Michael Flannery Update
Don't expect to see reporter Michael Flannery, whose contract was not renewed March 30 by Ch. 9, on another TV station any time soon. Although Flannery did not have a non-compete, meaning he could work for another station immediately, "none of the other (stations) have called. I'm still looking," he says.
Flannery 48, and father of three (8, 6, 4) has been doing some freelancing, but hasn't found a full-time job yet.
We were talking because Debbie Baker at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is organizing a thank-you party for Flannery June 10 at Crossroods Community Church, Oakley. She wants to hear from "anyone and everyone" who was touched by Flannery's "9 On Your Kids Side" reports on Ch. 9. He raised more than $1 million in five years to help area kids in need.
If you were helped by Flannery, email Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 513-761-5400. The 6:30 p.m. program is free and open to the public. Tickets for a 5 p.m. appreciation dinner before the program are $10 for adults, $4 for children. She's also collecting funds for a "Gift of Grace," named for Flannery's daughter with Down Syndrome, to provide activity and therapy funds for children.