Tag: Roger Mirabito

POTW: Farewell to Two "Unsung Heroes" of TV News (2012)

SYRACUSE -- Ask viewers to name people who work in local TV news and you'll probably hear names like Matt Mulcahy, Carrie Lazarus, Rod Wood, Jackie Robinson, Christie Casciano and Michael Benny pretty often.  How about Roger Mirabito or Kristy Smorol?  People inside local TV news know these names, but outside of their respective stations' […]

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New Jobs for WSYR-TV Assistant ND and CNY Central Producer

SYRACUSE -- After more than a dozen years at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), Roger Mirabito is moving onto a new job in the public relations field. And producer Kristy Smorol at CNY Central (WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ-LP) is making a similar move after seven years with the station, according to the Syracuse Press Club.

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Scary Moments for WSYR-TV Satellite Truck

SYRACUSE -- "You'd never know it by looking at the picture," says WSYR-TV Assistant News Director Roger Mirabito, but a scary-looking scene involving the ABC affiliate's satellite truck late last week -- was all caused by a simple mechanical problem that cost less than ten bucks to fix.

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NewsChannel 9 Posts News Director Opening

SYRACUSE -- Almost two weeks following the sudden resignation of longtime News Director Jim Tortora, ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) has officially posted an opening for a News Director on its website.  Among other requirements, the announcement requires candidates have at least five years of news management experience.

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Jim Tortora Exits ND Post at NewsChannel 9

Updated 5/19 -- SYRACUSE -- According to multiple sources, Jim Tortora has exited NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) after more than a decade at the station.  We're told General Manager Theresa Underwood sent an email memo to staff on Monday afternoon, thanking Tortora for his time with the station, and wishing him well in the future.

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POTW: The WSYR News Team (1985)

SYRACUSE -- You won't need a DeLorian or Mr. Fusion™ for this trip back in time... just a few mouse clicks to check out our latest Picture of the Week.  It's a great shot of the news team from 570 WSYR back in May of 1985.

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