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Former Bee metro columnist R.E. (Bob) Graswich is now on the staff of Channel 13 and will give nightly (Monday through Friday) commentaries on the 6 p.m. newscast.

The segment will be called "The Scoop" and he will debut tonight.

"This is very similar content to his former Sac Bee columns," says Steve Charlier, vice president of news for channels 13 and 31. "I expect to stir up some controversy with Bob. We'll get that same, snarky, smirking attitude he had in the print column."

Since leaving The Bee in January, Graswich has written a blog and a monthly print column for Sacramento magazine, filled in as an anchor on the weekend edition of Channel 31's "Good Day Sacramento," and started a media consulting business.


But now, he's officially a full-time TV guy, which means he's going to have to abandon that omnipresent Hawaiian shirt. Yes, you read that right.

"We've been coaching him and trying to get him up to snuff on TV," Charlier says. "He's not going to wear that (shirt). God knows, he's tried to sneak it onto the set."

* In other Channel 13 news, Edmundo Aguilar will join the station as a general assignment reporter, starting Monday. Aguilar comes to Sacramento from Boise, Idaho. Also, weatherman Dave Bender will expand his role and report on a consumer segment called “Save with Dave” at 5 weeknights.

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