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Jodi Applegate 'Lost Sleep for Seven Months' Deciding to Leave WPIX to Have a Baby - Posted March 8, 2013
Jodi Applegate left WPIX to start her family. The former WPIX anchor and her husband YES announcer Michael Kay have their first child, a two-month old girl. Applegat... [Fishbowl NY]

Jodi Applegate 'Lost Sleep for Seven Months' Deciding to Leave WPIX to Have a Baby - Posted March 8, 2013
Jodi Applegate left WPIX to start her family. The former WPIX anchor and her husband YES announcer Michael Kay have their first child, a two-month old girl. Applegat... [FishbowlNY]

And the Votes Are In for WCBS New Morning Anchor... - Posted March 4, 2013
We asked you to take part in our poll to decide who should be named WCBS/Channel 2 new morning co-anchor. This was becoming a landslide win for Chris Wragge. Readers were in agreement with this reporter's ... [Fishbowl NY]

And the Votes Are In for WCBS New Morning Anchor... - Posted March 4, 2013
We asked you to take part in our poll to decide who should be named WCBS/Channel 2 new morning co-anchor. This was becoming a landslide win for Chris Wragge. Readers were in agreement with this reporter's ... [FishbowlNY]

Media Prof.: WPIX Should Cut 10 p.m. News in Half - Posted October 23, 2012
With WPIX news director Bill Carey's recent departure, our sister blog, ... [TVSpy]

Media Professor Says WPIX Should Trim 10 P.M. News to 30 Minutes - Posted October 23, 2012
Now that WPIX is moving on without its captain, we analyze if they are better off, and what's ahead for the Tribune flagship? Earlier this month, we reported ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Professor Says WPIX Should Trim 10 P.M. News to 30 Minutes - Posted October 23, 2012
Now that WPIX is moving on without its captain, we analyze if they are better off, and what's ahead for the Tribune flagship? Earlier this month, we reported ... [FishbowlNY]

Breaking: Bill Carey Stepping Down as WPIX News Director, Likely for Internet Startup - Posted October 3, 2012
WPIX news director Bill Carey, who is responsible for sweeping changes to the look and staff since joining the station in November 2009, is giving up his post. A well-placed source tells FishbowlNY that Carey is leaving Channel 11 before the N... [Fishbowl NY]

Breaking: Bill Carey Stepping Down as WPIX News Director, Likely for Internet Startup - Posted October 3, 2012
WPIX news director Bill Carey, who is responsible for sweeping changes to the look and staff since joining the station in November 2009, is giving up his post. A well-placed source tells FishbowlNY that Carey is leaving Channel 11 before the N... [FishbowlNY]

Jim Watkins Anchoring at News 12 Westchester - Posted August 1, 2012
Nine months after parting ways with New York City CW-affiliate WPIX, Jim Watkins... [TVSpy]

Jim Watkins Now Anchoring at News 12 Westchester - Posted August 1, 2012
Accomplished anchor Jim Watkins, whose 13-year run with WPIX ended badly in October is back to work. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jim Watkins Now Anchoring at News 12 Westchester - Posted August 1, 2012
Accomplished anchor Jim Watkins, whose 13-year run with WPIX ended badly in October is back to work. ... [FishbowlNY]

Former WPIX Anchor Jim Watkins Leaves Door Wide Open for TV Return - Posted March 29, 2012
It was an ugly end to a glorious chapter for Jim Watkins. The affable anchor completed a 13-year run at Tribune-owned WPIX/Channel 11 in October. Watkins, who teamed with Kaity To... [Fishbowl NY]

Former WPIX Anchor Jim Watkins Leaves Door Wide Open for TV Return - Posted March 29, 2012
It was an ugly end to a glorious chapter for Jim Watkins. The affable anchor completed a 13-year run at Tribune-owned WPIX/Channel 11 in October. Watkins, who teamed with Kaity To... [FishbowlNY]

Life for Jim Watkins After WPIX - Posted March 19, 2012
Jim Watkins has been the definition of "laying low" since parting company with WPIX in October. The accomplished anchor has resurfaced to promote his new project, executive producing a documentary to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 ... [Fishbowl NY]

Life for Jim Watkins After WPIX - Posted March 19, 2012
Jim Watkins has been the definition of "laying low" since parting company with WPIX in October. The accomplished anchor has resurfaced to promote his new project, executive producing a documentary to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 ... [FishbowlNY]

And Your Choice for Top All-Time Anchor Team... - Posted January 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_50720" align="alignright" width="275" caption="King and Queen of the anchor desk"][/caption]FishbowlNY readers rallied behind our poll for the All-Time Anchor Team. No doubt it brought a flood of memories from a bygone era. Rollan... [Fishbowl NY]

And Your Choice for Top All-Time Anchor Team... - Posted January 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_50720" align="alignright" width="275" caption="King and Queen of the anchor desk"][/caption]FishbowlNY readers rallied behind our poll for the All-Time Anchor Team. No doubt it brought a flood of memories from a bygone era. Rollan... [FishbowlNY]

'Change is Good' for Veteran Reporter Jay Dow, Starting at WPIX Next Week - Posted January 11, 2012
Jay Dow is about make a major career change. As we reported Monday, Dow is headed for WPIX, where the two-time Emmy Award winner will handle an array of hard news stories for the Tribune owned station, starting Monday. His arrival at Channel 11 foll... [Fishbowl NY]

'Change is Good' for Veteran Reporter Jay Dow, Starting at WPIX Next Week - Posted January 11, 2012
Jay Dow is about make a major career change. As we reported Monday, Dow is headed for WPIX, where the two-time Emmy Award winner will handle an array of hard news stories for the Tribune owned station, starting Monday. His arrival at Channel 11 foll... [FishbowlNY]

Anchor/Reporter Peter Thorne Leaving WPIX - Posted December 20, 2011
One of the last remnants of the pre-Bill Carey regime, veteran newsman Peter Thorne is leaving Channel 11. The station released a terse two-sentence statement saying... [Fishbowl NY]

Anchor/Reporter Peter Thorne Leaving WPIX - Posted December 20, 2011
One of the last remnants of the pre-Bill Carey regime, veteran newsman Peter Thorne is leaving Channel 11. The station released a terse two-sentence statement saying... [FishbowlNY]

Time to Handout 2nd Annual Barmash Awards for Excellence in TV News - Posted December 14, 2011
It's that time of the year---time for buying Christmas trees, and subsequently decorating them with all the trimmings. Our Jewish friends are digging out the menorahs, and making sure they have enough candles. But it's also the season for countless awards. FishbowlNY is no exception, as we present our 2nd annual Barmash... [FishbowlLA]

Time to Handout 2nd Annual Barmash Awards for Excellence in TV News - Posted December 14, 2011
It's that time of the year---time for buying Christmas trees, and subsequently decorating them with all the trimmings. Our Jewish friends are digging out the menorahs, and making sure they have enough candles. But it's also the season for countless awards. FishbowlNY is no exception, as we present our 2nd annual Barmash... [SocialTimes.com]

Time to Handout 2nd Annual Barmash Awards for Excellence in TV News - Posted December 14, 2011
It's that time of the year---time for buying Christmas trees, and subsequently decorating them with all the trimmings. Our Jewish friends are digging out the menorahs, and making sure they have enough candles. But it's also the season for countless awards. FishbowlNY is no exception, as we present our 2nd annual Barmash... [Fishbowl NY]

Time to Handout 2nd Annual Barmash Awards for Excellence in TV News - Posted December 14, 2011
It's that time of the year---time for buying Christmas trees, and subsequently decorating them with all the trimmings. Our Jewish friends are digging out the menorahs, and making sure they have enough candles. But it's also the season for countless awards. FishbowlNY is no exception, as we present our 2nd annual Barmash... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted November 4, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Anchor Jim Watkins (left) Officially Ends Association With WPIX, October 28 ... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted November 4, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Anchor Jim Watkins (left) Officially Ends Association With WPIX, October 28 ... [FishbowlNY]

Jim Watkins Offically Out at WPIX in New York - Posted October 28, 2011
Nearly a month after FishbowlNY reported Jim Watkins was out the door at New York City CW-affiliate ... [SocialTimes.com]

Anchor Jim Watkins Officially Ends Association With WPIX - Posted October 28, 2011
The worst kept secret has finally been made official today. Veteran WPIX anchor Jim Watkins has left Channel 11 as FishbowlNY reported exclusively ... [Fishbowl NY]

Anchor Jim Watkins Officially Ends Association With WPIX - Posted October 28, 2011
The worst kept secret has finally been made official today. Veteran WPIX anchor Jim Watkins has left Channel 11 as FishbowlNY reported exclusively ... [FishbowlNY]

'New York Not Gone Forever' as Former WPIX Talent Lolita Lopez Starts as KNBC Reporter Today - Posted October 10, 2011
While we await the resolution of Jim Watkins' fate at WPIX, Lolita Lopez takes matters into her own hands! The versatile Chann... [Fishbowl NY]

'New York Not Gone Forever' as Former WPIX Talent Lolita Lopez Starts as KNBC Reporter Today - Posted October 10, 2011
While we await the resolution of Jim Watkins' fate at WPIX, Lolita Lopez takes matters into her own hands! The versatile Chann... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 7, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Breaking: Jim Watkins Fired From WPIX, September 30 ... [FishbowlLA]

WCBS-TV Reporter Jennifer McLogan, Big Winner at Folio Awards - Posted May 6, 2011
Honoring the excellence in local news coverage, specifically Long Island reporting, the Folio Awards were presented Friday by the Fair Media Council. Veteran WCBS/Channel 2 Long Island correspondent Jennifer McLogan won five Folios. ... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-TV Reporter Jennifer McLogan, Big Winner at Folio Awards - Posted May 6, 2011
Honoring the excellence in local news coverage, specifically Long Island reporting, the Folio Awards were presented Friday by the Fair Media Council. Veteran WCBS/Channel 2 Long Island correspondent Jennifer McLogan won five Folios. ... [FishbowlNY]

New York Stations Scramble to Cover Death of Osama Bin Laden - Posted May 2, 2011
On a night that the world learned about the death of Osama Bin Laden, TV networks and New York City stations poured in special coverage. The first word came in at 10:45 p.m. last night that President Obama would make a major announcement from the East Room of the White House. He... [Fishbowl NY]

New York Stations Scramble to Cover Death of Osama Bin Laden - Posted May 2, 2011
On a night that the world learned about the death of Osama Bin Laden, TV networks and New York City stations poured in special coverage. The first word came in at 10:45 p.m. last night that President Obama would make a major announcement from the East Room of the White House. He... [FishbowlNY]

Veteran Reporter Jackie Hyland Leaves WPIX--Again - Posted April 22, 2011
Jackie Hyland, who was in her second stint with WPIX, has officially left the station. WPIX confirmed to FishbowlNY that Hyland's contract was not renewed at the end of March. Hyland, who worked at WPIX from 2000 to 2005, was back at Channel 11 in Augu... [Fishbowl NY]

Veteran Reporter Jackie Hyland Leaves WPIX--Again - Posted April 22, 2011
Jackie Hyland, who was in her second stint with WPIX, has officially left the station. WPIX confirmed to FishbowlNY that Hyland's contract was not renewed at the end of March. Hyland, who worked at WPIX from 2000 to 2005, was back at Channel 11 in Augu... [FishbowlNY]

Report: WPIX Drops Sports Department - Posted January 19, 2011
It appears to be the end of an era in New York TV News. Tribune-owned WPIX/Channel 11 is poised to dump its sports department. With it, the New York Post reports Lolita Lopez (left), the station's sports director, is getting reassigned. The paper said ... [Fishbowl NY]

Report: WPIX Drops Sports Department - Posted January 19, 2011
It appears to be the end of an era in New York TV News. Tribune-owned WPIX/Channel 11 is poised to dump its sports department. With it, the New York Post reports Lolita Lopez (left), the station's sports director, is getting reassigned. The paper said ... [FishbowlNY]

Welcome to the First 'Barmash' Awards for Best in Local News - Posted January 10, 2011
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Welcome to the First 'Barmash' Awards for Best in Local News - Posted January 10, 2011
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Revamped WPIX News at Ten Has Successful November Sweeps - Posted November 30, 2010
The PIX News at Ten, which was totally overhauled last month, had a strong November sweeps period. The newscast, now led by Jodi Applegate in place of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Revamped WPIX News at Ten Has Successful November Sweeps - Posted November 30, 2010
The PIX News at Ten, which was totally overhauled last month, had a strong November sweeps period. The newscast, now led by Jodi Applegate in place of ... [FishbowlNY]

WPIX, Jodi Applegate Create New Look at Ten - Posted October 25, 2010
If you haven't seen the PIX News at Ten in the past two weeks, what's staring back at you might be surprising. Gone are the desks and chairs. Gone is the familiar studio set. Yet another staple of the TV news biz--the two anchor format with Jim Watkins and... [Fishbowl NY]

WPIX, Jodi Applegate Create New Look at Ten - Posted October 25, 2010
If you haven't seen the PIX News at Ten in the past two weeks, what's staring back at you might be surprising. Gone are the desks and chairs. Gone is the familiar studio set. Yet another staple of the TV news biz--the two anchor format with Jim Watkins and... [FishbowlNY]

Randy Michaels Out as Tribune CEO - Posted October 22, 2010
In an anti-climatic decision, the Tribune Company board of directors got Randy Michaels to step down from his post as CEO. The clock was ticking on Michaels' tenure after allegations into his personal conduct and management style, leading... [Fishbowl NY]

Randy Michaels Out as Tribune CEO - Posted October 22, 2010
In an anti-climatic decision, the Tribune Company board of directors got Randy Michaels to step down from his post as CEO. The clock was ticking on Michaels' tenure after allegations into his personal conduct and management style, leading... [FishbowlNY]

WPIX Axes Weekend Weathercaster Chris Knowles - Posted October 18, 2010
There has been a casualty of the newly formatted WPIX newscasts. Chris Knowles, the WPIX weekend weather anchor, was fired and replaced by ... [Fishbowl NY]

WPIX Axes Weekend Weathercaster Chris Knowles - Posted October 18, 2010
There has been a casualty of the newly formatted WPIX newscasts. Chris Knowles, the WPIX weekend weather anchor, was fired and replaced by ... [FishbowlNY]

Sportscaster Sal Marchiano Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Former WPIX General Manager - Posted October 14, 2010
Longtime sportscaster Sal Marchiano filed a multimillion-dollar age discrimination lawsuit against the former head of WPIX/Channel 11. Marchiano, who left WPIX in December 2008 when the station decided not to re-sign him, is seeking unspecified damages. The ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sportscaster Sal Marchiano Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Former WPIX General Manager - Posted October 14, 2010
Longtime sportscaster Sal Marchiano filed a multimillion-dollar age discrimination lawsuit against the former head of WPIX/Channel 11. Marchiano, who left WPIX in December 2008 when the station decided not to re-sign him, is seeking unspecified damages. The ... [FishbowlNY]

'A Big Change' at WPIX, News Director Bill Carey Says - Posted September 29, 2010
As we reported on Monday, Jodi Applegate is set to anchor the WPIX weeknight newscasts at 10 p.m., and with that, the veteran team of ... [Fishbowl NY]

'A Big Change' at WPIX, News Director Bill Carey Says - Posted September 29, 2010
As we reported on Monday, Jodi Applegate is set to anchor the WPIX weeknight newscasts at 10 p.m., and with that, the veteran team of ... [FishbowlNY]

It's Official: Jodi Applegate Joins WPIX; Watkins and Tong Roles Announced - Posted September 27, 2010
First on FishbowlNY: It had been rumored for several weeks, with News 12 Long Island anchor Jodi Applegate getting out of her contract to join WPIX. After keeping the story close to the vest, WPIX/Channel 11 made it official this morning. Applegate will be the solo weekday ... [Fishbowl NY]

It's Official: Jodi Applegate Joins WPIX; Watkins and Tong Roles Announced - Posted September 27, 2010
First on FishbowlNY: It had been rumored for several weeks, with News 12 Long Island anchor Jodi Applegate getting out of her contract to join WPIX. After keeping the story close to the vest, WPIX/Channel 11 made it official this morning. Applegate will be the solo weekday ... [FishbowlNY]

Jodi Applegate Leaving News 12 for WPIX - Posted September 21, 2010
It appears Jodi Applegate is on a collision course with Tribune-owned WPIX. As we previously told you, reports have said that Applegate and PIX were in talks. Now, the New York Daily News has advanced the story further. The paper reported today that Applegate was released from he... [Fishbowl NY]

Jodi Applegate Leaving News 12 for WPIX - Posted September 21, 2010
It appears Jodi Applegate is on a collision course with Tribune-owned WPIX. As we previously told you, reports have said that Applegate and PIX were in talks. Now, the New York Daily News has advanced the story further. The paper reported today that Applegate was released from he... [FishbowlNY]

Jodi Applegate Reportedly in Talks to Join WPIX - Posted September 13, 2010
As rumors swirl around WPIX anchor Jim Watkins' contract situation, a new wrinkle as been added to the picture. News 12 Long Island weeknight anchor Jodi Applegate is reportedly having discussi... [Fishbowl NY]

Jodi Applegate Reportedly in Talks to Join WPIX - Posted September 13, 2010
As rumors swirl around WPIX anchor Jim Watkins' contract situation, a new wrinkle as been added to the picture. News 12 Long Island weeknight anchor Jodi Applegate is reportedly having discussi... [FishbowlNY]

WPIX Hires New VP/GM - Posted September 2, 2010
Tribune Broadcasting named Eric Meyrowitz as vice president and general manager of WPIX. Meyrowitz, who had served as VP and GM for Tribune's WDCW-TV in Washington, D.C. since 2004, assumes the job immediately. "Eric is the right guy for this job," said Tribune Broadcasting President Jerry Kerst... [Fishbowl NY]

WPIX Hires New VP/GM - Posted September 2, 2010
Tribune Broadcasting named Eric Meyrowitz as vice president and general manager of WPIX. Meyrowitz, who had served as VP and GM for Tribune's WDCW-TV in Washington, D.C. since 2004, assumes the job immediately. "Eric is the right guy for this job," said Tribune Broadcasting President Jerry Kerst... [FishbowlNY]

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