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Zac Pitts Leaving WCPO-TV For Dayton’s WDTN-TV

Provided by Zac Pitts

Reporter Zac Pitts is leaving WCPO-TV to return to Dayton’s WDTN-TV, the hometown station where he started his career as a teleprompter operator.

Pitts has been a Channel 9 daytime general assignment reporter for 18 months.

Starting Oct. 21, he will appear on Channel 2's “Living Dayton” noon-1 p.m. weekday lifestyle show with co-hosts Katie Kenney and Sallie Taylor, according to TVNewsCheck.

The Dayton area native is a graduate of Chaminade-Julienne High School and the University of Dayton, TVNewsCheck reported.

Before joining Channel 9 in March 2014, he was a reporter-anchor at WLIO-TV in Lima, and a reporter for WTVG-TV in Toledo.

His first career goal “was to work in a city where my parents could watch me on TV. Well, I did it!” according to his Channel 9 bio

Pitts also said in the Channel 9 post that he loved living in the Tristate because “first and foremost, I love being close to home. It’s something that is very important to me. Aside from that, I love that there’s always something to do on almost any given night!”

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.