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Vince DeMentri Lands at WICS: ‘I don’t think you can judge anybody’s character by an incident or two’

Local news veteran Vince DeMentri, who has a long history of controversy at his previous jobs, has landed at WICS in Springfield, Ill., the State Journal Register reports.

DeMentri’s last job was at WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York City, where he was a reporter until 2010. Prior to that, he worked at WCAU, the NBC O&O in Philadelphia. At both stations, he was involved in incidents that catapulted him into the spotlight.

In 2008, DeMentri was fired from WCAU after having an affair with co-anchor Lori Delgado. DeMentri, who was accused of vandalizing Delgado’s car, sued both her and the station, saying it was unfair that he was fired and Delgado got to keep her job. Delgado resigned from the station the day the lawsuit was filed; DeMentri dropped the lawsuit in 2010. Read more

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Elitsa Bizios Promoted to Evening Anchor at WICD

Elitsa Bizios has officially been named evening anchor at WICD, the ABC-affiliate in Champaign, IL.

Bizios, an Illinois native, has been anchoring the station’s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts since April on a temporary basis. She joined WICD last September as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

“Elitsa is a solid journalist who brings experience and excitement to her new position,” news director Katie McManus-Faye said. “She was born and raised in Illinois and has ties to the community. In addition, Elitsa relates to the people in this area and understands the issues affecting them.”

Elitsa Bizios has been delivering the WICD Newschannel 15 nightly newscasts since April of 2012. Now, WICD is pleased to officially recognize Elitsa as the Lead Weeknight Anchor of ABC Newschannel 15, broadcasting nightly at 5, 6 and 10pm.