Tuesday, September 22, 2015

WKYC Channel Now Available On Roku

There is now another way you to can access up to date videos and live events from WKYC news straight from your Roku player.

WKYC's new Roku Channel features the live video events as well as the latest news, sports and featured videos from our newscasts.

The free Channel on the Roku device allows you to stream live events including our daily newscasts as they are happening.

It also features videos from our top stories of the day, as well as other features like Ways 2 Save, and our latest investigative reports.

You will also find top videos from Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and much more.

For more information or to get the Channel on your device visit the Roku Channel store and search for WKYC or just search for WKYC on your Roku Device.

Sara Shookman Named 6 & 11pm Co-Anchor of Channel 3 News

Russ Mitchell and Sara Shookman
“She’s an Emmy award-winning television journalist, terrific storyteller, experienced breaking news reporter and just a kid from Akron,” said President and General Manager Micki Byrnes. “Oh, wait, I think someone else may use that line!”

Effective immediately, Sara Shookman will be co-anchoring Channel 3’s 6 & 11pm newscasts with Managing Editor Russ Mitchell. “Sara is a superstar,” said Russ. “A fantastic reporter who has effortlessly brought her skills to the desk. I'm proud to now officially call her partner.”

Sara grew up in Akron and graduated from Manchester High School and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She came to WKYC in 2012 and quickly proved herself a strong and resourceful multi-media journalist.

In 2014, Sara was sent to Sochi, Russia with only a camera and backpack to report on the Winter Olympics for WKYC, USA Today and other TEGNA (formerly Gannett) television stations.

“Sara is the anchor of the future,” said News Director Brennan Donnellan. “She writes, shoots, edits and engages with our viewers through social media and digital platforms. She’s an excellent communicator during big, breaking stories and we count on her daily to bring a optimistic local perspective to our team.”

“We think the team of Russ and Sara bring a unique balance to our broadcasts. They have two different experiences, two different perspectives but one purpose…to help Northeast Ohio See the Possible."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Free WKYC Health & Wellness Expo Is This Saturday, September 26th

For the past two years, we have teamed up with the brand-new convention center for our WKYC Health & Wellness Expo.

This year it will be even bigger and better.

DOWNLOAD: Free program guide

It's all about your health, and your kids are going to have a blast, too.

WKYC's 2015 Health & Wellness Expo takes place this Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center in Downtown Cleveland.

READ MORE: Interactive exhibits at the 2015 Expo

We hope you'll come out and take advantage of the free event and use it to help you and your family live a healthier, happier life.

Friday, September 04, 2015

"Ellen" Kicks Off 13th Season with Exclusive Interview With Caitlyn Jenner on Channel 3

Photo Courtesy: "Ellen"
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” kicks off season 13 on Tuesday, September 8th with an exclusive interview with Olympic Champion and recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Caitlyn Jenner.

Watch as Caitlyn sits down with Ellen for her very first television interview since becoming the most high-profile transgender woman in the world.

Caitlyn tells Ellen she feels “FABULOUS” and admits she doesn’t miss Bruce because she can still do all the same fun things she used to do.

Listen as Caitlyn talks about cross dressing, expands upon her views on gay marriage and admits she’s not dating yet. Plus, Caitlyn and Ellen surprise Blossom Brown a huge Ellen fan and a young transgender woman who Caitlyn met while filming her reality show “I Am Cait.”

Blossom will be the first transgender woman to graduate from Mississippi University for Women. Since Blossom is struggling to get into nursing school because of her sexuality, Ellen surprises Blossom by asking any nursing school to take Blossom and gifting her with $20,000 from Shutterfly!

Catch "Ellen" on Channel 3 weekdays at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

WKYC News & Notes: 9/1/15

By Frank Macek

It's time for another "behind the scenes" look at what's happening inside the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center.

Welcome to September and the start of the Fall television season. We'll get to NBC's schedule of new shows coming to Channel 3, but first...

WKYC-TV is again expanding our weekend morning news beginning Saturday, September 19th. Viewers will now enjoy "Channel 3 News Sunrise" beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday as viewing habits have changed over the years and people begin to start their weekend routines now earlier than ever. These expanded newscasts will lead into NBC's "Today Show," followed by a one hour edition of "Channel 3 News Today."

Channel 3 has some new faces around the building and several more folks moving into new positions at the station.
  • Daniel Baylog has been promoted to Director of Programming and Research Strategy. 
  • Terry Moir becomes Director of Sales Development and Marketing and will continue to oversee "Live on Lakeside."
  • Jonathan Kostoff becomes the new Overnight Assignment Editor/Digital Producer.  
  • Chanel Glenn joins the station as Digital Marketing Producer. 
  • Darlene Wodek is upped to Engineering Operations Manager.
  • Diana Pollack and Dina Huss become Strategic Team Managers.
  • Patti Caimi is named new Regional Account Executive
  • Erin Steinberg becomes the Consumer Insight Specialist.
  • Desiree Gordon has been promoted as Lead Generation Specialist.
On another note, Friday Night Fever is back with the best local high school sports coverage in town. This year, we have a new look and a new attitude with new graphics, more scores and commentary you won't find anywhere else from sports anchors Jim Donovan and Dave Chudowsky. Look for Friday Night Fever every Friday night around 11:15 p.m. with expanded coverage anytime at our new high school websites at wkyc.com/hss.

Save the date for this year's 3rd annual WKYC Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, September 26th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center. The health & wellness expo was created to serve the greater good of the community using education, health screenings, demonstrations and physical activity. It focuses on all aspects of wellness, from healthy minds to healthier finances, bodies and homes.

This year's expo will include new features and discussions on heart disease, obesity, breast and prostate cancer, mental health/depression, drug addiction, and cutting edge medical technology. Find out what's trending in health & wellness with Monica Robins and other area experts.
Work out with and learn from the latest trainers and fitness experts in Pilates, zumba, yoga, sculpting and boxing. Enjoy healthy cooking demos with local celebrity chefs. Families and friends alike can get engaged with fun activities, such as indoor rock-climbing, soccer, finger-painting, and interactive weather reporting. For a complete schedule of events our expo page on wkyc.com at on.wkyc.com/1EknwPZ

Some minor programming changes for the Fall on Channel 3 daytime. Here is the new schedule for afternoons:

2:00 p.m. - Celebrity Name Game
2:30 p.m. - Family Feud
3:00 p.m. - Wendy Williams Show
4:00 p.m. - Ellen
5:00 p.m. - Dr. Phil

Now, back to NBC's Fall Primetime schedule. Hot new shows this fall will include "Live! Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" and "Blindspot" premiering September 21st, "Heroes Reborn" and "The Player" September 24th, "Truth Be Told" October 16th and "Chicago Med" November 17th.

Returning show debuts include "The Voice" September 21st, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "The Mysteries of Laura" September 23rd, "The Blacklist" September 24th, "Chicago PD" September 30th, "Undateable" October 9th, "Chicago Fire" October 13th and "Grimm" October 30th.

Here's a look at the NBC FALL 2015-16 SCHEDULE (New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

8-10 P.M. — “The Voice” (season premiere September 21st)
10-11 P.M. — “BLINDSPOT” (season premiere September 21st)

8-10 P.M. — “The Voice”
9-10 P.M. - "CHICAGO MED" (season premiere November 17th)
10-11 P.M. — “BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS” (season premiere September 15th)
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago Fire” (season premiere October 13th)

8-9 P.M. — “The Mysteries of Laura” (season premiere September 23rd)
9-10 P.M. — “Law & Order: SVU” (season premiere September 23rd)
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago P.D.” (season premiere September 30th)

8-9 P.M. — “HEROES REBORN” (season premiere September 24th)
9-10 P.M. — “The Blacklist” (season premiere October 1st)
10-11 P.M. — “THE PLAYER” (season premiere September 24th)

8-8:30 P.M. — “Undateable” (season premiere October 9th)
8:30-9 P.M. — “TRUTH BE TOLD" (season premiere October 16th)
9-10 P.M. — “Grimm” (season premiere October 30th)
10-11 P.M. — “Dateline”

8-10 P.M. — “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery”
10-11 P.M. — “Saturday Night Live” (Classic encores)
11:30- P.M. - 12:30 A.M. - "Saturday Night Live" (season premiere October 3rd)

7-8:20 P.M. — “Football Night in America”
8:20-11 P.M. — “Sunday Night Football”

Visit http://www.nbc.com/new-show-trailers-2015-2016 for previews and more.