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Tammie Souza back, Amy Freeze out at Ch. 32

Tower Ticker | Fox-owned WFLD-Ch. 32 on Thursday announced its re-hire of weathercaster Tammie Souza, a move rumored so long that viewers can be excused for thinking it occurred. It also has hired an Indianapolis anchor as a general assignment reporter.

As expected, WFLD will not be renewing the the contract of lead weathercaster Amy Freeze, who’s expected to leave in the next month after four years at the station. Bill Bellis, the chief meteorologist at Phoenix’s KNXV-TV since 2003, is set to slide into Freeze’s Channel 32 post in late February.

Sources said there were discussions with Freeze about continuing at WFLD in a non-weather role, but nothing has come of that.

In a move not involving the weather department, WFLD has hired Tisha Lewis, an anchor at Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co.’s WXIN-TV in Indianapolis, as a general assignment reporter, beginning Feb. 2.

Fox’s Ailes apologizes for calling NPR execs Nazis

From The New York Times | Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, publicly apologized on Thursday for comparing NPR executives to Nazis.

Chevy, Busch lead World Series advertisers

Fox Broadcasting has sold about 90 percent of the commercial time for Major League Baseball’s World Series, with automakers, phone companies and financial services firms buying advertising for postseason games. Get the full story »

Hulu launches preview of $9.99 subscription

Popular online video service Hulu on Tuesday will announce the launch a preview of an ad-supported subscription service that will offer top broadcast shows in high definition to be viewed from a plethora of devices, including Internet-connected TVs, set-top boxes and game consoles, as well as portable devices such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone.