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NBC5 bolsters two-man sports department by adding Cincy import

Fort Worth-based NBC5 is adding Rontina McCann to its sports staff. Arriving from Cincinnati's WXIX-TV (Fox 19), she'll be both a producer for incumbents Newy Scruggs and Matt Barrie and a self-standing "video journalist" who will shoot, produce and narrate her own stories.

"You may see her anchor occasionally," NBC5 vice president of programming Brian Hocker said in an email confirming McCann's hire. Her scheduled first day is Feb. 10th.

The West Virginia University graduate joined WXIX in 2009 and previously worked for two small TV stations in her home state. Her WXIX bio says she was doing basketball play-by-play as a 15-year-old and also became an "award-winning cook and journalist" before leaving for Cincinnati. Her "yummy cinnamon rolls" won a blue ribbon, says McCann, who also received a "Best General Assignment Reporter" award in 2009 from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.