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WHIO-TV Staff

Meet the News Center 7 staff who leads the No. 1 CBS affiliate in the country.

Anchors

Cheryl McHenry

Cheryl McHenry

Working at WHIO-TV is a dream come true for me. From the time my father was transferred to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the mid-1960s, my family always watched Channel 7.

James Brown

James Brown

Here at News Center 7 we always appreciate your company! I anchor the 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 6 pm newscasts with Cheryl McHenry and the 11 pm each weeknight.

John Paul

John Paul

I was never an early riser, but now I’m adjusting to life as a morning anchor. You can see me on News Center 7 Daybreak weekdays alongside Letitia Perry and Rich Wirdzek.

Letitia Perry

Letitia Perry

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Letitia Perry is a product of the public school system. After graduating from Meadowdale High School in Dayton, she went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast/Cinematic Arts at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

Mike Hartsock

Mike Hartsock

I was born in Dayton and grew up in Waynesville; the Miami Valley has been home all my life. I got my start at WPFB Radio in Middletown in 1977 after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

Reporters

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

Looking back, April of 1980 was a big moment in my life. That's when I joined WHIO-TV as a part-time stringer.

Kate Bartley

Kate Bartley

I’m thrilled to be a part of the WHIO-TV news team! And I’m not far from home-- I grew up just a couple of hours north in Bucyrus, home of the annual Bratwurst Festival.

John Bedell

John Bedell

I’ve been with Cox Media Group Ohio since April of 2010. I worked as a news anchor, reporter and host for News 95.

Brian Bondus

Brian Bondus

It is an honor and blessing to join the team here at News Center 7 as an All-Media-Journalist.

Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell

Becoming one of News Center 7’s most experienced reporters wasn’t easy. In a world where moving up can often mean moving on, I’m proud to say I did it all right here.

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

I set my sights on Cox Media Group long before I was hired in January of 2014. As a Miami Valley native, I grew up watching Cheryl McHenry and Jamie Simpson, and I knew that one day I wanted to work beside them.

Gabrielle Enright

Gabrielle Enright

I am proud to anchor the 4:30 a.m. news each weekday morning and then hit the streets to cover news in your neighborhood.

Caryn Golden

Caryn Golden

Hello everyone! You won’t see me as much as you used to in the TV newscasts, but I’m busy behind the scenes as the Managing Editor of the WHIO-TV/WHIO-Radio/Dayton Daily News Breaking News Team.

Becky Grimes

Becky Grimes

I became interested in broadcasting while still in school at Kettering's Fairmont East High School. I got my start in radio while I was still a senior at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

Jessica Heffner

Jessica Heffner

I was born and raised in the Miami Valley and am glad to be working in the community where I grew up.

Natalie Jovonvich

Natalie Jovonovich

I'm honored to have the chance to work at the #1 television station, not just in Dayton, but across the entire country!

Layron Livingston

Layron Livingston

I am News Center 7's resident Longhorn (Hook 'Em!!!), now working deep in the heart of Flyer, Raider, and Buckeye country.

Jim Otte

Jim Otte

Jim Otte has been investigating government spending since joining WHIO-TV in 1988. A native of Cincinnati, Otte began his career at radio stations in Oxford, Hamilton and Columbus.

Malik Perkins

Malik Perkins

As a recent graduate from Central State University I am thrilled to begin my career in my hometown with Newscenter 7!

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Andy Sedlak

I’m thrilled to be part of News Center 7 and have made the Miami Valley my second home. I’m originally from a small town just south of Columbus – Circleville, OH.

Amanda Seitz

Amanda Seitz

I’m thrilled to be in Dayton, where I grew up, serving my hometown newspaper and TV station.

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Drew Simon

I’ve been with Cox Media Group Ohio since October 2011. I started with the company as a reporter for News Talk Radio WHIO, and quickly transitioned to the multi-platform Breaking News Team, which serves WHIO-TV, News Talk Radio WHIO and the Dayton Daily News.

Lot Tan

Lot Tan

Joining the award winning News Center 7 team is an honor. WHIO-TV has a strong reputation for excellence, and I’m excited to contribute to the number one CBS station in the country.

Allison Wichie

Allison Wichie

I am a reporter for the WHIO Clark County Bureau. I began working for WHIO and Cox Media Group Ohio after I graduated from Ohio University in 2012.

Meteorologists

Jamie Simpson

Jamie Simpson

I grew up in Massachusetts, where I experienced a lot of hard-hitting New England weather—powerful summer storms, torrential spring rains, and blizzards and Nor’easters in winter.

Rich Wirdzek

Rich Wirdzek

I joined WHIO-TV and the Storm Center 7 weather team as the weekend Meteorologist in July 2006 and then later I became the morning and noon meteorlogist.

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McCall Vrydaghs

McCall Vrydaghs joined the Storm Center 7 team in September 2012 and will forecast the weather on weekends and on 7 Weather Now.

Kirstie Zontini

Kirstie Zontini

I am thrilled to be a part of the Storm Center 7 team. WHIO is an outstanding news operation and I am happy to call the Miami Valley my new home.

Carrieann Marit

Carrieann Marit

Carrie Ann has been with News Center 7 since 2009.  As Team Leader, she coordinates the efforts of the StormCenter7 Meteorologists in their work for TV, Radio, Newspapers, the Web and WHIO's News and Weather Apps.

Washington Bureau

Kyla Campbell

Kyla Campbell joined WHIO-TV's Washington bureau in December 2012. She likes digging for news on Capitol Hill and covering how Washington, DC plays a role in stories that affect you.

Justin Gray

Justin Gray joined WHIO-TV's Washington bureau in September 2013. He provides investigative and political reporting from DC as well as live coverage of breaking news in the nation’s capital.

 
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