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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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On the Move, 8/23/11

New York veteran Magee Hickey has moved from WCBS to WPIX. Hickey has spent the past 25 years working as a reporter in the New York area.

Cristi Jessee went from news director at KSAX in Alexandria, MN to news director at KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield, CA.

Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer joins the morning team at WZZM in Grand Rapids. Ofseyer comes to WZZM from fellow ABC-affiliate KEZI in Eugene.

Meteorologist Sonya Stevens moves to Charleston’s WCIV, where she’ll work weekends. Most recently, Stevens was part of the weather team at WMAZ in Macon.

Ofseyer and Stevens are represented by Steve Swienckowski of DCA (The David Crane Agency).

If you would like to report a new move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

Magee Hickey, A Familiar Face in NYC, Joins WPIX

After a brief absence, veteran anchor Magee Hickey is back on the air in New York — this time at WPIX.

Since 1982, Hickey has worked at five stations in the New York market — WNYW, WABC, WWOR, WNBC and WCBS. She worked at WCBS twice — from 1994-96 and then again beginning in 2003. She was told her contract would not be renewed at the CBS O&O this spring.

Now, she is back on the air at WPIX, New York’s CW affiliate. Her first time on the air was the 10 p.m. broadcast on Friday night. She is expected to be a fill-in anchor through the end of the summer, The New York Daily News reports.

As our friends at FishbowlNY point out, this is Hickey’s second stint working for Bill Carey. Carey, who is currently the WPIX news director, was the news director at WCBS in 1996 when Hickey and six other on-air staffers were fired on the same day.