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  1. At various times, on MSNBC, the "NBC News Special Report" banner has been present during its coverage while being anchored by some of the weekday MSNBC anchors. It makes me wonder whether or not NBC O&Os and affilates were given the option outside of the mandatory special reports to preempt regular local programming to simulcast MSNBC (at least during the late night or early morning hours). Where I live in the Los Angeles area, that was not the case on KNBC, however.
  2. It still feels surreal that Sam Rubin has passed away. As a viewer of the "KTLA Morning News" since the 1990s, he was always one of the main reasons that I watched that newscast. I will continue to watch, but it won't feel quite the same anymore.
  3. Given that TNT's parent company WarnerMedia also operates NBA TV, I wonder if there is a scenario that "Inside the NBA" can somehow continue on that network. Over the years, NBA TV's studio shows have featured Shaq, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, and others, from TNT, after all. I haven't heard anyone specaulate about that scenerio in the media coverage yet.
  4. Yeah. KABC's current graphics still look great and relatively modern, yet has appeared somewhat outdated in recent years. Their news set remains my personal favorite among the ABC owned and operated stations, however. If I'm not mistaken, they are under some type of O&O-wide mandate to switch over to the new graphics package within a certain time frame. But, given that it is such a large undertaking for it all come to fruition, and, as you mentioned, to have that ultimate look, those may all very well be playing a role with regard to them taking their time with changing over to the new package right now.
  5. On KABC, I have only seen the new graphics on a handful of promos for syndicated programming, which I've seen now for the past few months. I am surprised that they have not ended up on its newscasts by now, though.
  6. I have no first hand insights. But KABC has traditionally introduced new promos every year for its newscasts around the date of the Academy Awards, which is always a major day for the station (with many hours of station-produced programming before and after the national ABC broadcast) as Los Angeles is the home base for the Oscars. So, perhaps, the new O&O graphics will be unveiled on or around March 10th?
  7. She does indeed have an awesome, upbeat personality, which is perfect for morning television. It would be quite something if Telles and KCAL's Sheba Turk were ever on the same station or shared the same broadcast, as they both have similar high energy levels lol.
  8. For me, her raspy voice and overly talkative nature makes for a difficult audience experience, at times.
  9. Pedro mentioned on one his IG Stories the day before that he'd be making a "personal announcement" during the Saturday morning broadcast, and I expected that him leaving KTLA was likely going be the case. It is admirable that he wants to move back to the East Coast to be closer to his family. I can't imagine anyone within KTLA's current talent who can permanently succeed him, though I can envision Courtney Friel (who already is anchoring the Thursday and Friday 4pm broadcasts) and Megan Telles temporarily filling his position on weekdays and weekends, respectively.
  10. Don't see this instance on local TV stations everyday, which is very rare in Los Angeles, for that matter. Though, given it was Christmas Day yesterday, it was understandable, for sure. I came across a weatherperson from KNSD in San Diego filling-in for Belen DeLeon while watching "Today in LA" yesterday.
  11. By and large, it is a nice improvement over the previous news set, which had outdated TV monitors (my 60-inch TV at home looks more modern than the screens from their old set ) in their now defunct Weather Center and the front-facing one on the news desk, as well.
  12. Here is a sampling of KNBC's studio refresh that launched during their 11am newscast this past Monday.
  13. The majority of "Morning Joe" weekdays on MSNBC deals with news stories that are making headlines within hours of the live broadcast of that program. By the time of the highlights' weekend program, which I have caught moments of over the past few weeks, it does not feel as timely to me at all.
  14. Also, after the premiere of "King Charles" on the 29th of this month, that will leave Pamela Brown as the final of the new shows that is yet to debut on CNN. As far as I can tell, no premiere date has been set yet.
  15. I observed a few days ago that KABC in Los Angeles had a "Live with Kelly and Mark" promo with the new graphics, though I don't foresee a graphics change on its news broadcasts anytime soon.
  16. I was thinking about the status of this program myself over the weekend. It was always set to premiere this fall, but it did feel as if has been taking longer than usual to debut, however. My guess is that it any delay may have had something to do at least in part due to the change of CEOs at WarnerMedia.
  17. Typically, KABC is a stable station in many ways, that include making only small changes in its on-air presentation over many years.
  18. Yeah, Dani Ruberti's first day on air at KCBS/KCAL was last Tuesday. And, Evelyn Taft now does the weather at 4pm, 5pm and 9pm weekdays indeed. Ruberti joins Darren Haynes (KCBS/KCAL sports anchor) and Chauncy Glover (KCBS/KCAL weeknight co-anchor) as big hires for the duopoly in recent weeks. The duopoly has been more aggressive over the past year or so to strengthen itself in the Los Angeles market.
  19. The overhead tracking camera shots are reminiscent of what I have seen on NBC Bay Area's newscasts.
  20. Possible glimpse of a portion of NBC LA's upcoming new set, as seen during Mario Solis's sportscast (he stood in front of a chroma key) during their 11pm show tonight? I guess time will tell.
  21. For the past few days, I have noticed that NBC LA's newscasts have originated from the newsroom. And, confirmed in a post on X by anchor Lynette Romero, a new set is indeed under construction right now...
  22. Has CNN decided to not use Laura Coates as anchor of the 11pm EST hour of "CNN Tonight?" Just a few months ago, she was named host of the second hour, but I don't see her anchoring in that time slot regularly.
  23. Some screenshots of the new KTLA 4pm weekday newscast that just debuted today. Much like how the 5pm broadcast used to originate on the side of the studio back on the old set in its first several months, the 4pm show does here in the new studio, as well.
  24. Indeed, it is plausible that KTLA is temporarily installing Pedro as co-anchor on weekend mornings, who, again, in my opinion, is a better fit than Kolk in that position, until someone permanent that KTLA has likely hired joins the station around June of this year.
  25. Well-deserved for Sam! Directly after the re-airing of her "My Life Story" package on the 5pm broadcast today, it was announced by Sandra Mitchell that Pedro Rivera will be Sam's co-anchor on the upcoming 4pm newscasts.
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