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KYW, WVUE Win Edward R. Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence

Philadelphia CBS O&O KYW and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE are the 2013 recipients of RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for overall excellence.

“We are very humbled and honored to be recognized for our body of work in 2012,” WVUE news director Mikel Schaefer told TVSpy. “This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our entire staff has day in and day out, whether covering Hurricane Isaac, investigating corruption or our unique culture.”

In the breaking news category, WNBC in New York City won for coverage of Hurricane Sandy and WHEC in Rochester won for coverage of the four firefighters shot at a house fire in Webster. In the continuning coverage category, KXAS in Dallas won for “Driven to Distraction,” a nine-month series on Texas police officers who crashed while typing on mobile dashboard computers, and KXRM in Colorado Springs won for coverage of the Waldo Canyon fire.

Murrow Awards for best newscast go to KUSA in Denver and KSPR in Springfield, Mo. Awards for best feature reporting go to KARE in Minneapolis and KHQ in Spokane, and WFAA in Dallas and CTV in Vancouver Island were honored for best investigative reporting.

A full list of the winners is after the jump. Read more

KYW: Viral Video Featuring Nicole Brewer and Carol Erickson ‘grossly edited out of context’

As a video complied by AmazingLife247 showing some tense on-air exchanges between KYW anchor Nicole Brewer and meteorologist Carol Erickson makes the rounds online, the Philadelphia CBS O&O is denying a rift between the two women.

“This whole controversy is ridiculous. This video has been grossly edited out of context,” a KYW spokesperson told TVSpy. “Their relationship is the opposite of what was manufactured and manipulated by someone. Both Carol and Nicole are professional broadcasters who have great respect for each other and happen to be the closest of colleagues – both inside and outside the office.”

Watch the video after the jump. Read more

Local Personalities to Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Personalities from local CBS stations will fill in as guest-hosts on “The Talk,” CBS’ daytime talk show, next week.

Angela Hill of WWL in New Orleans will fill in Monday. Kathy Orr of KYW in Philadelphia will appear Tuesday, Adrienne Bankert of KTVT in Dallas will be on Wednesday, Carolina Bermudez of WCBS-WLNY in New York City will be on Thursday and Pat Harvey of KCBS in Los Angeles will round out the week on Friday.

Sharon Osbourne is off Monday – Thursday next week.

Cleve Bryan Joins KYW in Philadelphia

Cleve Bryan is joining KYW in Philadelphia as the CBS O&O’s New Jersey reporter.

Bryan, a New Jersey native, joins the station from WVEC in Norfolk, Va. where he has been a reporter and anchor since 2011. He has also worked at WCBD in Charleston, S.C., WMGM in Atlantic City and The Florida Channel in Tallahassee.

Bryan begins at KYW on July 1.

Ben Simmoneau Says Goodbye to KYW

Ben Simmoneau has left Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW.

A station spokesman confirmed his last day was yesterday. They also said he hasn’t announced where he’s headed.

Simmoneau joins a growing list of reporters and anchors who have left KYW in the last month. Anchor Susan Barnett left just before May sweeps, while reporter Robin Rieger left the station in early April.

Simmoneau had been with the station since April 2008. Before workig at KYW, Simmoneau worked at WGAL in Lancaster, PA.

Susan Barnett Leaving KYW

Susan Barnett, evening anchor for Philadelphia CBS owned KYW and CW affiliate WPSG, is leaving the station.

Barnett said in a statement, “I have decided to not renew my contract with the stations at this time. I am incredibly thankful for having been a part of the CBS Philly family, but I feel that this is the right decision at this time.” You can read the statement after the jump.

Barnett’s co-anchor, Chris May reacted to the news on his facebook page, “Susan Barnett is the first person I met in Philadelphia. We’ve been partners for five years — and best friends. And that’s why it’s so hard to let you know that Susan has made the very difficult and personal decision to leave CBS3. Suffice it to say, I’ll miss working with my friend. But I am excited about our future.” Read more

Robin Rieger Says Goodbye to KYW

Robin Rieger is leaving Philadelphia CBS O&O KYW after 17 years with the station, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Rieger, a general assignment reporter, wants to spend more time with her family, according to the Daily News. Before joining KYW, she was a news and traffic reporter for Metro Traffic Control in Philadelphia. She has also worked at Jones Intercable in New Jersey as an anchor. She began her career as a radio producer in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Man Gets Jail for Shining Laser at News Chopper

A Philadelphia man will see jailtime for shining a laser beam at the KYW news chopper last year.

Daniel F. Dangler will serve three months in jail, followed by seven months of home confinement and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to pointing the laser at Chopper 3 HD.

The chopper for the CBS owned station captured video of the incident when it happened last July while flying over Northeast Philadelphia on a story. At the time, the FBI joined the Philadelphia police department in the search for the suspect, which turned out to be Dangler. You can see video of the incident after the jump.

Dangler is also facing a civil case brought by the FAA. He could face fines up to $11,000. Read more

Alycia Lane’s Lawsuit Against Larry Mendte Dismissed

Philadelphia County Judge Allan Tereshko has dismissed the remaining claims filed against former KYW anchor Larry Mendte by ex-co anchor Alycia Lane. Lane, currently an anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles, accused Mendte of invasion of privacy. The Philadelphia Daily News has details:

Tereshko dismissed the civil case filed against CBS 3, but had allowed some of the charges against Mendte to stand, pending further investigation.

Those final claims were dropped last week after the judge found that Lane had deleted key emails from her computer.

“As far as I’m concerned, Lane already got her pound of flesh from Larry in the federal criminal case. Larry has done nothing but try to make amends and move on, but she has nothing but vengeance in heart,” said Mendte’s attorney, Julia Morrow.

Lane’s attorney, who says the the judge was against Lane from the start of the trial, said he plans to appeal the ruling. He said he was “elated with happiness” by the final dismissal, which allows him to appeal the case to Superior Court.

Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to the Vatican

Shortly after 11amET/8amPT, Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the last time as Pope. Local stations in the top five markets broadcast special coverage of his departure and flight to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican’s vacation retreat.

ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas broadcast national coverage from their affiliated networks of the Pope’s final farewell.

Fox News Channel’s Rick Folbaum anchored a special report that was broadcast on the Fox O&Os. KTTV in Los Angeles incorporated coverage of the farewell address into the morning newscast, anchored by Steve Edwards, instead of taking the national report.

Without national coverage to broadcast, CW affiliates produced their own special reports. Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera anchored on WPIX in New York City, Frank Buckley and Michaela Pereira anchored on KTLA in Los Angeles, and Steve Sanders and Dina Bair anchored on WGN in Chicago.

Philly’s CW affiliate WPSG is owned by CBS and operated as a duopoly with KYW. KDAF, the CW affiliate in Dallas, had no special coverage of the Pope’s farewell.

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