Ted Scouten Marks 20 Years at WFOR; KSDK Hires Hometown Reporter

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Adrian Arambulo is promoted to weekday morning anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles. Adrian has been at the station for five years, co-anchoring the station’s weekend newscasts.

Jacki Jing leaves morning television for an opportunity as a host and producer for IGN, one of the largest gaming and entertainment company in Los Angeles. Previously, she was a morning anchor at WGNO in New Orleans.

Bianca Facchinei joins the Scripps national news network Newsy as their Washington DC political reporter. Previously, she was a reporter with RealVision.com in New York City.


Congratulations to Ted Scouten as he renews his agreement with WFOR in Miami as a general assignment reporter. This marks his twentieth year with CBS in Miami.

Lisa Chavarria is promoted to general assignment reporter for WMAQ in Chicago. She had been a freelance reporter with the station since June of 2017.

Matt Petrillo returns to his hometown of Philadelphia and joins KYW as a freelance reporter. He leaves WKMG in Orlando where he was a reporter.

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto renews her agreement with MSNBC as a contributor.

Kim Smith joins KRON in San Francisco as a sports reporter and anchor. Prior to this, she was with WXIA in Atlanta as a sports anchor and reporter.

Claire Anderson joins KIRO in Seattle as weekend meteorologist. Previously, she was a meteorologist with KOIN in Portland.

Dina Kupfer joins the staff of KOVR/KMAX in Sacramento as an anchor and reporter. Dina has been freelancing for the duopoly for the last several months. Previously, she had been an anchor and reporter at KXTV in Sacramento.

Jeevan Vittal joins Spectrum News in Washington DC as a Washington-based correspondent. He was previously chief political reporter at WTIC in Hartford.

Patrick Quinn is promoted to staff general assignment reporter KOMO Seattle from freelance reporter.

Jenn McGraw renews her agreement with KOVR/KMAX in Sacramento as a reporter.

Rico Bush joins KSDK in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri as a multi-skilled journalist and reporter. He leaves WAVY in Norfolk where he was a morning reporter.

Alex Apple moves to Nashville and joins WZTV, as a reporter. Alex started out as a political reporter and fill-in anchor for WCAX in Burlington, Vermont.

Brittany Weiner joins WSMV in Nashville as a reporter. She leaves WBBH/WZVN in Ft. Myers where she was an anchor and reporter.

Brandon Ortega becomes the new sportscaster at KOB, in Albuquerque. He previously was a weekend sports anchor and reporter at KRGV in Harlingen, Texas.

Courtney Cole joins WJAX in Jacksonville as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she was an MMJ and fill-in anchor at WSAV in Savannah.

Michael Colaianni joins KOLD in Tucson as their first digital reporter. He leaves KEYT in Santa Barbara where he was a reporter.

Chad Evans moves to WLFI in Lafayette, Indiana as the chief meteorologist. He leaves WEVV in Evansville where he also has been the chief meteorologist.