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Lindsay Liepman to Afternoons, Jennifer Stacy to Mornings at WINK

Anchors Lindsay Liepman (pictured) and Jennifer Stacy are swapping newscasts at WINK in Fort Myers.

The changes were made because Liepman, the former morning anchor who recently returned from maternity leave, wanted to work more regular hours, according to the News-Press. She will anchor the noon newscast and report in the afternoons. Her husband, WINK reporter Nick Spinetto, will take paternity leave to be with the newborn.

Stacy, formerly the noon anchor, will handle the morning newscasts, anchoring from 5-7 a.m. on WINK and from 7-9 a.m. on sister station WXCW. Reporter Alissa Reitmeier has also joined the morning team as the traffic anchor.

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In Fort Myers, WINK Replacing ‘Oprah’ with Newscast

WINK, a CBS-affiliate in southwest Florida, is preparing a new 4 p.m. newscast to replace “Oprah” when the show leaves syndication at the end of May.

WINK is the latest station to announce that it would replace “Oprah” with local news. Earlier this week, Atlanta’s WSB said that it was preparing to debut a new, one-hour newscast, following similar announcements from New York’s WABC and Chicago’s WLS, which has served as Oprah’s TV home for decades.

The new newscast will be anchored by Cayle Thompson and Stacey Adams (above, left), with Scott Zedeker providing weather updates. Thompson currently anchors WINK’s noon and 7 p.m. newscasts while Adams helms the 11 p.m. news in addition to doing a 10 p.m. newscast on CW-affiliate WXCW.

“There’s a substantial appetite for news in this market,” said WINK news director Russ Kilgore.