Goode spent six years anchoring KING’s a.m. newscast but left the NBC-affiliate this summer after he was reportedly unable to agree on the terms of a new contract with station management. Since leaving KING, Goode has been reporting for CNBC, where he worked earlier in his career.
In addition to anchoring the news for WHAG, Borngesser served as the NBC-affiliate’s news director. He retired in 1997.
Before joining WHAG in 1979, Borngesser worked as a D.C.-based correspondent for NBC.
McCool is an Ohio native who began her career at WJW as an intern and worked her way up to a producer at the station. She made the transition to on-air work at WICU in Erie and WSYX-WTTE in Columbus, returning to WJW in 2000.
“We’re all very proud and happy for Tracy,” WJW president and general manager Greg Easterly said in a statement. “Hers is truly a ‘Cleveland’s own’ success story that all of northeast Ohio can appreciate.”
Maxwell, who co-anchored the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts with Eric Wilson, signed off from WREX last week after 10 years. Starting today, 10 p.m. anchor Katie Nilsson will add the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts to her duties.
Starting January 18, Maxwell will be an anchor and reporter at WKOW. Both WKOW and WREX are owned by Quincy Newspapers.
“We’re sorry to see Dani go, but at least she is staying with the company,” WREX vice president and general manager John Chadwick told the Rockford-Register Star.
Prior to joining KYTV, Wood, a native of the Ozarks region in Missouri, was the morning anchor at KWTV in Oklahoma City. Her first day on the air for KYTV was yesterday.
“Life happens fast,” Wood said during the 5 p.m. newscast yesterday. “It’s good to be back on my home turf. It’s good to be back in the home area.”
“Coming off a long-term contract, we certainly wanted to make this work,” WKYC general manager Brooke Spectorsky told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “Obviously, Romona has been a significant part of the station for 15 years. She’s done a lot for us, but our world and our business have changed over the last eight years, so there are very mixed feelings about this.”
Her last day on air will be December 16. Specktorsky said the channel has been auditioning candidates for Robinson’s replacement as the co-anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, and that they plan on making an announcement “quite soon.”
Longtime WTVO anchor Steve Stadelman is now running for a seat in the Illinois state senate.
Stadelman, who has been covering news and politics in the Rockford area for 25 years, filed paperwork this week to run as a Democrat in Illinois’s 34th district. As a result, he is stepping away from the WTVO anchor desk.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time,” Stadelman told Murphy about covering the news for WTVO. “And it’s something I enjoyed doing everyday.” Read more