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Reporter Amy Buckman Leaving Philadelphia’s WPVI After 25 Years

static.squarespaceAfter 25 years, “Saving with 6ABC” reporter Amy Buckman is leaving Philadelphia ABC-owned station WPVI. According to Philly.com, Buckman started at the station as a producer in 1989.

Buckman told Philly Daily News writer Molly Eichel that WPVI offered her another contract, but she declined, wanting to spend more time with her family:

“My husband, Terry, is very supportive of my decision and I’m already enjoying spending weekends at home and being able to watch my youngest son’s sporting events,” she said.

As for what Buckman will do next, the consumer reporter says she will be taking some much needed time off before possibly returning to work, if the right opportunity presents itself:

“In the meantime, I’m looking forward to sleeping in on Thanksgiving (though I will watch the parade on TV!) and sipping hot chocolate on my couch during our first winter snowstorm,” she said.

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Pittsburgh Watches the Most Live Television, Study Finds

According to a study of average daily viewing habits among adults 25-54 during the February sweep, Pittsburgh residents watched more live television than any other Nielsen market. St. Louis was tops for time-shifted viewing, according to MediaPost:

Pittsburghers in the segment watched an average of nearly five-and-a-half hours of live TV a day. The figure was five hours and 23 minutes in St. Louis, while Baltimore, Philadelphia and Detroit all had averages of five hours and 15 minutes or higher.

In time-shifted viewing, Clevelanders in the demo watched an average of 52 minutes a day, with Sacramento residents at 49 minutes. Those in Charlotte and Dallas residents were both at 47 minutes each. Orlando residents watched an average of 45 minutes to finish out the top five.

San Francisco residents watched the least amount of live television, averaging 2 hours and 57 minutes daily. Minneapolis residents watched the least amount of time-shifted television.

Lauren Cohn To Leave Philadelphia’s WTXF

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting Lauren Cohn will be leaving Philadelphia FOX O&O WTXF at the end of the year.

Cohn joined WTXF two years ago as a reporter and anchor for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news.

She previously worked at WPIX in New York, WLIG (now WLNY) in Long Island, KJEO (now KGPE) in Fresno, CA, WEWS in Cleveland, WLS and WFLD in Chicago and WCAU in Philadelphia.

WCAU Gets Out of The Pool

WCAU will be exiting the Local News Service it helped start, according to Broadcasting & Cable.  The LNS, an agreement between Philadelphia TV stations WTXF, WCAU and KYW, allows the stations to pool resources while covering non-enterprise stories like press conferences.

B&C says the decision comes from WCAU upper management and not from parent NBC owned television stations in New York and is spurred by the station wanting to set itself apart from other stations in the market.

The report also says the station will be getting its own helicopter by the end of the year.