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Hey Jude – WDRB Moves Redfield in, Emmick out

May 3, 2011
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Jude Redfield will join Fox41

Jude Redfield, formerly of WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, has joined the Fox41 weather team, and Paul Emmick is out.

Multiple sources have told me the move has been in the works for a while. News director Barry Fulmer gave me the standard email response:  “Our company policy is that we do not discuss personnel issues with anyone outside of our building.”

Redfield, a WKU graduate, seems to be a major weather geek and was beloved in Indy, if his Facebook page is any indication. Though he left the station in March, he has continued to post weather-related status updates. Redfield won Emmys in 2006, 2007 and 2008, doing the mid-day and early evening weather for the NBC afffiliate. Before that, Redfield worked at stations in Norfolk, Va., Harrisburg, Ill. and Hopkinsville in Kentucky.

He wrote on April 10 that he would be starting his new job in Louisville “in a few weeks.”

Marc Weinberg will move from mornings to evenings, and Redfield will move into Weinberg’s spot.

WDRB's Paul Emmick

Emmick, a native of Owensboro, also studied at WKU. Before joining Fox41 he worked at an Evansville station and for The Weather Channel. He’s got a law degree as well.

As for why Emmick and his big voice are leaving, none of my sources seem to know, and the station isn’t saying.

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Rick Redding

Rick is the entrepreneur behind LouisvilleKy.com. He’s been a world-famous blogger since thinking up The ‘Ville Voice back in 2006. Before leaving that start-up in 2009, he was voted the city’s best blogger by Louisville Magazine. LEO Readers voted his site the best independent news site in the city. In 2009 he organized a news operation at LouisvilleMojo and headed up the Local Voices blog team at WLKY.com in 2010. A long time ago, he was a beat reporter at Business First, launched business news operations in the Kiosk and Pizza industries, and wrote a media column at LEO. He’s a Louisville native and a graduate of WKU.

4 Responses to Hey Jude – WDRB Moves Redfield in, Emmick out

  1. Rick Redding on May 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    An astute reader called to inform me that Emmick is headed to South Bend’s WBND, ABC 57. That’s where WHAS-TV’s Jamie Martin is headed.

    • Janeece on July 15, 2011 at 12:47 am

      That addresses several of my cnocrens actually.

  2. Lottie on July 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I am tolalty wowed and prepared to take the next step now.

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