New group lineup for WCPO 9 gross sales present ‘Cincy Way of life’

CINCINNATI  — The WCPO 9 weekday life-style present, “Cincy Way of life,” is happy to announce the promotion of Pete Scalia to full-time host and to introduce two new members of the internet hosting group, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw and Michelle Hopkins.

Hughes-Shaw joins the group as a multimedia journalist/fill-in host and Hopkins completes the group as a multimedia journalist/part-time host.

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Pete Scalia

Scalia joined the “Cincy Way of life” group because the multimedia content material producer in August 2021. He started internet hosting full-time on June 15. The Cincinnati native has expertise as a morning information anchor, visitors reporter and in behind-the-scenes work for information departments in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. He’s additionally a voice-over artist {and professional} musician who has opened for Ted Nugent, Dangerous Firm and performed keyboards for a funk band produced by Bootsy Collins.

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Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw

Hughes-Shaw’s sturdy background in media consists of tv reporting, journal writing, podcasting and social media administration. She is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting and has most not too long ago labored because the host of life-style present, “Dwelling Native,” on WHBF-TV within the Quad Cities. Hughes-Shaw earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication with a certificates in essential cultural competence from the College of Iowa. She is a former Miss Iowa and advocated for psychological well being consciousness and suicide prevention throughout her tenure.

“Becoming a member of the ‘Cincy Way of life’ group is a dream come true. I’m excited to see all that the Queen Metropolis has to supply,” mentioned Hughes-Shaw. “I’m trying ahead to studying what makes this metropolis tick and bringing that to life by storytelling.”

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Michelle Hokpkins

Hopkins beforehand labored at WCPO 9 as an anchor/reporter within the late Nineties. Since that point, Hopkins stayed concerned in media as a morning information anchor, client reporter at WLWT, video and radio host and began her personal consulting enterprise serving to small and enormous firms with message growth, media and variety coaching and group outreach.

Her Tri-State ties run deep as she directed group relations and engagement packages for Head Begin Recruitment/Neighborhood Outreach, Mercy Well being and Cincinnati Kids’s Hospital.

“After a rewarding profession in healthcare, I’m completely thrilled with this chance to return to tv and particularly to WCPO 9,” mentioned Hopkins. “This transfer permits me to comply with my ardour and what I imagine is my objective. It’s a enjoyable present with a terrific connection to the group, and what may very well be higher? I really feel like I’m dwelling my greatest life.”

“’Cincy Way of life’ is a beneficial native program for our viewers and prospects,” mentioned Linda Hudson, director of gross sales at WCPO 9. “Having at the very least two native hosts from Cincinnati was vital in our search.”

“Cincy Way of life” is an authentic, native life-style present with informative, helpful and entertaining content material. Advertisers buy time inside the present to function new and distinctive facets of their enterprise. The present airs at 10 a.m. weekdays on WCPO 9 and options native organizations, companies and happenings all through the world.

The group of Scalia, Hughes-Shaw and Hopkins will debut on Aug. 22.

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