Dec 09 2016

WTAE plays musical chairs… again

Since Wendy Bell’s firing earlier this year, WTAE has had Shannon Perrine anchoring at 5:00 p.m. and Jackie Cain covering the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. in addition to her 7:00 p.m. duties. This week, Cain has gone back to anchoring the 7:00 newscast (seen on the station’s sub channel) and reporting. Perrine added the noon news duties to her 5:00 shift and Janelle Hall has moved from the morning and noon duties to the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts.

UPDATE: Since we first posted the report, it was noted that Perrine is also anchoring the 7:00 p.m. newscast on WTAE’s sub-channel. However, Cain is still listed as an anchor and reporter.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Cain has been paired with Ryan Recker on weekend evenings.



  1. David

    Are you sure Jackie has 7;00? Shannon’s bio on the station website says, “She has anchored different newscasts at WTAE Channel 4 and currently anchors the 12:00 p.m. newscast and co-anchors the 5:00 p.m.weeknight newscasts with Andrew Stockey. Perrine also anchors the Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 newscast on thisTV Pittsburgh weeknights at 7:00 p.m.”

    1. Eric

      Okay… that got changed after I checked it out then.

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