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Natalie Pasquarella takes top news spot at New York NBC station

Natalie Pasquarella
Natalie Pasquarella

A year after departing from WSOC (Channel 9), Natalie Pasquarella moves up to the key co-anchor job at the NBC-owned station in New York beside Chuck Scarborough on the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Pasquarella started last year in New York as a weekend anchor after seven years with WSOC. …

Charlotte advertising veteran Russ Dymond, once named the best TV copywriter in the Southeast by Ad Week, has released his first novel, “Luke’s Way” from Moonshine Cove Publishing. It is set at a Charlotte ad agency and is full of Charlotte references. … Richard Neer, a New York sports-talk radio host who lives in Mooresville, also has a Charlotte-centric book out, “The Master Builders,” second in his mystery series about private detective Riley King. It’s about a corrupt developer enjoying Charlotte’s construction boom and is rich with local references from Davidson to Ballantyne. …

Logan Sherrill, who joined WJZY (Channel 46) in January 2014, will depart in December to become weekend news anchor at the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va. … Trish Williford, who left WSOC early this year, joins the anchor desk at the NBC affiliate in Savannah, Ga. … Garrett Heaberlin is named publisher of Charlotte Magazine. He moves up from Atlanta Magazine, where he was ad director. …

“House Hunters” (10 p.m. Thursday, HGTV) features a segments on a couple moving from California to Charlotte. Among the local sites visited is Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Mark Washburn: 704-358-5007, @WashburnChObs