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.:
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NY1, 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.
Roger Clark, a reporter for New York’s NY1, was reporting live about the upcoming Northeast Semi-Finals for the US Air Guitar Championships. Nat Hays, GM of US Air Guitar, told Clark, “Our mission, every year, is to find the best air guitarist in America to represent our country in the World Championships in Finland.”
After one of the competitors, Mitt Umlaut (probably not his real name) gave viewers a taste of what real air guitar looked like, Clark got in on the act. His song of choice? “Tom Sawyer” by everybody’s favorite cerebral rock band Rush. Watch the video and don’t forget your lighter.
“It was very, uh, very legitimate looking,” said morning anchor Pat Kiernan after it was all over.
NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan is the new host of “Crowd Rules,” a reality competition series that CNBC is launching in primetime.
Each week’s show will feature three small businesses that will compete for a $50,000 prize in front of a studio audience. Kiernan will co-host with jewelry designer Kendra Scott and a rotating industry expert.
The show will premiere on April 30 at 9pmET. Watch a promo here.
New York City’s Empire State Building featured blue and yellow colors last night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NY1, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour newschannel.
“We’re just a part of the city, the same way the Staten Island Ferry is part of the city, the Yankees are part of the city, the New York Times is part of the city. NY1 is on that list now and that’s a pretty amazing accomplishment in 20 years,” Kiernan said. Read more
“LIVE!” is auditioning a rotation of comedians, actors and television hosts to fill the seat of Regis Philbin, who retired from the show in November. Kiernan, who co-hosted once in March, is slated for two more days alongside Ripa — April 30 and May 1.
“There are so many factors in a decision like this that it’s tough to analyze what they’re looking for. So I’m trying not to analyze,” Kiernan told our sister site FishbowlNY. “As with last time, I’ll bring the slightly cheerier version of my NY1 self and they’ll let me know if it’s the right fit for Kelly.”