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Erica Collura Joining WKRC in Cincinnati

WHIO_collura_croppedErica Collura, the meteorologist who recently left WHIO in Dayton, OH, isn’t moving far. Cincinnati’s WKRC announced she will join the Sinclair owned CBS affiliate next Thursday, October 24.

“We are happy to have a meteorologist like Erica joining The Weather Authority team at Local 12,” WKRC news director Kirk Varner said in a statement. “Her experience in forecasting the weather for our part of the country makes her a great addition to what is now the largest team of broadcast meteorologists in the Tri-State.”

Collura, who started her career at WHIO, will work on the WKRC 4:00 p.m. news and the 10:00 p.m. news on the digital CW subchannel.

Howard Ain to Retire After 38 Years at WKRC

Howard Ain will retire from Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC at the end of this month, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Ain has worked as a consumer reporter at WKRC since 1975. He told the Enquirer he will continue to write his weekly consumer column for Community Press Newspapers, as well as make the occasional appearance on WKRC, after he signs off from the station.

Before joining WKRC, Ain worked at WLWD in Dayton, WPSD in Paducah, Ky. and KAIT in Jonesboro, Ark.

Michael Berk Joining WKRC as Sports Anchor

Michael Berk will be joining Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC as a the weekend sports anchor, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Berk comes to WKRC from KGW in Portland, OR. He replaces Zach Wells, who left to work at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

He has also worked at KEZI in Eugene, OR, and KLAS in Las Vegas, NV.

[Cincinnati Enquirer]

WKRC Adds Sunday Morning News

Cincinnati’s CBS affiliate WKRC is adding two Sunday morning newscasts to its lineup.

“We are very happy to have the opportunity to bring viewers across the Tri-State the kind of quality local news coverage that is their number one choice—every other morning of the week,” said  WKRC news director Kirk Varner. “The opportunity to surround the long running excellence of CBS Sunday Morning and Face The Nation with breaking news and weather alerts from The Local Station, is something that we are very excited about.”

The news premieres July 7 with an hour show at 8:00 a.m. and then again for a half-hour at 11:00 a.m.  Liz Bonis will anchor along with meteorologist Josh Knight.

[Cincinnati Enquirer]

Cincinnati Sports Anchor Leaving Broadcast TV to Work in Hospital

Zach Wells, sports anchor and reporter for Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC, has announced he’s leaving broadcast TV to work at a Cincinnati hospital.

“It was a decision I thought a lot about, but I feel really good about it,” Wells told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I have a new role with a bigger purpose.”

Wells will be in charge of the new video studio at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital funded by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

He came to WKRC in September 2010. According to his bio, he started out in Duluth, MN, then worked in Green Bay, WI, before coming to Cincinnati to work for FOX affiliate WXIX.

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Sinclair to Add Mobile DTV in Nine Markets

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced it will begin broadcasting mobile capable signals from ten of its stations in nine markets.

“The pace of technology makes it imperative for broadcasters to continue to lead in serving our communities,” said Mark Aitken, vice president of Advanced Technology for Sinclair and chairman of the ATSC A/153 MobileDTV standardization activity. “Broad adoption of MobileDTV, as a part of our local broadcast television offering, is the next step. We are confident our Network partners will see the value mobile simulcasting brings in building station and Network brands, audience share, and local television relevancy.”

Mobile DTV, as the service is called, allows viewers to watch their favorite local broadcast stations, for free, on portable devices like smart phones and tablets by adding a plug-in adapter. Read more

March Anchor Madness: Cincinnati Paper Launches ‘Favorite Anchor’ Tournament

The Cincinnati Enquirer is hosting its own ‘March Madness’ tourney. The paper is asking readers to vote for their “TV Anchor Dream Team.”

Who’s the Cincinnati Anchor Dream Team?  You can help select it by voting below in my bracket-style tournament with 8 male anchors, 8 female anchors, 8 meteorologists and 8 sports anchors.

The winners will be re-seeded in each round, leading to Cincinnati’s favorite anchor team. You can check out the rankings after the jump.

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WKRC Swaps Morning Anchors

Cincinnati.com is reporting, CBS affiliate WKRC will swap its weekday and weekend morning anchors beginning Monday.

Weekend morning anchor Tiffany Wilson will move to the weekday morning show, while weekday morning anchor Liz Bonis will switch to Saturday mornings.

Wilson will co-anchor the 4:30 to 7 a.m. show with John Lomax and the 7 to 8 a.m. show with Bob Herzog. Read more

Michelle Boutillette Signs Off From WKRC

Meteorologist Michelle Boutillette has left WKRC, the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Boutillette, who was the meteorologist for the 4 and 4:30 p.m. newscasts on WKRC and the 10 p.m. newscast on a digital subchannel, has accepted a position at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.

“While we are very sad to lose her, at the same time we are very happy for her and her husband who are staying in the area,” news director Kirk Varner told the Enquirer.

A Year of ‘Dance Party Fridays’ on WKRC

WKRC traffic reporter Bob Herzog continued his popular “Dance Party Friday” segments this year, bringing his moves to the Cincinnati CBS affiliate’s morning newscast once a week. Herzog has compiled an end of year “Best Of” series of the segments.

Part one is above and part two is the jump. Read more

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