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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.13.10
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WLNY Launches Weekend Evening Newscast - Posted July 7, 2014
WLNY, the CBS-owned independent station serving the New York City market, is launching a weekend edition of its 9 p.m. newscast. Beginning July 12, the hourlong newscast will be anchored by Cindy Hsu... [TVSpy]

John Sykes, Tommy Hilfiger and a Real-Life Warrior Princess - Posted June 26, 2013
As the faithful readers of this column already know, lunch at Michael's is never really just about lunch, but it is (usually) a lot of fun. And today was no exception. I was invited to join a 'girl's lunch' for author Mindy Budgor hosted by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Sykes, Tommy Hilfiger and a Real-Life Warrior Princess - Posted June 26, 2013
As the faithful readers of this column already know, lunch at Michael's is never really just about lunch, but it is (usually) a lot of fun. And today was no exception. I was invited to join a 'girl's lunch' for author Mindy Budgor hosted by ... [FishbowlNY]

Longtime WCBS/Channel 2 Reporter Pablo Guzman Sidelined With Blood Clots in Foot - Posted March 13, 2013
Astute WCBS-TV news viewers have noticed Pablo Guzman is missing. The popular reporter, who joined Channel 2 in 1995, remains on the station's Web site. After reaching out to WCBS for a comment, FishbowlNY was pleasantly surprised when... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Longtime WCBS/Channel 2 Reporter Pablo Guzman Sidelined With Blood Clots in Foot - Posted March 13, 2013
Astute WCBS-TV news viewers have noticed Pablo Guzman is missing. The popular reporter, who joined Channel 2 in 1995, remains on the station's Web site. After reaching out to WCBS for a comment, FishbowlNY was pleasantly surprised when... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Wragge 'Flattered' To Be Part of CBS Sports' U.S. Open Tennis Coverage - Posted August 16, 2012
It's a double "homecoming" for Chris Wragge. The veteran WCBS news anchor is returning to sports, at least for two weeks. Wragge is getting a spot with CBS Sports at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships beginning Monday, August 27 at Flushing M... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Wragge 'Flattered' To Be Part of CBS Sports' U.S. Open Tennis Coverage - Posted August 16, 2012
It's a double "homecoming" for Chris Wragge. The veteran WCBS news anchor is returning to sports, at least for two weeks. Wragge is getting a spot with CBS Sports at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships beginning Monday, August 27 at Flushing M... [FishbowlNY]

CBS Set to Launch New Morning Show in New York - Posted June 18, 2012
CBS is set to launch a new morning show on WLNY, the Long Island, NY-based station that the company ... [TVSpy]

WLNY Morning Team Revealed for Live from the Couch - Posted June 18, 2012
Caroline Bermudez, John Elliott, and Lisa Kerney have been named hosts of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WLNY Morning Team Revealed for Live from the Couch - Posted June 18, 2012
Caroline Bermudez, John Elliott, and Lisa Kerney have been named hosts of ... [FishbowlNY]

Long Island's Fair Media Council Says WCBS/WLNY Deal Is 'Wonderful Thing' - Posted May 14, 2012
The Fair Media Council was created as a media watchdog on Long Island. Its main event for the year is the Folio Awards, held each April. Beyond that, one piece of news capti... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Long Island's Fair Media Council Says WCBS/WLNY Deal Is 'Wonderful Thing' - Posted May 14, 2012
The Fair Media Council was created as a media watchdog on Long Island. Its main event for the year is the Folio Awards, held each April. Beyond that, one piece of news capti... [FishbowlNY]

WLNY Takeover a 'Once in a Lifetime Experience' For CBS - Posted April 2, 2012
CBS has officially taken ownership of WLNY and launched a three-phase transition that will result in new newscasts and high definition programming at Long Island station. As part of the... [TVSpy]

WCBS Unveils Plans for WLNY with New Morning and Primetime Newscasts - Posted April 2, 2012
With the CBS takeover of WLNY history, Channel 2 is ready to unveil its news plans for that station. Viewers will see WCBS double its resources with an expanded news presence on WLNY. The old version of 10/55 only aired a 30-minute 11 p.m. newscast. With a target date of late June or... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WCBS Unveils Plans for WLNY with New Morning and Primetime Newscasts - Posted April 2, 2012
With the CBS takeover of WLNY history, Channel 2 is ready to unveil its news plans for that station. Viewers will see WCBS double its resources with an expanded news presence on WLNY. The old version of 10/55 only aired a 30-minute 11 p.m. newscast. With a target date of late June or... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Wragge on WCBS: 'I'm Going to Do Whatever the Hell They Want Me to Do' - Posted November 16, 2011
Chris Wragge is recommitting his time to WCBS, following a year hosting "The Early Show," and he says he'll do whatever GM ... [TVSpy]

WCBS to Debut Brand-New Studio This Week - Posted October 18, 2011
WCBS is set to debut a brand-new studio on Thursday, beginning with the noon newscast anchored by Mary Calvi and ... [TVSpy]

WCBS/Channel 2 Ready to Lift Curtain on New Studio - Posted October 18, 2011
It has been several months in the making. On Thursday, WCBS/Channel 2 debuts its brand new studio, beginning with the noon newscast with Rob Morrison and Mary Calvi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WCBS/Channel 2 Ready to Lift Curtain on New Studio - Posted October 18, 2011
It has been several months in the making. On Thursday, WCBS/Channel 2 debuts its brand new studio, beginning with the noon newscast with Rob Morrison and Mary Calvi... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS/Channel 2 Hires Veteran Executive Dan Forman as Managing Editor - Posted October 6, 2011
Dan Forman has been named managing editor at WCBS/Channel 2. Forman is a veteran media executive and producer with nearly 30 years of experience in the New York market. He will work closely with news director ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WCBS/Channel 2 Hires Veteran Executive Dan Forman as Managing Editor - Posted October 6, 2011
Dan Forman has been named managing editor at WCBS/Channel 2. Forman is a veteran media executive and producer with nearly 30 years of experience in the New York market. He will work closely with news director ... [FishbowlNY]

An Addition to the WCBS/Channel 2 Weather Team - Posted October 4, 2011
It's a homecoming for Long Island native Vanessa Murdock. She is joining WCBS/Channel 2 as weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter. Murdock begins on October 10. A Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and member of the American Me... [morningmedianewsfeed]

An Addition to the WCBS/Channel 2 Weather Team - Posted October 4, 2011
It's a homecoming for Long Island native Vanessa Murdock. She is joining WCBS/Channel 2 as weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter. Murdock begins on October 10. A Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and member of the American Me... [FishbowlNY]

Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock Joins WCBS - Posted October 4, 2011
Vanessa Murdock is the newest addition to CBS owned-and-operated WCBS in New York City. She joins the station next Monday as weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporte... [TVSpy]

CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Passes Away - Posted May 25, 2011
CNBC's Mark Haines died last night. His death was announced at 9:53amET during the show that he would normally be anchoring, "Squawk on the Street," by anchor Carl Quintanilla... [TVNewser]

Meteorologist John Marshall 'Wasn't Shocked' by Losing Weekend Shifts at WCBS-TV - Posted March 31, 2011
If you wake up early on the weekend, then you are probably aware of the John Marshall body of work. He had more than a dozen years under his belt at WNBC when they went in another direction last summer. But as fate would have it, the timing worked perfectly ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meteorologist John Marshall 'Wasn't Shocked' by Losing Weekend Shifts at WCBS-TV - Posted March 31, 2011
If you wake up early on the weekend, then you are probably aware of the John Marshall body of work. He had more than a dozen years under his belt at WNBC when they went in another direction last summer. But as fate would have it, the timing worked perfectly ... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS Adds Emily Smith as Reporter - Posted March 24, 2011
Emily Smith, who is a familiar face for New York viewers after regularly contributing "CBS Money Watch" reports to WCBS, is joining the CBS-affiliate as a general assignment reporter. ... [TVSpy]

Emily Smith Joins WCBS-TV as General Assignment Reporter - Posted March 24, 2011
Emily Smith has been featured on WCBS/Channel 2 for the past year as a reporter for CBS Money Watch. In that capacity, Smith provided live business reports on CBS 2 News This Morning. She has also filled in as anchor on the network's overnight news p... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Emily Smith Joins WCBS-TV as General Assignment Reporter - Posted March 24, 2011
Emily Smith has been featured on WCBS/Channel 2 for the past year as a reporter for CBS Money Watch. In that capacity, Smith provided live business reports on CBS 2 News This Morning. She has also filled in as anchor on the network's overnight news p... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-TV Hires Katie Fehlinger as Weekend Morning Meteorologist - Posted March 22, 2011
As we reported last month, Katie Fehlinger has been hired as the weekend morning meteorologist at WCBS-TV. Channel 2 ma... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WCBS-TV Hires Katie Fehlinger as Weekend Morning Meteorologist - Posted March 22, 2011
As we reported last month, Katie Fehlinger has been hired as the weekend morning meteorologist at WCBS-TV. Channel 2 ma... [FishbowlNY]

Katie Fehlinger Joins CBS New York Weather Team - Posted March 21, 2011
It's official. Katie Fehlinger has joined the WCBS weather team in New York and will be forecasting on the weekend morning shows. Fehlinger, who spent four years at AccuWeather, official joins next Monday. The news was ... [TVSpy]

Report: WCBS to Add AccuWeather's Katie Fehlinger - Posted February 9, 2011
WCBS has reportedly hired weathercaster Katie Fehlinger. Fehlinger comes to the CBS flagship from AccuWeather, where she's worked as a host and producer since 2006. TVSpy's sister site FishbowlNY ... [TVSpy]

WCBS-TV to Bring Accuweather.com's Katie Fehlinger On Board as New Weather Person - Posted February 9, 2011
FishbowlNY has learned that WCBS-TV/Channel 2 has hired Katie Fehlinger as a new weather forecaster. She has been with Accuweather, based in State College, Pennsylvania, as a host and producer, since 2006. Fehlinger, according to her LinkedIn page, will compl... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WCBS-TV to Bring Accuweather.com's Katie Fehlinger On Board as New Weather Person - Posted February 9, 2011
FishbowlNY has learned that WCBS-TV/Channel 2 has hired Katie Fehlinger as a new weather forecaster. She has been with Accuweather, based in State College, Pennsylvania, as a host and producer, since 2006. Fehlinger, according to her LinkedIn page, will compl... [FishbowlNY]

Maurice DuBois 'Pleased' to Get Weeknight Anchoring at WCBS - Posted December 13, 2010
Since 1997, Maurice DuBois has become a familiar face for millions of viewers. The majority of those years were waking up New Yorkers, first at WNBC, then at WCBS. Now, the affable DuBois is ready to put the alarm clock in a drawer and head for nights. "... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Maurice DuBois 'Pleased' to Get Weeknight Anchoring at WCBS - Posted December 13, 2010
Since 1997, Maurice DuBois has become a familiar face for millions of viewers. The majority of those years were waking up New Yorkers, first at WNBC, then at WCBS. Now, the affable DuBois is ready to put the alarm clock in a drawer and head for nights. "... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Wragge Says Leaving WCBS for Early Show Was 'Too Good ... to Pass Up' - Posted December 3, 2010
As we reported on Tuesday, WCBS top anchor Chris Wragge is heading to mornings as host of the network's The Early Show. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Wragge Says Leaving WCBS for Early Show Was 'Too Good ... to Pass Up' - Posted December 3, 2010
As we reported on Tuesday, WCBS top anchor Chris Wragge is heading to mornings as host of the network's The Early Show. ... [FishbowlNY]

Maurice DuBois Named WCBS 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Anchor - Posted December 1, 2010
WCBS-TV didn't waste any time naming Chris Wragge's replacement behind the anchor desk. Maurice DuBois, who has been with WCBS since 2004, will move from mornings to the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. DuBois, a Long Island native, will be joined by co... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Maurice DuBois Named WCBS 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Anchor - Posted December 1, 2010
WCBS-TV didn't waste any time naming Chris Wragge's replacement behind the anchor desk. Maurice DuBois, who has been with WCBS since 2004, will move from mornings to the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. DuBois, a Long Island native, will be joined by co... [FishbowlNY]

Former CNBC Exec Tapped For CBS O&O Spot - Posted August 10, 2010
Former CNBC senior VP of business news David Friend has been named senior VP of news for the CBS Television Stations Group. He was most recently VP and news director at WCBS, the company's flagship New York station. He will continue to over see WCBS' news operations in his new position. In his... [TVNewser]

Hugo Balta Joins WCBS-TV as Managing Editor - Posted June 17, 2010
WCBS-TV News Director David Friend has announced that Hugo Balta is joining CBS2 News as Managing Editor. For the last six years, Balta was Vice President of News at Telemundo's New York station. Prior to that, he was a producer at WNBC and and a senior producer at MSNBC. Balta is also... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hugo Balta Joins WCBS-TV as Managing Editor - Posted June 17, 2010
WCBS-TV News Director David Friend has announced that Hugo Balta is joining CBS2 News as Managing Editor. For the last six years, Balta was Vice President of News at Telemundo's New York station. Prior to that, he was a producer at WNBC and and a senior producer at MSNBC. Balta is also... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Barry Diller & Dana Perino - Posted April 15, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE I'm glad I got to Michael's early today because by 12:30 they were literally lining up outside the front door to get in the joint. Even the Garden Room (Siberia to the uninitiated) was SRO. The groups of wannabe diners at the bar and in the lounge were enviously... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Barry Diller & Dana Perino - Posted April 15, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE I'm glad I got to Michael's early today because by 12:30 they were literally lining up outside the front door to get in the joint. Even the Garden Room (Siberia to the uninitiated) was SRO. The groups of wannabe diners at the bar and in the lounge were enviously... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Kate White & Her Lethal Blondes - Posted May 23, 2007
After the last few relatively uneventful Wednesdays, we were thrilled to see the dining buzzing with excitement when we arrived this afternoon. Our favorite Cosmo gal Kate White was celebrating the publication of her latest book, Lethally Blond... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Kate White & Her Lethal Blondes - Posted May 23, 2007
After the last few relatively uneventful Wednesdays, we were thrilled to see the dining buzzing with excitement when we arrived this afternoon. Our favorite Cosmo gal Kate White was celebrating the publication of her latest book, Lethally Blond... [FishbowlNY]

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