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New York Live Makes Another Programming Switch to 12:30 P.M.; Jane Hanson to Exit Show Friday

New York Live and its predecessor LX New York have made more changes on the WNBC schedule than a game of three card monte. The latest switcheroo may be a surprise to many. As we reported in March, WNBC announced that New York Live would be canceled in time for fall programming. True to their word, Steve Harvey takes the 3 p.m. slot with the debut of his new syndicated talk show September 4.

And that would be the end of the line for New York Live.

Quietly, however, in just the last few weeks, the show has apparently been given another life. New York Live is making the move to 12:30 p.m., immediately after the noon newscast.

Some changes are coming to the program, though. Most notably, the time has been trimmed to just 30 minutes. Lead host Jane Hanson will not be part of the shorter entertainment/lifestyle broadcast.

“It just didn’t work for me for a number of different reasons,” Hanson tells FishbowlNY. “One of them is financially. There wasn’t the same kind of pay involved… I just could not afford to take that job.”

In the end, it wasn’t a tough decision to walk away, but Hanson still has fond memories of New York Live.

“We were really gaining momentum too. We had great [fan] response… we interacted the audience in unusual ways because we always had that chat at the bottom of the page,” Hanson says. “That part I’ll miss.”

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End of the Line for WNBC’s New York Live

It’s been a tumultous run for New York Live. The lifestyle and fashion-heavy show is being canceled in the fall, a WNBC spokeswoman confirms to FishbowlNY.

New York Live, originally called LX New York, debuted to much criticism in September 2009 when it replaced news at 5 p.m.  

But audiences never fully latched on.

By February 2010, Jane Hanson, a Channel 4 veteran anchor and recent cast off, was brought on board for stability to the sinking ship with co-anchor Sara Gore. Jacque Reid was added as a third host in September 2011.

But the die was cast in May 2011, when the LX TV-produced program opted for the name change from LX New York. Four months later, WNBC did an about-face–reinstating news at 5 p.m. and moving New York Live to 3 p.m.  

The spokeswoman says no decision has been made “as to what programming will take that time slot,” but the Daily News speculates that syndicated talk shows hosted by Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey are both likely candidates to grab the 3 p.m. time slot.

Jacque Reid Added as Host to WNBC’s New York Live Lineup

Last week, New York Live (formerly LX New York) made the switch to 3 p.m. and now has a third host, joining Jane Hanson and Sara Gore.

Jacque Reid is familiar to BET viewers where she was that network’s lead news anchor on the Nightly News from 2001 to 2005.

Now as a trio, New York Live offers viewers a heavy daily dose of celebrity news and interviews, lifestyle choices, and the latest fashion trends.

”We are more than thrilled to have Jacque as part of our team,” says Amy Rosenblum, New York Live executive producer. “Jacque brings a great spark to the show with her outspoken commentary and great personality. She is a terrific new addition and will make the show even better than ever.”

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