The day after Christmas last year, we wrote about Kendall Herold, then a reporter for Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO, who was arrested for a DUI. Herold left the station a few months after her arrest and has been laying low ever since.
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Jing’s bio has been removed from the station website. She posted a photo of a sunset to her facebook page.
WXIX GM Bill Lanesey confirmed with the Enquirer Jin no longer works at the station.
The anchor change at Channel 19 is the latest in a long list of TV departures this summer, which will bring many new faces to Cincinnati airwaves this fall. Also gone are Kit Andrews (Channel 12) and Larry Handley, Sarah Walters and Amy Wadas (Channel 9). Clyde Gray retires as Channel 9′s main co-anchor later this month, and I-Team reporter Brendan Keefe leaves Channel 9 in September for an Atlanta TV station.
Bodak joins WXIX from WNEM, the CBS affiliate in Saginaw, Mich.
“We’re excited to add a meteorologist of such superb caliber to the FOX19 team,” WXIX news director Kevin Roach said in a statement. “Catherine is smart, personable, and knows what people want from the forecast. She also has plenty of experience forecasting severe weather. She’s the perfect fit for the Storm Tracker team.”
“As our competitors know, we’re busy making key upgrades to our newsroom,” WXIX news director Kevin Roach said in a statement. “These additions bring home-grown talent and experience to FOX19 News and that will benefit Tri-State viewers.”
Tyndall worked for 23 years at what the press release vaguely calls a competing station though her Linkedin profile lists ABC affiliate WCPO as the last place she’s worked. Tyndall once worked with current WXIX news director Kevin Roach at WCPO.
O’Rourke comes to WXIX from WDTN in Dayton where she is a weekend anchor. She worked with Roach while he was ND at WDTN. She starts in July while Tyndall has already started at WXIX.
Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX today unveiled a new set designed by FX Design Group.
The set has a color-changing LED display and multiple high quality monitors. For weather reporting, there are five working weather positions.
“FOX19 wanted a contemporary and versatile set,” FX set designer Stephen Ricker said in a statement. “We used the LED curtains to give them the ability to change color, morph the look and add motion within the many background opportunities.”
Cincinnati meteorologist Frank Marzullo had his morning forecast interrupted by an exploding light.
While the meteorologist for FOX affiliate WXIX may have escaped physical injury, he was taunted by his fellow anchors after his on-air reaction.
“At least you handled it well,” said anchor Rob Williams. “The thing is, it popped, he yelled, and then he grabbed his heart. Thank you. Thank you.”
Marzullo then took a deep breath and continued with his forecast.
“Tricia has brought stability and consistency to our evening newscasts for the last twenty years, and we couldn’t be happier that she will remain a key member of our team,” WXIX GM Bill Lanesey said in a statement.
Macke was named main anchor in 1999 after starting with the station in 1993.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
is leaving @FOX19 at the end of this month. I’m moving to China to be with my partner. I’ll be reporting over there & teaching kids English.
— Matthew Nordin (@MatthewNordin) February 16, 2014
“I want to let you know that I’ll be leaving FOX19 around the end of this month,” Nordin wrote on his facebook page. “My partner is a physician/medical researcher who needs to be in China for two more years. And the 15+ months we’ve been apart have been agonizing. So I’ll be off to China to do some reporting from one of the world’s biggest and most interesting economies. And I also hope to teach some children how to speak English, since in many cases, that’s the key to them having a good middle-class life. I am going to miss this great city, though! I mean it!!
Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX opened its new newsroom in a ceremony Tuesday.
Staffers had been working in the basement for six months while the new facility, which includes 15 monitors that show the Cincinnati local stations as well as the cable news networks, was built.
“This space was designed to make our news gathering machine more efficient, and candidly more competitive,” WXIX general manager Bill Lanesey said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “…We feel the space will give us a leg up as we compete and, in turn, navigate the increasingly-important digital space.” [h/t Cincinnati Enquirer]
Steve Norris will fill in weekend mornings until WXIX-TV hires another meteorologist.
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