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Angenette Levy didn't see it coming, how people would be so moved by her going.

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Welcome to a fall TV season unlike any other. Most of your favorite shows – This Is Us, Bull, NCIS, The Good Doctors – won't return until November or sometime next year because of production delays due to COVID-19.

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Without several thousand people around to watch the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks due to the pandemic, WKRC-TV's live telecast definitely will look different on Sunday (9 p.m., Channel 12).

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In a Cincinnati TV first, WCPO-TV will broadcast one hour of local news at 7 p.m. weekdays starting Monday, Aug. 31.

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The show must go on! WKRC-TV will broadcast the Western & Southern/WEBN-FM fireworks 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, from an undisclosed location due to the coronavirus.

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What took them so long? More than four years after the death of Tim Hedrick, WKRC-TV named John Gumm chief meteorologist Friday.

The Glen Este High School graduate, who has worked at WKRC-TV for 15 years, had been the late-night forecaster since Hedrick left the airwaves in February 2016. He died of cancer in April 2016.

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Why was President Donald Trump's unfounded conspiracy theory about absentee voting at the top of WKRC-TV's Facebook page for hours on Tuesday?

Is Local 12 endorsing or agreeing with the claim he's made for years – without providing any proof – that "Mail-In Voting, unless changed by the courts, will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation's History! #RIGGED ELECTION."

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Elise Jesse, the Oak Hills High School and Mount St. Joseph University alum, is leaving her hometown sports reporting job at WLWT-TV.

She's married to Mike Rehfeldt, the former University of Cincinnati basketball director of sports performance who has accepted a similar position at the University of Connecticut.

"I have decided to leave Cincinnati. It's a bittersweet moment, but I know that the next adventure will be amazing," Jesse announced Thursday on Twitter.

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You'll have to wait three more months to see WKRC-TV's new late afternoon anchor team of Meghan Mongillo and Adam Clements.

Mongillo was heading to the hospital today to deliver her third son. She'll take her seat next to Clements on the anchor desk in October for the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. news on Channel 12, and the 10 p.m. news on WSTR-TV (Channel 64).

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The Reds delayed 2020 Opening Day game will air on WKRC-TV at 6:10 p.m. Friday July 24, as Channel 12 again simulcasts Fox Sports Ohio's telecast of the Reds first game of the season.

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May sweeps ratings, Part Two: The demographics are in for May, and WXIX-TV is the big winner.

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After 30 years of getting up before the bars close, WKRC-TV morning anchor John Lomax finally will have some more daylight to enjoy his family and photography.

Starting Monday June 1, Lomax will go part-time to anchor the second half of Good Morning Cincinnati, from 7-9 a.m. on WSTR-TV (Channel 64) and 9-10 a.m. on Channel 12.

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WKRC-TV's new Kyle Inskeep-Paula Toti anchor team won the May sweeps' household ratings, according to the overnight Nielsen meters.

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Local TV news ratings have dramatically increased while we're stuck at home – but TV stations haven't been able to cash in much, since many of the businesses which advertised were closed the past two months. 

And the worst may be yet to come.

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All 162 Reds games will be televised again this year – with 159 games on Fox Sports Ohio, and three national games on Fox Sports 1.

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Former WKRC-TV anchor Brad Johansen starts today  as an anchor/reporter at WCMH-TV, the NBC affiliate (Channel 4) in Columbus.

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Kyle Inskeep and Paula Toti, who have co-anchored WKRC-TV newscasts for nearly two years, were named Channel 12's permanent primary anchors replacing Cammy Dierking and Rob Braun.

The announcement came five days after the Inskeep-Toti team won the household ratings at 6 and 11 p.m. in February ratings' "sweeps," which ended Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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Amy Wagner's consumer reports are back on WXIX-TV, where "Simply Money" co-founder Nathan Bachrach started them 15 years ago before they moved to WKRC-TV last August.

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It's not small ball, it's Thrall Ball!

Tommy Thrall takes over Cincinnati Reds radio play-by-play this spring from Marty Brennaman, who retired last fall after 46 seasons. Thrall will call all of the spring training games from Arizona, many of them with analyst Jeff Brantley. The Reds' spring opener is 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Goodyear, Ariz.

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We start with breaking news because TV stations always start with breaking news: The Channel 9 news branding is no longer on your side.

WCPO-TV has unveiled new imaging, reverting back to its call letters and huge channel number – WCPO 9 – similar to the logo used about 60 years ago. It dropped the orange and brown "9 On Your Side" slogan mentioned repeatedly by anchors and reporters, and seen on logos and news vans for nearly two decades.

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