On the Move, 3/10/14

By Merrill Knox 

Anaridis Rodriguez joins The Weather Channel’s new morning show, “America’s Morning Headquarters,” as news anchor. Rodriguez comes from WWLP in Springfield, Mass.

Will Ripley has joined CNN International as a Tokyo-based correspondent. Previously, Ripley worked as an anchor and reporter at KUSA in Denver.

Lisa Kerney joins ESPN from WCBS in New York City, where she was a sports anchor and reporter.


Simone Boyce joins WNYW in New York City as an entertainment reporter. Boyce previously worked as a film correspondent for Epix.

Dawn Hasbrouck has been promoted to primary anchor at WFLD, the Fox owned station in Chicago.

Jummy Olabanji has been promoted to weekday morning anchor at WJLA in Washington, D.C.

Kris Van Cleve has been named 6 p.m. anchor for Newschannel 8 in Washington, D.C. He will remain in his current role as epcial projects reporter for WJLA.

Erika Tarantal joins WCVB in Boston from WNBC in New York City. Tarantal will be the midday anchor and reporter at WCVB.

Brett Connolly joins WESH in Orlando from WFXT in Boston. At WESH, he will anchor the 5 p.m. weekday newscast.

Ali Reed has been promoted to weekday morning anchor at WTNH in Hartford-New Haven, Conn.

Mike Gilliam joins Verizon Fios1 as main anchor. Gilliam comes from WPIX in New York City.

Rob Munoz joins KIRO in Seattle as a reporter. Previously, Munoz was a multimedia journalist at WFTS in Tampa.

Candace McCowan joins WFLA in Tampa from WREG in Memphis. McCowan will be a reporter at WFLA.

Gene Kang joins KFMB in San Diego as a reporter for the morning newscast. Kang previously worked at WHAS in Louisville, Ky.

Charly Arnolt joins WXIN in Indianapolis as a sports reporter and anchor. Arnolt previously worked at WDAF in Kansas City.

Brandi Powell joins KSTP in Minneapolis from KNSD in San Diego. Powell will be a reporter and fill-in anchor at KSTP.

Ann Sterling joins KITV in Honolulu as weekday morning anchor. Sterling previously worked at KTVX in Salt Lake City.

Journalists in this post are represented by N.S. Bienstock.

To report a move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”