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Media Movers: New Ch. 64 anchor coming from Dayton

John Paul
John Paul

Joining WAXN’s (Channel 64) morning newscast as anchor in August is John Paul, who comes from sister Cox station in Dayton, Ohio, where he worked for seven years. Before Dayton, he worked at the Cox station in Steubenville, Ohio, with Allison Latos and Natalie Pasquarella of WSOC (Channel 9) and WAXN. Paul was raised in Kalamazoo, Mich., and graduated from Western Michigan University. …

Trent Haston, president of the Roby Cos., and Ashley Davis, president of Roby Realty, will host a show airing 9 a.m. Sundays on WBT-AM (1110) about homeowner topics. … Former Channel 9 anchor Kim Brattain, who now runs the production company Kim Brattain Media, was named one of five finalists in the “No Small Thing” video competition, describing what her firm offers, sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners. …

Kimberly Lawson will leave Creative Loafing later this month, two years after she took over as editor. She plans to return to Georgia and be a freelance writer. … Photographer Kevin Ridley leaves WCNC (Channel 36) after nine years to take a job with Lowe’s corporate communications in Mooresville. …

Former Channel 9 anchor and WBT talk show host Vince Coakley is resting at home while recovering from a heart attack last Wednesday. … WBTV (Channel 3) anchor Jamie Boll will be off the air a few days, healing from a black eye and stitches incurred by a collision with a metal pole during a home improvement project.

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