November 6, 2013 |
LOOK OUT , Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick : There's another Philly-area teacher-turned-author making waves in Hollywood. John Dixon 's novel, Phoenix Island , will be the basis of the upcoming CBS thriller "Intelligence," starrin g Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Marg Helgenberger ("CSI"). The show will premiere in February. What's more is that the catalyst of Phoenix Island , which doesn't hit bookshelves until January, is based on a state current event: the kids-for-cash scandal in which two Luzerne County judges took kickbacks for sending kids to privately run juvenile detention camps.
October 18, 2013 |
LOOKS LIKE Alycia Lane is out of a job. Again. The former CBS3 anchor, who will live in Philadelphia infamy, was axed from her spot at NBC4 in Los Angeles, according to the website TV Spy, which gave no reason for the split. Lane went national recently when she happened to be near the blast site of the Boston Marathon attacks, speaking with the "Today" show and "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams . " Also ousted was another familiar face: Sean Murphy , a former CW57 traffic reporter.
October 16, 2013 |
WHEN YOU do what you love for a living, 30 years can feel like a moment. After identifying her love for sports and turning it into a career in Philadelphia, Suzanne Smith worked her way up with CBS to become a sports director and the only woman directing NFL games for any of the five networks televising the NFL. Since joining CBS Sports in 1983 as a broadcast associate, Smith, now 55, served in many capacities before becoming the sports director....
September 26, 2013 |
J ESSICA DEAN isn't the only new face at CBS3 and CW57. Charlotte Huffman will join the team as an investigative reporter starting Monday. Huffman hails from Oklahoma City but comes to Philly from NBC-affiliated WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., where she'd been a reporter since 2010. Huffman was recently honored with a 2013 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her report on contaminated water in North Carolina, which prompted a change in the Legislature and a statewide water-safety campaign.
September 19, 2013 |
A Lansdowne man who threatened over Twitter to rape a television meteorologist and kill her and her child was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison. Justin Vernot, 30, made the threats against CBS3's Kate Bilo through the Twitter account @ColdDeadEyes in February 2012, telling her that he knew her routine, was coming for her, and planned to kill her in front of her son. The chilling messages were noted by U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond when he handed down a sentence that topped both federal guidelines and the term requested by the prosecutor.
August 30, 2013 |
SAY BON VOYAGE to CBS3 reporter Oren Liebermann , who is leaving the station to embark on an around-the-world trip with his wife of one year, Cassie Kramer . "It's a big world, and we haven't seen enough of it yet," Liebermann told me about why he and Kramer, an English-as-a-second-language teacher at Kensington's Stetson Charter School, decided to take the plunge. Get ready to be jealous of this itinerary: Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Kenya, Israel, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Peru, Chile, Argentina.
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.