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Veteran Reporter Lu Ann Cahn Leaving WCAU

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Longtime investigative reporter Lu Ann Cahn has announced that she will be retiring from WCAU, the NBC owned Philadelphia station. Cahn joined WCAU in 1987 as a general assignment reporter and spent the next 27 years at the station, reporting on everything from the Olympics to her personal battle with breast cancer, at the age of 35.

“Lu Ann is a woman who strikes fear in the hearts of scammers and evil-doers, hope in the hearts of breast cancer patients and confidence in the hearts of those longing to re-boot their lives,” said Anzio Williams, WCAU’s vice president of news.

“We wish Lu Ann the same high level of success she shared with us during her years here at NBC10,” Eric Lerner, president and general manager, added.

Cahn released her first book last year, I Dare Me: How I Rebooted and Recharged My Life by Doing Something New Every Day, based on her blog, which WCAU says is the ”foundation for the beginning of her next great adventure.”

Her last day at WCAU is December 19.

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Philadelphia NBC Station Hires Two Reporters

WCAU logoWCAU has announced two new hires. The Philadelphia NBC owned station said Randy Gyllenhaall started today, while Mitch Blacher will join next Wednesday.

“Bringing Randy and Mitch on board further enhances NBC10’s commitment to the community,” Anzio Williams, WCAU VP of News said in a statement.

Gyllenhaal will work in the station’s Lehigh Valley Bureau. He comes to Philadelphia from WPBF in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he had worked as a reporter. Before coming to WPBF in 2011, he worked at WPTZ in Burlington, Vt.

Blacher joins the “NBC 10 Investigators” unit. He comes from KGTV in San Diego where he was an investigative reporter. Before that, Blacher was an investigative reporter in Albuquerque, N.M. and had worked as an anchor or reporter in Fort Wayne and also Terre Haute, Ind.

Ramon Zayas, Claribel Collazo Join Telemundo Philadelphia

ramon zayasTelemundo Philadelphia has made two key hires ahead of the launch of local newscasts next year: Claribel Collazo joins the station as assistant news director and Ramon Zayas (pictured) has been named 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor.

Zayas joins WWSI from Telemundo Network News in Miami, where he has been the anchor of “Un Nuevo Dia” since 2011.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ramon to our growing team,” Anzio Williams, vice president of news for Telemundo Philadelphia and WCAU, said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of journalism and broadcasting experience with him, and will play a vital role as we prepare for the launch of our January newscast.”

Collazo was most recently the news director at Telemundo Orlando.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of this news team,” she said. “I believe in connecting with the community and covering real issues with a team of trusted journalists.”

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Jim Rosenfield Set to Join WCAU as Anchor

WCAU has announced Jim Rosenfield will join the Philadelphia NBC owned station as anchor for its 4:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts beginning September 9.

“Jim is a consummate journalist who is respected by his peers as a true professional,” said Anzio Williams, WCAU’s vice president of news. “I’m looking forward to introducing him to our viewers and welcoming him to the NBC10 family.”

Rosenfield comes to WCAU from the Washington, D.C. NBC owned station WRC where he was a weekend anchor and reporter. Before working at WRC, Rosenfield was an anchor at WNBC and later WCBS in New York. He started his career at WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and has also worked at KTRK in Houston, TX, and WLS in Chicago.

He will share anchor duties with Renee Chenault-Fattah, Vai Sikahema and Jacqueline London.

Tedd Florendo Joins WCAU From KLAS

Tedd Florendo is joining WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia, as a weekend meteorologist.

Florendo moves to Philly from Las Vegas, where he has been a meteorologist, reporter and anchor for CBS affiliate KLAS since 2004. He will officially join WCAU on September 9.

“Tedd has great meteorology skills, paired with a positive energy and style that our viewers will appreciate,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.

Michelle Grossman, WCAU’s former weekend morning meteorologist, recently signed off from the station.

Sharon Stevens Says Goodbye to KSDK

After 20 years at KSDK, education reporter Sharon Stevens is leaving the St. Louis NBC affiliate.

Stevens has served as a mentor to many in the industry, including WCAU news director Anzio Williams, who called her “an inspiration to so many.” In honor of her last day, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay designated July 10, 2013 “Sharon Stevens Day.”

Na’eem Douglas Joins WCAU in Philadelphia

Na’eem Douglas is the newest reporter at WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia. Douglas comes from News 12 Brooklyn, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor since 2007.

“Our daily mission is to deliver breaking news and information to our viewers, and Na’eem will play a big part in that,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.

Douglas, a Philadelphia native, has also worked at WMDT, the ABC affiliate in Salisbury, Md. He is the fourth new journalist to join WCAU since March.

Rosemary Connors Named Weekend Morning Anchor at WCAU

Rosemary Connors has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia.

Conners joined the station in 2009 as a general assignment reporter. She will continue to report during the week in her new role.

“Rosemary’s depth of experience as a journalist makes her the perfect choice for the anchor desk,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.

Conners replaces Aditi Roy, who left WCAU in February.

George Spencer Joins WCAU From WFTV

George Spencer is joining NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia as a general assignment reporter next month.

Spencer moves to Philadelphia from Orlando, where he has been an anchor and reporter at ABC affiliate WFTV since 2008. Prior to that, he held the same role at News 12 The Bronx in New York City.

“George is a dynamic journalist,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “His style of reporting works well with our mission of delivering viewers the very best news and information available.”

Matt DeLucia Joins WCAU From KVUU

Matt DeLucia is joining WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia, next month.

DeLucia comes to Philly from Las Vegas, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at KVVU since 2009. While he was there, he won three Pacific Southwest Emmy awards for journalistic enterprise, team coverage and news writing.

“Matt is an enterprising, hard-working journalist,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to welcome him back to the area as part of the NBC10 family.”

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