TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Posts Tagged ‘Bill Evans’

Kentucky Station Catches Republican Senators Huddling Over Shutdown Spin

Paducah, KY, NBC affiliate WPSD caught a glimpse of two leading Republicans talking about how they were going to talk about the shutdown.

WPSG news director Bill Evans told TVSpy the station had asked for an interview with Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. When he showed up in the right spot, “An NBC producer/camera team hooked the Senator up and the producer asked questions while we recorded the answers here in Paducah.”

While he was hanging out after the interview and WPSD was still recording Rand Paul, the junior Senator from Kentucky, approached the Republican Minority Leader and asked, “You got a second?” Read more

Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!
 

WABC Meteorologist, Wife Have Conflicting Versions of Domestic Dispute

WABC meteorologist Bill Evans and his wife, Dana Evans, have conflicting versions of the events leading up to a domestic dispute last month. The New York Post takes a look at the two accounts of the incident, which began with an argument about moving cars in their Greenwich, Conn., driveway:

“Dana began to insult him in front of their children and told him that he does not live there nor is he wanted there,” according to according to an affidavit by Greenwich police officer Kristin Lindstrom, summarizing Bill Evans’ version of events. His daughter asked him to move the car. He told her that he would after he changed, the affidavit said.

“Dana then stormed into the room and dumped the contents of his work bag on to the bed and retrieved the keys,” according to the document. When Bill Evans asked for his keys back, “Dana then punched him with her right hand on the left side of his face while holding the keys and then slapped him,” the WABC weatherman told police.

He said that she tried to “karate kick” him, but fell on the slippery hardwood floor. That’s when the fight turned really nasty, he claims, and she scratched his testicles. He says he then pushed her away, but she came at him with a wooden clothes hanger, whipping him in the back and buttocks.

As for Dana Evans’ account of the incident: Read more

WABC Meteorologist and Wife Charged with Assault and Disorderly Conduct

Our sister site FishbowlNY reports Bill Evans, meteorologist for the New York ABC owned station WABC, and his wife Dana Evans are both facing charges of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in their home May 4. The couple are currently going through a divorce.

“After seeking counseling at a local domestic violence center, Dana reported the incident to the Greenwich Police,” Dana Evans’ attorney Mark Sherman said in a statement posted on Patch.com, which first reported the story. “Obviously divorces can get emotional and we expect Dana to be cleared of these charges in due time. The safety, privacy and welfare of her family continue to be her primary concern.”

Bill Evans’ attorney Phillip Russell told TVSpy, “The forecast is Sunny” for his client. Read more

Oops: WABC Accidentally Airs Parts of WNBC Newscast

During his weather forecast at the top of the 4 a.m. newscast Monday morning, WABC meteorologist Bill Evans did a double take at what was airing in one of the screens behind him (above left).

That’s because, if you look closely, the programming is the early-morning newscast on rival WNBC, anchored by Darlene Rodriguez and Michael Gargiulo. And it didn’t end there: before switching to a map, WABC showed WNBC’s programming full, taking a live shot of WNBC meteorologist Chris Cimino during his weather forecast (above right, with Evans’ lower-third banner still up). Read more

New York Stations Go Live for Shuttle Landing

As a jet carrying the space shuttle Enterprise touched down today at JFK airport around 11:21 a.m. ET, every major news station in New York was carrying live coverage of its arrival.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., WABC, WCBS, WNBC, and WNYW cut into their regularly scheduled programming to bring live coverage of the shuttle’s entry into New York City. On a windy day in which news helicopters were grounded, there was a noticeable split in how the stations covered the event: WABC and WCBS had multiple reporters in the field and the stations highlighted their team coverage, while WNBC and WNYW relied more heavily on the personalities in their respective studios. Read more

With Snow Storms Rocking New York, Flagship Stations Forgo Network Morning Shows

As snow storms rocked the New York area on Monday morning, stations expanded their local coverage in lieu of the regularly scheduled network morning shows.

WABC powered through the morning with local coverage, forgoing “Good Morning America.”  WABC’s expanded morning newscast featured weather reporting from senior meteorologist Bill Evans and traffic updates from Joe Nolan. Anchors Ken Rosato and Michelle Charlesworth checked in with reporters NJ Burkett and Lisa Colagrossi, who both covered delays on local commuter trains, as well as Jamie Roth, who covered the status of flights at LaGuardia Airport.  At one point, Charlesworth underscored the newscast’s warnings about the dangerous commuting conditions by saying that the WABC morning news team did not commute to work that morning, rather they slept the previous night in a hotel just four blocks away from the studio.


WNBC went with the regularly scheduled “Today” at 7:00 a.m. with Ann Curry and Lester Holt starting off the broadcast with coverage of the blizzard.  By the 8:00 o’clock hour, though, WNBC had switched to full local coverage of the weather.  The special coverage was anchored by Pat Battle and Erika Tarantal. NBC correspondent Peter Alexander provided a traffic report while driving through New Jersey and reporter Deborah Tamborski spoke to those that braved the commute on Long Island. Katy Tur stayed close to WNBC’s 30 Rock studio, reporting on Manhattan traffic conditions near Central Park. Read more