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  1. So it’s basically been Sarah at 4pm most of the time since Jeannette left. Sharrie has been the other fill-in at 4pm on days Sarah has been off (with the exception of a few days when Alicia was off, and Sarah was feature anchor at 4pm & 5pm with Sharrie in the main anchor chair). The only other person who has filled in is Erin O’Hearn, and on those days both Sharrie and Sarah were off. If they’re going in-house, it’s hard to think it’ll be anybody but Sarah. There are really no reporters able to step into that spot like Jeannette did. If they do go with her, the question is does
  2. I found this a little odd today. Brian and Sarah were both on at noon (as was Alicia), yet Rick and Sharrie are both anchoring at 4pm with Alicia as feature anchor (same with 5pm).
  3. Yes, I’ve heard it before. It’s their generic rejoin (there is also a generic open). They use it whenever there is a vacancy until they settle on a new team.
  4. Interesting ad in this story today. 4pm team preview? Although it does seem like a cut and paste from the ad that included Jeannette as they are wearing same clothes.
  5. Hmmm I thought she had been in studio in Philly. One of these stations really need to find her a permanent spot in their weather departments.
  6. I’ve always found it weird and a bad fit that NBC and Fox use their business networks for overflow sports programming. Also, I think the Paramount Network is a much more likely landing spot than MTV for the CBSSN stuff.
  7. Oddly enough they brought in Walter last night to co-anchor at 10pm with Sharrie, and Sharrie did the 11pm. Surprised they just didn’t have her fly solo at 10pm. Also surprised that Jim Gardner, being that he’s Jewish, never anchors on Christmas. I know a lot of other stations usually have the Jewish anchors in on Christmas.
  8. They had been advertising the day prior that they would be on because of the severe weather. Was Matt solo? Surprised Karen didn’t pull double duty. I wonder if they would consider messing with the morning team and having Jessica do traffic while keeping one of David/Karen for weather and having the other fill the position on weekend evenings vacated by Melissa.
  9. WPVI in Philly dealt with something similar in the early 2000s. Lisa Thomas-Laury had some serious health issues and had to step away from the anchor desk in 2002. She was on medical leave for almost a year and ended up returning in the fall of 2003. Her health problems returned before the end of the year and she ended up going on medical leave again. Finally in May 2004 the station announced that she would be permanently leaving her anchor chair but not the station. In January 2007 she returned to the station and did reports and special news stories appearing in studio on the noon, 5pm, 6pm,
  10. I was just about to comment on this. Looks like she was a reporter and anchor in Atlanta. I’m wondering if there’s any anchoring in her future at CBS3. On a separate note, are Natasha and Alexandria no longer anchors of the 4PM? Ukee and Jessica have been anchoring it since Covid hit, and it doesn’t seem to be as fill-ins.
  11. Speculation not over. Where exactly are they going to fit her into that already jam-packed evening lineup? Most stations seem to be making cuts, this one just keeps adding.
  12. I thought today was supposed to be Jeannette’s last day, but I guess it was yesterday. Missed the open, but there was definitely no mention of her in the close. Sarah was anchoring at 4pm with Brian, and Erin was the feature anchor today.
  13. I can agree on Matt, but not necessarily Ann. Norville was let go under similar circumstances as Curry, yet the bad blood has boiled down to the point that it has completely gone away as she was present at the last anniversary.
  14. Monday night will not get flex scheduling because of people attending these games. Hotel/flights would have to be changed if it was flexed to Monday night. That being said, I believe Fox and CBS will retain their current packages. I also believe that ESPN, ABC, and NBC will each get one of TNF/SNF/MNF. The Super Bowl will rotate between all 4 OTA broadcast networks, and ESPN will get the Pro Bowl.
  15. Glad they are using USA as a backup. Same with hockey earlier this year. It always seemed odd when CNBC was the main backup for sports.
  16. Looks like her last day at WPVI is Nov. 25 (first link). Looks like her first day at WTTG is Dec. 7 (second/third link). https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2020/11/02/action-news-anchor-departs-station-for-d-c.amp.html https://tvnewscheck.com/article/more-news/255364/jeannette-reyes-new-wttg-weekday-morning-anchor/ https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/fox-5-d-c-taps-philly-anchor-to-join-morning-team/225453/
  17. If they don’t give the 4 PM to Sarah at this point I’d be very disappointed. Alicia could add feature reporter responsibilities again at 4 PM in addition to her 5 PM duties. Jaclyn was hired as an anchor/reporter so it’d be natural for her to get Sarah’s Sunday night spot and possibly add Saturday night to her responsibilities. I surely hope if Sarah gets it they don’t continue her Sunday-Thursday schedule.
  18. If she’s doing that much filling in, they definitely need to find her a spot on their team.
  19. Cecily and Adam handled weekend weather duties this weekend. This time, Cecily handled Saturday evening, while Adam handled Sunday evening. I believe Adam had off on Friday, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Cecily has off on Monday. Also, interestingly, Walter anchored on Saturday evening as usual, but Sarah was solo on Sunday.
  20. I wish Nightline would go back to their Edd Kalehoff theme too.
  21. I’m not sure why you think she was misgendered. At no point did the WKRG story refer to this person using a male pronoun. The original website article stayed gender neutral (update made reference to the person being transgendered), and the TV piece that aired identified the person as a she. What part of that handling is disgusting? And correct me if I’m wrong, but is there a journalistic standard in place for referring to transgender people? One might argue that certain stations/newspapers are referring to the person by their legal gender. Let me state that I’m all for people being
  22. I believe that Week 18 is a last resort for the league, but is definitely on the table. This is they’re fault as they were foolish and naive to not think this was going to happen, especially after what happened with MLB.
  23. It honestly makes sense to rotate the four weekday weather people for the interim. They can do the same thing they did this weekend next weekend but substitute David Murphy in place of Karen Rogers. There are no early evening newscasts on Saturday because of college football, so it’s easy for Chris to do Saturday morning and night, and then Sunday night. And then the following weekend, they can have Adam and Cecily split the weekend again, and whoever does Saturday can get Monday off in addition to Sunday, And whoever does Sunday can get Friday off in addition to Saturday,
  24. When they announced the schedule changed, Broncos/Patriots was announced for Monday afternoon/ESPN. It was never announced for Tuesday night/CBS, perhaps you’re getting confused with Bills/Titans?
  25. Last weekend Adam handled Saturday evening while Cecily handled Sunday evening.

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