“So after much careful consideration and thought I have quit my job at CBS News. They want to start doing Moneywatch from the NYSE in the mornings beginning next week and I just couldn’t take on the additional 1.5-2 hour commute it would add to my day,” she wrote on Facebook. “…I’m very grateful for the opportunity I had at CBS, it was great fun and hopefully you’ll be seeing me again soon!!”
Regis Philbin (briefly) returned to morning television today as a guest co-host on “Good Day New York,” WNYW‘s morning show. Rosanna Scotto, who was a production assistant for Philbin in 1983, called it “a dream come true” to host the 9 a.m. hour with the television legend, who anchors a daily sports show on WNYW sister network Fox Sports 1.
“The skies may be cloudy but in my head it is so sunny,” Scotto said. “… I always dreamed I would anchor with [Regis] the 9 o’clock hour. Well lo and behold, here we are. It only took 30 years!”
> Update: The 9 a.m. hour of “Good Day New York” beat Philbin’s old show, “Live,” in both the A25-54 demographic and the A18-49 demographic.
Castro has worked as a weather anchor for CBS’ “The Early Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She was the traffic reporter for WPIX when the station launched its morning newscasts in 2001.
“Marysol’s experience on-air, both locally and nationally, is a tremendous asset to PIX11 News. Our viewers have watched Marysol grow up here on PIX11 and we are happy to have her back where she belongs,” WPIX vice president and news director Mark Effron said in a statement.
Castro will co-anchor alongside Dan Mannarino, who gets a promotion to anchor after two years with WPIX, beginning September 9.
More from WPIX in the official announcement after the jump. Read more
Sibila Vargas is joining WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, as co-anchor of the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts. Vargas will anchor the noon alongside Rob Schmitt and the 6 p.m. alongside Chuck Scarborough.
Vargas moves to her native New York from Los Angeles, where she has been the early morning anchor at CBS owned KCBS since 2010. She will begin at WNBC in mid-October.
“We are pleased to have Sibila join the team and bring her strong reporting skills home to New York,” WNBC vice president of news Susan Sullivan said in a statement.
The announcement from WNBC is after the jump. Read more
It is a crosstown move for Stanford, who joins WPIX after four years as the weekend sports anchor at NBC owned WNBC. Stanford appeared on WNBC’s 11 p.m. newscast last night.
“I am impressed with Scott’s skills as a communicator, his ability to get to the essence of a story and his sports experience, which has proven he is quick on his feet,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement. “Just like our audience, Scott is a local guy who is passionate about this place we call home and I’m certain viewers will appreciate his candor and his personality.”
WFLD morning anchor Kori Chambers is leaving the Chicago Fox O&O, Chicago media reporter Robert Feder confirms. According to TunedIn’s Jerry Barmash, Chambers is expected to be named morning co-anchor at WPIX, Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate in New York City.
Before joining WFLD in 2008, Chambers worked as an anchor and reporter at WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. According to his WFLD bio, he has also worked at stations in Las Vegas and Sprinfield, Mass.
Chambers is expected to co-anchor the WPIX morning newscast alongside Sukanya Krishnan after she returns from maternity leave next month, Barmash reports. A WFLD station source says Chambers wanted to return to his native New York.
>Update: a WFLD spokesperson confirms that a search is underway for Chambers’ replacement. His last day anchoring the 5 to 7 a.m. newscast and noon newscast will be September 11.
Time Warner Cable and CBS have suspended their prolonged dispute over retransmission fees long enough to allow WCBS, the CBS owned station in New York, to air its share of televised debates in the upcoming New York elections.
The New York City Campaign Finance Board brought the two companies together despite the ongoing battle that has left CBS owned stations on Time Warner Cable systems in the dark in markets like New York (WCBS), Los Angeles (KCBS), Dallas (KTVT) and Chicago (WBBM).
“With vacancies in all three citywide offices, this election will decide the future of the city we all share and love,” Father Joseph P. Parkes, Chairman of the New York Finance Board, said in a statement. “We are very pleased that these two institutions have chosen to look past their differences and provide all New Yorkers the best opportunity to see these important debates.” Read more
WCBS-TV New York via Time Warner Cable. 5:10pm 8/2/13
Time Warner Cable has pulled the plug on CBS. The 5pm deadline, which had already been extended once, came and no deal was struck. Viewers of WCBS are seeing this screen (above). We’ve made calls to determine the status of KCBS in Los Angeles and KTVT in Dallas, which were also part of the CBS/Time Warner Cable negotiation, but have not heard back. Update: KCBS and KCAL are blacked out on Time Warner Cable in Los Angles. TWC customers make up about 35% of the market there. In Dallas, KTVT and KTXA are blacked out. Also affected CBS O&Os WBZ and WSBK in Boston, WBBM in Chicago, KCNC in Denver, WKBD in Detroit, and KDKA/WPCW in Pittsburgh.
CBS Corp. channels were pulled from Time Warner Cable briefly Tuesday night, but were quickly restored. At the time CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves stated, “We are now at war,” with TWC. Both sides then set today’s 5pmET deadline.
CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable both reported profitable Q2 earnings this week. Revenue at CBS increased 11%, while TWC posted a 6% growth in earnings.
More: CBS statement after the jump… “We deeply regret this ill-advised action…”
Beginning in September, Viera will co-anchor the late evening newscast alongside Adriana Vargas. Rafael Pineda, who has worked as WXTV’s primary anchor since 1972, will continue to co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast with Vargas.
“We are thrilled to have Jorge join our team. He has been part of the Univision Family for many years so he brings with him an outstanding record of news reporting for our audience,” news director Norma Morato said in a statement. “His vast experience in journalism will contribute to our commitment to continue to deliver an informative high quality newscast for our viewers in the New York area.”
Former WCBS anchor Rob Morrison and his estranged wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, have reportedly reconciled. Rob Morrison is accused of choking Ashley during a domestic dispute at their Darien, Conn. home in in February. The New York Post‘s Page Six has details:
The sources say the TV anchor couple has been seen spending time together almost every weekend lately with their 7-year-old son at the exclusive Greenwich Water Club, where they celebrated Ashley’s birthday last Saturday.
“They are there together almost every weekend and sometimes Friday when Ashley gets off work,” said one member. “They are still together.”
Another friend of Ashley’s said: “They’re trying to move forward. They’re working things out now that things have quieted down. I think this was a wake-up call [for Rob]. He does seem different from the time when everything went down. They seem pretty peaceful.”