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1 hour ago, SF1964 said:

Long day for weather fill-in Tammie Souza today.   She did the 4:30-7AM news, 12 noon, 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11 PM shows.

If she’s doing that much filling in, they definitely need to find her a spot on their team.

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1 hour ago, chance said:

Alicia Roberts, formerly of CBS Atlanta, started at CBS3 today. Her first report was on Wednesday’s winter storm. Roberts said she was glad to be back home. 

I was just about to comment on this.  Looks like she was a reporter and anchor in Atlanta. I’m wondering if there’s any anchoring in her future at CBS3.

 

On a separate note, are Natasha and Alexandria no longer anchors of the 4PM? Ukee and Jessica have been anchoring it since Covid hit, and it doesn’t seem to be as fill-ins.

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1 hour ago, TVNewsLover said:

On a separate note, are Natasha and Alexandria no longer anchors of the 4PM? Ukee and Jessica have been anchoring it since Covid hit, and it doesn’t seem to be as fill-ins.

If I'm not mistaken, they were originally demoted back in May along with the infamous layoffs. It seems like their attempt at 4PM news with a different take did not pan out.

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15 hours ago, TVNewsLover said:

I was just about to comment on this.  Looks like she was a reporter and anchor in Atlanta. I’m wondering if there’s any anchoring in her future at CBS3.

 

On a separate note, are Natasha and Alexandria no longer anchors of the 4PM? Ukee and Jessica have been anchoring it since Covid hit, and it doesn’t seem to be as fill-ins.

They don’t anymore. It happened in May along with the firing of Chantee Lans, Lesley Van Arsdall, etc... of course, they still work at the station, but now only anchor as fill-ins. 

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They’re playing a very long credit roll (everyone that works at the station is in it). It aired last night at 10 and 11, they’re playing it again now. 

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One of two pretty damning stories about Peter Dunn in the LA Times today.

 

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-01-24/cbs-television-stations-peter-dunn-racism-sexism

 

Some quotes but I recommend reading the whole thing:

 

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His first major move was to install a hometown hero, Ukee Washington, as lead evening anchor. Kennedy said the promotion of Washington — a Black journalist who has been with KYW more than 30 years — was long overdue. Washington started at KYW in 1986 as a sports anchor and, a decade later, became morning news anchor, where he remained for 19 years.

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Dunn knew Washington from his KYW days and approved the promotion, but Kennedy said in an interview that Dunn frequently disparaged Washington, calling him “just a jive guy.”

 

“Peter would say: ‘All he does is dance ... dancing, dancing,’” Kennedy recalled in an interview.

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In a 2016 budget meeting, Dunn asked about Washington’s transition to lead anchor.

 

“He’s not doing that ‘jive talking’ anymore? Sometimes, he’s just not speaking my language,” Cronan recalled Dunn saying in the meeting, which was attended by several people. Kennedy separately recalled the incident.

 

 

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It's a testament to the modern trend of out-of-market suits running homogenized station groups with no regard to market needs (I.E. iHeartRadio), although in this case we have the cherry-on-top of the suit being a blatant bigot

 

I also see this as a testament to the local management at KYW and how they wanted the station to be competitive and succeed. They had plans, they made changes, they were excited. But all Dunn and Friend could do was rain on their parades and snuff out any sparks of hope. 

 

I had never heard the "white-whitness news" nickname before, then again, I come from a white household. We also weren't watching KYW either...

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56 minutes ago, TexasTVNews said:

Ukee's statement about the scandal.

 

Such a class act. We shall overcome, Ukee. Blessed be my friend.

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