Former Channel 9 exec nixes run for top Syracuse office

SYRACUSE -- Four years ago, former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) executive Steve Kimatian ran for mayor.  He lost that race, along with another race -- for City Auditor -- in 2011.  Will Kimatian try for City Hall again this fall?  In a report on today, he made it clear he has no plans for a […]

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Dan Cummings makes cameo on Conan O'Brien show [VIDEO]

SYRACUSE -- You're used to seeing Dan Cummings on NewsChannel 9 in the morning, but viewers nationwide recently caught a glimpse of Cummings on Conan O'Brien's late night show on TBS.

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Local and national broadcasters garner write-in votes in 2012 elections

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 […]

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Two producers, photog leaving NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- Two producers and a news photographer are leaving NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) for new jobs elsewhere.  That's according to the latest newsletter from the Syracuse Press Club.

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Multi-station "Protecting Our Children" special nominated for Emmy Award

SYRACUSE -- When you see several TV stations airing the same thing at the same time, you know it's a big deal.  It doesn't happen often.  But last spring, several local stations turned their competition into cooperation.  Together, they produced and simulcast "Protecting Our Children," a one-hour special to raise awareness of child abuse.  Almost […]

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Channel 9 trio wrote the book on Syracuse TV History... literally!

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.

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Syracuse native David Muir named "20/20" co-host

NEW YORK CITY -- David Muir, who started his TV news career at Syracuse's WTVH, has a new role with ABC News.  Today, he's been named the new co-host of the network's weekly newsmagazine show, "20/20."  He'll fill a vacancy left by Chris Cuomo, who has accepted a position at CNN.

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Former WSYR-TV meteorologist Eichorn lands new media gig

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local broadcast meteorologist Dave Eichorn has a new job.  Today, the Syracuse Media Group announced it has hired Eichorn to create forecasts and provide analysis of local weather conditions for and the Post-Standard newspaper.  Eichorn tells he'll also continue to provide forecasts on the radio every weekday on Y94 (WYYY).

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Syracuse TV Anchor Doubles as "Hockey Mom" Advice Columnist

SYRACUSE -- For people with a "normal" nine-to-five workday, taking an evening side job is called moonlighting.  It's just the opposite for NewsChannel 9's Christie Casciano.  Before she arrives in the newsroom for her nightside shift, she spends many mornings daylighting -- as an advice columnist for fellow "hockey moms" all over the country.  And, in […]

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UPDATE: More Layoffs from Nexstar at NewsChannel 9

Updated 12/5 at 7:50pm -- SYRACUSE -- There's new information about the NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) back office layoffs we first reported on Monday, and apparently some additional layoffs involving the ABC affiliate's newsroom.  Trusted sources, speaking on a condition of anonymity, tell that the station dismissed all part-time photographers yesterday.

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