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WNBC Swaps Sibila Vargas, Shiba Russell - Posted January 22, 2014
WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York City, is swapping evening anchors. Beginning next month, Sibila Vargas (left) will replace ... [TVSpy]

Rob Schmitt Joins WNBC as Noon Anchor - Posted June 27, 2013
Rob Schmitt is joining WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York City, as noon anchor and a general assignment reporter. Schmitt moves to New York after two years in Los Angeles, where he was the wee... [TVSpy]

NBC May Be Poised to Finish Fifth, But WNBC is 'Staying the Course' with Prime Time Lead-In - Posted February 22, 2013
The February sweeps period, which helps determine ad rates for local stations, ends next week. But reports already show a dubious distinction for NBC. For the first time in its history, Comcast's newest property will be dead last. Actually to clarify, that's not third place among the "Big Three" networks, or... [Fishbowl NY]

NBC May Be Poised to Finish Fifth, But WNBC is 'Staying the Course' with Prime Time Lead-In - Posted February 22, 2013
The February sweeps period, which helps determine ad rates for local stations, ends next week. But reports already show a dubious distinction for NBC. For the first time in its history, Comcast's newest property will be dead last. Actually to clarify, that's not third place among the "Big Three" networks, or... [FishbowlNY]

Stations Begin Storm Mode as Blizzard Closes In - Posted February 8, 2013
Let the hunkering begin! With a blizzard warning blanketing New York, area stations are treating the impending storm with necessary seriousness. This afternoon, ahead of the snow, WCBS started its wall-to-wall coverage. Anchors Maurice... [Fishbowl NY]

Stations Begin Storm Mode as Blizzard Closes In - Posted February 8, 2013
Let the hunkering begin! With a blizzard warning blanketing New York, area stations are treating the impending storm with necessary seriousness. This afternoon, ahead of the snow, WCBS started its wall-to-wall coverage. Anchors Maurice... [FishbowlNY]

MSG Network Tops the List with 2013 Emmy Nominations - Posted February 6, 2013
[caption id="attachment_75932" align="alignleft" width="300"] Looking to add to their totals: WCBS colleagues Lonnie Quinn and Chris Wragge show off Emmy gold at 2012 event[/caption] Award season is in full swing! It culminates with the Oscars later this month. But not so fast. The New York Emmy Awards announced its n... [Fishbowl NY]

MSG Network Tops the List with 2013 Emmy Nominations - Posted February 6, 2013
[caption id="attachment_75932" align="alignleft" width="300"] Looking to add to their totals: WCBS colleagues Lonnie Quinn and Chris Wragge show off Emmy gold at 2012 event[/caption] Award season is in full swing! It culminates with the Oscars later this month. But not so fast. The New York Emmy Awards announced its n... [FishbowlNY]

Sue Simmons, Candid in Rare Interview, 'Came Within Two Weeks of Being in a Wheelchair' - Posted February 4, 2013
There are broadcasting legends, and there is Sue Simmons. FishbowlNY caught up with the iconic anchorwoman for a rare one-on-one interview, as she was being named a Black Media Legend at the Plaza Hotel by McDonalds Friday. Simmons left WNBC in June afte... [FishbowlLA]

Sue Simmons, Candid in Rare Interview, 'Came Within Two Weeks of Being in a Wheelchair' - Posted February 4, 2013
There are broadcasting legends, and there is Sue Simmons. FishbowlNY caught up with the iconic anchorwoman for a rare one-on-one interview, as she was being named a Black Media Legend at the Plaza Hotel Friday. Simmons left WNBC in June after more than t... [Fishbowl NY]

Sue Simmons, Candid in Rare Interview, 'Came Within Two Weeks of Being in a Wheelchair' - Posted February 4, 2013
There are broadcasting legends, and there is Sue Simmons. FishbowlNY caught up with the iconic anchorwoman for a rare one-on-one interview, as she was being named a Black Media Legend at the Plaza Hotel Friday. Simmons left WNBC in June after more than t... [FishbowlNY]

2012: The FishbowlNY Year in Review - Posted January 3, 2013
It was a year that featured the FM band being rediscovered like the progressive music era of the late 1960s. ESPN took the lead in April by moving (after simulcasting) WEPN/1050 to 98.7. The 1050 position has since become New York's only 24-hour Spanish sports talk outlet. It was a surprise to no... [Fishbowl NY]

2012: The FishbowlNY Year in Review - Posted January 3, 2013
It was a year that featured the FM band being rediscovered like the progressive music era of the late 1960s. ESPN took the lead in April by moving (after simulcasting) WEPN/1050 to 98.7. The 1050 position has since become New York's only 24-hour Spanish sports talk outlet. It was a surprise to no... [FishbowlNY]

WNBC's Michael Gargiulo Reports From Fire-Ravaged Breezy Point: 'I just could not brace myself for what I encountered here' - Posted November 1, 2012
Michael Gargiulo stepped away from the WNBC anchor desk on Wednesday to visit Breezy Point, a beachfront area of Queens that was devastated during ... [TVSpy]

Tracking Hurricane Sandy; Kaity Tong, David Ushery Shine - Posted October 29, 2012
Forced to evacuated, I had plenty of time to monitor television coverage of Hurricane Sandy. You probably woke up this morning to stations locked in "wall-to-wall" mode, but that was not the case last night. Unlike last year's Hurricane Irene (when I was holed up in a hotel), Sandy did not lead... [Fishbowl NY]

Tracking Hurricane Sandy; Kaity Tong, David Ushery Shine - Posted October 29, 2012
Forced to evacuated, I had plenty of time to monitor television coverage of Hurricane Sandy. You probably woke up this morning to stations locked in "wall-to-wall" mode, but that was not the case last night. Unlike last year's Hurricane Irene (when I was holed up in a hotel), Sandy did not lead... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS Brings in "A" Team for Hurricane Sandy Coverage - Posted October 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is churning in the Atlantic, and approaching New York. Preparations for the serious storm have caused the area TV stations to cover the impending destruction. Most of the city stations took Mayor Bloomberg's briefings live and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's comments. WCBS/Channel 2 lef... [FishbowlLA]

WCBS Brings in "A" Team for Hurricane Sandy Coverage - Posted October 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is churning in the Atlantic, and approaching New York. Preparations for the serious storm have caused the area TV stations to cover the impending destruction. Most of the city stations took Mayor Bloomberg's briefings live and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's comments. WCBS/Channel 2 lef... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS Brings in "A" Team for Hurricane Sandy Coverage - Posted October 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is churning in the Atlantic, and approaching New York. Preparations for the serious storm have caused the area TV stations to cover the impending destruction. Most of the city stations took Mayor Bloomberg's briefings live and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's comments. WCBS/Channel 2 lef... [FishbowlNY]

Sue Simmons in First Interview Since Leaving WNBC: 'I Cried Every Day' - Posted September 26, 2012
Joy Behar lined up an exclusive interview with exiled former WNBC anchor Sue Simmons. In the interview that aired last night on Current TV's Joy Behar: Say ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sue Simmons in First Interview Since Leaving WNBC: 'I Cried Every Day' - Posted September 26, 2012
Joy Behar lined up an exclusive interview with exiled former WNBC anchor Sue Simmons. In the interview that aired last night on Current TV's Joy Behar: Say ... [FishbowlNY]

Sue Simmons On Being Let Go From WNBC: 'I cried every day' - Posted September 25, 2012
Just three months after her departure from WNBC, ... [TVSpy]

Sue Simmons On Being Let Go From WNBC: 'I cried every day' - Posted September 25, 2012
Just three months after her departure from WNBC, ... [SocialTimes.com]

New York Reporters Hunker Down in New Orleans for Hurricane Isaac - Posted August 29, 2012
Seven years ago today, after nearly being swallowed up by Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans area is being assaulted by Hurricane Isaac and New York reporters are on the scene. WNBC/Chan... [Fishbowl NY]

New York Reporters Hunker Down in New Orleans for Hurricane Isaac - Posted August 29, 2012
Seven years ago today, after nearly being swallowed up by Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans area is being assaulted by Hurricane Isaac and New York reporters are on the scene. WNBC/Chan... [FishbowlNY]

Where in the World are WNBC's Chuck and Shiba? - Posted July 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_64448" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A rare sighting"][/caption] If it seems like WNBC's 11 p.m. anchor team of Chuck Scarborough and new partner ... [FishbowlLA]

Where in the World are WNBC's Chuck and Shiba? - Posted July 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_64448" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A rare sighting"][/caption] If it seems like WNBC's 11 p.m. anchor team of Chuck Scarborough and new partner ... [Fishbowl NY]

Where in the World are WNBC's Chuck and Shiba? - Posted July 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_64448" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A rare sighting"][/caption] If it seems like WNBC's 11 p.m. anchor team of Chuck Scarborough and new partner ... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted June 22, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. WNBC is Quiet as Sue Simmons Delivers Final Newscast Tonight, June 15 ... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted June 22, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. WNBC is Quiet as Sue Simmons Delivers Final Newscast Tonight, June 15 ... [FishbowlNY]

Less Than Seamless Transition for WNBC at 11 p.m. - Posted June 21, 2012
Another glaring omission graced TV sets last night tuned to WNBC/Channel 4. It was the third night of Shiba Russell as permanent co-anchor with Chuck Scarborough... [Fishbowl NY]

Less Than Seamless Transition for WNBC at 11 p.m. - Posted June 21, 2012
Another glaring omission graced TV sets last night tuned to WNBC/Channel 4. It was the third night of Shiba Russell as permanent co-anchor with Chuck Scarborough... [FishbowlNY]

After Referring to Shiba Russell as Sue Simmons, WNBC Drops Chyron Altogether - Posted June 21, 2012
For the first time in over three decades, WNBC debuted a new main anchor team this week, and it seems like the station is hoping that viewers don't notice. When Shiba Russell made her debut as ... [TVSpy]

Sue Simmons Lives On at WNBC - Posted June 20, 2012
It's almost as if WNBC is trying to trick viewers into thinking Sue Simmons never left. On Tuesday night, as ... [TVSpy]

Sue Simmons Lingers at WNBC - Posted June 20, 2012
It's hard to keep a good anchor down. Sue Simmons left WNBC Friday after 32 years in the anchor seat next to Chuck Scarboroug... [Fishbowl NY]

Sue Simmons Lingers at WNBC - Posted June 20, 2012
It's hard to keep a good anchor down. Sue Simmons left WNBC Friday after 32 years in the anchor seat next to Chuck Scarboroug... [FishbowlNY]

As Shiba Russell Debuts at 11 p.m., No Mention of WNBC Anchor Change - Posted June 19, 2012
On Friday, WNBC marked the end of an era: after 32 years, Sue Simmons anchored her... [SocialTimes.com]

Revolving Door: Bloomberg TV, the 'NYTimes' and Buzzfeed, 'Elle Accessories' - Posted June 18, 2012
Here's Bloomberg TV's new lineup. [via TVNewser] Don Lemon is outraged at Tucker Carlson over his defense of The Daily Caller's Neil ... [PRNewser]

WNBC Names Shiba Russell as Sue Simmons' Replacement at 11 p.m. - Posted June 18, 2012
In what's regarded as the worst kept secret, WNBC/Channel 4 has assigned the 11 p.m. newscast to Shiba Russell. She succeeds Sue Simmons, who departed the station last week after 32 years. Russell, hired by Channel 4 in earl... [FishbowlLA]

WNBC Names Shiba Russell as Sue Simmons' Replacement at 11 p.m. - Posted June 18, 2012
In what's regarded as the worst kept secret, WNBC/Channel 4 has assigned the 11 p.m. newscast to Shiba Russell. She succeeds Sue Simmons, who departed the station last week after 32 years. Russell, hired by Channel 4 in earl... [Fishbowl NY]

WNBC Names Shiba Russell as Sue Simmons' Replacement at 11 p.m. - Posted June 18, 2012
In what's regarded as the worst kept secret, WNBC/Channel 4 has assigned the 11 p.m. newscast to Shiba Russell. She succeeds Sue Simmons, who departed the station last week after 32 years. Russell, hired by Channel 4 in earl... [FishbowlNY]

Shiba Russell Replacing Sue Simmons at WNBC - Posted June 18, 2012
In a move that many have anticipated since she joined the station last year, Shiba Russell is r... [TVSpy]

WNBC is 'Quiet' as Sue Simmons Delivers Final Newscast Tonight - Posted June 15, 2012
It's a run for the ages. Sue Simmons closes the book on her storied 32 years as WNBC anchor. She'll sit alongside her legendary partner Chuck Scarborough... [FishbowlLA]

WNBC is 'Quiet' as Sue Simmons Delivers Final Newscast Tonight - Posted June 15, 2012
It's a run for the ages. Sue Simmons closes the book on her storied 32 years as WNBC anchor. She'll sit alongside her legendary partner Chuck Scarborough... [Fishbowl NY]

WNBC is 'Quiet' as Sue Simmons Delivers Final Newscast Tonight - Posted June 15, 2012
It's a run for the ages. Sue Simmons closes the book on her storied 32 years as WNBC anchor. She'll sit alongside her legendary partner Chuck Scarborough... [FishbowlNY]

New York Stations Go Live for Shuttle Landing - Posted April 27, 2012
As a jet carrying the space shuttle Enterprise touched down today at JFK airport around 11:21 a.m. ET, every major news station in New York was carrying live coverage of its arrival. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., WABC, ... [TVSpy]

WNBC Cutting Longtime Anchor Sue Simmons - Posted March 7, 2012
WNBC has reportedly decided not to renew the contract of longtime anchor Sue Simmons... [TVSpy]

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]

On the Move, 12/6/11 - Posted December 6, 2011
Ginger Zee joins ABC's "Good Morning America" as a meteorologist from WMAQ in Chicago. Sarah French joins WHDH in Boston as a weekend evening anchor. Most recently, French worked as a weekday morning anchor at WTIC in Hartford. Guy Rawlings jo... [TVSpy]

WNBC Adds Extra Coverage for the Conrad Murray Verdict - Posted November 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_46409" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="WNBC anchors Tom Llamas and Shiba Russell, with NBC News legal analyst Rikki Klieman"][/caption] The verdict came yesterday in the trial of Michael Jackson's physician. Dr.Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the King of P... [Fishbowl NY]

WNBC Adds Extra Coverage for the Conrad Murray Verdict - Posted November 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_46409" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="WNBC anchors Tom Llamas and Shiba Russell, with NBC News legal analyst Rikki Klieman"][/caption] The verdict came yesterday in the trial of Michael Jackson's physician. Dr.Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the King of P... [FishbowlNY]

On the Move, 9/28/11 - Posted September 28, 2011
Kristen Drew joins KXTV in Sacramento as a reporter from WLKY in Louisville. Frank Holland joins WGN in Chicago as an anchor-reporter from WDIV in Detroit. Joel Brown joins WTVD in Durham, NC as an anchor-reporter from correspondent at CBS New... [TVSpy]

WNBC Names Shiba Russell and Tom Llamas as 5 p.m. Anchor Team - Posted August 18, 2011
WNBC/Channel 4, which previously decided to bring back its 5 p.m. newscast, has named its anchor team. Shiba Russell (right), a weekend co-anchor with David Ushery... [FishbowlLA]

As New Yorkers Celebrate Bin Laden's Death, WNBC Provides Unrivaled Local Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
Following the dramatic announcement late Sunday night that the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden, New York's WNBC stayed in breaking news mode long after ... [TVSpy]

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]

On the Move, 3/17/11 - Posted March 17, 2011
Jummy Olabanji joins WJLA-TV in Washington DC as a reporter from WTKR-TV in Norfolk. Mike Barz expands his morning anchor duties from two hours (5-7am) to four hours (5-9am) at WAWS-TV and WTEV-TV in Jacksonville. Bridget Blythe joins NECN i... [TVSpy]

Shiba Russell Joins WNBC, Makes Clear She's Not Replacing Sue Simmons - Posted February 8, 2011
Shiba Russell is set to join WNBC as a weekend anchor and reporter. Russell comes to the NBC flaghsip from Boston's WCVB, where she's w... [TVSpy]

Anchor Shiba Russell May Be Moving from Boston to New York - Posted December 21, 2010
Shiba Russell, who has been a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for Boston's WCVB, is reportedly in talks to join WNBC. Russe... [TVSpy]

WNBC/Channel 4 May Hire Boston Anchor Shiba Russell - Posted December 21, 2010
If reports are true, a new anchor could be joining WNBC. The Daily News says Shiba Russell, a weekend co-anchor at ABC-owned WCVB in Boston, has told the station that she is leaving. She is reportedly is talks with WNBC to become a weekend anchor. Her contract at ... [Fishbowl NY]

WNBC/Channel 4 May Hire Boston Anchor Shiba Russell - Posted December 21, 2010
If reports are true, a new anchor could be joining WNBC. The Daily News says Shiba Russell, a weekend co-anchor at ABC-owned WCVB in Boston, has told the station that she is leaving. She is reportedly is talks with WNBC to become a weekend anchor. Her contract at ... [FishbowlNY]

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