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Cody Holyoke to Anchor in Albany

Cody Holyoke is joining Albany, NY, CBS affiliate WRGB as an anchor.

The reporter for Milwaukee’s WTMJ told TVSpy he’ll be “taking over as 5/5:30 anchor at CBS 6 in Albany (WRGB).”

Before coming to WTMJ, Holyoke was a weekend anchor and reporter at WSFA in Montgomery, AL.

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Albany’s WRGB Unveils New Set

WRGB_7427E_WebSSinclair’s Albany CBS affiliate WRGB revealed its new set Monday night.

“We do a lot of news at Sinclair Broadcasting’s WRGB-TVCBS6. The new DDG set allows us to completely diversify how we present our programs,” said Lisa Jackson, WRGB news director.

The set, designed by Devlin Design Group, includes large video displays and color-changing backlit graphics that are programmable.

The curved anchor desk features wood tones and a backlit panel. The station uses 6 HD cameras instead of what they are saying is the usual four. The weather center has a 4X1 monitor array and what they’re calling a “presentation pod.” A 12 monitor wall left of the main desk is used for reporter stand ups. See more photos after the jump. Read more

Jerry Gretzinger Signs Off From WRGB

jerry gretzingerJerry Gretzinger is leaving Albany CBS affiliate WRGB to join SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the Albany Times Union reports.

In his new role, Gretzinger will be the vice president for strategic communications and public relations. He has worked at WRGB since 2002, first as a reporter and then as a weekend anchor. He was promoted to the weekday evening anchor desk in 2007.

“As an experienced journalist who watched and reported on the college for years as it grew and flourished, I’m eager to share CNSE’s stories of multi-faceted, game-changing progress with the world,” Gretzinger said in a statement.

Activists Target Local Stations to Protest ‘Mainstream Media’

protestors_localTVProtestors converged on TV stations and newspapers Saturday to voice their displeasure with what they’re calling the mainstream media.

The protest was organized by The March Against Mainstream Media. The MAMSM has a website where it talks about its aims.

MARCH AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA is more than just a protest. It is an attack against the credibility of the mainstream media in an attempt to steer its viewers away from its lies and towards alternative media sources. There are too many important things happening today that go ignored or spun by the MSM and unnoticed by the mass public.”

Oklahoma City protestor James Neighbors told local FOX affiliate KOKH, “We’ve gotta have some truth in the media. We need to quit having fluff articles. We need to have real hard investigative reporting. In-depth. None of this just glossing over things for an agenda.” Read more

Chris Gloninger Joining WISN From WRGB

Meteorologist Chris Gloninger is joining WISN, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, OnMilwaukee.com reports.

Gloninger will be the weekend evening meteorologist at WISN. He moves to Milwaukee from Albany, where he was a meteorologist at CBS affiliate WRGB.

“Chris is a highly-skilled meteorologist who will be a great addition to the Weather Watch 12 Team,” WISN news director Chris Gegg told OnMilwaukee.com. “He has extensive experience reporting live in extreme weather conditions, including covering Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene.”

Gloninger replaces Luke Sampe, who is leaving WISN to be the chief meteorologist at WFRV in Green Bay.

Former Albany News Director Don Decker Dies

Don Decker, a former news director at WRGB and WTEN in Albany, died Monday at his home in Rotterdam, N.Y. He was 79. Friends and former colleagues recalled working with Decker in The Daily Gazette:

Liz Bishop, longtime anchor at WRGB, said Decker had the ability to see a “hidden light” in the people he hired. She was one of those hires, joining WRGB in the mid-1970s.

“He never gave up on people,” Bishop said. “I look back on myself and say I was just a kid doing weekend sports and there weren’t any women doing that. It was tough, it was hard, all these guys who didn’t want a woman delivering their sports news or writing angry letters. The potential was there for Don to say, ‘You know, I don’t know, this may be offending or annoying more people. It may not be working.’ But he never did that. Read more

Anchor Teresa Priolo Leaving WRGB for WNYW

After four years at WRGB, Teresa Priolo is leaving the anchor desk at the Albany CBS-affiliate.

Priolo wrote on Facebook she will “begin anew” in New York City this week. She will be a freelance reporter at Fox O&O WNYW, a station source tells TVSpy.

“I’ve enjoyed my time immensely and will miss you all dearly,” Priolo wrote. “Thanks for making me feel right at home … even at 4:30 am!”

Priolo was a morning anchor and weeknight reporter at WRGB. She was also a segment producer the station’s “Crime Tracker” series.

WRGB’s Ken Screven Announces Retirement

Ken Screven, who has been a reporter and anchor for WRGB since 1977, is bidding farewell to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy CBS-affiliate. Screven, 60, and WRGB announced this past week that he is retiring.

“Ken won all of our hearts over the years with his pride in his work, his attention to detail, and his community involvement,” said WRGB anchor Dori Marlin, introducing a special segment celebrating Screven’s career (video above).

Screven joined WRGB in 1978 and has served as the station’s Albany bureau chief. Through the years, he became known for his thoughtful approach to reporting stories that involved tragedy and loss. Read more