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Sheila Obermeyer Named WKRC Creative Services Director

Wkrc_news_logoCincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC has named Sheila Obermeyer as creative services director.

“I’m so pleased to have someone of Sheila’s ability and reputation join us,” WKRC GM Jon Lawhead said in a statement. “Her work has always been outstanding and will take our group of stations to another promotional level.”

This will be Obermeyer’s second time with WKRC. She originally began working there in 1992, leaving in 2002 to work at cross-town rival ABC affiliate WCPO as creative services director. She has also worked at KOVR and KXTV in Sacramento, CA, and WKOW in Madison, WI.

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Cincinnati Anchor Leaving to be With Husband in SF Bay Area

wilson_wkrcWKRC morning anchor Tiffany Wilson has announced she’s leaving the Cincinnati CBS affiliate.

“For three years, my husband and I have commuted across time zones juggling careers we both love,” said Wilson. “After more than 50 cross-country flights, we feel it is time to be together.”

Wilson started at WKRC in 2010.

WKRC GM Jon Lawhead said in a statement, “While we are sorry to see her leave, we know that she and Matt certainly deserve to be living happily together in the same city. Of course, we wish that could be Cincinnati, but our loss is the Bay Area’s gain.”

Her last day will be March 7.

WKRC 7:00 a.m. News to Switch Channels

Wkrc_news_logoSinclair’s Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC is moving its one-hour show at 7:00 a.m. from its CW affiliate digital subchannel to Deerfield Media’s MyNetworkTV affiliate WSTR beginning Monday.

“Good Morning Cincinnati at 7 will provide the community with the quality newscast they have come to expect and WSTR is a station that tri-state viewers already turn to for News at 10pm,” WKRC GM Jon Lawhead said in a statement.

The show features anchors Bob Herzog and Tiffany Wilson, meteorologist John Gumm and traffic reporter Jen Dalton.

Sheila Gray to Join Sinclair Broadcasting as Special Correspondent

Sheila Gray, the anchor who left Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX last Friday, was announced today as a special correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Gray will be reporting for all Sinclair’s news stations but will be based at WKEF and WRGT, the ABC and FOX affiliates for Dayton, OH, where she will also contribute breaking news coverage.

“I am very happy to have this opportunity,” said Gray in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with several colleagues I have known for many years, and becoming part of the Sinclair Broadcasting family.”

Jon Lawhead, group manager for Sinclair Broadcast Group who brought Gray to Cincinnati in 1999, said “I’ve known Sheila for years and have always had great admiration for her both personally and professionally. She brings so much skill and credibility and really connects with viewers and the community. We’re delighted that she’s joining us.”

Jon Lawhead Named General Manager at WKRC

Jon Lawhead has been named general manager at WKRC, Sinclair’s CBS affiliate in Cincinnati, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Since 2004, Lawhead has been general manager of WSTR, Sinclair’s CW affiliate in Cincinnati. He will continue in this role as he leads WKRC, which Sinclair took over Monday. The two stations are expected to merge operations.

“I’m excited to join a terrific group of professionals at Local 12 and look forward to continuing their legacy of excellence. The resources and expertise that Sinclair brings to the table will only strengthen the station’s dominant position in the market,” Lawhead said in a statement.

WKRC’S previous general manager, Les Vann, resigned Friday before the ownership change.

Sinclair Promotes WSTR GM to Group Manager

Sinclair announced today that Jon Lawhead, currently the general manager of WSTR, the company’s MyNetworkTV station in Cincinnati, has been tapped to oversee all of Sinclair’s MyNetworkTV and CW affiliates.

In total, Lawhead will now be in charge of eight Sinclair stations in six markets.

“Jon has done a wonderful job leading our efforts in Cincinnati, and we are pleased to promote him to group manager where he will oversee markets that consist of MYTV and CW stations,” Sinclair COO Steve Marks said, in announcing the move.  “Jon is a very qualified broadcaster who has led by example, achieving impressive results in a very competitive marketplace. We look forward to bringing his leadership and operational approach to these markets.”

Lawhead has been WSTR’s GM since 2004.