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Emmy Rundown: Lower Great Lakes Region

Cleveland’s WEWS was the big winner at the 2011 Lower Great Lakes Emmys this week, bringing home 10 awards including wins in the Evening Newscast and Morning/Daytime Newscast categories.

Also recognized for their evening newscasts were Indianapolis’s WTHR (for Markets 21-40) and Fort Wayne’s WANE and Toledo’s WTVG (both for Market 41+).

Scott Bremner (right), managing editor for WICU-WSEE, became the first person from the Erie market to win an Emmy. He nabbed a statuette for his Commentary/Editorial Writing category for his weekly “Thoughts from Under the Hat” segment, which airs Fridays during WSEE’s 6 p.m. newscast.

List of additional winners inside… Read more

Pam Forsyth Promoted to GM of Erie’s WICU-WSEE

Lilly Broadcasting has chosen Pam Forsyth to lead WICU-WSEE in Erie, PA.

Forsyth, who has worked in the sales department at WICU for over two decades, has been named general manager of Lilly’s NBC-CBS-CW outpost serving northwest Pennsylvania.

“I am very excited and honored to serve in this position,” Forsyth said, adding that she looks forward to “working in the community through Lilly Broadcasting.”

Veteran Anchor Lisa Adams Named News Director at Erie’s WICU-WSEE

Veteran anchor Lisa Adams has been named news director at WICU-WSEE, the Lilly Broadcasting-owned duopoly in Erie, PA. The promotion was announced in a staff meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s an exciting turn of events,” Adams told TVSpy about the move.

Adams has been with WICU for 32 years. She began with the station as a control room director in 1978 and eventually transitioned to a role in front of the camera, as a reporter and anchor. She will continue to anchor the Sunday evening newscasts for WICU and WSEE.

While her everyday responsibilities have changed with the new title, Adams says that the transition will be “pretty seamless.” Read more

Erie Weathercaster Joey Stevens Signs Deal with Caribbean Channel

After 34 years forecasting Erie, PA, Joey Stevens has signed a new deal to cover the weather of a much different climate: the Caribbean.

In addition to owning WSEE in Erie, Lilly Broadcasting oversees One Caribbean Weather, an all-weather cable station covering the balmy climate of the Caribbean.

Stevens, along with the rest of the WSEE weather team, provides regular forecasts for One Caribbean Weather and now he will focus on the channel full-time.  According to the Erie Times-News, Stevens has signed a new 3-year contract that reduces his local responsibilities, allowing him to focus on sunshine and warm breezes.

Sadly, the new deal doesn’t mean that Stevens will actually move to the Caribbean.  He’ll continue predicting the weather from WSEE’s Erie studio.

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