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Erika Thomas Joins WKBN and WYFX

thomas_coanchor_croppedErika Thomas has joined WKBN and WYFX as primary weekday co-anchor.

Before coming to the Youngstown, OH, CBS and FOX affiliates, Thomas worked in Sioux City, IA. She replaces Teresa Weakley who left in August for WIVB in Buffalo.

“We are extremely pleased to have a journalist of Erika’s caliber joining our news operation,” Dave Coy, president and general manager of WKBN said in a statement. “Her passion for news is a very welcome addition to our news team, and her skills will only enhance our ability to provide our local viewers the very best in news coverage each and every day.”

Thomas joins co-anchor Dave Sess for the 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts on WKBN and FOX affiliate WYFX.

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Teresa Weakley Joins WIVB From WKBN

Teresa Weakley is set to join Buffalo CBS affiliate WIVB as a morning anchor, The Buffalo NewsAlan Pergament reports.

Weakley will co-anchor the morning newscast with Jordan Williams and meteorologist Todd Santos, who joins WIVB from The Weather Channel. Diana Fairbanks, who shifted to mornings in January, will return to the 5:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts, according to Pergament.

Weakley moves to Buffalo from Youngstown, Ohio, where she anchors the evening newscasts at CBS affiliate WKBN.

Natalie Morales Is Preferred Choice to Replace Ann Curry on ‘Today’

Natalie Morales is the preferred pick to replace Ann Curry on NBC’s “Today” show, at least among TVSpy readers.

According to a recent TVSpy poll, posted last week amid reports that Curry was leaving “Today,” Morales is the top choice, followed very closely by Savannah Guthrie, who many believe will ultimately replace Curry.

The poll listed five choices as Curry’s replacement.  In addition to Morales and Guthrie, there was Hoda Kotb, Robin Roberts, and Sue Simmons.  Simmons, who recently left WNBC after more than three decades at the anchor desk there, was the sentimental favorite, coming in third place with 20.29% of the votes. Read more

WKBN Sports Reporter Joe Aulisio Suffers Broken Vertebrae While Covering High School Football

Joe Aulisio, a sports reporter at CBS-affiliate WKBN in Youngstown, is recovering from a concussion and two broken vertebrae sustained in a collision at a football practice he was covering Wednesday.

Aulisio was reporting on a feature piece on coach Jeff Whitaker‘s last practice with the Liberty Leopards, a high school football team. According to his wife, WKBN anchor Teresa Weakley, Auliso was shooting video and looking away when four football players collided with him.

“He is lucky,” Weakley told the Tribune Chronicle. “There’s no spinal cord damage.” Read more