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Discussion in 'Philadelphia News' started by HulkieD, Oct 28, 2013.
I think many of them at 6abc posted something about Lisa's retirement, as Cecily did shown below:
Lisa Thomas-Laury was one of the main reasons I always turned in to Action News when I was a kid. Her powerful and informative, yet warm caring and inviting tone of voice and class-act professionalism made her one of the best anchors and reporters, not only at the station but also in the market.
I'm just as elated to see her retire.
She's had one of the most astonishing and memorable careers in local TV news I've ever seen, and to see her end it on her terms is just wonderful.
I wish her all the best in retirement.
It'd be nice to see Dave Roberts, Marc Howard, Scott Palmer, or Rob Jennings make an appearance on her farewell show. Lisa, Marc, Scott, and Dave were a team for 20 years, from 1983-2002. Rob was often the main sub for Marc and Lisa during that span.
Did Marc and Lisa leave the 5 o'clock news at the same time?
It was around the same time.
I think Nydia Han said something. Jaime Apody did too. Lots of them did. She definitely deserves it, and I hope she enjoys her retirement!
Yes and no. Marc last anchored in September 2002 but was on paid leave until December 2002. Lisa went on medical leave shortly after Marc left the newscast. She made a short comeback at 5pm but officially left Action News the first time around at the end of 2003. Lisa did return around 2006 but in the capacity of a features reporter. Around the same time as Marc and Lisa's disappearance Dave Roberts gave up the 5:30pm half hour (as well as the 11pm). Scott Palmer's head must have been spinning. Scott left himself a few years later.
And during that time when Lisa and Marc both left (Marc, btw, went over to channel 3 as the 11 pm anchor and eventually retired soon after), Monica and Rick pulled double shifts for a LONG time. 5am and 5pm. They eventually let up with them at 5 am, but during sweeps they did both shows. It took a long time before Rick & Monica were named official 5 pm anchors. Scott Palmer and Anita Brikman took over the mornings for a while, but I forget why but they stopped (I think one or both of them left around the same time). Eventually Matt O'Donnell took over and anchored with Sarah Bloomquist for a bit, before Tamala Edwards came along. I personally like Matt and Sarah a lot together in the morning.
Neither of Anita or Scott left around that time. I believe they rotated the noon between the two for a while. Walter was also in the morning show mix along with Michelle McCormack.
Ironically, Rob was favored to get the 5pm when Marc left, but when Lisa got sick those plans went out the window.
Were mornings and 5:00 p.m. that competitive at the time that Rick and Monica needed to pull both shifts? I guess at the time they were assuming Lisa would return to the 5:00 p.m. broadcast?
No appearance on tv, but they all appear to be at the retirement party. Cecily tweeted this pic
The old team together again...even if for a little while. Wonderful.
6ABC introduced a new reporter yesterday, Jeannette Reyes, formerly of Washington, DC.
Looks like Bobby Brooks is headed to Philadelphia after 3 years here in Miami at WTVJ NBC 6. Brooks is originally from PA.
Monica Malpass posted a 15 minute video of the rooftop of 6ABC - not sure why, but I watched the whole thing! She was talking to the tech guy at the station and they talked about the satellites and all that. Interesting!
I watched it too. It was a great experience to see them up close and learn abour how they work. The guy working them must love what he does. I would too.
Can you post a link to said video?
Thank you, much appreciated.
Jim Gardner is taking a 3-4 week leave of absence to have surgery on his arm/bicep. He explained it on the 6PM news earlier.