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‘Light Pop’ Scares Cincinnati Weatherman

Cincinnati meteorologist Frank Marzullo had his morning forecast interrupted by an exploding light.

While the meteorologist for FOX affiliate WXIX may have escaped physical injury, he was taunted by his fellow anchors after his on-air reaction.

“At least you handled it well,” said anchor Rob Williams. “The thing is, it popped, he yelled, and then he grabbed his heart. Thank you. Thank you.”

Marzullo then took a deep breath and continued with his forecast.

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Jacki Jing Joins Cincinnati FOX Affiliate

jing_wxix_croppedWXIX has announced Jacki Jing will join Rob Williams as co-anchor of the FOX19 Morning News.

>RELATED: Cincinnati Morning Team Reveals Spray Can Hair Bromance

Jing comes to WXIX from KDVR-KWGN in Denver, CO, where she was a reporter and anchor the morning traffic reporter and occasionally filled-in as a reporter and anchor.

“Journalists are asked to wear many hats, particularly in the morning,” WXIX news director Kevin Roach said in a statement. “Jacki strikes the right balance between being a strong serious journalist, while also the kind of person who will put a smile on your face in the morning.”

Jing started her career in Binghamton, NY. Before moving to KDVR-KWGN, she worked at WWLP in Springfield, MA.

The station said she will start in November.

Cincinnati Morning Team Reveals Spray Can Hair Bromance

WXIX anchor Rob Williams and weatherman Frank Marzullo showed viewers of the Cincinnati FOX affiliate how far one anchor bro will sometimes go for another anchor bro in an anchor bromance.

“So this is how Rob does my hair,” said Marzullo grabbing a can of what looked like spray paint.

“Do you see he’s bald right here?” said Williams with the camera zoomed in on Marzullo’s bald spot as he sprayed the dark mystery matter on Marzullo’s dome.”See how it covers a little bit? See how that works? And just so you know, this is like part of my job.”

“It is,” affirmed Marzullo. “You negotiated that in your contract.”

Williams later told viewers the product was called Hair Powder by Bumble and Bumble just in case you, too, want to live the miracle that is spray hair in a can.

March Anchor Madness: Cincinnati Paper Launches ‘Favorite Anchor’ Tournament

The Cincinnati Enquirer is hosting its own ‘March Madness’ tourney. The paper is asking readers to vote for their “TV Anchor Dream Team.”

Who’s the Cincinnati Anchor Dream Team?  You can help select it by voting below in my bracket-style tournament with 8 male anchors, 8 female anchors, 8 meteorologists and 8 sports anchors.

The winners will be re-seeded in each round, leading to Cincinnati’s favorite anchor team. You can check out the rankings after the jump.

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WJHL Meteorologist Off the Air Following Crossbow Attack During Home Invasion

WJHL meteorologist Rob Williams is recovering at home after being shot with a crossbow during a home invasion that occurred around 4:00 a.m. on Monday.

“I wish to thank everyone for their concern as I recover,” Williams said in a statement. “I am working with police as they continue their investigation into this matter. I’m looking forward to returning on air very soon.”

WJHL reports that police responded to Williams’s home early Monday morning and the meteorologist told them that a man had broken in through a window and shot him with a crossbow and also fired at him with a pistol. Read more

VIDEO: WXIX Viewers Dare Meteorologist Frank Marzullo to Belly Dance

“If my girlfriend is watching, I love you. Please don’t break up with me,” Frank Marzullo pleaded as he adjusted his outfit on the WXIX newscast this morning.

Marzullo is nearing the end of “Dare Frank” week on WXIX, the Cincinnati Fox-affiliate. Each morning for seven days, the station has picked a viewer-submitted dare for the meteorologist to tackle, such as driving a race car and feeding a Komodo dragon. This morning’s task, however, involved significantly more practice … and significantly less clothing (video inside). Read more

WXIX Morning Team Celebrates Meteorologist Katy Morgan’s Wedding With a Flash Mob

WXIX morning meteorologist Katy Morgan got married this weekend, and her co-workers were at the party — with their dancing shoes on.

The morning team staff, led by co-anchors Rob Williams and Sheila Gray alongside meteorologist Dan Wells, celebrated the newlyweds with a flash mob choreographed to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” (watch the video above).

WXIX posted the video on their website, noting that the dance was choreographed by anchor Tracey Johnson‘s daughter and took two weeks of practicing, in the basement of the station, to perfect.

WXIX Expanding Morning Coverage to Start at 4 a.m.

WXIX announced today that it will expand its morning news coverage to begin at 4 a.m., the earliest live broadcast in the Cincinnati area. The Fox affiliate will produce a half-hour weekday show devoted to weather.

“Fox 19 First Weather at 4 a.m.” will debut July 25 with meteorologists Frank Marzullo and Katy Morgan. Current morning news anchor Rob Williams will also contribute with headlines.

“Having two meteorologists already in place makes it an easy transition,” WXIX general manager Bill Lanesey said. “We feel there is a strong appetite for weather first thing in the morning.”

WXIX was the first station in Cincinnati to begin their morning broadcast at 4:30 a.m. The addition of this show to the station lineup will give WXIX eight hours of local news on weekdays, more than any other stations in the market.