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June 01, 2020 02:20 p.m.
WWNY Announces Leadership/On-Air Personnel Changes
WWNY-TV, the north country’s leading television news station, is making several
changes to its newsroom leadership and on-air staff.
The changes were announced to the staff today (Monday, June 1) by Eric O.
Krebs, Vice-President and General Manager, WWNY/WNYF/MeTV.
Scott Atkinson will retire after 22 years as WWNY’s News Director, and after
more than 40 years in the news industry. Atkinson is among the longest serving
news directors in the nation.
“Scott Atkinson has been a vital and essential part of 7 News for a very long
time, and we’re grateful for his many contributions,” Krebs said.
Atkinson plans to stay on at 7 News until the end of the year to assist in the
leadership transition and to coordinate the news department’s coverage of
Jeff Nelson, current assistant News Director and the longtime anchor of 7 News
Tonight, is being promoted to News Director.
“When Scott told me he wanted to retire from the news director’s job, we agreed
Jeff Nelson was the obvious pick to replace him,” Krebs said. “Jeff brings a depth
of experience and a lot of new ideas to continue and extend the 7 News tradition
of being the north country’s leading television news station.”
Nelson becomes news director August 3.
Garrett Domblewski, a reporter at WWNY from 2016 to 2019, is returning to
anchor 7 News Tonight, WWNY’s 11 PM newscast, and 7 News Tonight on
FOX, the 10 PM newscast on WNYF. More recently, Domblewski has produced
newscasts at WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee.
"Garrett is a gifted story teller and talent, and I'm delighted he's returning to
WWNY," Krebs said.
Domblewski is expected to make his on-air debut on 7 News Tonight on June 8.
Finally, Erin Bischoff, a reporter at WWNY since 2016, is being promoted to
assignment manager effective June 8. Bischoff replaces Cindy Habeeb, who
retired in March.
"Erin has a great sense of what news is, she's relentlessly organized and she
loves talking to people," Krebs said. "She'll make a fine assignment manager."