Early in her career, Aldridge worked at WACH as an account executive.
“I am thrilled to return to FOX 57 as General Manager,” Aldridge said in a statement. “The team at WACH is dedicated, hard-working and talented. I am excited about the direction our station is headed and the resources available to it under Sinclair’s ownership.”
Most recently, Aldridge helped Sinclair with its newly acquired station operations. Between 2008 and 2010, she was GM of Sinclair’s Charleston, SC, station WMMP and also oversaw WTAT. Before that she worked as GSM, local sales manager, national sales manager and account executive at those stations.
Aereo has already launched in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami and five other cities also has designs to move into cities like Chicago and Philadelphia.
According to the Journal Sentinel, the service plans to launch in Dane, Rock, Green, Lafayette, Grant, Iowa, Columbia, Saulk, Richland, Juneau and Marquette counties in the first three months of 2014. Dane County was especially attractive to Aereo because of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Sonia Baghdady,anchor for Hartford-New Haven, CT, ABC affiliate WTNH, has left the station.
On her station bio page, WTNH wrote, “Thank you and farewell Sonia Baghdady! Sonia is leaving News 8 to pursue other interests and passions. While we are sad to see Sonia go, we are happy she’s able to pursue her dreams.”
Wednesday, Baghdady told viewers on her facebook page, “Just want to let you all know tonight’s 5pm newscast was my last one at News 8. I’m excited to say I’ve decided it’s time to move on and pursue other interests and passions. I want to thank all of you who have supported me over the past 11 years at WTNH. That support has meant the world to me. I’m looking forward to where my path leads me next. xo Sonia”
Bagdady joined WTNH in December 2002 from WWLP in Springfield, MA. She previously worked at News12 in Long Island, NY.
The marketing department for the upcoming “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is working overtime.
In addition his Dodge ads and various in character appearances on talk shows, Will Ferrell gave viewers of Bismarck, ND, CBS station KXMB a show when he donned his Ron Burgundy blazer and mustache and co-anchored the station’s Saturday night news.
Burgundy reported on a parking lot trash fire and at one point tried to ease his way into co-anchor Amber Schatz‘ single and gave sports anchor Jon Schaeffer a bit of a massage.
“You guys did a good job tonight,” Burgundy told the assembled news team of Schatz, meteorologist Jared Piepenburg and Schaeffer. “I can’t wait to do it for real. That was a good warm up.” Read more
Wendy Chioji, who left the news business in 2008, has recently completed her chemotherapy and radiation treatments after being diagnosed with thymic carcinoma earlier this fall.
The two-time cancer survivor and former news anchor for Orlando NBC station WESHspoke with Growing Bolder, co-producer of her show “Surviving & Thriving,” about her cancer treatment and her plans to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in February. “I will do everything I can to make it to the top,” said Chioji. “It’s amazingly important.”
The die-hard triathlete first shared her 2001 battle with breast cancer while working at WESH.
She said the latest fight may have slowed her down, but it hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her passion,”I already signed up for an Ironman next year,” said Chioji. “So I’m moving forward. Cancer slowed me down a little bit. It changed my path a little bit like it does. It changed it more last time. But I’m still going forward.”
Chioji’s special “Surviving & Thriving” airs on Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG next Friday.