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 assessment that the evening anchor should set his alarm clock for pre-dawn. At the time of this writing, Wragge secured 28 percent of the vote. However, that’s down from more than 40 percent.
Former WPIX anchor Jim Watkins has caught fire as a write-in, putting him second on viewers’ wish list. Watkins, now at RNN’s FiOS1, previously worked for PIX GM Betty Ellen Barlamino, who runs WCBS sister site WLNY.
Alice Gainer, who made her WCBS anchoring debut yesterday, got someone’s write-in vote. Gainer did weekend anchoring at News 12 New Jersey. She joined Channel 2 as a reporter in January.
We stated that WCBS rarely puts two women at the anchor desk together, reducing Hsu’s chances of the weekday promotion. Perhaps from the temporary Gainer/Hsu team, management is ready for a Mary Calvi/Hsu combo.
WCBS has no comment about the poll or any details about its next anchor.
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