Yesterday, in the first part of this two-part blog post, I told you about my trip to Kennywood by describing the day in general. In it, I told you about the clouds that I saw in the skies above the amusement park, I told you about the friends that I met while I was there and I told you about the station’s Mobile Weather Lab. Now, today, in the second part of this two-part blog post, I’m going to tell you about some of the personalities that I met while I was at Kennywood Park. One of them recently retired from KDKA after working there for 37 years … and I will tell you which one it is before I end the two-part blog post. So, without further ado, let me show you the personalities that I met while I was at Kennywood back on July 26th.
The first personality I bumped into while I was at Kennywood was Susan Koeppen. Susan anchors the 4:00 and 6:00 newscasts with Stacy Smith … and she anchors the 11:00 newscast with Ken Rice. She does this during the week.
I also bumped into three of KDKA’s reporters while I was there. They are Lisa Washington, Amy Wadas and Meghan Schiller. Now, Lisa, Amy and Meghan are some of KDKA’s reporters … and, just last month, Lisa became the anchor of KDKA’s weekend morning newscasts.
Before I tell you which KDKA personality retired after working there for 37 years, I’d like to give you a fun fact. Just last month, KDKA added a regular Sunday morning newscast for the first time in the station’s history. It airs from 7 until 9 on Sunday mornings.
Now, I’d like you to see the personality who retired recently after working at KDKA for 37 years.
I was able to meet Jon Burnett while I was at Kennywood Park. He retired from KDKA after working there for 37 years. He did “Evening Magazine” and “Pittsburgh 2Day” before he became a weatherman for KDKA. He also did “Pittsburgh Today Live” for a while in recent years.
I hope you guys were able to enjoy this two-part blog post as much as I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed myself at Kennywood during KDKA Summerblast Day. I did see some other KDKA personalities while I was at Kennywood, but I did not want to disturb them since they were fairly busy.
Enjoy the rest of your day, my friends!