Cherish Lombard departs WALA…

WALA anchor and “Studio 10″ host Cherish Lombard is departing Mobile’s WALA-TV. She is headed to anchor at Nashville’s WKRN-TV.

Lombard joined WALA in 2008.

As TVSpy.com reminds us, Lombard became a YouTube sensation thanks to video of her stomach growling ridiculously loud on air. Check out that video, HERE.

 

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Food critic joins WFTV….

(from TVSpy.com) – During his 20 year career as a restaurant critic for the Orlando Sentinel Scott Joseph always tried to keep his appearance under wraps. Now, he’s letting the whole world know what he looks like.

Hal Boedeker of the Sentinel reports that Joseph, 60, will soon be appearing on Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV in a segment called “The Daily Chew,” tentatively set to debut Thursdays at noon. The show centers around Joseph and a local chef who will demonstrate a signature recipe on a kitchen set.

Although Joseph does have some broadcasting experience under his belt, this is his first major foray into TV….Cont….

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Broughton to traffic/Giannas to weather at WKMG…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez departed WKMG last week, and you’ll see the station using people in new ways on the morning news.

Julie Broughton (right #1) is our new Monday-through-Friday traffic anchor,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said Thursday. “We will still use her to forecast the weather from time to time.

“Reporter Kristin Giannas  (right#2) studied climatology and meteorology in college, and she has been continuing her weather education. For now, Kristin will be handling some of our weather shifts.”….Cont….

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WTLV/WJXX names station manger/dir of sales…

(from TVNewsCheck.com) – Gannett today named Bill Lancaster VP-station manager and director of sales of its duopoly of WTLV (NBC)-WJXX(ABC) in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48). He succeeds Mark Overstreet who left last month.

Lancaster had previously been vice president of sales for WFMY in Greensboro, N.C.

Lancaster has been with Gannett for more than 20 years, starting as account executive at WFMY. He then moved to WUSA Washington, where he continued as account executive for three years before moving back to Greensboro and assuming the role of national sales manager at WFMY. Lancaster also served as local sales manager and general sales manager at WFMY before being named vice president of sales in 2011….Cont….

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Dire situation for Amanda Evans’ husband…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Former News 13 reporter Amanda Evans has let friends know that the situation has turned dire for her husband, Joe Clark.

In the couple’s Cocktails and Chemo blog, posted Wednesday, she writes:

“I’m sitting at his bedside in the hospital as he hallucinates and over and over again forgets where he is. Joe’s kidneys are failing and won’t be able to keep his body working for long.”

In April, Evans left News 13 to care for her husband. In February, she revealed that his cancer had returned after major surgery in October. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity….Cont….

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