June 28, 2008
Sports anchor Scott Garceau announced that he is leaving his job at WMAR after 28 years on the air in Baltimore. Garceau made the announcement at the end of his segment during Channel 2's 6 p.m. newscast. He said Thursday would be his last appearance as WMAR's sports anchor but that he would still be seen on WMAR for college lacrosse, the Calvert Hall-Loyola Thanksgiving football game, Orioles Opening Day and Ravens-related programming among other possible assignments. WMAR's Web site said Garceau would be involved in "special projects" for the station.
August 21, 1992
WMAR (Channel 2) has a new man running its newsroom. The station yesterday named Jack T. Cahalan, 35, news director.Cahalan, who is expected to join the station Sept. 14, comes from WCPO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati. He has been at the station seven years -- two as director of broadcast operations, and the last five as news director. He holds a bachelor's degree inbusiness administration from Miami of Ohio."He's a seasoned journalist . . . and we look forward to him further strengthening our news operation," said Arnold J. Kleiner, Channel 2's general manager.
May 27, 1992
Jay Leno may have landed the host desk of "The Tonight Show" on the strength of an extraordinary, hard-working schedule, crisscrossing the nation for years to build an audience for his act. But not even Leno can be in two places at one time.Yet he sure seemed to achieve the feat Monday night, in a cute, albeit confusing, promotion on WMAR (Channel 2) just prior to his premiere on "Tonight." Did you see it?Returning from a commercial break, anchor Sally Thorner was ready to sign off the news about 11:50 p.m. (running late because of an Orioles game)
August 15, 2012
Veteran Baltimore newsman Sunni Khalid, who was fired in March by WYPR radio, started work Tuesday as an assignment editor at WMAR (Channel 2), he said. Khalid, a former Baltimore Sun and NPR staffer, was the first newsroom employee hired by the city's public radio station. He had been on probation at WYPR for comments he posted on Facebook. It later was alleged that he made an obscene gesture toward another journalist who was visiting the public radio station. Khalid and WYPR declined comment on his dismissal.
March 17, 2012
Robert L. Skillman III, a professional photographer who had been a part-time weekend assignment editor at WMAR-TV for a decade, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. The Northwood resident was 59. Mr. Skillman was attending the annual Ed Block Courage Awards ceremony at Martin's West when he collapsed from a heart attack. He was taken to Northwest Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, family members said. Mr. Skillman was born in Baltimore and raised in Northwood.
October 25, 2011
Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show, "Katie," will be airing on WMAR-TV starting next fall, Bill Hooper, the station's general manager said. The Disney-ABC show will air at either 3 or 4 p.m., both key time slots because of their potential to drive viewers into the early evening local newscasts. Couric's will air live at 3 in many markets, but general managers will have the option in some cases of carrying it at 4 p.m. so that it can lead into the 5 p.m. news. With many stations like Baltimore's WJZ starting their early evening news at 4 p.m., feeding the show live at 3 seems like a sound idea.