Monday, August 29, 2005

Mr. Smith Goes to Niskayuna

Former WNYT reporter Craig Smith is said to have signed on with CBS 6. Nobody's really sure why 13 would want to let him go of Smith, who cut a pretty good figure in a market increasingly populated by lightweights. Thank God for Ken Screven, John McLoughlin, and Bill Lambdin. Now that's what I call gravitas.

Anywho, young and cheap seems to be at the top of the list for news directors making hires these days, and I'm not just talking about CapitalNews 9. Personally, I like reporters who look and sound like grown-ups. It makes me feel like maybe they know something about the region ---or lacking that, maybe they know something about life.