WKYC News & Notes: 6/10/13
It's time for another "behind the scenes" look at what's happening inside the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center.
Congratulations to Channel 3 Reporter Sara Shookman on her first place award in the Press Club of Cleveland's "2013 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards." Sara won for her report called "Superstorm Sandy: From the edge of the storm." Sara also received a 2nd place honor for her human interest story "Hometown Tour with Dee Haslam."
Channel 3 News welcomes Grant deBruin as our new weeknight 11pm producer. deBruin comes to WKYC from our sister station in Buffalo, WGRZ-TV, where he’s currently producing the 5am newscast. WGRZ has grown to the #1 station in that market with a strategy of asking tough questions and being unwavering advocates for viewers and the community. Grant will bring that winning approach to our news coverage.
Channel 3 will holding a station sponsored Health & Wellness Expo at the new Global Center for Health Innovation/Convention Center on Saturday, September 7th from 10 am to 6 p.m. The expo will be FREE and open to the public as only the second major event of the new facility. WKYC’s mission in bringing this expo to Cleveland is to improve the health and wellness of our viewers and to give them hands on interactive ways to get health information and have fun. The staff of the entire station will be involved on September 7th, greeting viewers, signing autographs, working with sponsor clients, etc. There will be free health screenings like blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose. There will be a Health Forum Pavilion with Monica Robins moderating discussions on trending medical topics, area chefs cooking up health food, plus fun interactive exhibits like a climbing rock wall, golf area and soccer field. Watch Channel 3 News for more details on air and on wkyc.com as we get closer to September.
WKYC will air "Operation Inspiration" on June 29th at 7 p.m. Eckrich, the underwriter of the special, is donating 5 cents for every purchase of specially marked products from May 1 through July 4, 2013, up to $250,000, as a way to provide assistance to inspiring military families. The special will be hosted by NBC's Al Roker and feature NASCAR's legendary "The King" Richard Petty, #43 driver Aric Almirola and other celebrities.
Finally, WKYC will air the only Browns game in prime time this year on Thursday, October 3rd, as they take on the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium in downtown Cleveland. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m., followed by first kick at 8:25 p.m.