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  1. Phil is heading to WNBC.
  2. I think Rob Nelson was an amazing talent for a morning show. But, yes, Phil Lipof is great himself, too.
  3. I know that the WABC street-side studio has multiple layers of thick glass, at least one of which is shatterproof (i.e., bulletproof) as you can see from the photos. But it does present risks. Certainly could have been a different situation were Sam or Lee out on that sidewalk doing a weather live shot. If I were the technical director I might have thrown to an extended commercial break and relocated the anchors to the upstairs newsroom to continue the broadcast from there. But I have no doubt WABC has their own contingency plans in place. The entire ABC building has on-site security, so they could have deployed multiple security officers to stand out on the sidewalk while the broadcast continued from the studio until the police arrived.
  4. Could be a savvy ratings play by postponing the first commercial break.
  5. We could always make it a bit longer: From ABC News World Headquarters at the Barbara Walters Building on Peter Jennings Way in New York, this is World News Tonight with David Muir!
  6. I'm surprised they didn't air their security camera footage.
  7. I personally think Ana Navarro brings more in terms of opinion and humor, but Sara is pleasant and will probably again be a mediating force.
  8. Love the movement of that music package!
  9. Great sendoff. Tim really represented the gravitas, authority, and trust of EWN. He's been one of the reasons WABC remains the number one station in the nation. Now, lest we forget the extent to which Tim really has been around the block, just two years ago Tim was punched in the face while covering a story! https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/eyewitness-news-reporter-punched-face-queens-article-1.3926405
  10. I know it's semantics, but no one knows when the pandemic is going to be "over." I don't think there's going to be a date on which people say "okay, we've won, back to normal." There will come a time when a vaccine is widely distributed, deaths and hospitalizations decrease, and the story is no longer the story of the day. But that will happen gradually. As has been mentioned, ABC has already begun positioning it to be a general news hour that doesn't rely on COVID coverage. I'm sure the program will continue as long as ABC is satisfied with its ratings or until they come up with a better idea.
  11. That is like saying Les Moonves, Charlie Rose, and Roger Ailes weren't guilty of sexual misconduct because they also hired women.
  12. ABC broke in a bit before midnight on Friday night. Tai Hernandez anchored the break-in and Byron Pitts narrated the piece.
  13. This is a bit of a unique example as it wasn't national news, per se, but was treated as such by CBS News because Bob Simon was one of their own. This aired during a commercial break in primetime and is typical of the "breaking news during commercial break" style of special report:
  14. Yup, he was. And it's the role he's still been filling thus far. Initially reporting during the week and on the anchor desk only to fill in. Now reporting during the week and anchoring the weekend broadcast. It's historically true that the Anchor/Reporter role is for WABC's weekend anchors. That said, easy to forget that Shirleen Allicot was also hired for an Anchor/Reporter role. Initially she anchored the noon broadcast and reported for the 4/5/6. Her role of course has since changed.
  15. Interesting indeed. Based on history, the fact that it's an Anchor/Reporter posting would suggest it's to fill a weekend spot.
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