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  1. 2 hours ago, MisterBill said:

    Bill Ritter doing the Sunday 11pm news tonight. He wasn't on at 6. Can't be because of high viewership, since ABC didn't have the Super Bowl. I'm assuming that WCBS will have their regular weekday crew when their news finally comes on (update - they are).

    Who did the 6pm?

  2. 3 hours ago, MorningNews said:

    Marza filled in at 11pm a few weeks ago. Sandra is doing 5 and 11pm as Sade’s fill in, with Lauren anchoring at noon. I’d guess David will join Sandra on Fridays at 11pm until Sade returns. 

    Pedro Rivera debuted on the weekend morning news today. 

    Is Bill no longer doing Fridays at 11pm?

  3. On 11/17/2023 at 5:49 PM, Megatron81 said:

    I thought that Dateline moved to the NBC O&O in LA? I didn't know it was still on the Fox O&O MyNet TV in LA.

    It’s part of MyNetTV’s network primetime lineup. The NBC O&Os have it as part of their daytime syndication package. 

  4. 16 minutes ago, NYNewsCoverage said:

    So today Hazel did all of Tamsen's slots (4/5/6/6:30), and Arrianee, Kori, and Shirley all did their usual slots. I'm sure next few weeks may be random try outs before a decision is made. 

    Ben Aaron is a thought for the 4pm but I do worry he would lack serious news experience in events of breaking news . Marysol Castro may be a better pick if they wanted to go that direction or keep it an all women show... 

    I would certainly think Shirley would be in the mix for some of the shows.

  5. 39 minutes ago, 24994J said:


    Does anyone know what time he first appears on the morning news? 

    Not sure. I was more wondering if he’s got the “feature” part down too well not to come across as “newsy” enough, but otherwise think he’d be a great addition. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, MorningNews said:

    I’m curious to what everyone’s general thoughts are about Tom Negovan? He was at WGN for a long time and I always thought he was one of their best. Surprised to see him as a freelance weekend reporter for WABC.

    Obviously this current set up could be his preference.

    Have they decided on Marza’s replacement? I feel like he’d be a good fit along Michelle. 

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  7. 2 hours ago, Abraham J. Simpson said:

    WPVI is definitely not the same format. It is a more straightforward though lighter newscast. Headlines and all that, and a  good amount of feature-ish content—consumer news, trending/social media content, etc. No separate desk, or that kind of thing. The producer is one who helped shape their 4 pm, and she’s brought a similar (not identical) feel to 10 am. 

    Good vibe among the presenters, and they’ve managed to work in the weekend morning meteorologist who typically handles Wednesdays at noon for one weather segment the last couple of Wednesdays.

    I’m not sure they have a clear rotation at noon yet. It’s usually Brittney and Chris with Adam thrown in here and there. 

    5 hours ago, MediaZone4K said:

    Broken record but...I think stations should get away from morning news anchors having to do the noon because of that long stretch of hours,  working from about 3:30 am to 1pm ish. 


    If anything:

    TEAM A 4:30-7, GMA cut ins, 10am

    TEAM B: Noon, 4, 6

    TEAM C : 5 & 11pm.

    B at Noon, 5

    C at 4,6,11

    that would give both those teams two hours of airtime. 

  8. 1 hour ago, MorningNews said:

    Talent opens scrapped and no mention of Shirleen at noon would seem to confirm this. 

    Seems reasonable that she wouldn’t do 4:30-7, GMA cut ins, 10am and noon too.

    Seems like a good opportunity to rotate Sandra and Michelle in that role permanently. Otherwise adding it to Liz’s duties makes the most sense. 

  9. 2 hours ago, Muppetman03 said:

    This also can apply to noons as Shirleen seems to have stepped down from the noon show


    As for weather cut ins, Britney seems to be doing them now

    Same for the noon show


    Who has been filling in for her at noon?

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  10. 15 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

    Another inaccuracy here. Your Life Arizona goes back to an hour at 10am, two episodes of Last Man Standing at 11am, and the newly expanded hour-long Arizona's Family News at Noon.



    Maybe if the changing newscast blog was still a thing, people wouldn’t be getting things wrong, and you wouldn’t have to shame them for doing so. 

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  11. 31 minutes ago, wabceyewitness said:


    Sounds like it will be a lighter and different broadcast based on the promo for it (“Same team. New vibe.”) and how they opted to say “hosted by…” rather than “anchored by” in the press release. 



    They should’ve went with “Good Morning New York” for the name to differentiate it. 

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  12. 1 hour ago, CircleWXYZ said:

    Drew Barrymore is moving to sister station WKBD, Detroit 50.


    ET has moved to Fox O&O and cross town rival WJBK, Fox 2.


    As for the 7pm hour, I highly suspect that the time slot will eventually be for the 7pm  newscast.

    Actually looks like DB is moving to WDIV to replace Rachel. 

  13. 13 hours ago, CircleWXYZ said:


    Starting September 11th, CBS News Detroit at 9 am moves to a full hour and a rerun of CBS News Detroit at 11 pm replaces Entertainment Tonight at 1:37 am.  Looks like Family Feud will be the only syndicated program left on WWJ.

    What’s happening to Drew Barrymore?


    Surprised they haven’t been able to get IE/ET for 7pm hour. 

  14. 3 hours ago, SF1964 said:

    Will Natasha Brown be anchoring that newscast as well?  🤦‍♀️  She only anchors 9AM, occasionally at noon, 4PM and fills in at 5PM a lot.


    2 hours ago, 24994J said:


    No? Not without giving up the 9am. News anchors work normal, 8-ish hour shifts, like most people, but that doesn't mean 8 hours on-air. 🤨


    43 minutes ago, SF1964 said:

    I like Natasha.  I just find it odd that her "on-air" day seems like it's stretched out.   The station has sports anchors filling in for news anchors and regular news reporters doing sports.  Having some anchors sitting in chairs at the desk, others standing awkwardly.  The other stations in the city have many anchors/reporters that can do both well and can fill in on any newscast and don't have to use the same 5-6 anchors every day.


    Surprised they didn’t give the morning team the 9am, and the 4pm team the 12noon. That would’ve made more sense. 

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  15. 9 hours ago, JustinH said:

    Not true...WABC, WPVI, and WTVD all air GH at 3pm eastern. Has been for awhile now. Even when All My Children and One Life to Live we're still on, GH was always on at 3pm.

    You’re wrong or you’re misreading my previous post. GH was at 2pm on those three stations for a brief period of time (2012-2014) when Katie Couric had her show on at 3pm. 



    GH moved back to 3pm on the east coast O&Os and a few other select stations after Katie was canceled.





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  16. 56 minutes ago, JustinH said:

    ABC wanted schedule synergy among the east coast and central time zone stations. Kelly & Mark @ 9:00, local news @ 10:00, The View @ 11:00/10:00 Central, Local News @ Noon/11:00 Central, GMA3 @ 1:00/Noon central, Tamron Hall @ 2:00/1:00 central, and GH @ 3:00/2:00 central.

    Except for the fact that most ABC affiliates on the east coast air GH at 2pm. The O&Os did briefly as well when Katie was at 3pm. 

    12 minutes ago, 24994J said:


    The TVNewsCheck article relayed the ABC press release, word-for-word.




    That said, I do feel like there are some details that still need to be ironed out, namely the potential need to update the noon assignments at both WABC and WPVI, but those things will surely become more clear, down the line.

    WPVI has Sarah at noon, with John Paul filling the vacant chair most of the time. So I don’t anticipate any update needed there. I’m surprised they are bringing in both Nydia and Alyana for 10am, as they are both on weekend AM, so will they move off those newscasts? It also now means they have 10 weekday anchors, 12 if you count Alicia and Christie.


    As for WABC, I could see Shirleen moving off the noon, and Liz taking over. 

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  17. 15 hours ago, wofchristian said:

    Since were now getting a 10AM newscast, who do you think will anchor it? And do we yet to have an actual lineup for noon?

    My guess is Matt and Tamela. Or John Paul and/or Christie Ileto.


    But I think a better lineup would be:

    10am & 4pm: John Paul & Alyanna Gomez

    12noon & 5pm: Brian Taff & Sarah Bloomquist

    6pm, 10pm, 11pm: Rick Williams & Sharrie Williams

    Send Gray back to weekend AM where he shined alongside Nydia and Chris. 

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