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Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending May 12

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate! In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to, we see that Oprah Winfrey visited her former station after it named a conference room after her, a Boston traffic reporter’s husband has been charged with felony animal cruelty and a small Pennsylvania station produced a four part series on an environmental disaster that’s been affecting locals for over 19 years.

Let’s get started:

Lauren Kreidler is joining WINK in Fort Myers, Florida. “It doesn’t even feel real typing this – as many of you know, this is something I‘ve dreamed about since middle school!” she tweeted. Click here to see the tweet.


Oprah Winfrey stopped by WTVF Nashville on May 5, as the E.W. Scripps station dedicated a conference room to the TV icon, who got her start at the station decades ago. Click here to read about it.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff said Ashley Sutton has announced she’s officially the new morning co-anchor for Fox San Antonio KABB with Ernie Zuniga and meteorologist Brad SowderClick here for more.

Tamica Lee, the co-host of New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO’s Good Morning New Orleans, is leaving the station after a decade in local news and a brief foray into reality TV. Click here for more.

After nearly two years reporting for KDVR in Denver, Joshua Short is returning to South Bend station WNDU. Beginning June 5th, Josh will anchor 16 News Now along with Terry McFadden and Lauren Moss. Click here for more.

Hubbard Television Group’s ABC affiliate KAAL Rochester, Minn. (DMA 151), is adding meteorologist Randy Brock as chief meteorologist. He will join James Wilcox and Robin Wolfram starting Wednesday, May 31, for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news. Click here for more.

WCSC anchor Aisha Tyler ended Tuesday morning’s edition of Live 5 News This Morning with some bittersweet news. Tyler told viewers of the Charleston, S.C. station she would be leaving the program on May 17. Click here to see the story.

Former WSEE anchor and reporter Scott Bremner has passed away. Click here to read about it.

A Burlington, Massachusetts, firefighter and former owner of a dog training facility in South Boston faces felony animal cruelty charges. Falco K9 shut down back in March after customers said their dogs were abused at the training and boarding facility owned by Tyler Falconer. Falconer (pictured) is the husband of NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener Traffic anchor Katie Thompson. Click here for more.

In February, 69 News in Allentown, Pennsylvania aired Burning Coal Country, a four-part series on an underground fire in Schuylkill County. The multi-layered series aimed to answer questions around the fire that’s been burning for at least 19 years, what the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is doing about it, and concerns of it possibly spreading to homes in the area. Click here to read the story.