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Discussion in 'Philadelphia News' started by Mrknowitall526, Sep 7, 2014.
Just lost another good one!
Anyone know what happened to Bryan Salmond, WFMZ's new Sports Director? He seems to be MIA. His bio is gone from the website as well. I may have just missed his departure if it was over the holiday weekend...or maybe he is just hanging out with Rick Edwards.
I haven't heard anything. His twitter account doesn't mention anything. I did notice he wasn't on the LV Iron Pigs broadcast on Saturday. Maybe he's just on vacation.
Not related to Bryan or sports, but I did notice two new reporters this week---Jim Vasil and Alexandra Hogan.
Was his bio ever up there? I tried looking once and I couldn't find it. The way their talent comes and goes, it's probably hard to keep that updated!
Jim & Alexandra seem like good additions so far. Which probably means they won't be here long.
Although his personal twitter is current - his WFMZ facebook page hasn't been updated since June 19th and the link to his bio from there goes to a "page not found".
I'm surprised that Jamie Stover and Hillary Lane are still around - they are some of the best reporters currently. Although I think Hillary Lane is from the area, so this might be where she wants to be.
I don't have any confirms on this, but would venture to guess that something suddenly opened up in Salmond's previous venue, Boston, and that 69 was left holding a bag. Looks like they'll try to fudge something through till, say, August 1st?
Another hint that Bryan may have already left the station. The video announcing his debut as sports director has been taken down from WFMZ.com. Also Wendy Davis posted this photo as her cover photo on Facebook June 8
Yesterday she updated it to this
Notice anyone cropped out?
Hm ... strange! Just found his Twitter page and he has been tweeting, but nothing about the station.
I found it a few hours before Mrknowitall526 did...
He was reporting on UFC200, but for all we know it was probably from a local bar...
FMZ has 3 people at the RNC in Cleveland -- seems a little overkill to me? Wendy Davis being one of them.
It's strange -- when either Rob or Wendy are off, it's just solo with the other. But right now, Rob is off and Wendy is at the RNC, so Jim & Joy did all the newscasts this afternoon, and also tonight. Why can't one of them fill in for Rob or Wendy on a regular basis?? Their substitute policies make no sense! I really hate when Eve or Jaciel anchor a 4 hour morning newscast by themselves.
EDIT: Wendy scored an interview with Dan Rather. That's interesting.
Possibly they have 3 there in Cleveland becuase when they have 3 reporters in philly it wont seem like they are favoring one convention over another.
The Philly stations haven't even sent that much talent to the RNC. Yes, they have network coverage to supplement - where WFMZ is independent, but WFMZ has CNN Newsource.
I always wondered if it was a contractual thing (or just an ego thing) that Rob & Wendy only anchor their broadcasts with each other or solo. The only time I can remember seeing them with anyone else was when they fill-in @ 4pm, or during extended snowstorm coverage. I agree about Sunrise as well, 4 hours is much too long to be alone at the desk.
PS - Day 14 since I noticed Bryan Salmond being MIA. As far as I know there still has been no mention made on-air. This could be a great "Ask the Anchors" question for the Sunrise team "not-to-answer" (like the Rick Edwards question was.)
Actually WCAU has two anchors and a reporter at the RNC.
WPVI has 2 there, too, right?
Yep; Jim Gardner and Sarah Bloomquist (both anchors) are its sent reporters.
KYW sent Jessica Dean, and former aide to George W. Bush Alison Young to Cleveland, as well as having Ed Rendell in studio as an analyst during the 11pm news.
Not sure here - is Alison Young a KYW reporter - she is not on the website? ...and technically isn't Ed Rendell a MSNBC Political Contributor? So, they really only have 1 in Cleveland.
No, Alison's not a KYW reporter, and I'm sure KYW has their connections to Rendell in addition to the MSNBC responsibilities.