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WABC - 7 Eyewitness News

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

  1. AA55

    AA55 AM Anchor

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    I interned at WABC when Kenny was News Director.
    Everyone looked up to him. He was good tough and tenacious leader
    WABC has gone downhill under Camille's leadership.
     
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    ns8401 Station Group CEO

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    I’ll just annoy everybody here and say “Bill Carey” and get out... kind of like yelling fire in a crowded theatre...
     
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  3. wabceyewitness

    wabceyewitness Managing Editor

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    Kenny was just named one of FTV Live's Top 5 Worst People in TV News. A surprise since it is in contrast to everything I have heard about him and does not match the few interactions I have had with him.
     
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  4. Bill from Maspeth

    Bill from Maspeth Health Reporter

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    Obviously at least one person gets along with Kenny: Phil Lipof! IJS.
     
  5. IceManNYR

    IceManNYR News Director

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    Ken Rosato is anchoring with Michelle tomorrow morning. Rob is off, Toni was subbing today but got sick and had to leave early.
     
  6. nynewslover

    nynewslover Primary Anchor

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    So I just saw a promo for the weekend morning show. It's fairly new and they're using clips from the show with the OLD graphics. Most probably wouldn't notice but to me it looks so sloppy
     
  7. Vlad

    Vlad News Director

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    Does anyone have any insight on when WABC will be updating their music or if there is talks in them getting a new package? They've been using this music since Fall of 1998 and we are in 2018. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but it would be nice to see something refreshing for them. :). I believe Fall of this year will mark it 20 years that they are on Series 4 of Eyewitness News from Frank Gari. The tune is very fitting and nice for New York so it will be interesting to see how Gari will top that if they even do decide to update their package. Unless they go the WPVI route and just never change it at all haha.

    Also is there a definitive replacement for Laura Benkhe or is Anthony Johnson assuming the role? I think he's actually a pretty good fit for role and his personality really matches position.
     
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  8. mountainave

    mountainave Managing Editor

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    Is Camille back?
     
  9. anchorman

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    Was wondering the same. For the station’s sake, I hope not.
     
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  10. wabceyewitness

    wabceyewitness Managing Editor

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    Not quite 20 years just yet.. music debuted at the end of August 1999 so Fall 2019 will mark 20 years. No need to change it in my opinion!
     
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  11. Jason

    Jason Assignment Editor

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    Is Sade back with Diana at 5pm yet?
     
  12. Roadgeek Adam

    Roadgeek Adam Health Reporter

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    Negatory. Still either Dave, Bill, Lauren or Sandra.
     
  13. Vlad

    Vlad News Director

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    Was wondering the same! Guess we’ll have to tune in to find out lol.
     
  14. nynewslover

    nynewslover Primary Anchor

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    Not as of yesterday
     
  15. wabceyewitness

    wabceyewitness Managing Editor

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    Per FTV Live, she has not returned yet and the station will announce after the February book that she won’t be returning.
     
  16. AA55

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    "Even without an ND, WABC continues to lead the way in the ratings."
    Interesting. Wonder how the Olympics are affecting the numbers? Wonder if they are providing a nice bump to WNBC's 5 and 11 (which comes on at around 1130 during the Olympics)
     
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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    To serve as some kind of reference and comparison (ratings shares are fairly similar between the markets), Chicago's ABC and CBS stations are pulling in roughly normal numbers on their late newscasts, while the NBC station is bringing in 1.5 to 2 times their normal late audience. So, there's a good chance WABC may not be winning the evening ratings, but numbers may not be down.
     
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    Gari would have to come out of retirement given he sold the business to Warner. Still sounds fresh but then I still think his work on the Cool Hand Luke theme sounds fresh.
     
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    brianpr3 News Director

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    Naveen Dhaliwal, formerly of News 12, has joined WABC.
     

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