Saturday, March 25, 2006

Where are they now?

Today, we feature former WYOU anchorwoman/reporter Renata Troiani.

Troiani came to WYOU in 1992 after stints at radio stations in Berwick and Williamsport. She started as the station's Williamsport bureau reporter, before becoming a general assignment reporter. And like many reporters, Troiani moved up to the anchor's chair, sitting with Derry Bird on the morning newscasts. She also picked up WYOU's health beat in the evening.

And then Troiani saw the light...the bright lights of Las Vegas, that is. In 1997, she called it quits at WYOU and headed to Sin City for a reporting job at KLAS-TV.

Where is she now? Troiani is still at KLAS as their special projects reporter/producer. What kind of a job title is "special projects" anyway?

(NOTE: I was unable to find a picture of Troiani from her WYOU days; the above is her KLAS picture.)

UPDATE: Troiani writes in to say she left KLAS in 2003 and moved back east with her family. As for "special projects producer," they're the people who do all the work for the anchors. What, you thought anchors actually worked on their own stories? :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this proof of the "no footrint" phenomena discussed elsewhere on this blog? Does anyone remember this woman? Her name rings but a faint and distant bell with me, but the face brings no recognition whatsoever.

Here's another name for you - Barron Johnson. Anyone?

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not proof of the ridiculous no footprint theory. In fact, it proves otherwise. Duh! Obviously someone remembers them (either viewers or former colleages) or their names wouldn't be mentioned at all! I was thinking -wonder if this woman even gives a thought to this market. If I was in Sin City I wouldn't want to back in NEPA!

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote with the first poster, it is proof that many come while a few go unremembered. It's not a theory, it's a fact of life in this biz.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Gemei

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Gemei! I remember Mike, mostly because he was fired for making some negative remark on-air about Christmas. Man, you are going back to WDAU days there with Gemei. How 'bout Dan Jamison?

I mean no disrespect to anyone, but there are a lot of TV people who passed through here and were all but immediately forgotten. Which can make you wonder if anyone was paying any attention to them at all when they were here.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Howard Beale said...

People just have short attention spans, and with the turnover in this business, can you blame them?

Unless you're an anchor, people really don't pay attention. For example, I'm sure everyone will remember Paola Giangacomo if she decides to leave WNEP. But does anyone remember reporters like Sean Bolen, Vince Maddox, or Lisa Champeau?

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is forgotten about soon after they leave, with a few exceptions, like Johannes and Zone. Renata did an okay job. Unfortunately, it was on WYOU and it was the world's best kept secret.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was back in the early 90's when WYOU was trying to win the Williamsport viewer. They opened a bureau, started a local newscast and hired her to staff it.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Linda Skulsky

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Linda Skulsky
To which I add, Dave Trygar. They got married, moved to Ohio.

A wise long-time broadcaster, formerly of WBRE, used to say to me, "If you're out there every night on their teevee, they love you, they know you, 'you the man.' But once you ain't out there each and every night, they'll forget you in five minutes." That wise long-time broadcaster was Jim Miller. Jim was one of the good guys, and Jim was very right.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barron went on to WFTS in Tampa. He left WFTS to do
God's work and is currently freelancing at the station (as of Dec. 2006)

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barron also runs a junk business called Barron's Bargains

9:07 AM  

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