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Media Movers: Channel 9’s Allison Latos named NC Anchor of the Year

Allison Latos with Anchor of the Year award from the N.C. Association of Broadcasters at their annual meeting in Greensboro. Latos joined WSOC (Channel 9) in 2011 as morning anchor.
Allison Latos with Anchor of the Year award from the N.C. Association of Broadcasters at their annual meeting in Greensboro. Latos joined WSOC (Channel 9) in 2011 as morning anchor. WSOC

WSOC (Channel 9) morning anchor Allison Latos is named Anchor of the Year by the N.C. Association of Broadcasters. … WSOC adds Angela Hong as morning reporter. Hong is now at the sister Cox Media Group station in Tulsa, Okla., and starts July 20. She is a graduate of Atlanta’s Emory University. …

At WFAE-FM (NPR, 90.7), Lisa Worf moves up from reporter to assistant news director. … Ashley Stroehlein is named weekend sports anchor at WBTV (Channel 3). … WCCB (Channel 18) anchor Morgan Fogarty welcomes her second child, Sadie Elizabeth, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. …

American Advertising Federation/Charlotte announces new officers: Jonathan Piscitelli, president; Alex Butz, vice president for programs; Rain Newman, vice president for membership; Hanna Huffman, treasurer; and Shruti Chandra, secretary. …

WAVO-AM (1150) opens another PBS-style fundraising period to raise money to pay for license fees so it can continue to play adults standards music, says Tom Gentry, general manager. Last year’s drive raised $16,000, and if this year’s campaign reaches $18,000, WAVO will begin streaming its music on the Internet. …

Anniversary of note: WHKY-AM (1290) in Hickory is marking its 75th birthday this year and had on-air remembrances from Tom Long Sr., part of the family that owns the station, who recalled being in the studio as a boy the day it went on the air from the Hotel Hickory.

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