WTOV Shuffles Anchor Lineup

By Mark Joyella 

Steubenville NBC affiliate WTOV has announced a new anchor lineup, set to debut in the New Year, which will be led by Rich Pierce and Jennifer Black.

Pierce and Black will co-anchor the station’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts, along with a 10 o’clock newscast carried on the station’s Fox-affiliated sub-channel. Pierce has been anchoring the noon, 5 and 6 at the station, and Black has been anchoring mornings.

Ryan Eldredge, who had been anchoring the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts, moves to a new role as lead dayside reporter.


Bill Phillips, whose return to WTOV was announced earlier this week, will co-anchor mornings with Jessica Haberley. Haberley moves to mornings from weekend mornings.

WTOV weekend newscasts will be co-anchored by Sean Eiler and Brittany Grego; Eiler and Grego have been reporters at the station. Lauren Healy, another WTOV reporter, becomes the station’s weekend morning anchor.