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Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending December 8

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate!

In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another, we see the usual churn in local news with anchors and reporters coming and going. We also see some good-ish news with a former Fox reporter who said he’s been cured of cancer, but not cancer-free.

Also – To answer some reader emails last week, my apologies. I took a week off to concentrate on my big tech job at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas and let TVSpy go quiet. I’m back and ready to do what we do best here, let folks know what’s going on in the world of local news.


Let’s make this thing happen:

Lisa Hernandez, an anchor with NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, announced she would be taking a break from her afternoon show through the end of 2023. Click here to read more.

Bill Zimmerman, an original member of the News 12 Long Island family, has died. Zimmerman was a founding co-anchor for News 12 Long Island in 1986. Click here for more.
After 35 proton cancer treatments, Jeff McAdam is technically cured of cancer, but not cancer free. The 39-year-old former Fox 5 San Diego reporter was diagnosed with a cervical chordoma, a dangerous cancer threatening his mobility and his life.  “You’ve got this really rare one in a million-type cancer inside your body,” McAdam said.  Click here to read about it.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff writes that Amelia Mugavero joined CBS 11 News Texas Dallas – Fort Worth as a reporter in December 2023. Click here for more.

Former anchor at Decatur, Illinois station, Scot England, made his debut in the boxing ring as a welterweight. Click here to watch the story.

Poynter has posted a story about everyone’s favorite stylebook, the AP Stylebook. The AP Stylebook, a ‘toolbook, not a rulebook,’ is in constant evolution. ‘If we don’t accurately and adequately depict everyone in our world, we are not doing accurate journalism or any kind of reporting or storytelling.’ Click here for more.

A former anchor at Marquette, Michigan station WLUC has died. Tom Feldhusen died Saturday at his home in Marquette, according to his obituary. He was 84 years old. Click here for the story.

 In a friendly wager, Linda Hurtado, a Fox 13 Tampa Bay anchor, found herself at Zoo Tampa on Monday, donned in peculiar attire, after the Georgia Bulldogs fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship game on Saturday. As part of the bet, Linda, who holds a journalism degree from the University of Georgia, had to clean up after the elephants at Zoo Tampa. Click here for more.

Dawn Sterling has signed off as WAND 5, 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor. Sterling has been with WAND for 20 years, working side-by-side with fellow anchor Sean Streaty. Click here for more.

WJBK in Detroit said Scott Bradley, who filled in with traffic reports on the Fox station has died. “He spent more than 40 years in the business, and his colleagues say he was a true friend and great broadcaster.” Click here for more.