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WABC Anchor Uses Dying Cat to Promote Show


WABC anchor Bill Ritter does an instagram video everyday to promote the New York ABC owned station’s newscast.

He and his co-anchor Sade Baderinwa act out short scenes covering subjects in the news like the dangers of sugar and The Oscars.

Yesterday, he let viewers know he was putting his family cat down. He wanted everyone to know he was there for them because “We’re like family.”

TVSpy knows how hard it is to lose a family pet. But we’ve never seen one used to boost ratings.

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New York Stations Provide Live Coverage of Obama’s Visit to Ground Zero

New York stations preempted regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to bring live coverage of President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero, which occurred around 1:00 p.m. today.

Bill Ritter anchored WABC‘s special coverage from Ground Zero, with Dianna Williams and Sade Baderinwa appearing in the studio. Reporters David Novarro, Tim Fleischer, and Anthony Johnson covered the president’s movements through Manhattan, from a local fire house, to Ground Zero, to an NYPD precinct.

On WCBS, Maurice DuBois was stationed at Ground Zero, in a position similar to Ritter’s, while Marcia Kramer reported live on the president’s appearance, in which he hung a wreath in honor of those that died on 9/11.

“It was truly the most somber ceremony I have ever seen,” Kramer said. “It was a very moving one for the very simplicity… President Obama said much more with his silence than he ever could have with his words.” Read more

Anchor Shakeup at WABC, as Station Launches Post-’Oprah’ 4pm Newscast

As WABC prepares for its post-Oprah life, the ABC flagship is making anchor changes to its late night newscast as well.

In an email obtained by TVSpy, VP & news director Kenny Plotnik announced 11pm co-anchor Liz Cho (right) will be the co-anchor of the new “Eyewitness News…First at 4″ alongside David Novarro.

Sade Baderinwa, who currently co-anchors the 5pm with Diana Williams will now add 11pm duties next to Bill Ritter.

Cho continues at 6pm with Ritter.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Liz’s credentials and rapport with our viewers to tackle this important new assignment,” writes Plotnick. “And it will be exciting to watch David assume this new level of responsibility in his home town.”

Novarro returned to WABC last year after a stint in Chicago where he anchored at WFLD Fox Chicago. He’d spent 14 years at WABC in his first go-round.

Plotnick’s memo after the jump… Read more

Scott Clark Says Goodbye to WABC, and New York

After nearly 25 years at WABC-TV in New York, sports anchor Scott Clark said goodbye at the end of last night’s 11pm newscast, “on his terms” added anchor Liz Cho.

“Although I’ll always be from the great state of Ohio, I’ve had the privilege over the years of becoming a true New Yorker, with your help. I’ve grown up here, I got sober here, I went through 9/11 here. I will never forget. But my family awaits. They’ve asked me for more time and I will give them that.”

On his blog yesterday, anchor Bill Ritter wrote about Clark’s departure as a rare anchor change at the station. “I feel like a relative newcomer, although I’ve been at ABC for 18 years and at this station for more than 12. Maybe it’s because I replaced someone (Bill Beutel) who worked here for 35 years. Our two newest weekday anchors – Liz Cho and Sade Baderinwa – are each now in their eighth year. Veterans, and well-known. In fact, most people here can easily say that they’ve been at this station longer than at any other job in their lives.”