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Dominic Mancuso Named GM at WOIO-WUAB

dominic mancusoDominic Mancuso has been named vice president and general manager at WOIO-WUAB, Raycom Media’s CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Cleveland. He begins in his new role May 30.

“I’ve been doing as much research and learning as I can long-distance, but I really start learning the day I walk in the door,” Mancuso told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “That’s when I’ll really dig in and get to know the people and the operation there. But Cleveland is Raycom’s largest market, so it’s a complete thrill and honor to be chosen to lead WOIO and WUAB.”

Mancuso comes to Cleveland from Nashville, where he is the general manager at three stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting: Fox affiliate WZTV, MyNetworkTV affiliate WUXP and CW affiliate WNAB. At WOIO-WUAB, he replaces Bill Applegate, who is retiring after 45 years in the television industry.

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Raycom Media Promotes Nancy Kent-Smith, Frank Jones

Raycom Media has promoted Nancy Kent-Smith and Frank Jones in Richmond, Va.

Kent-Smith, who has been news director of WWBT-WUPW, Raycom’s NBC and CW affiliates in Richmond, will become the company’s regional news director. In her new role, she will have oversight of WWBT-WUPW as well as WOIO-WUAB in Cleveland, WTOL-WUPW in Toledo, WXIX in Cincinnatti, KOLD in Tucscon, WTNZ in Knoxville and WFLX in West Palm Beach.

As Kent-Smith transitions into her new role, she will be replaced at WWBT-WUPW by Jones, who joined the stations in 1992 as a producer. He has served as executive news producer and, most recently, assistant news director.

“We have an amazing group of people here at NBC12 and this is a great opportunity. It is a competitive market and I couldn’t ask for a better staff,” Jones said in a statement. “They are dedicated and determined and I look forward to my new role leading Richmond’s number one news team.”

WJW Reporter Kenny Crumpton to Plead Not Guilty to OVI

WJW reporter Kenny Crumpton will plead not guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence, the Cleveland Fox affiliate reports. Crumpton was arrested Friday night in Lakewood. He is scheduled to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court this morning.

“At this time Mr. Crumpton will be entering a of plea of not guilty. We ask your patience as the judicial process runs its course,” Ann Oakar and Joe George, Crumpton’s attorneys, said in a statement.

As NewsBlues points out, Chuck Galeti — a former sportscaster at Cleveland’s WOIO-WUAB — was also arrested for drunk driving Friday.

WBNS President-GM Tom Griesdorn to Retire

Tom Griesdorn will retire next month after 14 years as president and general manager of WBNS, Dispatch Broadcasting Group’s CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.

“I’ve loved my time at WBNS-10TV and working with some truly outstanding broadcasters. Now my heart is telling me it’s time to settle down and enjoy life,” Griesdorn said in a statement. “But where ever I go, that heart will hold a special place for WBNS, The Dispatch Printing Company, and the amazing people I’ve been privileged to call my ‘work’ family and my friends.”

Griesdorn began his career in television as the manager of sales and financial controls at WLS in Chicago. He has also worked as general manager at WXYZ in Detroit and WOIO-WUAB in Cleveland.

“He has been a tremendous leader who returned the station to a position of market leadership and maintained that dominance for many, many years,” Dispatch Printing Company CEO Michael J. Fiorile said. “He hired a team of executives and newscasters who are among the best in our industry. He leaves a great legacy as he begins the next chapter of his life.”

Former WKYC Anchor Romona Robinson Will Join Rival WOIO-WUAB

Romona Robinson, who left Cleveland’s WKYC in December after negotiations to extend her contract failed, is joining rival WOIO-WUAB.

Robinson spent 15 years at WKYC, which is the market’s NBC-affiliate. She will begin as the afternoon and evening anchor at WOIO-WUAB, CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliates, respectively, on February 2. The move is a homecoming for Robinson, who began her career as an anchor at WUAB.

In a statement announcing her hire, the station called Robinson “one of the most respected journalists in Northeast Ohio.” Read more