MEDIA MOVES

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MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS
Cary Wilton, a senior at Washington State University in winemaking, is the new half-time sports and weekend photographer at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. He replaces Nathan Howard, who left after graduating from WSU in journalism to tour Europe.

TELEVISION

Boise market

IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION
Brad Iverson-Long, formerly a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, has joined “Idaho Reports” as an associate producer.

KBOI2 News
Reporter Eric Gonzales has left the station. New reporter Jeff Platt joins the staff from Cody, Wyoming. New producer Rachel Bjornestad also comes from Cody, while new producer Anja Kurtagic is from Boise.

KTVB-TV Newschannel 7
Reporter and weekend anchor Justin Corr left for a position as a morning anchor in Springfield, Mich. Brian Holmes has been promoted to full-time weather and Idaho life feature reporter.

KIVI Today’s 6/Fox 9 On Your Side
J Bates has moved from anchor/reporter to be the new Boise Director of Digital for E.W. Scripps.

Idaho Falls/Pocatello market

KIFI/KIDK TV
New Pocatello reporter Angelina Dixson arrives from Las Vegas. Lance Leonard, producer, came from Kansas State. Producer Morgan Timmons left to spend more time with family.
Lewiston market

KLEW-TV
New reporter Suzette Reynoso arrived from San Francisco.
Twin Falls market

KMVT-TV
Gray Television purchased KMVT, officially taking over on July 1; the company owns TV stations that get signals to 10% of the United States. Recent staff changes include the departure of weekend sports/weekday reporter Nikki K, who moved back east; and weekend anchor/weekday reporter Rachel Holt, who took a job in New York.

New arrivals include Zack Rickens, new weekend sports anchor/weekday reporter, who comes from Penn State University. Tim Coles is the new General Manger. He comes from WKYT and WYMT and was a digital sales manager. New News Director Chris Huston comes from KTAL in Shreveport, La.  He has worked previously at KIVI and KIDK.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

United Dairymen of Idaho has hired Will Hoenike as its consumer confidence manager; he will promote the state’s dairy industry through events and publicity and manage the organization’s website and social media presence. Hoenike was media and community relations director for the Idaho Steelheads and CenturyLink Arena for the past six years. He’s a past sports reporter, anchor and producer for KIVI-TV Channel 6 in Nampa.