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WLWT Remembers News Operations Manager David Rosch

WLWT-1David Roscha 17-year veteran of NBC affiliate WLWT, passed away from cancer on Friday. He was a program director, production manager and most recently, a news operations manager at the Cincinnati station.

WLWT posted a special video tribute to Rosch on its site and on its Facebook page, where messages of condolence poured in. The station’s site won’t allow embedding, but click here to watch a touching tribute to a beloved co-worker, husband, father and friend.

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Laura Borchers Leaving WLWT

Laura Borchers, reporter for Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT, is leaving the station, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Borchers told viewers on her facebook page, “MORE BIG NEWS TO SHARE… We’re moving to Columbus!!! My husband’s job guides us there, and being the huge Buckeye fan that I am, this is exciting!”

The Enquirer reports Borchers’ last day is today. She started at WLWT in 2007 after starting her broadcast career at WDTN in Dayton, OH.

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.

Jerry Springer: My First Big Break

Say the name Jerry Springer and the first thing that comes to mind might be a daytime talk show where people throw chairs at one other to make a point. So it may not be much of a surprise when you find out Jerry got his start in politics.

The former lawyer, former campaign adviser for Robert F. Kennedy, former mayor of Cincinnati and former anchor for the city’s NBC affiliate WLWT tells mediabistroTV his career wasn’t launched by one big break as much as it was the result of being ready for anything.

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Kristy Davis to Join WLWT as Morning Anchor

Kristy Davis will join Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT as weekday morning anchor and reporter.

Davis comes from Baton Rouge, LA, ABC affiliate WBRZ where she was a general assignment reporter. She starts at WLWT in April.

She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communications, which sent out a congratulatory tweet, “Congratulations to almuna @KdavisCH2 who is headed to WLWT TV in Cincinnati!”

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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WLWT Celebrates 65 Years On Air

Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT will celebrate 65 years of broadcasting.

The first Cincinnati broadcast television station went on the air on February 9, 1948. At the time, WLWT was an NBC/ABC/CBS DuMont station on channel 4. One year later it dropped the other networks and stuck with NBC. Three years later moved up one click on the old VHF dial to channel 5.

The station celebrated on-air with cupcakes in the shape of the number “65″ held up by morning show anchors Lisa Cooney, Todd Dykes, meteorologist Randi Rico and traffic reporter Kyla Woods. Read more

Jennifer Schack Joins WLWT From WTVQ

Jennifer Schack is joining Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Schack begins January 24 as a features and weather-related reporter. She moves to Cincinnatti from Lexington, Ky., where she is chief meteorologist at WTVQ.

“I’m thrilled to be returning home and joining the great team in place at WLWT. I work passionately to provide the most accurate and clear forecast, and I’m looking forward to serving my home community,” Schack said in a statement.

Mike Neelly Named News Director at WLWT, Andrea Stahlman to Replace Him at WLKY

There are leadership changes coming to Hearst stations in Cincinnati and Louisville. WLKY news director Mike Neelly will move to WLWT, and assistant news director Andrea Stahlman will replace him at WLKY.

Neelly joined WLKY in 1997 and was named news director three years later. During his time at the station, the CBS affiliate expanded its news operation and became the market’s ratings leader. At WLWT, Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, he replaces Stacy Owen, who is joining KNBC in Los Angeles.

“WLWT News 5 is fortunate to welcome a news director with Mike’s extensive experience and outstanding track record of success,” general manager Richard Dyer said in a statement. “With his exceptional leadership skills and strong news instincts, Mike is perfectly suited to build on the foundation of ratings growth and momentum for WLWT News 5.”

Stahlman will step into the news director role at WLKY on November 12. She has spent 12 years as the station’s assistant news director. Read more

Adam Clements Leaves WLWT for WKRC

Adam Clements makes the second reporter in as many days to leave Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate WLWT, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Clements is headed to Cincinnati’s, WKRC where he will replace Dan Spehler who left the CBS affiliate at the end of September to be closer to his family after the birth of his first child.

Yesterday, the Enquirer reported Anchor Jack Atherton was leaving WLWT to join WKEF-WRGT in Dayton as the main anchor.

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