September 11, 2015 |
MORE CHANGES are afoot at CBS3. For one, station executives have decided not to renew their contract with award-winning TV news reporter and former beauty pageant winner Syma Chowdhry . Chowdhry, who just had a baby, was very gracious about the split. "I am sad to leave such a great group of people, but I'm extremely excited about what's to come," she said. "With my contract coming to an end, it was the perfect time to take a look at my life and make some changes myself.
July 3, 2015 |
THERE WERE MORE changes yesterday at CBS3, which on Tuesday let go three of its biggest on-air names: anchor Chris May, chief meteorologist Kathy Orr and sports director Beasley Reece. Starting July 13, longtime morning anchor Ukee Washington will replace May as co-anchor, with Jessica Dean, of the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on CBS3 and the 10 p.m. newscast on CW57, a station spokeswoman said yesterday. Meteorologist Carol Erickson, who has been with the station on and off since 1978, was offered a new contract but has decided to leave to, in her words, "focus on my commitment to animal welfare in the region.
July 26, 2014 |
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson recalls his friend Michael R. Schurman as "the go-to guy in county government. " "When you wanted to get something done, and done right, you went to Michael," he said. After a career as a newspaper, radio, and TV reporter, Mr. Schurman was Atlantic County highway safety director from 1990 to 2011. "He was an extraordinary man," Levinson said. On Sunday, July 20, Mr. Schurman, 71, of Northfield, N.J., died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home.
January 6, 2014 |
Gregory D. Reid, 61, a news director at NBC10, the Philadelphia TV station, for the last 32 years, died of cancer at his home in Willingboro on Saturday, Dec. 21. At various times, he directed "the 4 o'clock, the 6 o'clock, and the morning show," as well as the 11 p.m. show, his wife, Treena, said. He also directed Sports Final , a recap of the day's sports results, she said. Born in Washington, Mr. Reid graduated from what is now McKinley Technology Education Campus there and earned a bachelor's in communications at what is now Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. In 1970, he won his first award, an American Film Institute honor, for Tech: A Day in the Life , about McKinley, where he was a student leader, his wife said.
December 13, 2012 |
"P ETE ROSE : Hits and Mrs. " will premiere Jan. 14 on TLC. The reality show about the Phillies legend and his former Playboy model fiancee, Kiana Kim , began shooting earlier this year. A TLC announcement says that the couple are happily engaged but that their families each have reservations about the upcoming nuptials. Complicating things is that Rose and Kim live in different cities - she in Los Angeles with her two children and Charlie Hustle in Las Vegas. A 'Soul Train' record It's official.
July 17, 2012
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, a Jenkintown business-advocacy organization, named Sang Kim and Michael Morsch to its board. Kim is senior vice president at Wells Fargo Bank in Plymouth Meeting. Morsch is executive editor of Montgomery Media in Fort Washington. The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association, a professional association for marketers, educators and students in the Delaware Valley, named the following officers and members to its board for the 2012-13 year: Matthew Roberts, president of MJRC Inc., is president.
June 1, 2012 |
There's an old story about the newspaper copyboy who was alone in a newsroom when a big disaster struck. He grabbed a notebook, ran to the scene and did such a good job covering it that he was promoted to reporter and his career began. Something similar happened to David Gomberg. He was working as an ad salesman for radio station WCAM in Camden in the mid-60s when he got a call from a Jersey Teamsters Union official that Jimmy Hoffa, then the national Teamsters president, and controversial as always, was in town and none of the news outlets planned to cover him. Dave borrowed a tape recorder, the old reel-to-reel kind, and rushed off to find Hoffa.
July 27, 2011
New Jersey's dean of statehouse reporters is returning to TV. Michael Aron, who served as news director at New Jersey Network before it was turned over July 1 to WNET-TV in New York, has been named chief political correspondent for the new station, NJTV. Two long-running public-affairs television series he hosted on NJN, On the Record and Reporters Roundtable , also will return, WNET said. At the same time, Aron will contribute statehouse coverage to the NJTV-produced nightly broadcast NJ Today when it premieres in the fall.
July 19, 2011
"He was a tireless worker, self-motivated," Frank remembered yesterday. He also remembered his father as a "fearless man who didn't back down from anyone. " He shared a story about his father putting one of the Washington Redskins in the hospital after being called an Italian slur in the 1950s. Frank wasn't sure of the player's name but swears it is a true story. "He leaped across the table and laid this guy out," Frank said. He said his dad was proud of his and Sly's accomplishments, though his father recently teased Frank about getting a real job. Frank said that he and Sly visited their dad on June 12 at his Florida home and that Frank Sr. said it was the happiest day of his life.
July 13, 2011 |
Lady Gaga 's decision to give two surprise free gigs at gay clubs in Sydney Monday night plunged the Australian city into such a chaotic frenzy that cops are begging the public to stay away when Her Gagaship plays a private, invite-only show Wednesday. Gaga, authorities say, won't do any more surprise shows. Yeah, right! The Gaga loves her peeps. Steve Schwaid's coming home Steve Schwaid , who served as news director for NBC10 (WCAU-TV) in Philly from 1998 to 2001 before leaving for foreign shores (New York, St. Petersburg, Fla., West Hartford, Conn.)