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Quincy Buys Three Stations from Granite, One From Malara

quincyQuincy Newspapers has announced it is adding nine stations in four markets by buying five stations outright and agreeing to provide operating services to four more.

From Granite Broadcasting, Quincy will buy NBC affiliate WEEK in Peoria, IL, NBC/MyTV affiliate KBJR and its satellite KRII in Duluth, MN/Superior, WI, and CBS/CW affiliate WBNG in Binghamton, NY. Quincy is buying ABC/CW affiliate WPTA in Ft. Wayne, IN, from Malara Broadcasting.

Quincy will also provide operating services to Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s ABC/CW affiliate WHOI and Four Seasons Broadcasting’s WAOE in Peoria, IL, as well as SagamoreHill Broadcasting’s newly acquired stations NBC/MyTV affiliate WISE in Ft. Wayne, IN, and CBS/CW affiliate KDLH in Duluth, MN. Read more

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Eva Zaccaria Joins WICZ in Binghamton

Eva Zaccaria is joining WICZ, the Fox affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y.

She moves to Binghamton from New York City, where she worked as the sideline reporter for Verizon FiOS1 Sports, as well as an editor and production assistant for a sports YouTube channel called The NOC.

Zaccaria will be a weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter at WICZ. [h/t NewsBlues]

VIDEO: WBNG Producer Enters Wrestling Ring

Bryan Mercer faces a lot of challenges in producing the 6 p.m. newscast for WBNG in Binghamton, NY, but it’s safe to say that none quite compare to what he faced recently at a local wrestling match.

WBNG is now producing regular coverage of the local Xcite Wrestling series and Mercer got in on the action at a recent match (video above).

How Does WBNG Meteorologist Howard Manges Spend His Time Between Newscasts?

Dancing to Christmas music in front of a green screen, of course (watch above).