News director Tai Takahashi told TVSpy Manko will anchor the afternoon and evening newscasts alongside Sean Streaty while two WAND anchors, Dawn Sterling and Stacey Skrysak, are out on maternity leave.
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Davis, who serves as meteorologist for the noon, 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts, said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family in his retirement.
“It’s been a great time working here…most fun job I’ve had. I’ve gotten to do continuous coverage of tornado warnings, ridden with the Blue Angels, met people whom I’d not have gotten to know had I not been in this job, and along with all that I’ve been paid,” Davis wrote on WAND’s website.
Rivera’s girlfriend, Alissa Groeninger, is a reporter for the State Journal Register who thought she was appearing on the newscast to talk about “The Voice.”
Spoiler alert: she says yes.
Platzer actually began his TV career as a part-time photographer for WJAC and has recently been working as a journalism instructor at nearby Penn State University. Before joining Penn State, Platzer served as news director for WFMY in Greensboro, NC and WAND in Decatur, IL.
“James brings an abundant amount of knowledge and experience to WJAC,” said Kevin Hayes, who was recently appointed to vice president and general manager of the station. “He has a nose for news, is a great leader, and I am thrilled that he has joined our team.”
“I am thrilled, honored and humbled to return to my first station as news director,” Platzer said.
His first day is set for April 4th.