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Pittsburgh Stations Cover School Stabbing Spree - Posted April 9, 2014
Stations in Pittsburgh broke in to network morning shows today with news of multiple stabbings at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. ABC affiliate WTAE was the first station to report the news, breaking in to "Good Morning America" at 7:44 a.m. Kelly Frey and Michelle Wright... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin Joins WTAE - Posted September 12, 2013
Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin is joining WTAE, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. He begins October 1 as the station's morning and noon meteorologist. MacLaughlin comes from ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory Joining WGN - Posted July 19, 2013
Demetrius Ivory will be joining Chicago CW affiliate WGN as a morning meteorologist. "As we expand our WGN Morning News to 10am, we look forward to Demetrius joining our 'must watch' Morn... [TVSpy]

Sportscaster Ryan Recker Joins WTAE - Posted July 16, 2013
Ryan Recker is joining WTAE as the morning sports anchor and reporter, the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate announced this afternoon. He begins July 18. Recker, a Pittsburgh native, comes from ... [TVSpy]

Janelle Hall Named Noon Anchor at WTAE - Posted July 1, 2013
Janelle Hall has been named anchor of the 12 p.m. newscast at WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. "An accomplished journalist and skilled live broadcaster, Janelle is a great fit for the Noon new... [TVSpy]

Sally Wiggin Leaving WTAE Anchor Desk - Posted June 21, 2013
WTAE has announced noon anchor Sally Wiggin will ... [TVSpy]

WTAE Adds Investigative Reporter - Posted June 14, 2013
WTAE has announced the hiring of Bofta Yimam... [TVSpy]

Charles Wolfertz Named President and General Manager of WTAE - Posted May 23, 2013
Charles Wolfertz has been named president and general manager of WTAE, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. His appointment is effective June 1. Wolfertz has been general sales manager ... [TVSpy]

Michael Hayes Named SVP of Hearst Television - Posted May 17, 2013
Michael J. Hayes has been named senior vice president and group head of Hearst Television. Hayes comes from WTAE, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, where he has been president ... [TVSpy]

Jackie Schafer Joins WTAE in Pittsburgh - Posted April 11, 2013
Jackie Schafer is joining Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE as a reporter and weekend morning anchor. "Jackie has the experience and skill to accurately cover news for Pittsburgh and the ... [TVSpy]

Matt Belanger Joins WTAE as Weekend Anchor - Posted April 4, 2013
Matt Belanger is joining Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE as a weekend anchor later this month. Belanger, who begins April 24, will anchor the weekend evening newscasts alongside ... [TVSpy]

Jim Parsons Promoted to Assistant News Director at WTAE - Posted April 3, 2013
WTAE investigative reporter Jim Parsons has been promoted to assistant news director at the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate. "We believe that in his new role as assistant news director, Jim will cont... [TVSpy]

A.J. Ross Joins WKYC in Cleveland - Posted March 26, 2013
A.J. Ross is joining Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC on April 15, according to the station's Direct... [TVSpy]

WTAE Defamation Lawsuit Settled - Posted January 4, 2013
WTAE, Hearst's ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, has settled a defamation lawsuit with a woman who accused the station of wrongly showing her photo during a report on a kidnapping case, ... [TVSpy]

WTAE Wants Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed - Posted December 14, 2012
WTAE is seeking to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate that was transferred to federal court last week. Kathy Bass is s... [TVSpy]

WTAE Sued for Defamation, Invasion of Privacy - Posted December 11, 2012
A defamation lawsuit against Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE was transferred into federal court last week, accord... [TVSpy]

Kelly Brennan Joins WTAE as Reporter - Posted November 1, 2012
Kelly Brennan will join Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate WTAE as a reporter. Brennan, who is the sister of WPXI reporter ... [TVSpy]

Justin Antoniotti Named News Director at WTAE - Posted October 11, 2012
Justin Antoniotti will take over as news director of WTAE, Hearst Television's ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, beginning today. It is a move within Hearst for Antoniotti, who c... [TVSpy]

WTAE News Director Bongiorno Says Goodbye - Posted October 8, 2012
Alex Bongiorno, news director for Pittsburgh's WTAE since 2009 is leaving the station according to the ... [TVSpy]

Paige Harrison Named News Director at WPBF - Posted September 11, 2012
Paige Harrison is joining WPBF as news director. Harrison comes to the West Palm Beach ABC affiliate from WTAE in Pittsburgh where she w... [TVSpy]

Keith Jones Named Morning Anchor at WCAU - Posted June 25, 2012
Beginning in July, Keith Jones will be the morning anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia, the NBC O&O announced today. Jones comes to WCAU from ... [TVSpy]

Shiba Russell Replacing Sue Simmons at WNBC - Posted June 18, 2012
In a move that many have anticipated since she joined the station last year, Shiba Russell is r... [TVSpy]

Jerry Martz Joins Weather Central From WSYX - Posted May 1, 2012
Chief meteorologist Jerry Martz has left WSYX to join Weather Central, an independent weather data and graphics supplier. Martz joined WSYX, the ABC-affiliate in Columbus, in 2006. ... [TVSpy]

Janelle Hall Moves From Weekends to Weekdays at Pittsburgh's WTAE - Posted April 26, 2012
Janelle Hall has been added to the WTAE morning newscast as a traffic and breaking news anchor. Hall, who has worked at the Pittsburgh ABC-affiliate since 2004, has been the week... [TVSpy]

WTAE Airs Wrong Lottery Numbers - Posted March 2, 2012
Pittsburgh ABC-affiliate WTAE mistakenly aired the wrong Powerball numbers at the end of its 11 p.m. newscast on Wednesday. WTAE, which has been airing the national Powerball drawi... [TVSpy]

Robert Bee Named GM of WBRE-WYOU - Posted January 13, 2012
Robert Bee has been named vice president and general manager of WBRE in Wilkes-Barre-Scranton. In addition to overseeing the Nexstar Broadcasting-owned NBC-affiliate, Bee ... [TVSpy]

In Contract Dispute, WTAE Talent Launches Social Media Campaign - Posted January 4, 2012
More than 20 on-air personalities at WTAE, Pittsburgh's ABC-affiliate, have launched a social media campaign called "Fairness 4 WTAE" to protest what they say is unfair treatment by station management. The 23 anchors and reporters have been represented by A... [TVSpy]

KHBS-KHOG Adds Josh Taylor as Sports Anchor - Posted December 7, 2011
KHBS-KHOG is adding a new sports anchor. The joint ABC-affiliate announced today that it has hired Josh Taylor as a weekend sports anchor and reporter. Most recently, Taylor w... [TVSpy]

Gas From Overturned WTAJ News Van Could Have Set State College Ablaze - Posted November 10, 2011
Last night's riot at Penn State could have erupted into a massive bonfire after demonstrators overturned a WTAJ news van. According to WTAE... [TVSpy]

Media Quickly Became Target of Penn State Rioters - Posted November 10, 2011
As thousands of students crowded the streets around the Penn State campus on Wednesday night, protesting the University's decision to fire beloved football coach Joe Paterno, the mob quickly chose a com... [TVSpy]

WTAE Anchors (Sort Of) Wear Purple After Losing Steelers-Ravens Bet to WBAL - Posted November 8, 2011
When Hearst-owned stations WTAE in Pittsburgh and WBAL in Baltimore bet on who would win Sunday night's Steelers vs. Ravens NFL matchup, the two stations probably didn't assume many aspects of the wager would be... [SocialTimes.com]

WTAE Anchors (Sort Of) Wear Purple After Losing Steelers-Ravens Bet to WBAL - Posted November 8, 2011
When Hearst-owned stations WTAE in Pittsburgh and WBAL in Baltimore bet on who would win Sunday night's Steelers vs. Ravens NFL matchup, the two stations probably didn't assume many aspects of the wager would be... [TVSpy]

Erin Kienzle Leaving Pittsburgh's WTAE in December - Posted November 2, 2011
Meteorologist Erin Kienzle is leaving Pittsburgh ABC-affiliate WTAE at the end of the year, the station announced. Kienzle is moving to Charleston, SC, where her husband has fami... [TVSpy]

WTAE Gears Up For Fall Sports With Expanded Sunday Night Newscast - Posted September 16, 2011
WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, will debut a new full-hour, sports-focused 11 p.m. Sunday newscast beginning this weekend. Shannon Perrine (pictured, right), who... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Ray Petelin Joins Pittsburgh's WTAE - Posted September 13, 2011
WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, has hired Ray Petelin to be the station's weekend meteorologist. Petelin has been a meteorologist for the morning show at ... [TVSpy]

WTAE Cameraman Set to Stand Trial for Groping Woman During Bogus Interview - Posted August 2, 2011
WTAE photographer Lenni Todd has been ordered to stand trial for alle... [TVSpy]

Pittsburgh Favorite Stephen Cropper Signs on at WPXI - Posted July 14, 2011
Stephen Cropper, a longtime veteran of weather reporting in the Pittsburgh market, will join WPXI next week as chief meteorologist, according to a memo sent out by WPXI vice ... [TVSpy]

President Obama Grants Interviews to 4 Local Stations - Posted July 8, 2011
President Obama will sit down this morning with four local stations for interviews on debt reduction and the economy. Obama will speak with Milwaukee's WISN, Pittsburgh's WTAE, Seattle's ... [TVSpy]

WTAE Cameraman Accused of Sexual Assault - Posted June 17, 2011
Police in South Strabane, PA, filed sexual assault charges yesterday against a WTAE news photographer. Lenni Todd, 58, is accused of inappropriately tou... [TVSpy]

May Sweeps Scoreboard: Pittsburgh - Posted May 27, 2011
Spurred on by hometown hero Hines Ward's performance on "Dancing With the Stars," ABC-affiliate WTAE, which regularly promoted the show during its newscasts, saw significant ratings gains for the May sweeps period. That said, there was a lot of movement in the news rankings with, for instance, WPXI winning 5 p.m.... [SocialTimes.com]

Pittsburgh News Directors Consider Joint Agreement on Covering City's Black Community - Posted April 21, 2011
In a summit attended by local media officials and black community leaders, the news directors of Pittsburgh's top three stations said that they were considering signing a joint agreement on coverage policies regarding the city's black community. The summit, held at ... [TVSpy]

Michael Hayes Named President-GM of WTAE - Posted March 3, 2011
Hearst has named a successor to Rick Henry at Pittsburgh's WTAE. The company announced today that Michael Hayes, who has be... [TVSpy]

Anchor Shiba Russell May Be Moving from Boston to New York - Posted December 21, 2010
Shiba Russell, who has been a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for Boston's WCVB, is reportedly in talks to join WNBC. Russe... [TVSpy]

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