Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending September 8

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate! It’s time for another edition of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another.

This week, we see the usual comings and goings so prevalent in the local TV industry. We also noticed one station has put what must have been a bucket of money and time into a new super high tech weather forecasting system.

Let’s light this candle:

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KCCI anchor Ben Kaplan will join anchor Stacey Horst, chief meteorologist Jason Sydejko and sports director Scott Reister weeknights on the Des Moines, Iowa CBS affiliate’s news at 6, KCCI 8 News at 9 on MeTV, and KCCI 8 News at 10. KCCI’s Laura Terrell will co-anchor KCCI 8 News at 5, joined by an anchor well-known to central Iowa viewers. Click here for more.

San Francisco CBS owned station KPIX is showing off its new weatherboard. Click here for the story on Newscast Studio.

The Albany Times-Union reports Lexi Swatt has left local NBC affiliate WNYT. The former sports reporter left the station at the end of August, starting in her new role — director of sports information and digital content at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) — Tuesday.  Click here for the story.

Former Hartford, Connecticut anchor Anne Craig shared her story about how she was stung by a wasp and almost died. Craig says she was sitting out on her back patio last Tuesday when she was stung by a wasp three or four times. Click here for the story.

Savannah, Georgia NBC affiliate WSAV News 3 On Your Side has announced the promotion of Scott Roberts to the position of chief meteorologist. Roberts advances from his role as weekend meteorologist which he has served since 2019.  Click here for more.

Anchors Erin Hassanzadeh and Jeff Wagner welcomed Adam Del Rosso to Minneapolis CBS owned station WCCO on Thursday with an interview that revealed the meteorologist is a qualified pilot who loves nothing more than taking to the skies. Click here for more.

Telemundo Las Vegas (KBLR) has announced that Eduardo Andonie has been named multimedia journalist for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas. The newscast airs Monday through Friday at 12, 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. Andonie’s first day on-air will be Monday September 11, 2023.

“We are very excited to have Eduardo join our award-winning team,” said Mary Carreño, news director of Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas. “His vast media experience and understanding of what audiences want and need will enrich our coverage and the way we bring the latest news to our viewers.”

Here’s one from the Wayback Machine:
In November 2002, KETV reporter Mike DiGiacomo transformed into a Colorado fan to put Nebraska football fans to the test. DiGiacomo greeted Husker fans outside Memorial Stadium ahead of the game. Fans were nice to him — for the most part — even as DiGiacomo tried to purchase tickets. DiGiacomo then took his yellow and black inside the stadium. See how the Buffaloes were welcomed with open arms in the video player above. Click here for the video.

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