Lydia Kulbida coming back to local TV

lydia kulbidaUpdate: It's official now. From WTEN's Twitter stream:

I am thrilled to be working with Lydia Kulbida for our new 4PM show. Lydia will begin working for WTEN in a couple weeks. Stay tuned! Elisa
Our new 4PM show will feature the news of the day and issues facing women, children and families in general, in the Capital Region.

And Kulbida has now posted about the new job on her blog:

It's rare in this economy to see expansion in a news department, but I've been reading about launches across the country and now get to be part of something new without having to move from an area I love.

Tweeted WTEN this afternoon:

a BIG announcement for WTEN tonight! A new member to our team as well... the name may be familiar. Tune in at 6 for the details.

We have heard from a good source that this new "team member" will be Lydia Kulbida. We hear that she'll be anchoring a new 4 pm newscast.

WNYT let Kulbida go last December -- even though she was pretty clearly the area's top local TV anchor (Ed Dague had some thoughts on why that happened). Ch 13's news ratings then dropped (we understand that they've since gone back up) and its news director was recently shown the door/decided to leave.

Since leaving WNYT, Kulbida has been blogging and taking graduate classes. She recently moderated the town hall meeting Paul Tonko held in Bethlehem to talk about health care reform.

(Thanks, Anonymous)



Yay! Good for her.

While I'll admit I was hoping for good ol' Noah Francis, this news is just as good.

THIS IS AMAZING.....It's about time she get back on local tv news!!!!

Yay Lydia! Glad to hear it.

WOO HOO!!! Since I dont get the next lower channel on the dial since the DTV conversion (sorry no cable/satellite for me). now I have a reason to watch this station! Yay!

Hooray! I may have to DVR this newscast. Lydia is one of my faves.

Wonderful news. I had assumed that with all of her talent, she packed up and went elsewhere. Glad to hear she stuck around the Capital Region, and will soon be broadcast into our living rooms.

A talented newscaster is back on the air - yah - my local newsperson crush is requited - double yah!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine