August 21, 2013 |
C HRIS MAY won't be so lonely at the anchor desk come next month. Jessica Dean will join the CBS3/CW57 anchor, replacing the much-beloved Susan Barnett , who left in April. Dean will appear on the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on CBS3 and on CW57's Philly's 10 p.m. newscast. Dean comes to Philly from the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark., where she has been the evening news anchor since 2011. Although CBS3 didn't give Dean an official start date, her last newscast in Arkansas will be Sept.
August 15, 2013 |
CBS RADIO Philadelphia is on the move. WPHT and WOGL will move from their City Line Avenue home to Old City, at the 4th and Market location housing WIP. KYW Newsradio, on the other hand, will join CBS3 and CW57 at 1555 Hamilton St. "An expiring lease brought the question of moving to the surface. By uniting KYW Newsradio and CBS3/CW57, we will have the largest news-gathering organization under one roof in the Delaware Valley and be capable of great things synergistically," said Marc Rayfield , CBS Radio Philadelphia's senior vice president and marketing manager.
August 13, 2013 |
CBS3 AND CW57 add reporter Matt Rivers to their ranks beginning today. Rivers might hail from New Jersey, but he's spent recent years in the Lone Star State, working in San Antonio and El Paso, covering border politics and even being detained by the Mexican military while reporting on border violence in the town of Reynosa. Another recent CBS3 hire, reporter Ileana Diaz , is also a Spanish speaker. 'Bachelor'-ette weds South Jersey's Helene Eksterowicz finally gets her man. Eksterowicz "won" the second season of "The Bachelor" when banker Aaron Buerge got down on one knee, only to dump her five weeks later.
August 8, 2013 |
CBS3 IS HAVING quite the pop-cultural year. In "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Christopher Durang 's 2013 Tony Award-winner for best play, there's a shout-out to weather woman Carol Erickson . The Anton Chekhov -inspired farce is about two siblings, living in an inherited house in Bucks County, whose movie-star sister and her new boy toy come a-callin'. In one scene, Vanya (played on Broadway by David Hyde Pierce of "Frasier") discusses his love for the weathercaster.
July 24, 2013 |
This article has been corrected. CBS3 HAS ANNOUNCED it is adding reporter Ileana Diaz to its roster of reporters. Diaz, who hails from Los Angeles, comes to Philly from New York, where she worked at the Fox affiliate on stories such as the high-profile confession of the murderer of Etan Patz . According to her Facebook page, Diaz is into exploring new cultures and boxing. She's a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is fluent in Spanish.
June 21, 2013 |
COULD THE CBS3 morning team survive the zombie apocalypse? Who would make the most dangerous brain-eater? Erika von Tiehl , Ukee Washington or Katie Fehlinger ? There's a reason to speculate on such matters of local news: Von Tiehl, Washington and Fehlinger make cameos in "World War Z," the new Brad Pitt -starring zombie-horror movie. Catch them at a theater near you tomorrow. The movie begins in Philadelphia, but was - unfortunately for us celeb-hungry Philadelphians - shot in Glasgow, Scotland.
June 5, 2013 |
A VIDEO OF EDITED clips featuring CBS3 morning anchor Nicole Brewer and meteorologist Carol Erickson snarking at each other went viral yesterday. The video makes it seem as if the two are in the midst of a bitter feud. At one point in the video, the backdrop makes it look as if Erickson is bathed in light, giving her a halo. Brewer responds, "It always comes into question when it's you and a halo. " The video, from AmazingLife247, had more than 400,000 views as of last night, though Mark Pygas , human resources and community manager of AmazingLife247, says the website expected the numbers to reach 500,000 to 600,000 by the end of the day yesterday.
May 30, 2013 |
MORNINGS ARE LOOKING a little different at Fox 29. Dawn Timmeney , the former NBC10 anchor who was axed in December, is now full time on Fox, where she used to work part time. She'll be hanging with Mike Jerrick , Sheinelle Jones and Kacie McDonnell on "Good Day Philadelphia" more regularly now. Anchor (and former Sexy Single) Thomas Drayton , who usually takes the evening anchor chair, is moving to morning for the foreseeable future. Drayton will now be on 4:30 to 6 a.m. Relative newbie Iain Page will take over the nighttime in Drayton's absence.
May 17, 2013 |
In the high-stakes game of draw poker that is network programming, CBS, more than anyone else, has a habit of holding on to its cards. Of course, that's easier when you're in first place and your schedule is adorned with imperishables like 60 Minutes , NCIS , and Two and a Half Men . At its upfront presentation Wednesday afternoon at Carnegie Hall, CBS kept its lineup singularly stable, returning 20 series. Five new shows were announced for fall, including four sitcoms.
May 17, 2013 |
NEW YORK - CBS - first not only in total viewership but also, for the first time since the early 1990s, among the 18-to-49-year-olds that advertisers pay to reach - can afford to cancel shows other networks might consider hits. Which may be why ABC's Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week referred to CBS as "smug motherf---ers" before a gathering of potential advertisers. Yesterday, though, it was CBS' turn, and at a press breakfast before the network's annual Carnegie Hall presentation, CEO Leslie Moonves, who lives for this kind of thing, claimed to be "very flattered" by Kimmel's description.