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.”