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Everything posted by newsman123

  1. I LOVE it. Love the music cut, the standups, much harder and “old school” than the weird Tegna elevator music.
  2. Its a few things. The ABC's have always been better run operations. WCBS has been a shuffle of management in addition to talent. And yes, pay. WCBS starts GA reporters at around 150-170K. WABC 180K-200K.
  3. Cool set. But the talent changes are god awful. These new anchors are unattractive dweebs!
  4. Has Adrienne Bankert left NN? Or is she in the process? She hasnt posted on social since December. Not a good look. Usually means they are in separation talks, which is to be expected since she lost her show.
  5. He was pretty bad as a news anchor. Not to mention, he just looked and sounded completely out of place, disengaged and unfriendly. As for the operation as a whole, what a failure so far. There a few bright spots, but they havent made a mark at all. No one in the market is paying attention to them.
  6. So anyone know how the rebrand is doing? Any ratings bump? Viewer feedback?
  7. How is this nut job conspiracy theorist still employed by sinclair and airing on WJLA? Does she not embarrass the folks at WJLA etc that are forced to air her? She seems looney’er than usual lately. And ever crazier than sinclair has allowed recently.
  8. Eh. Lets see the ratings in a year. I dont doubt the new investment and money being spent is nice. But how many times has a station (including this one) gotten excited and said “its a new day!” “This time its gonna work”! Stations have time and time again rebranded, promising to focus on news that “matters” etc and it flops.
  9. They all suck at this point. Crappy reporting from subpar reporters and anchor rejects. It was always basic and lower tier, but had well known long time faces, that provided some comfort.
  10. Thats what contracts are for. You cant just quit. He violated it, and a judge will side with the station for damages. Or likely, they will reach a settlement for him to pay back moving expenses etc. If they didnt enforce the contract, no one would take them seriously.
  11. CBS is investing tens of MILLIONS in this news op launch. This isnt going to be one of those fake CW things. This is a legit news operation. Big anchors will be hired, a full staff of reporters etc. Its going to be digital first, and a news op of the future, with a focus on streaming. But they are making a big play.
  12. Im sure this is temporary until her contract is up. The station is too cheap for two mets.
  13. These “retirements” are because they are making too much money. So no, they arent gonna go elsewhere, cause no one is paying old school money. Ken was probably making around 500K. They will bring in a replacement at 200-250.
  14. What an embarrassment. not to mention, that opening segment mocked the city, and made it seem like a shitty podunk town.
  15. How long until BE is taken off the desk and replaced with Rob Nelson maybe? We know a change is coming under Jen L.
  16. Lansing!!!??? Jesus Christ. Fox32’s budget must be pennies.
  17. Surprised no one has brought up the michael corn scandal now. How long until he is fired. I swear NN is cursed.
  18. So is the Brad Edwards anchor experiment not working? I like Brad.. but his delivery is so dour and depressing. I like different. But in this case.. I think they need a strong handsome male lead.. who can just.. anchor.
  19. Oh my god. His grammar is horrible. He never proofs his articles before posting. Drives me nuts. Is Albert Ramon also out? His face was removed from the Prime banner
  20. Regardless if they are leaving the business.. half a dozen reporters have left on their own in the last six months. Walking away from a Top 5 reporter job, means something there sucks. WPVI hasnt had a single reporter leave in like 5 years.
  21. Omg does it matter? NO ONE is watching. Literally no one. This network is DOA.
  22. I was just thinking the same! Scott Jones would be all over this mess. Why is she still on the fox26 site? Surely she should have been fired by days end?
  23. Yes! They had a high energy fast paced winning 11pm newscast, and turned it into some boring “wsb tonight” magazine garbage.
  24. Hey.. so whats new at WGCL? Any more talent changes on the horizon? Morale? How are the ratings? Has the new ND moved the needle?
  25. So are they ditching the stupid names for newscasts and going back to “news at 11”? And yes.. WBNS and WTHR have been cratered by tegna. Both stations are awful now.
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