On the Move, 1/24/11

By Andrew Gauthier 

Laura Behnke joins WABC in New York City as a sports anchor-reporter from her position at KNTV in San Jose.

David Novarro has joined WABC as a reporter-anchor. He comes back to Channel 7 where he worked for 14 years prior to going to WFLD Fox Chicago as an anchor.

Sheldon Dutes jumps over 70 markets and joins WBAL-TV in Baltimore as a reporter from WCSC-TV in Charleston.


Gaard Swanson joins WKMG-TV in Orlando as the weeknight main anchor from sportscaster at KIRO-TV in Seattle.

Jillian Mele moves from NAVTEQ’s Traffic.com and a freelance position at WCAU into a fulltime staff reporter position with WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.

Kala Rama joins WKMG-TV in Orlando as a reporter from WSOC-TV in Charlotte.

Tera Williams Barz returns home and joins WAWS-TV and WTEV-TV in Jacksonville as a weekday morning anchor from reporter at WFLD-TV in Chicago.

Rene Marsh has entered into a new agreement with WSVN in Miami as a reporter.

David Kelley joins CBS Newspath as a senior producer.

Lisa Kerney joins MLB Network as an anchor-reporter from her position at KING-TV in Seattle.

Kerri Lee Halkett joins WVIT in Hartford as an anchor-reporter from WFXT in Philadelphia.

Susan Roberts joins WPRI in Providence as a Monday–Friday evening anchor-reporter from CBS Newspath in Washington D.C.

Allie Rasmus joins KTVU-TV in San Francisco as a reporter from KSAZ-TV in Phoenix.

Heather Abraham joins KDKA-TV in her hometown of Pittsburgh as a reporter from News 12 Brooklyn.

Laura, David, Sheldon, Gaard, Jillian, Kala, Tera, Rene, David, Lisa, Kerri, Susan, Allie, and Heather are represented by Carole Cooper, Richard Leibner, Rick Ramage, Peter Goldberg and Steve Sadicario at N.S. Bienstock.

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