On the Move, 6/15/16

By Kevin Eck 

Don Champion is promoted to correspondent for CBS Newspath based in Dallas. He has been a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath since May 2015.

Melissa Etezadi joins ABC News as a reporter/correspondent for ABC News One based in the Los Angeles bureau. Most recently she was a reporter at KNBC in Los Angeles.

Janet Rodriguez becomes the White House Correspondent for Univision. Previously, she was a network correspondent for Telemundo.

Cristina Navarrete moves to New York City as a reporter at WNJU Telemundo 47. She leaves WDJT/Telemundo in Milwaukee where she also was a reporter.

Jasmine Viel is promoted to staff reporter position with KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles. Jasmine has been a freelance reporter for the station since January 2015.

Kristine Lazar becomes a staff reporter with KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles. She has been a freelance reporter for the station since 2007.

Kalee Dionne returns home to Chicago and WMAQ joining their weather team. She leaves KSHB in Kansas City where she was weekday morning meteorologist.

Lisa Fletcher joins WJLA in Washington, D.C. as an investigative reporter. Previously, she was a program host of “The Stream,” on the Al Jazeera America network.

Matt DeLucia renews his agreement with WCAU in Philadelphia as morning reporter.

Alexandra Limon renews her agreement as a reporter with WTTG in Washington, D.C.

Raul Martinez joins NECN/NBC Boston as their primary sportscaster. Previously, he was the weekend sports anchor at KDVR in Denver.

Kate Merrill renews her agreement with WBZ in Boston as anchor and reporter.

Brandon Gunnoe renews his agreement with WHDH in Boston as general assignment reporter.

Natalie Fultz jumps over 100 markets and returns to her hometown of Atlanta as a reporter for WAGA. She leaves WLTZ in Columbus where she was a reporter and anchor.

Paul LaGrone moves back home to Tampa to be the new 5:30pm anchor and reporter at WFTS. He has been the morning anchor at WPBF in West Palm Beach.

Sorboni Banerjee joins the team at WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa as consumer reporter. Most recently, she was morning anchor at WFXT in Boston.

Ted Scouten marks an astounding 19 years by renewing his agreement with CBS-owned WFOR in Miami where he is an award winning general assignment reporter.

Terrell Forney renews his agreement with WPLG in Miami as general assignment reporter.

Shannon Ogden joins KMGH in Denver as primary anchor. He leaves WTLV in Jacksonville where he has been primary anchor since 2006.

Robert Lowe jumps 130 markets to become a reporter for WESH in Orlando. Previously he was in Sioux City, Iowa where he was a weekend morning anchor and reporter.

Karma Dickerson joins KTXL in Sacramento as a general assignment reporter. She most recently was weekend morning anchor and reporter at WHAS in Louisville.

Drew Bollea jumps 68 markets to KOVR, the CBS O&O in Sacramento, where he will be a general assignment reporter. Previously, he was morning anchor and general assignment reporter at WTVC in Chattanooga.

Claire Anderson is the new weekend morning weather anchor at KOIN in Portland. Previously, she was the morning weather and traffic anchor for KCOY/KKFX in Santa Barbara.

Anthony Congi renews his agreement as weekday morning reporter at KPTV in Portland.

Tracy Leong is promoted to weekend morning anchor at WJZ in Baltimore. Tracey jumped 106 markets after joining the CBS O&O just 2 years ago as a reporter.

Amanda Starrantino joins WRTV in Indianapolis as weekend morning anchor and reporter. She leaves KSBY in San Luis Obispo where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor.

Nichelle Medina renews as morning anchor at KFMB in San Diego, where she has been since 2001.

Danielle Vollmar moves to WKRN in Nashville to become their chief meteorologist. It’s a wonderful opportunity for her coming on the heels of three years as the weekend morning meteorologist at WCVB in Boston.

A.J. Hilton jumps 79 markets to become morning anchor at WZTV in Nashville. He leaves WCTV in Tallahassee where he was evening anchor.

Len Jennings renews his agreement as sports director for KMBC in Kansas City.

Charlie Misra jumps over 90 markets and joins KCTV in Kansas City as a reporter and MMJ. For the last two years, Charlie has been an MMJ in the Santa Maria Bureau for KSBY.

Charisse Gibson moves to Raycom’s WXIX in Cincinnati as morning anchor. Previously, she was morning anchor at KLSA in Shreveport.

Cody Alcorn renews his agreement with WHNS in Greenville as primary anchor.

Cassandra Jones renews her agreement as morning weather anchor at KVVU in Las Vegas.

Brittany Decker becomes the weekend anchor for WVTM in Birmingham. She has spent the last four years in Springfield, MA at WGGB-WSHM as the morning anchor.

Luke Jones makes a 113-market jump joining WREG, the Tribune station in Memphis, as a reporter. Previously, he was with KIFI in Idaho Falls.

Tony Cabrera becomes the weekend anchor and reporter at the ABC O&O KFSN in Fresno. Previously, he was morning anchor at KKFX-KCOY in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria.

Kym Thurman renews her agreement with WPMI in Mobile as anchor of the early and late newscasts.

Julia Dunn renews her agreement with WRGB in Albany as morning anchor.

Meagan Farley is promoted to early morning anchor at KOTV in Tulsa. Prior, she was the weekend evening anchor.

Pat Parris
joins KGUN as the anchor for Good Morning Tucson. Previously, Pat was a sports anchor and host for Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis, Missouri.

Brian Colleran becomes primary anchor at WPTZ in Plattsburgh/Burlington. For the last year, he’s been weekend morning anchor and reporter at WBBH in Ft. Myers, after transitioning from sports to news.

Evan Schreiber renews his agreement as anchor and reporter with KRCR in Redding, California.

These journalists are represented by Mendes Napoli, Laurie Jacoby, David Ahrendts, Jean Sage, Sue McInerney, Liz Sherwin, Al Corral, and Gary Brown of Napoli Management Group.

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