“We’re excited to have Dan join our station and lead our award-winning news team,” VP-GM Bill Ritchhart said in a statement. “Dan brings a wealth of large market experience that can take our news room to the next level.”
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“I’m tremendously excited about rejoining WNWO at a time of incredible renewal at the station and in the community,” said Blue. “We’ve all sacrificed in recent years to achieve a new vitality in our economy and in our city. Now I hope to build upon WNWO’s recent successes and work to provide a fresh, independent journalistic voice in Toledo.”
Nexstar Broadcasting has announced Leo Henning will be vice president and general manager of KOZL, an independent station in Springfield, MO, effective immediately. Henning will also oversee KOLR, Mission Broadcasting’s CBS-affiliate, which Nexstar operates under a joint operating agreement.
Henning comes from Saukview Media, where he is the president and CEO. Prior to that, he spent five years at Barrington Broadcasting, where he was group head of several stations, including WNWO in Toledo, KRCG in Columbia, WHOI in Peoria, KHQA in Hannibal, WLUC in Marquette and KTVO in Kirksland. Before joining Barrington, Henning spent 33 years at Quincy Newspapers’ Broadcast Group.
“With his local broadcasting expertise, strong client relationships, and dedication to the local communities he has served for many years in the Ozarks and Midwest, we are confident that Leo is the ideal person to lead KOZL’s television and e-media operations,” Nexstar COO Brian Jones said in a statement.
“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.”
“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