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Antwan Lewis to Co-Anchor Weekend Evening Newscasts at WNYW

Antwan Lewis has been named weekend evening co-anchor at New York City Fox O&O WNYW. Beginning May 18, Lewis will co-anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend newscasts alongside Christina Park.

Lewis joined WNYW in 2010 as a general assignment reporter. Since January, he has anchored the station’s early morning newscast alongside Juliet Huddy. Lewis has also worked at WGN in Chicago and KTVK in Phoenix.

WNYW will rotate reporters and anchors to fill in on the early morning newscast until a new co-anchor is named.

Julie Grauert Joins WPIX From Rival WNYW

Julie Grauert is joining WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, as a morning traffic reporter and evening general assignment reporter. Her first day at the station will be May 13.

Grauert comes from rival WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. She has previously worked at KPTV-KPDX in Portland, Ore. and KNBN in Rapid City, S.D.

“Julie has a strong local news background. She brings a reporter’s inquisitiveness to traffic coverage, and that will benefit our viewers,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement.

‘Good Day New York’ Beats ‘Today’ Among Younger Viewers For Second Month Straight

It was another winning month for “Good Day New York”: the WNYW morning show has beaten NBC’s “Today” among younger viewers for the second straight month.

“Good Day,” anchored by Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto, had a +9% advantage among adults 25-54, averaging 115,100 viewers in the demo to the “Today” show’s 105,400 viewers. WNYW also had a +9% advantage among women 25-54, averaging 83,100 viewers to NBC’s 76,500.

Compared to the same month last year, “Good Day New York” is up +23% and “Today” is down -27% in the A25-54 demo in the nation’s largest market.

10 Years Later, WNYW’s Greg Kelly Reflects on His Time Embedded in Iraq

On the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. ground offensive in Iraq, “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly reflected on his time as an embedded reporter during the war (video above).

Kelly — who was the first broadcast journalist to enter Baghdad with coalition forces — covered the war for Fox News Channel and sustained minor injuries when a mortar exploded near where he was standing.

“This was a wild, wild time. I never thought we would see what we actually got to see. If they were taking reporters in with them, there was no way were going to face real danger,” Kelly said on “Good Day” Tuesday. “And sure enough, it was like everything you would imagine war or an invasion to be. It was.”

Watch WNYW’s two segments on Kelly’s experience in Iraq here.

Tai Hernandez Says Goodbye to WNYW

Tai Hernandez has left New York City Fox O&O WNYW, a station spokesperson confirmed to TVSpy.

Hernandez, a general assignment reporter, joined the station in 2010. Prior to working at WNYW, she spent several years at ABC News, where she was a correspondent for NewsOne and anchor of “World News Now” from 2005-07.

In a return to her old stomping grounds, Hernandez appeared this weekend on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” An ABC News spokesperson tells TVSpy she’s freelancing for the network.

A ‘Good Day’ For WNYW: Morning Newscast Beats ‘Today’ Among Younger Viewers

Newly-reunited co-anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly led WNYW to a big win during the just-finished February sweeps period: “Good Day New York” beat NBC’s “Today” among younger viewers in the New York DMA.

The win is the first for Fox O&O  in the 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. time slot since the introduction of Local People Meters in 2003.”Good Day” averaged 112,500 A25-54 viewers, compared to the “Today” show’s 102,700. “Good Day New York” also beat “Today” among A25-54 women by +21% for the sweeps period.

“Today” remains on top in Total Viewers, averaging 253,000 to “Good Day”‘s 190,000. The NBC morning show also was also on top in the 9 to 10 a.m. hour.

Ahead of the Super Bowl, WNYW Invites New York Giants Players to Anchor Sports

Aside from the anchor changes on “Good Day New York,” there were a few other unfamiliar faces on the New York City Fox O&O’s morning newscast last week.

WNYW invited a different member of the New York Giants to do the sports report, under the watchful eye of sports anchor Duke Castiglione. After each report, the players offered their thoughts on the upcoming Super Bowl, which pits the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers.

Watch the video here.

WNYW Shuffles Anchors: Greg Kelly Back to Mornings, Steve Lacy to Evenings

There are changes coming to the morning and evening newscasts at WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. Our sister site FishbowlNY scoops that Greg Kelly (left) will be back on “Good Day New York” beginning tomorrow.

Kelly moved to the evening newscasts, anchoring alongside Dari Alexander, in July. He was replaced on “Good Day” by Dave Price, who re-joined the station to anchor the morning show with Rosanna Scotto.

Price asked to be let out of his contract, station sources say. His last day at WNYW was Thursday.

“I had a great experience returning to FOX 5 but it is time to look for opportunities outside WNYW. I love Rosanna and the gang and wish them all the best,” Price told TVSpy in a statement.

“We appreciate all of Dave’s contributions to ‘Good Day New York’ during his time with FOX 5 and we wish him success in his future endeavors,” WNYW VP-GM Lew Leone said.

Kelly co-hosted “Good Day” with Scotto for four years before moving to the evenings.

“We are excited to welcome Greg back to ‘Good Day.’ He has proven he has the versatility to anchor a primetime newscast and an unscripted morning show – a rare and valuable quality,” Leone said. “This, combined with his fun, spontaneous, and inquisitive style make him the perfect fit for this role.”

As Kelly moves back to mornings, Steve Lacy (right) who currently anchors the 4:30 to 7 a.m. hours, will move to evenings. Lacy, who joined WNYW in 2011 from WCVB in Boston, will anchor the 10 p.m. newscast with Alexander and the 6 p.m. newscast solo.

A spokesperson for WNYW said Antwan Lewis will anchor the early-morning newscasts until Lacy’s permanent replacement is named.

>Update: Kelly’s last evening newscast will be the 6 p.m. tonight. Lacy will anchor the 10 p.m.

NYC Stations Cover Manhattan Ferry Accident

New York City stations pivoted from the usual morning programming this morning as more than 50 people were injured in a ferry accident in Lower Manhattan.

WABC was the first station to report the news at 9:13 a.m., breaking into “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” WNYW, which was in the last hour of “Good Day New York,” was next at 9:19 a.m. WNBC reported the news at 9:22 a.m., interrupting “Today,” and WCBS was next at 9:24 a.m., breaking into “The Doctors.”  WPIX reported the news at 9:43 a.m.

WNYW was the first station with ground shots of the accident at 9:24 a.m. and with a live shot from the scene, with reporter Robert Moses, at 9:37 a.m. All five stations have remained in continuing coverage into the 11amET hour.

Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy Inducted Into B&C Hall of Fame

Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York City earlier this week.

Abernethy was one of 12 inductees. Alan Frank, the president and CEO of the Post-Newsweek Stations, was also honored at the event.

WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City, covered the event on Tuesday’s “Good Day New York.” Watch it after the jump. Read more

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