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WLNY Launches Weekend Evening Newscast

wlny-logo2WLNY, the CBS-owned independent station serving the New York City market, is launching a weekend edition of its 9 p.m. newscast. Beginning July 12, the hourlong newscast will be anchored by Cindy Hsu with meteorologist Elise Finch and sports anchor Steve Overmyer.

“WLNY’s 9 p.m. newscast addresses viewers’ needs to have their local news at an earlier time in the evening and the newly expanded broadcast will now allow audiences to do that on the weekend as well,” David Friend, the senior vice president of news for CBS Television Stations and the news director for WCBS-WLNY, said in a statement.

Hsu currently anchors the weekend evening newscasts on sister station WCBS, where she has worked since 1993.

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WLNY Cancels Morning Newscast

WLNY the couchWLNY, the CBS-owned independent station serving the New York City market, has canceled its morning newscast, TVSpy has learned. WLNY operates as a duopoly with WCBS, CBS’ flagship station in the NYC DMA.

The newscast, called “The Couch,” is anchored by John Elliott, Jill Nicolini and Carolina Bermudez. It was added to WLNY’s programming lineup in 2012.

TVSpy hears Bermudez is parting ways with WLNY. Elliott and Nicolini will remain with the station and continue to appear on WCBS.

A small number of jobs will be eliminated as a result of the show’s cancellation.

A station spokesperson declined to comment.

CBS Set to Launch New Morning Show in New York

CBS is set to launch a new morning show on WLNY, the Long Island, NY-based station that the company acquired in April.

The new show, titled “Live From the Couch,” will air weekdays form 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and feature a mix of news, talk, lifestyle, and entertainment segments.

“Live From the Couch” will be hosted by John Elliott and Lisa Kerney, who currently work WCBS‘s morning newscast, and Carolina Bermudez, who will join the show following a seven-year run as co-host of the New York radio show “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” Read more

Reporter Jamie Smith Joins WAWS-WTEV

Jamie Smith has joined Jacksonville’s WTEV-WAWS, Florida News Center reports.

Smith moves to Jacksonville from Philadelphia, where he has worked in public relations since 2010. Before that, he spent six years as a reporter for KYW, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia. He has also worked at WICU in Erie, PA, KIEM in Eureka, CA and WLNY in Long Island.

Smith started at WTEV-WAWS as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor earlier this month.

WLNY Takeover a ‘Once in a Lifetime Experience’ For CBS

CBS has officially taken ownership of WLNY and launched a three-phase transition that will result in new newscasts and high definition programming at Long Island station.

As part of the merger with WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York City, Betty Ellen Berlamino has been named vice president and station manager of WLNY. She is a former general manager of WPIX, the CW-affiliate in New York.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the New York market to create a new TV station,” WCBS news director David Friend said. Read more

With WCBS Merger Looming, WLNY Will Suspend News Operations This Month

Long Island’s WLNY will suspend newscasts at the end of this month, two months before the station is expected to officially merge with WCBS.

WLNY’s last 11 p.m. newscast will be March 29, according to the New York Daily News. The station will air “Entertainment Tonight” in that timeslot until the two stations merge, which is expected to be in mid-June. WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York City, plans on expanding Long Island coverage with the acquisition of WLNY.

“We are excited to be acquiring WLNY and making it a bigger and better station,” a WCBS spokesman said. “Once the sale is finalized, we will be investing in additional people and resources so that we can provide Long Island and the entire tristate area with additional newscasts.” Read more

CBS to Purchase WLNY, Creating New York Duopoly

CBS has inked a deal to acquire independent station WLNY and form, with its flagship WCBS, a duopoly in the nation’s largest market.

“Our acquisition of WLNY-TV presents a tremendous opportunity for our TV Stations Division,” CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn said, in announcing the deal.  “The combined strengths of CBS 2 and WLNY-TV will give us a terrific platform for serving the entire New York area.  Our plans for the station include adding people and resources to fuel a significant expansion of local news programming well beyond the nightly half hour that currently airs.”

WLNY is based on Long Island and the acquisition means that CBS will now have a two-pronged attack for covering news in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state area. Read more