June 1, 2012 |
David Gomberg, 86, a legendary behind-the-scenes "idea man" and mentor in Philadelphia TV news, died Wednesday, May 30, at his home in Cherry Hill. Known professionally as Dave Neal, Mr. Gomberg had suffered from congestive heart failure and kidney failure, his family said. Mr. Gomberg worked for all four TV news operations in Philadelphia as well as KYW radio. He was an assignment manager, producer, or adviser to such luminaries as Larry Kane, Jessica Savitch, and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
May 24, 2012
Camryn Drew Rollins is the newest Phillies fan. The baby girl was born to shortstop Jimmy Rollins and fitness trainer bride Johari Smith Rollins late Sunday night. The little lady weighed in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces. As we mentioned yesterday, Rollins had to leave a charity event Sunday night upon learning that Johari was in labor. He was out of the lineup on paternity leave for Monday's and Tuesday's games against the Washington Nationals. Jimmy and Johari wed in the Grand Cayman Islands in January 2010.
April 12, 2012 |
‘A MAN IS NEVER more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar," said Mark Twain. Last week, "NBC News" became truthful, at least partially, when it issued an apology about altering a taped 9-1-1 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the high-profile Trayvon Martin story, a case being linked to racism and profiling. What viewers of NBC's "Today" show heard was this taped comment by Zimmerman, talking with a police dispatcher: "This guy looks like he's up to no good.
November 17, 2011
APPARENTLY some of the stuff that's been twirling around in the head of Herman Cain is that he's cool with the use of medical marijuana - as long as your state is down with it, too. "If states want to legalize medical marijuana, I think that's a state's right," Cain said yesterday at an Iowa campaign stop, according to NBC News. "Because one of my overriding approaches to looking at all of these issues - most of them belong at the state, because when you do something federally . . . you try to force one-size-fits-all.
November 11, 2011 |
JOE PATERNO has contacted a Washington criminal-defense lawyer who once represented President George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra affair, according to NBC News. J. Sedgwick Sollers has not met with Paterno and a retainer has not been signed, according to the report. Paterno's son, Scott, denied the report. "To be clear, no lawyer has been retained," he said. "Not sure where that report originated. " A source close to Paterno told NBC that he is concerned about civil lawsuits by the alleged victims and their families, along with the ongoing investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
October 27, 2011 |
The truth, the real truth, veteran journalist Martin Fletcher says, isn't told in news reports, but in fiction. It's hardly what you'd expect to hear from a war-hardened, five-time Emmy award-winning foreign correspondent whose 27 years of experience reporting on Israel for NBC News are distilled in a 2010 memoir, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation . But Fletcher isn't simply a reporter. His first novel, The List , was released this month and has been chosen as the 2011-2012 selection for the fifth annual One Book, One Jewish Community literary program.
September 20, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Lester Holt will replace Ann Curry as host of the newsmagazine Dateline NBC when it begins its 20th season Friday. The NBC News veteran will keep his job as coanchor of the Weekend Today show. Curry, who is now coanchor with Matt Lauer of the first half of the weekday Today show, was judged too busy for both jobs. The announcement was made Monday. Holt has been a valued utility player at NBC News, doing multiple reporting and anchoring jobs at the network and sister station MSNBC, and he said people have often come up to him wondering when he takes time off. "Sometimes, I'll be flipping the channel at home and think, 'Wow, there's a lot of me on TV,' " said Holt, who said that his weekends were busy, but that he has a lot of schedule flexibility otherwise.
August 9, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Casey Anthony, acquitted of murder charges in the death of her daughter Caylee, is likely to face a choice when she decides to grant an interview: Should she take the best chance for rehabilitating her image or the best chance for a payday? Her consideration comes at a time when broadcast network executives are particularly skittish about paying subjects to talk; at the same time, they wonder about sitting down with someone so deeply unpopular. ABC, CBS and NBC have pledged not to pay Anthony to license photos or other materials if she agrees to an interview.
June 30, 2011 |
Andrea Mitchell, now chief foreign-affairs correspondent for NBC News, walked into the Philadelphia City Hall newsroom in the 1960s on the first day of her first job as a reporter for KYW-AM. The only woman in the room. A minnow among barracudas. Except for Philadelphia Daily News reporter Bill Fidati. "He reached out and mentored me," Mitchell said in a Wednesday phone interview. "He really made it acceptable for many of the other veteran male reporters to accept a young, eager, but inexperienced woman.