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.
The first part of the story is nothing new to readers of Maureen Green's blog, where she wrote an article in December, reviewing her experiences with different internet-based eyeglass vendors.
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.