BREAKING NEWS: WKYC Hires New Sports Reporter

There’s a new sports reporter joining up with a local TV station – but it’s not the station which is down to the bare minimum in that department.

WKYC/3 has announced that Joe Brown joins the “Channel 3 News” sports department alongside sports director Jim Donovan and reporter/anchor Brian Colleran. The first heads up, as usual, comes from WKYC senior director Frank Macek’s “Director’s Cut” blog.

Brown has an extensive resume, but was most recently the studio pre-game/post-game host for Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games for regional sports network Altitude Sports in Denver.

Brown arrives at the Cleveland NBC affiliate just in time to cover the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA Eastern Conference Finals series with the Detroit Pistons.

Meanwhile, ABC affiliate WEWS/5’s sports department hangs in there with just one full-time on-air employee – The Overworked Sue Ann Robak – being occasionally spelled by fill-in Andy Baskin.

Back to WKYC, where we looked at Brian Colleran’s bio and realized that he joined Channel 3 from WPMI/15 in Mobile AL, where he anchored weekend sports for over four years.

OMW wonders if he’s burning up the phone lines back to Mobile to give them a heads up on former WKYC news director Mike McCormick – who’s about to take over the newsroom at WPMI…

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