Published: Friday, August 17, 2007
Marzullo to say farewell to the Valley
Viewers have been contacting the station to wish him well.
By GUY D'ASTOLFO
YOUNGSTOWN WFMJ-TV 21 weatherman Frank Marzullo has accepted a job at WXIX-TV 19, the Fox affiliate in Cincinnati.
The popular broadcaster, who has been at WFMJ for seven years, told viewers this week that he was leaving. His last day will be Wednesday.
Viewers have been contacting the station to say they'll miss Marzullo and to wish him well, said Mona Alexander, WFMJ's news director.
"Frank was very involved in the community," she said. "He helped raise money for Tod Children's Hospital and food banks."
Mark Monstrola, a staff meteorologist, will take over Marzullo's slots on the morning and noon news. Monstrola currently fills in at various times, said Alexander.
Marzullo, a Cleveland-area native and a graduate of Youngstown State University, began his weather career at the NBC affiliate in Parkersburg, W.Va. He received numerous awards from the Ohio Associated Press during his stint at WFMJ.
Marzullo will be on the "Ten O'Clock News" on WXIX on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning later this month, according to a press release from Steven Ackermann, news director of the Cincinnati station.
"Having grown up in Ohio, Frank walks in the door knowing about Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana," said Ackermann in the release. "He knows the weather and the region."