Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending March 8

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate! In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t cover for one reason or another, we read about the usual comings and goings of locals around the country, while one station’s transmitter tower needs to be taken down after a support cable breaks.

Here we go:

Nick Starling joined CBS 11 KTVT in Dallas – Fort Worth as a reporter, but now leaves the renamed CBS News Texas and the TV news biz. Click here to see what Mike McGuff had to say.


Yukare Nakayama made her debut on WCAU in Philadelphia. She will work as a bilingual reporter for NBC10 and Philly’s NBC-owned, Spanish-language station Telemundo 62. Click here for more.

Steve Kuzj will be joining WNYT in Albany, N.Y. and My4 as an anchor and reporter alongside Rachel Tiede on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5, 9 and 11 p.m. starting Monday, March 4. Click here for the story.

Emmy award-winning journalist Silvana Effio is bidding farewell to Telemundo Colorado, where she has been weekday news anchor for nearly three years. Click here for more.

WSYR in Syracuse, N.Y. announced Monday that Rachel Polansky has been named the new co-anchor of NewsChannel 9′s “The Morning News.” She’ll appear on the morning newscast starting at the end of March, joining co-anchor Ryan Dean and meteorologist Kate Thornton weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Click here to read about it.

KTVB in Boise, Idaho said goodbye to anchor Shirah Matsuzawa. Click here for the video.

A Nexstar station in Texas learned Wednesday that one of the 24 supporting cables on its TV tower (pictured) near La Feria, Texas had broken. The 1337-ft-tall tower remains upright, supported by 23 other fully functioning cables. Nexstar, which owns the TV station, and is a partner in ownership of the tower, dispatched engineers to assist with the inspection process, as well as enlisted an independent tower construction and repair company. Click here to read about it.