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Media Movers: Brien Blakely to join Fox46’s morning show

Brien Blakely
Brien Blakely

Five years after leaving WCCB (Channel 18), Brien Blakely will return to Charlotte TV in January as weekday anchor of “Good Day Charlotte” on WJZY (Channel 46) with co-hosts Page Crawford and Barbara Lash. Blakely left WCCB (Channel 18) abruptly after a dust-up with a producer that came to blows in the news director’s office in January 2011. Blakely was a principal in WCCB’s “Defend Charlotte” series, which focused on development and won a regional Emmy in 2008. …

Joe Gillespie joins WBT’s (1110) reporting staff part-time. He was most recently in the radio business in Las Vegas. … Anna Douglas, named reporter of the year by the S.C. Press Association. is leaving The Herald of Rock Hill for a job in McClatchy’s Washington bureau as correspondent for the Raleigh News & Observer. …

Maureen O’Boyle, Kim Saxon and Leighton Grant are honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas with a first place entertainment award for their profile of Miriam Weeks, a Duke freshman who paid her bills by working as an adult film star. … Former Observer reporter Marion Ellis is working on a book about former First Union CEO Cliff Cameron and looking for people with stories about him; his email is ellisellisinc@nc.rr.com.

Mark Washburn: 704-358-5007, @WashburnChObs

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