WKYC News & Notes: 5/1/15
It's time for another "behind the scenes" look at what's happening inside the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center.
As you have probably already heard, WKYC 6 & 11 PM anchor Kris Pickel is heading off to Phoenix, Arizona, as main anchor at KPHO-TV at the end of May. Pickel joined WKYC three years ago on the anchor desk with Russ Mitchell and has felt right at home in Northeast Ohio. However, she tells the Director's Cut Blog, she will greatly miss Cleveland, but wanted to be closer to her family living in California and Phoenix is a much shorter jet hop. No word yet on who will replace Kris on the anchor desk, but expect an announcement soon.
On the digital side, Emily Crilley is also joining the Channel 3 team as a Digital Content Producer. Crilley is a recent graduate of Kent State’s Journalism program next weekend and has spent time time in the Rubber City Radio newsroom and WDRB-TV in Louisville as a broadcast intern. She was also a part of TV2 newsroom at Kent where she is a reporter who can shoot, write, edit, and produce digital content.
Behind the scenes, times have been very busy in the production department airing several local specials recently including the two hour Tribe Time Opening Day Special on April 10th, The Rock Hall Induction Preview on April 17th, Cavs Playoff Special onApril 18th and the Countdown to the Draft Special on April 30th. It's how we "See the Possible" for a city on the rise. We are looking forward to seeing how far the Cavs go in the playoffs this year and are hoping for that NBA Championship we've longed for.
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