Coming To A TV Newsroom Near You

A heads up we first spotted in our colleague Scott Fybush’s NorthEast Radio Watch

WKBW/7 Buffalo anchor Pete Kenworthy is leaving the market’s ABC affiliate at the end of this week, and is heading to Cleveland. Kenworthy has been morning anchor and reporter for the Buffalo station.

Buffalo News media columnist Alan Pergament reports on the move in an article from Friday, and says Kenworthy’s pending move to Northeast Ohio has been in the works (and known) for nearly two months…but this is the first time we’ve heard his name mentioned at all, let alone in connection with the Cleveland TV market.

And there may be a reason behind it, too.

Kenworthy’s WKBW bio says he’s a 1993 graduate of the College of Wooster. He returned to his native Philadelphia after graduation to intern at WCAU-TV, before furthering his education and his career in the Dallas market.

We don’t know if Kenworthy has any other Northeast Ohio ties, but maybe he met his future wife while attending college in Wooster. It’d make sense…he got married in 1997, four years after he graduated from there.

Where is Kenworthy going as far as his new Cleveland TV home? OMW hasn’t heard…yet.

Oh, though it’s not really related, we thought we’d add that now-former WKYC/3 Akron Bureau reporter and “Akron/Canton News” fill-in anchor Joy Benedict has officially made her move to ABC affiliate rival WEWS/5.

We’re told Benedict was seen reporting on “NewsChannel 5” on Monday evening.

Of course, we reported first some time ago – nearly two weeks ago – that Benedict was going to jump two channel positions…

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