Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending September 22

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate, and to the weekenders, may your stories be true and your paycheck be enough to pay your bills.

In this week’s roundup of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another, we hear about the latest comings and goings of local journalists from one station to another.

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>York, Nebraska (KSNB) evening anchor Danielle Shenk is taking the next step in her career with a new job within Gray Television. Her final day at the anchor desk at Local4 was Wednesday, Sept. 20.  Click here for more.

>WJBK in Detroit is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a station. Over the years – many reporters have come and gone – but one helped change the game with the Fox 2 Problem Solvers. Scott Lewis was an old-school, tough-guy investigative reporter. What people didn’t know was that he was also wickedly funny, clever and cool. But Detroit soon found that out. Click here for more.

>Mike McGuff reports Gabby Hart has announced she is leaving Fox 26 Houston to join Cleveland 19 News WOIO as an anchor/investigative reporter. Click here to read about it.

>Alan Pergament, the Buffalo News media writer, said “it is about time” that WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) has been running promos celebrating the career of Claudine Ewing (pictured) and her promotion to the 5:30 p.m. weekday anchor slot. Click here to read his report.

>Viewers of Rochester’s ABC 6 News have been taken aback by the sudden exit of news anchor James Wilcox, whose departure from the station was confirmed after his last appearance on Friday, Sept. 8. Click here to read about it on Bring Me the News.

>Reporter Amanda Pitts announced on Facebook that she is leaving WPRI in Rhode Island at the end of the month to join NBC Connecticut.  Click here for more.

>Dan Threlkeld is retiring from KTUL in Tulsa. He wrote on Facebook: “Short version: Sept. 29th will be my last day full time at KTUL. I have a work contract ending then and I have informed management that I will not be signing another contract and will be retiring.” Click here for more.

>The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now announced the expansion of its partnership with NBCUniversal. Through this broadened partnership, Local Now adds 11 NBC local news free ad-supported television (FAST) channels, as well as six regional and national Telemundo FAST channels, and two NBC entertainment FAST channels – American Crimes and NBC LX Home.

The NBC local news FAST channels available to stream on Local Now include:

● NBC New York News (WNBC)
● NBC Los Angeles News (KNBC)
● NBC Chicago News (WMAQ)
● NBC Philadelphia News (WCAU)
● NBC Dallas Fort Worth News (KXAS)
● NBC Washington, DC News (WRC)
● NBC Boston News (WBTS)
● NBC SF Bay Area News (KNTV)
● NBC South Florida News (WTVJ)
● NBC San Diego News (KNSD)
● NBC Connecticut News (WVIT)