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WPIX Partners With City & State to Expand Political Coverage

wpix logoWPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, is partnering with NYC-based company City & State to expand its political coverage.

As part of the partnership, City & State columnists will appear on WPIX’s newscasts and “PIX11 News Closeup,” a political affairs show hosted by Marvin Scott. The two organizations will also work together on long-form investigative pieces.

“The collaboration between PIX11 and City & State, two iconic New York news institutions, could not be coming at a better time…it has never been more important for our viewers to know the impact of politics and policy on their lives and the lives of their families,” WPIX vice president of news Mark Effron said in a statement.

The partnership begins in June and runs through Election Day in November.

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WPIX’s Marvin Scott to be Inducted into New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame

marvin scottWPIX correspondent and host Marvin Scott will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in June. Scott has worked at the Tribune-owned CW affiliate in New York City since 1980.

“In a city of icons, Marvin stands at the top of the pack. He knows everybody, has covered everything, and approaches every story with tenacity, energy, a sense of competitiveness, and above all, heart,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement.

Scott is the station’s senior correspondent and host of “PIX News Close Up,” a weekly issues-oriented newscast. The induction ceremony will take place June 13 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

“I am honored and humbled by this special recognition of my extraordinary and rewarding career, a career that continues to inspire and invigorate me,” Scott said.

Former WPIX News Director Loses Age Bias Lawsuit

Former WPIX news director Karen Scott, who was fired in 2009 at the age of 60, lost her age discrimination lawsuit against the Tribune-owned station as a Manhattan federal jury ruled against her on Wednesday.

WPIX has contended that Scott was fired because of declining ratings.

In 2010, Scott filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against WPIX, claiming that the station fired or reduced the roles of older staffers, including reporter Marvin Scott and anchor Kaity Tong.

Tong, 65, who currently works as a weekend anchor at the station, took the stand in the case, telling the jury that she was “blindsided” when WPIX “dramatically” cut her salary in 2009. Read more

Tribune’s WPIX Skips Over Breaking News in Assembly Line Newscast

New York’s WPIX was constrained by its newscast’s slick format on Monday night when breaking news hit.

Just after 8 p.m. on Monday, two planes collided while taxiing at JFK airport. And while WPIX’s rival WNYW began its 10 p.m. newscast with prolonged coverage of the accident, the Tribune-owned CW-affiliate launched into its regular “11 in 11″ segment, giving just a few seconds to the breaking news before darting to another story in the fast-paced rundown of news that begins every WPIX nighttime newscast.

As FishbowlNY points out, anchor Jodi Applegate (above, right) mentioned the JFK accident as the #1 story of “11 in 11″ as the station showed still photos from a website. Meanwhile, WNYW, which has lately been expanding its 10 p.m. ratings lead, devoted several minutes of “Breaking News” coverage to the story with live video and reporting from its chopper.

For its part, WPIX eventually returned to the JFK story later in the newscast (around 10:20) with Marvin Scott reporting live from the airport. Read more at FishbowlNY