TULSA – KJRH 2NEWS Works for You is pleased to announce the promotion of 2NEWS Reporter Max Resnik to anchor the 2NEWS weekend evening newscasts.
Starting Saturday July 27th, Max will join 2 Works for You Meteorologist Brittany Rainey and anchor 2NEWS at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm on Saturday evenings, and 2NEWS at 5pm and 10pm on Sunday evenings.
Current 2NEWS weekend evening anchor, Marla Carter, will follow her first passion and move into a full time role as the lead investigative reporter for the 2NEWS Investigators; a full-time investigative unit of dedicated reporters and producers.
Max Resnik joined 2NEWS Works for You in December 2012 after beginning his career at WPTA/WISE in Fort Wayne, IN. Max is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and is trained as a multimedia journalist who shoots and edits his own video in addition to writing his stories. Max got his first taste of working for Scripps Media as an intern at the Scripps owned WEWS News Channel 5 in Cleveland, Max's hometown.
In addition to being a world events and politics junkie, Max is a frequent concertgoer and a foodie. He is always searching for the next great bite. Max is also big on social media and loves interacting on twitter and can be followed at @meresnik .
"Max is an excellent multimedia journalist and this will serve him well when combined with his previous anchoring experience to bring a fresh perspective to his new role," said 2NEWS Director Susan D'Astoli. "This move allows Marla Carter to devote herself full time to her role of investigative reporter and, along with the 2NEWS Investigators, will work for our community to uncover government waste, wrongdoing and fraud."
Marla Carter actually began her career with 2NEWS as an investigative reporter back in March of 2007.
In that time, her investigative work has greatly and positively impacted our community. Some highlights include an investigation that uncovered city paid community service contractors wasting taxpayer dollars by taking long breaks and not working at all. She discovered that the state of Oklahoma had made millions of dollars in overpayments of unemployment to people who were actually now employed.
She also received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for an investigation exposing a security concern with the City of Tulsa's online computer system that could have put citizens information at risk.
Marla has a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in both Columbia, MO and Topeka, KS where she was awarded for her investigative reporting by the Missouri Association of Broadcasters and the Kansas Association of Broadcasters respectively. Marla can also be found on twitter at @MarlaCarterKJRH .
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