One Anchor Returns, One Leaves Cincinnati Station

By Kevin Eck 

Alison Montoya will replace Jonathan Hawgood on the WLWT weekend morning news.

Montoya left the Cincinnati NBC affiliate as a traffic producer, reporter and anchor in 2014 to have her daughter. The station says Hawgood is leaving TV news to focus on his business interests.

“We are very happy to welcome back Alison,” says Richard Dyer, said WLWT president and GM Richard Dyer. “Alison is a familiar face in Cincinnati, and we expect a smooth transition.”

The two will co-anchor starting Saturday until Hawgood leaves onSunday, May 22, leaving Montoya to solo.

“We express our appreciation for Jonathan’s nearly 10-year stewardship of WLWT News 5 Today Weekend, Cincinnati’s #1 weekend morning newscasts during his tenure” said Dyer. “We will miss his easy-going anchoring style that featured his truly unique hometown insights and impromptu descriptions of unfolding news and Cincinnati landmarks. We truly appreciate Jonathan’s contributions and wish him the best on the road ahead.”