Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending January 13

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate and may the weekend news teams win the latest lottery!

In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to, we hear from an Iowa station that has hired its first Asian-American anchor. We also hear about a few journalists moving and grooving to new stations, a Canadian reporter who had a medical condition while live on camera and a story about of the endless and exciting possibilities open to local stations leveraging the cloud.

Here we go:


The Des Moines Register tells the story of the market’s local station KCCI hiring its first Asian-American anchor. We reported on the promotion of Nicole Tam (pictured) in December. Click here to read the Register’s story.

Newscast Studio said the adoption of multi-cloud infrastructure is popping up in broadcasting. Remote production has trickled down through broadcasting into corporate and even social media content makers. “After the coronavirus-related lockdowns highlighted the scalability and ease of cloud-based production, more companies started making the shift,” said Newscast Studio. Check out the story and see if there are possibilities for local stations.

Liv Johnson is leaving Nexstar-owned KSEE to work at WESH in Orlando. Click here to read about it.

The AP reports that a West Virginia journalist lost her job last month after she reported about alleged abuse of people with disabilities within the state agency that runs West Virginia’s foster care and psychiatric facilities. Click here to read more.

Jessica Robb, a reporter with CTV, was reporting from the field in Edmonton when she began stumbling over her words and having difficulty completing a sentence. Click here to read the story.

Dave Silverbrand, one of Maine’s original television feature reporters, has died. Between the 1970’s and the early 90’s, Silverbrand developed an enormous following for his feature reports known as “Dave’s People.” Click here to learn more.

WTNH reporter Mike Mascadirelli tweeted out the news of his last live shot. “It’s been a pleasure reporting for News 8 and telling your stories in Connecticut,” he said on social media. “Next week I move onto my next chapter in public relations. Many thanks to my co-workers and everyone in the field who made this experience in news so much fun. I’ll miss it.”

Lacey Roberts has been promoted to weekend morning anchor for WLWT News 5 Today. Viewers can expect to see Roberts anchoring WLWT News 5 Today on Saturday and Sunday mornings, effective immediately. Click here to read the station’s announcement.