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Several Shot Near NYC’s Empire State Building

Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, a shooting erupted near the Empire State Building in New York City. At least two people are confirmed dead.

WABC was first to report the news at 9:16 a.m. Phil Lipof anchored coverage, aided by traffic reporter Shannon Sohn, who was in the station’s helicopter over the scene.

Mary Calvi first reported the news on WCBS at 9:20 a.m. The station went into continuing coverage around 9:33 a.m., with Dick Brennan reporting live from the scene of the shooting. Read more

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Political Correspondent Dick Brennan Out at WNYW

Longtime WNYW political correspondent Dick Brennan has been cut loose at the New York City Fox O&O.

A station spokesperson confirmed to TVSpy that Brennan’s contract was not renewed. The news was first reported in the New York Daily News.

Brennan joined WNYW in 2001 and was named chief political correspondent in 2007. He is a veteran of the New York City market who has also worked as a reporter and producer at WWOR and a producer for WNBC.

Brennan’s last day was Friday. The station will rotate other WNYW reporters to cover the political beat until a replacement is named.

WNYW News Crew Beaten by Police While Covering Occupy Wall Street

A WNYW news crew was maced and beaten by police on Wednesday night while covering the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Reporter Dick Brennan and photographer Roy Isen got caught in the middle of an altercation between police officers and a group of protesters, at the end of a day spent covering the ongoing demonstrations in lower Manhattan.  Brennan was struck in the stomach with a baton and Isen was hit in the eyes with pepper spray.

“Since the arrests over the weekend, these demonstrations have been mostly peaceful.  That’s until tonight,” Brennan reported.  “And I can tell you because my photographer and I got caught in the middle of things when the pepper spray and the night sticks started flying.” Video inside… Read more

WNYW Reporter Shocks Everyone by Jumping Into Sprinkler During Live Shot

“Dick, we are surprised and impressed and… confused,” WNYW morning anchor Greg Kelly told Dick Brennan, the Fox O&O’s chief political correspondent and early morning anchor, on Tuesday.

Reporting live for “Good Day New York,” Brennan described how New Yorkers have been trying to stay cool during a recent heat wave. At the end of his report, Brennan decided to cool off himself and jumped into the path of an industrial sprinkler, drenching his clothes yet, remarkably, managing to keep his wireless mic working (video above).

“It must be really hot out there because this is so unlike Dick to do something like that,” said a shocked Rosanna Scotto. [h/t Mediaite]

What is it with reporters getting soaked during live shots lately?

New York Stations Provide Live Coverage of Obama’s Visit to Ground Zero

New York stations preempted regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to bring live coverage of President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero, which occurred around 1:00 p.m. today.

Bill Ritter anchored WABC‘s special coverage from Ground Zero, with Dianna Williams and Sade Baderinwa appearing in the studio. Reporters David Novarro, Tim Fleischer, and Anthony Johnson covered the president’s movements through Manhattan, from a local fire house, to Ground Zero, to an NYPD precinct.

On WCBS, Maurice DuBois was stationed at Ground Zero, in a position similar to Ritter’s, while Marcia Kramer reported live on the president’s appearance, in which he hung a wreath in honor of those that died on 9/11.

“It was truly the most somber ceremony I have ever seen,” Kramer said. “It was a very moving one for the very simplicity… President Obama said much more with his silence than he ever could have with his words.” Read more