On the Move, 3/2/12

By Merrill Knox 

Christine Haas joins KNSD in San Diego from KHOU in Houston. She will anchor the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts.

WBBM reporter Kristyn Hartman is moving to Columbus in June. She will be a weeknight anchor and reporter for WBNS.

Stacey Bell joins News 12 Long Island from WJW in Cleveland.


Mike Dardis, an anchor and reporter at KOMO in Seattle, is moving to WLWT in Cincinnati, where he will be the 5 p.m. anchor.

KTVX anchor-reporter Robert Maxwell joins KXAN in Austin as morning anchor.

Rekha Muddaraj joins KHOU in Houston as weekend anchor. Previously, she was a general assignment reporter at KFMB.

Byron Harlan joins KUSI in San Diego. He was formerly a reporter-anchor at WFLD in Chicago.

WGCL reporter Michelle Marsh moves from Atlanta to Raleigh as she joins WRAL as weekend anchor.

Kristin Thorne joins WABC in New York as the station’s Long Island correspondent. Thorne was previously a freelance reporter at rival WCBS.

Diana Rocco, who was most recently freelancing at WHDH in Boston and WFSB in Hartford, joins KYW in Philadelphia.

KTSM anchor-reporter Oralia Ortega moves from El Paso to Phoenix, where she will be weekend morning anchor at KPNX.

Ben Russell joins KXAS in Dallas as a morning reporter. Previously, he worked at WHP in Harrisburg, PA.

WESH reporter Kendra Lyn joins KXAS in Dallas as a reporter.

Malini Basu, who most recently was a freelance reporter at WVIT in Hartford, joins KHOU in Houston.

KTSM morning anchor Kai Porter recently moved to KPTV in Portland, where he is a reporter.

Cristina Rendon joins KTVX in Salt Lake City from KRGV in Weslaco, TX.

The journalists in this post are represented by Willinger Talent Agency.

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