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  1. Tucker doesn’t need to work another day in his life. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so I would be stunned if he ended up on NewsNation to deal with the “confines” of cable news. My best guess is that he goes independent with a podcast a la Megyn Kelly. OR - he goes to Daily Wire or the Blaze.
  2. This. 100% this needs to be the model for all stations using a number. Using the eye in the box and in the “CBS News <City>” naming is redundant.
  3. I agree - there’s a reason WSAZ hasn’t changed their Microgramma logo in decades. It’s timeless.
  4. Likely better than what TEGNA would’ve built from scratch, for sure.
  5. Not really noteworthy for its own thread in the “Sets” forum, but WBNS added a row of monitors (on wheels) behind the anchors for their “home base” shot. They also appear to have refreshed the anchor desk. A cheap way to refresh a set that debuted in October 2012…more than 10 years ago.
  6. I also like Amyre as an anchor - I remember her time at WLIO in Lima. Plus, she clearly has a Detroit connection. I hope she continues to have a role as primary fill-in - even after (presumably - I’m speculating) Sandra Ali joins from WDIV.
  7. Amyre Sr. is African American. https://alumni.med.wayne.edu/makupson
  8. Everything just looks so….busy. It’s a regression from earlier graphics, particularly their 2015 look, which still looks good today.
  9. In news that doesn’t exactly require it’s own thread, TEGNA appears to be investing in the desperately needed remodeling of the WTOL newsroom. https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cmm_QZQjuh4/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  10. That actually makes sense. In an alternate reality where Dispatch owned 10TV, they would’ve snagged Bill Kelly from WJLA and he’d be coming back to Columbus instead of going to KYW. (The recycling and trading of talent across stations is prevalent in Columbus.) I actually much preferred Andrew Kinsey with Melissa Andrews when they were on WTOL mornings. It helps that they were legitimately friends off-camera. But, the “older lady younger guy” trend is big in Ohio with Paula Toti/Kyle Inskeep at WKRC, Colleen Marshall/Kerry Charles at WCMH and Kinsey/Harris at ‘BNS.
  11. I’m not sure. It will depend on how “exciting” her opportunity is once she reveals it. I wasn’t really a Baracy fan - she fell into the position after a series of tragic and unfortunate events. The overall reaction on Facebook seems mixed, with folks wanting Ross Caruso promoted. Really though, Martz is a solid addition. It reunites him with Yolanda Harris and brings a bit more…gravitas to a 10TV that sorely sorely needs it. Now if they can persuade Jeff Hogan to come back and ditch Andrew Kinsey… #WishfulThinking
  12. One day after Baracy’s departure, Jerry Martz (formerly of WSYX) has been named Chief Meteorologist at WBNS. https://www.10tv.com/mobile/article/weather/jerry-martz-10tv-wbns-welcomes-new-chief-meteorologist-columbus-ohio/530-df9eb8c0-0131-441b-b61b-7f75ecb75fa2
  13. I’d say this is a loss. Not that Baracy was a necessarily a big name - she kinda “lucked into” her role after the death of Chris Bradley followed shortly by the Mike Davis debacle. But seriously, who’s left? Jeff Booth left over the summer amid some mysterious circumstances. I’ve said this before, but WBNS is just SAD.
  14. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them retire together…and you’re right, that would officially mark the end of an era in the Toledo market. Diane bridges the generational gap between “legends” like Gordon Ward/Don Edwards/Jeff Heitz and the current state of Toledo as a “starter market” for TV. Diane Larson is SOLID. She brings a level of class to the Toledo market that will never be seen again. When Diane and Lee retire, I speculate that the playing field levels a bit with WTOL. (Especially if WTOL keeps the Melissa Andrews/Jeff Smith pairing going - though Melissa Andrews is NO Diane Larson, or Chrys Peterson for that matter…but I digress.)
  15. After a year away working for United Way, former WFTV anchor Nancy Alvarez resurfaces at WESH. https://www.nexttv.com/news/nancy-alvarez-returns-to-tv-as-anchor-at-wesh-orlando
  16. Looks like a metaphor for what TEGNA has done to WTHR (and WBNS for that matter) since taking over. The Dispatch stations are just SAD under TEGNA.
  17. Thats a bummer, she had quite the following in Cincinnati and beyond. She could’ve easily slid right into the weekday morning seat and co-anchor with Kelly Rippin, especially since Colin Mayfield, just left for WCNC. I imagine WLWT tried to keep her, so it must have really been her choice. Just not sure it was smart to go from Hearst to TEGNA…
  18. And…on the same day Christi Paul debuts in her permanent role, Sara Shookman announced she is leaving WKYC to “spend more time with her family.” https://www.wkyc.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/donovan-live/fresh-off-velosano-sara-shookman-joining-home-team/95-b8cc72b7-38f9-4aa5-bab7-f83f05541e17 She was pushed out…clearly.
  19. I’m not sure that’s what’s happening here though. We will have to see if “What’s Now” has a different vibe than “What’s New.” The 6pm show and “Front Row” at 7 are different from one another. But having so many “What’s” names doesn’t really differentiate these newscasts. I’d almost rather have something like “Friends at Four (or Five)” - like sister station WLTX…
  20. And they just keep pushing her out…. As WKYC has expanded its hours of news, her duties have dwindled. Clearly management isn’t a fan.
  21. It’s silly…just go back to “Channel 3 News.” One notable thing is Sara Shookman’s sharp decline in having any sort of presence here. As recently as 2018, she was the main anchor and now has been relegated to 7pm - and gets pushed out by Christi Paul and Carmen Blackwell.
  22. A TEGNA-inspired logo with cruddy Gray graphics…. Marvelous.
  23. Not sure if this is the best fit, I was thinking WEWS. Argh - WKYC is already a bit “bloated” with talent, with Betsy Kling quasi-anchoring at 5, Laura Caso at 6/11 and poor Sara Shookman relegated to a half hour at 7pm… (Not to mention the presumably hefty price tag that comes with Jay Crawford and Russ Mitchell.) Now, with Christi at 4 - a new slot for 3, who is she “replacing”?
  24. Since she says she is staying on-air, Cleveland is my guess. Curious as to which station and what role?
  25. YouTuber Clancy Burke has left WKRC after 3 years. Before that, she worked at WKEF in Dayton for two years. She talks about her decision in her most recent video:
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