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WLNY Cancels Morning Newscast

WLNY the couchWLNY, the CBS-owned independent station serving the New York City market, has canceled its morning newscast, TVSpy has learned. WLNY operates as a duopoly with WCBS, CBS’ flagship station in the NYC DMA.

The newscast, called “The Couch,” is anchored by John Elliott, Jill Nicolini and Carolina Bermudez. It was added to WLNY’s programming lineup in 2012.

TVSpy hears Bermudez is parting ways with WLNY. Elliott and Nicolini will remain with the station and continue to appear on WCBS.

A small number of jobs will be eliminated as a result of the show’s cancellation.

A station spokesperson declined to comment.

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CBS Set to Launch New Morning Show in New York

CBS is set to launch a new morning show on WLNY, the Long Island, NY-based station that the company acquired in April.

The new show, titled “Live From the Couch,” will air weekdays form 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and feature a mix of news, talk, lifestyle, and entertainment segments.

“Live From the Couch” will be hosted by John Elliott and Lisa Kerney, who currently work WCBS‘s morning newscast, and Carolina Bermudez, who will join the show following a seven-year run as co-host of the New York radio show “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” Read more

NY Stations Get Into Hurricane Mode, Airing Special Reports This Morning

As Hurricane Irene moved closer to the East Coast this morning, New York stations brought live coverage of Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s press conference on emergency preparedness, preempting regularly scheduled programming and giving viewers a glimpse of the type of coverage that can be expected in the coming days. Read more

As Rivals Go to Regular Programming, WCBS Sticks with Local Snow Coverage

“Stay at home if you can and watch channel 7 all day long,” advised WABC reporter Anthony Johnson as he covered the aftermath of a storm that dumped over a foot of snow on the New York area.

New York stations expanded their morning coverage on Thursday to provide local reports on school closings, road conditions, and the city’s clean-up efforts.  Viewers looking for sustained local coverage, though, had to flip to WCBS, not WABC, or WNBC, for that matter.

WNBC was the first to go to network programming as it cut to the “Today” show around 8:30 a.m.  WABC decided to go to “Live! with Regis and Kelly” at 9:00.

As their competitors went to regularly scheduled programming, WCBS continued its special coverage anchored by Rob Morrison and Mary Calvi. Read more

How a New York Weather Guy Made it in to the Rose Bowl Parade

ESPN’s Hannah Storm and Josh Elliott, who normally co-host SportsCenter’s morning edition, got up even earlier on New Year’s Day and were co-hosting ABC’s coverage of the Rose Bowl Parade. But at one point during the parade, Storm, a former co-anchor of CBS’ “The Early Show” was thinking of another Elliott — a former East Coast colleague:

Storm: Happy New Year. On behalf of John Elliott, I’m Hannah Storm.

Elliott: Who? …. Who?

Storm: Did I say John Elliott?

Elliott: We’ve only worked together every day for the last three years.

Storm: Josh Elliott. You know, John Elliott is a weatherman on the East Coast — he’s been hard at work documenting the snow storm, so we’ve seen a lot of him. Josh Elliott. Hannah Storm with you…. Partner.

John Elliott is the morning weather guy at WCBS in New York. Before New York, Elliott was the morning meteorologist at KCBS in Los Angeles and before that, he was a news and weather anchor at MSNBC and NBC News. Other stints included XETV in San Diego, KGET in Bakersfield, and WRBL in Columbus, GA.