Posts Tagged ‘WWOR’
“I’m very proud of my daughter,” Houston told WWOR’s Brenda Blackmon, as the two sat in the same church where the singer’s funeral was held in February. “She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here.”
In addition to honoring her daughter’s accomplishments, Houston lashed out at the media.
“The media is awful,” Houston said. Read more
The New Jersey law student, and former Navy SEAL, who Chris Christie called an “idiot” last week following an outburst at a town hall meeting, apologized for the incident in an interview with WNYW-WWOR reporter JoAnn Pileggi.
“I’m not too thrilled about being known as an idiot, or being known as a jerk. That’s not what I want to be known for. I don’t want to be known as that guy,” William Brown, a second-year law student at Rutgers University-Camden, told Pileggi. “I apologize if I came across disrespectful to the governor.” Video inside… Read more
A station spokesperson confirmed to TVSpy that Brennan’s contract was not renewed. The news was first reported in the New York Daily News.
Brennan joined WNYW in 2001 and was named chief political correspondent in 2007. He is a veteran of the New York City market who has also worked as a reporter and producer at WWOR and a producer for WNBC.
Brennan’s last day was Friday. The station will rotate other WNYW reporters to cover the political beat until a replacement is named.
As meteorologist Audrey Puente was charting a warm front moving towards the New York area, an unexpected blackout hit her weather forecast.
“Sorry about that guys, it looks like we’re having some technical difficulties,” anchor Christina Park said, after several seconds of darkness.
Alvarez has been freelancing at WWOR and sister station WNYW since April 2010. He will be a general assignment reporter on WWOR’s 10 p.m. newscast, which is anchored by Brenda Blackmon and Harry Martin.
“Matt has done a stellar job on reporting relevant issues affecting tri-state area residents and we are thrilled to offer him this opportunity,” WWOR vice president and news director Jim Driscoll said in a statement.
New York City stations devoted all resources this morning to coverage of the celebration parade for the New York Giants, who returned home yesterday after a big win in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI.
WNYW-WWOR‘s coverage kicked off at 1o a.m. with Dari Alexander, Ernie Anastos and sports director Russ Salzberg anchoring outside City Hall. Steve Lacy, Jill Nicolini and John Huddy were along the parade route. Read more
“I’m just ready for a change,” Jordan told the New York Daily News. “There have been other offers, but this was the first opportunity that I felt was the perfect fit for me and my family.”
Local stations in New York City broke into regular programming this afternoon to carry a live announcement by Chris Christie, governor of neighboring New Jersey, on the fate of his political career.
WNYW, WCBS, WABC, WNBC and New Jersey’s WWOR all went to the press conference shortly before 1 p.m., when Christie appeared to announce that he would not seek the Republican nomination in the 2012 election.
Though Christie spoke at length, the stations went back to regularly-scheduled programming around 1:10 p.m. The exception was Fox O&O WNYW, which was the only local station still on the Christie press conference when he remarked, “The only regret I have is that I’ve given such great TV exposure to some of the local reporters.”
WWOR, the flagship station of the MyNetworkTV, is returning local news to the 10 o’clock hour. The move comes two years after the New Jersey station dumped its 1-hour 10 p.m. newscast in favor of an 11 p.m. half hour.
The new 10 p.m. newscast will launch on June 27th, according to the Daily News. It will feature longtime WWOR anchors Harry Martin and Brenda Blackmon (right) along with meteorologist Audrey Puente and sports anchor Russ Salzberg.
“I think it’s a great opportunity,” Martin tells FishbowlNY. “Lew Leone, our general manger, said there’s an audience that really wants to watch us at that time.”