Voting at one polling place in hurricane-ravaged Rockaway Park, Queens, got off to a rough start this morning before the polls were even open. One of two generators that was intended to power lights for the tent did not have any gas early this morning, leaving the pop-up polling station in darkness.
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Chang will be the entertainment anchor and reporter for “Good Day LA” and “Fox 11 Morning News.” She joins KTTV after four years at WNYW in New York City, where she was an entertainment reporter. Previously, she was a general assignment reporter at WPIX.
“I’ve had the pleasure of covering New York City and all its wonders for the past nine years. But, when it comes to entertainment, there’s only one Hollywood,” Chang said in a statement. “The ‘stars’ have aligned for me to move to the epicenter of entertainment and to an iconic morning news program. Here I come LA!”
Chang’s first day at KTTV will be Tuesday.
WNYW News Director Reflects on Hurricane Coverage: ‘You just saw the resourcefulness and the capabilities of some of these people’
For WNYW-WWOR in New York City, Hurricane Sandy coverage has been a “total team effort.”
“It’s been all hands on deck,” vice president and news director Dianne Doctor told TVSpy Thursday morning. “I’m really proud of our people and I think we’ve done a great job.”
Staffers at the Fox duopoly (like reporter Kerry Drew, pictured) have been working in 12 hour shifts since Sunday, the day before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. Crews who have been out in the field for four days are now facing a new challenge: gas lines in the Tri-state area that stretch for miles, snarling traffic on the Jersey Turnpike. Doctor said the station has contracted out private suppliers of fuel to keep their satellite trucks running.
“We’re having difficulty as well but we’re pretty resourceful. Our crews know their areas pretty well. They’ve been able to keep gas supplies coming,” Doctor said. “But it is a challenge.” Read more
Stations in New York City have partially returned to regular programming today after several days of breaking news coverage of Hurricane Sandy. The five major local stations in New York City — ABC O&O WABC, NBC O&O WNBC, CBS O&O WCBS, Fox O&O WNYW and CW affiliate WPIX — had all returned to regular programming by Wednesday morning. The stations continue to break in to regular programming for press conferences from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
- Related, TVNewser: Kurtz: Sandy ‘Lived Up To The Media Hype’
During the storm, WABC captured particularly compelling video of one of the Sandy’s most dramatic moments — the evacuation of 215 critical care patients, including the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, from NYU Langone Medical Center after its backup generator failed. Watch:
Hurricane Sandy is approaching the Tri-State area at this hour, and the high winds are already wreaking havoc on New York City. Shortly before 3pmET, stations reported on a crane collapse in midtown Manhattan. The crane, perched on top of a high-end residential building currently under construction, is currently dangling off the high-rise building.
WABC was the first station to report the news at 2:44 p.m. WCBS was next at 2:46, followed by WNBC at 2:50 and WPIX at 2:53.
The WCBS studio, located on 57th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, is just down the street from the crane collapse site, 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. More pictures after the jump. Read more
As you may have heard, Hurricane Sandy is taking aim at the Eastern Seaboard and has the potential to merge with a strong cold front coming in from the west, putting the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in danger of being hit by a “superstorm” (or a “Frankenstorm,” depending on how much you want to get into the Halloween spirit) next week.
- Related, TVNewser: Ready or Not, Here Comes Hurricane Sandy
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a Friday afternoon press conference on the threat, calling Sandy a “large, unpredictable” storm and warning residents to be prepared. The five New York City stations all broke into their respective afternoon programming — “Dr. Phil” on WCBS, “Katie” on WABC, “Steve Harvey” on WNBC, “The People’s Court” on WNYW and “Maury” on WPIX — to broadcast the press conference. Read more
Heather Nauert, who has anchored “Good Day Wakeup” since 2009, has left WNYW. Station sources say WNYW is looking at both internal and external candidates, including Huddy, to anchor the early morning show. The station is having on-air tryouts for the position, according to sources.
Huddy is the former host of “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” a syndicated morning show that she helmed alongside Mike Jerrick. After the show was cancelled in 2009, Huddy returned to Fox News Channel, where she is a frequent contributor to “The O’Reilly Factor.”
A WNYW spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
>Update: a station spokesperson has confirmed that WNYW is looking internally and externally to fill the open co-anchor position for “Good Day Wakeup.”
“I am truly grateful for the wonderful opportunity afforded to me at Fox 5. After much thought and consideration, I’ve decided to leave New York and spend more time with my family,” Brown told TVSpy. “I’m excited to be heading back to Minneapolis and rejoining some great friends at WCCO.”
Brown joined Fox O&O WNYW in 2010 after four years at CBS O&O WCCO. Her last day in New York will be October 17.
Viewers are invited to choose who they think qualifies to be highlighted as one of extraordinary High School football players in the New York area.
“High school is where it all starts…..this is where many of these kids discover a sport that may change their lives. These kids are out there playing for the best reason of all – their love of the sport,” Salzberg told TVSpy. “To be able to give high school athletes in our community a chance to shine is something that gives us all something to look forward to – us, the kids and the parents – it’s a win-win for everybody!”