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When the Sports Guy Covers a Hurricane

Drew Brill is the main sports anchor at WTEN (ABC) in Albany. But as Hurricane Sandy approached, Brill, who splits time between New York City and Albany, put on his news reporter hat and headed to lower Manhattan. On his Facebook page he writes, “Our day started at 3am and this (image right) was the scene at 7pm.”

After that 7pm report, Brill and his photographer began to head out of what was then waist-high water, but their car began to take on water while they were in it. “After climbing out the windows and grabbing as much gear as we could we headed uptown. With no way out we were escorted through the World Trade Center Construction site and finally made it out safely,” Brill says, adding “Now I know why I do sports!”

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Josh Sims Joins WTEN as Weekend Sports Anchor

Josh Sims is joining Albany ABC-affiliate WTEN as a reporter and weekend sports anchor, the Albany Times Union reports.

Sims joins the station from WMGM, the NBC-affiliate in southern New Jersey, where he was a multimedia journalist. Drew Brill, WTEN’s other sports anchor-reporter, told the Times Union Sims will report on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and anchor sports on Saturdays and Sundays.

“When I was at my old station, I was basically the backup sports guy,” Sims said. “I did a good deal of sports with them, but my ultimate goal was always to get into sports reporting.”