On the Move, 3/14/11

By Andrew Gauthier 

Steve Chamraz is joining Journal Broadcasting’s WTMJ in Milwaukee as anchor of the 3 and 4 p.m. newscasts and primary reporter for the 10 p.m. Chamraz departs WFLD in Chicago after two years as a freelancer. He is a multiple award-winning investigative journalist having been chief investigative reporter for KCTV in Kansas City and KMOV in St. Louis.

Andy Gobeil joins WPRO Radio-Providence as primary morning talk show host and anchor. Gobeil departs WLNE where he had been morning and weekend anchor for the last year. Prior, Gobeil was a public affairs host for South Carolina ETV and Washington Bureau Chief for Meredith television stations.

Lizabeth Dueweke is promoted to morning anchor at Sinclair’s KOKH in Oklahoma City where she has been a reporter and fill-in anchor for the last year. A Michigan native, Dueweke was last an anchor and reporter at WJRT in Flint.


Josh Bernstein accepts a position to head up the investigative team at “The Daily,” the new high-end, interactive news magazine geared directly to tablets like the iPad. Previously, Josh was an investigative reporter for KNXV in Phoenix.

Justine Waldman is moving across the country to become morning anchor for KRON in San Francisco. Waldman has spent the last year working as a freelance reporter in Boston and Philadelphia.

Barak Shapiro moves to the top 30 as he becomes the weeknight meteorologist for WZTV in Nashville. Shapiro has spent the last two years as weekend meteorologist and MMJ for KSLA in Shreveport.

Christina Arangio moves to anchor the morning and noon newscasts at WTEN in Albany.

Katie Killen adds anchoring duties to her MMJ responsibilities following her promotion to weekend morning anchor at WLOS in Ashville. Killen has been an MMJ at the station since December 2009.

Tech reporter Rich Demuro is joining “The KTLA Morning News.” Before landing in Los Angeles, DeMuro appeared on NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC, Fox News and the BBC. He also hosted his own show, “The Queue,” on the technology website, CNET.

Carissa Lawson has joined the morning news team with News 12 New Jersey as anchor. Lawson recently left WLKY where she was an evening anchor and reporter for the past four years.

Crime reporter Sheldon Fox is  promoted to weekend anchor at WGNO in New Orleans.

Valonda Calloway was recently promoted to host WNCN’s one-hour lifestyle show, “My Carolina Today” in Raleigh, NC.

Natasha Ryan has jumped markets and moved across the country to report for KING in Seattle. Ryan had been an anchor and reporter at WDBJ in Roanoke.

Kassata Edwards is moving back to her hometown of Albany. There she is reporting for the nation’s first television station, WRGB. Edwards left YNN in Buffalo where she anchored and reported.

Stefan Chase has been promoted to morning anchor at WDAF in her hometown of Kansas City. Chase has been an MMJ at the station for the past year.

Ted McInerney jumps 59 markets and joins WIAT in Birmingham as weekend meteorologist and reporter. McInerney leaves WHBF in Rockford where he was also weekend meteorologist.

All of these journalists are represented by Napoli Management Group.
Steve, Andy and Lizabeth are represented by David Ahrendts. Josh, Justine, Barak, Christina and Katie are represented by Liz Sherwin. Rich is represented by Al Corral. Carissa, Sheldon and Valonda are represented by Liz Hart. Natasha and Kassata are represented by Laurie Jacoby. Stefan and Ted are represented by Sue McInerney.

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