan Yuhas‘s hand? The KSTP meteorologist has been sporting a couple of bandaged fingers on his left hand the last several weeks, sparking the curiosity — and concern — of the TV station’s viewers.  Bring Me The News has more.

Veteran journalist Adhemar Montagne joins Telemundo Georgia as anchor Click here for the story.