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NY1 Summed Up Nicely

Complex has published a great Oral History of NY1. It’s well worth a read. Here are just a few of the NY1 people who commented on the network:

Steve Paulus (VP of local news and programming); Matt Besterman (exec producer); Jamie Shupak (traffic reporter); Pat Kiernan (No explanation needed); Errol Louis (Host of Inside City Hall); Dean Meminger (criminal justice reporter); Kristen Shaughnessy (weekend anchor and reporter); Budd Mishkin (Host of One on One).

They all give some great quotes, but our favorite by far is one dished out by Action Bronson, the rapper that hails from Flushing:

I’m a fuckin’ New Yorker. Who doesn’t know about NY1? That’s the channel that goes on in the morning. If you need to know the temperature right away, before cell phones and all this shit, you go to NY1. Weather on the ones, dude—01, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51. We’re not playing games.

If NY1 doesn’t use “I’m a fuckin’ New Yorker. Who doesn’t know about NY1?” in its next ad campaign, it’s making a big mistake.

Pat Kiernan Reads Huffington Post Headlines

Just in case you needed another reason to love Pat Kiernan, here he is reading Huffington Post headlines on HuffPost Live.

Kiernan is a pro, so nothing — even reading about Emma Watson’s sports bra — derails him from a smooth delivery. You’re our boy Pat!

NY1 Reportedly Being Rebranded by Time Warner Cable Honchos

Apparently 20 years wasn’t long enough for Time Warner to build a brand at the 24-hour news channel NY1.

The station name and corner-of-the-screen logo may be in doubt, according to the New York Daily News.

The paper says Time Warner Cable market research indicates most viewers are not aware that NY1 is exclusive to TWC customers. The report says NY1 will be rebranded as TWC News in the fall.

Although cable competitor Verizon offers its own FiOS1 newscast, there is no constant “reminder” of the cable company. In addition, News 12 doesn’t hit viewers over the head that it is a Cablevision product.

FishbowlNY attempted to reach a NY1 spokesperson for comment. We also reached out to veteran morning anchor Pat Kiernan, who referred us to his In the Papers segment today. Since the story was on page three of the News, Kiernan didn’t shy away.

“That means deemphasizing the NY1 brand, and putting a Time Warner Cable logo on the screen, probably alongside the NY1 brand,” Kiernan said on the air.

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NY1 Anchor Pat Kiernan Plays Panelist on CNN

CNN viewers who were waiting for the “cruise from hell” to dock in Mobile, Alabama last night were greeted by NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan.

Kiernan joined a group appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight with former CNBC host Donny Deutsch substituting.

This was not his first time on the cable news network. From 2000 to 2004, Kiernan anchored a business program on the now-defunct CNNfn. That broadcast led to assignments on the “main stage” as well.

In addition, Kiernan occasionally is reunited with his former CNNfn colleagues Ali Velshi and Christine Romans on  CNN’s weekend programming.

The New York Times Loves NY1

The true test of a New Yorker? Ask them what they think of NY1. If they say that they don’t like the channel, or even hesitate to express their feelings, they are not a New Yorker.

NY1 is the TV soul of New York, and Pat Kiernan is our spiritual leader. And during Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times noticed that, and has lavished praise upon the lovable channel:

It [NY1] gave a disaster human scale, and also projected calm and authority as circumstances deteriorated. Major broadcast and cable networks abandoned their prime-time programming to cover the storm frenetically live, but only NY1’s coverage was unhurried. Over the course of the night, its broadcast became a comforting town square, the coverage not as improvisational as you might expect.

Yes, that’s right! The Times then went on to highlight several NY1ers, including Zack Fink, Jeanine Ramirez, Ruschell Boone, John Schiumo and Dean Meminger. Oh and of course the Times gave a shout out to Kiernan, who by  4:00 am Tuesday “was in a suit and tie behind the anchor desk, keeping the ship steady.”

Happy 20th Birthday to NY1!

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.

NY1 mainstays Pat Kiernan and Roma Torre had a hand in the lighting ceremony. TVSpy has more on the story.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Dave Price Turns Dancing With The Stars Interview into Awkward Good Day New York Segment, August 18
  2. WPIX Blacked Out ‘Without Warning’ in Cablevision Homes, August 17
  3. Politico Removes Idiot Reporter from Covering Idiot Todd Akin, August 21
  4. FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Emphatically Want Greg Kelly Back on Good Day New York, August 16
  5. Tina Brown Defends Niall Ferguson, August 22
  6. Pat Kiernan (left), Best TV Person Ever, Rumored to Miss Out on Live! Co-Anchor Gig, August 21
  7. Chris Wragge ‘Flattered’ To Be Part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Tennis Coverage, August 16

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Former Giants Star Michael Strahan Tapped as Live with Kelly Co-Host

He may not be Regis Philbin, but the gap-toothed, Giants great Michael Strahan is set to succeed the broadcasting legend. After dozens of on-air auditions, multiple sources say Strahan has been chosen as Kelly Ripa‘s co-host on Live.

Strahan, at 40, and half the age of Philbin, is expected to be unveiled as the permanent replacement when the new season debuts September 4.

The former Giants defensive end, however, will keep his Fox NFL Sunday gig, according to the Los Angeles Times. It also means tallying the frequent flier miles as weekend commuter to the Fox studios in Hollywood.

While it’s great news for the personable Super Bowl champion, it is unfortunate news for NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan, who openly campaigned for the seat. Kiernan even got a handful of tryouts with Ripa.

Prior to his first appearance in March, Kiernan told FishbowlNY about his affinity for Live.

“I have long had an interest in co-hosting the show when Regis [Philbin] was there, if he went away,” Kiernan said. “But the opportunity never came about.”

Although Strahan is being touted as the new co-host, Kiernan would only say, “I owe ABC the respect of a ‘no comment’ until they have something to announce.”

The 80-year-old Philbin retired in November.

Photo credit: USAToday.com

Pat Kiernan, Best TV Person Ever, Rumored to Miss Out on Live! Co-Hosting Gig

According to horrible rumors that better not end up being true or we’ll do something crazy like type run-on sentences, Pat Kiernan is going to lose out on his dream job of co-hosting Live!, alongside Kelly Ripa. ShowBiz411 reports that some guy named Seth Meyers “is still the leading candidate” to take the spot when the show returns September 4.

Kiernan has co-hosted Live a few times and — in our unbiased opinion — has been fantastic. So if Meyers gets the job, we’ll be disappointed.

But hopefully Kiernan knows that no matter what, New York loves him. And if the people behind Live! can’t see how great he is then they can all just go to hell and burn or whatever it is people do there.

(H/T New York Observer)

Ann Curry, Tyra Banks, Peggy Noonan Receive 2012 Matrix Awards

Eight influential women were honored this afternoon at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan.

Katie Couric, who presented a Matrix Award to Tyra Banks, walked the red carpet before the ceremony with a stool so the pair could (sort of) stand shoulder-to-shoulder (pictured). “I feel like I’m standing next to Shaquille O’Neal!” Couric quipped.

Couric’s ABC news colleagues  Josh Elliott, “20/20″ EP David Sloan and SVP of communications Jeffrey Schneider attended to honor Walt Disney EVP and chief communications officer Zenia Mucha. Mucha was presented by Barbara Walters.

In her speech, Walters said Mucha, a first-generation immigrant who lived in Poland until she was 9, “might just have the toughest job of anyone I know.”

“Even Mickey Mouse doesn’t make a move without checking with Zenia,” Walters said. Read more

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