Thursday, September 18, 2003

Ch. 64 picks anchor



Former WXIX-TV reporter Kimberly Moening will anchor the new 10 p.m. newscast on rival WSTR-TV (Channel 64) this fall.

The 1998 University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate had been a Channel 19 free-lance reporter for three years.

Moening will anchor local segments in the hybrid local-national one-hour newscast fed from a Maryland "News Central" studio operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, owners of WSTR-TV and 61 other stations.

A date for the WB64 News at 10 debut has not been set. The station has postponed the announced Sept. 29 launch, says Merry Ewing, Channel 64 general manager. The original target date was Sept. 2. It will likely premiere in late October or November, though Ewing will say only "sometime later this fall."

Channel 64 is still hiring staff and assembling a newsroom computer system, Moening says.

John Kiesewetter




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