Two Philadelphia TV Talent Stalkers Sentenced

One of the men vowed to resume stalking a KYW reporter when parole ends
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A man convicted of stalking an ex-KYW Philadelphia anchor got up to five years in prison, while another vowed to resume his ways once he is a free man in two separate sentencings this week.

"I'm not going to give it up. I want to be with her. I'm the only person who can protect her,” Christopher Nilan said Wednesday during his sentencing for stalking an unidentified female reporter at the CBS O&O.

Nilan must spend 23 months under court monitoring, which includes mental health treatment, followed by 13 years of probation.

Meantime, John Hart, a Havertown, Pa. resident, will be spending the next 2 ½-five years in jail for stalking and sending threatening messages to former KYW anchor Erika von Tiehl, whom he dated briefly in 2011.

Hart sent von Tiehl anonymous text messages including a threat to hurt her career after she broke up with him.