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  1. Curious to see who they find to replace her. Kris Knutsen (Former KTTV ND) was previously Assistant ND at KTLA. I would have figured she knew their winning formula and could have used it to KTTVs advantage. She failed to do so. KTLA has been the 800lb gorilla for several years now. In order for KTTV to compete against KTLA/KABC, they need to bring in a news director that knows the market and they also need to shake up GDLA. There are 121 people hosting each morning and the anchor lineups on that show make zero sense.
  2. The 4 English stations didn't do anything wrong. Telemundo's #1 status just shows that the demographics in DFW and other markets are shifting. Hispanics are the dominant demographic and it is showing in markets across the country....Miami, NYC, LA, Houston, Dallas, etc etc.
  3. Your analogy of World Cup soccer and TV news makes zero sense. Telemundo 39 is #1 in Dallas because of the growing Hispanic population. It's the same here in LA, KVEA is usually at the top of the heap due to demographics. When you watch soccer in Spanish, you get the gist of the game just by watching the action on the field. That comparison does not happen with TV news. You need context and you need to be able to understand the language to get the true background on what is being reported.
  4. CBS' The Morning Program from 1987. The show is pretty terrible. I can see why it was cancelled after nearly 11 months.
  5. In what speaks to the sad state of our country, NBC's Nightly News closed Friday's program with the names of those that have been killed in mass shootings in the US in the past 18 months. Can't say with 100% accuracy that the 18 month time frame is correct as I came downstairs and saw the names scrolling by without any prior context. Curious if anyone has any additional info as to why NBCNN chose to close their program this way. I support it, just looking to see as to how the NBC management came to this decision.
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    Anyone have the chance to take a look at the Newsy channel? I have it on YouTubeTV. Seems like a good alternative to the talking heads on the main cable news channels. I really only watch their evening show called "Newsy Tonight." Newsy is based in Chicago. You won't find any known journalists, just a bunch of hungry, young journalists looking to cover the news of the day from a different perspective. If this has been brought up previously, my apologies.
  7. They are contract workers. When Kalyna Atrinos was the PM Traffic anchor at KABC, she worked for Total Traffic, but appeared on KABC's air. It was a partnership between Total Traffic and KABC. TT provides the talent, KABC provides the airtime. Presently, I believe Kalyna anchors at KGTV San Diego.
  8. We still have Jennifer York in LA. She does traffic for All News KNX-AM during morning drive. Still smooth as ever. The only 2 traffic reporters I trust in LA are Ginger and Jennifer. Alysha Del Valle at KNBC has a following as well. She was at KABC for several years. Like I said, though, Ginger and Jennifer are legit!
  9. Hi Everyone! Just wanted to see what the consensus is around TV News Traffic Reporters. Are their days numbered? Do they really serve a purpose on the morning and early afternoon shows? With traffic info at the palm of our fingertips thru Waze and Google Maps, information can be several minutes old by time it is reported. I do find value in the traffic reporters in the chopper as they are able to cover traffic and breaking news if needed. The traffic reporter in the studio, not so much. Here in Los Angeles, where traffic is ubiquitous, I use my traffic apps or I listen to KNX Traffic On the 5's to see where the traffic tie ups are. Thoughts?
  10. As someone who lives in Southern California (the Inland Empire to be exact) I am glad KNBC went away from the News4LA branding. The name implies news only for LA. The LA DMA is made up 5 counties and to limit the branding to LA would seem to alienate the other 4. The News4 and News4 New York branding are almost legendary/iconic in the New York DMA. I would compare it to KNBCs former "Channel 4 News" branding. When KNBC walked away from Channel 4 News to NBC 4 News, I was shocked, because that name was synonymous with KNBC
  11. I realize I might be reaching, but I'll go for it anyways. I was watching the KTLA YouTube channel, their helicopter reporter Tim Lynn was up in Sky5 covering a brush fire. I noted a "5" bug in the bottom right corner. Most of KTLAs graphics show up as "KTLA5," not just a "5" by itself. Not sure if this is a sneak peek of things to come? Or it could be just something different they do for online. I know KTLA has an online only show called 5Live at 12pm and 2pm. I believe the use a similar package to what they use on TV. Just wondering. I have included a picture as well.
  12. One of the blacks at the station?? Not sure what point you were trying to make. African Americans (the preferred term...not *blacks*), by nature don't have straight hair.
  13. 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.
  14. ...meanwhile...the sun will continue to rise and WPVI will be the king of the Philly market.
  15. It's already posted in this same thread.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Didn't think lists were allowed. Moderator??
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
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