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NY1 Anchor Roma Torre Taking Leave After Cancer Diagnosis

Roma-Torre-1The New York Daily News reports that NY1 anchor and theater critic Roma Torre has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be taking a leave of absence from the Time Warner Cable News station.

“Anyone who knows me is well aware I don’t seek public attention,” Torre told The Daily News. “And so when I received a diagnosis of cancer, my inclination was to keep it private. But if there’s any good to come out of all this, it’s the hope that sharing my story can spare others the pain of my experience.” Torre has worked at NY1 since 1992 and is a mother of two.

She will be treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. According to an article on the station’s site, Torre will have surgery on Thursday to remove the cancer, at which point a more detailed diagnosis will be made.

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NY1 Anchor Pat Kiernan Talks About Crossing Over to the Super Hero Universe

pat kiernanNY1 anchor Pat Kiernan works at the TV station in New York with the most select audience, viewers can only watch the channel is primarily available to if they subscribe to Time Warner Cable subscribers.

Kiernan talked to Vulture about going from the small stage to the big screen as the anchor man for Marvel Comics’ “The Avengers” and “The Amazing Spider Man 2.”

Over here we also noticed that you, as Pat Kiernan, are the only “character” to cross over the Marvel universes.
I didn’t wanna give it away but I did an interview with a guy from MTV.com and he pointed out the same thing. He said, “Do you understand the significance of this in the comic book world, that you are the only link between these two universes?”

It’s huge. I don’t know how you’re this transcendent superhero that gets to be in both worlds.
I anchor it. I give it some sense of realism. I think that’s what NY1 lends to these things, is just that little bit of authenticity. And we don’t agree to do everything that comes our way, because we want it to be … It’s hard to explain. If the things that were happening in the movie were really happening, we want NY1 to be portrayed in the way that we think we might react to that series of events. Read more

A Day in the Life of NY1′s Pat Kiernan

Business Insider takes a look at a day in the life of Pat Kiernan, who has anchored the morning newscast on Time Warner Cable News NY1 since 1997. His day begins shortly after 3 a.m. and doesn’t end until around 6 p.m.:

Elizabeth Kaledin Says Goodbye to NY1

elizabeth kaledinElizabeth Kaledin is leaving Time Warner Cable News NY1 to join the Central Park Conservancy, Capital New York’s Alex Weprin reports.

Kaledin is a longtime veteran of NY1 who was worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at the channel when it launched in 1992. She left in 1994 to join CBS News and rejoined NY1 as the 11 p.m. anchor in 2007.

Kaledin anchors alongside Lewis Dodley. After her departure, Dodley will continue to anchor the 11 p.m. newscast solo, Capital reports.

NY1 Political Reporter Calls Spike Lee a Hypocrite for Gentrification Rant

Louis_Errol-534x300In his column in the New York Daily News, Errol Louis, political reporter for Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour news channel NY1, calls out famous filmmaker Spike Lee for comments Lee made recently about gentrification ruining his childhood neighborhood.

Lee, who grew up in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene, went on an extended expletive-filled rant about the gentrification of New York and asked the audience at a Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, “why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better?”

Louis took exception to Lee’s rant saying Lee, himself, has contributed to and benefited from the changes.

It’s the sacred right of every New Yorker to bewail, blame and bemoan the arrival of the folks who arrive in the neighborhood five minutes after we do, but somebody has to call bull on Lee’s complaints about gentrification. This is a man who has made epic contributions to the phenomenon he finds so troubling.

>RELATED: Spike Lee: My First Big Break

Start with Hatch House, Lee’s 9,000-square-foot palace on East 63rd Street — complete with internal courtyard — which he bought from artist Jasper Johns for $16 million in 2006 and recently put on the market with an asking price of $32 million. My friends in nearby Yorkville have been gnashing their teeth for years, complaining about how rents have risen to insane levels, thanks in part to owners buying and flipping high-end properties. Read more

Rep. Grimm Apologizes to NY1 Reporter For SOTU Interview Threat

grimm scotto confrontationRep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) has apologized to NY1 political reporter Michael Scotto for threatening to “throw [him] off this fucking balcony” after a post-State of the Union interview.

After issuing a statement about the incident that did not include an apology, Grimm called Scotto this morning and offered a “verbal apology,” NY1 reports. Scotto said Grimm apologized “a couple of times, and I accepted his apology.”

Grimm also issued a written statement: “I was wrong. I shouldn’t have allowed my emotions to get the better of me and lose my cool,” the statement reads. “I have apologized to Michael Scotto, which he graciously accepted, and will be scheduling a lunch soon. In the weeks and months ahead I’ll be working hard for my constituents on issues like flood insurance that is so desperately needed in my district post Sandy.”

New York Congressman Threatens Reporter After SOTU


After President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatened to throw NY1 reporter Michael Scotto off the balcony and “break him in half” for wanting to ask a question about allegations of wrongdoing concerning Grimm’s campaign finances.

During the interview Grimm refused to let Scotto ask his question, saying it was “off-topic.” But afterwards, while Scotto was wrapping up his report Grimm returned.

”Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f***ing balcony,” said Grimm. He then told Scotto he would break him in half, “like a boy.”

Scotto appeared on NBC’s “Today” show as well as CNN’s “New Day” this morning to talk about the confrontation.

Grimm issued a statement about the incident.

“I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview first in lieu of several other requests. The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union, but insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview, because I did not have time to speak off-topic. I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor. I doubt that I am the first Member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last.” Read more

Time Warner Cable News NY1 Ends New Jersey Newscast

TWC News NY1 logoThe recently rebranded Time Warner Cable News NY1 has ended its New Jersey newscast, The Record reports.

“NY1 is a New York City news channel and we never aimed to be an all-New Jersey news channel — such as News 12 — which is able to provide 24/7 coverage strictly about New Jersey,” Nikia Redhead, a spokesperson for NY1, said.

The cancellation of the newscast affects two on-air employees, anchors Jessica Abo and Joanne Santiglia. They will work through the end of their contracts, according to The Record.

NY1 Will Be Rebranded as ‘Time Warner Cable News NY1′

TWC News NY1 logoNY1, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour newschannel in New York City, is getting a new name and a new look. The network will be rebranded as “Time Warner Cable News NY1″ before the end of the year, Capital New York’s Alex Weprin reports:

In March, TWC acknowledged that it was considering changing the name of the station. The reason for the change? Not enough subscribers realized that it was exclusive to the provider. At the time executives stressed that they were trying to figure out a way to retain the “NY1” name while making it clear it was a TWC property.

Butthe headline on Gothamist’s pick-up of the story summed up many viewers’ reactions nicely: “NY1 To Be Rebranded As ‘TWC News’ Because We Can’t Have Nice Things.” According to anchor Pat Kiernan, that reaction influenced the rebranding process.

“The company really took notice after New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of a rebrand,” he wrote in an email to Capital. “We’re getting a makeover in a few weeks that adds a Time Warner Cable logo, but the branding is still unmistakably New York 1. That’s what we’ll call it and that’s still the name in the corner of the screen.”

For a promotional video of the channel’s new look, head on over to Capital New York.

New York Stations Cover One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

hurricane sandyWith the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy around the corner, local stations in New York are producing special coverage looking back at the storm and its aftermath.

NY1 has been covering the upcoming anniversary throughout the week with a series of special reports. The channel will air hourlong specials on both Saturday and Sunday at 8pmET. “One on One with Budd Mishkin” will also focus on the storm and its aftermath on Monday.

CW affiliate WPIX has slated three specials on Hurricane Sandy. “The First 36 Hours,” a behind-the-scenes look at a WPIX news crew trapped in rising floodwaters in Queens, airs Friday at 10:30 p.m. On Sunday, WPIX will air “Hell and High Water: One Year Later,” a 30 minute special hosted by Scott Stanford and Tamsen Fadal. And on Tuesday, the storm’s anniversary, WPIX’s morning newscast will air “Still Standing: After Sandy,” with the entire morning newscast on location from the storm’s worst affected areas.

NBC owned WNBC launched a series of reports on the storm that have aired throughout the week on the 5 p.m. newscast. Michael Gargiulo, whose parents own a home in the hard-hit Breezy Point, Queens, will anchor a half-hour special at 7pmET on Saturday.

ABC owned WABC will produce an hourlong special at 4pmET on Tuesday, October 29. The program will look at what work has been completed and what is still ahead in the recovery process.

Fox owned WNYW will have special reports from throughout the region on Tuesday: Robert Moses from Seaside, N.J., Joel Waldman from Long Beach, Long Island, Stacey Delikat from Breezy Point and Kerry Drew from Staten Island.

WCBS has been airing a series of vignettes on the storm featuring the memories and reflections of its anchors and reporters throughout the week. The CBS O&O has extensive coverage planned from locations around the region Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

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