“Late next week, morning viewers will be seeing a familiar face as Mark Nolan comes back to the AM as one of the Channel 3 News Today anchors,” announced President and General Manager Brooke Spectorsky. “Mark started his career in radio covering news and weather and after the last thirteen years of focusing on forecasting sun and rain, Mark is getting back to the news. He’ll be joined by Abby Ham, who comes to WKYC from our Gannett sister station WBIR, Knoxville, TN.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity - I just couldn’t pass it up,” said Mark. “I missed news and missed working in the mornings, so I’m really looking forward to joining Hollie, who will be doing AM weather and the newest member to the Channel 3 weekday family Abby Ham.”
“There’s this incredible energy at Channel 3 and in the news room,” said Abby. “I know Mark, Hollie and I will bring great chemistry to the mornings and that viewers who turn to us will get their school and work days off to a fabulous start.”
Ham has been the morning news anchor at WBIR (NBC) for their successful 10 News Today. Prior to that she did weekend anchoring and reporting. She began her career at the NBC affiliate WTAP in Parkersburg, WV. Ham is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in journalism.
“Abby has an intense work ethic – she’ll bring a ton of drive and hustle to the morning,” said News Director Rita Andolsen. “And Mark is so multi-talented. He has long been respected and trusted for his work as our chief meteorologist. He has a unique approach to news and we felt he was a natural fit back at the anchor desk. We’re lucky to have such a talented team.”
“It will be great to have Mark join the morning,” added Hollie Strano. “He is a natural leader and I look forward to having him just one chair over at the news desk.”
Meteorologist Betsy Kling will be WKYC’s weather fill-in on weeknights at 6, 7 and 11 pm. Meteorologist AJ Colby will fill in on weekends until further notice.
Gannett broadcast stations are: W*USA, Washington, DC; WXIA, Atlanta; WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg; KARE, Minneapolis; WKYC, Cleveland; KPNX, Phoenix, KNAZ, Flagstaff and KMOH, Kingman; K*USA, Denver; KTVD, Denver; KXTV, Sacramento; KSDK, St. Louis; WZZM, Grand Rapids, MI; WGRZ, Buffalo, NY; WFMY, Greensboro, NC; WTLV and WJXX, Jacksonville, FL; KTHV, Little Rock; WBIR, Knoxville, TN; WCSH, Portland, ME; WLTX, Columbia, SC; WMAZ, Macon, GA; & WLBZ, Bangor, ME.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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October 29, 2007
Alina Martinet, 216.344.3352
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