The word coming out of KSHB these days is that new General Manager Brian Bracco started shaking things up the minute he arrived on the scene at the NBC affiliate on December 3.
After all, Bracco had spent much of his career at Kansas City ratings leader KMBC and parent Hearst Broadcasting for 25 years. He had some very definite ideas on how to run a station.
It now looks like he is putting those ideas into action.
Earlier today word surfaced that reporter Beth Vaughn was heading to Indianapolis to co-anchor the morning show on WRTV.
Now the word is that meteorologist George Waldenberger will be leaving KSHB and heading to WFTV in Orlando. His first day on the ABC affiliate owned by Cox Media will be Jan. 16.
Waldenberger first worked at KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, until August 2007. He then spent two years at KJRH-TV in Tulsa before joining KSHB.
Ironically, Waldenberger’ s profile on the KSHB site begins this way:
“I’m going to go ahead and say this right away, I like snow. From blizzards to flurries, I think it’s all great. Kansas City has some of the most exciting weather in the world! Thunderstorms, heat waves, cold snaps, ice storms, and floods along with a little snow on the side all keep my job here very challenging.”
Good luck covering those Orlando snowstorms…