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  • #136771
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    Former ESPNer George Smith has quietly left WOIO/WUAB.

    Dan DeRoos (he of “How do you convince Browns fans the 3 Stooges aren’t running the team?” fame/infamy) has taken over as co-anchor of the 4:30 and 5:30p news w/ Danielle Serino.

    #136772
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    Angelica Campos is leaving Fox 8 for KGTV in San Diego to become chief meteorologist. KGTV is owned by Scripps, which also owns WEWS.

    A.J. Colby moves to full-time appearing weekend mornings and three mornings during the week.

    Jenn Harcher from WOIO/WUAB will likely take over weekend evenings as she’ll move from 19/43 to Fox 8 part-time.

    Colby is actually doing weekend evenings, and Harcher weekend mornings.

    Veteran meteorologist Jon Loufman is now doing weekend PM on WOIO/WUAB as well as Sunday mornings. During the week, he does the weather for the Salem Cleveland cluster.

    #136773
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    Former ESPNer George Smith has quietly left WOIO/WUAB.

    Dan DeRoos (he of “How do you convince Browns fans the 3 Stooges aren’t running the team?” fame/infamy) has taken over as co-anchor of the 4:30 and 5:30p news w/ Danielle Serino.

    George’s bio is now gone, as is Jenn Harcher as she is now at FOX 8. I don’t see Scott Taylor’s bio posted, but I still see him on 19/43. That is surprising, but also not so considering there are more changes coming, most notably that big name change!

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    FTVLive reports that Jeff Tanchak will be out next….

    #136780
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    FTVLive reports that Jeff Tanchak will be out next….

    And FTVLive also gives August as the tenitive date for a rebrand to “Cleveland’s 19 News.”

    Which makes sense. Middle of summer, no sweeps periods to contend with…

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    #136796
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    FTVLive reports that Jeff Tanchak will be out next….

    Tanchak would be a loss for the market. Love him or hate him, Tanchak’s quirky personality made things interesting on TV.

    #136798
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    If Tanchak is gone, then that means they want to COMPLETELY cut any ties with the “19 Action News” legacy, and start fresh.

    Wouldn’t be shocked if Catherine Bosley also goes bye-bye, as she was brought in during the Action News heyday after her infamous outing in Florida.

    #136800
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    Could WOIO-19 pull off a “WCBS”??

    By that I mean a near-complete mass firing of longtime news anchors, which WCBS-2 New York did around 1997.

    If my memory serves me correct, the only longtime WCBS-TV anchor who survived that purge was Jim Jensen, who I think was going to retire not long after that anyhow, and was truly a New York icon.

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    19 is looking for a Meteorologist/Reporter and Morning Anchor/Reporter

    https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=-12819-Cleveland

    #136818
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    More people could be leaving 19/43, and they are still looking to replace the long departed Jamie Sullivan, who’s now doing traffic on an ABC station in D.C.

    I will say if Denise Dufala and/or Romona Robinson goes, there will a LOT of unhappy viewers. There would have to some on air staffers surviving the upcoming changeover.

    Could a lot more discarted personnel head over to 3, 5, or 8?

    #136855
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    More people could be leaving 19/43, and they are still looking to replace the long departed Jamie Sullivan, who’s now doing traffic on an ABC station in D.C.

    I will say if Denise Dufala and/or Romona Robinson goes, there will a LOT of unhappy viewers. There would have to some on air staffers surviving the upcoming changeover.

    Could a lot more discarted personnel head over to 3, 5, or 8?

    Dufala is the face of WOIO’s news department – having been an anchor there for all 20 years that they’ve run newscasts in the CBS era. If SHE goes, then we’ll know something’s up.

    She’s survived God knows how many different co-anchors and formats over at Reserve Square.

    #136861
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    Andre Bernier made a comment on FOX 8 about training a new meteorologist that would be starting shortly. And said “You may be surprised!’ Could it be Tanchak or someone else? Couldn’t see Tanchak starting so soon as I would think he would have a non-compete clause in his contract with WOIO. Of course may be null and void if they blew him out of the water.

    #136863
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    Andre Bernier made a comment on FOX 8 about training a new meteorologist that would be starting shortly. And said “You may be surprised!’ Could it be Tanchak or someone else? Couldn’t see Tanchak starting so soon as I would think he would have a non-compete clause in his contract with WOIO. Of course may be null and void if they blew him out of the water.

    I think it’s likely Jenn Harcher he’s training. Jeff is still at WOIO as of now.

    #136864
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    I think it’s likely Jenn Harcher he’s training. Jeff is still at WOIO as of now.

    Correct.

    Just showing her how to work the equipment.

    Bernier is (in all but name) the chief meteorologist at WJW, and actually runs the ship with Melissa Mack as his assistant (officially Dick Goddard has the title, but it’s as a figurehead more than anything else for his appearance at 6p).

    #136865
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    The Twitter account for WOIO’s sports department (@WOIOSports) just changed their handle to “19 Sports” with corresponding #19Tribe, #19Cavs, #19Browns and #19Sports hashtags.

    For all we know, the “19 News” rebranding may happen sooner than we think…

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