Lori Stokes leaves WABC.

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  1. Newsfan

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    I've watched a bit of GDNY in the last couple of days, more than I have in years, and i was one of those people who was very skeptical about Lori being on Good Day New York and how the chemistry would be with Rosanna but I must say, I have to eat my own words. Lori & Rosanna really work well together and Lori actually fits with the show. Like someone here said Lori has a way of bringing her energy and style to a place and making it work and she has with GDNY and I may even watch the show more again. I look forward to seeing new Good Day New York ads on the buses with Lori's face beaming on it lol.
     
  2. Osman

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    WABC Eyewitness News is prob the only local newscast I watch these days
     
  3. Osman

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    The last time I watched GDNY was in 2013 so I will see how it is like now
     
  4. wabceyewitness

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    I agree. I was skeptical and tuned in just to see how Lori would fare on GDNY.. and I now find myself wanting to tune in to Good Day rather than my usual 7am choices of Good Morning America or CBS This Morning. I even try to tune into the Facebook Live after show while at work.

    Lori always brought a great presence to EWN This Morning, and any other EWN shows she anchored... but seeing her on GDNY, even more of her personality is shining because of the flexibility of the show and I wish EWN would’ve allowed more of her personality to come out.
     
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  5. Vlad

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    I totally agree! WABC failed to let Lori just be herself and as a result, i'm sure she just got tired of it. 17 years is a long time! She hinted at this during one of her Facebook Lives with Rosanna where she was just stationary at a desk or standing up reading. It does gets mundane after a while. Not to mention waking up so early to every morning to be there. They probably wake up at 3:00am in the morning if not earlier to prepare these broadcasts, thats so tough to do. At least with the 7AM start air time, she can wake up a little later. Its great to see this new side of her that that GDNY is allowing her to unleash we've pretty much never seen before. We'll have to see how the ratings play out with this new duo for WNYW, and also how WABC's ratings play out without Lori there anymore, though I'm confident that Lori's replacement, Shirleen is also a new breath of fresh air for that show as her personality is really fun. I like hearing her in the mornings when I wake up for work. :).

    As for Lori, I wouldn't be surprised to see her eventually host her own TV Show or something of that sort. I recall in the past she was even a guest co-host on "The View". She oughta try to do that after her stint at GDNY. :)

    As for GDNY, I actually Like GDNY's style of delivery, they are a lot "looser" when it comes to the way they deliver the news. Rosanna Scotto is just awesome at what she does, the way she talks to her guests, and the viewers, almost feels like we are at her home or something haha. Real class act for them both. Greg Kelly was awesome, any hints on where he's headed next?

    Shirleen Allicot is a very fun anchor. She is a fine replacement for Lori too, I think Shirleen simply doesn't care and just lets her personality shine throughout the morning broadcasts what are everyone's thoughts on Shirleen Allicot's delivery compared to Lori Stokes?
     
  6. Eat News

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    Lori and her agent had a pretty good Idea what WABC was up to during the LAST contract negation
    WABC intended to keep Lori on Ice...and OUT of possible circulation outside of 'The company".

    WABC got cheap (not by design) when the money dried up.

    Lori is a black woman that hits every positive mark a station would want.
    Lori's agent probably hoped that ABC would " just figure out" her real worth (they knew) and come around before her(the) next contract "out".

    But noooooooo...
    ABC decided to play hard ball when they were stuck not being able to offer much more money...and ZERO advancement (don't let the black woman think she has power...like Oprah had)...so ABC was just dead in the water making silly promises they could never actually put it writing.

    Sure Lori would love to get a shot REAL at hosting the view...put it in writing ABC....they won't....they can't.
    Why???

    Because ABC would have to ADMIT that Lori is a hot item...and she will continue to be a hot item for years to come.

    FOX was in position to make a much better deal.
     
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  7. nynewslover

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    This morning at the top of the 9:00 hour they started with a panel discussion consisting of Lori, Rosanna, Jenn and Suki along with some guy Rob. It was so annoying. I really hope they aren't going to turn the show this way.
     
  8. Bill from Maspeth

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    You have to remember Lori worked for WABC, not the parent company ABC. They were negotiating with WABC. Plus "The View" is an ABC Network Show, not an WABC local show. If you wanted her to host "The View", she would have to negotiate with ABC, not WABC.
     
  9. Eat News

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    Thanks for the info....

    ABC News, WABC and a few other divisions had hand in the Stokes negotiations.

    It was NOT limited to WABC...all doors are considered "open" at that level of contract talk.

    "Fluid across all divisions of the company"... is the term used.
     
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  10. Vlad

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    I agree with Eat News.

    Technically anybody who works for WABC-TV, works for ABC and thus Walt Disney. ABC, Owns and Operates WABC-TV.
     
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  11. mountainave

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    Who is she repped by? Leibner?
     
  12. Eat News

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    Yup..
    UTA and the Leibner bunch.
     
  13. Newsjunker95

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    They would sell it soon
     

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