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Cleveland Stations Cover LeBron James News: ‘He’s Coming Home’

Looks like Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO will have to make good on the offer to rename its sports studio after LeBron James: the NBA star announced today that will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season after four years with the Miami Heat.

WOIO reported the news at 12:25 p.m., just after James’ announcement was posted to SI.com. “Like the rest of, I guess greater Cleveland or maybe even the country, the newsroom is abuzz right now,” Paul Orlousky said. The station remained in coverage through the 1 p.m. hour.

ABC affiliate WEWS reported the news at 12:26 p.m., with Leon Bibb reading James’ essay on the air. “I’m reporting this as I’m learning it. I am learning it right along with you. ‘I’m coming home,’ says LeBron James,” Bibb said. The station remained on the air until 1:30 p.m. and is planning expanded evening newscasts tonight.

WJW also reported the news at 12:26 p.m. “He had the option of staying with the old guard in Miami or coming to the new team, the new young superstar team here in Cleveland,” Gabe Spiegel said. The Fox affiliate stayed with the news until 1 p.m.

“This is now the victory that the Cavaliers have been looking for … this is a great situation for the Cleveland Cavaliers,” John Anderson said on NBC affiliate WKYC shortly after he reported the news at 12:26 p.m. WKYC also remained on the air through the 1 p.m. hour.

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WJW’s 4:00pm Newscast Premieres Monday

Cleveland FOX affiliate WJW will debut its 4:00pm newscast beginning Monday.

The show, which was announced for the Fall, will be anchored by Gabe Spiegel and meteorologist Melissa Mack.

Mack came back on-air for WJW in May. She left the station in 2009 and began working at Boston’s WBZ in 2010.

Former WSYX-WTTE Anchor Testifies as Eyewitness in Homicide Trial of Friend

Gabe Spiegel, a former anchor with Columbus’s WSYX and WTTE, appeared in court this week to testify in the trial of his friend Edward Scott Miller, who is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a bicyclist he struck during an all-night partying binge with Spiegel.

Miller was giving Spiegel a ride home in July of 2009, after an early morning outing at a strip club, when his car struck a bicyclist shortly before 6:00 a.m. The bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet at the time, died four days later from head injuries suffered in the accident.

Spiegel testified that he and Miller discussed calling a cab upon leaving the strip club, but ultimately decided that Miller was okay to drive. According to The Columbus Dispatch, when the prosecution asked Spiegel if he thought Miller was “in a condition to drive,” he answered, “No question.” Read more