Former WCNC (Channel 36) anchor Dave Wagner lands at the CBS affiliate in Seattle as anchor and investigative reporter. Wagner left in June after his contract was not renewed and had been doing assignments for Charlotte-based NBC Newschannel. Wagner was in Charlotte for seven years after replacing Chris Justice, who left WCNC to become a full-time minister. …
Anniversary of note: Sharon Smith marks 10 years at WBTV (Channel 3). … Nick Simonette, who has moved up from general manager of WBTV to oversee eight stations for corporate parent Raycom Media, will be inducted into the Silver Circle of the Midsouth chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Association in Nashville, Tenn., in February, when regional Emmy winners will also be announced.
Regional Emmy nominations for local broadcasters include at WSOC (Channel 9), Kathryn Parker, Erica Bryant, Natalie Pasquarella, Blair Miller and Jesse Tucker for evening newscast; Kim Holt, Dana Ellison, Phil Orban, Andy Holt, Christopher Johnson, Stacey Minchin and Stephanie Coueignoux for weekend newscast; Bryant for serious feature; Scott Wickersham and Mike Stolp for investigative report; Tori Duncan, Scott Linkous, Miller and Scott Schweers for news special; Ron DeJoseph Jr., Lacy LeVasseur, Brittani Edwards, Josh Lucas and Albert Spear for spot promo; DeJoseph and Lucas (two nominations) for sports promo; Lucas for photography; Gregory Simpson for video essay.
At WBTV, Molly Kelleher, Tim Capasso, Keshia Rice, John Carter, Christine Sperow, Kristen Miranda, Al Conklin, Chris Larson, Ashton Pellom, Mark Davenport and Alexis Mitchell for morning newscast; Carter, Sperow, Pellom, Davenport, Thomas Hopkins and Mitchell for breaking news; Molly Grantham and Joseph Muller for specialty report; Steve Crump for historical feature.
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At WCNC (Channel 36), producer Jacqueline Hauser for weekend newscast; news director Matt King and staff for breaking news and for continuing coverage; Michelle Boudin, John Gray and Robin Lipe for general assignment; Boudin for light feature; Christopher Clark for sportscast, news feature, daily promo (two nominations), short-form editor and Clark and Devon Heffer for sports event.
At WTVI (Channel 42), Jeff Sonier and Doug Stacker for consumer report; Amy Burkett and Jeff Rivenbark for magazine. At WJZY (Channel 46), Karen D. Johnson for spot promo.
At Raycom Sports, Jeremy Williams, John Hairston, Boris Rogers, Maxwell Brooke (two nominations) and two nominations for sports promo; Williams (two nominations), Maxwell Brooke, Richard Brooke, Alex Farmartino, Robert Reichley, David Barringer (two nominations) and Chris Duzan for sports feature; Farmartino, Lonnie Dale for sports event; Williams, Maxwell Brooke, Richard Brooke, David Daly and Cory Alexander for documentary.
At the Carolina Panthers, Peter Vacho, Riley Fields and Doug Bell for children’s program. At Fox Sports South, Adam Shumaker for graphic arts. At the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson for arts. Fred Story of Concentrix Music for historical, magazine and composer (two nominations). …
Fox Sports paid tribute during Sunday’s Panthers game to the late Steve Byrnes, motorsports expert for Fox Sports 1. Fox cameras dropped in on wife Karen Byrnes and son Bryson during a pre-game tailgate in honor of Byrnes, who died of cancer in April.