On the Move, 9/17/15

By Kevin Eck 

Blake McCoy joins NBC News as an LA based correspondent from weekend anchor at KARE in Minneapolis.

Sarah Wallace joins WNBC in New York as an Investigative Correspondent.

Zachary Kiesch joins WNYW in New York as a reporter from WRC in Washington, D.C.


Ray Villeda joins WNBC in New York as a reporter from KXAS in Dallas.

Kala Rama joins WABC in New York as a freelance reporter from WKMG in Orlando.

Cefaan Kim becomes a freelance reporter at WABC in New York from News 12 Westchester.

Ann Mercogliano joins “Inside Edition” as a freelance reporter. Mercogliano comes from WPIX in New York.

Kate Bilo is promoted to chief meteorologist at KYW in Philadelphia.

Adam Longo joins WUSA in Washington, D.C. as a weekday evening anchor/reporter from KPHO in Phoenix.

Kris Pickel is named primary co-anchor for the evening newscasts at KPHO in Phoenix. Pickel comes from WKYC in Cleveland.

Craig McKee joins WCPO in Cincinnati as the primary evening anchor from WISN in Milwaukee.

Kristen Aldridge joins KABC in Los Angeles as entertainment and social media reporter. Aldridge was previously an anchor on “The Daily Buzz.”

Meagan Fitzgerald joins WRC in Washington, D.C. as a general assignment reporter. Fitzgerald comes from KUSA in Denver.

Amy Napier Viteri joins WPLG in Miami as a reporter from WSB in Atlanta.

Linzi Sheldon has been promoted to weekend evening anchor/investigative reporter from her duties anchoring the weekend mornings at KIRO in Seattle.

Amity Addrisi jumps over 100 markets and is named anchor/reporter at KING in Seattle from KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield, Calif.

Curtis Jackson returns to his hometown of Detroit and joins WXYZ as an anchor/reporter from WKRC in Cincinnati.

Kacie Hollins joins WXYZ in Detroit as sports anchor/reporter from WJZY in Charlotte.

Tess Rafols has been promoted to early AM anchor of Good Morning Arizona for KTVK in Phoenix. Rafols was a weekend morning anchor.

Kim Tobin joins KNXV in Phoenix as a weekend anchor from KOB in Albuquerque.

Tram Mai moves to weekday morning anchor at KPNX in Phoenix.

Derek Staahl has joined KPHO in Phoenix as a reporter/fill-in anchor from anchor/reporter at XETV in San Diego.

Marcy Jones moves to KSAZ in Phoenix as a reporter from reporter/anchor at KGAN in Cedar Rapids.

Travis Herzog is named weekday morning meteorologist at KTRK in Houston. Herzog has been with KTRK since 2006.

Rena Sarigianopoulos is promoted to weekday 6:30 p.m. anchor. Sarigianopoulos was a weekend anchor at KARE in Minneapolis.

Josh Benson moves to WFLA in Tampa as an anchor/reporter from WFOR in Miami.

Rhiannon Ally and Mike Marza form the first ever husband wife anchor team in the Kansas City market at KSHB. Ally was an anchor at WFOR and Mike was an anchor at WSVN.

Brandi Powell is promoted to weekend evening anchor/reporter from her duties as a reporter at KSTP in her hometown of Minneapolis.

Alyana Gomez joins WVIT in Hartford as a weekend morning anchor/weekday reporter from WJAX-WFOX in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ryan Yamamoto joins Bienstock as a new client and is named weekend evening news anchor at KXTV in Sacramento.

Paul Gerke joins WFLA in Tampa as a sports anchor/reporter from KIVI in Boise.

Tarik Minor is promoted to an evening anchor at WJXT in Jacksonville from his duties as a weekend anchor/weekday reporter.

Derick Waller joins WEWS in Cleveland as a reporter. Waller was a reporter at WNCN in Raleigh.

Eileen Park moves from WNCN in Raleigh to join KOIN in Portland as weekend morning anchor.

All journalists above are represented by Bienstock, a United Talent Agency.

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