On the Move, 1/29/16

By Kevin Eck 

DeMarco Morgan joins CBS News in New York as a correspondent. He leaves WXIA in Atlanta where he was primary anchor.

Jeff Vaughn joins KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles as primary anchor for KCAL. For the last three years, Jeff has been an anchor and reporter at WXYZ in Detroit.

Ella Dorsey returns home to Atlanta as the weekend meteorologist at WGCL. She leaves WBIR in Knoxville where she was weekend meteorologist.


Will Jones moves to Chicago as a reporter for WLS. He spent the last three years reporting for WDIV in Detroit.

David Bernard moves to New Orleans as chief meteorologist for WVUE. Previously, he was the chief meteorologist for WFOR in Miami.

Jackie Zabielski returns home to New York City as a daytime anchor for FIOS 1. Zabielski was the morning traffic anchor at WEWS in Cleveland.

Tom Wait, reporter for the Inland Empire, has been promoted to cover the city of Los Angeles at KCBS.

Shannon Murray moves home to Dallas to report for KDFW. She leaves Austin and KVUE where she also was reporter.

Scott Abraham joins WJLA in Washington as a sports reporter/mmj. He was sports director at WBOC in Salisbury, Md.

Cathy Hernandez becomes a staff reporter at KPRC in her hometown of Houston. Cathy was freelancing at the station for the last few months.

Ryan Hughes joins WFLA in Tampa as morning reporter. Previously, Hughes was a reporter for WFTV in Orlando.

Justin Pazera is promoted to 11 am anchor and morning reporter at KNXV in Phoenix.

Krystle Henderson moves to mornings as traffic anchor at KPNX in Phoenix. She started at the station just over two years ago as weekend weather and MMJ.

Ian Schwartz joins KPHO as morning meteorologist. He leaves KOVR in Sacramento where he was weekend meteorologist and general assignment reporter.

Nick Monacelli takes a position as a staff reporter for WDIV in Detroit, Mich. Monacelli has been a freelance reporter for WDIV since February of 2015.

Morgan Palmer is promoted to primary meteorologist at KIRO in Seattle. Palmer joined KIRO in 2011 as morning meteorologist.

Ann Keil becomes a staff reporter for WSVN in Miami after freelancing for the station for less than three months.

Derek Shore moves across the country from Sacramento to WPLG in Miami as a general assignment reporter. He was a reporter for KOVR in Sacramento.

Pierre Noujaim joins KXTV in Sacramento, as sports anchor and reporter. Noujaim was the sports director at KCEN Waco, Texas.

Scott Wickersham is promoted to primary anchor at WSOC in Charlotte where he has been an anchor and investigative reporter for the past ten years.

Liz Foster is promoted to weekend evening anchor and reporter at WSOC in Charlotte from weekend morning anchor and reporter.

Mark Boyle joins WCNC in Charlotte as an investigative reporter on their special projects team. Previously, he was the lead morning reporter at KPRC in Houston.

Jackie Cain is promoted to evening anchor at WTAE in Pittsburgh for their new 7pm newscast on their digital channel. Cain will also contribute to WTAE’s early and late newscasts. She was the weekend morning anchor at WTAE.

Brian Wood is promoted to morning anchor KATU in Portland from 4 p.m. anchor.

Dan Spehler adds anchor duties at 10 p.m. for WXIN in Indianapolis. Spehler also anchors the weeknight 5, 6 and 7 p.m. newscasts.

John Dabkovich moves to Austin, Texas as morning anchor at KXAN. Dabkovich was an anchor and reporter at KVVU in Las Vegas.

Cody Combs joins WWMT in Kalamazoo as an investigative reporter. He leaves WHAM in Rochester where he was a general assignment reporter.

Rick DeLuca is promoted to 6 and 11 p.m. meteorologist at WDRB in Louisville from weekend evening meteorologist.

Candace Burns is named primary anchor at WTVR in Richmond. Burns started as a fill-in anchor after anchoring and reporting at WJRT in Flint, Mich.

Daniel Winn moves up 78 markets joining KJRH in Tulsa as morning anchor and reporter. Winn comes from KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri.

Kirsten Horne moves to KJRH in Tulsa as morning meteorologist. Previously, Horne was weekend meteorologist at KMGH in Denver.

Jennifer Abney moves to WOWK in Huntington, West Virginia as primary anchor. Abney was morning anchor at WPXI in Pittsburgh.

Ted McInerney joins WMTW in Portland, Maine as morning meteorologist. He was weekend meteorologist at WIAT in Birmingham, Ala.

Carina Corral joins KSBY in San Louis Obispo, Calif. as primary anchor for the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Previously, Carina was the morning anchor at KSEE in Fresno.

The journalists above are all represented by Napoli Management Group.

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