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Alex Cheney finally wore a new outfit this morning! He subbed in a gray suit in place of the tired blue pants and black blazer that he’s been wearing exclusively for months.  Hope there’s more added to the lineup! 

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Congrats to Pam on the promotion! I don't envision any changes to ABC7s news product. Their product is very formulaic. They stick to what has worked and they rarely deviate from it.

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I haven't seen any public announcement of this yet, other than somewhat subtle social media changes, but WABC's 7 On Your Side reporter Danielle Leigh has moved to KABC to become an investigative reporter (link to Facebook page). I'm not sure yet if she's doing consumer business (a la Kristine Lazar or Randy Mac) or more deep-dive investigations (a la David Goldstein or Joel Grover), but I always thought it was a little weird that KABC didn't have its own unique brand of "7 On Your Side" investigations and it seems like they could potentially be working to jumpstart a more thorough investigative operation.

 

Danielle has strong ties to California and the West Coast, having graduated from USC and worked at KING in Seattle and KCRA in Sacramento, in addition to various prior ventures in SoCal.

Her new bio: https://abc7.com/about/newsteam/danielle-leigh/

 

As for WABC, we should probably keep our eyes peeled for a potential new hire to fill her old spot.

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9 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

I haven't seen any public announcement of this yet, other than somewhat subtle social media changes, but WABC's 7 On Your Side reporter Danielle Leigh has moved to KABC to become an investigative reporter (link to Facebook page). I'm not sure yet if she's doing consumer business (a la Kristine Lazar or Randy Mac) or more deep-dive investigations (a la David Goldstein or Joel Grover), but I always thought it was a little weird that KABC didn't have its own unique brand of "7 On Your Side" investigations and it seems like they could potentially be working to jumpstart a more thorough investigative operation.

 

Danielle has strong ties to California and the West Coast, having graduated from USC and worked at KING in Seattle and KCRA in Sacramento, in addition to various prior ventures in SoCal.

Her new bio: https://abc7.com/about/newsteam/danielle-leigh/

 

As for WABC, we should probably keep our eyes peeled for a potential new hire to fill her old spot.

 

KABC did use the '7 On Your Side' moniker for Consumer reports in the early 2000s. But that was when Ric Romero was there before he retired a few years ago.

 

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2 hours ago, CircleSeven said:

KABC did use the '7 On Your Side' moniker for Consumer reports in the early 2000s. But that was when Ric Romero was their before he retired a few years ago.

Yep, you're right; I should've specified that they currently don't have a team built around the "7 on your side" brand or something of the like. It's been 5 years since they've had the brand so I wonder if they'll keep the name if/when they revive it. I will acknowledge that Phillip and Jovana launched the "ABC7 Solutions" earlier this year but I really feel there's more potential all of that could've been more "cutting-edge." LA could always use additional investigative reporting.

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"Solutions" is moreso like KGO's "Building a Better Bay Area". where they discuss an array of issues (job hunting, homelessness, race issues, etc.) I wouldn't call this a form of investigative reporting.

 

They do have an "ABC 7 Investigates", but they're being done by the regular reporters since they don't have an assigned investigative reporter.

 

 

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