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Susan Barnett Leaving KYW

Susan Barnett, evening anchor for Philadelphia CBS owned KYW and CW affiliate WPSG, is leaving the station.

Barnett said in a statement, “I have decided to not renew my contract with the stations at this time. I am incredibly thankful for having been a part of the CBS Philly family, but I feel that this is the right decision at this time.” You can read the statement after the jump.

Barnett’s co-anchor, Chris May reacted to the news on his facebook page, “Susan Barnett is the first person I met in Philadelphia. We’ve been partners for five years — and best friends. And that’s why it’s so hard to let you know that Susan has made the very difficult and personal decision to leave CBS3. Suffice it to say, I’ll miss working with my friend. But I am excited about our future.” Read more

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Local Stations on Both Coasts Announce Plans to Raise Money for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Philadelphia’s KYW and Sacramento’s KCRA have both separately announced plans to provide disaster relief for those affected by Hurricane Sandy through the American Red Cross.

In Philadelphia, CBS O&O KYW will air cut-ins at the top of every hour and in newscasts from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.  KYW’s Susan Barnett, Chris May, Pat Ciarrocchi, Ukee Washington and Erika von Tiehl, along with personalities from CW Philadelphia and the local CBS owned radio stations will staff a phone bank to take pledges for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Response Fund.

In Sacramento, NBC affiliate KCRA will air live cut-ins asking for donations during regular programming and newscasts from 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Viewers in Sacramento can donate by calling 1-800-513-3333 or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Philadelphia viewers can call 1-877-KYW3-ASK (1-877-599-3275) or also texti the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

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KYW Special on U.S. Constitution to Air on American Forces Network

The American Forces Network, which provides programming to Americans serving in the military overseas, will begin airing a special produced by KYW worldwide later this month.

The special, “We the People: The Constitution’s 225th,” debuted on the Philadelphia CBS O&O July 4 and has been broadcast on CBS stations across the country throughout the Summer. It is anchored by Chris May and Susan Barnett.

“We are so honored that our local program has not only been picked up by CBS stations across the United States but will now be seen by Americans stationed all around the world,” KYW president and general manager Jon Hitchcock said in a statement. Read more

Philadelphia’s KYW Celebrates 80th Anniversary

KYW will celebrate 80 years on the air tomorrow. The Philadelphia CBS O&O signed on under its original call letters, W3XE, on June 28, 1932.

The station will do an anniversary salute tomorrow on “Talk Philly,” the lifestyle program that airs at noon. Ukee Washington, who is on medical leave after a hip replacement, will join co-host Pat Ciarrocchi from his physical therapy via remote.

“Although television stations are routinely focused on the here and now, it’s important to take a look back on milestones such as these and remember who we are,” KYW president-GM Jon Hitchcock said in a statement. “From the very first day, CBS 3 has been an innovator and community leader, something that is important to remember in the 21st Century.”