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Everything posted by Amra

  1. Welcome
  2. Yes, it's the investigative theme. When I hear it, I picture WBBM though. I wouldn't mind if they keep it. It goes well with their hard news/investigative style for the past few years.
  3. Maybe the banner supplier was short? I remember that when the studio debuted, it was mentioned that the front part wasn't a screen. Also, big yikes. Well launched at 4pm, a disaster afterwards.
  4. From Vimeo:
  5. If it had been Derek Dalton on the wheel, I would agree that they would play it safe. But Jennifer Lyons is now the GM of the station, she's bold. We saw her work at WGN and when NewsNation launched. And interestingly enough, I haven't seen any leaked graphics of CBS 2 at all online, when most of the graphics were leaked or showcased before the rebranding on other stations.
  6. I'm looking forward on seeing what WBBM has in store for their rebranding. I did think, a few days ago, what if WBBM rebrands the newscasts as WBBM News, streaming on CBS News Chicago, like BZ and CCO are doing? It would give a fresh opportunity to reintroduce the brand to the viewers while moving forward.
  7. Congratulations to Ed. Well deserved to be back weekdays.
  8. Missed opportunity by NBCUniversal to create a duopoly between NBC 2 and Telemundo Fort Myers.
  9. Scott Jones reports that Renee Washington, the Vice President of News, has been exited from the station. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2023/2/27/nd-is-gone-in-la
  10. Amra

    In Memoriam

    Spectrum News 13's Dylan Lyons murdered while covering a shooting in Orlando yesterday. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-spectrum-news-13-dylan-lyons-orlando-shooting-death-20230223-2cdwkdy3vzc7hjfodnazvgw4ba-story.html
  11. But it shouldn't be dismissed either. The LA Times piece about KYW is a good reminder about it too. The Post may be doing a hit piece on Khemlani and CBS, but it doesn't deny the fact that CBS is always one step forward and one step backwards at the same time.
  12. I still would love to see Velshi and Ruhle paired up again. That 11AM/1PM hour was one of the best news hours in television.
  13. They surely are taking the "up to the minute Channel 2 News at 11" waaay too seriously
  14. Should've just been CBS News Los Angeles and CBS News Los Angeles on KCAL. But this, this is a clusterf*ck.
  15. I tried to keep an open mind about KCAL News CBS Los Angeles but *whew* CHILE, this is a mess. I truly hope it can be pulled off but, it's stressing lol.
  16. It looks nice. Better than the hot mess that was KCAL CBS News Los Angeles. I would bet the rest of the shows on KCAL will be CBS News LA on KCAL or KCAL News Los Angeles.
  17. From what I have been reading as well, Michael Melling is a narcisist sociopath that loves to cut budgets and doesn't care about journalism at all, only about the spreadsheets. A very stupid move. But it was coming since Wendy Freeman was demoted from President, CTV News to VP News. Melling wanted to break up the pairing of Hwang and LaFlamme by "promoting" Rosa Hwang as the VP of News for CTV Toronto and CP24, which Ms. Hwang clearly did not want. Melling is another Rafael Lenin Lopez and will continue to inflict damage to CTV News.
  18. That might be what NBC is preparing the stations for. Telemundo 49 in Tampa also got a new building as well, with all state of the art equipment and studios as well.
  19. Telemundo 31 in Orlando moved into their new building recently, but they did a WBBM and moved the news department last to the new building. Here is the open and a partial view of the desk and video wall. It reminds me of a mix of KDKA and WSCV. Telemundo 31 uploaded a few pictures to their instagram as well. https://www.instagram.com/p/CewqU2POfAG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  20. Kris Habermehl returns to CBS 2. Jim Williams posted on FB a picture of both and the following "Can’t tell you how happy we are to welcome back Kris Habermehl to CBS Chicago. He’s a brilliant broadcaster and a great guy."
  21. And adding to your point, if he doesn't change middle management (AND, EP mostly), the station won't be going anywhere fast. Scott Jones mentioned that KCBS/KCAL staffers were telling him that.
  22. Cesar Conde and Rashida Jones are trying to make MSNBC a more "hard news" cable channel. We'll see how it resonates with the viewers.
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