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Veteran Reporter Dick Brennan Now Appearing on Channel 2

We know all about cost cutting. The broadcast industry isn’t immune to belt tightening when times are tough. But in the last several months, WNYW/Channel 5 dropped several veteran reporters, becoming the proverbially “salary dump.”

Entertainment reporter Anne Craig and Andrea Day were two standout reporters who failed to get contract renewals in 2011. But in March, there was a surprise from the WNYW camp.

The station’s longtime political correspondent, Dick Brennan was sent packing after 11 years.  

Apparently, he didn’t have a non-compete clause as Brennan is now reporting on a per diem basis for WCBS/Channel 2, a station spokesman tells FishbowlNY. He was seen Saturday night doing general assignment work.

It’s a great move by WCBS, adding the Little Neck native and Fordham University graduate. A greater move, though, would be finding a full-time role for the accomplished Brennan.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. WNYC Host, Producer Jad Abumrad Named a Genius, September 20
  2. The New York Times Has Smart Commentators, CNN Doesn’t, September 21
  3. Brides EIC Out After 25 Years, September 16
  4. Self Names New Managing Editor, September 21
  5. Conde´ Nast Continues Changes, September 16
  6. Food Network Magazine Toasts Bobby Flay, September 20
  7. The Onion is Leaving New York, September 22
  8. Bill Keller Tackles Obama in First Op-Ed, September 19
  9. Veteran Anchor Mike Schneider to Helm NJTV Nightly Newscast, September 19
  10. Former WNYW/Channel 5 Reporter Andrea Day ‘Excited’ to Take Career in ‘Different Direction,’ September 21

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Former WNYW/Channel 5 Reporter Andrea Day ‘Excited’ to Take Career in ‘Different Direction’

Andrea Day, the high-energy 14-year WNYW/Channel 5 reporter, left the station last Wednesday, after failing to have her contract renewed.

But Day tells FishbowlNY that it was her decision to leave—looking to spread her wings in a new venture.

“It was time, as a person, to do more than that,” Day admits. “I wanted to move in a different direction.”

However, Day, isn’t ready to offer any specifics about her next move. 

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Low Marks for WPIX Handling Kennedy Airport Breaking News

When is breaking news not breaking news?

In the case of WPIX, when it happens during their opening “11 stories in 11 minutes” segment. Just after 8 p.m. last night, word came into newsrooms across the city that two planes collided while taxiing at Kennedy Airport.

Fox 5/WNYW treated it as breaking news it was (not just by using those words on the screen). Anchors Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander opened the newscast with the story, supplementing information available (no one was injured) with live video and reporting from the chopper. Fox 5 remained on that lead story for four minutes.

However, a check with Channel 11 and anchor Jodi Applegate shows a different result.

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