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Emmy Rundown: Lower Great Lakes Region

Cleveland’s WEWS was the big winner at the 2011 Lower Great Lakes Emmys this week, bringing home 10 awards including wins in the Evening Newscast and Morning/Daytime Newscast categories.

Also recognized for their evening newscasts were Indianapolis’s WTHR (for Markets 21-40) and Fort Wayne’s WANE and Toledo’s WTVG (both for Market 41+).

Scott Bremner (right), managing editor for WICU-WSEE, became the first person from the Erie market to win an Emmy. He nabbed a statuette for his Commentary/Editorial Writing category for his weekly “Thoughts from Under the Hat” segment, which airs Fridays during WSEE’s 6 p.m. newscast.

List of additional winners inside… Read more

Pam Forsyth Promoted to GM of Erie’s WICU-WSEE

Lilly Broadcasting has chosen Pam Forsyth to lead WICU-WSEE in Erie, PA.

Forsyth, who has worked in the sales department at WICU for over two decades, has been named general manager of Lilly’s NBC-CBS-CW outpost serving northwest Pennsylvania.

“I am very excited and honored to serve in this position,” Forsyth said, adding that she looks forward to “working in the community through Lilly Broadcasting.”

Ex-ABC O&Os Get New GMs in Ownership Change

The two former ABC O&Os recently sold to SJL Broadcasting now have new station heads. The general managers of both WJRT in Flint and WTVG in Toledo have decided to leave their posts and SJL has appointed replacements.

WJRT’s Tom Bryson and WTVG’s David Zamichow have opted to leave on their own, according to Broadcasting & Cable, as SJL prepares to take over ownership of the stations this week.

“Both of them are class people,” SJL president George Lilly told B&C. “We would’ve kept both in a heartbeat.”

Bryson and Zamichow are being replaced by two TV veterans that have worked for the Lilly family.  Peter Veto has been named GM of WJRT while John Christianson has been handed the reins of WTVG. Read more

Veteran Anchor Lisa Adams Named News Director at Erie’s WICU-WSEE

Veteran anchor Lisa Adams has been named news director at WICU-WSEE, the Lilly Broadcasting-owned duopoly in Erie, PA. The promotion was announced in a staff meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s an exciting turn of events,” Adams told TVSpy about the move.

Adams has been with WICU for 32 years. She began with the station as a control room director in 1978 and eventually transitioned to a role in front of the camera, as a reporter and anchor. She will continue to anchor the Sunday evening newscasts for WICU and WSEE.

While her everyday responsibilities have changed with the new title, Adams says that the transition will be “pretty seamless.” Read more

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