Lamendola graduated last month from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. While she was in college, she reported for WOUB, the PBS affiliate in Athens, Ohio. She was also a consumer reporting intern at KDKA, the CBS owned station in Pittsburgh, and an intern at WATE, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Stations in Pittsburgh broke in to network morning shows today with news of multiple stabbings at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
CBS-owned KDKA and NBC affiliate WPXI both reported the news at 7:56 a.m. Jennifer Antkowiak and Rick Dayton anchored coverage for KDKA, with Trina Orlando reporting from the scene. On WPXI, Joe Arena and Katherine Amenta anchored and Joe Holden reported from Franklin Regional High School.
Fox affiliate WPGH, which does not have a morning newscast, did not have coverage of the stabbings. WPGH’s primetime newscasts are produced by WPXI.
Murphy moves to New Orleans from Greenville, N.C., where she is the weekend meteorologist at WNCT. Prior to that, Murphy was a freelance meteorologist at KDKA in Pittsburgh. She has also worked at WQED multimedia.
Murphy begins at WDSU next month.
“News is my first love,” Mecham wrote on his LinkedIn page, announcing the move. “Most of us got into this business to make a difference. I’d like to think that is still vital to what we do as journalists. I look forward to working with the staff at WTAJ.” Read more
Local news personalities from five CBS O&Os are guest-hosting “The Talk” for one day each next week, filling in for Julie Chen, who is on vacation.
The five guest hosts are: John Elliot, a weathercaster at WCBS in New York, on Monday; Susan Koeppen, an anchor at KDKA in Pittsburgh, on Tuesday; Amelia Santaniello, an anchor at WCCO in Minneapolis, on Wednesday; Kate Bilo, a meteorologist at KYW in Philadelphia, on Thursday; and Paul Magers, an anchor at KCBS in Los Angeles, on Friday.
Chen returns to the CBS talk show on Monday, July 9. No word yet on who will guest host for the second week of her vacation.
>Update: “The Talk” will be in repeats the week of July 2, so there will be no guest hosts, a spokesperson for the show tells TVSpy.
“I’ll never forget the past, I’ll never forget what happened,” she said in the interview. “But I’ve got to go back to life, and living. I can’t worry about it.”
Koeppen’s life expectancy has returned to normal, according to KDKA. She expects to be back anchoring both the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts by the end of the month. Video of the segment inside… Read more
Koppen, who anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at the Pittsburgh CBS O&O, suffered cardiac arrest in November. The surgery in March was the last part of repair work for her congenital heart problem, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Beginning next Monday, Koeppen will return to the anchor desk at 6 p.m. She plans to to return to anchoring both the 6 and the 11 p.m. newscasts on May 28.
The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”
Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more
President Obama did another round of local interviews yesterday, sitting down with eight stations from the Orlando, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh markets.
The interviews lasted about five minutes each and focused mostly on gas prices and energy policy. “As long as gas prices are going up, people are going to feel like I’m not doing enough and I understand that,” Obama told WFTV’s Greg Warmoth. “Ultimately, though, there’s no silver bullet here.”
From the vantage point of her hospital room’s windows, Koeppen described the scene outside of the psychiatric clinic, where scores of police officers and emergency workers were navigating the aftermath of a shooting that killed two and injured several others.
Koeppen also spoke with a handful of workers inside the hospital, which had been placed under lockdown. Video inside… Read more
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