August 27, 2014 |
FOX 29 will have a new face for its new weekend broadcast, alongside a familiar one. Lauren Johnson will be the new kid on the block when Fox 29 debuts its weekend morning newscast starting Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. Johnson hails from Georgia and has worked at Fox affiliates in Memphis and Orlando, including a stint as a morning-show host. Johnson will be joined by Karen Hepp in the newscast, which is reportedly going to put a heavy premium on social-media use and interactivity.
January 14, 2014 |
ANOTHER DAILY newscast? Does this market, already saturated with more than 20 hours' worth of daily local TV news and info programming, need more? In this case, insist those behind the latest foray into local news, the answer is, "Sí. " Today's launch of "Noticiero Telemundo 62," on WWSI-TV, Channel 62, gives the region its first local, Spanish-language news program coproduced by an English-language network affiliate. More than a Spanish translation of NBC10's daily newscasts, "Noticiero," which airs at 6 and 11 p.m., has original content aimed at the Delaware Valley's burgeoning Hispanic population.
December 3, 2013 |
IS THERE ANYTHING Will Ferrell won't do to promote his upcoming sequel to "Anchorman"? He and his franchise are pitching Dodge Durangos in a series of goofy commercials, Jockey underwear and a new flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream ("Scotchy Scotch Scotch"). On Saturday, Ferrell, as Ron Burgundy, went on the air at KXMB-TV Bismarck, N.D., to read the news. The actual news. Dressed in his signature three-piece suit and a striped tie, Ferrell punctuated the news with exaggerated eye blinks and engaged in witty banter with weekend anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the Bismarck news team.
August 18, 2012 |
Newscaster Terry Ruggles announced his retirement today after nearly four decades with Channel 10. The website for NBC10 reported that Ruggles' retirement will take effect at the end of the year. Neither Ruggles nor the station has elaborated. Ruggles has held a variety of news jobs over the years at the station. Those include: news anchor, reporter, and weather man. Ruggles reported on the strike on the World Trade Center, previous Olympics, political conventions, and other major assignments.
August 29, 2011 |
Man, that Hurricane Irene. So wet. So windy. It was wet and windy in North Carolina's Kill Devil Hills, where Fox News' John Roberts got buffeted, and on Nags Head, where the Weather Channel's Mike Seidel took it on the chin - and all the way down into his soggy socks. It was even wet and windy in Somers Point, where NBC10's Claudia Rivero told viewers: "It's getting brutal. Really, there's no other way to describe it. " Oh, yes, there is, and the Weather Channel, armageddon specialist, had it down to a science: "Impeding doom.
July 7, 2011
The city says that more than half a million people attended the Fourth of July concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Monday night. In 2009 and 2010, the crowd was estimated at a half million but it appears that more people attended this year's event, said Mayor Nutter's spokesman, Mark McDonald. McDonald, who said that the production company that puts on the event estimated more than 500,000 people attended, said that most were well-behaved. "There were a few knuckleheads but the ratio of knuckleheads to people having a good time was dramatically weighted toward good behavior and spoke well about the city," McDonald said.
April 26, 2011
SO MUCH television, so little time: _ With anchor Katie Couric reportedly poised to announce her too-much-talked-about departure from "The CBS Evening News," could we all finally agree that the person reading the news to us isn't nearly as important as the news itself? A 22- minute newscast is all about making day-to-day choices, a truth that's too often been lost in the five years or so of sporadic will-she-or-won't-she discussions involving Couric. The CBS anchor, whose contract's up in June, has, after a bit of a rough start, presided over a pretty good newscast, one I wouldn't expect to be hurt by her departure as long as the people behind the scenes and in the field continue to do their jobs.
April 26, 2011 |
Don Lancer, 68, of King of Prussia, a news anchor and business reporter at KYW NewsRadio from 1970 to 2008, when he gave up his job to keep others from being laid off, died of lung cancer Monday, April 25, at his home. On Dec. 21, 2010, Mr. Lancer wrote on his blog, www.donlancer.com/blog : "I quit smoking, both my wife and I did, about 8 years ago. . . . Anyway, I recently went into the hospital for 7 days. " On Jan. 26, he wrote: "I haven't blogged in a while because I am still in chemo and don't want to bother you with it all. " In February 2008, Inquirer columnist Michael Klein reported that Mr. Lancer, "the station's dean with 37 years of service (minus a short stint as a talk-show host)
April 7, 2011 |
CHICAGO - If you want to get your bearings on the world, Diane Sawyer says there's no better place than Chicago. "Chicago is the place we can go and get that," the anchor of "ABC World News" said Tuesday from her New York office. "You sit and talk and are reminded what really connects to people where they live and what matters. " Sawyer is headed to town this week. She is set to be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Chicago Network's 22nd Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago.
August 18, 2010 |
CBS3/CW Philly led the pack with 47 nominations for Mid-Atlantic Emmys, it was announced Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet and the Comcast Network was second with 27. The big surprise was Fox29. Last year, the station had 30 nominations in varied categories and six wins, including the high-profile categories of station excellence, morning show, and anchor (Kerri-Lee Halkett). This year - after Fox29 instituted a new format for its 10 p.m. newscast focusing less on reporting news and more on debating issues - judges selected only seven entries to be considered for awards.