Toni Miles promoted at Texas TV station

Miles

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A former WLOX-TV news reporter and weekend anchor has been promoted to morning anchor at a CBS affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Toni Miles joined the staff of KZTV Action 10 News as an investigative reporter in early August. She has since been promoted to a morning news anchor position and will continue to report for the station’s news desk.

She was among staff members of WLOX which received the Peabody and Edward Murrow awards for work during Hurricane Katrina.

Her contract was up for renewal in the fall of 2008 when she was among several people arrested in a drug raid at the home of Gulfport businessman Ronnie Blacklidge Jr. WLOX declined to renew her contract.

A Harrison County grand jury in May found insufficient evidence to indict Miles but the jury did indict Blacklidge, whom she was dating, and two other men.

Miles, 32, has 10 years’ experience in broadcast journalism. She has worked with two other TV stations, including WXXV-FOX 25 in Gulfport when the affiliate provided a local news program.

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