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Bill Cummings Out as News Director At WICU

wicu wseeBill Cummings is no longer news director at WICU-WSEE.

EVP John Christianson told TVSpy, Cummings recently resigned from the Erie, Pa. NBC and CBS station.

A check of the station’s website shows assistant news director Tim Mello is listed as news director. Mello told TVSpy he was named news director at the beginning of September, but didn’t take over until October 13.

Mello started his career at WICU in August 2010. He is a graduate of Waynsesburg University.

Before coming to WICU in 2012, he worked at KSWT in Yuma, Ariz. He has also worked in Tucson, Evansville, Ind., Huntington, W. Va and the Tri-Cities, Tenn.

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Rob Wilson Leaving WICU-WSEE After Nearly 14 Years

wilson_croppedRob Wilson, meteorologist for Erie, PA, NBC and CBS affiliate WICU-WSEE, is leaving TV to be a financial planner.

Wilson told TVSpy his contract isn’t being renewed at the end of the year, “so after nearly 14 years here in Erie and almost 20 years in television I’ll be leaving the industry altogether.”

On his bio page, Wilson said he got his start at WJHG in Panama City, FL, while he was still in the Air Force. He also worked at KOLD in Tucson, AZ while being stationed at nearby Davis-Monthan AFB. His first job out of the Air Force in April 2000 was at WICU.

He said his last day, depending on accrued vacation days left, will be December 18. He plans to stay in the area.

Erie’s WICU-WSEE Launches in HD

WICU-WSEE the NBC and CBS affiliates for Erie, PA recently began broadcasting in HD and on Monday WICU unveiled its new set.

Longtime WICU anchor Lisa Adams put together a story about the conversion walking viewers through the set changes which include the use of a high definition monitor behind the news set and a separate pod for reporter stand-ups.

Chief engineer, John Wilkosz and his crew worked especially hard to make it happen considering they were also rolling out an automated commercial and programming delivery system, gearing up for the election, converting the stations to HD and building a new set for WICU all at the same time.  Wilkosz described the convergence as, “remodeling your bathroom and say your kitchen and your living room while trying to live in your house at the same time and still (trying to) function.”

You can watch the standard definition story about the set after the jump. Read more