David Pingalore, weekend sports anchor at Cleveland’s WOIO-CBS 19, has been hired as the new sports director at WKMG-Local 6. Sentinel TV Guy Hal Boedeker reports that Pingalore will join the station in late April.
Boedeker wrote: "David is a creative, aggressive and original sportscaster with a distinctive personality," news director Susan Forbes said in a staff memo. "I firmly believe he will be a factor in redefining the sports franchise not only at this station but in this town."
Pingalore graduated from Jacksonville University, where he played on the school’s Division I golf team through his college years. He interned with WTVT-Fox 13 in Tampa and also worked at WJKS, the former ABC affiliate in Jacksonville. Read Pingalore’s WOIO bio here.
At WKMG, Pingalore replaces Todd Lewis
, whose contract was not renewed. If Pingalore needs any inside info on WKMG, he can ask David Wittman
. The former Channel 6 anchor is the 4, 6 and 11 p.m. anchor at WOIO.