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  1. Troy Bridges is weekend mornings. I believe Karen Carter will be on weekend mornings when it debuts. They are close to finally hiring a new sports anchor.
  2. As for why CBS O&Os are struggling, I just think many of them lost their identity.
  3. This is why I think WWJ needs to follow the KDKA model. KDKA and KPIX are among the better performing CBS O&O. Though WWJ has come. Long way in gaining an audience, they need to fix a couple more things. The biggest thing is finding a sports anchor and do it soon. They are able to get by for now but they will definitely need one by the NFL Draft. The hey also need the hire an anchor to replace Terrence Friday on the noon and 4 pm newscasts. Do that and they are good to go. I think their newscasts have improved since KPIX came to help them months ago but again, they need more people. Hiring Troy Bridges from Orlando was a huge step in the right direction.
  4. I feel CBS getting the rights to Big Ten football will help its O&O in Detroit, WWJ, Michigan football is a huge ratings draw and you know CBS will show Michigan as much as possible.
  5. https://www.cbsnews.com/detroit/news/troy-bridges/ they just hired a new meteorologist. I presume this is for weekend mornings. Don’t know much about him so we shall see. They need to hire a new sports anchor like yesterday. They haven’t had one in two months.
  6. Today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of CBS News Detroit.
  7. It’s all good. WWJ seems to be making some changes behind the scenes and are hiring more people. One of the anchors who just left (Jeff Skversky) said the station’s numbers were lot better than what was expected. The info I got definitely backs that up. They are definitely looking for a new sports anchor.
  8. Inside info. This info came from someone at CBS. As for Ronnie leaving, can’t get into that. Sorry.
  9. Actually, their ratings are still climbing. They beat WXYZ in some major demographics. I would stay away from certain boards who all they do is complain and quite frankly, don’t know what they are talking about. Jeff Skversky had to go imo. He wasn’t that good if an anchor and he was becoming a cancer in the newsroom. This and moving Terrence Friday to evenings is one if the main reasons why the evening newscasts have drastically improved.
  10. Anyone notice how the evening newscasts have drastically improved since Jeff Skversky left?
  11. Showing anchors do the VO and a person in the woods, along with shots of the Detroit skyline. Copy of KCNC and KYW.
  12. Better quality of the 11pm opening! Overall, it’s ok. IMG_4603.mov
  13. IMG_4595.mov IMG_4599.mov
  14. WWJ updated its news opening this morning. Looks like KCNC
  15. Um, Adell dropped CW. He did it by choice!! He needs to stop!
  16. WMYD should’ve been chosen from day one. They are a much better option for CW. Also, never do business with Kevin Adell. The man is a pariah!!
  17. Might not happen. FCC is watching this one closely.
  18. I really do think Adell is not a good businessman.
  19. The possibility of Jeff Skversky ending up at another Detroit station is getting higher.
  20. CBS News Detroit is now available on RokuTV.
  21. Rachelle Grahmn. She’s actually really good!!!
  22. Jeff Skversky might resurface at another Detroit station soon. Stay tuned!! As for 62, let’s just say Jeff Skversky is NOT liked there at all. All I will say for now.
  23. Ever since Terrence Friday replaced Jeff Skversky on the weekday evenings, the 5 and 6 pm newscasts have improved. Pacing is better, and the presentation is a lot more smooth. Terrence is a much better for than Jeff ever was.
  24. Weekend newscasts are not too bad.
  25. Not a failure. Ratings are improving. Still last place unfortunately but improving. The issue is the evenings and not the mornings. Looks like they are going to improve the Evenings. Jeff was a huge reason why the evenings overall was struggling. He was not only not connecting to Detroit viewers, he again, was not easy to get along with. Shaina, Ahmad, and Ronnie have all began to connect with Detroit viewers. Jeff never did for obvious reasons. This probably played a huge factor in his firing. Amyre has stated she doesn’t want to with behind the anchor desk. This is why her main role is behind the scenes. She’s only in the anchor desk when she has to fill in.
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