New York stations expanded their morning coverage on Thursday to provide local reports on school closings, road conditions, and the city’s clean-up efforts. Viewers looking for sustained local coverage, though, had to flip to WCBS, not WABC, or WNBC, for that matter.
WNBC was the first to go to network programming as it cut to the “Today” show around 8:30 a.m. WABC decided to go to “Live! with Regis and Kelly” at 9:00.
WCBS reporter Jennifer McLogan, out on Long Island, illustrated the height of the heavy snow drifts in the area by hiking through them. Tony Aiello and Jay Dow drove around the area in the station’s “Mobile2″ vehicles, reporting on road conditions from, well, the road. Kathryn Brown was in Brooklyn covering how residents were coping with the heavy snow.
Meanwhile, WNBC cut back to extended local coverage at 9:00 a.m.
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