“You know we love Dave Price. Dave wanted to do other things,” Scotto said at the top of this morning’s newscast. “Dave and I were friends before this, we’ll be friends after this, and we wish him well on his new venture.”
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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.
Oops: WNYW anchor Dari Alexander apparently forgot to put her iPhone on silent before the New York Fox O&O’s 10 p.m. newscast on Friday (video above).
As our sister site FishbowlNY points out, Alexander and co-anchor Greg Kelly were seemingly unaware they were back from commercial when the phone rang. “I have no idea what’s going on here!” Alexander said as she fumbled with the phone.
In a recent segment on the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Kelly and co-anchor Dari Alexander perched on the “Good Day New York” couch with entertainment reporter Julie Chang (video after the jump).
“You are in extremely good company, and I think you’re going to have a blast,” Kelly told Price, gesturing to co-anchor Rosanna Scotto. “Treat her well.”
Greg Kelly said an emotional goodbye to the WNYW morning crew on his last “Good Day New York” this morning (video inside). Beginning next week, Kelly will be moving to the evening anchor desk at the New York City Fox O&O.
“My life changed a couple of times in this room, as you know,” Kelly said to co-anchor Rosanna Scotto at the end of the show. “I thank you again for being there for me when the times were tough.”
“Listen, it’s not like you’re going to Siberia,” Scotto joked. “You’re going to the 10 o’clock news! People aspire their lives to go to the 1o o’clock news.” Read more
Price’s hire sets a cascade of changes to WNYW’s newscasts into motion. Greg Kelly (right), Scotto’s current co-anchor, will move to evenings, anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast solo and 10 p.m. newscast with Dari Alexander. Kelly replaces Ernie Anastos at 10 p.m. and Harry Martin at 6 p.m.
Anastos’ time at the anchor desk will be reduced, although the station will add more “Positively Ernie” specials to its lineup beginning later this year. He will remain in his current role on the 5 p.m. newscast. Martin will continue as an anchor on WNYW sister station WWOR, and will focus on political reporting ahead of the election, a WNYW spokesperson tells TVSpy. Read more
The New York Post reported this morning that Newark mayor Cory Booker is on the outs with the Obama campaign after remarks he made on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month. The article, which quotes an administration official saying Booker is “dead to us,” was morning show fodder today across the networks, including on WNYW‘s morning newscast with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly.
Booker was apparently watching the Fox O&O, because he sent a direct message to Scotto clarifying the Post report. Scotto read Booker’s message on the air.
“Rosanna, running to a meeting. Those ‘unnamed source’ comments ring pretty hollow. I’m hosting an event with the President and First Lady,” Scotto read (video inside). Read more
As a jet carrying the space shuttle Enterprise touched down today at JFK airport around 11:21 a.m. ET, every major news station in New York was carrying live coverage of its arrival.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., WABC, WCBS, WNBC, and WNYW cut into their regularly scheduled programming to bring live coverage of the shuttle’s entry into New York City. On a windy day in which news helicopters were grounded, there was a noticeable split in how the stations covered the event: WABC and WCBS had multiple reporters in the field and the stations highlighted their team coverage, while WNBC and WNYW relied more heavily on the personalities in their respective studios. Read more
Kelly and Anthony, who is the wife of the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, interviewed Pauly Shore. Shore was promoting a movie that premieres this weekend, but somewhere in the middle of the interview, he abandoned all promotion tactics and focused in on Anthony instead (video above, at about the 5:00 mark).
“Are we gonna do P90X later? In my hotel room?” Shore asked Anthony as he carressed her arm. “So sweet. She’s adorable. Oh my God.” Read more