Rafer Weigel to Join St. Louis FOX affiliate

Rafer Weigel is set to leave his post as sports anchor and sports reporter at WLS-TV in Chicago. He will join FOX affiliate KTVI-TV in St. Louis as a news anchor and reporter on Sept. 6. Rafer Weigel KTVI-TV (314) 213-7831 ktvinews(at)tvstl.com www.fox2now.com

Elizabeth Brackett to Retire from Chicago’s WTTW

WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” correspondent Elizabeth Brackett has announced her retirement, although she will continue to serve as a special correspondent and is slated to contribute 10 special reports in 2015. Brackett joined WTTW in 1984. Prior to joining the station, she worked with Chicago’s CBS, Tribune Broadcasting and ABC affiliates. WTTW-TV is the PBS affiliate [...]

CNN loses two staffers

CNN Student News executive producer Donna Krache has left the network. She also served as co-editor for School of Thought, the education section for CNN.com. Krache became executive producer of CNN Student News in May 2009 and previously served as director of curriculum development, CNN Student News/Turner Learning. Also at CNN, senior editorial producer Shant Petrossian will [...]

Ian Reitz taking over for Joe Gumm at WTSP

WTSP-TV’s morning anchor Joe Gumm has left the station. Ian Reitz will replace him on weekday mornings, beginning Sept. 30. Reitz has been a morning anchor at WSMV-TV (NBC) in Nashville for the past three years. He previously worked as a morning anchor at KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson and as an anchor and reporter at [...]

Hayley LaPoint moves to WMUR

Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint has joined WMUR-TV as the weekend evening meteorologist at 6 and 11 p.m. She was most recently a morning meteorologist for WPTZ-TV (NBC), WMUR’s sister station located in Plattsburgh, New York. WMUR-TV is the ABC affiliate broadcasting to Manchester, New Hampshire and the surrounding region. Hayley LaPoint WMUR-TV (603) 669-9999 hlapoint(at)hearst.com www.wmur.com [...]