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Media Movers; WJZY names new co-anchor to morning show

Jason Harper joins Good Day Charlotte on WJZY (Channel 46) as co-anchor with Page Crawford, replacing Barbara Lash who left last year. Harper was most recently an independent telecaster in Little Rock, Ark. … Logan Sherrill leaves WJZY for a job at the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va. …

Taking the mid-morning slot at WBT-AM (1110) is Scott Fitzgerald, replacing Keith Larson. Fitzgerald Scott has worked in radio in Dayton, Ohio, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., Birmingham, Ala., and Raleigh. … WSOC-FM (103.7) morning host Rob Tanner reports that his most recent cancer scan showed no recurrence of the GIST tumor or a right kidney cancer, but did detect a mass on the adrenal gland, likely benign. …

Stefanie Ponte joins WBTV (Channel 3) from the ABC affiliate in in Great Falls, Montana. … Former WSOC (Channel 9) consumer reporter Don Griffin joins One Hour Heating and Air as commercial spokesman. … Barry Finkelstein has been promoted at Luquire George Andrews to head public relations operations. Judi Wax, whom he succeeds, remains an executive vice president at LGA. …

Jim Babb, chief operating officer of Charlotte-based Bahakel Communications, marks his 85th birthday, and still going strong. Babb joined WBTV in 1956 and has been a force in Charlotte broadcasting for decades. … Mark Kemp returns as editor-in-chief of Creative Loafing, the third time he has held the position. Kemp edited CL in the mid-2000s as well as the late 2010s. … Former Charlotte CL editor Carlton Hargo returns as editor-in-chief of the Atlanta edition of the alternate weekly, his second time in that position. …

Local winners of regional Emmy Awards include Joanne Hock of GreyHawk Films for community service campaign; former WCNC (Channel 36) sports director Chris Clark for best sportscast, and for news editing; Alex Farmartino, Robert Reichley, David Barringer, Jeremy Williams, Chris Duzan, Billy McCoy, Joshua Vinson and Jonathan Robbins of Raycom Sports for ACC tournament event; Duzan, Farmartino and Maxwell Brooke of Raycom Sports for historical documentary; Fred Story of Concentrix Music and South Design for composing/arranging; Julie Szulczewski, Kim Holt, Erica Bryant, Dana Ellison, Bill Bruce, Jeremy Letterman, Jed Dorton, Bridget Russo and Dave Kaminsky of WSOC (Channel 9) for news special; Corey Schmidt and Nick Ochsner of WBTV (Channel 3) for investigative report; Schmidt and Ochsner for serious feature; Jamie Boll and Leighton Grant of WBTV for consumer report; Kristen Hampton of WBTV for specialty report.

Mark Washburn: 704-358-5007, @WashburnChObs

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