On Monday, Kelly’s star ascends to prime time. But it’s not all excitement for the NYPD commissioner’s son. A source with knowledge of the information tells FishbowlNY that “Greg is very unhappy with the Fox changes.” The source adds: “Obviously, there’s more to this story than meets the press.”
As we reported yesterday, Kelly’s alarm clock will no longer be needed, as he’ll anchor the 6 p.m. and co-anchor at 10.
Last night, FishbowlNY caught up with Good Day entertainment reporter Jill Nicolini (above) at an event on Long Island. She was delighted for her colleague, albeit, like the rest of us “outsiders,” was surprised by the rapid nature to yesterday’s news.
“Nobody knew about this,” Nicolini admits. “Everyone I’ve talked to so far doesn’t know anything. It’s been a shocker.”
There are many parts to yesterday’s “shocker.”
Dave Price, the Good Day weatherman/reporter from 1999 to 2003, returns to the program.
“It’s a win-win for everyone,” Nicolini says. “I think it’s going to really help with viewership.”
Ernie Anastos, though, might not classify the shakeup as a “win-win for everyone.” The face of WNYW, and the New York TV landscape for 34 years, Anastos is being bumped from the 10 p.m. with Dari Alexander. He’ll remain on the 5 p.m.
Nicolini and Anastos worked the New York Greek Parade in March. She had no clue about Anastos being taken off the newscast.
“I’m not sure what or why,” Nicolini admits. “You never know whose decisions [they are], if it’s the talent or management. I wish Ernie the best, he’s a New York icon.”