“When Ryan first visited us he made an immediate connection with our newsroom, especially the morning team. WTAE is happy to see a home-grown storyteller come back to Pittsburgh in this role,” news director Justin Antoniotti said in a statement.
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“Bofta is dedicated to uncovering the untold stories that can have a deep impact on people’s lives,” said Justin Antoniotti, news director for the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate. “She embodies the high standards of WTAE Channel 4 Action News and our commitment to our viewers.”
Yimam comes to WTAE from Memphis FOX owned station WHBQ where she was a general assignment reporter.
She told viewers on her Memphis facebook page, “I’ve accepted a position as an Investigative Reporter at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. I’m excited to join the award-winning Investigative unit! I’ve had an amazing time in Memphis and leaving the bluff city is bittersweet! Thanks to everyone for the wonderful memories! My last day at FOX13 is June 14.”
It is a move within Hearst for Barkley, who has served as WAPT’s news director since 2000. He will step into the role vacated by Justin Antoniotti, who is leaving WYFF to serve as news director for another Hearst station, WATE in Pittsburgh.
“We feel very fortunate to welcome someone of Bruce’s experience and knowledge,” WYFF general manager John Soapes said in a statement. “He has a proven track record of creating outstanding local television news programming, all while providing superior leadership and building great teams.”
It is a move within Hearst for Antoniotti, who comes from WYFF in Greenville, S.C. He has been news director there since 2007. Before that, he was the assistant news director at WISN in Milwaukee, another Hearst station.
“I have been very fortunate to have already worked at two great Hearst Television properties,”Antoniotti said in a statement. “To now be able to move to WTAE is very special. I look forward to working with the talented Channel 4 Action News Team and building on the great legacy at WTAE.” Read more
WYFF in Greenville, SC, announced that Brad Fralick will join the station as sports director. Fralick replaces Geoff Hart, who was recently named morning co-anchor at the NBC affiliate after 18 years as sports director.
Fralick, who will start tomorrow evening, has been sports director at KAMR-KCIT in Amarillo since 2005. He will join Carol Goldsmith, Michael Cogdill and John Cessarich on the weeknight 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts.
“Brad brings a great passion for sports to the upstate,” news director Justin Antoniotti said. “I know he will work hard to get to know the coaches, athletes and fans at Clemson, Carolina, Furman and local high schools throughout our region.”
Fralick will provide WYFF with extended coverage of both college and high school football for Greenville this fall.