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Bobby Flay to Appear on WNYW’s ‘Wining and Dining with Rosanna Scotto’

Rosanna-Scotto-1“Good Day New York” co-anchor Rosanna Scotto‘s ongoing segment ‘Wining and Dining with Rosanna Scotto’ on FOX affiliate WNYW, gives viewers a VIP tour of some of the best restaurants in the city. This past February, Scotto spoke with celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This month, it’s all about Bobby Flay.

Scotto will go behind-the-scenes at Flay’s NYC eatery, Gato, where the master chef will finally unveil the secret ingredient to the most popular item on the menu: scrambled eggs.

The special airs Friday, November 21 from 10:30-11:00 p.m. on WNYW.

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WNYW Meteorologist Mike Woods Named ‘Sexiest Anchor Alive’

It was a close call, but Mike Woods, a meteorologist at FOX affiliate WNYWbeat out hundreds of hunky local stars to win the coveted title of People‘s ‘Sexiest Anchor Alive.’

From People:

He says he’s not much of a chef, but the self-proclaimed weather authority can make one mean London broil for his date. “There aren’t very many things in my repertoire,” he admits. “I get a little intimidated when it comes to cooking. But my dad gave me this recipe, and it’s actually good— I promise!”

Woods has worked at WNYW since June 2001. He became the morning meteorologist for “Good Day New York” in October 2003. Woods was given the news of his win live on-air this morning. Judging by his shirtless dance moves in the video above, I’d say his new title is well deserved.

Tow Driver Records Argument with WCBS-WLNY Reporter


It looks like WCBS-WLNY reporter Lou Young pulled out the old, “You can’t tow me I’m doing the news!” excuse to avoid having his news van towed.

Young called the Danbury, Conn. tow driver a scam artist after he began pulling the van onto his truck. According to the driver’s tweet (after the jump), Young later paid up.

WCBS declined to comment on the story.

[FTVLive]

New York Stations Follow Rescue of Window Washers From One World Trade Center


Two window washers are safe after being trapped more than 60 floors up on the newly opened One World Trade Center building in Manhattan.

According to WCBS, “The incident began at around 12:45 p.m. on the south side of the building. Initial reports suggested the washers were done cleaning the windows and were about to ascend to the top of the tower when the cable that pulls the scaffold up became loose.”

The workers were rescued after the FDNY broke a window and pulled the two to safety at around 2:15pmET.

WABC was nearing the end of its Noon news when it first reported the situation at 12:52.  Anchors Ken Rosato and Lori Stokes did a quick update, before returning to the story a few minutes later. The ABC owned station reported emergency workers were on the way to rescue one, possibly two, workers in the scaffolding dangling from the building.

CBS owned station WCBS broke into soap opera “The Young and the Restless” at 12:58. Chris Wragge anchored from the studio. The station aired a shot of the basket containing the window washers dangling from the building.  Wragge let viewers know weather conditions had grounded the station chopper. He also said he was checking social media for more info before tossing to a phone interview with Glenn Corbett, who Wragge said is professor of Fire and Safety at John Jay College.

NBC owned station WNBC interrupted “Days of Our Lives” at 1:19 p.m.. Anchor Rob Schmitt tossed to a phoner with former FDNY commissioner Tom Von Essen to give viewers an idea of how the rescue was going to happen.

While WNBC, WABC and WCBS stayed on-air, FOX owned station WNYW had the most compact cut-in. Breaking into “Inside Edition” at 1:41 p.m., Ernie Anastos took one minute to update viewers. Anastos said the FDNY told the station the scaffolding was at the 69th floor on the south side of One World Trade Center. He told viewers the rescue plan was to cut through the glass to rescue the two trapped window washers before returning to regular programming.

Rosanna Scotto Injured Shooting Ice Skating Segment

Rosanna Scotto, the often patient co-anchor to Greg Kelly on WNYW‘s Good Day New York, is recuperating after she took a bad fall while shooting an ice skating segment for the show.

Scotto broke her wrist and fractured her elbow and is said to be getting surgery on Friday. Sources tell TVSpy, Scotto says she will be on-air tomorrow.

How Are New York Stations Reporting Ebola?

We thought we’d take a quick look at how the local stations are using the first five minutes of the news to report the Ebola story, which has moved from Dallas to New York.

While ABC owned station WABC chose the hyper local angle of checking out the neighborhood where the latest possible victim, a five-year-old boy, lived, NBC owned station WNBC and CBS owned station WCBS alloted more airtime to the political side of things, looking at the state’s response to the possible spread of the disease.

While all that was going on, FOX owned station WNYW was studying the decline in voter turnout with Ernie Anastos.

NY1 Anchor, Reporter Featured on Beastie Boys Musician’s Guitar Strap

Guitar Center Presents The 6th Annual Little Kids Rock BenefitPerhaps Pat Kiernan put it best: “never predicted this.” Who could have? But now we know. Kiernan, anchor at New York City’s NY1, can point to the most unique example of his street cred: his face is featured in Beastie Boys’ guitarist Adam Horovitz‘s guitar strap. Yes way.

Horovitz’s wife, Kathleen Hanna tweeted a photo of the guitar strap’s detail, with images of the iconic NY1 logo, and photos of Kiernan and NY1 reporter Roger Clark. Gothamist has reaction from both men about their place in music history:

Clark—a seasoned drummer and air guitarist—tells us, “I am really honored that an artist and musician like Adam Horovitz, who I have admired for years, would pay tribute to NY1 and Pat and I in such a cool way. Anyone who knows me can tell you how much the music of the Beastie Boys was a part of my life since they first came on the scene. Plus the fact that Adam’s wife Kathleen Hanna tweeted about the guitar strap is amazing. She is another one of my all time favorites from Bikini Kill to Le Tigre and now The Julie Ruin. I saw them perform a Joan Jett song together at the Little Kids Rock Benefit last Thursday night at Hammerstein Ballroom and it was amazing.”

Kiernan, however, is wondering what’s next: “I knew Ad-Rock to be a regular viewer and a fan, but this is a level of loyalty that troubles me. Will Roger feel obligated to use Ad-Rock mittens on the air this winter? Will I feel compelled to design an Ad-Rock elastic band to wrap around my newspapers? This is a slippery slope.”

NY1 Host Tells Viewers Not to Eat Strange Mucus or Poop to Prevent Ebola


NY1 host Errol Louis gave out some sage advice on how not to get Ebola, which has come to Manhattan after a local doctor was diagnosed with the deadly disease.

“If you came across some strange mucus, or feces or something out there on the subway, the street or anywhere else” said Louis on the Time Warner Cable Network show Inside City Hall. “You know, don’t eat it.”

[FTVLIve by way of Deadspin]

WNBC’s Chuck Scarborough is a ‘Giant of Broadcasting’

We attended the 12th Annual Giants of Broadcasting luncheon in New York City today where prominent members of the broadcasting, media and corporate communities honored leaders of TV and radio. Chuck Scarborough longtime main anchor at WNBC was honored and jokingly thanked NBC for “not firing me.” Scarborough joined WNBC in 1974 and has won 31 Emmy Awards in his storied career.

Other honorees included former ABC, NBC and CBS executive Fred Silverman and Regis Philbin, who couldn’t attend due to a scheduling conflict, so his former “LIVE” co-host Kathie Lee Gifford accepted on his behalf. 170 Giants of Broadcasting have been honored since 2003, including Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Bob Schieffer, Brian Williams, Tim Russert and Ken Burns. TVNewser has more on yesterday’s event.

KPRC Anchors Make Appearance on ‘Tonight Show’

Last night, KPRC anchors Dominique Sachse, Bill Balleza and chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley, made separate surprise appearances on ”The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Media blogger Mike McGuff reports that the threesome from the Houston NBC affiliate were part of a segment called I’ve Got Good News and Good News,” where Jimmy Fallon has anchors from across the country (NBC affiliates only) give their viewers happy news for once.

Watch as these cheerful anchors discuss why you’re the coolest person in the world, why traffic jams are no longer possible where you live, and why there’s a forecast of 100% puppy hugs.

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