SYRACUSE -- Very sad news from NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) tonight. The ABC affiliate is reporting the death of longtime anchor Rod Wood, just a day after his 81st birthday. Click here for more details on LocalSYR.com.
SYRACUSE -- Clips from the network news coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago today in Dallas, are readily available online, and will no doubt be rebroadcast on a multitude of channels today. But how did local broadcasters cover the story in 1963? Many who were working in […]
SYRACUSE -- Fifty years ago, Rod Wood started his career in broadcasting. And tonight -- much to his surprise -- NewsChannel 9 devoted most of its 5:30pm newscast to honoring the milestone. Not wanting Wood to learn about the event in advance, the station did no promotions on-air, online or otherwise... and when you see […]
SYRACUSE -- Longtime NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) anchor Bill Worden, who retired last November after 35 years with the Utica NBC affiliate, received the Syracuse Press Club's Career Achievement Award this past weekend. Thanks to one of his former co-workers, we've got a few photos to share.
SYRACUSE -- It's not very often that you get the chance to see more than a dozen past and present top names from Syracuse television -- from different stations -- all together, in the same place. But that happened last weekend, when this group gathered to sign copies of Syracuse Television, the book chronicling the […]
UTICA -- A few months since ABC affiliates NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) in Syracuse and WUTR in Utica became reunited under the same corporate umbrella, history appears to be repeating itself: a member of the WSYR-TV team is appearing on newscasts for WUTR and sister station Fox 33 (WFXV) this evening.
SYRACUSE -- Would you vote local TV news anchor Rod Wood into public office? How about former local talk host Jim Reith? At least a few people said "yes" to these and other local broadcasters, submitting their names as write-in candidates during the 2012 General Election, according to results from the Onondaga County Board of […]
SYRACUSE -- Browse the "history" section of any bookstore or library, and it's hard to miss the "Images of America" series. Thousands of paperback titles cover various historical topics all over the country. Next month, a book on the history of Syracuse TV will join the collection.
Updated 10/19: SYRACUSE -- Late last month, hundreds of people -- including many past and present employees of NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) gathered at the SRC Arena to celebrate ABC affiliate's 50th anniversary. DVR Alert: A two-hour special taped on location at the event will air Friday night from 7 to 9pm.
SYRACUSE -- Following up to last week's "blast from the past" photo of the WTVH Newscenter 5 team, we have not one, but two more classic Syracuse TV news photos from the personal collection of longtime NewsChannel 9 anchor Rod Wood. We didn't see Rod in last week's photo (taken at least 20 years after […]