It's time for another "behind the scenes" look at what's happening inside the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center celebrating our 15th year at 13th and Lakeside.
Hard to believe we are heading into June already and this summer means a very busy time for Channel 3 News with the Cavs in the NBA Finals in June, the Republican National Convention (RNC) in July and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in August.
In the upcoming months, I will share a behind the scenes look at Channel 3's coverage of these events including the technical preparations that go into covering an event as large as the RNC.
Channel 3 News will be offering extended coverage with additional newscasts during both the RNC and Olympics including additional newscasts and our Olympic Zone show at 7:30 pm in August.
Once again, Channel 3 News was the most watched 11 pm newscast in the market in adults 25-54 in the just concluded May sweeps. Channel 3 News at 6 & 7 were number 2 in the market, along with Channel 3 News Today.
We'd like to recognize several employees who have recently left the station as part of the TEGNA voluntary retirement program over the past month:
- Mike Gage, Audio Engineer & Master Control
- Michael Greene, Photographer
- Dan Bowman, Chief Photographer
- Brian Johnson, Photographer
- Loren Straka, Regional Senior Accountant
- Steve Hensley joins the team as the station's Regional Finance Director. Previously, Steve worked at WEWS for 13 years in their business office.
- Michael Estime joins as weekend meteorologist.
- Chris Douglas joins our Production Department as a part-time production assistant.