In a recent segment on the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Kelly and co-anchor Dari Alexander perched on the “Good Day New York” couch with entertainment reporter Julie Chang (video after the jump).
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“You are in extremely good company, and I think you’re going to have a blast,” Kelly told Price, gesturing to co-anchor Rosanna Scotto. “Treat her well.”
Greg Kelly said an emotional goodbye to the WNYW morning crew on his last “Good Day New York” this morning (video inside). Beginning next week, Kelly will be moving to the evening anchor desk at the New York City Fox O&O.
“My life changed a couple of times in this room, as you know,” Kelly said to co-anchor Rosanna Scotto at the end of the show. “I thank you again for being there for me when the times were tough.”
“Listen, it’s not like you’re going to Siberia,” Scotto joked. “You’re going to the 10 o’clock news! People aspire their lives to go to the 1o o’clock news.” Read more
Price’s hire sets a cascade of changes to WNYW’s newscasts into motion. Greg Kelly (right), Scotto’s current co-anchor, will move to evenings, anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast solo and 10 p.m. newscast with Dari Alexander. Kelly replaces Ernie Anastos at 10 p.m. and Harry Martin at 6 p.m.
Anastos’ time at the anchor desk will be reduced, although the station will add more “Positively Ernie” specials to its lineup beginning later this year. He will remain in his current role on the 5 p.m. newscast. Martin will continue as an anchor on WNYW sister station WWOR, and will focus on political reporting ahead of the election, a WNYW spokesperson tells TVSpy. Read more
The New York Post reported this morning that Newark mayor Cory Booker is on the outs with the Obama campaign after remarks he made on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month. The article, which quotes an administration official saying Booker is “dead to us,” was morning show fodder today across the networks, including on WNYW‘s morning newscast with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly.
Booker was apparently watching the Fox O&O, because he sent a direct message to Scotto clarifying the Post report. Scotto read Booker’s message on the air.
“Rosanna, running to a meeting. Those ‘unnamed source’ comments ring pretty hollow. I’m hosting an event with the President and First Lady,” Scotto read (video inside). Read more
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
Kelly and Anthony, who is the wife of the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, interviewed Pauly Shore. Shore was promoting a movie that premieres this weekend, but somewhere in the middle of the interview, he abandoned all promotion tactics and focused in on Anthony instead (video above, at about the 5:00 mark).
“Are we gonna do P90X later? In my hotel room?” Shore asked Anthony as he carressed her arm. “So sweet. She’s adorable. Oh my God.” Read more
New York stations cut into their regular programming on Friday, around 11:40 a.m., to bring live coverage of the verdict in the Rutgers webcam spying case.
As the jury read its decision, WCBS, WABC, WNBC, and WNYW all carried the verdict live. The defendant in the case, former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, was convicted of hate crimes, but found not guilty on several accounts. Read more
“It was a tough couple of weeks, obviously, for a lot of people,” Kelly said. “I’m very, very grateful for all the support.”
Kelly has been on a leave of absence from the Fox O&O since the Manhattan District Attorney’s office opened an investigation into rape allegations made against him on January 26. He was cleared of all charges last night.
“I will always remember her kindness, and I look forward to soon resuming my post on Good Day New York next to her,” he said.