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WNYW Announces Summer News Schedule and More Weekend News

WNYW_304New York FOX owned station WNYW has announced a “Summer Schedule” which promises both anchor changes and revamped news format starting June 5.

“Our new summer schedule continues our mission to bring unconventional local news to New York,” said VP and news director Byron Harmon in a statement. “Local news doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom.”

Called “FOX’S Fresh 5,” the schedule swaps current 5:00 p.m. co anchor Ernie Anastos with Steve Lacy to sit alongside Dari Alexander. Anastos replaces Lacy as solo anchor at 6:00 p.m. while meteorologist Audrey Puente will “step outside her usual role of meteorologist and serve as a reporter, along with entertainment reporters Simone Boyce and Christal Young.” Read more

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On the Move, 9/11/13

Antonio Mora joins Al Jazeera America as host of primetime interview program “Consider This.” Mora was previously an anchor at WFOR in Miami.

Jeff Pegues moves from WABC to CBS News, where he will be a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent.

Aditi Roy joins ABC News from WCAU in Philadelphia.

Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson joins Al Jazeera America from KIRO in Seattle. Read more

Greg Kelly Returns to ‘Good Day NY’: ‘A Trial Separation, But We’re Probably Better Together’

Seven months after leaving “Good Day New York” for a spot at the evening anchor desk, Greg Kelly made his return to the WNYW morning newscast Friday.

Kelly, who has been anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts since July, is back alongside Rosanna Scotto after Dave Price asked to be let out of his contract with the New York City Fox O&O.

“You know we love Dave Price. Dave wanted to do other things,” Scotto said at the top of this morning’s newscast. “Dave and I were friends before this, we’ll be friends after this, and we wish him well on his new venture.”

On their first morning back together, Kelly and Scotto acknowledged the well-wishes that flooded in from fans and colleagues alike. Read more

WNYW Shuffles Anchors: Greg Kelly Back to Mornings, Steve Lacy to Evenings

There are changes coming to the morning and evening newscasts at WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. Our sister site FishbowlNY scoops that Greg Kelly (left) will be back on “Good Day New York” beginning tomorrow.

Kelly moved to the evening newscasts, anchoring alongside Dari Alexander, in July. He was replaced on “Good Day” by Dave Price, who re-joined the station to anchor the morning show with Rosanna Scotto.

Price asked to be let out of his contract, station sources say. His last day at WNYW was Thursday.

“I had a great experience returning to FOX 5 but it is time to look for opportunities outside WNYW. I love Rosanna and the gang and wish them all the best,” Price told TVSpy in a statement.

“We appreciate all of Dave’s contributions to ‘Good Day New York’ during his time with FOX 5 and we wish him success in his future endeavors,” WNYW VP-GM Lew Leone said.

Kelly co-hosted “Good Day” with Scotto for four years before moving to the evenings.

“We are excited to welcome Greg back to ‘Good Day.’ He has proven he has the versatility to anchor a primetime newscast and an unscripted morning show – a rare and valuable quality,” Leone said. “This, combined with his fun, spontaneous, and inquisitive style make him the perfect fit for this role.”

As Kelly moves back to mornings, Steve Lacy (right) who currently anchors the 4:30 to 7 a.m. hours, will move to evenings. Lacy, who joined WNYW in 2011 from WCVB in Boston, will anchor the 10 p.m. newscast with Alexander and the 6 p.m. newscast solo.

A spokesperson for WNYW said Antwan Lewis will anchor the early-morning newscasts until Lacy’s permanent replacement is named.

>Update: Kelly’s last evening newscast will be the 6 p.m. tonight. Lacy will anchor the 10 p.m.

After Heather Nauert’s Exit, Juliet Huddy Filling In on WNYW’s ‘Good Day Wakeup’

A change on the early morning newscast at New York City Fox O&O WNYW: Since last Monday, Juliet Huddy has been filling in at the anchor desk alongside Steve Lacy from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

Heather Nauert, who has anchored “Good Day Wakeup” since 2009, has left WNYW. Station sources say WNYW is looking at both internal and external candidates, including Huddy, to anchor the early morning show. The station is having on-air tryouts for the position, according to sources.

Huddy is the former host of “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” a syndicated morning show that she helmed alongside Mike Jerrick. After the show was cancelled in 2009, Huddy returned to Fox News Channel, where she is a frequent contributor to “The O’Reilly Factor.”

A WNYW spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

>Update: a station spokesperson has confirmed that WNYW is looking internally and externally to fill the open co-anchor position for “Good Day Wakeup.”

Greg Kelly to Return to WNYW Anchor Desk Friday

WNYW anchor Greg Kelly will return to the anchor desk on Friday, a Fox spokesperson tells TVSpy.

Kelly has been on a leave of absence from the Fox O&O since the Manhattan District Attorney’s office opened an investigation into rape allegations made against him on January 26. He was cleared of all charges last night.

Steve Lacy has been filling-in alongside Kelly’s co-anchor, Rosanna Scotto, on the morning newscast. In a statement released last night, Kelly thanked Scotto for her support.

“I will always remember her kindness, and I look forward to soon resuming my post on Good Day New York next to her,” he said.

News Greg Kelly Won’t be Charged With Rape Leads Evening Newscasts in NYC

All of WNYW‘s rival stations reported last night Greg Kelly, an anchor at the Fox O&O, was cleared of the rape charges made against him last month. WNBC, WABC, WPIX and WCBS all led their respective evening newscasts with the story.

WABC reporter Lucy Yang was live in lower Manhattan, while WCBS’ Sean Hennessey and WNBC’s Jonathan Dienst reported the story from the WCBS and WNBC newsrooms.

All four stations also reported the news throughout this morning’s newscasts. It was also reported on on “Today and “Good Morning America.” Read more

NYC Stations Cover New York Giants’ Victory Parade

New York City stations devoted all resources this morning to coverage of the celebration parade for the New York Giants, who returned home yesterday after a big win in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI.

Rob Powers and Lori Stokes anchored WABC‘s coverage from City Hall. The pair were joined by 10 reporters along the parade route for “up-to-the-second excitement of this great parade,” Powers said.

WNYW-WWOR‘s coverage kicked off at 1o a.m. with Dari Alexander, Ernie Anastos and sports director Russ Salzberg anchoring outside City Hall. Steve Lacy, Jill Nicolini and John Huddy were along the parade route. Read more

Amidst Rape Allegations, Greg Kelly Takes a Leave of Absence from WNYW

WNYW anchor Greg Kelly, who is currently under investigation for raping a New York City woman last fall, has asked for a leave of absence from the Fox O&O.

“Greg Kelly has requested some time off,” WNYW general manager Lew Leone said in a statement.

Kelly’s time off is effective today. WNYW anchor Steve Lacy, who filled in for Kelly today, will co-anchor the newscast through the end of this week. Lacy anchors the 4:30 to 7 a.m. newscast on WNYW.

Rival Stations Report on Rape Accusation Against WNYW Anchor Greg Kelly

In New York City, news of rape accusations against Greg Kelly, the morning show anchor at Fox O&O WNYW, broke this morning.

Two of WNYW’s rival stations, ABC O&O WABC and CBS O&O WCBS, reported the Kelly news this morning. WABC’s Josh Einiger reported live from NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan, where Kelly’s father, Ray Kelly, is the police commissioner. Read more

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