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Preparing to Anchor WKYC’s 7 p.m. Newscast, Robin Swoboda Says ‘Things Have Gone Full Circle’

Robin Swoboda, who has been a familiar face to viewers in northeastern Ohio for the better part of two decades, is set to begin a new phase in her career as co-anchor of WKYC‘s 7 p.m. newscast.

Swoboda will make her WKYC debut, alongside Chris Tye (right), on Monday.

For Swoboda, who hosted a daytime lifestyle show on rival station WJW for the past four years, the move represents a return to where she began her TV career in Cleveland: as an anchor and reporter for the evening news.

“It does feel like things have gone full circle,” Swoboda told The Plain Dealer recently. “When I started out, I knew I wanted to be an anchor-reporter. I branched out and tried this and tried that… but my first love is news. And at this stage of my career, this is it.” Read more

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Veteran TV Personality Robin Swoboda Joins Cleveland’s WKYC

Robin Swoboda, whose eponymous daytime talk show on WJW was cancelled in January, has landed at WKYC, where she’ll anchor the 7 p.m. newscast.

Swoboda has been a popular figure in the Cleveland area over the past couple of decades years.  Before launching “The Robin Swoboda Show” on WJW, Swoboda did multiple stints with the Fox-affiliate, including anchoring the station’s 6 p.m. newscast in the late 90s.  She also spent time at WEWS, where she co-hosted the ABC-affiliate’s “Morning Exchange.”

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it all,” Swoboda said, “from local shows to network programming to the ‘Morning Exchange.’ But my first love has always been news, and I feel that’s where my strongest contributions will be. I’m truly excited to join the news team at WKYC.”

WKYC, an NBC-affiliate, says the addition of Swoboda will allow the station to deploy its news team more effectively.  Read more