WCBS - CBS2 News

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  1. Smitha A

    Smitha A Director of Digital Content
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    This is the WCBS thread.
     
  2. kshow

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    Looks like CBS 2 just posted a posting on their site looking for a Morning Anchor. Hmmm...
     
  3. IceManNYR

    IceManNYR News Director

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    Lisa Kerney makes her debut as weekday morning sports reporter. She most recently served as MLB Network anchor and reporter.
    http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/wcbschannel-2-gears-up-for-giants-super-bowl-fever_b52009
     
  4. fmm134

    fmm134 Newsroom Intern

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    Did WCBS TV anchor Kristine Johnson got choke up crying :( what a Kronkite moment!!
     
  5. IceManNYR

    IceManNYR News Director

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    The news desk lighting on WCBS is now darker then WABC.
     
  6. IceManNYR

    IceManNYR News Director

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    To follow up on my last post here are some dark studio shots.
    The chair on the far right is the most dark camera shot on the AM newscast.
    WCBS needs to fix this. They are now darker then WABC's studio.
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  7. IceManNYR

    IceManNYR News Director

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    Alex Denis is subbing for Kristine all week at 5pm.
    Interesting that they did not use Cindy or one of the reporters.
     
  9. nynewslover

    nynewslover Primary Anchor

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    Alex was subbing for Cindy this morning..maybe she's on vacation or something..But Alex is a pretty good anchor..she has alot of potential..I can see them considering her to fill an anchor spot should one come up.
     
  10. NYNews

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    interesting. She seems to be way too caffeinated in the mornings as traffic reporter though. She is a burst of energy in the mornings, but too much of it makes it seem forced.
     
  11. bc485

    bc485 Reporter

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    Former Fox 5 reporter Dick Brennan reported on CBS 2 News This Morning live from the scene of the tornadoes in Oklahoma. I'd guess that he has joined CBS NewsPath (maybe only on a freelance basis)... I guess we'll have to stay tuned to see if he appears again...
     
  12. IceManNYR

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    She's in again at 5pm for Kristine.
     
  13. anchorman93

    anchorman93 AM Anchor

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    Could be an audition for the WLNY morning show
     
  14. tvknowledge

    tvknowledge AM Anchor

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    Not a fan at all. That smiled is plastered on. She could smile her way through a 10 car pile up.
    Lose the phony enthusiasm Alex and become more credible rather than just a smiling talking head.
    Same goes for the new blond twin doing sports in the morning.
    Perky and upbeat is one thing; you need it for a morning show but I agree with NYN. Way overdone and forced
     
  15. tvknowledge

    tvknowledge AM Anchor

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    Agreed. I'll bet you see plenty of Alex, Kerny, Overmyer, the new weather girl (Vanessa?) and many of the newbie reporters they've picked up,
    over on WLNY. I doubt any of the original TV55 people will be back on except for Richard Rose. Unfortunately, he'll probably have a short shelf life as well.
    With Berlamino taking over, I'd even guess some of her favorite WPIX people end up on L.I.
     
  16. anchorman93

    anchorman93 AM Anchor

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    Another new hire to beef up the ranks in preparation for WLNY.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/after-4-years-at-wjz-weijia-jiang-set-to-join-wcbs_b47046
     
  17. TellyGenic

    TellyGenic Managing Editor

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    When does the WCBS takeover of WLNY start again? After May sweeps, I guess, right?
     
  18. anthonyz

    anthonyz Reporter

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    It is already owned by CBS. Their in the transition of reorganizing WLNY's operations.
     
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    Weird happenings on the CBS2 morning news cut-ins at 7:25, 7:55 and 8:25. They had cold opens. They were coming from the newsroom instead of the set, there were no traffic reports and they were all taped and rerun in their entirety at each half hour. But the strangest thing was at 7:25 when we heard Mary Calvi, but all we saw was the back of an empty chair in the newsroom! Suddenly, those in the newsroom scrambled. A woman grabbed a phone and turned toward the control room, afterwards, a man got up, opened the control room door (I suppose in an effort to find out what was going on). Finally, audio was lost on Mary (or turned off), then back on and then to video of a fire. After the video, there was Mary sitting in the chair! My guess is they were accidentally showing a live feed of the newsroom when they should have been showing the taped update, because as I said for some reason none of the cut-ins were live this morning.
     
  20. IceManNYR

    IceManNYR News Director

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    Maybe they are doing rehearsals for the new AM news show on WLNY and are working out the technical details since I'm guessing the newscasts will be done from WCBS till the WLNY studio is ready?
     

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