© 2023 Cincinnati Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

WLWT-TV Looking To Replace Andrew Setters, Alexis Rogers

Morning reporter Andrew Setters left WLWT-TV last week after 13 years. Alexis Rogers left in August.

WLWT-TV will be hiring two new reporters to replace Andrew Setters and Alexis Rogers "in the very near future," says Branden Frantz, Channel 5 president and general manager.

Setters, a Colerain High School graduate, left Channel 5 last week after 13 years.  He switched to television news in 2008 after reporting 10 years for WLW-AM.

"After more than 20 years of delivering news in my hometown, most of it spent waking up early in the morning, it was time for a change," Setters told me. "I’ll be staying around town. Thank you to everyone who watched and listened through the years, and the great people who have helped me along the way."

Frantz said he could not "speak in detail on personnel issues. But I can let you know that Andrew decided to leave the WLWT news team last week. We wish him the best."

Setters has a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, and a certificate in additive manufacturing/3D printing from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He's also an avid woodworker, frequently posting photos on Twitter and Instagram of a TV table for his son and a shop cabinet he is building.

When Rogers left WLWT on Aug. 14, she did not say where she was heading. A month later, she debuted on WISH-TV in Indianapolis anchoring 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. newscasts on Sept. 16.

The Chicago native was hired in 2016 by Channel 5, where she was reporter, anchor and co-host of the Let's Talk Cincy Saturday night public affairs show.  

Rogers had previously worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KATV in Little Rock, Ark. The Missouri School of Journalism graduate also has worked for Newsy.com, where she anchored and produced multifaceted videos for clients like Time magazine, Huffington Post and AOL. She's married to WCPO-TV sports reporter Reggie Wilson.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.