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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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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.”

RELATED – Alex Guarnaschelli tells MediabistroTV “How to be The Next Celebrity Chef” Read more

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).

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