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  1. On 11/18/2023 at 4:20 PM, JoseRM303 said:

    They absolutely will not pull Sade from the 11 pm unless she wants to stop doing the 11 pm, and I don’t see that happening for several years. 


    Exactly, if anything it’ll be Joe and Sade or David and Sade at 11pm post Bill Ritter. 


    Sade has YEARS before retirement so I don’t even know why her exiting 11p would come up. She’s only in her early to mid 50s. 

  2. 13 hours ago, Media_1904 said:

    According to his linkedin profile he left back in May. No word on why he left after only being there two years. On all his social media platforms in the comments section with fans asking his whereabouts.


    Im hoping he’ll pop up on WRC maybe as a Sports Anchor. They desperately need an evening sports anchor, since they have the news anchors reading the sports reports most nights. 


    The way Rob disappeared from WTTG is puzzling to say the least. But Wisdom Martin left recently to head over to WUSA as well. 


  3. I would agree in most areas of the country a 4am or 4:30a newscast isn’t worth the resources used to produce the content.


    In top 5 Markets; NYC, LA, Chicago, Philly it’s ok as many people start work at 5am or 6am.


    A market like Washington DC definitely has an audience for a 4am newscast as it’s one of those places with commuters traveling long long distances to get into the city. As a result people wake up extremely early.

    Same with the SF/Bay Area. 

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  4. 2 hours ago, nynewsguy said:

    Jim Rosenfield, formerly of WCBS and WNBC - most recently of WCAU was in the building today. Not that it necessarily means anything - but he did a test with Shirleen. 

    Interesting, plus they both have that Philly connection having both come from WPVI & WCAU. 

  5. Local news (especially top 5 markets) provide stability and a great income. Not everyone aspires to be on National Tv News, living out of a suitcase and flying from city to city.


    Some would argue you may even get more name recognition as Top 10 Local Anchor at an O&O than being a field reporter at a National News service.  

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  6. Definitely a step up with the adaption of the new look, kudos to WJZ. 

    With the new studio upgrade in the works, WJZ  will definitely have cleanest on air look in the market.  TV Hill is beginning to look a lot more sophisticated and classy. 

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  7. On 5/4/2023 at 6:48 PM, CaptainBAL said:

    So I sent the general manager of WJZ a tweet about when they are doing the switchover to the graphics. Kathy Hostetter, who is GM of WJZ said that it's coming but in "pieces" like they did in 2018 (when Audra Swain was GM). We are looking at a possible Late May - Early June arrival of "CBS News Baltimore" as stated by her.

    WJZ is so behind in the times. In the mornings, they have a bottom third with just weather and traffic. No news or sports report at the bottom. They don't even have a bottom third for their 4, 5, 6, and 7pm newscasts. Hopefully that changes with the changeover to "CBS News Baltimore."

    Now I did ask her about "THE CUBE." - The Cube is in fact gone and is now the weather center but it's only partially finished... there are some upgrades coming to the studio and the newsroom as well coming soon. One of the meteorologists (Steve Sosna) did complain that the weather center is underdeveloped and it totally is. It's very underdeveloped and looks like just "soundproof walling" and computer screens. Very lazy like.


    I think KOVR is going to beat WJZ to the punch.


    WJZ is definitely behind in times. It still amazes me that they don’t have a news chopper.

    WBAL-TV is Baltimore’s only news station with a helicopter. I honestly feel that ‘JZ puts on the better news product but 11 wins in the ratings department. 


    It’s great that Steve Sosna has joined the team, maybe he can give them some guidance on upgrading their weather department given that he has Major Market experience coming from Philadelphia & NYC. 


    With all that said WJZ is one of the higher rated CBS o&o’s; even if they are stuck in the early 2000’s, hopefully they don’t drop the ball on this transition. 


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