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Tribune Expands Role for Philadelphia Station GM

TribuneNew304Tribune Broadcasting named Vince Giannini senior vice president and GM of its Philadelphia MyNetworkTV WPHL and Washington. D.C. CW affiliate WDCW.

Giannini has been GM of WPHL since 2003 and acting GM of WDCW since August.

“I look forward to the opportunity to have a positive impact at both PHL17 and DCW50,” said Giannini. “The excellent staff at PHL17 has made this increased responsibility possible. Over the past four months I have had the pleasure of working firsthand with the talented group of professionals at DCW50. We are all eager and ready to take the station to the next level.”

Giannini was station manager of Tribune’s New York CW affiliate WPIX from 2001 to 2003. Before that, he was director of finance and administration at KTLA in Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001 and worked at Tribune’s Chicago station WGN from 1990 to 1993.

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Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin Joins WTAE

Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin is joining WTAE, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. He begins October 1 as the station’s morning and noon meteorologist.

MacLaughlin comes from WTNH in Hartford-New Haven, where he has worked since 2011. He has also worked at WPIX in New York City, KXAS in Dallas and WPHL in Philadelphia, as well as at The Weather Channel.

“From tropical storms to full-blown Nor’easters, Steve has tracked a wide variety of weather events,” WTAE president and general manager Charles W. Wolfertz III said in a statement. “His impressive experience forecasting storms will serve Pittsburghers well during severe weather.”

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WPVI Takes Over 10pm Newscast On WPHL

Adam Joseph

Philadelphia’s WPVI will soon begin producing the 10pm newscast for Tribune owned WPHL 17. WPHL, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, is currently in an agreement with NBC-owned station WCAU to produce their 10 pm news.

Adam Joseph, meteorologist for the ABC O&O, first posted about the move on his Facebook page. “BIG NEWS!!!!! Action News will begin a 10pm newscast on PHL17 September 15th,” wrote Joseph.  “Your 4pm team will anchor the 10pm newscast along with yours truly giving the forecast.”

WPVI President and General Manager, Bernie Prazenica, in a press release said, “We are thrilled to bring Action News to the prime time audience and we’re delighted to be on a respected station like PHL17.”

Joseph, along with anchors Brian Taff and Shirleen Allicot and sportscaster Ducis Rodgers will  debut Action News at 10 on PHL17 on September 15.

Morning Anchor Victoria Hong Leaving WIVB

Victoria Hong, the morning and noon anchor at WIVB, is leaving the Buffalo CBS-affiliate.

“I’m very appreciative of my time at Channel 4, they took me at a serious time in my life,” Hong told Buffalo media blogger Alan Pergament. “I’m getting older and it’s time for a new adventure.”

Hong originally joined WIVB in 1993, but left three years later. She returned to WIVB in 2003 after stints at WPHL in Philadelphia and WRGZ in Buffalo. According to Pergament, she plans to leave television altogether.