In Cincinnati, Sports Anchor Zach Wells Happy to Finish Year with Rival Station

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By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Cincinnati sports anchor Zach Wells has had an up and down 2010 so he’s more than happy to be ending the year with a full-time position, although its with the crosstown rival of the station he began the year with.

“Most of 2010 was a tough year for me, a real challenging year,” Wells told the Cincinnati Enquirer recently.

Wells began the year as the weekend sports anchor for Cincinnati Fox-affiliate WXIX but was shown the door in June when station management decided to eliminate his position.  Not knowing what his next career move would be, Wells had a stroke of luck later that summer when CBS-CW duopoly WKRC fired Tara Pachmayer, who was the weekend sports anchor for WKRC’s CW sub-channel.

Wells was picked up by WKRC for a probationary period. “They never promised me anything,” Wells said of his WKRC tryout this summer.

The station was impressed by Wells and they decided to officially bring him on-board in September.  As Wells recounts his rocky year, he looks towards the future.  “I just want to keep growing and getting better,” he told the Cincinnati Enquirer.