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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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WNYW Revisits 1990s Interview with Mia Farrow About Accusations Against Woody Allen

In 1992 someone sent WNYW‘s Rosanna Scotto the tape of Mia Farrow‘s daughter Dylan talking about how Woody Allen had allegedly molested her.

>RELATED – Rosanna Scotto: My First Big Break

The allegations are back in the news after the now adult Dylan recently wrote an open letter again accusing Allen of molesting her when she was a child.

On the FOX owned station’s “Good Day New York” Scotto revisited a 1990′s interview with Mia Farrow refuting Allen’s longtime claims that Dylan had been coached to say what she said about him.

This morning on “Good Day,” Allen, through his lawyers, again maintained that Dylan had been coached by Farrow to say what she said.

‘I’m Like a Kid in a Candy Store’: WNYW Sports Anchor on Covering the Super Bowl

castiglione_wnywThere are only so many cities that get to host the Super Bowl and only one broadcast network out of four gets to carry the game. This year the Super Bowl is just across the Hudson from New York and it’s on FOX.

TVSpy spoke with WNYW‘s Duke Castiglione who is a local sports anchor lucky enough to have the stars align so that his network is broadcasting the game in his market.

“The Super Bowl is more than a football game. It’s an event,” said Castiglione. “You don’t keep the focus on one thing when it comes to the Super Bowl. You focus on everything.”

In addition to his day job reporting on the game, he’s learned how to make baked clams from celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli and sat down with Dan Lauria, the actor who played Vince Lombardi on Broadway and is best known for playing Kevin’s father on the “The Wonder Years.”

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NYC Stations Prepare for Super Bowl

super bowl 2014TVNewsCheck takes a look at the preparations underway at New York City stations, for the Super Bowl. Fox owned WNYW will broadcast the game, which will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.

“We try to prepare for every conceivable issue we could encounter,” says Fox-owned WNYW News Director Byron Harmon. “In the last six months we have been hammering away on this every day to make sure there are no surprises.”

Harmon, for instance, says WNYW meteorologists will have a big role in news coverage the week leading up to the NFL championship, much of which will be broadcast from the 14-block “Super Bowl Boulevard” that will be set up on Broadway through the heart of Times Square. The journalists and traffic reporters who will be covering other angles of the football frenzy will be prepared to switch gears should weather or any other event force them to, he says. Read more

Cristina Cuomo Guest Hosts ‘Good Day NY’

Cristina Cuomo, the wife of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, guest hosted the 9 a.m. hour of WNYW‘s “Good Day New York” this morning.

Cuomo is the editor of Modern Luxury’s Manhattan and Beach magazine. She kicked off the 9 a.m. hour spoofing the Golden Globes (Cuomo played Tina Fey; WNYW reporter Juliet Huddy played Amy Poehler). Cuomo also joined Greg Kelly in interviewing Alex Rodriguez‘ attorney about his client’s suspension for the 2014 season (watch part one above).

New York FOX Station Eliminates Consumer Investigative Unit

Diaz_WNYWTVSpy has confirmed with a FOX spokesperson that WNYW, the New York FOX owned station, has eliminated its consumer investigative unit.

The unit, otherwise known as “Shame Shame Shame,” headed by investigative reporter Arnold Diaz, along three producers and a photographer were told their last day was today.

Lew Leone, vice president and GM of WNYW said in a statement, “Arnold has uncovered consumer injustice in New York for decades. We want to thank him for his many contributions to FOX 5.”

Sources tell TVSpy the layoffs are part of a reorganization rather than a cost cutting move with plans to hire in the near future. The same sources also tell TVSpy investigative reports will no longer come just from specialized units at the station.

Diaz had worked at WNYW since March 2006. From 1995 to 2003, he worked for ABC’s 20/20. From 1973 until 1995 he was an investigative reporter for WCBS in New York.

Round Two: Alec Baldwin Goes After Another FOX NY Reporter

scmidt_baldwinHours after confronting FOX reporter Robert Moses, Alec Baldwin continued his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, this time accusing WNYW reporter Linda Schmidt of hitting his wife in the face with a mic.

On the way to the couple’s SUV in front of their Manhattan apartment building, Baldwin’s wife Hilaria can be seen pointing in Schmidt’s direction and telling Baldwin “That’s the one that almost hit me” before the audio cuts out. But on camera she appeared to be pantomiming hitting herself in the mouth with a mic.

>RELATED: Anderson Cooper Calls Alec Baldwin’s Anti-Gay Slur Excuse ‘Ridiculous’

“You’re the one that almost hit my wife with a microphone in the face?” asked Baldwin approaching Schmidt. When Schmidt denied it was her Baldwin said, “You want to apologize to her on camera?” He then repeatedly asked Schmidt if she wanted to apologize before telling her to “Get the fuck out of here.”

After getting into his car, Baldwin came out onto the street again and was guided by police back into his vehicle, but not before telling them he wanted to press charges against the FOX reporter. You can watch video of the confrontation after the jump.

>UPDATE:TMZ reports, Baldwin hit the car parked in front of him on his way out after the run-in. On camera, he promised the owner he’ll pay for the damage.

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Alec Baldwin Confronts WNYW Reporter

baldwin_mosesRobert Moses, reporter for New York FOX owned station WNYW was confronted and threatened by Alec Baldwin this morning.

Moses approached Baldwin who was walking towards the door of his apartment building and asked if the actor/MSNBC show host had any reaction to the conviction of his stalker yesterday. “You’re in my way.” said Baldwin. When Moses asked again Baldwin said, “You’re in my way.”

Baldwin then turned around before entering his building and told Moses if he was still in front of Baldwin’s building when he came out with his wife and kid, “you’re going to have a big problem.”

He then turned around again to make sure Moses understood him. “If you’re here when my wife and my kid come out here you’re going to have a big problem you know that don’t you?”

When Baldwin went back inside the building he turned around and said, “You are as dumb as you look. You are with Fox, right?” You can watch the video of the confrontation after the jump. Read more

New York Stations Cover One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

hurricane sandyWith the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy around the corner, local stations in New York are producing special coverage looking back at the storm and its aftermath.

NY1 has been covering the upcoming anniversary throughout the week with a series of special reports. The channel will air hourlong specials on both Saturday and Sunday at 8pmET. “One on One with Budd Mishkin” will also focus on the storm and its aftermath on Monday.

CW affiliate WPIX has slated three specials on Hurricane Sandy. “The First 36 Hours,” a behind-the-scenes look at a WPIX news crew trapped in rising floodwaters in Queens, airs Friday at 10:30 p.m. On Sunday, WPIX will air “Hell and High Water: One Year Later,” a 30 minute special hosted by Scott Stanford and Tamsen Fadal. And on Tuesday, the storm’s anniversary, WPIX’s morning newscast will air “Still Standing: After Sandy,” with the entire morning newscast on location from the storm’s worst affected areas.

NBC owned WNBC launched a series of reports on the storm that have aired throughout the week on the 5 p.m. newscast. Michael Gargiulo, whose parents own a home in the hard-hit Breezy Point, Queens, will anchor a half-hour special at 7pmET on Saturday.

ABC owned WABC will produce an hourlong special at 4pmET on Tuesday, October 29. The program will look at what work has been completed and what is still ahead in the recovery process.

Fox owned WNYW will have special reports from throughout the region on Tuesday: Robert Moses from Seaside, N.J., Joel Waldman from Long Beach, Long Island, Stacey Delikat from Breezy Point and Kerry Drew from Staten Island.

WCBS has been airing a series of vignettes on the storm featuring the memories and reflections of its anchors and reporters throughout the week. The CBS O&O has extensive coverage planned from locations around the region Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

WNYW’s Duke Castiglione Remembers Legendary Sports Anchor Bill Mazer

WNYW sports anchor Duke Castiglione looked back at the life and career of Bill Mazer, a legendary New York sports anchor who died yesterday at the age of 92 (video above).

Mazer retired in 2009 after almost 60 years in radio and television. He joined WNEW (which eventually became WNYW)  in 1971, anchoring the nightly sports coverage and hosting “Sports Extra.” Castiglione now hosts “Sports Extra,” the weekly Sunday night program on the Fox owned station.

“We as sportscasters and sports fans owe a debt of gratitude to Bill Mazer,” Castiglione said. “Myself especially.”

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