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Lance Barry Says Goodbye to Cincinnati’s WCPO

Lance Barry announced this morning that he is leaving Cincinnati ABC-affilaite WCPO, the Cincinnati

“I never took it for granted that I was being mentioned in the same sentence as an anchor as the likes of Clyde Gray, Carol Williams and the woman sitting next to me, Katherine Nero,” Barry said on today’s newscast. “So now with my dream realized, it is time once again to say goodbye and express my gratitude. I’m extremely excited about what’s ahead for me.”

Barry joined WCPO in 2005 as a reporter. He is the solo anchor of the 4:30 a.m. newscast and the news anchor for the morning newscast.

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Pres. Obama Goes Local, Again. Interviews with WFAA, KCNC, WTHR and WRAL

This afternoon in the Map Room of the White House, anchors and reporters from WFAA (ABC) in Dallas, KCNC (CBS) Denver, WTHR (NBC) Indianapolis and WRAL (CBS) Raleigh will head to the White House for interviews with Pres. Obama. This is a continued effort by the White House to localize their message — in this case, the president’s “shared responsibility and shared prosperity” push.

KCNC political reporter Shaun Boyd will interview the president. On Twitter, the station is promoting live reports at “5p/6p/10p.” For the White House, the hope is that KCNC shares the video with other CBS O&Os in, for example, Sacramento, and Dallas/Ft. Worth.

In Dallas/Ft. Worth’s WFAA, the White House gets access to other Belo-owned stations across Texas — KHOU (CBS) in Houston, KENS (CBS) in San Antonio and KVUE (ABC) in Austin. USA Today has more on Obama’s Texas strategy.

This is the third in a wave of local TV interviews. Last month, the president sat down with WSOC (Charlotte) anchor Natalie Pasquarella, WSVN (Miami) anchor Lynn Martinez, and WPVI’s (Philadelphia) Jim Gardner, who has interviewed every president since 1976.

In February, Obama did interviews with Carol Williams of Cincinnati’s WCPO, Charles Benson of Milwaukee’s WTMJ, and Ryan Nobles of Richmond’s WWBT.

President Uses Interviews with Local Reporters to Pitch His Budget Proposal to Republican Strongholds

“I think with local reporters he thought that he’d get a friendlier conversation than the correspondents that cover him everyday,” WWBT reporter Ryan Nobles explained on the NBC-affiliate’s evening newscast on Wednesday, after interviewing the President.

“I think this will be the first of many opportunities that stations like us get to interview the President between now and when he’s up for reelection.”

Nobles was invited to the White House on Wednesday, along with Carol Williams of Cincinnati’s WCPO and Charles Benson of Milwaukee’s WTMJ, to do one-on-one interviews with the President, who is in the midst of selling his new budget proposal to the public.

The invitations were, as Nobles pointed out last night, a way for Obama to target the local contingencies of the country’s three most prominent critics of the budget: Richmond’s Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader; Cincinnati’s John Boehner, the Speaker of the House; and Milwaukee’s Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

“It’s interesting to see that, now here we are at the two-year mark in his Presidency, they’re already gearing up in campaign mode,” Nobles said. Read more

WCPO’s Carol Williams Joins Other Local Reporters for Presidential Interview

“The idea on the White House’s part is the President is trying to sell his budget proposal,” WCPO‘s Carol Williams explained this morning as she stood outside the White House, awaiting her one-on-one interview with President Obama.

Like Charles Benson of Milwaukee’s WTMJ, Williams was invited to the White House to interview the President as he attempts to put a positive spin on his recent budget proposal.

Ryan Nobles of Richmond NBC-afiliate WWBT is also in D.C. today to interview Obama.  This morning, WCPO, WTMJ, and WWBT all asked their viewers to submit questions for the President.