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Meteorologist Catherine Bodak Joins WXIX

catherine bodakMeteorologist Catherine Bodak is joining WXIX, Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Cincinnati. Beginning next month, she will appear on the morning newscasts.

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.”

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WXIX Adds Reporter, Hires EP from Rival Station

WXIX_304Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX has announced the hiring of executive producer Robin Tyndall and morning reporter Megan O’Rourke.

“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 Debuts New Set

WXIX set

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.”

‘Light Pop’ Scares Cincinnati Weatherman

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 Macke Signs Multi-Year Deal with WXIX

macke_wxixWXIX says evening anchor Tricia Macke has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Cincinnati FOX affiliate.

“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.

Investigative Reporter Matthew Nordin Leaving WXIX

WXIX GM Bill Lanesey has confirmed with TVSpy investigative reporter Matthew Nordin is leaving the Cincinnati FOX affiliate.

“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!!

Before coming to WXIX in April 2012, Nordin worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach. He has also worked at KTVA in Anchorage and WSPA in Spartanburg, SC.

Cincinnati’s WXIX Gets a New Newsroom

wxix ribbon cutting ceremonyCincinnati 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]

Meteorologist Katy Morgan Joins WZTV

Katy Morgan is joining Nashville Fox affiliate WZTV as the chief meteorologist, she announced on Facebook.

Morgan announced her departure from WXIX last month. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Steve Norris will appear on WXIX’s weekend morning newscasts until the Fox affiliate hires another meteorologist.

Steve Norris will fill in weekend mornings until WXIX-TV hires another meteorologist.

Meteorologist Katy Morgan Leaving WXIX

katy morgan wxixKaty Morgan is leaving Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX for a chief meteorologist job in a larger market, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Morgan joined WXIX in 2010 as the weekend morning meteorologist. She will sign off from the station when her contract expires on December 31. “We certainly don’t blame her for taking his opportunity, because we have a chief (Steve Horstmeyer) and we are very happy with him,” general manager Bill Lanesey told the Enquirer.

Before WXIX, Morgan worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach and KSNT in Topeka, Kansas.

Cincinnati’s WXIX Hires Little Rock Reporter

hutson_croppedLisa Hutson will join Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX December 30.

Hutson is a multimedia journalist for Little Rock, AR, CBS affiliate KTHV.

Arkansas TV News reports Hutson said, “It’s the home of the Bengals, the Reds, Jerry Springer and soon the newest reporter for WXIX Fox 19 Lisa Hutson. I’m happy to announce me & Wayne Cross (sic) will be moving to Cincinnati, OH this December to take on a new challenge.”

According to her bio, Hutson started her career at the age of 15. She was a production assistant shooting news and sports for local channel TV3.

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