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Tom Duerr Named Late News Executive Producer for KYW-WPSG

kyw_304KYW, the Philadelphia CBS owned station, has announced Tom Duerr as executive producer, Late News.

Duerr will oversee the 11:00 pm news for KYW and the 10:00 p.m show on CW affiliate WPSG.

This is a move within CBS Television Stations for Duerr who currently works at KTVT in Dallas, TX. He starts in June.

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Local Stations Raise Money for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

haiyan_cbsSeveral local stations around the US are asking viewers to pitch in to help the victims of the recent typhoon that hit the Philippines and Vietnam.

>In Philadelphia, CBS owned station KYW has partnered with its CW sister station WPSG, KYW newsradio, SportsRadio 94WIP, CBS Sports Radio 610, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT along with CBSPhilly.com and CBS Outdoor under the name “Operation Brotherly Love” in an effort to raise money for the American Red Cross.

All the stations along with CBSPhilly.com and several CBS Outdoor digital boards will be asking viewers and listeners to donate either online at www.CBSPhilly.com/relief or by calling 1-800-GIVE-122 (1-800-448-3122).

>In Sacramento, CA, NBC affiliate KCRA and MyNetworkTV affiliate KQCA teamed up with the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross to raise more than $480,000 on Tuesday by doing live cut-ins throughout the day.

“I am proud to live in a community that is so generous and giving,” Elliott Troshinsky, president and general manager of KCRA-KQCA, said in a statement. “Northern Californians opened their wallets and showed their generosity by helping us raise nearly $500,000 for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.  We truly want to thank all of our viewers for their generosity.” Read more

Philadelphia Station to Air Award Winning College Produced Sitcom

cw_phillyPhiladelphia CW affiliate WPSG is giving some Drexel University students the chance to show their work to a larger audience.

Saturday night at Midnight EST, the Philadelphia station plans to air the original student-produced sitcom called OFF CAMPUS.

According to the press release, the show is a “lighthearted and honest look at the confusing world that America’s young people face in today’s turbulent economic times..”

Apparently this isn’t just some schlocky college production, OFF CAMPUS has already won two awards from the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. This year it won the College Production Award of Excellence and last year the show took home the “Outstanding Achievement in a Student Production” from NATAS. Read more

KYW Names New Head of Broadcast Operations and Engineering

kywKYW has promoted Marc Musgrove to director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering for the Philadelphia CBS owned station and for CW affiliate WPSG. He replaces Rich Paleski who was named to the same position for New York’s WCBS-WLNY.

Musgrove has been the chief engineer for both stations since 2004. He is credited with leading the conversion to full time HD for both stations. He also headed the engineering design team for the build of the stations’ high definition television facility.

After starting his career in radio in 1987, Musgrove joined WUPL in New Orleans in 2001.

Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to the Vatican

Shortly after 11amET/8amPT, Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the last time as Pope. Local stations in the top five markets broadcast special coverage of his departure and flight to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican’s vacation retreat.

ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas broadcast national coverage from their affiliated networks of the Pope’s final farewell.

Fox News Channel’s Rick Folbaum anchored a special report that was broadcast on the Fox O&Os. KTTV in Los Angeles incorporated coverage of the farewell address into the morning newscast, anchored by Steve Edwards, instead of taking the national report.

Without national coverage to broadcast, CW affiliates produced their own special reports. Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera anchored on WPIX in New York City, Frank Buckley and Michaela Pereira anchored on KTLA in Los Angeles, and Steve Sanders and Dina Bair anchored on WGN in Chicago.

Philly’s CW affiliate WPSG is owned by CBS and operated as a duopoly with KYW. KDAF, the CW affiliate in Dallas, had no special coverage of the Pope’s farewell.

KYW’s Anne-Marie Green Joining CBS News

Anne-Marie Green, a reporter at Philadelphia CBS O&O KYW, is joining CBS News.  Green will anchor the network’s early-morning newscasts, “Up to the Minute” and “CBS Morning News.”

Green has worked at KYW since 2004. During her time at the station, she has reported for both KYW and sister station WPSG, the CW affiliate. She has also co-anchored KYW’s weekend morning newscasts.

The Toronto native begins at CBS News January 21.

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On

Stations in major markets across the East Coast chose to preempt, or partially preempt, network morning shows Monday to remain in extended local coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

In New York City, where the subways and buses have been shut down since Sunday night, the local stations all began live storm coverage at 4amET. NBC O&O WNBC went to “Today” at 7 a.m. and returned to local programming at 7:30 a.m. WCBS aired only the first hour of “CBS This Morning,” and WABC aired “Good Morning America” in its entirety.

In Philadelphia, KYW joined “CBS This Morning” a few minutes after 7 a.m. and continued its local newscast on CW affiliate WPSG. WCAU aired the first half hour of “Today” and returned to local coverage at 7:30 a.m., and WPVI aired “Good Morning America.” Read more

Sportscaster Rob Ellis Joins Philadelphia’s KYW

Rob Ellis is the newest addition to KYW-WPSG, the CBS duopoly in Philadelphia.

Ellis currently hosts a radio show for WIP, the CBS-owned radio station in Philadelphia. He will continue in that role when he joins KYW-WPSG later this month. He will serve as a sports anchor and reporter for the stations, contributing to all newscasts and sports specials.

Prior to his current role at WIP, which he has held since 2007, Ellis was a senior producer for Comcast SportsNet’s “Daily News Live” and “Pro Football Now.” He is a Pennsylvania native.

Katie Fehlinger Joins Philadelphia’s KYW Next Month

WCBS weathercaster Katie Fehlinger is set to return to her native Philadelphia in the fall. CBS confirmed the long-rumored move by Fehlinger today, announcing that she will join the CBS-owned KYW-WPSG duopoly.

Fehlinger will replace Kate Bilo as weather forecaster on the morning show. Bilo, in turn, replaces chief meteorologist Kathy Orr, reporting the weather for the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts on KYW. Orr will shift to the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts, citing a desire to reduce her workload as her children get older.

Fehlinger has been at WCBS for only a short time — she joined the CBS O&O in New York in March after four years with Accuweather. Originally a general news reporter, Fehlinger switched her focus to weather in 2006. She calls her first weather report, an update on tornadoes in the Midwest for Fox News, the highlight of her career.“I never had a more exciting moment professionally,” she said. “I knew I had chosen the right career.”

Read the full press release after the jump.

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