Here's the release:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- One of the best-remembered names in local media will once again be seen and heard in the Valley -- this time on both the printed and Web-based pages of The Business Journal.
Stacia Erdos, who anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts on WYTV Channel 33 from 1990 to 1998, has joined The Business Journal as a video reporter/anchor and columnist. Her focus will be on local business topics and the media. She will write a regular column for the biweekly publication, and will also produce and anchor video reports that will appear on the publication?s Web site, www.business-journal.com.?
?I am very excited to be back working where I live, and collaborating with the Valley?s most respected source of business information,? says Ms. Erdos. ?In this progressive and impressive move, The Business Journal will leap to the forefront in delivering what matters to the Valley, offering video and interviews shot on location on its Web site.?
For the past 10 years, Ms. Erdos served as a reporter and anchor, most recently as weekend anchor for the 6 and 11 newscasts, on WPXI, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh. She was also the anchor for the weekend editions of The Ten O'Clock News on Fox, and was the main fill-in anchor for WPXI?s top-rated weekday newscasts. She reported live on many breaking news stories, including the 2008 elections, the crash of Flight 427, the Sago Mine Disaster and the Steelers? Super Bowl win in Detroit, as well as consumer and medical news.
?We are thrilled to have Stacia join our team,? says Andrea Wood, publisher of The Business Journal. ?She will be taking over our newspaper?s Media Scope column, offering her insights on the rapidly changing business of journalism, and she will be anchoring our Web site."
Ms. Erdos received an Emmy Award for a collaboration with PBS 45/49 and was Emmy-nominated three other times for her work. She also received an Edward R. Morrow Award and 10 Associated Press Awards, including Best Reporter in Ohio.
Stacia Erdos earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism in 1985 from Ohio University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She served an internship with the ABC News Bureau in London in 1985, where her work as a reporter, writer and researcher included extensive preparations for the Reagan-Gorbachev summit.
She lives in North Lima with her husband and two children.