- (from JaxDailyRecord.com) - After more than seven years with Ch. 12/25 Alan
Gionet is leaving the station and moving back to Denver with his wife Kim and their
four daughters. Gionet is an evening news anchor and is usually paired with long-time Ch.
12/25 anchors Jeannie Blaylock and Donna Hicken. Station Manager Ken Tonning said
Gionets last day hasnt been determined, but the Gannett station is already
looking for his replacement. He will be leaving at some point and we will begin the
search for his replacement. Hell leave when everything comes together, said
Tonning. We hate to lose him. Gionet joined the station in April 1998 after
serving as an anchor and reporter in Denver and has teamed up with Hicken and Blaylock for
most of his tenure at the station. Tonning said the station will look all over the country
for Gionets replacement, but the current on-air reporters and anchors also will be
considered for the prime news slot. Gionet began his television career in Tupelo, Miss.,
where he was an anchor and reporter. He has also worked in Grand Rapids, Mich., and
Providence, R.I. He declined to comment on his departure at this time.
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