Saturday, April 04, 2009

Who's staying, who's going?

Now that WYOU has eliminated local news programming, several of its news personalities have been shown the door: reporter David DeCosmo (29 years with WYOU), anchor Eric Scheiner (hired in 2006 for the "interactive" newscast), anchor Lyndall Stout (moved from WBRE to WYOU in a swap for Candice Kelly), meteorologist Dave Kuharchik (joined WYOU in 1999), and sports anchor Mike Conigliaro (the only man left standing after WYOU ended its sports segments). Over at WBRE, weekend anchor Dia Wallace, who's been at the station since 1996, was also shown the door.

Who's staying? As previously mentioned, anchor/reporter Eric Deabill will move to WBRE and stay there, though his new position at WBRE is not known. What's also not known is Mark Hiller's future. He was moved to WYOU to be its noon and 4 p.m. anchor, after spending 20+ years at WBRE. His name has not come up on the list of cut personalities published in the local newspapers, but I haven't confirmed whether he'll return to WBRE.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear WYOU On-air talent is staying, because contracts must be honored. They will be reporting on news and sports! It's just a shame that the FCC has let it come to this. Good luck to those at WBRE.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Walter Brasch said...

If any of the WYOU news staff would like to talk with me, I would be more than willing to hear stories. I can protect identities if necessary. Walter Brasch, professor of journalism, Bloomsburg University (pres., Pa.PressClub; columnist) Call 570-389-4565 and leave message, and I will get back to you.

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through the grapevine the total number let go was 23 including ALL the part time staff as well as Executive Producers and Show Producers.
Good luck to them all.

4:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw mark hiller reporting on WBRE the other night, I really think they should do a noon newscast so that people on lunch break at work are not stuck with WNEP.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes Lyndall Stout was let go the first friday of october. think its rotten what they did to her moved her from WBre to Wyou and didn;t keep her on at WBRE. They keep Mark Hiller and ERic Debille. They let the woman go. Lyndall Stout gave that company 6 great years. She was the best anchor that they have had since Dawn Timmney. People are really mad and upset she is gone alot of folks will not watch WBRE anymore for what they did tuning into WNEP now. We sent Emails to the General manager does no good he isn't a very nice gentlemen.

7:54 PM  

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