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  1. Hmmm, live edition of Nightly News at 3:30? I thought Jennifer Hudson was getting the 2pm slot followed by Kelly Clarkson at 3pm then NBC 4 News at 4? Guess I’ll believe it when I see it.
  2. Brandi Hitt announced her retirement from ABC7 on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/a-childhood-dream-complete-theres-no-describing-ugcPost-6932059766823243777-7yaR Sam Rubin at KTLA hinted at this several weeks ago and believes Brandi’s replacement has already been decided but not officially.
  3. Wendy Burch is hanging up the mic, but not leaving KTLA… https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2022/1/31/life-after-tv-news
  4. A 48 market jump?! I’m all about representation and diversity of newsrooms, it’s long overdue, but from NOLA to an O&O duopoly in LA?! C’mon man!
  5. KTLA will debut a weekday 5pm newscast on October 4, according to an email obtained by FTVLive.
  6. It appears Jonathan Novack is gone too! His bio has been scrubbed from the station’s website and his abc social media disabled. Such a bummer as he had a great personality.
  7. At the end of tonight’s 6pm news, David and Ellen announced the retirement of reporter Miriam Hernandez following a 22-year run at KABC. https://www.facebook.com/283074108542071/posts/1639060366276765/?d=n
  8. I’m glad we’re all entitled to our opinions. Bummer about Lori Corbin; she’s great.
  9. Where is Jonathan Novak?! I cannot stand Alex Cheney, his personality, his delivery and the same POS mismatched “suit” he wears every time he’s in studio.
  10. KTLA’s evening “Sky 5” pilot reporter, Tim Lynn is calling it a career tomorrow, saying: In June 1972 I graduated from high school and 18 days later entered the United States Coast Guard, that’s where my journey began. After 4 enlistments and a very long 14 months at the University of California Police Department LA, I joined the Culver City Police Department, transferred to Huntington Beach Police Department, where I retired with a total 30 years in law enforcement to begin a new career in media.
  11. I’m watching the 11am news right now and they’re promoting tomorrow’s election night coverage, specifically a special 8 pm broadcast with Marc Brown and Ellen Leyva. The on-screen graphic for tomorrow night’s schedule showed Marc Brown and Ellen Leyva as the 11pm anchor team, with video of Marc and Ellen anchoring together in the past. Now I’m really wondering what’s up with Michelle? Is she out? Was Ellen promoted? Did anyone else catch this?
  12. Where is Michelle Tuzee? She’s been gone most of the summer.
  13. Does David Muir even anchor WNT anymore? I watch KABC’s 6pm show and switch over to NBC Nightly News at 6:30. I always chuckle because the anchors “toss” it to David Muir who seems to rarely be there and WNT at 6:30 is really a rebroadcast, so I’m always surprised they don’t seem to know whose in the anchor chair or not. NNN ends sooner than WNT and I flip it back to KABC to watch Jeopardy. I caught the closing of WNT and Llamas said he’d be back again tomorrow. And I agree with above, WNT’s story preview at the top is waaaaay too long.
  14. Dave was back on KCAL tonight, serving “political analyst.” I know he was in during the special coverage of the DNC at 7 and was just in for a segment at 9. Pat Harvey mentioned he’ll be back again throughout the week. Good to see him back.
  15. Reporter Gene Kang says he too was laid off from NBC.
  16. Alex Cheney finally wore a new outfit this morning! He subbed in a gray suit in place of the tired blue pants and black blazer that he’s been wearing exclusively for months. Hope there’s more added to the lineup!
  17. I feel like the CBS duopoly is the weakest newsroom in the market with KTTV just behind them. Other than Fritz’s recent “retirement” KNBC has been pretty stable. Most of the anchors at KABC have been there for a very long time, I hope they’re all able to stay around a bit longer. As to @Roadrunner’s points above: 1. It does seem as though Phillip was pushed off the morning show, but when he’s solo anchored the midday show, sometimes for two hours straight, I feel like he’s proven he’s top notch. I never watched Eyewitness News on weekday mornings, but, from the lineup, it does seem like a chick fest. As for Jovanna, I’m glad she’s finally got the weekends off again. Regarding their new reporting roles, they’re fronting a series of reports called “ABC7 Solutions,” which in my opinion are a step above GA reporting. From the few I’ve seen, most feel like a same day package pieced by a producer; a couple have felt like some real time and work went into them. What surprises me the most about their new role is how long their at the station. They anchor the 11 am show, and sometimes are reporting at 6 pm. I feel like that would be annoying as they’re pretty anchor heavy in the evenings with Colleen, David, Ellen, Marc and Michelle. Surprisingly Jovanna has been filling in for Ellen at 4 this week; generally Colleen would. 2. When it was announced Fritz was leaving KNBC, I wondered how much longer will Dallas be around? I feel like Danny would get Dallas’ spot, and it seems logical that he would, but something about him is annoying; I really like Jonathan Novack; he’s a meteorologist, funny and a sharp dresser. As I mentioned above, I don’t watch Eyewitness News weekday mornings, mostly because their traffic report sucks. I can’t believe they still don’t have a dedicated traffic reporter in the mornings; Scott’s hits in Air 7 don’t cut it at all. KTLA and Ginger Chan offer a much more comprehensive report. I forgot about Leslie Lopez. If she’s the weekday morning weatherwoman, is Brianna (great on the eyes btw) the traffic reporter?! I wonder what the lineup will be if/when Leslie comes back. Speaking of coming back, what’s the deal with Kimi Evans? She hasn’t been on the air in months, like easily six months. I feel like I previously read something about a medical leave. I’m not complaining because I always found her annoying af, but she was a lot better than Alex; speaking of whom, has anyone noticed he wears the same mis-matched suit every. single. day. Black jacket, blue pants (with some kind of stain - iron/heat or otherwise on his upper left thigh) white shirt and tie - he at least rotates the tie. I almost feel like, in an effort to save money, once Dallas leaves, blow it all up. Put a three-day forecast up as their going to commercial and call it a day. We all have phones, no one gives af about the almanac, we all know there’s generally coastal fog/marine layer in the morning, warmer in the afternoons; the IE and Valleys are about 10-15 degrees warmer than the basin; dry and hot. This isn’t Midwest or South with deadly tornados, nor’easters, tropical storms, etc moving in. Maybe a seasonal forecaster January to April? Even Fritz said it on his way out, just look at your weather app haha.
  18. Chelsea Hunt (fka Chelsea Edwards), formerly of KABC TV, announced she’s joining KTTV/Fox LA https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRbkNjFqLY/?igshid=wku1povhulqu
  19. I’m sure Brianna was just filling in or swapping shifts due to the holiday this week. As far as Phillip’s replacement, I hope to god it’s not Marc CR; he’s way too stiff. Brandi would be a better fit.
  20. ABC 7’s helicopter, Air7HD, was struck by a drone tonight while flying at approximately 1,100 feet above downtown. The crew landed safely and the LAPD is investigating. https://abc7.com/air7-hd-struck-by-drone-over-downtown-la-makes-precautionary-landing/5734727/
  21. Looks like Jovana Lara is off weekends and now back to co-anchoring weekdays at 11am https://www.facebook.com/1562824017273051/posts/2523455117876598?d=n&substory_index=0&sfns=mo https://www.facebook.com/1562824017273051/posts/2524065714482205?vh=e&d=n&sfns=mo
  22. Brianna Ruffalo is heading down the 5 from ABC30 in Fresno to KABC. Her on air debut will be sometime this month. Not sure which shows she’ll be on, but hoping she’ll immediately replace Alex Cheney on weekend mornings.
  23. I hope she’s salvo’s replacement. The girl whose been filling in, I forget her and at the moment, is a terrible anchor and has zero business being one in this market. As for the lack of an in-studio traffic anchor weekday mornings, that’s pretty ridiculous. I always watch KTLA in the mornings; they have a pretty comprehensive traffic report every 10 minutes or so with the husband and wife team of Mark Kono and Ginger Chan.
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