On the Move, 12/25/14

By Kevin Eck 

Melissa Etezadi joins KNBC in Los Angeles as a freelance reporter. Most recently, she was a reporter for WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky.

Justin Finch joins KYW in Philadelphia as a reporter. For the last three years he reported for WTVJ in Miami.

Gabriel Roxas moves to a top 5 market and joins KTVT in Dallas as a reporter. For the last two years, Gabriel has been a reporter at KXTV in Sacramento.


Julie Loncich joins WBZ in Boston as a staff reporter. She was freelance reporting for WCVB in Boston.

Grace White returns to her hometown of Houston and joins KHOU as a reporter. Previously, she was a weekend anchor and reporter for KABB-WOAI in San Antonio.

Jason Colthorp joins WDIV in Detroit as a fill-in anchor and general assignment reporter. He worked at WILX in Lansing for fifteen years, most recently as anchor.

Amanda Grace joins Gannett’s KING in Seattle as an anchor and reporter.  Previously, she was an anchor and reporter for WHDH in Boston.

Kelly Franson becomes the morning and evening meteorologist for KIRO in Seattle.  She has been a meteorologist with WBTV in Charlotte since 2007.

Morgan Palmer is promoted to the weekday morning meteorologist at KIRO in Seattle.  Morgan joined KIRO as the weekend meteorologist in 2012.

Cayle Thompson becomes an anchor and reporter for KOMO in Seattle.  Previously, he was an anchor and reporter for WINK in Ft. Myers.

Jack Highberger moves to Minneapolis and joins KMSP as a reporter.  He leaves KGPE-KSEE in Fresno where he has been an MMJ.

Jenise Fernandez jumps over 40 markets and becomes a reporter for WPLG in her hometown of Miami. Jenise was a reporter for WEAR in Pensacola.

Gina Benitez moves up over 70 markets as she becomes a reporter for WOFL in Orlando. Previously, Gina was weekend anchor and reporter for KFOX in El Paso.

Chris Hush moves to Orlando as a reporter for WESH.  He previously reported for WGAL, the Hearst station in Harrisburg.

Kirstin Delgado makes a 100 market jump to weekend morning anchor and reporter for WOFL in Orlando. She was a morning anchor for WLTZ in Columbus, Georgia.

Rob Sneed joins Raycom’s WOIO in Cleveland as a freelance reporter. For the last two years, he was an MMJ for WDTN in Dayton.

Cory Marshall joins KATU in Portland as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she was reporter for KGUN in Tucson.

James Gherardi moves to WXIN-WTTV in Indianapolis as a reporter. He was a reporter with WSET in Lynchburg.

Maria Arcega-Dunn becomes a staff reporter and fill-in anchor for KSWB in San Diego. Maria has been freelancing for the station for the past two months.

Jared Plushnick joins KXAN in Austin as weekend meteorologist. He leaves KAGS in College Station where he was chief meteorologist.

Ed Drantch becomes Sunday evening anchor and MMJ at WKBW in Buffalo from MMJ at WIVB also in Buffalo.

Jacki Jing moves to New Orleans as the new morning anchor at WGNO.  Previously, she was morning anchor for WXIX in Cincinnati.

Candace Burns moved from WJRT in Flint where she was an anchor and reporter to currently anchor at WTVR in Richmond.

Mona Nair returns to WATE in Knoxville as a morning reporter and weekend morning anchor.

Tom Rader is the sports anchor and reporter for WOWK in Huntington, WV. Previously, he was at KFXV in McAllen, Texas as primary sports anchor.

Stephen Ryan joins KVOA in Tucson as primary weeknight anchor. He moves from Phoenix where he had been an anchor and reporter for KTVK for the past three years.

Jack Miller heads to Des Moines as the primary anchor for WOI.  Prior, Jack had been a freelance anchor for Central Florida News 13 in Orlando.

Ali Bradley moves to Toledo as the morning traffic anchor for WTOL and morning news anchor for WUPW. She leaves KTWO in Casper where she was an anchor.

Amanda Starrantino becomes a staff reporter with KSBY in San Luis Obispo after just a couple of months as a freelance reporter.

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