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Forecast is Sunny for WNYW Meteorlogist Shay Ryan, Heading to Tampa

Perhaps the heat wave wasn’t providing enough warmth for Shay Ryan. The WNYW/Channel 5 weekend meteorologist is on her way to a TV station in Tampa. FishbowlNY has been told Ryan starts the new gig immediately.

Ryan, who took over weekends in 2010, began at sister station WWOR/Channel 9 in 2008.

She spent eight years at WXYZ in Detroit. Ryan is married to former WNBC reporter Glenn Zimmerman.

There’s no mention of a replacement for Ryan, but one-time WNBC and WCBS meteorologist John Marshall is on the sidelines. He worked for many years under Channel 5 news director Dianne Doctor.

WNYW could not be reached for comment.

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Former WNBC Reporter Glenn Zimmerman Wins Award for Production Company

When last we left reporter Glenn Zimmerman, he had become the latest casualty at WNBC at the end of 2010. Since then Zimmerman, who is married to WNYW/Channel 5 meteorologist Shay Ryan, has fully submerged himself in his business, Mad Bear Productions, a video content firm specializing in companies building their brands.

Zimmerman is the Mad Bear president and CEO.  And now he’s an award winner!

His company, which he started in 2008 while still at WNBC, won a 2012 Telly Award in the Internet/Online Video-Infomercial category. Mad Bear was chosen Friday for its production of “The Story of PeriClean: A Brushless Toothbrush”

“Our goal was to make the story of PeriClean about its founder Jack Gruber and his vision to motivate us all to take better care of our mouths,” Zimmerman said in a statement. ”I hope this honor provides Jack and his team an even larger platform to pursue his vision.”

Ziimmerman spent three years at Channel 4 before focusing his energy on Mad Bear.

Tim Minton Chooses to Leave WNBC for New Broadcasting Venture

Veteran reporter Tim Minton is the latest in a long line of staffers to leave WNBC. Unlike the majority of others who didn’t have contracts renewed (including Glenn Zimmerman, profiled last week), Minton chose to walk away on his terms.

“I want to produce different types of content… and I want to have a role in managing it,” Minton tells FishbowlNY.

He says it’s all about timing, given the state of the local TV news today; it was the time to make a break for it.

Minton says he began discussions with executives “up to the very highest level of the company” in the last two years. Ultimately, Minton says it was a variety of factors that that led him to the decision last month of walking away. His last day was January 7.

He points out that choosing to leave is in no way a reflection over the product he’s churned out in the 12 years at WNBC. An 18-time Emmy Award winner, Minton says he was compensated generously.

“For me, it goes beyond what do you want to do in the next three months or six months?” Minton admits. “It’s what do you want to do in two years, five years, ten years? And what’s the vision of the industry down the road?” 

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Reporter Glenn Zimmerman Talks About Leaving WNBC

As we reported last week, reporter Glenn Zimmerman left WNBC when the station chose not to renew his contract at the end of the year.

Zimmerman spent three years at WNBC, most prominently on the weekday Today in New York.

He wasn’t surprised by not being kept, knowing that the business can be fickle.

“Sometimes your commodity has expired for whatever reason.”

In Zimmerman’s case, he was told by management that “the contract came up at the wrong time and they’re moving in a different direction.”  

Despite being a talented and passionate reporter, Zimmerman says it was important to have an insurance policy.

“I think that in preparation for the future you always need to have something in your back pocket, and you’re thinking about moving forward in this business—I think more so than ever right now,” Zimmerman admits to FishbowlNY.

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Reporter Glenn Zimmerman Out at WNBC

Another day, another WNBC reporter has departed the station.

Our sister site TVSpy has learned that Glenn Zimmerman has left WNBC after his contract was not renewed by the end of the year.

Zimmerman, who frequently reported for Today in New York, had been with Channel 4 for three years.

Now, Zimmerman remains committed to a start-up independent production company that he founded two years ago.

Just yesterday, we told you that veteran reporter Tim Minton left WNBC on Friday.