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And the Votes Are In for WCBS New Morning Anchor…

We asked you to take part in our poll to decide who should be named WCBS/Channel 2 new morning co-anchor.

This was becoming a landslide win for Chris Wragge. Readers were in agreement with this reporter’s assessment that the evening anchor should set his alarm clock for pre-dawn. At the time of this writing, Wragge secured 28 percent of the vote. However, that’s down from more than 40 percent.

Former WPIX anchor Jim Watkins has caught fire as a write-in, putting him second on viewers’ wish list. Watkins, now at RNN’s FiOS1, previously worked for PIX GM Betty Ellen Barlamino, who runs WCBS sister site WLNY.

Also getting some write-in support, the legendary WNBC anchor Sue Simmons, and current Channel 4 anchor David Ushery.

Alice Gainer, who made her WCBS anchoring debut yesterday, got someone’s write-in vote. Gainer did weekend anchoring at News 12 New Jersey. She joined Channel 2 as a reporter in January.

Don Dahler picked up 17 percent of the vote. Cindy Hsu settled for less than 9 percent of the vote.

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Judge Overturns Former NY1 Anchor Dominic Carter’s Attempted Assault

Former NY1 political anchor Dominic Carter is working on rebuilding his life after an ugly tabloid-laced scandal. His 2009 conviction on attempted assault has been overturned by a state appeals court.

But for Carter, it’s a costly victory. The scandal led to his firing from NY1 and 19 days behind bars in February, 2010.

In October 2008, Carter was arrested after his battered wife accused the anchor of kicking, punching, and choking her during a fight at their home.

At trial, the Daily News reports, his wife testified that she was attacked–by a day laborer. The judge, however, called that “preposterous.” 

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Dominic Carter Returns to TV This Week on RNN

Dominic Carter, the former NY1 anchor, makes his first TV appearances this week since leaving the cable channel in 2009.

Carter, you’ll recall, served three weeks of jail time for a misdemeanor attempted assault against his wife in November 2009. The Daily News reports Carter is appealing the court’s decision. NY1 decided not to pick up his contract following the conviction.

Carter will appear in a panel discussion on Richard French’s RNN show tonight and tomorrow.

“It’s very exciting for me,” Carter tells FishbowlNY via email. ”The last 20 years of my life has been on television, and it’s great to be going back and reconnecting with the many viewers that have supported me throughout the years.”