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NY Stations Rush to Cover Mayor’s Abrupt Reversal on Schools Chancellor

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that he was effectively reversing his controversial, three-month-old appointment of Cathie Black, a veteran of the media world with no prior eduction experience, as chancellor of the city’s schools, leaving local stations rushing to cover the announcement.

WABC, WCBS, WNBC, and WNYW were there to cover the breaking news live a little after 11:30 a.m. while, as FishbowlNY points out, CW-affiliate WPIX was noticeably absent from the proceedings.

WCBS and WABC were well-positioned to provide extended coverage of the mayor’s announcement since it ended just moments before their noon newscasts.

WNYW had its morning anchor team of Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto do a brief recap following the press conference and then ducked to regular programming at noon.  WNBC stayed on for an extra 12 minutes following Bloomberg’s appearance as anchor David Ushery spoke with reporters Melissa Russo and John Noel via phone. Read more at FishbowlNY

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