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  1. I Noticed in the middle of this article about November sweeps (https://www.nexttv.com/features/local-news-start-spreading-the-news-and-theres-lots-of-it) this line...(New York stations are hustling to get ahead in the busy market. WNBC and WNJU are moving in together. WNBC is in Rockefeller Center and WNJU in Fort Lee, New Jersey. They will share the second floor of 30 Rockefeller Center starting in fall 2023, with the massive workspace extending from 49th Street to 50th Street. It represents the final duopoly in the NBC group to co-locate. “We are excited about the collaboration that will happen between departments and department heads,” said Schwarz, who noted that WNJU will maintain a presence in New Jersey. “I’m excited to be next to Eric every day." Lerner mentioned a “gorgeous, state-of-the-art, open news operation. It’s two television stations coming together in a way that we’ve never been able to before. Both stations really deserve a new home.”) ...not sure if anyone has posted about it on here yet but I wonder if this means they are building new studios, newsrooms, etc on the 2nd floor? Combined? Studios with windows? What's on the 2nd floor now?
  2. I noticed on the channel guide this Friday that since Miley Cyrus' New Years Eve show will be uninterrupted from 10:30pm-12:30am... News 4 NY will go on at 10pm. I've never seen that before. I'm assuming most if not all NBC stations are doing this?
  3. Just saw Adelle Caballero, who was a traffic reporter on NY1, do a traffic report during a Today Show cut in this morning...Wonder if she will be the new traffic reporter when Lauren leaves?
  4. I don't understand why WNBC can't just name someone to anchor with Adam at 11am and 5pm 7 days a week. Also, why are they rotating David and Natalie at 7pm? David is anchoring 7pm, Monday-Tuesday and Natalie, Wednesday -Friday. This also makes no sense. The original press release made it sound like both were anchoring together.
  5. Gilma Avalos is anchoring with Adam Kuperstein at 5pm tonight. In my opinion, this should be a permenant pairing. 5pm should have 2 anchors.
  6. Natalie co-anchoring with Adam right now at 5pm. This is the first time the 5pm has had two anchors since Stacey Bell left in March 2020. Although, this could just be for today. No word this is permenant.
  7. So they announced over a month ago that the 7pm news team would be David, Natalie, Janice and Bruce. So far, only Janice is the consistent presence on the Newscast. Bruce has appeared only a few times and David and Natalie have solo anchored, even on nights when both are present. What are they doing?
  8. They previously announced that it would be anchored by David and Natalie. Looks like David is off tonight so it was just Natalie. Adam filled in for David earlier at 4pm.
  9. This is what my channel guide says for Monday June 7th and for everyday that week...
  10. The evening lineup might look something like this... 4pm: David and Natalie 5pm: Adam and Gilma 6pm: Chuck and Natalie 7pm: David (or Adam) and Gilma 11pm: David and Natalie
  11. Just checked my channel guide and with "All Access" ending, it says "News 4 NY at 7" will debut on June 7th with Access Hollywood moving back to 7:30. No official announcement yet but I assume that will come soon.
  12. I'm not surprised...The writing was on the wall for "All Access" when WCAU and WTVJ dropped it last year in favor of a 7pm newscast. I'm wondering if the remaining 4 O&O markets that carry it will move Access Hollywood back to 7:30 and do a 7pm newscast.
  13. I've noticed for the last 5-6 weeks that Adam Kuperstein has been off on Fridays and Gilma Avalos has been filling in while Adam still co anchors with Gilma on Saturdays. I wonder what the long term plan is.
  14. Also, Part of Phil's twitter bio says..."News Anchor/Reporter, working at WNBC in NYC.'
  15. Adam Kuperstein is anchoring with Gilma Avalos tonight.
  16. I'm assuming Phil is going to anchor weekend evenings. I wonder if it will be with Gilma or if they will move her to weekdays with Adam once Phil starts.
  17. Today is Stefan Holt's last day with WNBC
  18. Since David hasn't had a co anchor since Stacey Bell left back in March, I'm thinking that they may wait until the pandemic dies down a bit to announce a co anchor? Or if it's Gilma, they may leave her on weekends for now to hold down the broadcasts until they can hire a new anchor for weekends before they move her. It is strange they would announce only Adam and not a co a co anchor
  19. I wonder why they don't just build a bigger desk.
  20. Good for David! It's about time. Now that means 11am and 5pm are wide open. Wonder who it'll be. Maybe Adam and Gilma? Stay tuned.
  21. What's not to understand? He is a well liked anchor who has hinted he might like to return to NY. Was he "dumped?" I have not seen anyone say whether or not he was let go or left on his own. Since WNBC has an opening at 11pm, maybe he would consider it if David Ushery didn't want it and he was looking to return to NY and stay in the NBC family. Or maybe all of that is wrong. Just fun speculation, that's all.
  22. Interesting...Everyone thinking that Phil might return to WABC but I wonder if he left NBC10 Boston in part because NBC knew Stefan would be leaving? However I agree that while Phil would be a very good fit at 11pm, there's no reason the 11pm slot shouldn't go to David Ushery unless of course David doesn't want to work late nights, which I'd understand.
  23. I agree, this is shocking, especially how it seems to come out of nowhere. Wonder if this was partly Rob's decision? Also, you're right, how have they not hired a co-anchor for mornings yet?
  24. I'm surprised as well...I was thinking they were setting Stefan up to be the future of the station, but like you said it's a personal decision. With that being said here's the lineup I think wnbc should have/might have in the fall... 11am: Adam Kuperstein and Gilma Avalos 4pm: Natalie Pasquarella and Adam Kuperstein 5pm: David Ushery and Gilma Avalos 6pm: Chuck Scarborough and Natalie Pasquarella 11pm: David Ushery and Natalie Pasquarella ...and of course a new anchor(s) will have to be hired for weekend evenings. It's time for David Ushery, who's been loyal to WNBC and the NYC area for so long to get the 11pm anchor slot.
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