OLD Media Moves

Reporter leaving Milwaukee Business Journal

August 20, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Wendy Strong, who worked at the Milwaukee Business Journal as well as appearing on WITI-TV Fox 6, is leaving after 13 years.

Steve Kabelowsky of OnMilwaukee.com writes, “As part of a partnership, Strong at first spent most of her time at the station, and she told me that in those early days of learning new skills, that the floor crew at WITI would run through the teleprompter during the breaks, so she could get in some practice before going on the air.

“‘When I was at Channel 4 (before going to the Business Journal), I was a producer and mostly behind the scenes,’ she said. ‘I’ve done cut-ins before, but much of this was new.’

“Through the years, a camera was placed in the Business Journal newsroom, and through this most recent change, her position was eliminated.

“‘She did a great job for us and got us out there,’ said Business Journal publisher Mark Sabljak. ‘This business is changing rapidly. Our reporters are prepped, and have been coached to go on. … We still have a strong partnership with Fox 6.’

“Sabljak said that different reporters have been rotating every day while participating in the newscasts on WITI. That way, if there is a follow-up question, they are able to rely on what they’ve learned while working their beat. They can show their expertise for the area they are reporting on.”

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