Ducis Rodgers will be joining 6ABC

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  1. JULIUS

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    Laura Nachman reports: http://lauranachman.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/new-sports-anchor-at-6abc/
     
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    WOW.

    That's a rather big major-market name going to 6. And it's another ESPN import. Given that Ducis has done sports on a major-market local station, I have a feeling he'll adjust better than Keith.

    Not sure to read this though - if it's permanent, or if it's just ESPN helping out a station that needs sports people. They still need a third sports guy... but I doubt you make this hire to make him a third sports guy.
     
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    I've worked with Ducis before. He's a great guy. Congrats to him!
     
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    Ducis made his debut tonight. He, to put it short, is much like Keith Russell, right down to the skin color. (not being offensive) But he is pretty good, and I would love to see him more.
     
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    I disagree. He is nothing like Keith Russell personality wise. Keith was too over the top. Ducis is much more mellow.
     
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    I agree. Keith was over the top with the ESPN schtick. It felt like he was doing a routine and not just being himself on the set. (To be fair, a lot of ESPNers feel that way.)

    Ducis is a hell of a lot more personable, mellow, and relaxed. I just saw him for the first time now and he seemed really natural, likeable, and funny. I have a feeling he's going to do VERY well in this market.

    EDIT: Just checked, and the 6pm opens now mention Ducis. So he's now officially the main sports anchor at 6ABC. From what I've seen so far, they've made a wise move.
     
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    Okay I was wrong. Since both Keith and Ducis were both from ESPN (and both are black) I kinda assumed that they both have that loud-voice, nice-sense-of-humor shtick that other male personalities at ESPN have. Thanks for the disagreement.
     
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    Keith Russell was trying to hard to make Jim Gardner Laugh when it was time for sports
     
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    Yes Ducis is a lot more normal
     

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