Sunday, July 01, 2007

Leaving Cheeseland

Matt Kummer, formerly a reporter at WMBD is leaving his EP job in Green Bay for the same job at WISH in Indianapolis. He starts later this month.

Congrats, Matt!

Three Former Market 117ers Doing Well In Mickey's World

Got to talk to or exchange e-mail with Steve Gehlbach (formerly of 25), Jessica D'Onofrio (formerly of 19) and Kimberly Houk (formerly of 31). All three are reporting in Orlando with Steve at the Fox station and the other two at the CBS. Got to see live shots/packages from all of them. Steve's got his own blog by the way.

In terms of presentation, all three are strong. Steve has continued with a very creative approach to the on camera as he did the impending iPod release story (which coincidentally, I saw former 19er Brendan Conway do live in Milwaukee on Friday). Jessica was solid in her coverage of a protest story and I think Kimberly is going places. She looks quite a bit different than when she was here (for the good), but I think her voice/delivery were especially strong.

And Baby Makes Three

On Wednesday, I had dinner with former WMBD photographer and Bradley alum Marc Bujnicki, his wife Lisa and the newest addition to their house, baby Ella who is 10 weeks old and incrdibly cute. Her parents seem to be adjusting well and embracing the change... although Marc looked at me like I'm from another planet when I suggested cloth diapers.

Up until Friday, Marc was a producer with the show iVillage Live, but declined to move from Orlando to Chicago where the show is moving this fall.

Belated congrats to the Bujnicki's on their life changing event.

And Baby Makes Four

Not us. Congrats to former WMBD anchor/reporter Aimee Nuzzo. Now at WNBC, Aimee gave birth to her second child.... Michael Robert Cantwell... on June 13th.

On Topp Of her Game

Congrats to former WEEK reporter (and member of the Airwaves) Kathy Topp. As you may know, Kathy has been working as special projects producer at KVBC, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. Last month she took home two Pacific Soutwest region Emmys... for specialty reporting: education and best single story or series.