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FiveNews last won the day on October 28 2018

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  1. KTLA Morning News Executive Producer Marcus Smith posted in his Instagram (marcussmithca) that KTLA came in #1 in nearly all time periods. They came in #1 at 4-7am, 7am-12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 10pm, Weekend mornings and weekend primetime. The only place where they didn't come in first was 6pm and 11pm. I would assume the Spanish language stations took the lead there.
  2. ...meanwhile...the sun will continue to rise and WPVI will be the king of the Philly market.
  3. It's already posted in this same thread.
  4. Same thing going on at KCBS/KCAL Los Angeles. Main Anchor Pat Harvey posted on her Instagram (@patharveynews) that she was out celebrating the retirement of several longtime KCBS/KCAL staffers. One of those is political reporter Dave Bryan. Dave had been with KCAL for 25yrs. I believe his retirement was planned months in advance, but I'm sure the CBS cuts help speed up the process.
  5. I know its like assuming WBBM or KYW will shutdown their news departments, but is it plausible for CNN US to just go away? I travel extensively, and I really like CNN International's coverage. CNN International should be the REAL CNN. I know the days of Judy Woodruff, Bernie Shaw, Lou Waters and Bobbie Battista will never return, CNNI would definitely be a strong second in my book.
  6. NBC Nightly News during the John Chancellor/David Brinkley was split between 30 Rock and Washington DC. Brinkley was in DC. With regard to CBS moving the Evening News, I like it. Yes, NYC is the largest city and #1 DMA in the country. At the same time, DC is where all the action is relative to politics. We all know how politics is truly feeding the news machine at the moment. I would like to know a few things....will they be using the Face the Nation set for CBSEN? Also, what kind of breaking news contingency plans will CBS have back in New York when big stories break? I know CBS got their ass handed to them a few years ago on a Friday night when Muhammad Ali passed away. They had to break-in from the Los Angeles network newsroom, which is shared with KCBS/KCAL. I believe Paul Magers did that special report.
  7. They're doing the same thing out here in Southern California. Like the Tri-State area, Southern California is expansive. I think that these community journalists are a good idea. I consider them an embedded journalist. KABC has two that I have seen, one covering the Silverlake/Echo Park area and another covering East Los Angeles. I am sure there are more. You can see what they are all about on their IG at @abc7sophie and @abc7eric
  8. Todd Griffithe, one of KTLAs Directors (@ToddKTLA on Twitter) tweeted on 3/1 that KTLA was "most watched" at 10pm. Easy win since KTTV and KCAL are trash. If you guys go back to early March, FTVLive posted how back KCBS ratings are with an image of a ratings report. Not sure if the ratings report was for the day or week or whatever, but if you zoom in, you can see that KTLA and KABC pretty much own the market. I think KNBC came in 2nd at 5pm and 6pm.
  9. Didn't think lists were allowed. Moderator??
  10. They had Sunday GDLA several years ago. It was anchored by Robb Weller, Nischelle Turner and Elizabeth Espinosa. It has since been cancelled. Whoa! Just checked GDLAs Wiki page. It says the 6-9am hours of GDLA will be anchored by Tony and Araksya. The 9-10am hour will be anchored by Megan Colarossi and Vanessa Borge. There was a lot of fanfare when Megan arrived and was paired with Steve Edwards. I believe that much heralded pairing lasted only a week due to Steve Edwards being dismissed amid misconduct allegations. I don't think those allegations were ever proven.
  11. FTVLive reports after a dismal February ratings period, KTTV FOX 11 will make some adjustments to their anchor pairings. Elex Michaelson will move off of GDLA to the 5pm and 10pm news with Christine Devine. Dan Cohen moves from nightside anchoring with Christine to 4:30am-6am anchor with Rita Garcia on GDLA. I doubt this will fix all of KTTVs problems. They need to start with solid reporting and better anchors. Their only true anchor talent that knows the market are Christine Devine, Susan Hirasuna (weekend PM) and Phil Shuman (weekend PM) who also spent many years at KNBC. Lets not forget KTTV is the only station in the market without a weekend morning news program.
  12. Same VO that does the morning open for KGO San Francisco. Their morning show is "ABC7 Mornings." See open below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nM5ttJtU08
  13. John Muller, for the record.
  14. Let us also not forget BayTV which was a joint venture of KRON and The San Francisco Chronicle. BayTV aired for nearly a decade until the whole Young/KRON cluster in 2001.
  15. Not reading anything into it, but Spillman co-anchored today with Lynette. Last weekend Lauren Lyster (weekend Morning News reporter) co-anchored. Looks like they might be trying a few people out until they find a suitable replacement for Chris. Also, FYI...Chris was laid to rest yesterday at a private funeral at Rose Hills in Whittier. There were a few snippets on KTLA's IG. Sam Rubin, Wendy Burch among others eulogized Chris. Enjoy your eternal rest, Chris.
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