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Media Movers: WCNC’s Brad Panovich notes historical Panthers’ kickoff

Dianne Gallagher
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Only WCNC (Channel 36) meteorologist Brad Panovich, who obsesses over everything weather, would have noticed this: Sunday’s game, he tweeted at kickoff, was the hottest Panthers home opener in team history at 91 degrees. … Former WCNC reporter Dianne Gallagher joins CNN Newsource in Washington as national correspondent. Gallagher came to Channel 36 in 2011 from CN2 News in Rock Hill. …

WBTV (Channel 3) general manager Nick Simonette moves up to group vice president for television with parent Raycom Media. He remains based in Charlotte. … WBTV morning anchor and Appalachian State University alum John Carter will host “Memories of Clyde McLean,” a documentary about Charlotte’s first TV forecaster and host of the old “Top O’ the Day” show. It airs 8 p.m. Monday on Charter Cable channel 198 in Watauga and Avery counties and streams online at watchapptv.com. …

Jack Flagler joins the Gaston Gazette as sports editor from the Springfield Republican in Massachusetts. … WFAE-FM (90.7) reporter Tom Bullock will be part of a team producing local and national stories for National Public Radio’s 2016 political coverage. Bullock will focus on tracking contributions and how the money is used to craft messages, get voters to the polls and motivate voters. …

A campaign for Fort Mill, S.C.-based paper manufacturer Domtar, “Project Learning Curve,” has won a prestigious bronze Clio national advertising award for Eric Mower + Associates. Patrick Short, creative director, oversaw the team.

Mark Washburn: 704-358-5007, @WashburnChObs

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