WCPO reached across the street to find a replacement for longtime sports anchor Dennis Janson?
The station announced that they have hired WLWT Sports Anchor Ken Broo.
Broo is filling the vacancy created when Janson left the sports anchor desk in May. He starts Saturday, Dec. 14.
Broo joins WCPO Sports director John Popovich and is expected anchor Friday-Saturday, and travel Sundays to cover Bengals away games.
Broo is clearly batting around the order of Cincy TV stations. WCPO will be Broo’s third TV station he's worked in the market.
He has worked 17 years at WLWT over two stints, and six years at WKRC-TV (Channel 12) during which he did Bengals radio play-by-play. He also was a sports director for four years at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the pros at 9 On Your Side. ,I’ve always admired them as competitors. It will be terrific working alongside the incomparable John Popovich and with former colleagues Clyde Gray and Chief Meteorologist Steve Raleigh (both from Channel 5),” said Broo in the WCPO-TV news.
Popovich said in the release: “My friendship with Ken goes back 40 years when we were students at Ohio University and both hoping to get into this business. But, we’ve never had a chance to work together. I’m thrilled this is finally going to happen.”