He joins the Bahakel CW affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., from WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.
In 2013, Bahakel Communications’ WCCB Charlotte, N.C., lost its Fox affiliation when Fox bought WJZY there. Few would have expected the station to continue to prosper, but now — entering its third fall premiere season with the lesser-known CW network — WCCB has set itself apart as the little channel that could.
Bahakel Communications-owned CW affiliate WCCB Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), has added Amanda Fitzpatrick to its news department as a weekend evening anchor. Her first day is scheduled for Sept. 1. Fitzpatrick most recently was an anchor at KDAF Dallas. She previously worked at WTVD Raleigh, N.C.; WCSC Charleston, S.C., and WALB Albany, Ga. Fitzpatrick has […]
Newsy Ramps Up For 24/7 News
Reporter/anchor Ned Hibberd is leaving Houston (DMA 10) to become assistant news director at WJZY-WMYT, the Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 25). His last day at KRIV will be Sunday, Nov. 24, when he will sign off the 9 p.m. newscast. His first day at WCCB will be Dec. 2. Hibberd has been with […]
When the Charlotte Knights move to their new stadium uptown next season, the minor league baseball team may also find a home on TV. Jim White, station manager at Bahakel’s Fox affiliate WCCB, says the station is in discussions with the Knights but has yet to reach an agreement.
Bahakel’s former Fox affiliate in North Carolina will start airing the CW lineup on July 1.
With 13 years in Charlotte, White is the longest-serving news director in town. He learned over the weekend that he was being replaced at the Fox affiliate by his assistant news director, Angela Robbins.
The move is a result of Fox’s buying Capitol Broadcasting’s CW and MNT affiliates there, WJZY and WMYT. Jim Babb, EVP-COO of WCCB owner Bahakel Communications, says they were informed of the move Monday morning and are “already exploring various options.”