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WABC Will Have to Wait Another Year to Run the NYC Marathon

WABC had been promoting a return of the ING New York City Marathon to the station — the first time since 1993. This was to be the first year of a 5-year deal that WABC and sister network ESPN struck with the New York RoadRunners club. ESPN2 was planning to run 3 1/2 hours of the race, the first time in 19 years the marathon would have a national audience. But late today Mayor Michael Bloomberg called off the race, just hours after saying it should — and would — be run.

But the voices to cancel the marathon had grown louder in the last day and had been loudest from Staten Island, where the race begins, and which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

Reporter Marc Santia, who, in June, joined WNBC from WDIV in Detroit, was all set to run his first New York City marathon Sunday. But after days of reporting from hard-hit Staten Island and talking to residents there, he said he just couldn’t do it. This morning, he called his wife to tell her he wasn’t going to run. Mayor Bloomberg’s call to cancel the race late today made the decision a lot easier for anyone else who was conflicted about running.

As for the athletes from around the world who have been training for months and have spent thousands of dollars — the entrance fee alone for non-U.S. runners is $347 — the decision is not as easy to take.

For the last 12 years the New York City marathon, the world’s largest, has aired on WNBC, hosted by WNBC’s Bruce Beck and called by sports announcer Al Trautwig. Tonight on WNBC’s 7pm news, Beck agreed that it was the right thing to do to call off the race.

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On the Move 10/4/2012

Danielle Leigh moves from KCRA in Sacramento to Washington DC correspondent for NBC News Channel.

Marc Santia has made the jump from WDIV in Detroit to reporter at WNBC.

Amara Sohn joins WFLD as weekend anchor/reporter from WTVJ in Miami.

Keith Garvin moves to weekday anchor at KPRC in Houston from morning anchor at KTVT in Dallas.

John Knicely will join KIRO in Seattle as a weekday morning anchor from KMOV in St. Louis.

Bob DeCastro joins KTTV in Los Angeles as a reporter/fill-in anchor.

Josh Benson joins WFOR as weekday morning anchor.  Previously he worked at WFTV in Orlando.

Blake McCoy joins KARE in Minneapolis as a weekend anchor from KTNV in Las Vegas.

Adam Longo joins KPHO in Phoenix as a weekend anchor/reporter from Central Florida News in Orlando.

Courtney Fallon jumps almost 40 markets from WLNE in Providence to weekend sportscaster at WTVJ in Miami.

Jeff Varner joins WNCT in Greenville, NC as the main evening anchor.

Marie Coronel joins KGTV in her hometown of San Diego as a reporter from WTKR in Norfolk.

Leyla Santiago will join WRAL in Raleigh as a reporter from KBAK in Bakersfield.

Erielle Reshef moves to KOCO in Oklahoma City as a reporter/anchor. Erielle previously worked as an anchor/reporter at IBA English News in Israel.

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On the Move, 7/25/12

Marc Santia, previously a reporter at WDIV in Detroit, has joined WNBC in New York City.

Scott Williams joins WTXF in Philadelphia as chief meteorologist. Williams previously worked at the Weather Channel.

KTRK reporter Andy Cerota joins rival KPRC in Houston, where he will be the midday anchor.

Vern Glenn moves within the San Francisco market from KRON to KPIX, where he will be the weekend sports anchor. Read more