Jessica Dean joins CBS 3 as new Anchor

Discussion in 'Philadelphia News' started by Daybreak, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Daybreak

    Daybreak
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    31
  2. HulkieD

    HulkieD
    Expand Collapse
    Formerly HulkieD

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    450
    On the one hand, it ain't Diana Rocco. On the other...

    She's coming from market 56 to market 4 in the highest profile gig you can get. I know the Gang From Buffalo (Jim Gardner, Dave Roberts, etc.) was from a low market, but I can't believe it was #52 then. And they weren't put right into the gig either.

    This smells like New York. Natasha Brown should be incredibly pissed.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. 24994J

    24994J
    Expand Collapse
    Chief Meteorologist

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,415
    Likes Received:
    712
    Not to come across as rude to Miss Dean, but is this now KYW is responding to the Rosenfield hiring?
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Daybreak

    Daybreak
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    31
    If I was Natasha, I would start looking at different stations and leave KYW. This was a big slap in the face and I wouldn't just stay after being there for so long and being passed up. They could have just put Erika if they wanted a pretty blonde??? Bad move CBS 3
     
  5. nycnews4

    nycnews4
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    6
    I'm glad that it wasn't Diana Rocco but I was really hoping that Natasha Brown would get the spot. She has been at the station for years and hasn't moved from the weekend anchor spot. It reminds me of how they never utilized Beverly Williams at the station years ago and how she just kind of disappeared even though she was a well known anchor. Little Rock obviously isn't too good of a market but hopefully Jessica Dean proves me wrong but I have a feeling this may be the News Tonight all over again.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. adamv2

    adamv2
    Expand Collapse
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    5
    She's a pretty face, but doesn't look big market ready. Atleast not in this clip I found on youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1eb-tQRNd8

    Its rather clear cbs3 wants a good looking anchor. Don't know if that came from NY or not. Oh well I still like CBS3 in the morning.
     
  7. NYPhillynews

    NYPhillynews
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    4
    Couldn't they have at least picked someone up from a top 25 market? A jump from Market 56 to Market 4 is no cake walk. Philadelphia is a top 5 media market; meaning this is the big time (major leagues). I hope Jessica is ready, and I wish her the best of luck.

    Alas I wished Natasha would have gotten the job, but le sigh!
    She should be upset after constantly being passed over time & time again. Really someone from Little Rock AK got the job over Natasha? Management at CBS3 should be ashamed.
     
  8. HulkieD

    HulkieD
    Expand Collapse
    Formerly HulkieD

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    450
    I've learned some stuff about this deal. It stinks to high heaven. I'll just leave it there for now. But I agree - Natasha has every reason to bolt.

    I've modified your quotes to indicate who is to blame. This wasn't a KYW decision.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. ThunderJay27

    ThunderJay27
    Expand Collapse
    AM Anchor

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    4
    I think if she leaves, 10 or 29 pick her up in a heartbeat. 29 probably being the first as 10 has a lot of weekday female presence already.

    Btw, has anyone noticed 3 refreshed their backgrounds on their set?
     
  10. adamv2

    adamv2
    Expand Collapse
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    5
    Whats also sad is Natasha never had a shot. She was probably told she had a shot, and probably lead to believe it was either her or Diana Rocco, and thats why the 2 of them have been splitting the co-anchor spot since Susan Barnett, but in reality they wanted Diana Rocco to get it. They tried everything possible to sell her as a main anchor material, even scoring her a exclusive 1 on 1 interview with Chris Christie, but only after it became painfully all to clear she wouldn't work, did they go this route.

    Oh well, none of this is Jessica Dean's fault, so I wish her well in Philly.
     
  11. nycnews4

    nycnews4
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    6
    Like I previously mentioned, they are treating Natasha Brown exactly how they treated Beverly Williams about ten years ago. She sued the station for discrimination and I believe Natasha should follow suit.
     
  12. HulkieD

    HulkieD
    Expand Collapse
    Formerly HulkieD

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    450
    I'm not sure who the contenders were, or if Rocco was ever seriously considered. (Given the amount of time she got on air before they seemed to wise up, she had to have been.) And there were more competitors beyond Natasha.
     
  13. ThunderJay27

    ThunderJay27
    Expand Collapse
    AM Anchor

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    4
    Kathy Orr announced this morning on WIP Morning Show that she is back to doing the 5, 6, 10, and 11. So what does this do for their weather team?
     
  14. HulkieD

    HulkieD
    Expand Collapse
    Formerly HulkieD

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    450
    If Bilo gets bumped to weekday mornings? Big improvement. If she leaves? Massive loss.
     
  15. WCAUTVNBC10

    WCAUTVNBC10
    Expand Collapse
    Troglodyte Homunculus

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,352
    Likes Received:
    74
    Bilo and Orr will tag team at 5 and 6 for now. I don't blame Bilo if she leaves though. I'm sure 29 wouldn't mind bringing her in.
     
  16. badabing

    badabing
    Expand Collapse
    Newsroom Intern

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    3
    I think it should be noted that Kate Sullivan went from Little Rock to morning anchor at WCBS and now on to evening anchor at WBBM. While morning anchor isn't at all the same as being the lead evening female anchor, Kate did an incredible job next to Maurice DuBois at WCBS in spite of low expectations going into it. So I think we should give Jessica a chance first.

    That's just the devil's advocate in me. I, too, think this was not a brilliant move by KYW and wreaks of Peter Dunn. Little Rock appears to be the go-to market if you want to join a top 5 market CBS O&O as a weekday anchor.
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page