Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending January 5

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate! In this week’s edition of the roundup, we see that a British news anchor has passed judgment on a 13-year-old Oklahoma kid who racked up a high score on a video game and a Columbus anchor takes time off after the death of her husband.

At WEWS in Cleveland, Michelle Jarboe, an award-winning business journalist who has written extensively about real estate and economic development in Cleveland, is joining News 5 through the Journalism Journey Initiative.

The program, launched last year by News 5’s parent company Scripps, which Google has made a multiyear financial commitment to underwrite, places veteran print journalists in TV newsrooms. Click here for more.


Lyndsay Barna is leaving WPMT in York, Pennsylvania. She announced the news on social media. Click here to see her Facebook post.

Scott Patterson has joined WIVB in Buffalo, New York. Click here for more.

A Sky News newsreader has been criticised for saying a teenager who broke a Tetris record should “go outside” and “get some fresh air”. Willis Gibson, 13, from Oklahoma, became the first human to beat the original version of the 80s puzzler – a feat many thought was impossible. Click here to read about it.

Fox 61 reporter and news anchor Samaia Hernandez is leaving her position to take a job with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, The Laurel reported. Hernandez recently left the station to become primary spokesperson for the DOT. Click here for more.

Columbus, Ohio morning news anchor Jessica Ralston (pictured) has announced she’s stepping away from Good Day Columbus following the death of her husband. Click here to read what she wrote on Facebook.

Dale Nelson retired from his KRIS 6 Corpus Christi chief meteorologist role after 42 years with the Coastal Bend station on December 29, 2023 at 6pm. Click here to read what Houston media blogger Mike McGuff had to say.

Shortly after signing off WAND-TV in Decatur in late November, news anchor Dawn Sterling took to social media to address her future. Click here for more.