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Michael Berk Joining WKRC as Sports Anchor

Michael Berk will be joining Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC as a the weekend sports anchor, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Berk comes to WKRC from KGW in Portland, OR. He replaces Zach Wells, who left to work at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

He has also worked at KEZI in Eugene, OR, and KLAS in Las Vegas, NV.

[Cincinnati Enquirer]

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Cincinnati Sports Anchor Leaving Broadcast TV to Work in Hospital

Zach Wells, sports anchor and reporter for Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC, has announced he’s leaving broadcast TV to work at a Cincinnati hospital.

“It was a decision I thought a lot about, but I feel really good about it,” Wells told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I have a new role with a bigger purpose.”

Wells will be in charge of the new video studio at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital funded by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

He came to WKRC in September 2010. According to his bio, he started out in Duluth, MN, then worked in Green Bay, WI, before coming to Cincinnati to work for FOX affiliate WXIX.

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Cincinnati ‘TV Anchor Dream Team’ Contest Takes a Mulligan

The Cincinnati Enquirer has decided to re-do the round of voting for the “TV Anchor Dream Team” contest pairings that were hacked, this time with security measures in place to ensure the purity of the vote.

For those who haven’t been following the drama surrounding the local anchor popularity tournament, eight anchors ranked from one to eight were paired off against each other in four categories: male, female, sports and weather in NCAA style brackets. However, the first round of meteorologists and one sports anchor pairing was hacked by an Internet bot which supercharged the totals for some anchors. One pairing drew more than 105,000 votes in a little more than ten hour period.

The Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter told TVSpy the paper still doesn’t know who hacked the contest or why. Voters will now have to enter a security code for each vote they cast. Read more

In Cincinnati, Sports Anchor Zach Wells Happy to Finish Year with Rival Station

Cincinnati sports anchor Zach Wells has had an up and down 2010 so he’s more than happy to be ending the year with a full-time position, although its with the crosstown rival of the station he began the year with.

“Most of 2010 was a tough year for me, a real challenging year,” Wells told the Cincinnati Enquirer recently.

Wells began the year as the weekend sports anchor for Cincinnati Fox-affiliate WXIX but was shown the door in June when station management decided to eliminate his position.  Not knowing what his next career move would be, Wells had a stroke of luck later that summer when CBS-CW duopoly WKRC fired Tara Pachmayer, who was the weekend sports anchor for WKRC’s CW sub-channel.

Wells was picked up by WKRC for a probationary period. “They never promised me anything,” Wells said of his WKRC tryout this summer.
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