|Campagna Named NewsChannel 9 News Director|
|Written by Josh Cradduck|
|Monday, 14 December 2015 15:19|
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Veteran CNY newsman Jim Campagna has been named news director at WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse. Jim has spent over two decades at the station.
He had also worked at 62 WHEN Radio.
He had served in a co-leadership position with executive producer Sabrina Betts since the departure of former news director Phil Rankin.
| "Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory."
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