SYRACUSE -- Former local TV news anchor Maureen Green returned to the tube this morning, but not to the anchor desk, and not to her longtime home at CBS 5 (WTVH). Rather, she appeared on ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) as the subject of a sweeps piece about purchasing prescription eyeglasses online.
Green raved about how she was able to get several pairs of prescription eyeglasses online for less than what it might cost for a single pair in a brick-and-mortar store. But reporter Dan Cummings balanced out the story by interviewing a doctor and consulting various studies which highlight possible risks consumers might take when buying glasses online.
Our thanks to the CNYTVNews.com reader who spotted a promo about the report, and wrote in thinking it was a brief hint that Green might be returning to TV permanently... but from what we can tell, it seems that this was just a one-time appearance. We still appreciate the heads-up though! Anytime you spot something that might be newsworthy inside the local TV or radio biz, click "Contact" in the menu at the top of the screen and drop us a line.