Someone New on the Morning Crew

The only constant is change. That should the mantra for my business. I just walked in this morning and learned that Gus Rosendale is leaving us. Returning to his previous market in upstate New York/Vermont to become the new main anchor at his old station. Gus, we’ll miss you. You are one sharp dresser and an even better reporter.

Our morning show has also undergone some change. This fall, our executive producer in the mornings moved to Washington D.C. Dana Brown was more than just a talented producer, she was a good friend. We miss her and we still stay in touch. She’s off to do bigger and better things and soon, one day, achieve her dream of becoming a network TV news producer.

In the meantime, we have finally found Dana’s replacement. Meet Jennifer Sloan, our new executive producer.

She prefers to be in the background, but I thought I would give her some time in the spotlight so you could get to know her better. Jennifer comes to us from Houston. There, she produced the top-rated 11pm newscast. Before hitting Texas, Jennifer was in Tennessee and, before that, Toronto. Before she accepted the job here, Jennifer tells me she spent time watching our shows. She even took the time to read my blog!

On Thanksgiving Day, she began working the overnight shift with producer Nick Matoney. That might be the most difficult part of her job: just getting used to the hours. Everything else has been a smooth in her transition. She’s jumped right into the culture of the morning show and that includes drinking my coffee out of the pot with the missing spout. Most of all, she comes to us with a fresh set of eyes, an open mind and new ideas. It’s that new perspective that makes a good product even better.

So if you see Jennifer walking around Pittsburgh getting acquainted with her new town, please say “hello” .. or even better, buy her a Primanti’s sandwich so she can get the full Pittsburgh experience.

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