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  1. NBC Sports Chicago head Kevin Cross to take over as President of Channel 5 and the Telemundo sister station. Kevin is the second black president to take helm of channel 5 for the first time in two decades since Lyle Banks taking the helm in 1995 until he resigned in 1998 because of the Jerry Springer fiasco at the station. https://www.robertfeder.com/2021/04/20/nbc-sports-chicago-boss-kevin-cross-head-nbc-5-telemundo-chicago/
  2. Another station employee is retiring. Randy King to retire after 7 years as VP of Technology and Operations in June. https://www.robertfeder.com/2021/03/26/robservations-ex-anchor-urges-lawmakers-protect-local-news/
  3. Station boss David Doebler to step down and retiring in June. No word on the replacement for Doebler as the president of the station. https://www.robertfeder.com/2021/03/09/nbc-5-boss-david-doebler-retire/
  4. Earlier tonight, they ditching "Nightly News" for a half hour extension of the 6:00 pm newscast for some reasons. Any thoughts on this situations?
  5. Last night, "New Year's Eve in Chicago" has shifted to the pre-recorded format due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is cancelling all of Chicago's NYE fireworks celebrations. During the special, they airing a flashback of last year's live event. Big key moments of the event: * Planet Fitness returns as sponsor for the second year, which like did to last year; no mentions related to this throughout the special, in fact, the company had close all of its clubs during the start of the pandemic, but they reopened its clubs during the summer when some its lockdowns had been eased in mo
  6. This year, WNBC is doing the holiday sing along, but this time will be all virtual and socially distant due to the COVID pandemic. it will be for the first time that the holiday sing along promo will be not to be filmed in the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree unlike in the previous years, the last Holiday Sing Along filmed next to the tree was in 2018, it is to tie-in with the movie "The Grinch". Their song picked by the station for this year is "Frosty the Snowman". Celebrity cameos also made it in the promo including Kelly Clarkson from "The Kelly Clarkson Show" (which is produced and distri
  7. Allison Rosati has been missing from the anchor desk for 1 and a half month due to surgery. She will be return on October 5. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/allison-rosati-returns-to-anchor-desk-next-week-after-surgery/2346938/
  8. Aside from the official ad reveal of the new anchor team (The first All-Catholic anchor team at WNBC) for this year's Hamptons International Film Festival Film Guide, Here's the other ads that the station created for the film guide (but with on-air talent only): The Today in New York team (Kerry Barrett, Chris Cimino, Darlene Rodriguez, Michael Gargiulo and Lauren Scala) from 2015: The News 4 at 4PM team (Stefan Holt, Natalie and Dave Price) from 2016:
  9. It looks like a unfinshed work, but due to COVID, the station's creative services team did this with shots of the anchors were photographed by Jaime Khan, whom is previously involving shot photographs of the station's personalities. They did not use the "Look N" graphics!
  10. The ad promoting the new anchor pairing of David and Natalie was first officially revealed by the station in this year's film guide of Hamptons International Film Festival of which the station is a proud supporter. Look at page 52 of the guide promoting the new tandem. https://www.easthamptonstar.com/PDFs/HIFF_Cat_2020-Updated-Sept16.pdf
  11. As seen in the video uploaded by the station on their Youtube page, The station is having some changes to the bug by restoring the Olympic bug for the first time since April, but with the Gold color in the Olympic logo for the first time since 2018, rather than white. In addition, the time and temperature in the bug is on the top, and the ticker in the morning newscast is removed, following all other newscasts removing the mentions of the station's social media pages, official app and website on the bug in February.
  12. Acoording to Robert Feder, Channel 5 main anchors Rob Stafford and Allison Rosati will now doing stay-at-home anchor rotations starting today. Just like in case of Brant Miller is doing the weather at home. https://www.robertfeder.com/2020/04/06/robservations-nbc-5-alternates-keeping-news-anchors-stafford-rosati-home/
  13. Channel 5 still using the Olympic version of the bug as of today, citing the postponement of the Summer Games to 2021. Could the station will revert to the normal bug as like did to syndicated programming admit the delay of the games to next year?
  14. The NBC Owned Stations unit recently launching the local ad business unit "NBC Spot On". The new unit represents local advertising for Connected TV and OTT platforms using NBCU and Comcast technologies through geotargeting and audience targeting. The launch was coinciding with the Comcast's proposed purchase of CTV/OTT ad business Xumo. https://www.fiercevideo.com/video/nbc-intros-spot-business-for-local-connected-tv-ott-advertising
  15. Yesterday we told you about the passing of WMAQ's longtime producer since 1976, Anna Vasser. she's the one of longtime staffers working at the station. Here's the link and the video obituary from Rob Stafford & Allison Rosati on the 10pm news last night. https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/anna-vasser-longtime-nbc-5-producer-passes-away/2227267/

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