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WNBC Names Shiba Russell and Tom Llamas as 5 p.m. Anchor Team

WNBC/Channel 4, which previously decided to bring back its 5 p.m. newscast, has named its anchor team. 

Shiba Russell (right), a weekend co-anchor with David Ushery, joins Tom Llamas for the new one-hour newscast, beginning September 12th.

“A new, one hour newscast at 5 p.m. will offer viewers a compelling choice for local news,” said Susan Sullivan, WNBC, Vice President of News. ”The selection as anchors of Shiba Russell and Tom Llamas, two award-winning journalists, is essential to ensuring the effective delivery of the critical local news and information that is so vital to our viewers.”

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Shiba Russell Joins WNBC/Channel 4 as Weekend Anchor/Weekday Reporter

As we first reported in December, the rumors have come true–Shiba Russell is now a member of NBC 4 New York/WNBC.

Russell will co-anchor the weekend newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. with David Ushery. Viewers will also see Russell put on her reporting hat Monday-Wednesday. 

“I am thrilled to be back home and feeling the pulse of NYC once again,” says Russell.  “I have missed the people of New York because they tell you like it is.  Since I landed my first paid gig in New York and grew up in New Jersey, this is really like a homecoming.”

That “first paid gig” was at Cablevision’s Neighborhoood News 12. Early on, she also worked for News 12 The Bronx. 

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Chuck Scarborough Takes on Hurricane Earl from Southampton

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Hurricane Earl proved to be non-existent from New York City to the west. However, Long Island, specifically out on the East End, is where the storm made a brief appearance.

The local stations spent several minutes instituting their standard “team coverage.”

From the resident meteorologist to the reporter on the scene where the worst of the storm hit, it was all familiar stuff–except on WNBC.

Channel 4 had Chuck Scarborough away from the anchor desk to anchor their storm coverage portion of the newscast.

Scarborough is rarely seen doing a live remote. But for the veteran anchor, it was the “perfect storm.” Scarborough, a longtime Southampton resident, was already there ready for the long holiday weekend.

Instead, WNBC news director Susan Sullivan requested that Scarborough venture out to a nearby beach for live reporting on the Friday evening newscasts.

Scarborough, 66, brought his usually impeccable delivery to the broadcast.

He even gave a ringing endorsement for the IPad, while showing its ability to retrieve live radar. (See video clip after the jump)

“It’s the best!” Scarborough declared.

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