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  1. Ryan Kristafer is being groomed for something.
  2. Stunned she lasted this long in the #1 market.
  3. They are supposed to be relocating to brand new studios in Bethpage by the end of this year. Not sure how covid has impacted that timeline.
  4. Pretty damning (and accurate) indictment from Diana on how NYC is these days. Good on her for speaking out and hoping for all the best in regards to her health.
  5. News 12 LI evening anchor Stone Grissom is leaving the station, effective today. Hopefully this is his choice and not another cost-cutting move by Altice. Stone was a fantastic anchor and really steadied the nightly newscasts on N12. Best of luck to him.
  6. Craig said today (on Instagram) that he will be reporting, not anchoring. Reading between the lines on social media, it looks as if Kala is leaving PIX. Just speculation at this point.
  7. Something tells me you’ll survive.
  8. Didn’t see this posted anywhere here yet: Longtime News 12 reporter Erin Colton to take over morning anchor chair following retirement of Carol Silva Definitely the most logical choice. She is fantastic in the field, one of the top AM reporters in the market. I think it’s a great choice, but it also speaks to the lack of a bench News 12 LI has within its anchor ranks. There was no one internally who is well known to LI viewers that they could have plucked and put in that seat, short of sliding over Elisa from traffic and features. The amount of talent that they have had walk out the door in the recent past is stunning. Drew Scott, Lea Tyrell, Colleen McVey, Bill Korbel and now Carol Silva. Bill and Carol’s retirements seem genuine, the others not so much (as we know from the lawsuit.)
  9. Ben Aaron is a fantastic pickup for them. He’s hysterical, creates great content for TV and social media. One of the smarter pickups they have made. I’m also glad to see Marysol back again!
  10. Michelle always belonged on weekday mornings. Only reason she didn’t get it when Lori left was because of the previous unethical ND who also didn’t promote white talent. I see Shirleen as much more of a nightside anchor.
  11. Curious as well. Hard to think that either Bill or Rich is leaving.
  12. I would doubt it. I think they are probably going solo because it’s summer, people are on vacation and they are short staffed. They definitely weren’t expecting two anchor vacancies let alone on the same show.
  13. Very surprised to see Suki leave. I feel that her and Jenn really developed that show more than it has in years. She had developed a reputation for being difficult to work with, however I think her two years at Fox 5 have helped rehabilitate her image. She may have wanted yesterday to be her last day instead of today so as not to overshadow Jenn’s longer planned departure.
  14. Not surprising considering Altice’s major goal is likely to combine all the regions into one News12 network that serves all of the tri-state.
  15. She pulled off a rare feat in NY television: never got on the bad side of Suki.
  16. First thing I thought was a potential landing spot for Bill Evans.
  17. Seems like traffic/entertainment reporter Elisa DiStefano is being groomed for an eventual spot at the anchor desk. She’s been filling in at the desk the last week or so, something usually reserved for Erin Colton.
  18. What’s bizarre to me is that either one of Steve or Dari couldn’t head over to FNC and anchor from Shep’s studio? I found that bizarre.
  19. Moving Dolan out of the picture (even more) is bad news for News 12.
  20. Tim Fleischer attacked while reporting: https://nypost.com/2018/04/10/reporter-punched-in-the-face-near-de-blasio-press-event/
  21. I’m sure it will be a solo anchor like they used to have when they did a show in the 11am hour. If they are using someone from the morning show I bet it’s Jen Lahmers. I wonder if they will use Mike Woods or Samantha Augeri (or some combination) as the meteorologist. EDIT: they could also move Ernie’s “show” to noon and replace it at 6 with hard news.
  22. Don Dahler subbing today at 5 with Kristine.
  23. I don’t think you see on air talent suing their news director for discrimination ever day of the week. That’s what happened here. There’s a reason WABC management has just been gutted. The WABC GM allegedly insinuated that Lori Stokes submitting to sexual favors would speed up her contract negotiations. Here is the following from Laura's lawsuit: August 3rd: Goldberg said, “My agency is currently involved in negotiations to remove on-air talent from her contract but still have that contract fully paid because this person was treated so poorly by WABC, worse than you have been treated. I actually thought Dave Davis was going to lose his job last week but somehow he survived.” August 16th: Lori Stokes (“Stokes, black female, Co-Anchor) announced her last day of employment with WABC “as of today”. Edwards sent a station-wide email announcing Stokes’ decision to leave. Laura told Goldberg, “I’m guessing Lori might be the person you were telling me about. So sad.” Goldberg responded, “She’s gonna [sic] be fine”. On September 6, 2017, Andrew Brill (white male, ESPN Radio Reporter) told Laura generally, “Dave [Davis] told Lori [stokes] during contract negotiations, you know there is a way to make this whole process go a lot faster.” Laura recalled Goldberg had told her previously that Davis “likes black women and has a history of inappropriateness.” Thus, Laura believed that Lori was propositioned for sexual conduct in exchange for a better negotiated contract.” Laura then notified HR that she would not sit in negotiations alone with Dave Davis.
  24. Good for her. WNBC’s product has greatly improved over the years.
  25. Not surprising. Glad both him and Camille are gone. Very disturbing what he allegedly did with Lori Stokes and how he handled the Laura Behnke situation. Who knows what else has been uncovered.
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