Monday, May 21, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: WKYC Hires New Sports Reporter

There's a new sports reporter joining up with a local TV station - but it's not the station which is down to the bare minimum in that department.

WKYC/3 has announced that Joe Brown joins the "Channel 3 News" sports department alongside sports director Jim Donovan and reporter/anchor Brian Colleran. The first heads up, as usual, comes from WKYC senior director Frank Macek's "Director's Cut" blog.

Brown has an extensive resume, but was most recently the studio pre-game/post-game host for Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games for regional sports network Altitude Sports in Denver.

Brown arrives at the Cleveland NBC affiliate just in time to cover the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA Eastern Conference Finals series with the Detroit Pistons.

Meanwhile, ABC affiliate WEWS/5's sports department hangs in there with just one full-time on-air employee - The Overworked Sue Ann Robak - being occasionally spelled by fill-in Andy Baskin.

Back to WKYC, where we looked at Brian Colleran's bio and realized that he joined Channel 3 from WPMI/15 in Mobile AL, where he anchored weekend sports for over four years.

OMW wonders if he's burning up the phone lines back to Mobile to give them a heads up on former WKYC news director Mike McCormick - who's about to take over the newsroom at WPMI...


Tim Lones said...

While I am sure this wasnt the reason Channel 3 hired Joe Brown, The fact that he worked as the Colorado Avalanche Pre and post agame host is interesting, considering the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters will be affiliated with the Avalanche this coming AHL season..He probably knows the coaches and a few of last year's Avalanche minor leaguers who will be in Cleveland this year..

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Brian should be on the phone with the folks @ WEWS? But then, in light of what has happened there, perhaps no one wants to consider a job there.

Anonymous said...

going along with the first comment.... that could prove to be a bonus for STO in trying to land the lake erie monsters for tv

Anonymous said...

From tomorrow's Canton Repository:

"A string of profane words aired early Monday on new radio station WHOF-FM. And now a deejay has been fired. Repository readers reported their shock and surprise at hearing a string of expletives uttered during the WHOF morning show on Monday, followed by silence, then music."

Not exactly the way I would go about getting the soccer mom's to switch from Mix 94.1

Anonymous said...

Yea.. It's Gary F**kin Rivers in the Mother F**kin Morning!!


Anonymous said...

Spaceman Scott used to swear a lot when he worked at WRQK maybe it was him that did it