“Sometimes, anchors are perceived as being out of touch with the community, for never setting foot outside the station,” she said in a statement. “But Channel 3 is committed to hiring anchors who are reporters first, so I think this is a great fit.”
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Mansfield joined WKYC in 1994 as an Akron reporter. He will continue to be a weekend anchor and weekday reporter for the station through May.
Mansfield, who will join Kent State over the Summer as executive director of media relations, said he wants to spend more time with his family as his kids get older. Read more
Swoboda will make her WKYC debut, alongside Chris Tye (right), on Monday.
For Swoboda, who hosted a daytime lifestyle show on rival station WJW for the past four years, the move represents a return to where she began her TV career in Cleveland: as an anchor and reporter for the evening news.
“It does feel like things have gone full circle,” Swoboda told The Plain Dealer recently. “When I started out, I knew I wanted to be an anchor-reporter. I branched out and tried this and tried that… but my first love is news. And at this stage of my career, this is it.” Read more
Swoboda has been a popular figure in the Cleveland area over the past couple of decades years. Before launching “The Robin Swoboda Show” on WJW, Swoboda did multiple stints with the Fox-affiliate, including anchoring the station’s 6 p.m. newscast in the late 90s. She also spent time at WEWS, where she co-hosted the ABC-affiliate’s “Morning Exchange.”
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it all,” Swoboda said, “from local shows to network programming to the ‘Morning Exchange.’ But my first love has always been news, and I feel that’s where my strongest contributions will be. I’m truly excited to join the news team at WKYC.”
WKYC, an NBC-affiliate, says the addition of Swoboda will allow the station to deploy its news team more effectively. Read more