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Woman Who Accused Greg Kelly of Rape Speaks Out

greg kellyThe woman who accused WNYW morning anchor Greg Kelly of rape two years ago has spoken out for the first time about the case, giving a series of interviews to BuzzFeed’s Jessica Testa.

The woman, Maria Di Toro, accused Kelly of raping her in October 2011; Kelly was cleared of all charges after an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office concluded “the established facts do not constitute a crime under New York criminal law.”

Di Toro tells BuzzFeed why she is telling her side of the story now:

“I was really scared into submission,” she said. “I felt that if I had said anything to the press — because I had already seen my own words in a police report twisted — I thought for sure if I gave them any interview on the phone, it was gonna happen the same way.”

“I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I realize that I didn’t do all that I could have done to stand up for myself,” said Di Toro, now 31, a petite brunette from a big Long Island family. “I was always like a puny little thing, but I always stood up for myself … And I didn’t this time. And it’s eaten away at my core every day.”

When contacted by BuzzFeed to respond to Di Toro’s account of the incident, Kelly’s lawyer said: “Nearly two and a half years ago the allegations against Mr. Kelly were very thoroughly investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office properly exonerated Mr. Kelly.”

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Local Morning Shows Beating Network Shows in Largest Markets

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The morning show battles aren’t just between ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show anymore. TVNewsCheck reports a smaller, leaner, local opponent has entered the arena.

In March, on FOX owned station WNYW “Good Day New York” beat GMA with a 1.425 rating among 25-54 year-olds compared to GMA’s 1.421. Chicago CW affiliate WGN and Los Angeles CW affiliate KTLA also beat both GMA and Today in mornings by a larger margin.

Circling above New York on a frigid morning two weeks ago, WNYW’s helicopter spotted a lone surfer along the coast of Long Island and fed the images to the Fox O&O’s Good Day New York. As the surfer struggled to catch a wave, co-hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto provided rather snarky commentary.

The next day, they featured the surfer, Doug Bard, on the four-hour morning show to learn about cold-weather surfing. They received a bar of Sex Wax (look it up) from him and Bard got a chance to do the weather in front of the green screen.

“In all these cases, the shows are anchored by extremely likeable, fun, accessible talent that isn’t afraid to make fun of themselves,” TV Guide Los Angeles Bureau Chief Michael Schneider told TVNewsCheck. “The anchors on these local shows just feel more real.” Read more

NYC Stations Cover East Harlem Explosion

Stations in New York City spent several hours this morning covering a building explosion in East Harlem that caused the death of at least two people.

ABC-owned WABC was the first to report the news, breaking in to “Live! With Kelly and Michael” at 9:43 a.m. Ken Rosato and Michelle Charlesworth anchored. WABC had Kimberly Richardson, Rob Nelson and Sarah Wallace on the scene and Marcus Solis live from Harlem Hospital.

CBS-owned WCBS reported the explosion at 9:45 a.m., breaking into “The Queen Latifah Show” for a report anchored by Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi. Don Champion, Hazel Sanchez and John Slattery reported from East Harlem.

NBC-owned WNBC broke in to the fourth hour of “Today” with the news at 9:48 a.m. Michael Gargiulo anchored, with Jonathan Vigliotti, Michael George, Tracie Stahan and Telemundo’s Pablo Gutierrez reporting.

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto reported the news at 9:49 on Fox-owned WNYW. Liz Dahlem and Ti-Hua Chang reported for the station from the scene.

CW affiliate WPIX reported the news at 9:53 a.m. with Kori Chambers, Dan Mannarino and Sukanya Krishnan anchoring. James Ford reported from East Harlem.

WNYW Anchors Settle Differences on ‘People’s Court’

Like an odd version of “This is Your Life,” Greg Kelly and his “Good Day New York” co-anchor Rosanna Scotto appeared on a special WNYW version of “The People’s Court.”

Scotto sued Kelly for pain and suffering. Kelly counter sued for $11 billion trillion.

As part of the evidence against her co-anchor, Scotto showed Judge Marilyn Milian a greatest hits clip of Kelly throwing a hula hoop at Scotto’s head, dumping water on her during a segment and getting sandwiched on top of her during a women’s football demo. Kelly wore an arm sling in hopes of winning sympathy from the audience he kept calling a jury.

Kelly lost. According to the story, he now has to peel potatoes. But after he was repeatedly called unathletic and clumsy he may have already served his sentence.

‘Good Day New York’ Interview Cut Short After Jenna Jameson Slurs Words


A bizarre WNYW segment with Jenna Jameson is making the rounds online after the former adult film star slurred her words during an interview with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto (video above). After the interview was cut short due to Jameson’s strange behavior, she needed help getting off the set, the New York Post‘s Page Six reports.

“We thought it was her heels, until she started talking,” a WNYW source told Page Six. “After the interview, she went and laid down on the couch in the green room.”

Jameson’s spokesperson said “she had no sleep after a long flight and she was very tired.”

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto Debut ‘Good Day New York’ Music Videos

Because no morning show is complete without a theme song, “Good Day New York” anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly each recently recorded a song. This morning, the pair debuted their music videos: Scotto shows off her dance moves with a takeoff on “Blurred Lines” and Kelly — or should we say G-Rock –  shows off his rap skills (and his love for White Castle) with a trip through New York City. Trust us: you have to see it to believe it (video above).

The competition for who had the best video is underway on WNYW‘s Facebook page. As of this post, Kelly had a slight 51% to 49% lead.

NYC Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner Tries His Hand at Weather on WNYW

During a sit down interview with New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on New York’s FOX Owned station WNYW,  “Good Day New York” anchors Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto gave the former Congressman a shot at a new career.

When Scotto asked Weiner if he would continue in public service if he wasn’t elected Weiner jokingly said, “I’ve always had this dream of doing weather and sports on your show.” She then escorted Weiner over to the green screen and told him to keep his options open.

“First of all I’m not good-looking enough to do this job,” said the former Congressman who was disgraced in a sexting scandal in 2011. “This is where the Mets play,” Weiner continued. “They’re doing Double A baseball right now. I’ll be doing sports next.”

Scotto brought the interview back to seriousland by pressing the candidate on what his future held. Kelly then joined the two at the green screen where things got a little heated after Weiner told Scotto he would win the election because he was not like the other candidates who were from, “the same muck of municipal government we’ve had for years.” Kelly quickly pointed out Weiner came from the city council and then Congress telling the candidate, “It’s not exactly Athens.”

Rosanna Scotto: My First Big Break

If you don’t live in the New York TV market, you may know her from the cable clip show “The Soup” as the woman who puts up with co-anchor Greg Kelly‘s antics.

Rosanna Scotto, morning anchor for New York’s FOX owned station WNYW, sat down with the mediabistroTV crew to talk about how the antics of world-famous director Woody Allen are what lead to her first big break.

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‘Good Day New York’ Beats ‘Today’ Among Younger Viewers For Second Month Straight

It was another winning month for “Good Day New York”: the WNYW morning show has beaten NBC’s “Today” among younger viewers for the second straight month.

“Good Day,” anchored by Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto, had a +9% advantage among adults 25-54, averaging 115,100 viewers in the demo to the “Today” show’s 105,400 viewers. WNYW also had a +9% advantage among women 25-54, averaging 83,100 viewers to NBC’s 76,500.

Compared to the same month last year, “Good Day New York” is up +23% and “Today” is down -27% in the A25-54 demo in the nation’s largest market.

10 Years Later, WNYW’s Greg Kelly Reflects on His Time Embedded in Iraq

On the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. ground offensive in Iraq, “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly reflected on his time as an embedded reporter during the war (video above).

Kelly — who was the first broadcast journalist to enter Baghdad with coalition forces — covered the war for Fox News Channel and sustained minor injuries when a mortar exploded near where he was standing.

“This was a wild, wild time. I never thought we would see what we actually got to see. If they were taking reporters in with them, there was no way were going to face real danger,” Kelly said on “Good Day” Tuesday. “And sure enough, it was like everything you would imagine war or an invasion to be. It was.”

Watch WNYW’s two segments on Kelly’s experience in Iraq here.

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