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Media Movers: New anchor team debuts Sept. 21 on WCNC

Beth Troutman
Beth Troutman

Beth Troutman, the new co-anchor with WCNC (Channel 36), will debut Sept. 21 alongside Fred Shropshire. It’s the same week the new fall shows are rolled out. … After 15 years as a reporter at WCNC, Tony Burbeck is leaving the news business for a job in private industry.

Rob Eicher, chief meteorologist at WJZY (Channel 46) since it debuted a newscast in 2014, leaves the station and heads for Boston, where his wife, former WSOC (Channel 9) morning reporter Stephanie Coueignoux, has taken a new job. … Michelle Harper, promoted in January to general sales manager at WSOC, becomes vice president of sales at the station’s parent company, Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. …

Ben Bradford, environmental reporter at WFAE-FM (NPR, 90.7), leaves Friday for a new job with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, Calif. … Doug James, formerly director of sales for Emmis Communications’ New York City radio stations, takes over as manager of Radio One’s stations in Charlotte, including WOSF-FM (“Old School” 105.1) and WPZS-FM (“Praise” 100.9). Before getting into media, James played football at the University of Michigan for Bo Schembechler. He succeeds Til Levesque, who arrived in the job in January. …

Comedian Pam Stone returns to civilian life at her horse farm in upstate South Carolina after NBC pulls the plug on a reboot of the “Coach” series shortly after shooting began in LA. …

Project Learning Curve,” a marketing campaign encouraging handwriting by Eric Mower and Associates for Fort Mill, S.C.-based Domtar, has been named to the short list for a prestigious Clio advertising award. Patrick Short, creative director, oversaw the team. … Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville will be featured in a segment produced by Keith Blatz on “North Carolina Weekend,” 9 p.m. Thursday, UNC-TV (Channel 58).

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