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  1. Malini Basu is bound for WFAA after announcing her departure from WFXT two weeks ago.
  2. ...I guess I'll finally be the one to start the CBS 2 News thread? It's a long-time coming, that's for sure. I'll kick it off with some sad news for the morning team, which at this point, is not breaking anymore, but should be pointed out: Alternate Version on Instagram It does not sound like she was forced out, based on the comments on her social media and appears that she chose to move on, possibly from the industry altogether, and it's nice to see that she was well-liked by her (now-former) colleagues at the station through the comments. Not aware of
  3. After the infamous Blake McCoy saga, Fox 5 in DC has named a new evening anchor: Anchor-Reporter Rob Desir Joins WTTG News Desir was most recently an evening anchor at WTVR (CBS 6) in Richmond, VA.
  4. Yeah, I kind of agree but I also really associate CNBC with its flashy graphics, booming music, and endless sound effects, and I doubt any of that would ever change. They released new theme songs and some graphic modifications for two of its flagship programs over the past ~2 years and never made the transition into flat like we're seeing here for MSNBC. I will hold my doubts since nothing much changed in 2017 when they last had a huge lineup change, but we shall stay tuned indeed.
  5. Yeah the new lower-thirds and bug is definitely being rolled out right now for actual programming, as seen here on Way Too Early. Literally none of this rebranding was necessary. I admit the look is clean and simple, but the font still feels so off-brand (even if NBC News Now did use it for the longest time).
  6. MSNBC seriously has a branding problem with their direct "Newsroom" competing offerings. They keep changing things around and I get that that has to happen to see what works, but these new show names are just not it. I would hope that they're temporary because they're just convoluted. I still don't understand why they need so many different anchors throughout the day, but that's another issue.
  7. This isn't really a lineup-related thing (well...it could be someday), but I thought this was a pretty significant grab for CNN: She had a very prominent role with CBS so I did not expect this (I'm also just OOTL about her relationship with CBS these past few months). Weijia and Ed have a larger role at the WH today and there's less upward room at CBS so I guess this was the best fit for her.
  8. Emilie Ikeda, reporter at FOX 5 Atlanta, is leaving the station. There was some buzz on her going back to Philly (being that she worked at FOX 29 and it was also her hometown) but she shut down those rumors in a comment by saying she's only going there for a bit before she moves to her next spot. I don't claim to know anything but she did follow some NBC accounts recently, so that's what I'll speculate on. Been numerous cuts/departures planned at KTRK since the pandemic began, most of which have rattled their viewer base. Wondering when we'll see any new hires coming onboard. Same wit
  9. Five Buffalo stations adapt to NextGen on March 18, 2021. Scripps' WKBW (ABC) Tegna's WGRZ (NBC) Sinclair's WUTV (Fox) Sinclair's WNYO (MyNetworkTV) Nexstar's WIVB (CBS)
  10. Reporter Hal Eisner and his photographer Joab Perez were struck after an SUV slammed into Highland Market on Hollywood Boulevard Police have arrested the suspect under suspicion of driving under the influence.
  11. Pretty sure just 2 with this new deal: 2026 and 2030. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, though.
  12. New deal announced through the 2033 season: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31088098/nfl-announces-tv-deals-espn-abc-nbc-cbs-fox-amazon
  13. I agree that this is a slap in the face to Robb; it seems like they they felt they needed a Megan for mornings...but just not Megan herself. Way too much turnover still. Will they ever learn to just stop touching their lineup? They still have too many freelancers taking up various spots when actual teams would be much better for cohesion for the station but nothing tells me they're establishing anything solid. As an aside, a small part of me actually thought CBS might have tried to lure Bill Bellis, but I figure he probably would've been too expensive and then they'd only have one
  14. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcZvAkg_uV/ Weekend anchor Dana Griffin at WYFF in Greenville is leaving after 3 years to head for KNSD in San Diego.
  15. https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/vickie-burns-leaving-wpix/228922/ Nothing shocking about this but ND Vickie Burns is out. After Mission finalized its purchase and McConnell was brought on, a changing of guard was imminent.

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