Ch 12 names Ch 64 anchor team
This just in: We now know the face(s) of Channel 64's new 10 p.m. newscast to be produced in August by WKRC-TV. Cammy Dierking and Dave Burchell will be moving to prime-time on Ch. 64 , in addition to keeping their anchor jobs at Local 12. Paula Toti will anchor weekends on both stations -- 10 p.m. on Ch 64, and 11 p.m. on Ch. 12.
The two stations announced the news partnership in April. Channel 64 canceled its 10 p.m. newscast in February, leaving WXIX-TV (Channel 19) with the only 10 p.m. local news. We'll see how putting Dierking on the air at 10 p.m. will do in the ratings. She was a winner for years in the morning for Ch. 12.
Channel 12 did not name a meteorologist for the Channel 64 newscast. And if the 10 p.m. newscast has sports, Harvey Smilovitz won’t be part of it. The reporter-weekend anchor signed off Sunday, after his contract was not renewed after 8 years. Smilovitz declined to comment when I reached him Monday.