We were a couple months away from electing Bill Clinton to his first term as president. Time Warner Cable debuted a 24-hour channel, NY1. To blow out the 20 candles on the cake, NY1 got the “Empire State Building treatment.” Our sister site TVSpy reports the iconic structure was lit in the station’s blue and yellow colors yesterday.
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Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.
- Dave Price Turns Dancing With The Stars Interview into Awkward Good Day New York Segment, August 18
- WPIX Blacked Out ‘Without Warning’ in Cablevision Homes, August 17
- Politico Removes Idiot Reporter from Covering Idiot Todd Akin, August 21
- FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Emphatically Want Greg Kelly Back on Good Day New York, August 16
- Tina Brown Defends Niall Ferguson, August 22
- Pat Kiernan (left), Best TV Person Ever, Rumored to Miss Out on Live! Co-Anchor Gig, August 21
- Chris Wragge ‘Flattered’ To Be Part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Tennis Coverage, August 16
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You’ll be seeing a lot more of sports anchor Duke Castiglione. Sources tell FishbowlNY that he has agreed to a multi-year extension with the Fox O&O. Since joining WNYW five years ago, Castiglione has covered every major sporting event. But none has been bigger than the New York Giants’ stirring Super Bowl XLII run. Castiglione capped the Giants’ dream season hosting the post-game show, and subsequent victory parade for Channel 5.
As the G-Men look toward a repeat, Castiglione, 39, will co-host the Giants season kick-off special, Defending the Throne, September 1 on sister station WWOR.
“Duke gives NY sports fans more than just scores and highlights; viewers get an all-access pass to their favorite sports teams,” WNYW news director Dianne Doctor, says. “His exceptional reporting continues to be an asset to our station and representative of our dedication to local sports coverage.”
Castiglione’s sports duties include hosting the long-running weekend wrap-up program Sports Extra, Sundays at 10:30 p.m. In addition, he covers Yankee post-games for Channel 9. The next game is August 14 versus the Texas Rangers.
Here is your morning “Only in New York” moment. NY1 reporter Vivian Lee was busy preparing for a story in Cobble Hill when a woman, draped in a white sheet, climbed in an NY1 van and began using Lee’s make-up and eating snacks. According to DNA Info, when Lee asked the make-up marauder to leave, she allegedly punched Lee in the neck.
Thankfully the van’s driver was able to control the attacker until authorities arrived. “I’m okay,” Lee told DNA Info, after the incident.
No word on what kind of snacks the attacker went for first. If there were Milanos in the van, we could (almost) understand.
(H/T Daily Intel)
Since Eliot Spitzer had the “governor” dropped from his name, he’s made waves in broadcasting. His latest move in that path, Spitzer has been added to NY1′s political coverage. He began as a guest-host on MSNBC, before getting his own short-lived show on CNN, and in March got his own show on Current TV. And now he’s adding NY1′s Inside City Hall where he’ll be one of the program’s three “Wiseguys” along with former Mayor Ed Koch and former Senator Alfonse D’amato.
“I am delighted to be joining two of New York’s sharpest political minds to discuss the important issues of the day,” Spitzer says.
The trio will explore the biggest political issues beginning next week.
“Former Governor Eliot Spitzer is one of the smartest people I know,” Koch says. “His joining Wiseguys broadens its political insights. Welcome aboard, Eliot,” said Koch.
“Eliot will certainly add some spark to the Wiseguys. Look for more fireworks!” said D’Amato.
Spitzer was born and raised in the Bronx and is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
NY1′s Inside City Hall, hosted by Errol Louis, is telecast from 7 to 8 weeknights with a replay at 10pm.
The Associated Press was the big winner today of the 2012 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism. The AP walked away with six awards including top prize, the Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award for the series, “NYPD Spies on NYC.”
NY1 won the coveted Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York trophy for One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011.
Finalist for the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter was WCBS 880 reporter/anchor Alex Silverman.
The winner for Best Headline and Front Page in the magazine category went to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, while Newsday took home for newspaper.
Best Business Reporting among newspapers goes to The Wall Street Journal.
In the Consumer Reporting category, chalk another for the mayor’s media empire, as Bloomberg News wins in the NewsWire division.
NY1 is covering the trial of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. This weekend, reporter Bobby Cuza, assigned last year as the station’s lead correspondent on the terror attacks, treks to Cuba for Mohammed’s arraignment.
Cuza will provide first-hand coverage of Saturday’s arraignment. He’ll also profile victim’s family members, traveling to Cuba to witness the next chapter in the 9/11 saga.
His reports, “9/11: The Trial,” will run tomorrow through Sunday on NY1.
Cuza gave viewers daily reports for months leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
In March, Kiernan got one of the co-hosts slots with Ripa. It’s been an open audition to fill the retired Regis Philbin‘s seat. Numerous TV hosts, movie stars and comedians have sat next to Ripa.
Kiernan, who told FBNY last month that it was his career dream to get the gig permanently, will make no changes to anchor personality.
“There are so many factors in a decision like this that it’s tough to analyze what they’re looking for. So I’m trying not to analyze,” Kiernan tells FishbowlNY. “As with last time, I’ll bring the slightly cheerier version of my NY1 self and they’ll let me know if it’s the right fit for Kelly.”
Kiernan will appear on Live! April 30 and May 1.
“I’ve got both DVRs at home set for Live! and my kids have been joking that we talk about Kelly like she’s become part of the family,” Kiernan deadpans.
Attention any New York media person in a relationship: Brian Stelter, media reporter extraordinaire for The New York Times, is setting the bar extremely high. Stelter is currently dating Jamie Shupak, NY1′s traffic reporter and Complex’s dating columnist. In her piece on “skills every guy should possess,” Shupak inadvertently put every media person in a relationship on notice, by revealing that Stelter is basically the best boyfriend ever. “Luckily the guy I’m dating is an all-star at this; he writes me a love letter every single day,” wrote Shupak.
Every single day? That’s insanity, right? Well, being the dedicated journalists that we are, we tweeted to Stelter, asking that he either confirm or deny this outrageous claim. Turns out, it’s true. “Confirm,” wrote Stelter. “If you were dating @JamieShupak, you’d do exactly the same thing.” Shupak then backed him up, explaining, “and FTR: it’s never a ‘hey babe ur hott’ text as one (very amateur) commenter suggested.”
Damn you Stelter. Damn you and your romantic ways. Now everyone has to up their game. Or at least delete that “hi sexxxy, ur eyes are like rainbows made out of puppies” text and come up with something better.
NY1 veteran anchor Pat Kiernan made his long-awaited debut on Live yesterday. Kiernan, as we reported earlier in the week, had been pushing for a chance to sit with Kelly Ripa for more than a year, dating back to when it was Regis Philbin‘s seat to fill.
Kiernan made the most of his golden opportunity, showing off his skills that NY1 viewers have known for years. He’s conversational and can certainly communicate with the best of them, even though Kiernan is no Hollywood heavyweight co-hosting with Ripa.
“I’m hard on myself. When I watched it back I could see the moments where I fumbled for a word or wasn’t quite sure what was happening next,” Kiernan admits to FishbowlNY. ”But the conversation with Kelly was effortless and I felt like we were truly ‘co’ hosts for the day.”
One of those effortless moments occured in the opening banter, as the relaxed Kiernan gave Ripa a tutorial on the finer points of displaying the daily newspapers, which he does in a popular segment each day on NY1. His on-air connection with Ripa is more amazing considering the duo never met until the dress rehearsal one day earlier. Watch the entire host chat below.
No word on a second stint for Kiernan at Live.
“We didn’t even discuss the topic of future bookings,” Kiernan says. “They’ve got a lot in the mix and they know that I’d be happy.” to return.