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9 On Your Side's Dennis Janson takes on new role

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9 On Your Side sports anchor Dennis Janson will be taking on a new role as a columnist for the WCPO's market-leading platforms.

Starting this summer, Janson will begin providing his unique perspectives on a number of topics including news, information and issues that matter to the Tri-State area.

Janson will be the only columnist in the Cincinnati market to appear on the air and on digital platforms. 

He has been working as a Cincinnati broadcaster for 35 years and will leave his day-to-day sports anchoring and reporting to pursue his new role.  

"A chance to be part of the cutting edge efforts being exerted on our digital platforms is particularly intriguing," said Janson. "And there will be a role for me on-air with an edge of its own."

"Dennis has tremendous knowledge of the area, is well connected and can get people thinking," said Jeff Brogan, 9 On Your Side Vice President and General Manager.  "The days of local media having columnists are nearly extinct and we feel Dennis is positioned to fill that void by bringing insight and context to our users and viewers."

Janson's last day on the sports anchor desk is Wednesday, May 22, 2013. 

Janson, a 1968 Elder High School graduate, attended the University of Cincinnati, and last May was inducted into their journalism program's Hall of Fame.

Among his proudest accomplishments is his nearly 29-year collaboration with 9 On Your Side Sports Director John Popovich. "It is unprecedented in this industry for someone to have such a long and productive work relationship. I cherish the years we've spent together.  It is time though to move toward new challenges and opportunities. I look forward to adding to the efforts of my friends on the anchor desk, Carol, Clyde and Steve, as we embrace an exciting future."

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