Where Are they Now: Ex-WSYR Host Named VP of Detroit PR Firm

October 2, 2012 by

DETROIT -- Former WSYR news reporter, anchor and talk show host Ryan Fishman -- who used the name Jay Fishman on-air in Syracuse -- has a new job.  An anonymous reader passes along word that Fishman has been named Vice President of Strategic Consultation with a Detroit-area business development consulting and PR firm.

Ryan J. Fishman, left, appears with George Kilpatrick during WCNY-TV's TelAuc in 2009. (Click for full-size)

According to a press release issued last week by Steward Media, Fishman's "strategic insight and background in media, publicity, and politics" will be relied upon to  "bring a new perspective to an established business presence that both [Fishman and company founder Derek Dickow] feel is bound to help Steward Media make waves."

In the announcement, Fishman said, "I’m excited about the opportunity to be involved with a company and a team that has shown an unprecedented dedication and commitment to its community through charity and leadership and can only hope to help Steward Media grow and expand.  This is a great moment of opportunity to bring together two communities through partnering on both chances for business and to give back."

Fishman worked at WSYR radio for three years, starting as a news reporter and anchor.  He eventually became host of "Central New York's Saturday Morning News," and often filled-in during vacations for weekday morning host Joe Galuski.  Fishman left the station in 2010, telling he enjoyed his time in Syracuse, where he considered Galuski to be a "mentor and more importantly a good friend."

We don't know if he'll see this article, but we pass along our congratulations to Fishman in his new role.

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