WHP names new anchor // Former area newscaster to replace Reilly

June 19, 1990 | Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA)
 | Page: B6 | Section: LIVING
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Roxanne Stein, former news anchor at WGAL-TV in Lancaster, has been named to replace Kathy Reilly at WHP-TV (Channel 21).

Reilly's resignation is effective June 30. Stein will begin her duties in September, coming from Chattanooga, Tenn., where she was anchor at WTVC-TV.

She had worked for WGAL until 1981, when she left for WPXI-TV Pittsburgh before moving to Chattanooga.

Stein returns to the area following a nationwide search for a replacement for Reilly.

"She's a terrific anchor," said Steve Hunsicker, WHP's news director.

"She's a local person and exactly what we were looking for. She did very well at WGAL before going on to anchor at Pittsburgh. And she was interested in coming home."

Stein is under contract in Chattanooga until September. Hunsicker said that during the interim, Gene Lepley will handle the anchor duties alone at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Reilly has been with the station since 1984, and will leave at the end of the month to pursue free-lance writing.

She said yesterday she also will work part time for state Treasurer Kathryn Baker Knoll, as a media consultant and speech writer.

Reilly came to WHP radio as a capitol correspondent in 1984. She moved to television about a year later, first as a reporter, then as anchor, where she currently is assigned to the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

The station also named Brian Dick as assignment manager to replace Pat Carroll, former managing editor. Dick will report in a week from WXII Winston-Salem, N.C.

Two new reporters, Sandy Moore and Steve Kearns, also have joined the news staff. Moore recently earned a master's degree in communications from the University of Florida, and has worked in Mobile, Ala., Gainesville, Fla. and Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Kearns comes from Johnstown, where he worked for WJAC-TV.

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