No more splitting time for versatile reporter Eileen Lehpamer. She is ready to take on television in a full-time role. Lehpamer tells Tuned In that she’ll be on the crime and court beat for News 12 Long Island. She’s been a reporter at News 12 since 2003.
But her focus to TV means radio takes a backseat.
Lehpamer grew up in the business at WINS, rising up the ranks in more than 15 years. She began her WINS career as a news production assistant in 1997; a year later she became a writer. By 1999, Lehpamer started sitting at the “editor’s desk.” For the first time, listeners heard more than her name as a WINS reporter in 2001.
“It is bittersweet though to leave WINS.” Lehpamer says. “It is my home.”
The broadcasting bug first bit the native New Yorker at Fordham University’s WFUV.
Now with radio in the rearview mirror, she is ready for the challenge ahead.
“I am extremely excited and looking forward to breaking more stories in my expanded roll at News 12 Long Island,” Lehpamer says.
After her final WINS shift Sunday, Lehpamer jumps into her full-time debut the next morning.