(WOODBURY, NY, January 31, 2012) - News 12 Long Island today announced that award-winning news anchor Stacey Bell will join its on-air team as co-anchor of the weekday evening newscasts. Ms. Bell will make her debut on the News 12 Long Island anchor desk beside co-anchor Stone Grissom on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m.
"Stacey Bell is a well-respected news anchor with a wealth of experience on the desk and in the field, and we're delighted to have her join the News 12 Long Island evening anchor team," said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks. "She joins a 25-year tradition of providing news that's 'as local as local news gets' to the Long island community, and we're very confident Stacey will be a tremendous asset to our team."
Ms. Bell spent 14 years as an anchor / reporter at WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time she received two Emmy Awards and the "Personality of the Year" award from the Ohio Association of Broadcasters in 2003. Prior to working at WJW, Ms. Bell spent three years at KSLA-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana as an anchor/reporter. Ms. Bell received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas.
Said Ms. Bell: "I have learned throughout my career that news stories are really people stories, and must be honored thoughtfully and truthfully. I know that News 12 Long Island fulfills that philosophy every day for the local community and I look forward to being a part of that mission."
About News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long Island was the first local 24-hour cable television news channel of its kind to launch in the United States in 1986, and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Today, News 12 Long Island is part of News 12 Networks which is the largest and most watched regional news network, and is dedicated to covering the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.