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Channel 47 Anchor Megan Rupe Headed to DC; Where is Aaron Abeytia?



Former KMJ anchor Aaron Abeytia found a Heartland home. CBS 47's Megan Rupe is headed to DC. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Megan Rupe, the morning anchor at CBS 47, has found new work 3,000 miles east.

She announced on Facebook she is joining WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC. She’s been with CBS 47 and sister station KSEE since 2014.

“KSEE24 was my very first home in the news industry. I started as an intern in college–chasing reporters all over town and trying to absorb every piece of advice. It’s been almost a decade now of incredible learning and growth–on both the professional and personal level,” Rupe said.

The move jumps Rupe from the 55th largest TV market to #9.

Perhaps she will run into Erik Rosales, an alumnus of Fresno TV stations, now Capitol Hill reporter nationally for EWTN.

Abeytia Brings Deep Voice to the Heartland

In 2011, an 17-year old Sanger kid called into KMJ radio’s “The Ray Appleton Show.” The news director fell in love with his deep voice and hired Aaron Abeytia a few months later, when he turned 18.

For ten years, Abeytia helped produce and read the top-of-the-hour newscasts. He left a year ago to pursue voice acting gigs.

But, he’s back on the air, the news anchor for KTVO, the ABC affiliate in Kirksville, MO, the 200th ranked TV media market (out of 210). The TV market (combined with Ottumwa, IA) is about 135,062 people.

KTVO is a Sinclair station, which also owns KMPH Fox 26 (and WJLA in the above story, for that matter). I would imagine in a year or so, Abeytia would have a great chance of returning home.

And, if you’ve never heard his voice, click below. Hard to believe he is only 29.

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