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Yolanda Harris, a prominent figure in Columbus’ broadcast news community, has returned to TV screens across central Ohio.
— 10TV.com (@10TV) July 3, 2017
Harris joins the WBNS 10TV team as the co-anchor of the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. The broadcast journalist has over 20 years of experience under her belt. Before making the switch to 10TV, Harris was a late evening anchor at WSYX/WTTE ABC6 and FOX28.
Viewers and fans of the local news are very excited Harris back in action.
— Keith Kowis (@HIMYMfan8546) July 3, 2017
Woke up to see that the legend @yolandaharrisTV makes her return this week. So dope.
— Ranch Montana (@ChicoHimself) July 3, 2017
10tv is my new home for local news Yolanda is awesome
— Tim Brown (@Radar144) July 3, 2017
Congratulations @yolandaharrisTV on the move to 10TV! 10TV is the best in the business! Thank you for being my mentor! Very proud of you!!
— Nishant Makhija (@NishantKMakhija) July 4, 2017
Outstanding First Class News Reporter!!! Can't wait to see her back in action!!!!
— Mike Phillips (@FighterJet47707) July 3, 2017
So why did Harris leave her old gig back in December 2016? Some Reddit users think that it might have something to do with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Harris left WSYX/WTTE back in December 2016. She’s been using the last six months to take some time to herself and preparing for her new job with 10TV
The Redditor suggested that people watch John Oliver’s bit about Sinclair. So, naturally, I did.
According to Oliver, Sinclair is “the most influential media company that you’ve never heard of.” Sinclair Broadcast group owns WSYX/WTTE, and as John Oliver explains in his sketch, they own a lot of local news stations across the country, 173 stations to be exact. Which means that this broadcast conglomeration has a hefty amount of influence.
WBNS 10TV is owned by the Dispatch Broadcast Group, a smaller, localized company. Perhaps the reason that 10TV News has been central Ohio’s number one choice for news for years, is because they’re not part of some giant network of stations.
Whatever the reason for the switch, we wish you well as you start this new chapter of your career. Congratulations, Yolanda Harris!
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