Coursen died in December at the age of 55 after being diagnosed last summer.
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Mack will be the meteorologist for WJW’s 4 p.m. newscast, which will debut on the Fox affiliate this fall. It is a return to the station for Mack, who worked at WJW from 2006-09 before joining WBZ.
The Ohio Army National Guard presented WKBN, the CBS affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio, with an award of appreciation on Tuesday.
WKBN and its sister stations, Fox affiliate WYFX and ABC affiliate WYTV, have aired public service announcements for the Ohio Army National Guard for free during the past six years. Sergeant Ted Kester, who presented the award to WKBN general manager Dave Coy and news director Gary Coursen, said the announcements have helped attract “hundreds of soliders” to the National Guard, according to WKBN.
“This is just a nice way to say thank you very much,” Kester said. ” We appreciate it, of course. Public service announcements, nobody says they have to air them, they choose to, and we just really appreciate being one of the ones they choose to air.”
Raker joined the Dothan, Ala. CBS affiliate in April 2012 as news director. He had previously worked at WTVY as news director from 1997-99.
“I know he was proud of the work being done here and was excited to be a part of the growth of this station. We will miss him and we will do our best to continue to make him proud,” general manager Mike Smith said in a statement.
LIN Media today announced that it has agreed to purchase 13 stations from New Vision Television for $330.4 million and the assumption of $12 million of debt.
New Vision’s 13 network affiliated stations are located in eight markets across the country, including Birmingham, Honolulu, and Portland, OR.
On its website, New Vision Television describes itself as “the future of local TV” but the deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year, means that there will be little future for the company.
“This is a bittersweet development,” New Vision CEO Jason Elkin said today in a statement. “The decision to sell to LIN Media was not an easy one, but we negotiated a fair price and so decided that now is the right time for me and others at New Vision to begin to look at new opportunities.” Read more
“I’ve always been a daily news reporter; all I’ve ever done is turn and burn,” Elly, 60, told the St. Petersburg Times recently. “I gotta get out of the grind. It’s time to slow down.”
Elly joined WTVT in 1982, after years with Youngstown’s WYTV, and quickly became known in the Tampa area for his hard-nosed reporting style, covering crime and politics (and occasionally both in the same story).
His final day with the station is set for July 5th. Read more
“I think she will make a wonderful addition to FOX21 and I’m thrilled to have a co-anchor again,” Cole told The Gazette of Colorado Springs.
Weirich, a graduate of Kent State University, has been with WYTV since 2008. Most recently, she co-anchored the ABC-affiliate’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts. Read more