WWNY Announces Evening Anchor and Managing Editor

By Kevin Eck 

Jeff Cole will take over for retiring WWNY anchor Anne Richter as evening anchor and managing editor.

Cole, who started working at the station in 1999, will begin anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast for the Carthage, N.Y. CBS and Fox affiliate on Monday, May 1.

The Carthage native will produce the show and “will play a key role in guiding the content, look, feel, and pace of the newscast.”


“It’s an honor,” Mr. Cole said. “It’s big shoes to fill.”

“He’s a hell of a journalist, and he’s a really good anchor,” news director Scott Atkinson told the Watertown Daily Times. “He’s deep in the north country.”