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Magazine Editor to Host New WCNY-TV Public Affairs Show

SYRACUSE — Some new “insights” on local issues will be coming to your television next month, when WCNY-TV debuts “Insight” on Friday nights at 9:00pm.  Farah Jadran, editor of “Syracuse Woman Magazine,” has been tapped to host the 30-minute program.  “Insight” will also feature contributions from WCNY News and Public Affairs Director Susan Arbetter.  The show will debut on March 2.

According to WCNY Public Relations Manager Matt Michael, early episodes of the new program will include, “a new approach to treating AIDS in Central New York; child advocacy in the wake of the Bernie Fine scandal; filling Central New York’s symphonic silence; school consolidation in the Mohawk Valley; charter schools in Oswego; and businesses that are thriving with products made in Central New York.”

WCNY says Jadran and producer Amy Manley will cover stories in the field, and Jadran will also conduct interviews in the WCNY-TV studios.  Arbetter, based at WCNY’s Capitol Bureau in Albany, will “cover stories of statewide importance that hit home in Central New York,” Michael explained.  Arbetter will continue her role as host of “The Capitol Pressroom” on radio and “The Capitol Report” for television.

Jadran holds a master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  In addition to serving as editor of “Syracuse Woman Magazine,” she is an adjunct professor at SUNY Oswego and has recently been named associate editor for “Parent” and “Prime.”  All three magazines are owned by Eagle Newspapers.

If you miss “Insight” in its Friday night timeslot, each episode will enjoy an encore presentation on WCNY-TV 24.1 on Sundays at noon.  More details, including a blog which is set to debut on February 24, can be found at

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