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NYC Stations Cover East Harlem Explosion

Stations in New York City spent several hours this morning covering a building explosion in East Harlem that caused the death of at least two people.

ABC-owned WABC was the first to report the news, breaking in to “Live! With Kelly and Michael” at 9:43 a.m. Ken Rosato and Michelle Charlesworth anchored. WABC had Kimberly Richardson, Rob Nelson and Sarah Wallace on the scene and Marcus Solis live from Harlem Hospital.

CBS-owned WCBS reported the explosion at 9:45 a.m., breaking into “The Queen Latifah Show” for a report anchored by Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi. Don Champion, Hazel Sanchez and John Slattery reported from East Harlem.

NBC-owned WNBC broke in to the fourth hour of “Today” with the news at 9:48 a.m. Michael Gargiulo anchored, with Jonathan Vigliotti, Michael George, Tracie Stahan and Telemundo’s Pablo Gutierrez reporting.

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto reported the news at 9:49 on Fox-owned WNYW. Liz Dahlem and Ti-Hua Chang reported for the station from the scene.

CW affiliate WPIX reported the news at 9:53 a.m. with Kori Chambers, Dan Mannarino and Sukanya Krishnan anchoring. James Ford reported from East Harlem.

Andy Adler Joins WPIX Morning Newscast

andy adlerAndy Adler is joining WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, as an entertainment reporter and sports anchor for the morning newscast. She will begin in her new role on April 7.

Adler had been working with WPIX on special projects, including the station’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. Before that, she was a host at Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles. She has previously worked at WNYW in New York City and at KNBC in Los Angeles.

“After working with Andy during Super Bowl week, we knew she would make a great addition to our team, her talents and energy are the perfect complement to PIX11′s Morning News,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement.

WNYW Anchors Settle Differences on ‘People’s Court’

Like an odd version of “This is Your Life,” Greg Kelly and his “Good Day New York” co-anchor Rosanna Scotto appeared on a special WNYW version of “The People’s Court.”

Scotto sued Kelly for pain and suffering. Kelly counter sued for $11 billion trillion.

As part of the evidence against her co-anchor, Scotto showed Judge Marilyn Milian a greatest hits clip of Kelly throwing a hula hoop at Scotto’s head, dumping water on her during a segment and getting sandwiched on top of her during a women’s football demo. Kelly wore an arm sling in hopes of winning sympathy from the audience he kept calling a jury.

Kelly lost. According to the story, he now has to peel potatoes. But after he was repeatedly called unathletic and clumsy he may have already served his sentence.

WNYW Crew Finds Woman Giving Birth on NYC Street

wnyw_birthladyA crew from New York FOX owned station WNYW stumbled across a woman giving birth on a Manhattan street.

It happened yesterday around 3:30 p.m. on the Upper East Side. A WNYW crew was on its way to another story when it saw a crowd in the street.

The station said the woman was trying to get a cab when she went into labor. “She was like, ‘oh, my God, the baby’s coming’,” one witness told WNYW. “And then I could see the baby’s head coming out.”

According to the station, mother and baby are doing well at a local hospital.

Former WNYW Reporter Charles Leaf Convicted of Sexual Assault

charles leafFormer WNYW reporter Charles Leaf has been found guilty of sexually assaulting his then 4-year-old daughter and possessing child porn, the Associated Press reports.

The former reporter has maintained his innocence throughout the 21-day trial. On the witness stand, the girl he was accused of molesting — who is now 8 — withdrew her accusations, and Leaf’s father-in-law testified that he had viewed child porn on Leaf’s computer.

As he was led from the New Jersey courtroom, Leaf shouted to his wife, “Tell the kids I love them,” according to the Cliffview Pilot.

Watch WNYW’s report on the verdict after the jump. Read more

What Are Local Stations Covering?

This week we took a look at the nation’s #1 market, New York, where the talk was all about, you guessed it, snow.

WNYW GM Promises His Station Will Avoid Cliches

WNYW GM Lew Leone is promising viewers his station will avoid the usual cliches.

In response to a story his New York FOX owned station did last week about what annoys TV news viewers, Leone said, “I can’t promise that we will lose all of the clichés but we will do our best to be original and offer the type of coverage you are looking for.”

New York FOX Station Adds Entertainment Reporter

simone_cropped_wnywSimone Boyce has been named entertainment reporter for the New York FOX owned station WNYW.

Byron Harmon, WNYW VP and news director said in a statement, “With her unique talent, she will bring our audience in depth interviews with entertainment icons, the latest in entertainment news and innovation, and the best of New York’s vibrant nightlife and cultural offerings.”

Boyce last worked as a film correspondent on EPIX and was host of GameStopTV.

She will report for the evening newscasts starting Monday.

WNYW Reporter Asks ‘Does Local TV News Annoy You?’

New York FOX owned station WNYW took a look back at itself and the industry as a whole during its 10:00 p.m. news last night when it aired a story chronicling the annoying things TV news does.

Reporter Joel Waldman asked CUNY journalism professor Jeff Jarvis about it. Jarvis told Waldman the story was a little navel gazing “But shows you’re willing to ask the tough questions about what’s annoying about TV news.”

San Antonio Anchor and WNYW Reporter Save Lives In Separate Incidents

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Two on-air talent at two different stations roughly 1800 miles apart are being hailed separately as heroes.

San Antonio, TX, anchor Delaine Mathieu said she was on her way home from NBC affiliate WOAI when she came upon a man named Paul Hernandez who had been hit by a car on the freeway.

Hernandez’ car had spun out and hit the freeway median after blowing a tire. He was hit when he got out of his car. Mathieu fashioned a tourniquet out of a scarf and tied it around Hernandez’ nearly severed leg. She was credited with saving his life.

In Yonkers, NY, just north of New York City, John Huddy reporter for FOX owned station WNYW saw a man fall on the tracks of at a Metro North train station. While Huddy’s photographer rolled, several people along with Huddy teamed to pull the man to safety. According to the New York FOX owned station, the man was unhurt.

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