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Jamie Dupree Leaving Cox Media Group

“I am looking for work,” Dupree wrote on his public Facebook feed Monday afternoon. “I had a great run, working with fantastic colleagues at our radio and TV stations.”

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Jamie Dupree, a Washington DC based reporter who’s been a steady presence on 95.5 WSB in Atlanta has announced he’s leaving Cox Media Group after 30 years. Dupree is an award-winning journalist who has covered various presidential administrations including George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump.

“I am looking for work,” Dupree wrote on his public Facebook feed Monday afternoon. “I had a great run, working with fantastic colleagues at our radio and TV stations.”

Dupree suffers from a rare medical condition called tongue protrusion dystonia, in which his brain, his tongue and vocal muscles don’t match up, making it difficult for him to speak.

“I may not be able to speak, but I can still report,” Dupree said on Twitter. 

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Ken Charles Named Director of Branding and Programming at 95.5 WSB

“I’m excited to join the amazingly talented team at 95.5 WSB,”

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Longtime news/talk programmer Ken Charles has been tabbed as the new Director of Branding and Programming for 95.5 WSB in Atlanta.

Charles comes to WSB after programming KNX in Los Angeles. He was also is the Audacy News Format Vice President. He replaces Drew Anderssen, who joined Audcay’s KRLD in Dallas in April.

“I’m excited to join the amazingly talented team at 95.5 WSB. Thanks to Jaleigh Long, Rob Babin and Chris Eagan for giving me the chance to be a part of one of America’s top brands,” Charles said. “I can’t wait to get back to Atlanta and build on WSB’s 100-year commitment to local news and community service.

Charles had overseen several stations in Tampa, Houston, and Miami in addition to his role with KNX in Los Angeles.

“Ken is a brilliantly strategic programmer with decades of leadership experience,” said Cox Media Group Vice President of Audience & Operations Chris Eagan. “I’m excited to watch KEN grow and evolve this legendary brand.”

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Tomi Lahren: Liz Cheney Should ‘Join The View or Some Other Liberal Network’

“Or better yet, maybe join the ladies of The View or host your own show on one of the many liberal networks. Either way, stay away from the GOP!”

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During a Fox News Commentary, host Tomi Lahren suggested Liz Cheney would have better luck in media rather than politics after losing her House of Representatives seat to primary challenger Harriet Hageman.

“My suggestion would be to run as a Democrat, it’s a much more fitting description,” Lahren argued. “Or better yet, maybe join the ladies of The View or host your own show on one of the many liberal networks. Either way, stay away from the GOP!”

Many have speculated that Cheney’s next move, depending on a potential Presidential campaign, could be in the media. CNN’s Don Lemon said “no network would turn down” Cheney if she wanted to do a show on a cable news outlet.

Cheney’s loss to Hageman appears to be the second largest by an incumbent House member in 60 years.

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WNRI Host John DePetro Arrested After Facebook Live From Potential Crime Scene

DePetro went live on Facebook outside the home that was the center of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. Lester, a Warwick resident, has been missing since May.

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WNRI-AM Woonsocket, Rhode Island host John DePetro was arrested Tuesday after trespassing outside outside a Warwick, Rhode Island home.

DePetro went live on Facebook outside the home that was the center of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. Lester, a Warwick resident, has been missing since May. In the video, DePetro confronts what appears to be the owner of the residence, Mark Perkins, being investigated. The owner then starts a lawn mower and appears to push it in the DePetro’s direction. On his website, DePetro described the altercation as an “attack”. DePetro claims Perkins assaulted him while shouting he would kill the radio host. Perkins was later arrested for assault, which DePetro captured on vide..

DePetro told WLNE-TV “We can continue to search for answers into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. We will offer a vigorous courtroom defense and I expect to be fully exonerated at trial where we will call the owner of the home to the stand.”

Warwick police charged DePetro with “willful trespassing”. His court date is slated for Thursday, September 1st.

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