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The ‘Trial Separation’ is Over: Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto Back Together on WNYW’s Good Day New York

No shower scene, no Patrick Duffy, and no dream scene. But if you skipped the last seven months on WNYW, it’s back to the familiar Greg Kelly/Rosanna Scotto on Good Day New York.

The duo was reunited this morning after yesterday’s stunning announcement, which FishbowlNY had first, removing the NYPD commissioner’s son from the high-profile evening newscasts. Steve Lacy, former Early Call (4:30 a.m.) host began as 10 p.m. co-anchor last night. He’ll start soloing the 6 pm. tonight.  It was an apparent ugly second stint for Dave Price at Channel 5. We’re told that Price, who was bumped to the early morning slot, was “livid” about management’s decision. He was let out of his contract several months early.

However, this morning Scotto pointed out that Price “wanted to do other things.” She said twice in the opening of the 9 a.m. hour that it was his choice.

“We look forward to what he decides to do next,” Scotto says.

The spotlight then shifted to the positive: Lacy’s ascension at WNYW.

“Big things in his future,” Kelly declared.

In officially telling the audience about Lacy’s new gig, Scotto questioned her partner.

“Do you have any advice for him?”

“Steve is an outstanding broadcaster and a very smart guy,” Kelly admits. “Two of the reasons I was intimidated by him, when I first met him.”

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WNYW Pulls Plug on Greg Kelly as Lead Anchor; Steve Lacy to Take Over

New face of Fox 5 News at night

Fox executives are apparently wiping egg from their faces. FishbowlNY has learned that Greg Kelly is being yanked as 6 and 10 p.m. anchor. It’s an embarrassing move for management to be sure. We’re told that Kelly will return to his Good Day New York anchor duties alongside Rosanna Scotto. In turn, Dave Price, who succeeded Kelly on Good Dayhas been shifted to the early morning broadcast starting at 4:30will be leaving the station.

The anchor carousel doesn’t stop there.

Steve Lacy (left), the current Good Day Early Call anchor, is next to get his shot at the high-profile nighttime newscasts. Like Kelly, Lacy will solo the 6 p.m. and then join Dari Alexander for the late evening broadcast. Lacy joined Channel 5 in August 2011.

Update: TVSpy has more details on the changes. Price, (right) who asked to be let out of his contract early, says, “I had a great experience returning to FOX 5 but it is time to look for opportunities outside WNYW. I love Rosanna and the gang and wish them all the best.”

Kelly was lambasted for bringing his morning show attitude to the more serious nighttime setting. Weeks after Kelly went from sunrise to sunset, FishbowlNY readers made their case in a pair of polls pushing for his return to mornings, while Price would be axed.

All of the changes take effect tomorrow.

Reporter Anne Craig Exits Fox 5 After Eight Years

Anne Craig did her final report for Fox 5/WNYW last night. A Fox 5 spokeswoman tells FishbowlNY that her contract has not been renewed. Moments before her last Fox 5 appearance, Craig tweeted, “Thanks for being loyal viewers for the past 8 years. Stay tuned……”

Craig, who could do hard news and lighter stories with the same ease, had been on the entertainment beat of late. On the evening newscasts, Craig could be counted on for American Idol ”chatter.” The personable Craig would also bring viewers to movie premiere red carpets and Broadway opening nights.  Earlier this month, Craig attended one of the infamous Charlie Sheen live shows at Radio City Music Hall and then reported what she saw.

“Let me say, boring, dismal, terrible, that’s what everybody is saying tonight,” Craig said. 

Craig started at Fox 5 in 2003 as a general assignment reporter and has served as a fill-in anchor for Good Day New York, along with Fox 5′s 5pm and 10pm newscasts.

The spokeswoman says an extensive search is underway for her replacement.

Fox 5′s Good Day New York Heads to Yankee Stadium for Thursday Opener

Ushering in the new baseball season,  WNYW/Fox 5 takes Good Day New York on the road tomorrow for the Yankees season opener.

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto will host Good Day from Yankee Stadium.

Among the highlights, Kelly and Scotto will take viewers inside the dugout, while sports anchor Duke Castiglione interviews Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. 

The live broadcast from 7 to 10 a.m. also features Yankee Stadium head groundskeeper Dan Cunningham discussing field preparations for opening day. Additionally, Kelly and Scotto will get the thoughts of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.  

Fox 5 sister station My9/WWOR is, once again, the over-the-air home for 21 Yankee games this season.