Thursday, December 4, 2008

A new challenge -- anchoring in Cleveland

After nearly 15 years in Channel 3's Akron Bureau, it's time for a new challenge .. and that means a move up north to the Cleveland office.

I'm thrilled to be teamed with Carole Sullivan as the new co-anchors of Channel 3's Evening News at 7 p.m. beginning Dec. 15th. The announcement was made this afternoon in our newsroom.

It's a tremendous opportunity for me, and one that allows me to continue my first love -- reporting -- while contributing on the anchor desk with a dear friend and colleague. Carole and I go back 15+ years to "23 News" on WAKC, and I couldn't ask for a better partner. I like to call her the "TV sister I never knew I wanted" because I grew up with two brothers .. and never realized how great it can be to share laughs with a girl of all things. In all seriousness, we're both committed to making the new 7 p.m. newscast a top-notch broadcast; we've got some creative ideas so come along for the ride.

I still have a lot of stories from Summit County in the works, so I'll be visible on the streets during the day. I'm always hunting for the exclusive so keep the tips coming :) My email will stay the same: ericmansfield@wkyc.com so I'm still within reach. My on-line presence with this blog and also with Facebook will continue as well.

Just know how much I love this job .. and how much I plan to challenge myself and push my colleagues to bring you a newscast that delivers every night.

Akron's my home .. so I'm not moving either .. but the opportunity to cover more of Northeast Ohio is one I welcome. This truly is the best place in the world to live.

More to come on what it all means in the ever-changing TV News landscape .. but I wanted you to hear it directly from the source.

22 comments:

Ben said...

Congrats Eric!

Mel said...

Eric, this is fantastic news! I love Carole too -- she is a sweetheart. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrat Eric you DESERVE it.....I've always liked Carole also

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Eric!

You and Carole are great journalists and I'm thrilled for you both.

Gosh...it almost makes me want to move back to Ohio so I can watch the news?

Seriously, good job.

But...what will this mean for NewsNight Akron?

Vince

Ryan said...

That's awesome Eric! We look forward to watching you anchor. Congrats!

Dustin B. said...

Congrats Eric!

Ed Esposito said...

Can't think of a more deserving choice...congrats, you'll do fabulous!

Village Green said...

Totally cool! From Pharaoh of Egypt to news anchor for all of NEOhio -- bravo!

NEOBuckeye said...

Congratulations, Eric!

Keith Kennedy said...

Eric-

Finally the suits caught onto what we knew years ago!

Thanks for the quick hit on KDD Thursday, we are all proud!

-KK

Ed Franklin said...

Really couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! You and Carole are gonna have fun. I wish you smooth commutes, especially during THIS season of Ohio. That part I don't envy. -Ed

Eric Mansfield said...

You are all very kind ... thanks for making me feel special ...

Carole and I are going to work very hard with the entire news team to deliver a good broadcast ... so come along for the ride!

Jean said...

Congrats to Eric and Carole, but I am going to miss Tim, too.

Buck said...

Eric, I am so happy for you and Carole. Who'da thunk it? All those years ago on Copley Road and here you both are anchoring in Cleveland. I know you two will do us proud.

Eric Poston said...

Congrats Eric!

R.S. said...

Eric, How wonderful for you. I've always enjoyed watching your reporting and now with the addition of Carole it'll be even better. The one thing about wkyc is that we know we're going to get a professional news team and believe me after a long day at work it makes for a great way to start the evening. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Eric and Carol, you both deserve this, and it should make for a much more "friendly" news show.

I will not miss Tim's arrogance at all. And sometimes I question Ramona's comments, they do not always line up with the religious faith she professes.

SallyB said...

Congratulations, Eric! You've always been a class act in my book and you deserve this SO much! This is a long overdue appointment and I so look forward to seeing you up there in the Cleveland news broadcasts on TV!

Anonymous said...

Did you at least get a pay raise? I doubt it since only people left @ 3 will be the over paid news readers

Kelly said...

Eric Congratulations. Sorry to see you leave Akron but it's a good move for you & the station.

Anonymous said...

Carole is hot for a talking head.

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