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Chicago College Student is Talented, Hungry and Already Has an Anchor Job


You might want to look over your shouder. Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports it may only be a matter of time before Giacomo Luca comes for your job.

Luca is a student at Roosevelt University and in his spare time he’s the weekend news anchor for Lima, OH, NBC affiliate WLIO. Luca commutes four hours each way to anchor and produce the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news on Saturday and Sunday.

“Journalism isn’t a career, it’s a lifestyle,” Luca declares on his bio. “I’ve decided to dedicate my life to seeking truth and reporting it.”

The Cincinnati native most recently held a morning news internship at Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9, where his mentor was news anchor Larry Potash. “Giacomo has a passion for broadcast journalism that, in my experience, most interns don’t have,” Potash said in a statement. “Because of his knowledge of technology and his work ethic, I gave him the freedom to coordinate segments and stories. He gained valuable experience in writing and producing that many interns miss.” Read more

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Jeff Fitzgerald Promoted to News Director

fitzgerals_wlioJeff Fitzgerald has been named news director for Block Communications Lima, OH, NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS affiliates WLIO and WOHL.

Fitzgerald will continue to anchor the 6:00 p.m. news for the stations. He told TVSpy he starts his new duties tomorrow.

He started at WLIO in 1984 and has anchored the 6:00 p.m. since 1990.

Lexington’s WTVQ Adds Weekend Anchor, General Assignment Reporters

There are three new hires at Lexington ABC-affiliate WTVQ, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Ellen Bryan (pictured) joins the station as a weekend anchor and weekday general assignment reporter. Bryan has previously worked at WLIO in Lima, Ohio, and as an on-air personality at a radio station.

Jonathan Burton and Kristina Belcher have also been hired as general assignment reporters for the station. Burton joins the station from WTNH, the ABC-affiliate in New Haven, while Belcher was most recently an overnight producer at WLEX, the NBC-affiliate in Lexington.

NBC Stations Across Ohio Teaming Up for Debate

NBC-affiliates across Ohio are partnering to present a statewide debate centered on Issue 2, a controversial state referendum up for repeal. The debate will be moderated by NBC News political director Chuck Todd and broadcast from Columbus on Tuesday, October 25th.

The debate will be carried by WLWT Cincinnati, WKYC Cleveland, WCMH Columbus, WDTN Dayton, WLIO Lima, WNWO Toledo, WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WFMJ Youngstown, and WHIZ Zanesville. It will also be streamed live on each of the stations’ websites. Read more

Ohio Stations Yank Ad Featuring Grandmother

Thirty TV stations across Ohio have reportedly pulled a political ad off the air over its controversial use of footage featuring a great-grandmother from Cincinnati.

78-year-old Marlene Quinn recently signed on to appear in an ad opposing an upcoming ballot initiative.  The ad (embedded above)–in which Quinn recounts how a group of brave firefighters saved her granddaughter’s life–was apparently so effective at swaying voter opinion that a group supporting the ballot initiative used footage of Quinn in its own ad (video inside). Read more