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WPIX News Director Plans for More Commentary, Viewer Interaction

“We are very encouraged that New York is open to a different news presentation and we’re feeling good about the overall reception that we’ve gotten,” WPIX news director Bill Carey said recently about the CW-affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast, which underwent a major overhaul last October.

In an interview with TVSpy sister site FishbowlNY, Carey said that the revamped 10 p.m. newscast, which features Jodi Applegate (right) anchoring solo without a desk, is part of a broader goal to establish the Tribune-owned station as a place where viewers can find a fresh take on news stories while also interacting with the news team.

Carey says that WPIX plans to offer more commentary/opinion in the coming months and open things up to viewers.

“We’re really going our own way. People may like it, they may not like,” Carey told FishbowlNY, but “they’re all talking about it.” Read more at FishbowlNY

Morning Anchor Chris Burrous Transfers from New York to Los Angeles

Anchor Chris Burrous, who joined New York’s WPIX just last June, is switching coasts and joining KTLA.

WPIX hired Burrous last year to be the face of its revamped morning newscast. Just a handful of months after joining the “PIX Morning News” anchor desk, he announced to viewers last week that he would be leaving.

Family is the main motivation for the move, which is a transfer from one Tribune-owned CW-affiliate to another. He told the Daily News that he wanted his daughter to be able to grow up near her grandparents, who live in California.

“There was a great opportunity at the station which would allow us to live just 2 miles away from family, so I asked to transfer,” he explained. “They were very gracious and allowed me to make the move.” Read more

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