Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Goodbye FOX19!

Farewell, FOX19 viewers!
It’s not without some sadness that I find myself writing my final blog for FOX19.

Wow. It's hard to believe this is my last day. It went by so fast. I guess that's a sign I enjoyed my five years at FOX19.

It was a little more than five years ago that I signed on as a WXIX reporter, coming from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. I was so thrilled to be able to come to Cincinnati and live in a big city. Living and working here has been all that I hoped it would be and more. That may sound cheesy but it's true. I have met so many great people and formed lasting friendships.

Me with my new co-anchor, Pete Scalia

Reporting for FOX19 allowed me to cover an important breaking news story one day and hang on a trapeze to showcase a circus in town the next. It's a job that's hard to leave. But being a morning anchor is an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I am excited to join the ABC22/FOX45 team in Dayton where I’ll co-anchor alongside Pete Scalia.

I want to thank everyone so much for watching my colleagues and me at FOX19 the past several years. Live TV can certainly be an adventure, but we enjoyed our jobs and worked hard to deliver a quality product every day. I hope it showed.

Top 10 things I’ll miss (and a few I won’t – you’ll have to guess which are which):
  1. My close friends on the show and my main photographer Dale.
  2. The camaraderie behind the scenes, like chatting with Sheila while we put finishing touches on our makeup.
  3. Rob’s cornucopia of strange morning foods like beef jerky, watermelon, Greek yogurt, and popcorn.
  4. Frank’s annoyingly chipper attitude at 3:30 AM.
  5. Live shots at GABP when Reds fans camp out for Opening Day Tickets, and Opening Day itself.
  6. Getting out of the warm FOX19 truck to do a live hit in the cold – 8 times per morning!
  7. Setting up at our four favorite live locations: the courthouse, CVG, the police station and… the salt pile.
  8. Watching countless salt trucks get refilled during bad weather at the aforementioned salt pile.
  9. Dressing up in a German Dirndl for the start of Oktoberfest.
  10. All the viewers who got up with us each morning and especially those who were so nice when I saw them around town.
Thanks everyone. I will really miss being on the air here in Cincy. I really appreciate your support. Remember I'm not too far away. You could buy a really strong antenna to watch me in Dayton!  :)  Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Good luck, Meghan. You and Pete will make a great team up in D-town. We will miss you!

  2. It is going to be difficult to realize that when Fox19 is on in the early mornings that when they go to a remote, Meghan will no longer be reporting. It is such a warm feeling every early morning, when Meghan is reporting, because no matter when, when, or where, eventually there is always that terrific smile that appears. I guess we should be thankful we have Shelia and Frank left to warm us in the mornings.

  3. I will never forget your kindness to our crippled ducks when you visited the Mt. Holly Duck Sanctuary. We will miss you soooooo much Meghan. You were a jewel in Cincinnati's crown!

  4. Like I told you at the Xavier Opener, we'll be sad so see you go but this is an opportunity you can't pass up. We'll miss seeing you on Dec. 8 in the morning but one day I'm sure we'll see you at the studio in Dayton (hint, hint...lol). You're only a keyboard away so stay in touch. Happy Thanksgiving Megan from The Brotherhood Singers. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Brotherhood-Singers/112818220306