Saturday, May 20, 2006

Where are they now?

Today, we feature former WNEP reporter Kyle Schmoyer.

Local TV pundit Rich Mates once described Kyle Schmoyer as "animated." And he was right. Schmoyer's looks were admittedly not the slick, polished package so many fickle news directors like. But you've got to admit, his straight-out-of-a-cop-movie brown leather jacket was slick.

Schmoyer did some stints in Florida and New Jersey before heading to northeast Pennsylvania. As the "Luzerne County Bureau Chief" (a rather silly title, since WNEP doesn't have an actual bureau in the county), he usually got the big stories, like the Hugo Selenski escape, while other reporters got the "car wash fundraiser extravaganza."

But bigger things called, and in 2004, Schmoyer was gone.

Where is he now? Schmoyer is a reporter for Comcast Cable's CN8 in Philadelphia.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went to bishop hoban, same as kyle, about six years later. and as it would turn out, i ended up doing pretty much everything he did. so more or less every day, i heard, "well, kyle schmoyer did it better," and, "oh, you're going to be a journalist? just like kyle schmoyer." so i've never met him, but i pretty well hate him.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He always reminded me of the kid who stole PeeWee Herman's bike in "PeeWee's Big Adventure".

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A dead ringer for Fred Flintstone!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with that pic? He looks like the next Franks Andrews Shimkus

12:28 PM  
Blogger NEPAmedia said...

Kyle Schmoyer was a cool cat. I miss him.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Howard Beale said...

What's with that pic? He looks like the next Franks Andrews Shimkus.

Schmoyer has always been a big guy.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's fat.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Shimkas should wish he looked like Kyle.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little something for the "he's fat" comment. Equally biting though not nearly so ridiculously juvenile would be "You're in TV."

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He turned being likeable into a career.... not bad for a Mountaintop boy. Joe Garrison did the same. Tom Williams is up there now. It must be the thin air. Helps clear your mind and do good things.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Mary Stevens O'Donnell said...

I think Kyle Schmoyer is a talented writer and a skilled reporter. His dad was a high school classmate of mine- good stock, good sense of humor!

12:50 AM  

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