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Published October 3, 2012
NAMES & FACES: Former CSN New England anchor and reporter Carolyn Manno has signed a multiyear deal with NBC Sports Group and will serve as a reporter on NBC's "Football Night in America." In addition, she will cover college football and college basketball, host NBC Sports Group's MLS coverage and SportsDesk updates, and serve as a correspondent for action sports coverage, including the Dew Tour. Manno also will have roles with NBC's coverage of the '14 Sochi Games and with NBC Sports Radio Network (NBC)....Media training and crisis counsel firm Everything is on the Record named ESPN NBA reporter Ric Bucher Partner and Trainer (John Ourand, THE DAILY). Bucher on Twitter feed said, "And for those asking with the @EIOTR announcement: yes, still plan to work for ESPN. Just not as extensively or exclusively" (TWITTER.com, 10/2).
DUST OFF THE SWEATER VEST: Former Ohio State Univ. football coach Jim Tressel has joined Cleveland's WKYC-NBC as a special contributor. WKYC's "A Moment With Jim Tressel" will air each Wednesday during the station's 7:00pm ET newscast. WKYC President & GM Brooke Spectorsky in a statement said Tressel's "motivational speeches and best- selling books will be the basis" of the segments (WKYC).