Two Familiar Faces Leaving Cincinnati TV

By Andrew Gauthier 

Cincinnati Enquirer

Two familiar faces– Ch 5 reporter Michelle Hopkins and Ch 19 sports reporter Zach Wells— will be leaving TV stations here soon, one much sooner than later.

Hopkins does her last stories tonight after 10 years at Ch 5. Why? “I’m going to explore other opportunities,” she says.

She joined the station in 2000 as morning anchor, a role she had previously at Ch 9 for 2-1/2 years. She moved from Columbus to Evendale in 1996, when her husband, Jeffery P. Hopkins, was named a federal bankruptcy court judge here. She later did the 5 For Kids and Taking Action consumer franchises, but over the years her role has diminished and she was passed over for anchor jobs so you can guess if she was leaving voluntarily. More…