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Cincinnati’s WXIX Shows Progress of Newsroom Renovation

WXIX news director Kevin Roach gave Cincinnati Enquirer media writer John Kiesewetter a tour of the construction taking place in the station’s newsroom.

“There’s no one in the newsroom now because they’re all down in the basement,” said Roach. “We’re renovating our newsroom. As you can see, it’s a mess.” Click here to view the video. The Enquirer site doesn’t allow embedding.

The FOX affiliate’s newsroom will be about 50% bigger than the previous one. The construction includes a new control room, new green room and new bathrooms. It is expected to be completed by November.

While Kiesewetter was taping the tour, he stumbled across new investigative reporter Hagit Limor, which at the time was a scoop. Though the video was posted after her arrival was announced.

The station also posts weekly updates of the renovation’s progress on its website. Click here to view the latest. View a time lapse of the construction after the jump. Read more

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Hagit Limor Joins WXIX From Rival WCPO

Hagit Limor is switching stations in Cincinnati. Limor, an investigative reporter, joins Fox affiliate WXIX after 19 years at ABC affiliate WCPO, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Limor will not appear on Channel 19 until later this fall, pending her negotiations with [WCPO]. Her hiring shows that news director Kevin Roach — a former [WCPO] assistant news director hired in March, who had worked closely with Limor there for years — is serious about investigative reporting at Fox 19.

Limor shifted to part-time at WCPO last year in order to teach journalism at the University of Cincinnati. She will continue as a professor in her new role at WXIX.

WCPO Names Lane Michaelsen News Director

Lane Michaelsen, who until recently was vice president of news at Miami’s WTVJ, has been named news director at WCPO in Cincinnati.

Michaelsen replaces longtime WCPO news director Bob Morford, who announced his plans to leave the station at the beginning of the year.

“Lane is exactly the news director this market needs right now, and we’re very pleased to have his talent and experience in our newsroom,” WCPO vice president and general manager Steve Thaxton said, announcing the hiring. “His deep understanding of journalism and the tenets of serving communities will make a major impact on our team and the Tri-State.” Read more

Traveling in Japan, WCPO’s Hagit Limor Provides Eyewitness Account of Earthquake Devastation

WCPO reporter Hagit Limor was one of only a handful of American journalists to experience the earthquake in Japan first-hand last week, as she was traveling through the country on a trip for the Society of Professional Journalists.

Limor, who is the president of SPJ, was in Okinawa when the earthquake hit and the resulting tsunami rocked much of the country. Limor had just left Tokyo that morning to travel to the city of Naha, fortuitously escaping the region hardest hit by the tsunami.

Limor tells TVSpy that she began reporting for WCPO beginning just four hours after the earthquake hit. Since then, she has been reporting via Skype and providing TV, web, and print coverage for WCPO’s entire station group as well as the Scripps Howard News Service. Read more