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WABC - 7 Eyewitness News

Discussion in 'Station Chatter' started by Smitha A, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Vlad

    Vlad News Director

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    Honestly they just need to find a way to relieve Camille Edwards of her duties if she's not treating the employees fairly, and these allegations are true. Nobody should be "afraid of going to work" because of a tyrant boss. People need to be in the right state of mind and at ease and should not be "on edge" when working, its not fair and it really affects the quality of work being put out there. Instilling "fear" in the work place is very unhealthy. Especially in this day and age where we live in a society that is more open than before. If she hired Ryan Field over Laura because of her looks then that is just terrible.

    Obviously we all don't work there so we can't vouch for them, but what we can all vouch for is expectation of fair and equal treatment for all employees regardless of the workplace and environment we are in. If these allegations are true then its not fair. Thats very appalling to hear especially from the top station in the nation in terms of viewers.

    As for Laura Benhke I honestly did not like her as well either, I think Ryan Field was a better fit for the position, only because Laura Benkhe just doesn't have the chemistry that Ryan has. But it is not fair to be denied a position because of race, gender, and etc which goes against so many laws. They can be honest and say that she wasn't the "right fit", but don't say that its because she is blonde, she's not fit to deliver sports, totally unfair.. I mean, lets face it there are better sportscasters out there, for example, Robin Roberts, she was a legend at ESPN before GMA.
     
  2. Roadgeek Adam

    Roadgeek Adam Health Reporter

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    Not the biggest update, but Bill and Lee did a nice thing for Sade who would normally be at the tree.

     
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  3. wabceyewitness

    wabceyewitness Managing Editor

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    Camille Edwards is on an extended vacation thru January 2, 2018, per FTV Live. This comes after a rare visit to the station by ABC president Ben Sherwood.
     
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  4. mountainave

    mountainave Managing Editor

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    Haven't seen anything about a suspension of Jim Dolan. Was this reported somewhere?
     
  5. Spectrum27

    Spectrum27 News Director

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    I just saw him on the air yesterday. If there was a suspension, it must have ended.
     
  6. Roadgeek Adam

    Roadgeek Adam Health Reporter

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    There was a span of 8 weeks a year or couple years back in which Jim Dolan was not on the air. I remember it.
     
  7. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    This could mean something. Could it mean getting fired while on vacation, like the Bill O'Reilly way?
     
  8. Newsjunker95

    Newsjunker95 Health Reporter

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    Sarah Wallace’s firing made Camille the bully
     
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  9. brianpr3

    brianpr3 News Director

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    I thought i remember seeing something about it a while back but idk
     
  10. mountainave

    mountainave Managing Editor

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    I'm perhaps being overly critical, but I found WABC's coverage of the Port Authority bombing this morning to be underwhelming. Shirleen was anchoring solo for the majority. Not ideal for a major breaking news event. Nobody else to bounce off of or to jump in with new information.

    At one point she read out the bomber's exact home address, which seemed inadvisable at best.

    I happened to flip on Fox 5's coverage as well and thought Rosanna and Lori did a solid job.
     
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  11. wnbc2016

    wnbc2016 Weekend Anchor

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    Shirleen anchor the whole special report solo?
     
  12. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    They posted the special report on their YouTube page, and David joined her, at some point.
     
  13. wabceyewitness

    wabceyewitness Managing Editor

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    I meant to comment on the coverage yesterday but forgot to. I completely agree. I know that anchoring breaking news without a lot of new information being provided could be tough but WABC’s coverage was certainly not up to par especially for an event of that magnitude. Shirleen should be able to handing solo coverage of breaking news at this point. She did not come across as being able to do that, given yesterday’s coverage. Lots of stumbling through words, long pauses, “ummmmsss”, and in one remark to former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, “totally!” It just felt that she was out of place and it’s unfortunate because she is a good anchor.

    I turned off WABC and watched FOX5 and WNBC for the rest of the morning.
     
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  14. TVNewsLover

    TVNewsLover AM Anchor

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    I agree she's a great anchor but live breaking news must not be her thing. She had this issue when there was a plane crash (?) at Philly airport and she was on WPVI. Thankfully, Jim Gardner got back to the studio and joined her and things were much better.
     
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  15. AA55

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    In agreement here.
    Turned to WNBC coverage which was infinitely stronger.
     
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    JoseRM303 News Director

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    #1737 Daybreak, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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  18. Roadgeek Adam

    Roadgeek Adam Health Reporter

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    Wasn't a coincidence. She posted on IG that she was moving out of her UWS walkup.
     
  19. Amra

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    Absolutely she will. But Corporate ain't a saint either. If upper management decided not to answer her questions of who would be her supervisor, it was a big signal that Camevil would continue to be her boss. That is, unless she is fired during vacation or ousted in a reshuffle.
     

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