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The Channel 6 Action News Thread

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So every Friday Melissa Magee “fills in” for David Murphy doing weather at noon, but today Cecily filled in at noon, and now Melissa Magee is filling in for her at 11pm.  I haven’t seen Cecily on the noon since she got promoted to evenings.

Speaking of the noon newscast on Fridays, why don’t they just change the opening to drop Sarah and David, keep Rick, and add Melissa? Ever since Sarah was added to Sunday evenings, Sarah has been off Fridays, and Melissa has filled in for David.

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2 hours ago, TVNewsLover said:

So every Friday Melissa Magee “fills in” for David Murphy doing weather at noon, but today Cecily filled in at noon, and now Melissa Magee is filling in for her at 11pm.  I haven’t seen Cecily on the noon since she got promoted to evenings.

Speaking of the noon newscast on Fridays, why don’t they just change the opening to drop Sarah and David, keep Rick, and add Melissa? Ever since Sarah was added to Sunday evenings, Sarah has been off Fridays, and Melissa has filled in for David.

She and Melissa probably worked out a deal that she’d work 12pm if Melissa would fill in at 11pm on Friday night. 

 

Another thing I noticed is that Sharrie Williams has been off all week except oddly she filled in for Monica @ 5pm on Thursday. Then was off again on Friday. 

 

Maybe a case of the anchors tryna use as much of their vacation time as possible as the year is almost finished 

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On 12/13/2018 at 3:49 AM, HulkieD said:

Jim Gardner had him at the desk during the 6PM tonight.  They played a highlight reel and spoke about life and politics.

https://6abc.com/entertainment/vernon-odoms-legendary-career-at-action-news/4898264/

A fan on twitter posted a throwback picture of Jim Gardner, Vernon, Marc Howard, Jim O'Brien, and Jimmy Carter.

https://twitter.com/PerryJuDo4ever/status/1073312020076920833

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When did Action News start airing at 4am?  I noticed they start at 4:00 now with ABC's America This Morning now at 3:30am.

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29 minutes ago, johnothy said:

When did Action News start airing at 4am?  I noticed they start at 4:00 now with ABC's America This Morning now at 3:30am.

 

September 10th of last year.

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Watched the beginning of Action News at Noon today with Alicia filling in (solo) for Rick and Sarah. I walked away for a bit, and when I returned at 12:30 Ali Gorman was anchoring. Wonder if it was planned that way, or if Alicia had to step away for something.

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3 hours ago, TVNewsLover said:

Watched the beginning of Action News at Noon today [...] I walked away for a bit, and when I returned at 12:30 Ali Gorman was anchoring. 

1 hour ago, radioinactive said:

Noticed it also, was unusual, When Ali Gorman came on [...].

 

Damn, I wish I watched that; Would've been odd but fascinating. This reminds me of when Anita Brikman once filled in for Rob Jennings over a decade ago.

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22 hours ago, Eyewitness News-man said:

Damn, I wish I watched that; Would've been odd but fascinating. This reminds me of when Anita Brikman once filled in for Rob Jennings over a decade ago.

 

Anita Brikman used to fill in a lot for various people.  Didn't she anchor weekend mornings with Scott Palmer?  And when Rick and Monica moved to 5 PM, Scott and Anita filled in for them until they got Matt and Sarah, then Tamala

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7 hours ago, Mrknowitall526 said:

 

Anita Brikman used to fill in a lot for various people.  Didn't she anchor weekend mornings with Scott Palmer?  And when Rick and Monica moved to 5 PM, Scott and Anita filled in for them until they got Matt and Sarah, then Tamala

I don't know. I was a kid back then. Cartoons mattered to me at those tines.

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On 1/19/2019 at 10:02 PM, Eyewitness News-man said:

I don't know. I was a kid back then. Cartoons mattered to me at those tines.

 

I was a kid too but I still watched the news!

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One thing I noticed during a timelapse of their studio construction is that they have a jib in the air? I’m curious are there any tracking or sweeping movement shots used in their newscast? The only thing I ever really see is a shot of the monitor in the up in the grid. 

 

You can see it here around 4:35.

 

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2 hours ago, rkolsen said:

One thing I noticed during a timelapse of their studio construction is that they have a jib in the air? I’m curious are there any tracking or sweeping movement shots used in their newscast? The only thing I ever really see is a shot of the monitor in the up in the grid. 

 

You can see it here around 4:35.

 

 

They use it for bump outs to commercial and for some tosses to the weather/stand up areas.

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So Christie Ileto has subbed for Sarah Bloomquist on various Fridays over the past two months. Sarah, co-anchor of the weekday noon newscast (as well as Sunday evening co-anchor), has had off on Fridays noon broadcast since 2014,  and outside of recent subs, Rick has usually anchored solo. Christie subbed this week on Thursday for Sarah, and low and behold, Sarah is in for the first time on a Friday in over 5 years. They even made an indirect reference to it in the preview right after The View as they kept emphasizing the word Friday in the preview. 

 

Update: Now we know why. Both Sharie & Monica are off today, and Alicia is also off (feel like I haven’t seen her in a while), so Sarah is filling in at 4pm & 5pm.

Edited by TVNewsLover
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Where is Alicia Vitarelli? Is she on some sort of leave? I have not seen her in weeks.  It was nice to see Sarah filling her role on the 4pm show today (the two main anchors usually fill the role when Alicia is off). Both Sarah and Alicia were included in the closing.

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2 hours ago, TVNewsLover said:

Where is Alicia Vitarelli? Is she on some sort of leave? I have not seen her in weeks.  It was nice to see Sarah filling her role on the 4pm show today (the two main anchors usually fill the role when Alicia is off). Both Sarah and Alicia were included in the closing.

She posted on Instagram back in February that she was dealing from the after effects of a concussion.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuHnffEFUfV/

 

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Sarah is in on a Friday once again! Interestingly, her recent sub, Christie Ileto, was in the newsroom with a preview of the later shows.

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On 4/16/2019 at 5:51 PM, TVNewsLover said:

Where is Alicia Vitarelli? Is she on some sort of leave? I have not seen her in weeks.  It was nice to see Sarah filling her role on the 4pm show today (the two main anchors usually fill the role when Alicia is off). Both Sarah and Alicia were included in the closing.

Alicia returned from her medical leave to the 4PM news today.

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