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.