My RNN debut

If you haven’t seen the new Journal News/LoHud/RNN TV show, it’s called The Hudson Valley’s NewsCenter Now and it’s on every weekday from 5 to 7 p.m.

I make my debut today.

The show is really four half-hour segments. Each segment has new, live material and repeats certain things from the earlier segments.

It’s a new day for The Journal News and even LoHud.com. Newspaper people (like myself) are learning TV on the fly.

There will be a religion segment each Thursday. Tonight I’ll talk about how Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon is streaming live services on the Web and, more generally, how religious communities are going digital to spread their messages.

I’ll also be doing some live reports from time to time, as the news dictates.

The Regional News Network is on channel 19 in Westchester and Rockland and channel 20 in Putnam. If you have Direct TV instead of cable (like I do), it’s channel 62.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.