7News morning anchor Anne Allred is done at the NBC-affil. The six-year veteran reported on her Twitter that she had accepted a job in St. Louis.
“After 6 yrs at
#7news I am moving on to work in my hometown of St. Louis at #KSDK I am forever grateful to all the viewers. I’ll miss Bos!!”
After arriving on Bulfinch Place in 2006 from the ABC and Fox duopoly in Columbus, Ohio, Allred was quickly promoted to weekday mornings. Along with fellow former-weekender Adam Williams, Allred oversaw the expansion of the morning newscast as well as the addition of a third anchor.
No word on her start date in St. Louis.
7News has announced that they have hired a new weekend morning anchor. Kayna Whitworth, currently with Tucson CBS-affil KOLD, will join the station as weekday reporter and weekend anchor.
Whitworth has spent the past two years in Tucson, where she joined in 2010 from a station in Idaho. No word yet on her arrival on Bulfinch Place.
Fox25 has finally named a replacement for departed morning met Cindy Fitzgibbon. Shiri Spear, formerly of Miami’s WTVJ (NBC/6), has been hired at the Dedham-based O&O.
Spear was lauded by 25 news director Paul McGonagle, remarking in a statement, “Shiri brings an abundance of knowledge and experience in forecasting New England weather,” adding, “She will be a great addition to the FOX25 weather team and we’re happy to welcome her back to her hometown.”
The New England native will join the Fox25 Morning News on November 19th. She replaces Cindy Fitzgibbon, who left the station in September to “take a breather.”
Providence CBS-affil WPRI has promoted Karen Rezendes to News Director. Rezendes, who has served in capacity of Assistant News Director as well as Manager of Special Projects during her time at the Rhode Island duopoly, replaces Joe Abouzeid, who left for LIN TV sister station WDTN earlier this year. WPRI and WNAC GM Patrick Wholey released the following statement:
For the past sixteen years, Karen has played a key role in successfully growing our Eyewitness News ratings. She’s a great leader and possesses an incredible news instinct. Karen has been instrumental in developing and growing our Target 12 investigative brand and our Eyewitness News brand across all platforms. She’s the perfect person to continue the momentum and success of our news stations and will continue to provide viewers with the high quality of news coverage they’ve come to expect from Eyewitness News.
Karen Rezendes has been with WPRI and WNAC since 1996. She previously worked at Newport News/Virginia Beach CBS-affil WTKR.