On the Move, 3/10/2017

By Kevin Eck 

Jessica Borg joins WCBS in New York as a freelance reporter. Previously, she had been a freelance reporter for News 12 Long Island.

Matt Johnson returns home to Southern California as a freelance reporter for KTTV in Los Angeles. Previously, he was weekend anchor for KATU in Portland.

Kim Lucey joins the team at WHDH in Boston as a freelance reporter. Most recently, she was the weekend morning anchor at WFSB in Hartford.

Drew Karedes moves to his hometown of Boston as he joins WFXT as a reporter. For the last four years, he has been a reporter at KHOU in Houston.

Nohelani Graf is promoted to weekend morning anchor at KNXV in Phoenix. Previously, she was a reporter for the station.

Hatzel Vela takes up residence in Cuba as the first full-time reporter for a local US station. His knowledge of Cuba and previous reporting experience in the region proves to be a huge asset for WPLG in Miami.

Emily Pritchard joins Meredith’s KMOV-TV St. Louis, Missouri, her home state, as weekend anchor/reporter departing Tegna’s KXTV in Sacramento.

Rachel Menitoff jumps over 160 markets as she moves to KSDK in St. Louis. Previously, she was an MMJ at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Gina Benitez moves to WRAL in Raleigh to become weekend morning anchor and reporter. For the last two years, Gina has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at WOFL in Orlando.

Maria Arcega-Dunn renews her agreement with KSWB in San Diego as fill-in anchor and reporter.

Nikki Burdine is joining the team at WKRN as weekend morning anchor. Currently, she is a reporter/MMJ at WUSA in Washington DC.

Abigael Jaymes jumps 137 markets and moves to KCTV in Kansas City as an MMJ. Previously, she had a similar position at KHQA in Quincy.

Chris Nelson moves up 99 markets and becomes morning meteorologist at WDJT in Milwaukee. He leaves WSAW in Wausau where he has been chief meteorologist.

Vincent Crivelli moves to WPEC in West Palm Beach as a reporter. Previously, he was a reporter/MMJ at WAFF in Huntsville.

Mike Linden moves to WOLF in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market as chief meteorologist. Previously, he was a weekend meteorologist and MMJ at WKYT in Lexington.

Logan Sherrill joins WDBJ in Roanoke as weekend news and main fill-in news anchor. For the past two years, he has been morning sports anchor for WJZY in Charlotte.

Hilary Hunt is promoted to primary anchor of the 5:30pm and 9pm weekday newscasts at KFTA in Fort Smith. Previously, she was the station’s weekend anchor.

Amanda Kenney becomes primary anchor at WTAJ in Altoona/Johnstown serving the West/Central PA region. She leaves WDBJ in Roanoke where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor.

These journalists are represented by Mendes Napoli, Laurie Jacoby, David Ahrendts, Jean Sage, Sue McInerney, Liz Sherwin, Al Corral, Gary Brown and Mike Bothwell of Napoli Management Group.
You can reach Napoli Management Group by calling 310.385.8222 or by email to nmg@tvtalent.com.

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