Category: Second Acts

A CAREER RESURRECTED

Just three months after joining Sinclair flagship WBFF in Baltimore and six months after she was given the boot by WJZ following a controversial question she posed   to a guest after the resignation of ...

GOING FULLTIME

Bianna Golodryga, who stepped away from her fourth chair position at “CBS This Morning” back in during yet another re-shuffle of the program, is headed for full-time status at CNN. She had been splitting ...

PITTSBURGH SHUFFLE

Two former high-profile Pittsburgh tv news personalities are getting bounced around the schedule at formerly relevant KDKA Radio, now an Entracom property Since last December, for KDKA-TV reporter Marty Griffin and ditched WTAE anchor ...

RESURFACING ON RADIO

Last month we told you the story of former Detroit investigative reporter  Kevin Dietz, cut loose by Graham’ Media’s WDIV following a comment he made about a black reporter at the Investigative Reporters & ...

FIRED FORECASTER LANDS NEW JOB

Joe Crain’s 15 years with Sinclair’s WICS in Springfield, IL ended abruptly in early June when he went on the air and sharply criticized his corporate bosses for their overused and fear-mongering “Code Red,” ...

BACK TO DISNEY

Kaylee Hartung, a former ESPN reporter who seems to have disappeared since she was lured away to CNN more than two and a half year ago, might have a higher profile in her new ...

NOW IT’S PERMANENT

After months of filling in as a freelancer following the abrupt dumping of longtime chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla last December, Ray Petelin is no longer freelance and is now a fully-vetted staffer at CBS-owned ...

A MAN OF LETTERS

News Director turned General Manager (at Cox Media’s WJAX/WJXX) Bob Longo has written a novel –something many of us threatened to do during our tv news tenure. Longo has managed to avoid doing what many ...

“GOING ROGUE” WITH ROBIN

She’s ba-a-ack!!! Robin Swoboda, (center) who’s had more lives than a cat when it comes to Cleveland media, is returning to Tegna’s WKYC – with a twist. This time around, instead of holding forth ...

MOONLIGHTING

By day he’s a science lecturer at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) and by night and weekends, he’s the witty, crazy sock-wearing weatherman from KPRC (NBC).  That’s right Gators, Lecturer Justin Stapleton has been teaching ...

TV VETS SET TO LAUNCH PODCAST

Beginning sometime late next month, former WBBM (Chicago) sports anchor Howard Sudberry and former meteorologist Steve Baskerville, also a station vet,  will launch a weekly podcast. The duo are familiar faces to Chicago viewers ...

RAHM NEEDS A JOB

They say that opinions are like…. Well, never mind. Suffice it to say everybody has one. And some might say that with outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, you get a twofer. And now Emmanuel ...

MEMOIRS OF A FORMER NEWS DIRECTOR

We’re betting that “50 Years After Vietnam: Lessons and Letters from the War I Hated Fighting” doesn’t chronicle the budget battles, personnel headaches and corporate BS that news directors traditionally have to deal with ...

ROKER PREPS FOR BROADWAY

Chalk up another first for Al Roker, “Today Show” weatherman, talk and gameshow host, author and now, Broadway actor. Roker is making his Broadway debut October 5th. He started rehearsals for the role of ...

SECOND LIFE BEHIND A MIC

Former Kansas City traffic reporter/anchor Nikki Vivas is evidently finding life behind a mic with no camera staring at her more comfortable. Vivas, who called the traffic shots at Hearst duopoly KMBC-KCWE for just ...

OLD ANCHORS NEVER DIE…

They just often turn to commentary. Cleveland hasn’t really had one since the late Dick Feagler, so Tegna’s WKYC is bringing Leon Bibb back to the station, where he was a fixture in the ...

BALTO TV HOST IS OUT THE DOOR

Just a year after he took over hosting duties of “Midday Maryland”, another of those execrable “pay to play” program, this one on Scripps’ WMAR in Baltimore, MD Wyatt Everhart is turning his back ...

SNEAKY BIG MOVE

It appears that veteran broadcaster Bob Sullivan has exited Tegna, where he was the Senior Vice President/Programming for a little over three years.. His Linkedin page says, as of June, 2018, he is the GM ...

HOUSTON NUMBER TWO MOVING ON

Houston blogger Mike McGuff reports that just as May sweeps wrap up and Graham Media’s KPRC claims victory, the station is losing its assistant news director Although he’s not saying just yet what his ...

VARGAS GETS 20/20 SENDOFF TO A&E

Diane Sawyer and David Muir were among a crowd of co-workers and friends who showed up for the farewell party “20/20” Executive Producer David Sloan threw earlier this week for departing anchor Elizabeth Vargas. ...