NewsCenter5 is adding a new face to the weekend morning anchor team. Jim Lokay, now ex-transportation reporter at Pittsburgh CBS-affil/’BZ sister station KDKA, finished up at the Pennsylvania station on the 14th and is arriving at 5 TV Place in the very near future.
The Post-Gazette is reporting that the six-year veteran of KDKA and its CW sister station left the duopoly to become a morning co-anchor, but barring any changes on the weekday team, he most likely will be filling Steve Lacy’s old spot, who left the station to become morning anchor at New York’s WNYW.
Also making news this October is WJAR, Rhode Island’s channel 10/ex-NBC O&O, has become embroiled in a plagiarism scandal. Earlier in the month, a story was posted on their website regarding a Meals on Wheels program in Providence. That story, however, was discovered to be suspiciously similar to a ProJo story of the same subject. An inquiry was launched and the story removed.
“The Team You Trust” issued an apology on Friday, bringing to light a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism as well as an apology to the viewers and to the Providence Journal.