In trying to return some normalcy to viewers’ lives, and preparing them for the morning commute, newscasts had typical team coverage to cope with the aftermath of a bizarre October blast of winter.
However, one channel was not typical, bringing in its “big gun” for last night’s coverage.
Ernie Anastos, the veteran WNYW/Channel 5 anchor, was on the air for Sunday’s 10 p.m. newscast with Christina Park. With many angles to explore, Sports Extra was preempted, expanding the broadcast to an hour.
There was no 6 p.m. newscast on WNYW due to its NFL commitment.
You’ll recall, in August, Anastos teamed up with Park for the Sunday night newscasts as Hurricane Irene cut a path of destruction across the tri-state.