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Former Buckeye football coach and current University of Akron Vice President to host weekly segments on Channel 3 News

Jim Tressel, currently the Vice President of Strategic Engagement at the University of Akron and a national championship winning football coach, will be joining the Channel 3 News team for weekly news segments.

"We are very pleased to announce that Jim Tressel will be joining the WKYC team as a special contributor," stated Brooke Spectorsky, President and General Manager. "Jim's national championships as head football coach at Ohio State and Youngstown State universities are well-known to all, but his motivational speeches and best- selling books will be the basis of our "A Moment with Jim Tressel."

"Jim motivates with passion but leads with compassion,' added interim News Director Virgil Dominic. "We envision a weekly segment that takes daily news stories and makes them teachable moments."

A Moment with Jim Tressel will air each Wednesday night during Channel 3's 7pm newscast, beginning October 3.

"Jim is a truly exceptional leader" said Dr. Luis Proenza, President of the University of Akron. "In his new role as our VP for Strategic Engagement, he is responsible for student success, from application and recruitment to graduation and beyond, what we are calling the Akron Experience. We think his weekly television segments will only add to to his community outreach and help grow the Akron Experience."

Tressel has a bachelor's degree from Baldwin-Wallace, a master's degree in education from The University of Akron, and two honorary doctorates.