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Cincinnati Reporter Busted for DUI

WCPO KENDALL MUG_1387920874381_1701845_ver1.0_640_480Kendall Herold, a reporter for Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO, has been arrested for DUI.

The station reported the news on its website saying she was released from jail last Thursday morning after being arrested last Wednesday night.

A check of the website tveyes by TVSpy showed news of Herold’s arrest first appeared on the station’s air on Christmas Eve, six days after it happened.

According to NewsBlues, the station first reported the arrest only after they checked with the station for comment.

TVSpy has asked WCPO for comment but has not heard back yet.

WCPO Hires Ken Broo as Sports Anchor

ken broo_304Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO has added Ken Broo as sports anchor and reporter.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the pros at 9 On Your Side,” Broo said in a statement. “I’ve always admired them as competitors. It will be terrific working alongside the incomparable John Popovich and with former colleagues Clyde Gray and chief meteorologist Steve Raleigh.”

Broo is a veteran in Cincinnati sports. He worked for nearly 17 years at WLWT and six years at WKRC. He has also worked in Washington, D.C., Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa,OK, and Tampa, FL.

Former Miami, Cleveland Anchor John Hambrick Dies at 73

John Hambrick, a veteran local news anchor, died Tuesday from lung cancer. He was 73.

Hambrick was the primary anchor at WTVJ in Miami from 1985 to 1989. He would later join rival WCIX (now WFOR). Before moving to South Florida, he worked at local stations around the country including WNBC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, KRON in San Francisco, WEWS in Cleveland and WCPO in Cincinnati.

“John was a legend in this community,” WFOR news director Liz Roldan told the Miami Herald. “He set a standard that all of us in the local television industry strive to meet, simply because it makes us all better at what we do. John was larger than life — not surprising because he was a fellow Texan — but also due to his authoritative delivery and his commanding presence.”

Traffic Reporter Denise Johnson Joins WXIX

Former WCPO traffic reporter Denise Johnson is joining rival WXIX, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Johnson parted ways with WCPO, the Cincinnati ABC affiliate, last year. “I’m very excited about being back on the air. I have kept myself busy for 1-1/2 years, doing a lot of different things. I didn’t realize how much I missed it,” Johnson told the Enquirer.

She will make her official debut on the Fox affiliate September 1. She replaces Stephanie Woods, who is leaving the station and moving to Philadelphia.

Hagit Limor Joins WXIX From Rival WCPO

Hagit Limor is switching stations in Cincinnati. Limor, an investigative reporter, joins Fox affiliate WXIX after 19 years at ABC affiliate WCPO, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Limor will not appear on Channel 19 until later this fall, pending her negotiations with [WCPO]. Her hiring shows that news director Kevin Roach — a former [WCPO] assistant news director hired in March, who had worked closely with Limor there for years — is serious about investigative reporting at Fox 19.

Limor shifted to part-time at WCPO last year in order to teach journalism at the University of Cincinnati. She will continue as a professor in her new role at WXIX.

Larry Smith Named Sports Director at WGCL

Larry Smith is joining Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL as sports director, Access Atlanta reports.

Smith worked at CNN from 1993 to 2009 before joining Turner Sports as a host. Most recently, he worked at WCPO in Cincinnati. The hire is part of WGCL’s decision to revive its sports department after four years of outsourcing sports coverage to a local radio station.

“We are taking a more nontraditional approach to sports moving forward,” WGCL news director Trey Fabacher wrote in an email to Access Atlanta. “Larry is not just a sports anchor, but a sports reporter and producer.  We envisioned this role to be very active in the field and Larry’s talents were as strong behind the camera as well as in front of the camera.”

Smith will handle “breaking stories and features” as well as anchoring a weekly Saturday night sports show starting next month.

WCPO Names Bongiorno News Director

Alex Bongiorno has been named news director for E.W. Scripps’ Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO.

“Alex has a passion for journalism and has a proven track record of being a strong leader that gets results,” Jeff Brogan, vice president and general manager of WCPO said in a statement. “She’s a natural fit for our newsroom, having an excellent understanding of the digital and broadcast audiences.”

Bongiorno last worked for WTAE in Pittsburgh. She left the Hearst owned station in October after three years there. She has also worked as news director and executive producer at WSPA in Spartanburg, SC

“I am excited to be joining such a great news operation in such a great city,” said Bongiorno.

[Cincinnati Enquirer]

Bob Morford Named News Director at KRIV

Bob Morford has been named vice president and news director at KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston. His appointment is effective immediately.

Morford joined KRIV as assistant news director last year. He replaces Tom Doerr, who left KRIV to be the news director at WFLD, the Fox O&O in Chicago, in February.

“Bob has proven himself to be a valuable member of our news team. He has lead our news innovation efforts and has shown me that he is the right person for the job,” KRIV VP-GM D’Artagnan Bebel said in a statement. “His leadership style, creativity and engaging personality have earned him praise from countless members of our team.”

Before joining KRIV, Morford worked as news director for WCPO in Cincinnati, KNXV in Phoenix, WPXI in Pittsburgh and WLWT in Cincinnati.

John Popovich Replacing Dennis Janson on WCPO Evening Newscasts

As Dennis Janson transitions to a new role at WCPO, John Popovich will move into the main sports anchor role at the Cincinnati ABC affiliate, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s John Kiesewetter.

“With Denny transitioning, it gives us an opportunity to put John Popovich in the main sports role. John is one of the best storytellers in town and you will be seeing more of his reports,”  WCPO general manager Jeff Brogan told the Enquirer.

Popvich joined WCPO in 1979. He currently anchors sports on the weekend evening newscasts.

Sportscaster Dennis Janson Takes On New Role at WCPO

After 18 years as a sportscaster for WCPO, Dennis Janson is taking on a new role at the Cincinnati ABC affiliate. Starting this summer, Janson will be a columnist on the air and on the station’s website.

“A chance to be part of the cutting edge efforts being exerted on our digital platforms is particularly intriguing,” Janson said in a statement. “And there will be a role for me on-air with an edge of its own.”

“Dennis has tremendous knowledge of the area, is well connected and can get people thinking,” WCPO VP-GM Jeff Brogan said. “The days of local media having columnists are nearly extinct and we feel Dennis is positioned to fill that void by bringing insight and context to our users and viewers.”

News of a new role for Janson was first reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s John Kiesewetter.

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