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Funnyman Politics | Twitter Festival | Cockroach TV

TVNewser: As the perfect release of some election steam, President Obama and Mitt Romney kept the heat on each other. But at last night’s annual Al Smith dinner last night, it was all about the yuks. TVNewser covered the entertaining event at the Waldorf-Astoria.

GalleyCat: If you still are Twitter skeptic, this might change your view. The popular worldwide social media site is hosting a Fiction Festival next month. We get to save on writer’s cramp, while increasing our carpal tunnel. Win Win!

TVSpy: Not for the faint of heart. A KNBC reporter got an unwelcomed visitor during a live shot–a cockroach! We’re not sure if the reporter noticed the creepy crawly, as he was totally focused on the story.

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Former WNYW Sports Reporter Andy Adler Leaves KNBC

Andy Adler, was a popular sports reporter/anchor on WNYW/Channel 5 for three years, before returning home to the West Coast in 2010.

But after less than two years, Adler decided she missed her passion–sports. Adler, today, co-anchored her final weekend morning broadcast at KNBC in Los Angeles. She also was a general assignment reporter at the station. 

Adler tells FishbowlNY exclusively that she is excited to resume her sportscasting career, at an undisclosed location March 1.

“I miss my sports. I miss it,” Adler admits. ”This is my passion. This is what I do when I’m not working.” 

Adler missed it even more when she was called on for occasional sports reporting at KNBC.

“Every time I did it, I just left like this is home,” Adler admits. “It was just time to do it permanently.” 

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‘New York Not Gone Forever’ as Former WPIX Talent Lolita Lopez Starts as KNBC Reporter Today

While we await the resolution of Jim Watkins‘ fate at WPIX, Lolita Lopez takes matters into her own hands!

The versatile Channel 11 air talent bolted for KNBC in Los Angeles where she starts on Monday as a general assignment reporter.

Lopez began at WPIX in 2001 in that same role. But she added weekend sports anchor to her resume. Eventually, when top sportscaster Sal Marchiano was dumped in 2008, Lopez was promoted.

However, when news director Bill Carey (who joined WPIX in 2009), dropped sports from the newscasts earlier this year to make his station stand out, Lopez’s trip at Channel 11 went full circle to street reporter.

Lopez, the highly visible sports anchor at the time of the unprecedented move, isn’t sure how it will affect viewers in the long term.

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Former WPIX Reporter Lolita Lopez Joins KNBC

We have more details on the West Coast plans for Lolita Lopez. The WPIX/Channel 11 veteran has been named a general assignment reporter with KNBC in Los Angeles. Our sister site TVSpy reports that Lopez’s first day is October 10.

Lopez, as we reported earlier this week, was relieved of her WPIX contract for the KNBC opportunity.

TVSpy has more on the story, including comments from Lopez’s new boss, Vickie Burns, KNBC VP of News.

New Home | Maternity Madness | S-U-I-N-G

  • FishbowlLA:  Lots of accolades from CNN as its longtime business reporter Stephanie Elam joins KNBC.
  • TVNewser: Fox News Channel’s Megan Kelly is back from maternity leave, meaning Jon Stewart can resume his jabs at her.
  • SportsNewser: Former Village People frontman Victor Willis is planning to sue the Tampa Bay Rays because of using his name and likeness without permission.  And yes, that’s Willis in his cop costume for the 1970s disco group.  

Stuff We’ve Been Too Sick To Blog 3: ERS “Investigates” Breasts

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Our friends at ERS have their panties in a twist (well, someone’s panties, anyway) over the fact that we’ve ignored their great investigation (now in its second week) into the local broadcast “Babe Wars.”

Someone at the site is paying extra-special-close attention to the pulchritude of TV personalities at KCBS/KCAL (Sharon Tay) and KNBC (Elita Loresa — who used to write obits, of all things, for the Orange County Register).

We don’t know what all the fuss is about, but then, we have uteruses. And a nasty cold. So, we’ll let you check it out for your horny lil’ selves.

*(Oh, did we use the wrong picture? So sorry.)

Trade Round-Up: Oct. 11, 2007

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DiCaprio, Clooney Team Up for WB
Warner Bros. has a super A-list project on its hands courtesy of a big-screen adaptation of Beau Willimon’s play called Farragut North, Var‘s Michael Fleming reports. Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star in the pic with George Clooney “eyeing” the project to direct. Both actor’s respective production companies will produce. Var says the story centers on “a young communications director for a fast-rising presidential candidate. During the course of the campaign, the idealistic young man falls prey to the backstabbing and other dirty trickery of seasoned rivals.”

NBC Moving to Uni’s Headquarters
NBC will soon consummate its marriage with Universal by sharing the same address. Variety is reporting that after 50 years in Burbank, NBC will sell a large portion of its 34-acre property and move across the street from Universal Studios. On the move will be NBC’s West Coast news operations and local stations KNBC and KVEA in a new complex in 2011, the trade paper says. More news about the move here.

THR on Fire
THR’s Kirk Honeycutt takes a closer look at Susanne Bier’s Things We Lost in the Fire starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro. In his review he calls the pic “an unstable mix of a tearjerker, junkie-recovery story and odd-couple pairing.” Honeycutt was also turned on by the “refreshing change” that Bier brought to the project by casting a racially mixed cast in parts that were “undoubtedly” written as white.

- CHRIS GARDNER

Breaking: Carlos Amezcua Is In, John Beard Is Out at KTTV

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Courtesy of Mike Schneider at Franklin Ave. (and Variety):

Longtime KTLA Morning Show host Carlos Amezcua has hopped to rival KTTV, where he’ll co-anchor the Fox-owned station’s 10 p.m. newscast beginning Oct. 1.

Out in the anchor shuffle is longtime KTTV anchor John Beard, whose contract was set to expire. The 14-year KTTV vet — who before that had a long run at KNBC — will appear on Fox 11 for the last time on Sept. 28.