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New York City Stations Cover High-Rise Rescue at Hearst Tower

New York City stations broke into afternoon programming this afternoon with dramatic pictures of two window washers stranded on a scaffolding near the top of the Hearst Tower.

NBC O&O WNBC was first to report the news at 2:58 p.m., breaking into the tail end of “The Jeff Probst Show.” Tom Llamas anchored into the 3 p.m. hour, preempting “Steve Harvey.” ABC O&O WABC was next, breaking into “Katie” at 3:03 p.m. with Lori Stokes anchoring. CBS O&O WCBS was just seconds later at 3:04 p.m. Dana Tyler anchored the breaking news coverage, which aired in place of “Dr. Phil.”

Fox O&O WNYW and CW affiliate WPIX are not yet covering the attempted rescue. The NYPD has removed the windows on the building’s 44th floor and will attempt to bring the men off the scaffolding through the open windows, according to WNBC.

>Update: WPIX broke into “Maury” with coverage of the rescue during the 4 p.m. hour. Both men were reported safe at 4:15 p.m.

Watch WNBC’s coverage after the jump. Read more

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WLNY Takeover a ‘Once in a Lifetime Experience’ For CBS

CBS has officially taken ownership of WLNY and launched a three-phase transition that will result in new newscasts and high definition programming at Long Island station.

As part of the merger with WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York City, Betty Ellen Berlamino has been named vice president and station manager of WLNY. She is a former general manager of WPIX, the CW-affiliate in New York.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the New York market to create a new TV station,” WCBS news director David Friend said. Read more

Chris Wragge Returns to WCBS Anchor Desk

In a move that was announced last month, Chris Wragge returned to the WCBS anchor desk on Tuesday night, where he is co-anchoring the CBS O&O’s weeknight 6 p.m. newscast for the time being in addition to hosting “The Early Show.”

Although Wragge’s return represents a significant shakeup to the station’s on-air roster, WCBS was reserved in welcoming him back during last night’s newscast.  As FishbowlNY points out, there was no mention of Wragge’s return until the veteran anchor referred to it himself in throwing to Otis Livingston‘s sports segment.

“My first night back, you going to lead with the Giants?” Wragge, an apparent football fan, joked with Livingston.

To which Dana Tyler, Wragge’s new 6 o’clock co-anchor, said, “Come on, it’s not all about you.” Read more

Chris Wragge Makes First Appearance Back on WCBS

Chris Wragge may not officially return to WCBS until September 6, but the former — and future — evening anchor was back on the air on the CBS O&O this weekend, reporting on Hurricane Irene from WCBS’s mobile unit across the tri-state area.

A WCBS spokesman confirmed to TVSpy that this weekend was Wragge’s first appearance on the station since the announcement he would return to the CBS O&O two weeks ago. Wragge did live shots approximately once an hour during the daytime coverage on both Saturday and Sunday. He is slated to take over as the station’s 6 p.m. weekday anchor, alongside Dana Tyler, next week.

For more on the wall-to-wall coverage New York City stations provided on Hurricane Irene this weekend, visit FishbowlNY.

Veteran NYC Anchors Ernie Anastos, Bill Ritter and Chuck Scarborough Recall 9/11 Memories

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01 just three weeks away, FishbowlNY interviewed three veteran anchors in New York City — Ernie Anastos of WNYW (pictured at right on 9/11/01 with co-anchor Dana Tyler), Bill Ritter of WABC and Chuck Scarborough of WNBC — about what they collectively call their most difficult professional experience, anchoring coverage on September 11. The three men recall finding their way to the studio, mourning missing colleagues and fighting to keep emotions out of their reporting:

“You feel like crying,” Anastos recalls. “You feel like being emotional, but you don’t have time for it.”

But Anastos, an award-winning anchor since 1978, did say he found time to check messages and make sure his family was alright.

However, once the mic was unclipped, the camera turned off, and the studio went black, it was another matter entirely. Read more

Chris Wragge Returning to WCBS

Chris Wragge is going back to WCBS.

The station announced today that Wragge, who left in December to become the new co-host of CBS’s “The Early Show,” will co-anchor its 6 p.m. newscast alongside Dana Tyler beginning September 6th.

In a press release, WCBS president and general manager Peter Dunn said that Wragge would continue his “day job” at “The Early Show”–at least for the time being.

“We are very happy to welcome Chris back to CBS 2,” Dunn said.  “It’s great that we have been able to work out an arrangement with our colleagues at CBS News that will allow Chris to resume working for both our station and the network in a way that benefits all of us.  We look forward to having him continue to be a valuable and versatile member of our team.” Read more