CBS4’s Ed Greene Bites Back as Station Eases Him Out

Longtime CBS4 weathercaster Ed Greene is being phased out, according to The Denver Post’s Joanne Ostrow, and he isn’t happy about. Asked about being slowly transitioned out in favor of Lauren Whitney, Greene told Ostrow:

“I guess management is ‘going in a new direction?’ I did not ask for ‘more time to spend with the grandkids’ (don’t have any, yet), or to spend more time at our home in Santa Fe (wife still busier than ever with her business … and we still have a student up at CU).”

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CBS4 and Boys & Girls Clubs Sponsor Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive

Jay Clark and Wendy Aiello are championing this year’s Care 4 Colorado toy drive, and they are asking members of Denver’s PR community to help ensure that every child in Colorado receives a gift during this holiday season:

Helping is simple: When you are out shopping for family or friends, just pickup a new toy that is $20 or less. Games, dolls, stuffed animals, building toys (Legos, blocks), sports balls, remote control cars, art supplies, action figures, etc. Drop the toys off at your local King Soopers in the Boys & Girls Clubs bins.

Additional locations where toys can be dropped off are:

  • CBS4 lobby located at 1044 Lincoln St. – Denver, 80203
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Program Support Center located at 2017 W. 9th Ave – Denver,     80204
  • In-store collection day December 13 – CBS4 and Boys & Girls Clubs will be on site at the King Soopers located at Colorado & Yale from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. to collect toys

Please consider applying your PR prowess for the benefit of Denver kids and forward this message to your contacts. A new toy for a child who would otherwise not receive one is more than just something to play with; it is hope that better days are ahead because their community cares about them.

If you would like more info about the work Boys & Girls Club does with Denver kids, here is the link.  We all know the power of PR.  Pass it on!

Thank you for your consideration and cheers for a fantastic holiday season!

Welcome to the Dark Side, Mike Hooker

I’m not sure which one of us has a more appropriate last name for being in the public relations business, but, regardless, congratulations to CBS4 reporter Mike Hooker. He has been named executive director of Public Affairs and Communications at Colorado State University. Hooker, who beat out about 100 other applicants, has spent the past 17 years at CBS4 as its Northern Colorado bureau reporter.