“News is my first love,” Mecham wrote on his LinkedIn page, announcing the move. “Most of us got into this business to make a difference. I’d like to think that is still vital to what we do as journalists. I look forward to working with the staff at WTAJ.” Read more
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Johnson broke from his forecast during the ABC-affiliate’s late newscast following the game to rant about the outcome (and it was difficult for the weathercaster to avoid the topic considering that the teams were the Heat and the Thunder).
“Light rain downtown, no thunder. Son of a gun, we could have used some thunder,” Johnson said (video after the jump). Read more
Bibb joined the Cleveland ABC-affiliate in 1995 and has been co-anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast since 2010. He will continue to anchor the station’s noon newscast, as well as its Sunday morning show, “Kaleidoscope.” He will also take over two new programs, “Leon Bibb’s Ohio” and “Leon Bibb’s Perspective.”
Brian McIntyre, who spent 18 years working as a reporter in markets around Ohio, died Sunday night following a battle with cancer. He was 42.
McIntyre spent most of his broadcasting career covering the news in his hometown of Cleveland, first with WEWS and last with local cable news station ONN. He also worked at WBNS in Columbus and WNWO in Toledo.
After eight years at ONN, McIntyre left TV in 2009 for a job as a a community relations specialist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Read more
Haggerty has been a reporter and fill in anchor at rival WEWS, the ABC-affiliate, since 2008. He has previously worked as a photographer at WTOV in Stuebenville, OH, and a reporter at WNCN in Raleigh and WBBH in Fort Myers.
Haggerty will appear across all the station’s newscasts, according to the WKYC Director’s Cut blog.
KLRU, a PBS station, won an Institutional Peabody Award for “Austin City Limits.” The show is in its 37th season, making it the world’s longest running live music television program. KLAS won for “Desert Underwater,” a series of reports on the housing crisis in Las Vegas. In one installment, investigative reporter George Knapp discovered he was a victim of the mortgage fraud he was reporting on.
>Related, TVNewser: CNN, ABC, CBS, The BBC and Al Jazeera Among 2012 Peabody Award Winners
Fernandez, currently the general manager of WXYZ in Detroit, will also oversee KSHB-KMCI in Kansas City and the Azteca America affiliates. Rossenwater, general manager of WEWS in Cleveland, will add KJRH in Tulsa, WMAR in Baltimore and the LiveWell affiliates. Wasserman, general manager at WPTV in West Palm Beach, will also oversee KNXV in Phoenix, WCPO in Cincinnati and WFTS in Tampa. Read more
Fencl announced last week he will join Hennes Paynter Crisis Communications as a vice president, according to the WKYC Director’s Cut blog.
He has been assistant news director at the station since 2007. Fencl is a local news veteran with experience as an executive producer at WEWS in Cleveland and WBNS in Columbus. His last day at WKYC will be March 23.
Griffith has been with WKYC since 2000, most recently serving as co-host of the NBC-affiliate’s 10 a.m. weekday show “Good Company Today.”
Before joining WKYC, Griffith spent 33 years at Cleveland ABC-affiliate WEWS, where he worked as a reporter and news producer before becoming the longtime host of the station’s daytime shows.
Griffith began his broadcasting career in Charleston, WV, before moving to Cleveland in 1959.
Reporting on a snow storm sweeping through the Cleveland area on Friday, WEWS reporter Josh Boose and photojournalist Dave Hatala were stranded on the side of a highway when the raised mast of their live truck froze.
Due to snow and driving winds, the WEWS news crew was only able to raise the mast 15 feet, when it normally goes up to 40 feet in the air, according to a post on the station’s website. After reporting live during WEWS’s morning newscast, Boose and Hatala were unable to fully retract the mast because snow had melted and refroze inside. Read more