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WXIX Hires Kara Sewell as Morning Anchor

635494858269400008-Kara-Sewell-headshot-10.21.14Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX has hired a replacement for morning anchor Jacki Jing, who was ousted by the station in August. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Wichita anchor Kara Sewell will join co-anchor Rob Williams starting December 8:

Sewell will move to Cincinnati after November sweeps to work with Williams, meteorologist Frank Marzullo and traffic reporter Denise Johnson.

“She gelled instantly with Rob, Frank and Denise. We think she will be a tremendous addition to the Cincinnati morning landscape,” said Bill Lanesey, vice president and general manager, in the station’s announcement.

Her KWCH-TV bio says she “even tried her hand at doing the weather and appeared on a reality show” before going to Wichita in 2008.

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‘Light Pop’ Scares Cincinnati Weatherman

Cincinnati meteorologist Frank Marzullo had his morning forecast interrupted by an exploding light.

While the meteorologist for FOX affiliate WXIX may have escaped physical injury, he was taunted by his fellow anchors after his on-air reaction.

“At least you handled it well,” said anchor Rob Williams. “The thing is, it popped, he yelled, and then he grabbed his heart. Thank you. Thank you.”

Marzullo then took a deep breath and continued with his forecast.

Cincinnati Morning Team Reveals Spray Can Hair Bromance

WXIX anchor Rob Williams and weatherman Frank Marzullo showed viewers of the Cincinnati FOX affiliate how far one anchor bro will sometimes go for another anchor bro in an anchor bromance.

“So this is how Rob does my hair,” said Marzullo grabbing a can of what looked like spray paint.

“Do you see he’s bald right here?” said Williams with the camera zoomed in on Marzullo’s bald spot as he sprayed the dark mystery matter on Marzullo’s dome.”See how it covers a little bit? See how that works? And just so you know, this is like part of my job.”

“It is,” affirmed Marzullo. “You negotiated that in your contract.”

Williams later told viewers the product was called Hair Powder by Bumble and Bumble just in case you, too, want to live the miracle that is spray hair in a can.

Cincinnati’s WXIX Expands Morning Newscast

Cincinnatti Fox-affiliate WXIX is tacking an extra hour onto its morning newscast beginning in September.

The expansion of news programming from 10 to 11 a.m. will bring WXIX to seven hours of news each morning, the most of any station in the market, according to WXIX.

The extra hour, which debuts September 10, will be anchored by Tracey Johnson and Frank Marzullo (pictured), the current anchors of the 9 a.m. hour. The pair will be joined by meteorologist Katy Morgan three days a week and meteorologist Jeff Creighton for the remaining two days.

Power Outage Hits WXIX During Morning Newscast

Cincinnati Fox-affiliate WXIX had to do its morning newscast with limited power this morning after an area power outage knocked out much of the station’s electricity.

The outage hit the station around 5:10 a.m., shortly after the newscast began, and power wasn’t restored until right after the show had ended.

“This should be interest[ing],” WXIX anchor Sheila Gray tweeted this morning, “doing our newscast with limited power, no computers, and very little light in studio.” Read more

VIDEO: WXIX Viewers Dare Meteorologist Frank Marzullo to Belly Dance

“If my girlfriend is watching, I love you. Please don’t break up with me,” Frank Marzullo pleaded as he adjusted his outfit on the WXIX newscast this morning.

Marzullo is nearing the end of “Dare Frank” week on WXIX, the Cincinnati Fox-affiliate. Each morning for seven days, the station has picked a viewer-submitted dare for the meteorologist to tackle, such as driving a race car and feeding a Komodo dragon. This morning’s task, however, involved significantly more practice … and significantly less clothing (video inside). Read more

WXIX Expanding Morning Coverage to Start at 4 a.m.

WXIX announced today that it will expand its morning news coverage to begin at 4 a.m., the earliest live broadcast in the Cincinnati area. The Fox affiliate will produce a half-hour weekday show devoted to weather.

“Fox 19 First Weather at 4 a.m.” will debut July 25 with meteorologists Frank Marzullo and Katy Morgan. Current morning news anchor Rob Williams will also contribute with headlines.

“Having two meteorologists already in place makes it an easy transition,” WXIX general manager Bill Lanesey said. “We feel there is a strong appetite for weather first thing in the morning.”

WXIX was the first station in Cincinnati to begin their morning broadcast at 4:30 a.m. The addition of this show to the station lineup will give WXIX eight hours of local news on weekdays, more than any other stations in the market.