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Friday, August 14, 2015

Channel 19 = Throwback Channel 3, Entices Mark Nolan to Anchor at 4 and 6 p.m.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Cleveland.com has reported that former WKYC Channel 3 anchor and current WMJI 105.7 morning show personality Mark Nolan has agreed to co-anchor Channel 19's 4 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

He will read the headlines with former Channel 3 chum Romona Robinson. 

"It will be great fun working with Romona again," Nolan told the Plain Dealer's TV writer Mark Dawidziak. "That opportunity was just too good to pass up."

Nolan, who told Dawidziak that he's moved from Geauga County to downtown and that his spiritual/professional batteries have been totally recharged, will continue his morning-show duties on 105.7 in addition to the early-evening Channel 19 duties.

With the hire, the new 19 Action News squad bears a striking resemblance to Channel 3's in the early aughts. Back then, Tim White and Romona Robinson anchored, Mark Nolan was chief meteorologist and Jim Donovan was the sports guy — Cleveland's favorite news team.

Returning to TV, said Nolan, is both "exciting and scary at the same time."  Dawidziak says that Channel 19 is expected to make a formal announcement sometime next week. 

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