He wrote in a memo his years at Raycom were the highlight of his career. “I am immensely proud of our management team at WOIO-WUAB and all of our colleagues here who have contributed to our great success.”
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We’ve heard of stations giving away cars and money during sweeps, but Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO is giving away its old anchor desk.
The station announced on its facebook page, “19 Action News has a new studio and is giving away the old anchor desk to one of its Facebook Fans.”
In case you’re on the fence whether you want to enter the contest or not, the desk will be autographed by all of the WOIO anchors.
A lawsuit filed against Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO accuses the station of “creating a sexually hostile work environment and retaliating against an advertisement sales employee who complained about it to station managers,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The complaint was filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court last week by Kevin Flanigan II. It names WOIO parent company Raycom Media, general manger William Applegate and sales manager Debra Pando, the Plain Dealer reports:
According to the lawsuit, Pando hired Flanigan in 2007, telling him she was “taking a risk” because men didn’t normally perform as well as women. Flanigan said that despite being among the top performers in the department, he was pressured to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with other employees and clients and the use of drugs at corporate events involving clients.
According to the lawsuit, the drug use and sexual favors were common and encouraged to “foster new business relationships.” [...] The lawsuit also alleges Pando often became drunk, acted inappropriately or passed out during or after events. During an “Opening Day” party â the suit doesn’t give a date â [sic] Pando removed some of her clothes and flashed people outside a bar. Read more
One month after he was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and sexually abusing three women in Cleveland, Ariel Castro was found dead by apparent suicide in his prison cell Tuesday night.
CBS affiliate WOIO was the first station to report the news and the only station to break in to overnight programming with more than a brief special report. Romona Robinson and Denise Dufala anchored from 12:03 a.m. to 2:28 a.m., with Dan DeRoos reporting from the newsroom and Tiffani Tucker outside the home where Castro kept the three women for more than ten years.
“We had gotten a tip that this had perhaps happened, that Ariel Castro had hung himself. My first move was to call the Correctional Reception Center in Orient,” DeRoos said.
“For the past eight years, Scott has been a Washington Bureau reporter for the COX stations, focusing on investigative stories impacting the markets where COX has stations. He understands enterprise reporting and the importance of digging for stories,” Goldrick wrote in a memo to WRC staffers.
There are a lot of unanswered questions in the case of three missing women who were rescued Monday in Cleveland, but we know at least one thing about the alleged kidnapper: he is a fan of WKYC weekend anchor Lynna Lai.
Lai, who joined WKYC from rival WOIO last year, discovered yesterday that she is one of just 55 friends the suspect, Ariel Castro, has on Facebook.
“Crazy — I’m FB friends with suspect Ariel Castro. Who knew???” Lai wrote on her personal Facebook page. “Just so you know – I accept friend requests from all viewers, so I don’t actually know him. What a surreal day!”
Three Ohio women who went missing between 2000 and 2004 were found at a house in Cleveland Monday evening, prompting local stations to devote primetime programming to the breaking news.
WOIO‘s Ed Gallek was the first to report the news during the 6 p.m. newscast, at 6:23 p.m. Ramona Robinson and Denise Dufala anchored coverage for the CBS affiliate, which partially preempted “Evening News with Scott Pelley” for local coverage. Tiffany Tucker reported from the scene for WOIO.
NBC affiliate WKYC and Fox affiliate WJW both reported the news during their respective 7 p.m. newscasts. Robin Swoboda and Jim Donovan anchored on WKYC, which was first at 7 p.m. sharp, and Bill Martin anchored for WJW, which was next at 7:07 p.m.
- Related, TVNewser: ‘The Race Is On’ to Book Rescued Cleveland Women
ABC affiliate WEWS broke into “Let’s Ask America” with the news at 7:18 p.m. Chris Flanagan anchored, with Stephanie Ramirez and John Kosich, who nabbed one of the notable interviews of the night, reporting from the scene.
Courthouse News Service is reporting a high school teacher in Cleveland, OH, is suing CBS affiliate WOIO for defamation after the station reported he had child pornography on his school computer despite warnings from the man’s lawyer the information was false.
In a complaint filed by Georgio Sabino III naming WOIO, LLC and reporter Ed Gallek, “Sabino says, his ‘former legal counsel contacted defendant Gallek and informed him that child pornography was not found on any of plaintiff’s computers and that any statements to the contrary were and would be false and asked defendant Gallek not to air the broadcast.’”
The station posted a story on its website saying child pornography was found on a computer Sabino used at the high school while teaching. In the complaint, Sabino said the station removed it after a second conversation with his lawyers. Read more
Trying to make a name for itself in news, Detroit independent station WADL is making a lot of news of its own.
WADL sent out a press release this morning, announcing Stevens’ firing, with the headline “WADL Detroit Disgorges Remnants of Kevin O’ Brien.” Read more
Most recently, Stevens was a senior correspondent at WOIO in Cleveland.
“This is an opportunity to return to my home state and to work with a fabulous group of people,” said Stevens, who grew up in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University. “I’m looking forward to serving our viewers.”
“This is the start of many great things to come,” WADL general manager Matt Uhl promised, announcing the addition of Stevens.
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