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Brien Blakely rises to evening anchor at Fox46

Brien Blakely
Brien Blakely

At WJZY (Channel 46), Brien Blakely moves up to anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts beside Kayla Ayres as Bill Melugin moves to reporting. Blakely, former anchor at WCCB (Channel 18), joined the Fox station’smorning show in January. Ned Hibberd, assistant news director for three years, departs from Fox46. …

Anniversary of note: Anchor Paul Cameron marks 35 years at WBTV (Channel 3). … Jean Zoutewelle becomes chief financial officer at WFAE-FM (NPR, 90.7), succeeding the retiring Debra Peterson, who has been at the station for 24 years. Zoutewelle is a Davidson College graduate and has been working as an adviser to not-for-profit enterprises. …

Reporter Bora Kim departs from WCNC (Channel 36) after three years. … Jamillah Muhammad departs from Beasley Media Group’s WPEG-FM (“Power 98,” 97.9) and WBAV-FM (“V” 101.9) where she was operations manager for about a year. …

David Hains, director of communication for the Diocese of Charlotte, wins a Gabriel Award and citation from the Catholic Press Association for “Cherubs Expands,” about the restaurant and grocery that Holy Angels of Belmont operates for the handicapped.The segment aired on “Carolina Now” on UNC-TV.

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