On the Move, 5/13/16

By Kevin Eck 

Veteran talent representative Liz Hart is now the Director of Digital News & Programming for The NWT Group.

Melody Mendez moves to her hometown of Boston as anchor/reporter at NECN from anchor/reporter at WFLD in Chicago.

Reagan Medgie is now a freelance reporter at WCBS in New York. She continues to report for the Weather Channel as well.


Denise Isaac moves to meteorologist at WXYZ in Detroit from meteorologist at Telemundo Miami.

Yona Gavino moves to reporter at KTVT in Dallas from reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee.

Alice Barr moves to reporter at KXAS in Dallas from reporter at KHOU in Houston.

JR Stone is promoted from reporter to weekend anchor at KRON in San Francisco.

Farrah Fazal joined KSTP as investigative reporter in Minneapolis-St. Paul from investigative reporter at KSDK in St. Louis.

Spencer Blake moves up more than 100 markets to reporter at KRON in San Francisco from anchor/reporter KIVI in Boise, Idaho.

George Solis moves to reporter at WJZ, the CBS O&O in Baltimore from MMJ at WBBH in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Natasha Geigel joined KRIV in Houston as a reporter from morning traffic reporter/general assignment reporter/fill-in anchor at News12 Networks in Bronx, N.Y.

Adam Racusin has moved to a consumer investigative reporting job at KGTV in San Diego from investigative reporter at KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas.

Liz Kotalik joins KSAZ in Phoenix as a reporter/anchor from KGUN in Tucson as a morning anchor.

Natalie Rubino joined WGCL in Atlanta as an multimedia journalist from anchor/reporter at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida.

Nicole Grigg signs on as a full-time reporter at WFTS in Tampa from freelance reporter.

Lindsay Bramson will join WSMV in Nashville as investigative reporter from reporter at KXAN in Austin, Texas.

Ty Russell joined WFTV in Orlando as an MMJ/reporter from reporter at WBBH in Fort Myers.

Chloe Morroni joined WHBQ in Memphis as anchor/reporter. Chloe was previously at WZVN-WBBH as anchor/reporter.

Michael Estimé jumps 73 markets to meteorologist at WKYC in Cleveland from morning meteorologist at WTVQ in Lexington, Ky.

Sachelle Saunders joins WKMG in Orlando as an anchor/reporter from anchor/reporter at WDJT in Milwaukee.

Kimberly Eiten has moved to WFTV in Orlando as a reporter. Kim was a reporter at KPTV in Portland, Oregon.

Brendaliss Gonzalez moves to reporter at KMGH in Denver from reporter/MMJ at KSHB in Kansas City.

Eric Ross moved up 54 markets to investigative reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee from investigative reporter at KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Brandi Cummings has been promoted to weekend anchor at WAVY in Norfolk, Va.

Mike Manzoni joined WFTV in Orlando as a general assignment reporter from reporter as WSPA in Spartanburg, S.C.

Taisha Walker has moved to KMBC in Kansas City as a reporter from reporter at WCHS in Charleston, W.V.

Eric Levy named weekend anchor at WDJT in Milwaukee from reporter at WXIN in Indianapolis.

Casey Geraldo joins WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisc. as a reporter from anchor/reporter at KOLN in Lincoln, Neb.

Walter Smith-Randolph has been promoted to a reporter on the Investigative team at WWMT in Grand Rapids, MI.

Erin Jones moved to multimedia journalist/reporter at KVUE from reporter at KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Lesley Marin is the weekend morning anchor at KTNV in Las Vegas from morning anchor/reporter KERO in Bakersfield, CA.

Katie Boer moves to KLAS in Las Vegas as the weekend meteorologist from KREM in Spokane.

Toni Valliere joins the team at KCRA in Sacramento as an anchor from their sister station WISN in Milwaukee where she was a weekend anchor.

Brian Heap moves within KCRA in Sacramento from weekend anchor to anchoring the 4PM & 10PM daily newscasts.

Bofta Yimam has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at WTAE in Pittsburgh, PA.

Eric King returns home as the new morning anchor at WLKY in Louisville, from anchor reporter at KXAS in Dallas.

Jonathan Wahl to MMJ/reporter at WHAS in Louisville, KY from MMJ/reporter at KSPR in Springfield, MO.

Alexandra Lehnert jumps 142 markets to weekend weather/reporter at KMPH in Fresno. CA from weekend anchor/weather/reporter at KTWO in Casper, WY.

Eric Philips is the new morning anchor at WWBT in Richmond, Va. He was a weekend anchor at WSOC in Charlotte.

Adam Aaro is the new main anchor at WKEF in Dayton from weekend anchor at WSYX in Columbus.

Lindsey Adams jumps 60 markets to morning anchor at KITV in Honolulu from anchor/reporter at KERO in Bakersfield, Calif.

Briana Bermensolo has been promoted to weekday morning weathercaster at KREM in Spokane, Wash. from weekend weathercaster.

Adam Hooper is now the 5, 6 and 10 pm anchor at KLAF in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Zak Dahlheimer moved to anchor/reporter at KESQ in Palm Springs, Calif. from MMJ at WJHG/WECP in Panama City Beach, Calif.

Vicki Graf renews her contract at WSOC in Charlotte as a meteorologist.

Stephen Mayer has entered into a new agreement at KATU in Portland, Oregon as a reporter.

T.W. Starr renews as morning anchor at KTBS in Shreveport, La.

Eric Garlick renews as weekend meteorologist at WFIE in Evansville, Ind.

Tiffany Savona joins WLKY as a weekday meteorologist from weekend meteorologist from WAVY in Norfolk, Va.

Allison Warren joins WROC in Rochester, NY as morning anchor from anchor/reporter KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa.

Alex Schuman is the Capitol Correspondent for Media General television in Washington, D.C. from WHAS in Louisville.

Cory Smith joined the NBC O&O in Dallas, KXAS, as a weekend anchor from KSAT in San Antonio.

Geoff Bennett has been promoted to senior reporter for Time Warner Cable in the Washington, DC Bureau.

Christie Ileto joins WPVI in Philadelphia as an anchor/reporter from WJZ in Baltimore.

Kelly O’Connell moves to a morning anchor at KMSP in her hometown of Minneapolis from morning anchor at KCPQ in Seattle.

Walter Morris has moved to WSVN in Miami as a reporter from KSWB in San Diego.

Claire Kellett moves within KMOV St Louis from Great Day St. Louis to anchoring the noon, 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts.

Nicole DiAntonio joins WDAF in Kansas City as an anchor/reporter from anchor/producer/reporter at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Va.

Logan Crawford joined WWMT in Grand Rapids, Mich. as a multi-media journalist from reporter at WCAX in Burlington, Vt.

All of the journalists listed are represented by The NWT Group, No Whining Talent.

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