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WPIX/Channel 11 Takes on Bullying Next Week

The act of bullying has grown exponentially thanks to social media. For one week, WPIX/Channel 11 is making it a top priority.

The PIX Morning News, with anchors Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera, will air a week-long initiative to raise awareness and empower families.

The station’s Anti-Bully Week will be broadcast in the 8 a.m. hour next week.

Highlights include:

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The Retro PIX Game Makes Appearance in Morning News

If you grew up in New York in late 1970s or early 1980s, you might enjoy this story!

Long before the Internet and any social media, we had video gaming. During that time, WPIX/Channel 11 offered a popular viewer PIX game segment. Since they aired during the station’s weekday children’s programming, especially the long-running The Magic Garden, it was kids who sent in requests to play. Those chosen would famously shout “PIX–PIX–PIX” for voice control of the game.  

The software was Mattel’s Intellivision, number two to Atari in the home at the time.

Fast forward to 2012.

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‘Change is Good’ for Veteran Reporter Jay Dow, Starting at WPIX Next Week

Jay Dow is about make a major career change. As we reported Monday, Dow is headed for WPIX, where the two-time Emmy Award winner will handle an array of hard news stories for the Tribune owned station, starting Monday.

His arrival at Channel 11 follows more than nine years as a WCBS/Channel 2 reporter.

“I grew up in the CBS family,” Dow tells FishbowlNY. “It was a great experience.”

Beyond that, it was a connection to his late uncle, Harold Dow, a longtime CBS News correspondent. Dow died in 2010.

“The Dow name has put in five decades of hard work at CBS,” Dow reflects.

Dow says he got where he is today, in part, from the elder Dow’s mentoring and the “trail that he blazed for myself and an entire of generation of journalists of color.”

Furthermore, Dow credits veteran WCBS reporters Pablo Guzman and John Slattery, and Byron Pitts and Randall Pinkston on the network side as influences.

“Because of all of these people, and the time that I’ve spent with them, I’m a better journalist for it,” Dow admits.  

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WPIX Goes to Bat for Health and Wellness

Bringing together top experts in health and wellness, WPIX/Channel 11 is running an all-day, all-ages expo. The PIX11 Health & Wellness Expo is taking place Sunday, September 25th at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. 

The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is led by WPIX morning anchor Tamsen Fadal and Dr. Steve Salvatore, who hosts his own show Dr. Steve on WPIX and other Tribune-owned stations.

Through the use of classes, demonstrations, seminars and hands-on experience, Channel 11 will provide a day of information and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. The expo will bring a variety of doctors, nutritionists, sports and fitness specialists, wellness celebrities, authors and a diverse group of experts.

Aside from attaining the healthy knowledge, visitors can meet WPIX talent in the Time Warner Cable Lounge (booth 201), including Jodi Applegate, Linda Church, Mr. G, Sukanya Krishnan, and Kaity Tong.

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9/11: New York Remembers Revisited

In case you missed any of our special feature 9/11: New York Remembers, today we’re observing the 10th anniversary of the tragic day linking back to the entire series.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

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

  1. Time Joins Tumblr, Sept. 6
  2. Traffic Reporter Jill Nicolini Leaves WPIX, Heads for WNYW (left), Sept. 2
  3. News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Rich Hoffman Curses On Air, Rips Station, Sept. 2
  4. Simplistic Lady Gaga Featured on Harper’s Bazaar, Sept. 7
  5. Covering 9/11 ‘Heart Wrenching’ and ’Nightmare’ for WPIX Morning Anchor Sukanya Krishnan, Sept. 6
  6. Two WSJ Veterans Leave for New York Times, Sept. 6
  7. Catching Up with Former Channel 9/WWOR Weatherman Lloyd Lindsay Young, Sept. 6
  8. Former Governor David Paterson Gets a ‘Surprise’ as WOR Afternoon Host, Sept. 2
  9. Back to WCBS, Chris Wragge Co-Anchors 6 p.m. Newscast, Sept. 7
  10. Recently Retired WABC/Channel 7 Sports Anchor Scott Clark ‘Felt Very Strongly’ About Wearing Officers’ Badges After 9/11, Sept. 5

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Traffic Reporter Jill Nicolini Leaves WPIX, Heads for WNYW

Jill Nicolini, the uber-popular traffic and entertainment reporter, has left WPIX/Channel 11. She did her final broadcast this morning.

“We made her a very competitive offer and asked her to stay,” WPIX news director Bill Carey says. “She’s leaving because she sees a path and opportunity to do more with her career beyond local news. This is the next step that will help her with that.”

For now, though, that career path takes Nicolini to WNYW/Channel 5 for Good Day New York. Insiders tell FishbowlNY that Nicolini will not work as a traffic reporter at WNYW.

The former model, actress, and reality show contestant joined WPIX in 2004.

“She’s very likable and very dependable,” Carey says. “She was a good part of our [morning] ensemble… We’re fond of her here. [Nicolini] leaves knowing she did a very good job for us.”

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TV Stations Go Wall-to-Wall for Irene Coverage All Weekend

As Hurricane Irene churned in the Atlantic with a bulls-eye at New York City’s back, TV stations went into non-stop coverage throughout the weekend.

The category-one storm made her first landfall early Saturday morning in Cape Lookout, North Carolina as stations began their wall-to-wall mode.

Accentuating the serious nature of the story, virtually every anchor was on the air.

WNYW’s Dari Alexander was one of the few anchors not seen during the weekend coverage. She was last seen by viewers on Friday night. Her 10 p.m. colleague Ernie Anastos (above, center) made his first appearance at 3 p.m. Sunday with co-anchor Christina Park, as the storm weakened significantly.

But Channel 5 did have its Good Day team, Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly, in place. However, much of Scotto’s screen time during the weekend was with WNYW’s newest memberSteve Lacy, and not her “TV husband” Kelly.

Kelly and Scotto were together Saturday, helping provide of the special moments.

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Boston Anchor Frances Rivera Officially Joins WPIX for Mornings

As we reported last month, Frances Rivera is heading to WPIX/Channel 11. The Emmy Award winning anchor teams up with Sukanya Krishnan from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. starting on Monday, August 29th.

Rivera previously worked in Boston, anchoring evening newscasts for NBC affiliate WHDH and the WLVI for the CW.

“I am really looking forward to joining the PIX11 Morning News, a show that is essential for so many tri-state viewers,” Rivera says. “I am thrilled to be back home near my family in New Jersey.”

Rivera attended college abroad and received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.

“Frances is a key addition to the PIX11 Morning News family,” News director Bill Carey says. ”When viewers come to watch, they’ll be impressed.”

John Muller Out as Morning Anchor at WPIX

There’s more movement at the PIX Morning News. Last week we told you that Boston anchor Frances Rivera is joining Sukanya Krishnan on the desk.

Now comes word that John Muller, with the show since its inception in 2000, is out.  A WPIX spokesperson tells FishbowlNY that Muller’s contract is up and it will not be renewed. The Daily News reports Muller is part of Channel 11 until the end of July. Although he may have already done his final broadcast. Muller was not seen on the air yesterday.  

Muller started at Channel 11 as a field reporter in 1999.

As for Rivera, she fills the slot vacated by Chris Burrous who left the PIX Morning News in March.

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