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Assistant ND John Houseman Leaving WPIX

After more than three decades at WPIX, assistant news director John Houseman is leaving Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City. His last day is Friday.

“The parting is mutual and very amicable,” a WPIX spokesperson told TVSpy.

His departure comes two weeks after Mark Effron took over as the station’s news director. Houseman served as the station’s interim news director from October to April while Tribune searched for Bill Carey‘s replacement.

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WPIX Reporter Magee Hickey to Honor Her Mother by Running in NYC Marathon

Using the memory of her mother, Jean, as motivation, WPIX‘s Magee Hickey tells our sister blog FishbowlNY, she’ll run the New York City Marathon as her first marathon.   Hickey’s mother died of colon cancer five years ago.

“She would love that I’m doing this in her memory to raise money for other people, because her life was always about doing for other people.”

According to Fishbowl NY, The WPIX reporter got the idea to run when then assistant, now interim, news director John Houseman assigned her to a series of profiles on cancer survivors running the half-marathon.

That’s when it hit the veteran broadcast journalist. She was a cancer survivor, who suggested going through the rigors of training and ultimately running. But a cautious Houseman wasn’t pushing her to participate. He just wanted his reporter to keep her mic in hand, meeting with the cancer survivors regularly for updates on their training. Hickey wanted more, and she got permission to run. However, she was told that her inclusion wasn’t “the story”.

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WPIX Names John Houseman Interim News Director

FishbowlNY is reporting WPIX assistant news director John Houseman has been named interim news director, signaling the official end of Bill Carey‘s run at Tribune’s flagship station.

In an email to staffers, obrtained by FishbowlNY, WPIX vice president and general manager Eric Meyrowitz said,

While we conduct our search for Bill Carey’s replacement, John Houseman will be interim News Director. During this time, please see John or me with any questions.