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41st Annual Professional Recognition Awards and Scholarship Banquet

April 27, 2019, 6 PM cocktails, 7 PM dinner

at Genesee Grande, 1060 East Genesee St, Syracuse

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Departures and arrivals in CNY media

Some comings and goings at the Newschannel 9 Newsroom.  Reporter Leigh Isaacson recently left for a reporting gig at Fox affiliate WVUE-TV in New Orleans.
Isaacson, a Syracuse University graduate, joined  Newschannel 9 two years ago.

She will be replaced by Andrew Donovan who comes the WSYR from WKTV in Utica.  Donovan is multi-platform journalist, reporter and digital media producer at Newschannel 2.  He graduated Hobart and William Smith college in 2012, but has been working at the station since 2006 when he was still in high school.

Also departing Newschannel 9 is photographer Mike Keuhner. He departed for a news operations position at YNN's Binghamton bureau.   He will be replaced by Mike Topar, who previously worked in the station's production department.

 

Veteran broadcaster Vin Spicola has taken the position of Marketing and Communications Director at the United Way of Central New York. Spicola had been Regional Program Director for Newport Television, based at WSYR in Syracuse.  He previously worked as Promotion & Marketing Director for WSYR NewsChannel 9, as well as Chief News Photographer and Editor, Producer and Studio Production.

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Wall of Distinction

The Syracuse press Club would like to send its condolences to the family of long-time channel 3 and WSYR radio reporter Jerry Barsha.  Barsha died September 10th at the Cleveland Clinic where he was undergoing treatment. He was 83.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Sisskind Funeral Chapel at 3175 East Genesee Street, Syracuse at 11am. Calling hours will immediately precede the services at the funeral home beginning at 10 am.

Jerry was a native of Brooklyn, who like many central New York broadcasters settled in the Syracuse area after attending and graduating Syracuse University.   Jerry's career at what was then WSYR-TV 3 and WSYR Radio began in 1957, where he worked in both radio and television news. Jerry worked for 32 years at the station before retiring.  He also taught for 35 years at Onondaga Community College.  Jerry was a Syracuse Press Club Wall of Distinction honoree and a winner of the club's lifetime achievement award. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha, four daughters, and six grandchildren.

Here is a link to our page on Jerry, when he was installed on the Wall of Distinction

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