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  1. As much as as I like Elise Finch, John Elliott definitely brought something to the morning show pre-2019 that is currently lacking. Not to mention that John seems to have quite a following (remember all the random people who suddenly asked what happened to him and sounded off about it). Removing him likely decreased their ratings in the AM (i'd be curious to see ratings before 2019 and after). Dropping traffic was also a cheap move that although not absolutely necessary makes them not a great contender compared to literally every other station that provides that info. Hearing that Katie McGee filled in on WABC recently was interesting, it would be cool for WCBS to get her back to do traffic. Even Jill Nicolini seems to be no longer with PIX even on a fill in basis, so she might be another option if they really wanted to go that route. I find that the evenings with Kristine/Maurice/Dana/Lonnie/Otis are much more solid and stable.
  2. Wow, a great opportunity for Cindy, and it will be nice to see her back on weekdays! Definitely makes me wonder regarding who will take over the weekend AM newscasts. Perhaps Andrea Grymes, Natalie Duddridge or (if it was up to me) reunite Alice Gainer and Dick Brennan! Although no one really cared much about WLNY at 9pm, they made a great team!
  3. It definitely makes sense they are expanding into the old 2nd floor newsroom, as I believe that space was not expanded upon much (if at all) during the last 2015 renovation and hasn't been used since the Jodi Applegate era. I could be wrong though. Their main studio + that space could make for a large studio space for both PIX and NewsNation. It seems like the temporary set will be around for a while. My guess would be this debuts September at the earliest? But sometime during the Fall.
  4. I tried tuning in from CBS News New York (which is in the newscast name, mind you) and couldn't obtain the feed. And to hear it was not even produced in New York with the local anchors? It seems like they're trying to make it a standardized national newscast for local news. After I typed that sentence, I even realized how wrong that sounds.
  5. Agreed; I definitely see an anchor or network role for her in the future! Additionally, despite the return of a more TV-friendly newscast, there's basically been no mention of 'WLNY TV 10/55' on the 9pm newscast since 2020 (aside from the bug) so I don't view 'CBS News New York Now' as that big of a downgrade. Maybe they'll return to the old CBSN studio?
  6. I'm sure these graphics will be a big improvement from the current look once they roll out! Also I wonder if they will be in the works for a new studio- it is starting to look dated compared to many other stations ; I wonder if the new "remote studio" Bill was in a while back is part of a plan to upgrade the main studio...
  7. I believe he said Ayanna Harry would host it. I think she also filled in for Kirstin last Sunday.
  8. Seems like it will be a cool show; and also give Dan and Hazel a slight break. Would be interesting if the new studio debuted Monday for the show, but doubt it will be done that quickly.
  9. Yeah I figured based on lighting that was not the final result haha; for a temporary set that looks great aside from the lighting issue! Excited to see the new one when its revealed; Dan called it a "big renovation". Makes sense since their current studio always looked a bit dated and traditional, although that was a look they needed at the time to re-establish themselves as a serious contender. Seems like they're on the 10th floor newsroom instead of the 2nd floor now. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce0qBeeOlsD/
  10. It's pretty common for them to bring in the 'A' team during award shows (tonys, emmys, grammys). I was surprised they stuck with Jessica/Vanessa during the grammys recently and added in Dick Brennan instead of Maurice/Kristine/Lonnie/Otis, but it could have just been vacation time/availability issues
  11. Definitely seems like they're updating the main area of the studio; we shall see if they keep using the current area of the studio or switch to a temporary set at some point. I remember last time they renovated they moved the desk to the same area a few days before moving to a temporary set
  12. Noticed the WLNY News at 9 is back to being a full-hour broadcast and not repeated twice; not sure when the change happened.
  13. Hmm I wonder why they moved the main desk? Studio work?
  14. Apparently since February 5th is when I first noticed it
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