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Media Movers: WSOC’s Tanner facing new cancer surgery

Rob Tanner
Rob Tanner

WSOC-FM (103.7) morning host Rob Tanner faces another surgery in his battle against cancer after the discovery during a regular check-up of a low-grade tumor on his right kidney. Doctors will remove it and part of the kidney as well. Tanner says prognosis is good. …

Chris Clark, WCNC’s (Channel 36) sports director since September 2012, leaves the station after his contract is not renewed. … Kirstin Garriss joins Time Warner Cable News in Charlotte as government reporter. Garriss, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, comes from the NBC affiliate in Hagerstown, Md. …

Ainsley Earhardt, who graduated from the University of South Carolina and worked for the CBS affiliate in Columbia before joining the Fox News Channel in 2007, has been named co-host of the “Fox & Friends” weekday morning show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. She replaces Elisabeth Hasselbeck at the end of February.

Mark Washburn: 704-358-5007, @WashburnChObs