“She is a candidate for the job to replace [meteorologist] Kristen Emery on mornings Saturday and Sunday,” executive news director Brian Trauring told the Blade. “We’re going to see how that goes. So far she’s off to a great start.”
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“Therese is a sparkplug! Her energy is infectious,” WNWO news director Amulya Raghuveer said, announcing the hiring. “She’s bright, hard-working, and extremely personable.”
Vinal comes to WNWO after several years reporting and anchoring for Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area, a high school sports show that airs on Comcast SportsNet California. She played volleyball for four years at the University of Colorado, where she was named to the Big 12 Conference’s All-Academic First Team.
A native of Ohio, Powell comes to the Toledo NBC-affiliate from KXII in Denison, TX, where she anchored the station’s a.m. newscast.
“Abby has a best friend quality about her. You trust what she tells you and you want to spend time with her,” said Kathy Reynolds, Barrington Broadcasting’s regional news director, in announcing the hiring. “I think she’s going to be a great leader in our newsroom.”
Powell’s first day at WNWO is set for June 25th. Read more
In April, WEYI’s owner, Barrington Broadcasting, tapped news director Kathy Reynolds to oversee sister station WNWO in Toledo, in addition to leading the news department at the Flint NBC-affiliate. Giffune will assist Reynolds as she splits time between both stations.
“Neille Giffune is a competitor,” said Becky Butcher, president and CEO of WEYI and WBSF, announcing the hiring. “She understands effective leadership and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and pitch in to get the job done.” Read more
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
Kunkel comes to WNWO from KVRR, the Fox-affiliate in Fargo, ND.
“Will exudes tremendous leadership qualities. His commitment to local coverage on-air and online will raise our game,” WNWO news director Amulya Raghuveer said, announcing the move.
In her new role as regional news director, Reynolds will split time between Michigan and Ohio.
“Kathy has proven that she has a strong sense of how a newscast should look, and feel,” Barrington president and CEO Becky Butcher said today in an email announcing the move.
WEYI is now searching for an assistant news director to help Reynolds when she is in Toledo. Read more
It’s not something shown very often on the morning news: pole dancing. But that didn’t stop Toledo NBC-affiliate WNWO from airing a pole dancing demonstration during its a.m. newscast on Monday.
After interviewing a local pole dancing fitness instructor, who showed off some of her moves, WNWO reporter Joe Galli dressed up in spandex and shiny leather boots and mounted a pole (video above). Read more
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
A native of Detroit, Osborne interned as a photojournalist at HOM-TV in Okemos, MI before joining WNWO.