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News 12 Long Island’s Bob Wolff Sets Guinness World Record for Longest Sportscasting Career

Veteran sportscaster Bob Wolff was recognized this week by Guinness World Records for having the longest career as a sports broadcaster.

The 91-year-old Wolff has been sportscasting for 73 years, our sister site FishbowlNY reports. He has been at News 12 Long Island since it launched in 1986 and has no plans to retire.

“His genius and relentless work ethic have been an inspiration [to] stores of young sports professionals at News 12 and elsewhere,” News 12 Long Island news director Pat Dolan said. “Whenever Bob’s on the air, he makes us better. We’re thrilled that he’s agreed to stay onboard.” Read more at FishbowlNY

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Former WJW Anchor Stacey Bell Hired at News 12 Long Island

Former WJW anchor Stacey Bell has been hired at News 12 Long Island, the station announced yesterday.

News 12 Networks president Patrick Dolan said in a statement he is “very confident Stacey will be a tremendous asset to our team.” She will anchor the weekday evening newscasts alongside Stone Grissom beginning this week.

Bell was an anchor at Cleveland Fox-affiliate WJW for 14 years before leaving the station in November. She relocated to New York with her husband, who recently accepted a job as the running back coach for the New York Jets.

Long Island Reporter Swept Away By Irene

“Don’t worry about me I’m ok!” News 12 Long Island reporter Erin Colton wrote on her Facebook page on Sunday, after a large wave swept her away during a live report (video above).

Colton was out on the Atlantic coast reporting on the effects of Hurricane Irene when an especially large wave hit where she was standing.  The video wound up on the “CBS Evening News” this weekend and drew accolades on Facebook.

“Erin Colton you rock girl, your coverage on the hurricane was fantastic,” one viewer wrote on Colton’s wall. “Tell News 12 to give you a huge raise!”