Charlotte TV Mainstay Bendickson Departs WBTV

By Andrew Gauthier 

Charlotte Observer

Tonia Bendickson, one of the foremost personalities at WBTV (Channel 3) for a decade, has parted ways with the station.

“It was a very mutual thing,” she said Saturday. “I love WBTV and I’ll be its biggest fan.”

Bendickson, who arrived at WBTV in October 2000 after working at the CBS affiliate in Houston, said she is eager to spend more time with her family and help support Lyon Pictures, the photography business started by her husband, Sean Lyon, about five years ago. More…