Posts Tagged ‘Kenneth Moton’

Coming and goings…

UPDATE: 5/23 – (from -WINK-TV welcomes the following new talent: Vanessa Ruffes is a new reporter. She most recently worked at WMAZ-TV, the CBS channel in Macon, Ga.

St. Louis native Alissa Reitmeier is a new reporter at WINK. She’s coming from KLFY-TV, the CBS station in Lafayette, La. where she was a weekend anchor and reporter.

Meanwhile, at WBBH/WZVN, Jason Dunning joins as a new meteorologist. H has made his way back to the Sunshine State after working at WCBI-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Miss.

—————————————————— reports on the following comings and goings in FL television:

Trevor Pettiford will join Bay News 9 in Tampa as a reporter. He was most recently a reporter-anchor at WVTM in Birmingham.

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05 2011

Moton to Philly…

(from – Congratulations to WFTV-Channel 9 reporter Kenneth Moton. He is leaving the ABC affiliate in late March to go to WPVI, the ABC station in Philadelphia.

“He’s a good young man. We’ll miss him,” news director Bob Jordan said today.

In an e-mail, Moton wrote, “WFTV has been such a great experience. I’ve worked hard, the station has invested in me, and the team at Channel 9 is one of the best in the business…”….Cont….


02 2011

Charges dropped against driver who hit photogs…

(from – As the beleaguered church leader was whisked away from journalists outside the Lake County Jail, WFTV-Channel 9 reporter Kenneth Moton yanked his cameraman from the rolling wheels of the getaway vehicle and WESH-Channel 2 newsman Bob Kealing shattered the pickup truck’s windshield with his fist.

Documented by shaky video and court depositions, the chaos surrounding Laura Maria Caballero’s release from jail Feb. 18 after she was accused of taking a 2-year-old girl without her parents’ permission helped prosecutors decide they couldn’t prove the nun’s driver broke the law.

“He committed no crime,” said Ron Fox, a Umatilla lawyer defending Andrew Hendrick, 33, who was scheduled for trial this week on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an injury accident. “He had no idea anyone was hurt.”

Louis Bonnell, a photojournalist with WFTV, and Angel “Ray” Cordero, a photojournalist with WOFL-Fox 35, were both struck by the pickup truck and injured. They were treated at the scene by the jail’s medical staff….Cont….


09 2010