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WWOR Unveils 10 p.m. Newscast Monday

As we reported last month, WWOR/Channel 9 is making the move to 10  for its weeknight newscasts. Now we have new details on the Ten O’Clock News with anchors Brenda Blackmon and Harry Martin.

The 30-minute newscast will be divided into three segments. First, the ‘Nine at 10″ starts the broadcast with the top news stories in 9 minutes. Sound familiar?

Over at WPIX/Channel 11, management runs the “11 Stories in 11 Minutes” at the beginning of their newscast.

Back at WWOR, segment two is “Take it On” –an issue-oriented debate featuring guest contributors and in-depth discussions about the day’s headlines.  

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Channel 5, Channel 9 Bring Puerto Rican Day Parade to Viewers

It was last Sunday that WNYW/Channel 5 aired live coverage of the Celebrate Israel Parade. This Sunday, Fifth Avenue will play host to the 54th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Once again, Channel 5 will be handling the event, joined by their Fox sister station Channel 9.

WNYW gives viewers two hours of live festivities, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., before coverage switches to WWOR from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WNYW and WWOR anchor Harry Martin (left) is parade co-host along with Channel 5 reporter Tai Hernandez. Good Day New York regulars, meterologist Mike Woods and traffic reporter Ines Rosales, will be reporting along the parade route.

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Co-Anchor Harry Martin Calls WWOR Bringing News Back to 10 p.m a ‘Great Opportunity’

After two years, My9/WWOR is returning to its longstanding 10 p.m. news slot, The Ten O’Clock News beginning June 27. WWOR had moved its evening newscast to 11 p.m. and sliced it to 30 minutes.

Now the veteran news team consisting of anchors Harry Martin and Brenda Blackmon, meteorologist Audrey Puente, and Russ Salzberg on sports get the earlier start. The broadcast remains at 30 minutes, half the length of the original Channel 9 10 p.m. newscast.

“I think it’s a great opportunity,” Martin tells FishbowlNY. “Lew Leone, our general manger, said there’s an audience that really wants to watch us at that time.”

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Analyzing Second Day Coverage of Bin Laden Death on New York City Stations

As you undoubtedly know by now, Osama Bin Laden was killed Sunday in Pakistan. Yesterday, local stations were still focusing their energy and resources on the latest developments, especially at Ground Zero.

First, though, a couple of good moves by WPIX. They were the only over-the-air station to carry the White House press briefing at 2 p.m., where presidential advisor John Brennan gave details of the firefight.  Reporter Howard Thompson anchored the coverage from their New York studios.

For its 10 p.m. newscast, Jodi Applegate flanked by a  full compliment of (mostly live) reporters did away with their ”11 Stories in 11 Minutes” segment, and therefore the urgency (also variations on the same story) meant no rundown icons at the bottom of the screen.

Of course, Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander had their own full coverage at 10 p.m. with multiple reporters, including Harry Martin at Ground Zero.

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As Drama Unfolds, Newscasts Focus In On Yonkers Scaffolding Rescue

For more than an hour late Friday afternoon, two workers dangled precariously 12 stories over the side of a Yonkers high rise.

The timing of the accident (just after 5 p.m.) made for instant drama: just add water and stir.

The men who had been out on the scaffolding were ultimately brought down to street level safely.

With choppers providing live video from the scene, viewers saw all the riveting images.

Although not all images were as riveting as others, Channel 4, for example, which shares the helicopter with Fox 5/WNYW, actually had a much grainier feed than their partner. Apparently, WNBC was overcompensating for the darker, albeit clearer, picture on WNYW.

WNYW, though, was late to get to the coverage, taking approximately 30 minutes longer than WCBS and WABC for their choppers to arrive.

Once all the stations were on air and up in the air, this played out right through the 6 p.m. newscasts.

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A Day in the Life of Fox 5 and My9 Anchor Harry Martin

Anchoring more than one newscast per shift is nothing new. That is standard operating procedure. What is uncommon, though, is anchoring two newscasts for two different TV stations.

Welcome to the world of Harry Martin. With apologies to the late, great James Brown, when it comes to the local news scene, Martin may very well be the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business.”

Delve into Martin’s day and you see just how special it is.  

The veteran anchor has been a mainstay on WWOR and Fox 5 several years. Since 2009, however, Martin anchors for WNYW, followed by sister station My9 each weeknight.  

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TV Stations Ready for Election Night Coverage


We continue our look at the election night coverage, with check on how the area TV station’s news departments are gearing up for their big night.

  • WCBS/Channel 2

Updates throughout the day during regular newscasts.

CBS 2 News at 11 p.m. will be extended to an hour broadcast.

Updated cut-ins through out primetime.

CBS News led by Katie Couric will do an election one hour special broadcast at 10 p.m.

  • WNBC/Channel 4

Coverage will focus on mainly the races for the New York Governor and Connecticut senate.

The will provide cut-ins on the main channel during primetime. NY Nonstop will be live from 8 p.m. to  11 p.m.

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Stations Plan for 9/11 Anniversary Coverage

As the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, TV stations are ready to commemorate the tragedy.

WCBS

Channel 2 will show the events, live from Ground Zero, beginning at 8:27 a.m. The station will remain on the air, commercial-free, until the start of the U.S. Open.

WNBC

Channel 4 is airing the complete list of the names of those who died.

WNYW/WWOR

Led by anchors Greg Kelly, Rosanna Scotto and Harry Martin, they will be reporting live from Ground Zero starting at 8 a.m.

The ceremony will be simulcast on WWOR/My9.

Both channels will take the full coverage, followed by a wrap-up.

Update:During tomorrow’s special coverage, WNYW will have interviews with Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and several victims’ families.

WABC and WPIX schedule follows the jump.

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