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The 69 News/WFMZ Thread

Discussion in 'Philadelphia News' started by Mrknowitall526, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Mrknowitall526

    Mrknowitall526 Managing Editor

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  2. LVForward

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    Jim & Alexandra seem like good additions so far. Which probably means they won't be here long.
     
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    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".
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Hm ... strange! Just found his Twitter page and he has been tweeting, but nothing about the station.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.)
     
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    Actually WCAU has two anchors and a reporter at the RNC.
     
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    WPVI has 2 there, too, right?
     
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    Yep; Jim Gardner and Sarah Bloomquist (both anchors) are its sent reporters.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    No, Alison's not a KYW reporter, and I'm sure KYW has their connections to Rendell in addition to the MSNBC responsibilities.
     

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