CNY Central announces changes to news team

Megan Coleman

CNY Central is pleased to announce changes to its News Team. Megan Coleman will return from maternity leave to CNY Central on Monday, September 10 in a new and expanded role. Lisa Spitz has been named the permanent anchor of Today in Central New York.

Coleman has been named News Content Manager for the CNY Central Media Group that includes television stations WSTM, WTVH and WSTQ, and all related digital properties. In addition to her new responsibilities, Coleman will also co-anchor the 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm newscasts on WSTM-TV with CNY Central award-winning journalist Matt Mulcahy.

As News Content Manager, Coleman will work side by side with Vice President of News Rae Fulkerson and Managing Editors Matt Mulcahy and Michael Benny to oversee the day-to-day and long term direction of the news content of CNY Central.

She will work one-on-one with producers and reporters to ensure the CNY Central news team brings viewers the most compelling, interesting and engaging newscasts and digital content in Central New York.

"I have the privilege to work with the best news team in Central New York," says Coleman. "In addition to my anchoring responsibilities, I am particularly excited about my added role as News Content Manager, as it clearly serves to address the changing ways in which our viewers want and get their news. The Central New York community can expect the most comprehensive and interactive news on air and online from the team at CNY Central."

Coleman started her career with WSTM-TV as a newsroom intern while attending Syracuse University. Upon graduation, she accepted a position in Waco, TX, before returning to WSTM-TV in 2003 as a reporter. She became co-anchor of WSTQ-TVâ??s 10pm newscast soon after it launched in 2004 before moving to her most recent role as anchor of WSTM-TVâ??s Today in Central New York.

"I look forward to working side by side with Megan both on the air and in leading our CNY Central news operation," says Mulcahy. "She is sure to bring a fresh perspective to the rest of the news day that our viewers have already enjoyed during her time anchoring the news in the morning."

CNY Central has also named Lisa Spitz as the permanent anchor of Today in Central New York. Spitz has filled in for Coleman since April. Prior to that, she produced and anchored CNY Centralâ??s 6pm, 10pm and 11pm weekend newscasts. She has been with CNY Central since 2003.

Spitz is joined on Today in Central New York from 5am â?? 7am by Meteorologist Peter Hall and reporter Brandon Roth. Together they bring Central New York viewers an engaging and informative newscast each weekday morning.