Former WFAA8 anchor Macie Jepson lands in Cleveland
10/25/11 09:53 AM
By ED BARK
Ex-WFAA8 anchor Macie Jepson, laid off by the Dallas-based station in August of 2008, at last has found a new TV home.
Cleveland's WEWS-TV announced Monday that Jepson will be the ABC affiliate's new Good Morning Cleveland co-anchor. She's scheduled to join the 4:30 to 7 a.m. waker-upper in late November, WEWS says. Jepson previously worked in Cleveland from 1994-'99 as an anchor-reporter for the city's Fox station, WJW-TV.
"Many viewers already know Macie, and her knowledge of the people, places and things that matter to Northeast Ohioans will be advantageous to everyone who engages with NewsChannel5 in the morning on-air, online and through our social media platforms," WEWS news director Jill Manuel said laboriously in a publicity release.
Jepson had been with WFAA8 for eight years and was co-anchoring the ABC affiliate's 5 p.m. newscasts when the layoff ax swung.
Another WFAA8 emigre, Chris Flanagan, also is joining WEWS, as a featured nighttime news anchor. But it won't be a reunion. Jepson was dropped by WFAA8 before Flanagan was hired in March of 2009 to co-anchor Daybreak. That didn't work out, and he was transferred earlier this year to Good Morning Texas to while away his days at WFAA8.
AND BABY MAKES THREE (THE SEQUEL) -- CBS11 sports anchor-reporter Gina Miller and her husband Jim are first-time parents of a baby girl. Jordan Neale was born Monday evening, weighing in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces, the station reports.
As previously posted, CBS11 reporter Jay Gormley and his wife, Robin, had a baby boy, Daniel Patrick, last Thursday. He's likewise their first child.