Michael Moely Leaving Channel 5
Reporter Michael Moely is leaving Channel 5 to be an anchor at a Myrtle Beach TV station not yet on the air.
Moely leaves May 2 for WMBF-TV, Raycom Media's new NBC affiliate (Channel 32) in Myrtle Beach/Florence, S.C. The all-digital station plans to sign on Aug. 8 (8-8-08), in conjunction with NBC's Summer Olympics opening ceremonies, says the station's website. (Like the CinCW here, it will be available to HDTV and digital TV owners, and to analog TV owners with the new digital converter boxes.)
Moely, hired two years ago by Channel 5, will be working for News Director Matt Miller, who resigned as Channel 9 assistant news director in January to assemble the Myrtle Beach TV news team.
Moely had done some fill-in anchoring at Channel 5. Before coming here, he was weekend anchor and reporter at the Indianapolis Fox station. The South Bend native also has worked for stations in Grand Rapids, West Lafayette and his hometown.