On the Move, 10/6/15

By Kevin Eck 

Martha Sugalski joins WFTV in Orlando as primary anchor. Previously, Sugalski was primary anchor at WESH in Orlando.

Rudabeh Shahbazi is promoted to primary anchor at WFOR in Miami after less than two months there as morning anchor.

Scott Light moves to WBNS in Columbus to be the new 5:30 p.m. anchor and political reporter. Light was an anchor at WGCL in Atlanta.


Adrienne Moore is promoted to weekday evening anchor and reporter at KOVR in Sacramento from weekend anchor.

Tia Ewing joins WOIO in Cleveland as weekday morning news anchor. She was weekend anchor and reporter at KTXL in Sacramento, Calif.

Ariel Wesler joins KGTV in San Diego as anchor/host of the 4 p.m. program “The Now”. For the past three years, he was a reporter/anchor for Scripps’ national broadcast “The List” in Phoenix.

Karen Brown joins WSYX-WTTE in Columbus as morning anchor. Brown had been weekend anchor and reporter at KTVK in Phoenix.

Karen Fuller joins KGAN in Cedar Rapids as primary anchor. Previously, she was primary anchor for KCTV in Kansas City.

Kidd O’Shea joins WJLA/Newschannel 8 in Washington DC, as the social media news anchor. Before this, he was the morning drive-time radio personality at WMYX in Milwaukee.

Greg Argos moves to KYW in Philadelphia as a reporter. He’s been a reporter at KPHO in Phoenix for the last three years.

Chance Seales joins Media General’s Washington, DC Bureau as a national correspondent. Previously, he anchored and reported for WZVN in Fort Myers.

Mark Meredith joins Media General’s Washington, DC Bureau as a reporter. For the last three years, he was a reporter at KDVR in Denver.

Lina de Florias is promoted to weekend evening anchor at KTVK in Phoenix. de Florias was a reporter and anchor at KPHO in Phoenix.

Natasha Chughtai becomes a host for Evine Live Cable Network (formerly ShopNBC). Prior, she was primary anchor at WTVY in Dothan.

Ivory Hecker joins Tegna’s KARE in Minneapolis-St. Paul as morning reporter and fill-in anchor. She leaves WLEX in Lexington where she was an MMJ for the last two years.

Ann Keil moves to WSVN in Miami as a freelance reporter. Previously, she was a reporter at WOFL in Orlando.

Sally Mamdooh joins KMGH in Denver as a reporter. Previously, she was an MMJ for Bay News 9 in Tampa.

Troy Campbell joins WKMG in Orlando as a general assignment reporter. Previously he was weekend anchor and reporter at WXMI in Grand Rapids.

Ashley James is promoted to morning anchor at WMAR in Baltimore from morning live desk anchor and reporter.

Chloe Beardsley moves to Las Vegas and joins KSNV as the Monday through Friday afternoon weathercaster. Previously, she was weekend weathercaster and reporter at KTVN in Reno.

Kyndell Nunley joins KSNV in Las Vegas as a reporter. Previously, she was the midday anchor and reporter at KBAK in Bakersfield.

Colton Shone moves to KOB in Albuquerque as morning anchor. He leaves KOLD in Tucson where he has been weekend anchor.

Derrick Rose is promoted to morning anchor at WHAS in Louisville after joining WHAS only six months earlier as weekend anchor.

Ed Drantch is promoted to morning breaking news anchor at WKBW in Buffalo from Sunday evening anchor.

Drew Wilder joins WWBT in Richmond as the weekday 5:30 p.m. anchor. He leaves WCIA in Champaign, Illinois where he has been morning news anchor, sports anchor and host since 2008.

Noel McLaren moves to WTEN in Albany as an anchor and reporter. McLaren was a reporter at News 12 in Connecticut.

Mike Collier has been promoted to chief meteorologist at KTUL in Tulsa. Previously, he was the weekend forecaster.

These journalists are represented by Mendes Napoli, Laurie Jacoby, David Ahrendts, Jean Sage, Sue McInerney, Liz Sherwin, Al Corral, and Gary Brown of Napoli Management Group.

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