Jump to content

Welcome, Guest!

Sign In or Create my Account to gain full access to our forums. By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.
Action Newsroom

Good Morning America

Recommended Posts

 

Chris Knowles (formerly of WPIX,CNN and FOX News) will be doing the weather on GMA this weekend

 

I didn't think of him at first, but I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes permanent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember Chris from years ago on Fox and Friends weekend edition. He was married to Kiran Chetry and it was always hilarious when he was on the program with her!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting. Does he even have a job at the moment?

 

Part of me thinks they'd lean toward choosing a girl so there are two men (Dan and Ron) and two women (Bianna and a female weather anchor) as opposed to three men and one woman, although the other three anchors could change in the future and maybe they also don't want an all-female weather team (formerly Sam and Ginger), so who knows. Maybe gender isn't a factor at play here. Just speculating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Interesting. Does he even have a job at the moment?

 

Part of me thinks they'd lean toward choosing a girl so there are two men (Dan and Ron) and two women (Bianna and a female weather anchor) as opposed to three men and one woman, although the other three anchors could change in the future and maybe they also don't want an all-female weather team (formerly Sam and Ginger), so who knows. Maybe gender isn't a factor at play here. Just speculating.

 

Well, either Sara Haines (formerly of Today) or Rachel Smith (On The Red Carpet) sit at the desk to do pop news, so that gives the show 2 men and 2 women. The weather job could really go either way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure ABC is looking for a man to join Ginger on the Extreme Weather team. I think the boy girl ratio for the weather team is what ABC is looking to balance more so than the Weekend GMA personality bench.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Well, either Sara Haines (formerly of Today) or Rachel Smith (On The Red Carpet) sit at the desk to do pop news, so that gives the show 2 men and 2 women. The weather job could really go either way.

 

Forgot that they've been doing that. You're absolutely right.

 

 

 

I'm sure ABC is looking for a man to join Ginger on the Extreme Weather team. I think the boy girl ratio for the weather team is what ABC is looking to balance more so than the Weekend GMA personality bench.

 

I agree. And now that I think about it, all of the fill-in weather anchors I've seen so far have been men.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of Sara Haines, I don't really understand that hire. What does ABC News see in her? She does seem like a very nice person who loves her job and wants to do the best she can, but I don't think she's of the same caliber as most of the other (even newer) correspondents. Also, and somewhat random, I noticed that women who are successful in television news tend to have a slightly deeper voice than most women (probably helps convey authority and gravitas). Haines doesn't. Maybe that's why I have a hard time taking her as seriously.

 

I try not to be critical too often as I know these people are just trying to do the jobs they were hired for and everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Just sharing my observations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Speaking of Sara Haines, I don't really understand that hire. What does ABC News see in her? She does seem like a very nice person who loves her job and wants to do the best she can, but I don't think she's of the same caliber as most of the other (even newer) correspondents. Also, and somewhat random, I noticed that women who are successful in television news tend to have a slightly deeper voice than most women (probably helps convey authority and gravitas). Haines doesn't. Maybe that's why I have a hard time taking her as seriously.

 

I try not to be critical too often as I know these people are just trying to do the jobs they were hired for and everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Just sharing my observations.

 

I find her to be far more authentic and likable than Smith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Speaking of Sara Haines, I don't really understand that hire. What does ABC News see in her? She does seem like a very nice person who loves her job and wants to do the best she can, but I don't think she's of the same caliber as most of the other (even newer) correspondents. Also, and somewhat random, I noticed that women who are successful in television news tend to have a slightly deeper voice than most women (probably helps convey authority and gravitas). Haines doesn't. Maybe that's why I have a hard time taking her as seriously.

 

I try not to be critical too often as I know these people are just trying to do the jobs they were hired for and everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Just sharing my observations.

 

Its not like she is a foreign affairs correspondent, she does light news (the news that pops) etc... she doesn't need to be as serious as Martha Raddatz.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Its not like she is a foreign affairs correspondent, she does light news (the news that pops) etc... she doesn't need to be as serious as Martha Raddatz.

 

I was really comparing her to Lara, but yes, true.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I find her to be far more authentic and likable than Smith.

 

Haven't seen Smith, but I could see Haines being viewed as authentic and relatable. Makes sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love that GMA hired Sara Haines for the weekend program. I like Rachel Smith but more for an entertainment correspondent, where as Sara really shines on Weekend GMA witht the rest of the cast. Rachel is nice but always seem to cringe when she's filling in witht the weekday team because her presenting is just not authetic feeling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I love that GMA hired Sara Haines for the weekend program. I like Rachel Smith but more for an entertainment correspondent, where as Sara really shines on Weekend GMA witht the rest of the cast. Rachel is nice but always seem to cringe when she's filling in witht the weekday team because her presenting is just not authetic feeling.

 

I agree with your description of Rachel. She seems like she should be reporting from the red carpet, not anchoring on GMA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not that it entirely matters, but it is somewhat of a reflection of the show's success...GMA has surpassed Today in total followers on both Twitter and Facebook, also being the first of the morning shows to reach 2,000,000 on the latter site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Not that it entirely matters, but it is somewhat of a reflection of the show's success...GMA has surpassed Today in total followers on both Twitter and Facebook, also being the first of the morning shows to reach 2,000,000 on the latter site.

 

Its funny because it has gone back and forth a few times. About a year and a half ago, GMA was #1 on Facebook, I guess Today wanted to go all out to pass GMA and now GMA has decided to go all out and beat Today. And it looks like Today is trying to come back because they have started a Facebook promotion where if you like the page, you have a chance to go to Studio 1A during the program. Its fun to watch....

 

Also, the "weather center" in GMA's studio has the two side screens again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going back to the issue of who will replace Diane, it seems like Mr. Stephanopoulos is a draw when on 'World News'. Perhaps it's a fluke, but there is now evidence (that could come into play at negotiation time) that the flagship program CAN and HAS seen a ratings increase with George at the desk, albeit for a single night.

 

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/george-stephanopoulos-wins-on-three-different-shows-in-the-same-week_b212656

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Going back to the issue of who will replace Diane, it seems like Mr. Stephanopoulos is a draw when on 'World News'. Perhaps it's a fluke, but there is now evidence (that could come into play at negotiation time) that the flagship program CAN and HAS seen a ratings increase with George at the desk, albeit for a single night.

 

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/george-stephanopoulos-wins-on-three-different-shows-in-the-same-week_b212656

 

I would just add one thing. Diane said that normally, its the opposite and ratings tend to go down with George where as David usually sees ratings stay stable/increase.

 

In similar news David Muir is on tonight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GMA debuted a new part of its really small studio today called the "#SocialSquare", a "groundbreaking new digital studio engaging viewers on a daily basis with the broadcast and social conversation".

More info is at the show's Yahoo page: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/social-square-unveiled-gma-120059753--abc-news-tv.html?vp=1

 

 

Okay, who else thinks this is a ripoff of Today's Orange Room? (other than this having a cooler name and great features)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No doubt it's a copy of Today but the show has had plans on expanding the fan experience when visiting the studios for a long time but are severely limited by space. I do want to mention that I am growing really tired of Nancy Grace's segment with Dan Abrams. What spurs the decision to have her on some days and then not others? It was interesting when they introduced the segment 3 years ago but now it's just old, stale and lazy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GMA debuted a new part of its really small studio today called the "#SocialSquare", a "groundbreaking new digital studio engaging viewers on a daily basis with the broadcast and social conversation".

More info is at the show's Yahoo page: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/social-square-unveiled-gma-120059753--abc-news-tv.html?vp=1

 

 

Okay, who else thinks this is a ripoff of Today's Orange Room? (other than this having a cooler name and great features)

The orange room was the first thing I thought of. The only thing is the #socialsquare has a lot more features and seems a lot more usable than the orange room. Also, it looks like they got rid if the kitchen for this. Not a bad thing, GMA doesn't do that much cooking and most of the kitchen segments are outside.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using TVNewsTalk you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.