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Jacki Jing Out at WXIX

WXIX morning anchor Jacki Jing is no longer with the Cincinnati FOX affiliate, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Jing’s bio has been removed from the station website. She posted a photo of a sunset to her facebook page.

WXIX GM Bill Lanesey confirmed with the Enquirer Jin no longer works at the station.

The anchor change at Channel 19 is the latest in a long list of TV departures this summer, which will bring many new faces to Cincinnati airwaves this fall. Also gone are Kit Andrews (Channel 12) and Larry Handley, Sarah Walters and Amy Wadas (Channel 9). Clyde Gray retires as Channel 9′s main co-anchor later this month, and I-Team reporter Brendan Keefe leaves Channel 9 in September for an Atlanta TV station.

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Tricia Macke Signs Multi-Year Deal with WXIX

macke_wxixWXIX says evening anchor Tricia Macke has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Cincinnati FOX affiliate.

“Tricia has brought stability and consistency to our evening newscasts for the last twenty years, and we couldn’t be happier that she will remain a key member of our team,” WXIX GM Bill Lanesey said in a statement.

Macke was named main anchor in 1999 after starting with the station in 1993.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Investigative Reporter Matthew Nordin Leaving WXIX

WXIX GM Bill Lanesey has confirmed with TVSpy investigative reporter Matthew Nordin is leaving the Cincinnati FOX affiliate.

“I want to let you know that I’ll be leaving FOX19 around the end of this month,” Nordin wrote on his facebook page. “My partner is a physician/medical researcher who needs to be in China for two more years. And the 15+ months we’ve been apart have been agonizing. So I’ll be off to China to do some reporting from one of the world’s biggest and most interesting economies. And I also hope to teach some children how to speak English, since in many cases, that’s the key to them having a good middle-class life. I am going to miss this great city, though! I mean it!!

Before coming to WXIX in April 2012, Nordin worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach. He has also worked at KTVA in Anchorage and WSPA in Spartanburg, SC.

Cincinnati’s WXIX Gets a New Newsroom

wxix ribbon cutting ceremonyCincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX opened its new newsroom in a ceremony Tuesday.

Staffers had been working in the basement for six months while the new facility, which includes 15 monitors that show the Cincinnati local stations as well as the cable news networks, was built.

“This space was designed to make our news gathering machine more efficient, and candidly more competitive,” WXIX general manager Bill Lanesey said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “…We feel the space will give us a leg up as we compete and, in turn, navigate the increasingly-important digital space.” [h/t Cincinnati Enquirer]

Meteorologist Katy Morgan Leaving WXIX

katy morgan wxixKaty Morgan is leaving Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX for a chief meteorologist job in a larger market, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Morgan joined WXIX in 2010 as the weekend morning meteorologist. She will sign off from the station when her contract expires on December 31. “We certainly don’t blame her for taking his opportunity, because we have a chief (Steve Horstmeyer) and we are very happy with him,” general manager Bill Lanesey told the Enquirer.

Before WXIX, Morgan worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach and KSNT in Topeka, Kansas.

Joe Danneman Named WXIX Sports Director

Joe Danneman has been named sports director for Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX, effective September 23, TVSpy has confirmed.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, general manager Bill Lanesey announced the news to the staff saying, “I know this has been a very emotional couple days around here but I wanted to end the week on what I’m sure all of you will find to be great news. Joe Danneman will be the next Sports Director at WXIX.”

Friday was the last day for both Sheila Gray, who rejected a contract offer from the station, and traffic reporter Stephanie Woods who is moving to Philadelphia.

Danneman started his career at Raycom owned WXIX in 2001. In 2009, he left to work at Raycom’s Evansville, IN, station WFIE and returned to WXIX in 2011.  He replaces Brian Giesenschlag who will leave the station September 22.

Sheila Gray Turns Down New Contract, Opts to Leave WXIX

Sheila Gray, morning anchor for Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX, is leaving the station tomorrow.

In a rare moment of transparency revealing the oft-hidden world of local anchor contracts, WXIX general manager Bill Lanesey confirmed with TVSpy he told the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter Gray is leaving after she turned down the station’s multi-year offer.

>UPDATE: Gray confirmed with TVSpy it was her decision to leave adding, “I can’t comment more, except today that I am exploring my options.”

“We feel we made a very fair offer for her to stay with us for multiple years, which did not include a reduction in pay. She even told me that she felt it was a very fair offer,” Lanesey told the Enquirer. “But she said it was in the best interest for her and her career to leave.” Read more

WXIX Adds Investigative Reporter and Anchor

WXIX has announced Amy Wagner is joining the Cincinnati FOX affiliate as an anchor and investigative reporter.

“Amy is an aggressive, hard working, experienced local reporter and all around terrific person; and she is a native of Cincinnati,” said Kevin Roach, WXIX news director.

Wagner will anchor on Friday and Saturday nights. Her first day will be next Tuesday, July 16.

“Amy’s knowledge of our community makes her the perfect addition to our local news team,” said general manager Bill Lanesey.

From 2004 until 2011, Wagner worked for Cincinnati’s WLWT before leaving to work for Susan G. Komen of Greater Cincinnati. Wagner has also worked at WLKY in Louisville, KY, and WBKO in Bowling Green, KY.

Anchor Ben Swann to Leave WXIX

Ben Swann, anchor for Raycom’s Cincinnati FOX Affiliate WXIX, has announced he is leaving the station when his contract expires in May.

“After 2 ½ years at WXIX Fox 19, the time has come for me to explore other opportunities,” Swann said in a station announcement posted to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Swann also hosts a popular series on facebook titled “Full Disclosure” where he asks questions about controversial subjects he says are ignored by the national media.

“Ben has informed us he would like to take his career in a different direction,” FOX19 general manager Bill Lanesey told the Enquirer. “We will miss Ben’s work ethic and intellect and appreciate him giving us enough notice so we can begin the search for his replacement as soon as possible.” Read more

Kevin Roach Named WXIX News Director

WXIX, the Cincinnati FOX affiliate, has named Kevin Roach news director, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“The depth of knowledge and experience Kevin has in both broadcast and digital news will be a huge asset to our station,”  WXIX general manager Bill Lanesey said in a statement. “Kevin is familiar with the Tri-State and has proven himself to be a great leader in the industry. His leadership and experience will help us continue demographic ratings victories in both the morning and late news races.”

Roach, who fills the empty slot left by Matt Miller‘s departure in December, was vice president and United States broadcast news director for the Asociated Press.  He has also served as the assistant news director for WCPO in Cincinnati, news director for WDTN in Dayton, OH, and executive producer for WFSB in Hartford, CT. Read more

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