WPIX-TV Ousts Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins From Posts, Creates Deskless Role for New Anchor in Major Shuffle at the New York City Station

Oct 8, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Longtime anchors Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins have been bumped from their posts as WPIX-TV–owned by Tribune and affiliated with the CW–has created a deskless role for its new 10 p.m. anchor, Jodi Applegate, reports the New York Daily News.

Tong will now report from a remote studio in the city’s boroughs, which the story says is designed to get her "closer to the people," while Watkins has been reassigned to weekends.

Applegate will move around the newsroom without a desk, and the show will use green hues to tie into its affiliation with the CW.

The show will begin with 11 stories in 11 minutes, during which Applegate will have little screen time, the article says.

But the move, which is designed to help the station stand out, isn’t making some viewers happy, the piece notes. "Nothing more is needed than Kaity and Jim, Mr. G and Lolita," one viewer wrote, the story says.

386 Comments

  1. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

  2. wow this is how you reward hard work?

  3. The last TV show that we watch is WPIX with Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins. Imagine our surprise tonight when neither was there and we had to watch this new person rove about the studio. I think we will no longer be loyal fans and are currently searching for another news show. BIG mistake channel 11…HUGE!

  4. WPIX execs are MORONS! I’ve watched for years but will move to Eenie on FOX!

  5. Not a good move PIX. Do not like the new format. The only one left whom I like is Mr G. Not a good decision. Bring Jim and Kaity back!!!!

  6. We’re in the demographic they want–20s–and if we watch any broadcast news at all, it’s PIX11–until now.
    Goodbye, PIX11. You just lost more viewers.

  7. Where did Jim and Kaity go? Jody stinks and walking around is silly. Never again will our family watch the 10PM news in PIX

  8. I am so not happy with the format. I have been watching Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins for so many years. Bring them back. Until you do I will not be watching.
    Your former loyal watcher,
    Theresa

  9. I don’t like the hopscotching around and could careless about the studio layout. The comraderie between Jim & Kaity was wonderful. What a shame. You no longer have me as a viewer and although I don’t like FOX, I am now watching them. I understand change is good but only when it is an improvement.

  10. The new format is terrible, and whoever made the decision to remove the BEST part of the newscast is truly misinformed of what people want to see in informative news. If anything, get rid of the FLUFF – Howard, Lionel, Mendte – but keep Kaity & Jim where they belong. I’m devastated and will watch FOX at 10p or wait until 11p and watch one of the others. Terrible, terrible loss of talent removing those 2 anhors.

  11. Kaity, Jim, Mr. G & Lolita. The perfect news team. Then they bring in a convicted stalker/moralist from Philly, a guy obsessed with the MTA and Lionel – and Kaity and Jim have to suffer? Keep Lionel, the MTA guy and Howard, ditch the stalker (do a Google search on Larry Mendte for details) and bring back Kaity and Jim!

  12. Cant watch news like this. Terrible format. Bring back Jim and Kaity and the desk!!!

  13. Will not watch 10PM news again without Jim & Kaity, The new format is doesn’t work. Fran Zuzolo

  14. Will not watch 10pm news again without Jim & Kaity, The new format it doesn’t work. Fran Zuzolo

  15. The execs at PIX11 made a costly mistake. Jim and kaity are the PIX 10 o’clock, I don’t know what the big boys were thinking, the stock holders might want to make some changers of their one.
    I would venture a guess that Rupert Murdock is very happy about the change.
    I hope Jim and Kaity land a bigger and better job and I also hope it is in New York

  16. Please dont tell me this means Jackie Hyland and Peter Thorn will be moved too. If that happens I am gone for good as a viewer.

  17. What a bad idea! I have nothing against
    Jodi Applegate, but have no wish to see
    her at 10 pm. We have been watching Jim &
    Kaiti for years and miss them and will
    switch to Fox (ick!) rather than support
    WPIX any more.
    ridiculous! Losing more viewers, Pix.

  18. I watched the new PIX News format last night and it was complete GARBAGE. I like Kaity and Jim working together, they were a great team. If they dont change it, I will definitely watch Channel 5.

  19. HUGE MISTAKE PIX!! This new format is horrible…what were your execs thinking?? My husband and I, who watched every night, decided last night – NEVER again.

  20. Until now, Jim Watkins was the last shred of credibility left on the trashy infotainment mislabelled as the evening news. He presented the trash as he was required to, but with a wink that let us know he knew it was beneath him. I will not waste my time with 10 o’clock news ever again, and my wish for Jim is that he finds a new employer who knows how to appreciate him.

  21. The change from the literate, warm team to this hyperkinetic hodgepodge is a critical mistake. Jodi called Minka Derek’s “booo” not “beau (bow)” in that stupid gossip segment. Who ever thought that this wacky, stupid format would work should be fired. I have enought computers and touch screens in my day job; at night I want information and intelligence. You have lost me forever as a viewer.

  22. I understand that the channel 11 news is low on viewership, the real question is as opposed to what other programming? Who is this format designed to appeal to? Who do the producers think watch news at 10:00? If they are hoping for a young demographic, forget it! That precious demographic does not watch the news on TV, much less news broadcast at 10:00! Bring back the anchors—who in all honesty wants to watch an announcer wandering around an empty news room and the icons representing the ipod on the bottom of the screen take up 1/3 of the screen and provide little to no information….11 stories in 11 minutes is a good idea, just let it be presented from the anchors desk! Well its back to Fox and Ernie, just lost two viewers and my adult children in that “only ones that matter” demographic still won’t be watching!

  23. Jodi has a voice like scratching your nails on a blackboard. I will be watching the Food Network in the 10 PM hour. There are too may idiots trying to make things appeal to a younger audience…but how about your tried and true loyal viewers? Get rid of Jodi Larry and Lionel Train. Bring back our old format…and also the financial report.

  24. I dislike the new format. Give us back Jim & Kaity. I won’t watch PIX at 10:00 again until you do.

  25. What a mistake. I will no longer watch PIX news at 10. I want Jim and Kaity back!!
    bty get rid of Larry’s reportys.
    very annoyning.

  26. What a mistake. I will no longer watch PIX news at 10. I want Jim and Kaity back!!
    bty get rid of Larry’s reportys.
    very annoyning.

  27. Wow. Thanks for rendering an Emmy-Award winning broadcast unwatchable. It truly was the last quality news program on at that hour. It’s morphed into a ridiculous spectacle, running around an ugly, dark newsroom, and having some panel of nobodys comment on the news of the day. Absolutely horrible.

  28. I could sense over the last couple of weeks by Jim & Kaity’s body language that something was up – I was not aware that Murdock, MTV or Stern had bought “The CW”-that’s the only excuse I can think of that would explain the drop in quality, the search for a “hip” identity and a plan that seems geared to those who gravitate to “The Weakest Link Entertainment” mind set vs. viable information delivered by knowledgeable people in a personable way-really BAD MOVE-bye bye 11

  29. I thought the show was terrible last night – I couldn’t even watch it for more than a few minutes. People want the news reported by anchors they feel they can trust like Jim and Kaity. The whole new format was too jumbled – I want to concentrate on the news story not the anchor jumping around the studio. Our family will switch to another network for our news of the day.

  30. I agree with John Jodie’s voice is soooo irritating and she is as cold as ice. She has no warmth and no sincerity.. I will not watch this trash.

  31. In a word – AWFUL!!!!! What a disappointment to tune in last night and see green icons moving across my screen. Just what we all need – more impersonal newscasts. As a very long-time viewer, I’m upset and saddened that PIX dumped Jim and Kaity like that. Shame on you! My 10:00 viewing habits will be changed from now on and will not include the 10:00 news. After reading the other comments posted by viewers, I’m glad to see that I’m not alone!

  32. tribune should be ashamed. this sucks. bring back jim and kaity!!!!!!!!

  33. Horrific what moron thought of this awful newscast. I could see if PIX had a nice newsroom looks like a dump to me. And what is with all the men out reporting where are the women?

  34. not happy with the change..will take my viewership elsewhere

  35. I was more than dismayed to see the show last night without Jim and Kaity. I can’t stand the guys who do nothing but complain in a very loud, obnoxious way. And, the constant moving around the studio did nothing for me.

  36. We were shocked and dismayed to find Jim & Kaity gone. Until they are back as our anchors, we will no longer be tuning in. The change is ridiculous.

  37. That’s it. We will hopefully catch Lionel, but man, you guys have screwed up BIG TIME. No more 10 pm news on channel 11 for us.
    Bring back Jim and Kaity AT THEIR DESKS. BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD move. See ya

  38. What are they thinking jim and kaity was the best anchors in new york. I don’t like the new set up and I don’t think I will be watch anymore. I’m very sad

  39. This is dreadful – like watching TMZ, but without the intelligence

  40. HORRIBLE!!! What and why did you do that??? Kaity and Jim were great – as are your other anchors. Jodi Applegate, walking around a studio is just boring and stupid!!! BRING THEM BACK!!! No more WPIX for us!
    TERRIBLE……
    and Jodi Applegate… yuck!

  41. This is the dumbest move I have ever seen anyone do.
    You guys just lost LOTS of viewers
    Bring back Jim, Kaity and get rid of the crap.

  42. Not having Jim and Kaity is a huge loss. This new crew and staging has ZERO credibility. Peter Thorn should leave vs be subject to this pathetic attempt at a news program. Hopefully Jim and Kaity will wind up on another network and we can all tune in to watch them. SA

  43. Help me Howard! Get my news team back!

  44. Tribune you just lost a loyal viewer. I hate the change BAD MOVE! Bring them back as our anchors Kaity, Jim and Lolita. Until then I’ll watch Fox 5.

  45. Why? Dumbest move ever! Now I have to watch Fox…Love Jim & Kaity (not Larry Mendte or Greg Mocker). Just let Mr.G, Lolita, Jim & Kaity report the news..forget Mendte & Mocker..actually Linnel had some good points. You are lost…

  46. I do not understand why the owners of WPIX would change reporters. I do not like the change and I miss Kaity Tong and Jim Watins. Please reconsider and bring them back because I am currently searching for a news at night where I can get my information.

  47. We were shocked to see Jim and Kaity gone !!! Are you a news show or are you just featuring personalities? Larry and Greg editorialize and tell us how we should think. Now we have to watch a fancy set, people walking around, and little distracting icons on the bottom of the screen. We will watch Channel 5 instead of this trash.

  48. This format is so bad, its looks stupid and Jodi Appelgate’s voice is grating.
    This evening she made a murder story sound like an infomercial for a new kitchen product.
    Terrible, will never watch that kind of news.

  49. What happened to Jim and Kaity? The new format is terrible, I always tuned into Jim and Kaity- I felt like I knew them and that they were reliable. Wont be watching Channel 11 news anymore-I am sure they will end up somewhere else in NY and I will be sure to tune in there. I am sure Mr. G misses them too!

  50. The only positive is that Mr. G. has more enhanced weather graphics. Jim and Kaity were a great team and very personable. Peter Thorne: as brilliant as ever! PIX has taken a their Cadillac and traded it in for a Chevy. So what if the radio plays a little better so the weather forcast comes in clearer, I want my Cadillac back! Bring back the former format! Please!

  51. You guys have been messing with the 10 pm news for a while. You have finally driven us away. We loved Kaity, Jim, Mr, G and the rest of the crew.
    We HATE the standing anchor. You people really messed up. Now there is little difference between you and that god awful Fox news on Channel 5. We looked forward to the 10 pm newscast on WPIX. No more. How sad.

  52. I am so outraged!! Jim and Kaity are part of my nightly routine – they make me smile and are the best news anchors out there. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK! I can’t watch this newscast anymore. Terrible mistake Channel 11 – you’ve just lost another devoted follower – I’ll get my news elsewhere and start a petition to get them back. Shame on you, Tribune, shame on you!

  53. Absolutely horrible. We want the original format with Jim & Kaity.

  54. I have been watching wpix news at 10 ever since I moved to NYC. It is simply not the same without Kaity and Jim. I don’t feel like watching this channel any more. The PIX news at 10 was something I looked forward to everyday, now I feel depressed with this new format. Please bring back Jim and Kaity.

  55. Worst piece of garbage I have ever seen. Like a bad circus and I think that woman’s voice gave me a seizure. Love Lionel, love Mr. G but forget ever watching this show again.

  56. This new format gives me a headache. This isn’t news–it’s Access Hollywood Wannabe. Bring back Kaity & Jim!

  57. I’ve been watching WPIX every night for 50 years…NO MORE!!! Kaity and Jim ARE the BEST. The new format is HORRIBLE!!! Didn’t you guys do any research, market tests, etc.??? I guess not. If you did you would have known this is a HUGE MISTAKE. Hopefully you have read ALL the other posts if you don’t believe me. SHAME on you Tribune…you just destroyed the most indepth, credible, trustworthy, and comprehensive newscast in NEW YORK. I’m done…GOOD BYE!!!

  58. I don’t see a single vote FOR this new broadcast. Maybe that’s because there’s nothing positive to say. The recent additions of Mendte, Lionel and especially Mocker have been irritating enough, but I’ve tried to sit through them to see the warmth and intelligence we’ve come to expect from Jim, Kaity and the rest of the evening news team. You’ve now taken away the only reasons left for tuning in to the broadcast. This ridiculous, choppy style is impossible to watch. The work poor Kaity has been stuck with – the “neighborhoods” – does nothing for me. I’m from New Jersey. And I’m another former viewer going elsewhere until Jim and Kaity are back where they belong.

  59. I have been watching wpix news at 10 ever since I moved to NYC. It is simply not the same without Kaity and Jim what are you thinking of I look at a computer all day long do not want to look at what you have on will be looking for the news on another channel.

  60. I can’t find one good thing about this new format. Well, now I watch CNN. although I’ll miss getting NYC news.
    Jodi is less than convincing in her job. She seems very inexperienced. Why not use Jim and Kaity. Change the format, if you must – but keep experienced, engaging broadcasters.

  61. I can’t find one good thing about this new format. Well, now I watch CNN. although I’ll miss getting NYC news.
    Jodi is less than convincing in her job. She seems very inexperienced. Why not use Jim and Kaity. Change the format, if you must – but keep experienced, engaging broadcasters.

  62. Who are the idiots at WPIX who made this decision? Jim and Kaity were what I was looking for at the end of the day. Absolutely ridiculous. This is crazy. I hate Fox 5 but I’ll be going to them for the 10 o clock news. I am stunned.

  63. Congratulations your news cast has gone the way of NEWS 4 New York TRASH so much for state of the art news rooms.
    You want to save money? Here is the anwser—-get rid of Mendte, mocker, Lionel. Keep help me Howard. Howard is a service (get rid of the Friday money give away) I see your new company exercise program is to have Jodi walk around to keep fit and trim are you afraid that if an ancohr sits behind a desk they will gain weight is this another Bloomberg law??

  64. What a dumb thing somebody did.
    Kaity and Jim made you want to watch channel 11 News,along with Howard and Mary Murphy.
    You should replacs the MrG, He runs across the stage, and makes stupid remarks to the staff.
    We’ll find another news channel to watch.

  65. My sentiments exactly. My husband and I were very disappointed with the new format and will begin searching for an alternative.
    One important thing: comments here are insufficient unto themselves. Make sure to go on line to WPIX and tell the station executives what’s on your minds. I did so directly after Monday night’s broadcast

  66. I agree with Theresa. I will no longer be a viewer until Kaity and Jim are back.
    Julia

  67. Jeff, you summed this up perfectly. However, they should have ditched Mendte ages ago. He is so awful! Phila. must be glad to be rid of him. Bring Jim and Kaity back!

  68. Who took the best news program on the air and turned it into trash? Jim and Kaity and the rest of the news team were professional and had good rapport with one another. The comraderie was fun to watch and made even the most depressing news easier to view. Bring back Jim and Kaity and professionalism to the show. You have lost one more viewer until you do!!

  69. PLEASE bring back your anchors, your format and get rid of the journalistic error of your new anchor, frenetic atmostphere, non-newsworthy editorials by Larry, Lionel and Greg which insult our intelligence. This is no longer news but a free-wheeling fraudulent excuse to present a sensationized version of events. No longer can we go to sleep after the 10 pm news for the news is no longer. Hello to Anderson Cooper since you are now on a par with Fox 5.

  70. I tuned in last night and I agree with all that was said above. Jim and Kaity is what you want to see after a long day of work delivering the current events of the day. This new TMZ wanna be news cast is a disgrace. Guess I will have to wait until 11pm for the news for now on.
    PIX Execs you guys really shit the bed on this one…

  71. This was the best evening news show on television. You actually got the news and not just infotainment. That’s what people tuned in for. Kaity and Jim and the rest of the crew were a wonderful team.They clearly enjoyed what they were doing and the viewers enjoyed being part of it.
    Jodie is about as stiff and scripted as they come. She has no on screen presence and looks like she would rather be some where else. The format is lame and annoying to watch. It’s about as professional as a high school morning news show.
    I have always looked forward to tuning in when they are on, but I am done with PIX 11. In plain words, it just stinks.

  72. This was the best evening news show on television. You actually got the news and not just infotainment. That’s what people tuned in for. Kaity and Jim and the rest of the crew were a wonderful team.They clearly enjoyed what they were doing and the viewers enjoyed being part of it.
    Jodie is about as stiff and scripted as they come. She has no on screen presence and looks like she would rather be some where else. The format is lame and annoying to watch. It’s about as professional as a high school morning news show.
    I have always looked forward to tuning in when they are on, but I am done with PIX 11. In plain words, it just stinks.

  73. Watched the new format for the first time last night, and agree that it is terrible! My husband and I could not believe it – WPIX, you have lost the little bit of credibility you had with the new format and loss of Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong, as well as quite a few viewers!

  74. However, odd this may seem,after a long day with a demanding job and family time and obligations, I find it relaxing to sit in front of the tv at 10pm and feel as if I’m conversing with two intelligent, nice people in a low key environment. I like routine. It’s secure. I hate change when something doesn’t need to be changed. Kaity and Jim, I hope you’re reading these reactions. You were a staple in my life and in the lives of others as is apparent by the outpouring of support. I am confident that I can get used to Channel 5 after time as opposed to someone jumping around in front of a green screen and Lionel and Larry doing their thing at a time of night when I want to feel relaxed and be informed, not entertained. People who manage companies are not always the most insightful and knowledgeable about what’s the right for their company. Channel 5 it is until Jim and Kaity are back.

  75. I really do not like the new format. It is too rushed in the beginning. I don’t like Jodi walking around. I just want the news. Please go back to Jim and Kaity. I will be watching Fox until then.

  76. BRING BACK WATKINS AND TONG..THEY WERE LIKE FAMILY..DUMP THE NEW MARATHON FORMAT (AND ESPECIALLY THAT LIONAL)..AS IT LEAVES US OLDER FOLK BREATHLESS..

  77. Does anyone know if there are other sites set up to support Jim & Kaity? This new set up is awful and I will not be watching unless they bring those two back. If they wanted this new format, why couldn’t it have been the two of them doing what Jodi is struggling to do?

  78. I was so happy to have found a local news show I really liked, until PIX 11 started putting irritating commentators on over the past few months–like Greg Mocker (is he the news director’s nephew,lover,son? Why else would he be on TV?),the old blonde guy with the eye-lift, and the offensive commentator at the end.
    Now the final insult–getting rid of Jim and Kaitie???
    I love Jim and Kaitie, and their good chemistry made me even like Mr. G after all these years, I also love Arthur Chien and Peter Thorne. I watched PIX 11 news every night, but I will now switch to another channel.
    Boo to PIX 11! Bad move!

  79. Are you kidding me ? No seriously, are you kidding?????
    One of the best news teams – period. And some “genius” trades
    Jim and Katy for this???
    Whomever was responsible for this should be fired.
    Without Jim Watkins and Katy Tong WPIX has nothing.

  80. We watch PIX News at 10 almost every night we’re home. We watched last night, not knowing about the new format, and felt bushwhacked. It was awful. Yet nothing could have prepared us for the amateur over-worked effort we endured. Forget working out the kinks, guys. Scrap the whole concept, or we will not be watching anymore. Aside from Lionel and Greg Mocker, it was labored, fraught with tense vibes, and came across as news without passion, professionalism, or integrity. All we could think was ‘Where’s Jim Watkins? And why is Kaity Tong in Brooklyn?’ If this was the future of news, our culture and the news business is in big trouble. Very sad.
    Michael Mislove
    Manhattan

  81. We agree with you Theresa, and we will not be watching WPIX News at 10 until the best news team is back. Kaity, Jim, Mr. G. & Lolita. Mary

  82. Remember when they ditched Coke Classic for New Coke. The management teams must be the same. What trash this news program is with Larry and Lionel as well as the stupid apps. You went from first to last and like New Coke, I can’t stomach it.

  83. Goodbye WPIX Hello FOX

  84. PIX’s news at 10 is absolutely awful. They moved two articulate and classy people to make room for this trash? And before this they really cheapened it with the blogs, Friday money giveaway, Lionel, Larry, removing Sal’s Sports, and adding Glorioso’s beard. What the hell is going on there? Bring back the old News at 10!

  85. Please return Jim and Kaity to their former duties with Mr. G and Howard. Get rid of Mendte to save some money. Lionel is OK but expendable if necessary. Mocker is also OK but also expendable.
    Please do this soon. I need my 10:00 news.

  86. Where is Jim Watkins! I watched the 10:00 o’clock news last night – and much to my surprise there was a new setup. I loved watching Jim, Katy, Mr. G, etc. every night. If I wanted to watch the news this way I would have turned on my computer – not well done at all!!!!!!!!
    The personal dynamics was great and I love Jim’s “asides!” I will certainly miss him and the entire news!
    GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Where do I go for the 10 o’clock news now? The new format is really a sad excuse for a news program. When we travel, we do so miss Jim & Kaity and now, they are gone and there is no reason to watch WPIX anymore. Now, we are probably going to read The Week magazine, maybe watch a DVR’d program. What were the executives thinking – did they think this format would appeal to the people who watch the news? Well, good luck (not that we wish you good luck with this mess).

  88. WHAT are they thinking????????????????
    Channel 5 10pm news is now my news show–bring back Kaity, Jim, and Lolita they, along with MrG are sadly missed!

  89. are they kidding. send jody applegate back to news12. bring back kaity and jim.what hare brained idea. i will now be watching ernie on fox five.

  90. Overnight WPIX turned one of the better local news broadcasts into a piece of garbage. It is not watchable. This is going to blow up in the face of management and when it does, good! I am not in the business and without a doubt can put together a better program than this piece of trash they are presenting. Fire the loser who made this decision. And when he is fired for this disaster we can all sit back and laugh.

  91. Just came home to NJ after a few days in Florida, turned on my favorite news at 10pm channel 11 and what do I see, this new terrible format. Watching anything else until you bring back my news at 10pm.

  92. Strongly dislike the new format ~ it’s terrible. Bring Jim and Kaity back, until you do so, we are no longer viewers. Plain and simple. Bad business choice for sure!!!!!!!!

  93. Dear WPIX, I was going to make a negative comment about the new format, but if you haven’t already figured out the truth from all the previous comments, you’re not going to hear it from me either. Bring back Kaity & Jim, fire the knucklehead who ordered these changes!

  94. very disappointed with the new format. Really don’t like it. Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins should not have been moved off the show.
    Very bad decision!

  95. I have been watching PIX news forever and I hate this new, pretentious format. Please, go back to the “routine” we all know and love.. kaity and Jim where are you?

  96. What a shock when we sat down to watch the evening news. We’ve been watching Jim & Kaity for years. Kaity may get a little snippy with people once in a while; but all in all, she and Jim make a great team. We considered Jim fair and honest and the ROCK of the show. We live in the Poconos but love to watch the New York news. BRING THEM BACK A.S.A.P.
    No offense, Jody just doesn’t cut it!

  97. I total agree. BRING BACK JIM AND KAITY AND THE REST OF THE TEAM. The new deskless ways with Jodi stinks. I am dizzy with all the moving around.

  98. Daaaam everyone with a negative comment, I agree, I donot like the changes, but news is news!

  99. This new format is just awful. I’m one for change but not this. What are you thinking ousting Jim and Kaity? Reverse your decision and listen to what your viewers really want! Yikes, bad move management!

  100. What a mistake. There is too much running around and a very broken up, frenetic pace.
    I can watch the news on line to get disconnected coverage.
    Jim Watkins was a calm, comforting presence Your team was warm and intelligent. I loved the commraderie of Kaity, Jim and Mr. G and Lolita.
    Bring back the original format.

  101. Can’t believe that PIX went throught with it. Taking Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong out of the anchor seats is a crime. The 10 o’clock news on 11 was our favorite. NOT ANYMORE!! Bring them back!!

  102. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
    Love the Bloomberg comment!

  103. Jodi Applegate got her job through “my” pull. Just like Katy tur got her job thru Keith Olbermans pull.Its a business and a bad move. The newscasts are god-awful, the graphics are distracting, the attempt is to try to bring younger viewers in. Mocker looks at Applegate like he wants a piece of her pie – Disgusting. Bring back Kaity and JIm

  104. Terrible, terrible…. Why fix when it is not broken. I like them a lot (Kaity, Jim, Lolita, Mr. G) I am not crazy about the others. Help me Howard is not really 100% successful in fixing problems. Why even show them.
    Like Kaity and Jim, I am moving to another channel. It is no longer fun when you dont see the regulars that you are used to seeing every 10 p.m.

  105. It is difficult to imagine what WPIX has in mind. This new show is scattered, difficult to watch. I gave up after twenty minutes…and that was painful to sit through.
    They had a great team who knew what they were doing..what a shame to lose that quality. Now they have lost me too.

  106. Feel like I need to add my 2 cents. Agree with everyone in the opinions that the new format doesn’t work. Also believe that some of the new items that they have been slowing adding also don’t work. Mocker spent way too much time over analyzing the MTA issue, without really adding any news! He is also now strangely enthused by the ability for viewers to give him comments on-line (wow, is he really that stupid or is it just a front?). Mendte just started as an angry old man (although he has toned down a bit), still don’t find his ‘opinions’ that insightful.
    Anyways, BRING BACK Jim, Kaity, Lolita and even Gr. G. They had chemistry.
    If I really want news, I’m going to watch Jon Stewart.

  107. I hate the new layout. I loved the banter between the anchors and miss Jim and Kaity enough to move to a different 10:00 news show. This stinks because Mr G has the best weather!

  108. I like it. I like the format however it needs work (the presentation that is).
    Obviously people are upset that Katie and Jim are gone, so…
    keep the format but bring Katie and Jim back. Jodi is great, but she’s meant for a younger, hipper audience.
    Oh and that one dude (either Larry or Greg, i dont know which), his newscasting is immature, unprofessional and not meant for PIX.

  109. What a terrible mistake! I guess I’ll either have to wait for an 11pm news broadcast or just surf the cable network. Your new program is horrible. The person at the helm of that decision should be on the unemployment line!

  110. I agree…and what’s with all the moving around and steadicam work? I thought this was news, not a reality show.
    I’ll be going back to a real news cast at 11 and setting the DVR for Jon Stewart! Sorry Mr. G…still love your forecasts.

  111. What are you people thinking?
    Bring back Kaity, Jim and Mr G. utilizing the desk format your viewers enjoy. The new deskless format with Jodi Applegate is a distaster. My family and I can’t watch your news program any longer. We will be switching to channel 5 or cable news instead.
    What a screw up. Yuck! Bring back Kaity, Jim and Mr. G.
    Thank you,

  112. I couldn’t agree more with all the comments posted. Bring Jim & Kaity back! Now! Poor Kaity, stuck out there in an empty restaurant in Brooklyn! How humiliating! I’m sure Jim has fared no better, having been exiled to the Siberia that is weekend news. And poor Mr. G., running around an office, pointing to a screen on the wall! Omigod! Jim & Kaity, Mr. G. & Lolita and Howard were the main reasons we watched the 10 o’clock news. Their obvious rapport and occasional ad libs were a welcome antidote to so much of today’s antiseptic news. After more than 20 years, I am canceling my Tivo Season Pass and will watch Jon Stewart instead. Even before Jodi’s arrival, I was irritated by all the editorializing and tired of looking at Greg Mocker – he plays the same MTA clips over and over again. But this trashy, anonymous format is a new low that reduces seasoned journalists to ciphers. Three – yes, three! – thumbs down, Pix. And goodbye!

  113. This is the worst idea ever.The show is a virtual hodgepodge and a mess and where are Jim and Kaity? Disgusting. They’ve lost me that’s for sure and I was a loyal fan. Hope WPIX news producers read this IF they know how to read!

  114. Who is the idiot that decided to change the format of the 10 o’clock news? I’ve been watching the news on PIX for years and years and even subscribe to PIX on my Dish Network since I now live in Florida. I cannot believe that you have taken Jim Watkins and stuck him with the weekend edition, while Kaity Tong is now out in the boondocks with a few minutes on screen. I am not a happy camper to see somebody named Applegate flitting around the newroom when it makes much more sense to have 2 of the best anchors on any network in the NY area sitting in their familiar spots. If you expect this to improve your viewer ratings, you are nuts.

  115. I agree that this new format is awful. Not sure if anyone from PIX is even going to see these comments. We need to get these comments on the PIX website so all the execs can see what a HUGE mistake they made. Would love to see both Kaity and Jim with another station in NY at the 10 o’clock hour. Those two can see then who has the last laugh when the new ratings come out.

  116. The new format for the wpix11 news is DISGUSTING bring back kaity and watkins!!! Go on Facebook everyone and join the page to bring back our news!!!

  117. Not sure what kind of minds are in charge at Channel 11 PIX. This new format had already been attempted at other stations – and failed. Whatever their personal preference – people usually want news personalities (anchors, weather, sports, etc.) that they can relate to and that have good onscreen chemistry.
    Believe it or not, it also helps if they have good journalistic sense! True, as some have stated – just about anyone can report the everyday “there was a robbery at…” items. But Channel 11 news often offered stories which required more journalistic experience… and no team delivered these type stories better than reporters like Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins, Marvin Scott, etc. Add to this Mr. G for not only his weather, but his many reports on helping children in the area, and personalities like Howard… Even Jackie Hyland was a welcome addition… THAT is a winning team.
    The show could not have been nominiated for 32 Emmy (and other) awards for nothing.
    Bottom line is that the new format just plain stinks. It is like getting the news on a ticker tape. And Jodi Applegate is better suited for daytime talk shows or other areas. I don’t care (or even know…) what her credentials are – she is not a news reporter.
    From comments I have read on many forums, it is strongly agreed that this new format is a fiasco. Not sure if the braintrust at PIX will have the fortitude to “eat crow” and bring back the old news crew and format, but I certainly hope so. I will not watch this catastrophe they call a news broadcast until it changes.

  118. Guys sign this petition and we get our news back!!!!
    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/gwilson/

  119. Really? Do we always have to change things. I understand change is good, but I feel the station will be losing viewers. Good Luck to Jim, Kaity and the crew. Always love watching you all.

  120. What a bloody mess! WPIX took an award-winning newscast with great anchors and Mr G, and turned it into an elementary school newscast. (puke). They were better than any other New York station’s news, and had me won over for the long haul. Now what? Until the old crew and format returns, I’m outta here. What were they thinking????

  121. Former viewer of WPIX 10 O’clock news
    I’m very disappointed with the new format.
    Please bring Katie and Jim back. Who is the moron who came up with this idea. What is the matter with you? I will not longer watch the WPIX 10′O clock news again until you bring them back.
    former viewer

  122. Another family lost to Fox News at 10:00. What were you thinking by replacing Jim, Kaity and Lolita? They were like family coming into my home every night giving me the events of the day. Why fix something, when it’s not broken?

  123. You have now messed up a good thing if it’s not broke dont fix it your new format is horrible bring back jim, kaity and lolita you will and probably will lose your viewers you already lost me who ever thought of this new format needs to have their head examined… Terrible i will now watch channel 5 news at 10..

  124. could not believe what I see at 11 pm news.should get rid of the people who made this change.bring jim and kaity
    back.present format sucks.

  125. What a mistake!!!!It feels like a part of our daily lives have been taken away. Bring them back. I switched to channel 5 now, What a terrible idea. Let me know when they are back, so I can come back to watch.

  126. Hate the new format. Whats with all the walking around. Makes me dizzy. I am around a bunch of cubicles all day, don’t want to see more of them at night. I miss Jim. Why do I need to watch Kaity in a restaurant in LIC with Manhattan in the back ground? Change is not always good.

  127. What THE H-E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS?!?%#!??
    This new format is PLAIN GAWD AWFUL!
    Where are Jim & Kaity??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM?
    They are the highlight of our local news evening!!
    Love their humor, sense of outrage, with Larry, Lolita, G, Howard and yes
    even cuckoo Lionel — they are WITHOUT PEER anywhere in the Local News Universe in the US of A!!
    Bring them back NOW before you (deservedly!!) LOSE ALL YOUR VIEWERS FOREVER !!
    Your programming execs should all be cashiered!!
    ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE
    Who wants to see your newsroom anyway
    BRING BACK JIM & KAITY & THE “A” TEAM ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
    BTW – Jodi Applegate makes Stepford Wives look human
    Geez Louise

  128. This is so sad. Reminds me of when I had to take CBS off my car radio because they changed the format. Lionel gives me a headache. And now without Jim and Kaity there is really no reason to watch this show. Jon Stewart is looking good…..

  129. I don’t have anything against trying something new so I gave it a chance. While Jodi is OK, the format is terrible. The commentaries are annoying and the studio lost charisma.
    It is on to Channel 2 News with Chris Wragge and Kristine Johnson. Too bad, I liked and was loyal to PIX with Jim and Kaity (and Jack Cafferty for that matter). The newscast was fun and had chemistry. Not anymore.

  130. BRING BACK JIM & KAITY! Take Jodi Applegate back to News 12…This is terrible! The background makes me dizzy & you replaced a great journalistic team, with a bunch of “whatevers!” We’ve been forced to watch Mr. Anastos, but are heartbroken the WPIX team has been separated! Big Mistake…You’ve lost us & many, many others…unless Jim, Kaity, Mr. G, Lolita & “help me” Howard come back!

  131. BRING BACK JIM & KAITY! Take Jodi Applegate back to News 12…This is terrible! The background makes me dizzy & you replaced a great journalistic team, with a bunch of “whatevers!” We’ve been forced to watch Mr. Anastos, but are heartbroken the WPIX team has been separated! Big Mistake…You’ve lost us & many, many others…unless Jim, Kaity, Mr. G, Lolita & “help me” Howard come back!

  132. I’m not one to normally comment, but what on earth is going on here?? I HATE this new format. The walking around and camera angles are making me dizzy. I want news – not a headache. Bring back Kaity and Jim, please. Until they do, I’m a goner.

  133. What a lousy idea!!!! The format is horrible. Who needs to get a view of someones bald head in the corner of the frame while they move the camera around???? BRING BACK JIM AND KAITY!!! They were a pleasure to watch and I miss Jims wry sense of humor. I write this as I watch and, oh, now I get to see the back of the camera man. If it stays like this, I will be switching stations.

  134. I’m not one to normally comment, but what on earth is going on here?? I HATE this new format. The walking around and camera angles are making me dizzy. I want news – not a headache. Bring back Kaity and Jim, please. Until they do, I’m a goner.

  135. I used to look forward to watching PIX news with Jim and Kaity – not any more. What were you thinking????

  136. Ditto!!! Mocker, Mendte, and “Howard” are so in love with themselves they should get a room together, or maybe they already have. Kaity, Jim, and Mr. G. were the only things worth watching on that news anyway, so I’ll be reading until NBC news comes on at 11pm.

  137. I used to look forward to watching PIX news with Jim and Kaity – not any more. What were you thinking????

  138. You got rid of two professionals who made this viewer comfortable and the news watchable. Jim and Kaity were the 10 o’clock news. The new format is distracting and frenetic. Jodi is robotic. The Lionel and Mocker segments are gimmicky and should be eliminated. Bring back the anchors and the format that made me a viewer for years.

  139. Omg! Why?! Why would they make it so horrible! I always always watched PIX news religiously.. Now I can’t even watch for 5 minutes! Honestly, it gave me a headache with all the commotion going on. Gross! Not to mention the news format is confusing and they were overlapping stories! It was boggling my mind!

  140. What was PIX thinking??? The new format is terrible. The boxes at the bottom of the screen are very distracting. Jodi moving around the studio is even more distracting. Getting rid of Kaity and Jim was the biggest mistake!!! Bring them back.The show seems so unprofessional.

  141. terrible mistake. You have to be kidding. Definity bring back Jim, Kaity and the crew. The new format stinks and is cheap looking. Jodie’s walking around the studio passing people sitting at desks that look like when I went to grammer school. Who’s bright idea was this. I’m watching my news somewhere else.

  142. Yes, you are right. We should all email our comments to the Pix 11 website as well, to make sure that the powers-that-be hear us loud and clear!

  143. There is nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said. Everyone who has posted here or will post here afterwards needs to send their complaint directly to PIX via their website. Takes some looking but there is a Contact Us link. Use it to air your disappointment. Perhaps Mocker could correct it, but somehow I doubt it!!

  144. Okay, I tried the new format but it’s not worth my time to watch it. I guess I will have to go find another source for news. Jim Watkins delivered an intelligent, clear-headed view of the news that I will miss. Okay, FIOS, you can drop channel 11 now, there’s nothing left there to watch.

  145. The new format in a word, stinks! It looks amateurish and cheap. I’m outta here!!
    When you bring back Jim and Kaity, I’ll come back.

  146. The new format in a word, stinks! It looks amateurish and cheap. I’m outta here!!
    When you bring back Jim and Kaity, I’ll come back.

  147. The unbelievable changes to the 10 o’clock news are totally unacceptable ! Living in NC, I pay extra to the Dish Network to watch this mishmash of a program. Bring back the old version pronto !!
    Steve Bank,former New Yorker

  148. I am so happy to see so many people feeling the same way as I do. The “new” format is so phony! Although I kind of like Mente, Mocker & Lionel, the show itself is Jim, Kaity, G and Lolita. I watched it every night. Now it will be channel fox5. Why do networks change things that are good?

  149. i will now watch ch.5 news at ten, sorry ch.11

  150. I am avid watcher of the 10:00 p.m. news with Jim & Kaity. At first I thought I had tune in to the wrong Channel. The news with Jodi is hapha zard. I cannot follow her – all she does is move from one location to the next. Whoever the producer is, they need to get rid of him/her. The news is a total mess. I miss Jim and Kaity. I don’t look at the 10:00 p.m. news anymore. I hope they change back, if not, I will find another news channel.

  151. What a “HORRIBLE” move by PIX. They need to “BRING BACK” Tong & Watkins!!!…How can they mess up probably the best news cast team in NY?!!!…The format is absolutely “GROSS” what a disgrace!!!…can’t stand the ugly “BOOGER GREEN” format!!!…They need to change it back to how it was or else I will be watching Ernie Anastos over on FOX news.

  152. Please bring back Jim and Kaity, until then, cout me out.

  153. This is a stupid format. Let’s get back to Jim and company. (Drop the Help-me-Howard $1100 Fridays, though.) I’ve switched to Channel 5 news.

  154. I’m with you, this show is terrible. Bring back our Kaity and Jim or I go to the 11:00 news shows. Bernice in NJ

  155. What have you done??? I think I see FOX news in my future.

  156. What have you done??? I think I see FOX news in my future.

  157. The new WPIX 10 PM news format is an unitigated disater!
    It’s hard to imagine that it was actually created by a thinking human being and approved by an intelligent human being.
    For god’s sake, drop it asap and get Jim and Kaity back where they belomg.

  158. What genius did this. It’s awful. Bring back Jim and Kaity–we’re not watching while this stuff is on.
    Tim D

  159. BIG MISTAKE! Bring Kaity and. Jim back

  160. Bring back Jim and Kaity. get rid of Mendte, Lionel and Jodi. Who ever made this decision should be collecting an unemployment check. This Sucks!

  161. I too have been a loyal viewer. How stupid do they think we are? That we would like Kaity and Jim dumped. The new set where they are standing around giving the news looks ridiculous. I will not be be watching Channel 11 news again . I too will be watching Channel 5 unless you bring back Kaity and Jim.

  162. I hate the new format. please bring bck Jim and Kaity and Lolita and Mr. G. I’m watching fox news :-(

  163. what is this ? are you for real?
    this is the worst that I have ever seen
    as far as watching the news.
    all the moving around and the green colors and people shown sitting around…
    get real..you replace Jim & Kaity with this..!! why ?
    Sorry but the person who came up with this idea should be fired, because he/she have done a bad job.
    no more for me watching this bad Joke.

  164. We are done! Bring back Jim and Kaity and get rid of that moron Larry Mendte.

  165. Awful!!!!! Bring back Jim and Kaity!! What are you morans thinking???? Your ratings are going to go wayyyyyy down. What a shame. No more PIX for me……..

  166. I have to disagree with my fellow posters — I love the new format!!! It’s fresh, young, and hip… Just kidding. Actually, it’s terrible. Forget bringing back Jim and Kaity. Bring back Kaity and Jack Cafferty!

  167. your new format is terrible and we shall no longer watch WPIX at 10. Tom and Kaity were so good and all the longhaired look alike blondes standing about are terrible. Bring back your old standbys. You have lost a lot of your following.

  168. Without Kaity and Jim and of course Mr. G the news without a real anchor is boring and not really informative. Where is Lolita? The others are not really staples but were probably put into place to get ready for the big changes. Change is not always good. Guess I’ll have to wait until 11 o’clock to get the REAL news!

  169. Jim Watkins has a smart, restrained on-air style, he reports both news and “news” with the occasional well-timed quip. While Mr. G’s a bit cartoonish at times, he’s also a throwback to an older New York media era and his forecasts are usually more spot on than competitors. This new format is utterly absurd and like most of the above, PIX has lost me. I’ll revert to my Gen X demographic non-local news-watching ways.

  170. I deplore the decision to change what was a winning combination of personalities of Jim, Kaity & G. Also, I miss the view of 42nd and 2nd, an area that I used to work in and remember fondly.
    Please bring them back and don’t fool around with a formula that works extremely well.
    Also, seeing the icons previewing the coming stories can discoourage viewers who are not interested in the seedy crimes of undesirables.

  171. Not happening for me!! I will just watch the news @ 11.
    Dont know what they were thinking!

  172. Not happening for me!! I will just watch the news @ 11.
    Dont know what they were thinking!

  173. Ciao PIX your new format is awful. Reminds me of when WCBS radio 101.1 canned the oldies program and replaced it with “Jack”. “Jack”,didn’t last and I doubt your new format will either.

  174. I was very disappointed to see the radical anchor changes implemented by the new guy on the Tribune block that is trying to impress his new bosses.. It is too bad that the advertisers are catering to the 19-49 yr olds who do not even watch the 10pm news!! It is us Boomers that have the wealth (what there is of it) to buy things that are advertised on the news shows..If you need evidence that this new format is a loser, wait until the November sweeps…Kaity and Jim will be back in no time if Ch 11 management has any gray matter in between their non-listening ears! I really believe that these changes are ageism at its worst..disguised as a ratings ploy…it won’t work!

  175. Watching Jodi move about the studio is like watching a tennis match where the players don’t know where to stand. She wasn’t great on News12LI and she isn’t great on CHannel 11!!Bring back the team of Katie and Jim. Pleasant to watch, with great rapor between them and informative to listen to. Dale

  176. This is a news program? I think not.News anchors? No more. They now chose a “E-Hollywood type” wasted female with about as much passion for telling a story as a tree stump. And they’re making her stroll around the office like she’s lost.Larry Mendte gives us commentaries on what he feels like talking about. The icing on the destruction cake for me is Lionel…he does the same thing Larry does. Only Lionel screams everything. It’s quite offensive. Why do I want someone screaming at me? Jim Watkins…just about the only reason I watched the program that used to be news…basically gone. They’re letting him do weekends but he has to talk ridiculously and uncomfortably fast now. I guess so they can play the same stories you’ve already seen. (On Saturday my husband and I saw at least four stories for the second time. Nothing new. Just playing the same things over again. But the only anchor, Jim, has to talk at a ridiculous pace to make room for everyone on their pulpits. Goodbye channel 11. You’re jerks for taking news and turning it into an absurd and trashy mistake.

  177. Since most of the original NYC newscasters have been tossed aside so the stations do not have to pay their high salaries, it was refreshing to be able to put on the PIX newscast and still see some original NYC faces. I can only stomach WNBC-4 news as it still has Chuck and Sue. Ernie is still at FOX 5 but their format is terrible and their HD set is crap so I was watching PIX at 10.
    You have taken a beautiful basic newscast and raped it. I feel I am watching a Japanese cartoon as I am getting seizures watching the ridiculous jumping around and fast cuts. The set against the street was so nice, lit so well and looked so good in HD plus Kaity is far better looking than the whore they have on now and Kaity must be pushing 60. Plus, where did they get those 2 young idiot guy correspondents that are on camera more than the b-roll of the story? The story is about the news item, not those clowns. Bad mistake and I look forward to the ratings plummeting. Even Channel 9 looks better now.

  178. So PIX pulled Jackie and Peter too? Why I loved them together! I loved to watch Jackie Hyland to see what she was wearing! This new show is not news I dont know what it is. bye bye!

  179. I hate it and will never watch News at 10 again.

  180. Where have you gone?
    Why is Channel 11 News at 10 turning into a JOKE!
    I cannot watch this new format and new anchor and there is no credibility.
    Kaity and Jim were my news sources.
    I trust them and their format is the real deal.
    I now have to find another news station.
    Too BAD…another mistake by the powers that be.
    Abby

  181. I haven’t watched for a week (normally watch every evening!) and was soooo sad to see Kaity and Jim missing! Jodi Applegate is a bit of a robot. Bring back Kaity and Jim to the news desk (none of this reporting from the borough of blah blah blah!!!) I’m switching stations until/unless they’re back!!

  182. Was shocked tonight to see Jodi Applegate instead of Kaity & Jim! What a mess. I really enjoyed Kaity’s true empathy with the sadder stories and Jim’s tongue in cheek delivery of fluff news. This change is not for the better. I’ll surf over for Mr. G’s weather but otherwise will take my business elsewhere.

  183. Channel 9 WOR tried the same shannigans beginning in the 80′s and ruined a very good tradition news show at 12 noon and at 10 PM. The new format makes me dizzy from camera to camera

  184. Thanks for nothing WPIX! My 26 year old returned home to be able to go back to school. If that’s the audience you’re hoping to reach you are so out of touch. When you have those annoying promo teasers your target age group just goes right to their smart phones and has the “big news” before the commercial ends. You should kiss the behinds of the viewers you had instead of looking for ‘newer’ ones.

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  186. The new format is horrible. Bring back Katy Jim and Mr. G
    There was nothing wrong with the anchors you had.
    will start watching Fox

  187. I hate the new format! I’m done with WPIX and the 10 News. I was very happy and looked forward to seeing my “friends” on the news at 10. I love Kaity Tong, Jim Watkins, Peter Thorn, Jackie Hyland and Mary Murphy as well as Mr.G, Help Me Howard, Tim Minty and the new Lionel (he is a big pill to swallow). They are all great! Jodi Applegate??? Really???

  188. I watch this channel sooo often
    Luv luv luv Kaity, Mr g, Jim and
    especially Lionel
    Cannot tolerate this new format
    new anchor
    Big mistake!!!

  189. NEW FORMAT IS TERRIBLE. REALLY NEED TO GO BACK TO THE OLD FORMAT WITH JIM, KAITY , MR G
    AND LOLITA… THEY WORKED SO WELL TOGETHER
    Definately not watching 10pm WPIX news any longer…

  190. Are you kidding me???? PLEEEEASE bring back Jim and Kaity. The new format is horrible and unfriendly – I have been watching the PIX 11 news for years and years, but need to find a new channel – the new format is totally annoying,

  191. What have you done? I will miss watching
    the 10 p.m. news but cannot take these
    changes. Why take something that melds
    together so well and tare it apart? Can’t
    imagine how anyone thought this would be
    a good move. One more thing, Lional is no fine addition to this broadcast. His
    piece lowers the standards and quality of the program. Charlotte, former
    viewer

  192. sucks suck sucks.I have stopped watching, I cant believe they changed the format,It seems like they are rushing through the news and it just does not make since. bring back Jim, kaity. or i will completely stop watching any news on your channel.

  193. This new format is horrible! Jim and Kaity were a good team – who are the “brains” behind this move????

  194. I’ve created a new word. A jefzucker. A jefzucker was when NBC moved Leno to 10 pm. When PIX revamped the 10 pm news it created another jefzucker.

  195. The new format is horrible. Bring back Katy Jim and Mr. G
    There was nothing wrong with the anchors you had.
    I also don’t understand why you moved John Muller to the earlier slot.

  196. What makes you think WPIX is any different than the major networks.
    By moving Jim and Kaity out, WPIX has lost the formula for making ice.

  197. Jodi may have great boobs but the biggest boobs are the ones that took Jim and Katie off! What morons!!!!

  198. The new format is absolutely, positively, hands down, beyond the shadow of a doubt the worst decision in the history of WPIX News! I can not believe that they pay big money to these imbeciles who pose as News executives. Whoever agreed to these changes should be fired immediately and be banned from any future employment with any news organization worldwide. If the station has any common sense, admit your mistakes, apologize profusely, beg for forgiveness and bring back our anchors and news format before it’s too late!

  199. I used to love watching channel 11 news @ 10p.m. because it is down to earth and solid local news, not the jazzed up version with freaky topics and shallow commentary from talking heads.I guess I have to turn to NY 1 for local news and NBC for solid news from now on. That Jodi’s voice squeaks like a witch, and non descripte presentation!.\

  200. I used to love watching channel 11 news @ 10p.m. because it is down to earth and solid local news, not the jazzed up version with freaky topics and shallow commentary from talking heads.I guess I have to turn to NY 1 for local news and NBC for solid news from now on. That Jodi’s voice squeaks like a witch, and non descripte presentation!.\

  201. I agree with the comments….WHAT DID YOU PEOPLE AT WPIX DO????? I have been watching Jim and Katy for ever..why mess with perfection….I also hate this new format it’s terrible, very impersonal. I will not watch wpix news at 10 now…bring back Jim and Katy!!!

  202. I agree with the comments….WHAT DID YOU PEOPLE AT WPIX DO????? I have been watching Jim and Katy forever..why mess with perfection….I also hate this new format it’s terrible, very impersonal. I will not watch wpix news at 10 now…bring back Jim and Katy!!!

  203. I agree that I will not be watching Channel 11 WPIX news anymore. I watched it one time and found it annoying and miss Jim and Kaity very much. They were lik family. I will switch to Channel 5 news when at 10:00 pm I choose to watch the news. Kaity is a legend to being an Anchor person and this is the thanks WPIX gives to a loyal employee who has been with the station since 1992. This happens in every industry and it effects every industry the economy. BRING KAITY and JIM back at their normal hour or you have lost another loyal person watching the Channel 11 News.

  204. Kaity and Jim should be brought back immediately. The new format is terrible and so hard to follow. Trying to be created and messing with two loyal employees is not what a decent employer does. I have lost all respect for WPIX and now you have lost two of the greatest anchors. Kaity is a legend in NYC/NJ and I miss the old formate very much. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ?

  205. Frankly, I liked Jodi Applegate when she was on Ch 5 mornings. She’s intelligent and articulate when allowed to give her opinions. However PIX at 10 p.m. is really worthless, not news at all, just pabulum. I suggest they change the format to do more relevant news, keep Kaity Tong out of the mix, and I’d even get rid of Mr. G (with all his bluster, he blows more wind than the storms he reports on!)

  206. I’d rather sleep than watch the new format news. Who the hell wants to be bombarded with 11 stories in 11 minutes? The pace is frantic and doesn’t allow the viewer to catch his breath; we’re hit with one story after another. Jodi’s wandering around the studio doesn’t help either. Though the news is seldom all pleasant and calm, the format is not what I want to see before bed. BAD MOVE PIX!!!!

  207. HUGE MISTAKE. Bring back Jim Kaity Mr G and Lolita.Can not stand to watch this news show any longer…..Maybe management should move. Goodbye forever.

  208. First Mocker, Mendte, then Lionel… what are you thinking and who is this Jody? This used to be my favorite news show now you can keep it. I go way back…I remember Sean Kimmerling and how Lolita and others filled in. Lolita has grown so much in the last few years. Watching Jim, Kaity, Lolita and Mr.G was like spending the night with family. Now you have screaming and people jumping all around…who can go to sleep.
    Bring them back!

  209. Was out of town for a week and came home and turned on my favorite Channel 11 News. What happened to Jim and Kaity? Who thought of that format? Well, I’m gone from watching channel 11 and will be watching channel 5 from now on…are you folks nuts for changing things. You’ll be losing Mr.G soon, watch!

  210. Was out of town for a week and came home and turned on my favorite Channel 11 News. What happened to Jim and Kaity? Who thought of that format? Well, I’m gone from watching channel 11 and will be watching channel 5 from now on…are you folks nuts for changing things. You’ll be losing Mr.G soon, watch!

  211. Was out of town for a week and came home and turned on my favorite Channel 11 News. What happened to Jim and Kaity? Who thought of that format? Well, I’m gone from watching channel 11 and will be watching channel 5 from now on…are you folks nuts for changing things. You’ll be losing Mr.G soon, watch!

  212. I agree Chris…Don’t like the seemingly false casualness of Jodi. I am now watching Fox 5.

  213. Jodi Applegate may be pretty, but is that enough? I miss Kaity Tong & Jim Watkins and the traditional news format. I find Lionel very obnoxious & hard to watch and often turn the channel when he comes on. Thank goodness the station kept Mr. G & Lolita.

  214. you ruined the 10PM news by taking out Jim Watkins, Kaity and Lolita. You also lost a customer and will watch channel 5 news instead. Your news is now too painful to watch!
    why ruin what is obviously working … bring them back!

  215. I no longer watch the 10 pm news! Kaity, Jim and Lolita had a great rapport with each other and the audience. I really miss them!

  216. i am so sad at the wpix news,people wandering around a studio. i loved the old team.now im forced to watch channel 5.kaity and jim were wonderful, i hope other stations pick them up.what were the station managers smoking? caroline

  217. WOW!!! What has happened to “our family” at WPIX11 News at 10pm???
    We have been loyal viewers to this program and always looked forward to watching the news presented by Kaity, Jim, Lolita, and of course the weather with Mr G.
    We are very disappointed with the new format, and we will be watching other news programs until the former program is resumed. Hopefully it will be!
    Seriously, smarten up guys…

  218. I stopped watching the Channel 11 News at 10 a month or so ago because I was sick of how it turned all editorial with Larry, and Lionel, etc, and THEN it totally nixed the financial news like that wasn’t important for its viewers to know about. And so I was totally surprised last night when I turned it on for the first time and saw that Kaity and Jim were gone. I am so disappointed in this stupid decision by PIX executives. Please wake up and bring them back, along with the Bloomberg report.

  219. I hate it. I switched already to ABC.
    I really liked Kaity and Jim. PIX 11 should fire the person responsible for this mess. What a stupid idea!!!

  220. this is dummying down the news. Kaity and Jim are professional, warm, wity and the viewers connect with them. If you want to lose all your viewers, keep this format.

  221. I’ve been watching Kaity Tong on WPIX since the mid-1990s. I was upset when Jack Cafferty left, but grew to like Jim Watkins. Watkins and Tong were a wonderful team. Mr. G., Sal (and then Lolita), Marvin Harris, Mary Murphy, Arthur Chi’en, Peter Thorn, Chris Glorioso–all pros. But things began changing a few months ago with the stupid additions of Mendte, Mocker, Lionel–we should have known that management was about to do muck it up completely. I’m not watching WPIX any more. I only hope that Kaity and Jim will find another venue.

  222. Jodi Applegate on the 10pm news instead of Jim and Kaiti is a big mistake. She is phoney, and wonders around showing off her implants and tries to be funny. She was on News 12 here on LI, and I am glad she’s gone from there, but now I can’t watch PIX 11. They need to go back to the way things were there.

  223. I looked forward to Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong each night. The new format feels as if it’s insulting my intelligence. I’ll make sure to pursue other options for my news. I would have watched Jim and Kaity for years to come. Now, you’ve lost a viewer.

  224. The person or persons responsible for destroying the WPIX News at 10 should be fired! This chick Jodi Applegate needs to be shown the door as well- unless she does the honorable thing and resigns. I want Jim and Kaity back,they were there for years and years. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken, Tribune Company! I will not watch WPIX News again unless Jim and Kaity return!!

  225. I also hate the new deskless format without Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins. They are the best,true professionals with tremendous chemistry. I have watched WPIX news at 10pm for years,but I stopped immediately now with this horrible,messed up format with the rediculous 11 segments in 11 minutes.Horrible idea.You lost my viewership. Please bring Kaity & Jim back !!

  226. Came back from two weeks in Florida, and while away, all hell seems to have broke loose at PIXNEW@10. The format was becoming a bit of a drag what with Lionel, Larry, and the pit bull constantly stalking the MTA, but these changes? They are enough to send a loyal NEWS@10 fan searching elsewhere. Don’t know about all the other viewers, but I watch the news for just that….not commentaries about the administration or railroad, etc. Bring back the newsteams, and PIX will get back the viewers. Quite simple!

  227. Bill Carey is News Director at WPIX TV 11. He also must be a dope. Hope it costs him his job. Guarantee he won’t be long for the position. When people like are motivated to take the time to write, and 256 did so before me there is some weight behind what is being said. What they should have done was made Jackie Highland Co-Anchor with Jim Watkins. Only took 2 or 3 shows and our family moved onto Fox.

  228. I cannot believe what they have done to our news. My husband and I are shocked and dissapointed. This new idea is not going to last we want Jim and Katy back!

  229. I cannot believe what they have done to our news. My husband and I are shocked and dissapointed. This new idea is not going to last we want Jim and Katy back!

  230. The green is ugly and the boxes at the bottom of the scrren are annoying. This is the worst produced news show i’ve seen in quite sometime.

  231. Katy looked bad and lost tonight in some diner what is that all about her reading from some diner! This is the future?

  232. Seems after ages I will have to change my news channel. I miss Watkins and Kaity Tong, the new anchor seems to be showing off her atire rather than content.

  233. You are correct. This is absolutely the worst news I have ever viewed. Bring back Jim and Kaity and what ever happened to the Business news they had every night with Debra Kostron?

  234. Dreadful
    Horrid
    What a joke. Fox wannabe much? Bring back Jim and Kaity.
    I will NEVER watch this abomination. There is a reason Fox got rid of Jody Applegate.
    Say goodbye to your loyal audience.

  235. Dreadful
    Horrid
    What a joke. Fox wannabe much? Bring back Jim and Kaity.
    I will NEVER watch this abomination. There is a reason Fox got rid of Jody Applegate.
    Say goodbye to your loyal audience.

  236. Dreadful
    Horrid
    What a joke. Fox wannabe much? Bring back Jim and Kaity.
    I will NEVER watch this abomination. There is a reason Fox got rid of Jody Applegate.
    Say goodbye to your loyal audience.

  237. sorry for the triple post. I guess it bears repeating!

  238. I get a headache after about 30 seconds of this new format. The news belongs behind a desk, period! I’m still trying to get used to Lolita and you go and change EVERYTHING. I will not watch.

  239. I have been a long time viewer of the PIX news at 10. I have seen them “filter ing” these new reporters?…Mendte, Lionel and Mocker and I said I would put up with it as long as Kaity and Jim were there along with Lolita. When I saw Jody Applegete and the new format on my 65″ screen. Both my wife and I said this is UNWATCHABLE!!! It seems that they are trying to be “hip” but don’t realize that the twitter type setup they are projecting is mostly for a younger crowd who does not watch television news! In my opinion, changing local news like this is the beginning of the end of the format. I watched PIX because I didn’t like the FOX news and now I won’t watch the news at ten. Has channel 4 taken off Chuck and Sue Simmons??? NO! Kaity and Jim Watkins were the only other NY anchors with credibility. Ernie Enastos has been on EVERY station including channel 11 but he is not taken seriously. So long PIX news…I will not watch what you are producing.

  240. please bring back Jim and Katy!!!!!!! What is it with this format thats so unsettling?? The background weird,creepy music, the anchor lady walking around, the desk and the cubicles.. Ugh. What were they thinking?! What I loved about Jim and Katy what that they made watching the news so warming and friendly. I’ve been watching them for at least 15 years when I was in my 20′s! May I also remind WPIX of the awards they won in the past!! You didnt win those with this weird format! “WPIX celebrated a total of 6 wins in 2009 and has won nearly 180 Emmy® Awards total!!!!!!!!!!! Bring Jim and Katy back..For your own sake.

  241. PIX news is simply horrendous now…the neon green, the moving around, the lack of a true format. Do you not know and understand your true demographics? People under the age of 40 don’t watch news, even if you feebly attempt to bling it up. Kaity and Jim, Mr. G and even Lolita had an easy rhythm and oozed great camaraderie on the set. This new set and style is just jarring and not something I want to flick on before I go to bed. PIX, you screwed up BIG time and have certainly lost my household as viewers.

  242. I,ve been wondering what’s been going on with my favorite news station-’til I looked up why I hadn’t seen Jim or Kaity in a while. I understand why “change” may bring up ratings, but as I stated before, what’s going on with my (used-to-be) favorite station? Jim has an intelligent,quick wit-yet, is empathetic and compassionate during more serious broadcasts. Kaity, too, is warm, witty, intelligent-yet feels for people in their pain. These are rare traits in broadcasting. These are the reasons my husband and I watch News 11 every night (and our 17 yr. old daughter). I dislike the deskless format-it looks disheveled, unprofessional, and a bit sexist (Jodi is good, but I prefer Jim and Kaity). Linol is annoying. Larry and Greg are provocative, raise some good issues, but too much time is spent on all 3. Please bring back the “A” team! We’d watch 5, but Cablevision does’t show THAT anymore! I DO like channel 12, so adios 11!

  243. Jackie Hyland is my favorite. I am so disappointed she is not on anymore. This woman is a real pro, so warm and sincere and beautiful.

  244. I agree with you about Jackie Hyland. As far as I know she is still at channel 11.

  245. Goodbye and Good Luck.
    The new format will burn out quickly with the new face behind it.
    It’s too afke….Bring back Kaity and let he have a shot at the new format. The new girl is too friendly with everyone. They all look uncomfortable with her sudden friendlyness.
    TOOT A LOO…

  246. WPIX 10PM News replaced me watching the 11 o ‘clock news.
    I’m back to watching NBC News 4
    Everyone looks unhappy to be working there now. Management can break morale very easily and its clearly been achieved here. How sad.

  247. I switched from 5 to 11 many yrs ago and really enjoyed the news teams – like someone else said this is not a reality show but the news – I can’t believe Jodi enjoys dancing all around and constantly looking for the correct camera – back to 5 so I can view the news not a comedy hour!!!
    WPIX has lost their professionalism!!!!

  248. What to add to the overwhelming negative commentary?
    The morons chose an irritating, brainless, dehumanizing reader over an intelligent, sometimes witty anchor team.
    They chose to imitate an iPhone app screen and condense news stories into 60-second headlines.
    They chose boring editorial commentators over real investigative reporting.
    They chose wrong.
    Now they will lose viewership and become the joke of the news industry. Truth is they are no longer in the news industry.
    And younger demographics will avoid this show.
    An unmitigated disaster.

  249. This show makes Sue Simmons look and sound like Edward R Murrow.

  250. New format is unsettling. I dislike the deskless set. Bring back professionalism, bring back Kaity & Jim. PIX 11 news was my news of choice for many, many years. Sadly to say, I will be getting my news else where from now on. Jodi Applegate flitting around the set is ridiculous and very difficult to watch.

  251. The evening news at 10:00pm has become a disgrace. Having what’s her name prance around like some sex goddess….terrible!!
    Bring back the old format now!!!!
    Jim and Kaity and the gang!!!

  252. The new format is awful. It is news lite. Miss Kaity and Jim and will no longer watch Pix 11 at 10.

  253. I used to watch Wpix 11 at 10 p.m. with Kaity and Jim Watkins. I no longer watch it as I find it very dull and boring and get rid of LIONEL. Bring back Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins. Sometimes new is not always better.

  254. So… all the bad reviews are right on the money.When are you going to bring back Kaity and Jim. I’m very upset. They were great. I have to watch another news program until you bring back your previous format!!!!!!

  255. i just turned on this news station for the first time in a month because i need to go to be early and i am very disappointed not to see kaity & jim they are such a great team this crap they are calling the news show will end my viewing permanantely unless they bring back Kaity & Jim

  256. Sorry, Mr. G. I tried staying with the PIX News at 11, because I always looked forward to your weather reports and explanations of weather trends, (and always enjoyed your interaction with schools and students), but I can’t take that program any longer.
    Jodi stands there like a Barbie doll, with her hands at her sides, looking totally uncomfortable. And when she sidles up to Mr. G. at the weather board in that flirty fashion, it’s just awful. Why does a weatherman need an assistant to gaze into his eyes at the weather board?
    Jim and Kaity were the perfect anchors–professional, and showing some understanding of the news they were reporting. Also, their well modulated voices were pleasant to listen to, unlike Jodi’s high-pitched cackle.
    No more Channel 11 new in this house!
    I hope some other channel grabs Jim and Kaity and makes big headlines when they do.

  257. Good article!

  258. I enjoyed Kaity and Jim, they were the best at 10:00 PM. Now I have to look elsewhere. The new format stinks, bring the old guys back, they had class in delivering the news

  259. Are you kidding me Jodi Applegate I din’t like her when she was on Fox 5 and now she’s on the CW. She was horrible on Good day New york. Bring back Jim & Kaity
    This new way is not going to work . Viewers will be changing the channel.
    The Raings are going to drop. FOX 5 here I come.

  260. Taking Jim and Kaity off is a huge mistake. Idea and format stink. Help me, Howard. Switching to 11 o’clock news. Bring back Jim and Kaity. Boo to WPIX!

  261. Very disappointed with the new format. Always looked forward to the show with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.
    You had a great show – it felt like I was listening to some good friends give me the news.
    I can’t stand the new format.

  262. you have a mess. your news is really awful……It’s all over the place.
    without Jim and Kaity you can keep your pix news good bye
    Patty

  263. I tried watching for 2 weeks, but I can’t take it any longer. This new format is awful and the several of the new “personalities” are smug, smarmy, and irritating. I actually like Lionel, though.
    Sadly, the only alternative is Fox (or Faux)News. At least they have an anchor, even if she has a ‘wooden’ personality.

  264. The Asian community must be up in arms. Demoting one of their top professionals. Beautiful, articulate and totally prepared(Kiaty). And, so much for rewarding highly professional and stowic white males,(Jim). I am a black man and I am somewhat pissed about the insult to your viewing public. See, you alienated three different ethnic groups. Good job wpix-ny.

  265. The Asian community must be up in arms. Demoting one of their top professionals. Beautiful, articulate and totally prepared(Kiaty). And, so much for rewarding highly professional and stowic white males,(Jim). I am a black man and I am somewhat pissed about the insult to your viewing public. See, you alienated three different ethnic groups. Good job wpix-ny.

  266. The Asian community must be up in arms. Demoting one of their top professionals. Beautiful, articulate and totally prepared(Kiaty). And, so much for rewarding highly professional and stowic white males,(Jim). I am a black man and I am somewhat pissed about the insult to your viewing public. See, you alienated three different ethnic groups. Good job wpix-ny.

  267. The Asian community must be up in arms. Demoting one of their top professionals. Beautiful, articulate and totally prepared(Kiaty). And, so much for rewarding highly professional and stowic white males,(Jim). I am a black man and I am somewhat pissed about the insult to your viewing public. See, you alienated three different ethnic groups. Good job wpix-ny.

  268. I was extremely upset when I realized that my favorite 2 newscasters were no longer on Fox. I can’t stand the new format, it is downright irritating to watch. I personally do not want to see a newscaster walking around the studio, and those green squares on the bottom of the screen is, no other way to say it, STUPID. Needless to say, I will not be watching channel 5 news at 10 until Jim and Kiaty are back.

  269. This is a terrible change. My wife and I always watched with Kaity and Jim. They were terrific together. Now we can’t keep it on Channel 11. We either go to channel 5 or wait for the 11:00 news. – Terrible decision!

  270. WHAT THE HELL! THE NEW FORMAT IS ABOMINABLE. JODI APPLEGATE IS UNPROFESSIONAL. HER DELIVERY OF THE NEWS IS POOR. SOMEONE SHOULD BUY HER A SEX DOLL SO SHE CAN LEAVE MR G ALONE! NO MALE ON THIS SHOW IS SAFE! KAITY AND JIM WERE A TERRIFIC COMBINATION. I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS HORROR SHOW AGAIN.

  271. You had the best, now you don’t.

  272. jodi applegate is a joke and not credible. the new production is also a joke and should not be called news. i followed jim from wnbc, and he was the reason i started watching channel 11 news at 10. kaity and jim were a great team. the “newcast” as it is now is unwatchable.

  273. I couln’t agree with you more. I don’t know what they were thinking but they took a very enjoyable end of my evening and ruined it. I don’t know what can be done but I really wish that they had not changed a thing.

  274. I couln’t agree with you more. I don’t know what they were thinking but they took a very enjoyable end of my evening and ruined it. I don’t know what can be done but I really wish that they had not changed a thing.

  275. Like every television news broadcast out there, Channel 11 has made changes that cater to a decidedly less erudite audience. What attracts viewers (advertisers) is more editorialism, more kitch, more snarky comments about the subject matter. Folks, we no longer have TV news, we have editorial entertainment disguised as news. In 1978, everyone thought the move Network was an outrageous portrayal of TV’s future. If you watch the movie today, it’s all come true.

  276. What a mistake!!! Between the new low budget looking set/format and the unprofessionalism of Jodi Applegate’s wardrobe – Definately lost me as a viewer. What they heck were they thinking?

  277. What were they thinking when they disrupted the entire news at 10:00?…I think it is absolutely horrible that Kaity and Jim were sidelined while Jodi Applegate comes in and struts around aimlessly!…My Hubby and I have been watching this news for years and we miss everything about the way it was..Please bring back all the good people and the old format!…Otherwise we will move on, it has become too painful to watch with everyone running in different directions!!…We are supposed to be relaxing at 10:00PM not dealing with all this confusion…We got to know Jim and Kaity so well that we could sense something horrible was about to take place and it did!!!!

  278. I really don’t get it. Kaity and Jim were journalistic professionals who presented the news in a comfortable manner. Ms. Applegate comes across as immature and silly. She has the same demeanor with a human interest story as she has for international terrorism. I’ll read the newspaper or watch Law and Order rather than Jodi or the right wing Fox news. Too bad. Let me know when you bring Jim and Kaity back.

  279. I was stunned when I tuned in to the news at 10pm and didn’t recognize the program. If I wanted to see news in an online format I would be online! I want to end my day with a professional news presentation with anchors that do an excellent job, have a sense of humor and get the facts right. I know I do not fall into the demographic the various channels are targeting but guess what – I am the one who watches. Well not anymore. I stopped watching the local NYC NBC news in the morning because of the format and now I have stopped watching the 10pm news on WPIX. It’s back to checking out other channels.

  280. I don’t understand why they had to change the news. It was perfectly fine the way that is was. I’m really upset and miss kaity and jim. I am no longer interested in watching. I will begin to watch fox as well until they bring the original anchors back.

  281. WPIX been a favorite for many years, always looked forward to Kaity & Jim, now left with no news to watch at 10pm as FOX news anchors are terrible. Can’t understand why they would want a change. Guess its CNN for me; by PIX news!

  282. I used to be a regular viewer until I moved to Fla.early September. I am back for the Holidays and dismayed that my favorite team Keity and John are no longer anchors of the News at 10. I can’t bear the new format…..just so DULL in comparison to the old!
    Why would anyone want to do this? Only idiots would.
    I don’t watch WPIX any more. But I will when John and Keity are back at their ‘Desk’.

  283. PLEASE Enough of Jodi I will not watch Channel11 news unttil Jim Watkins AND Kaity and the team return to the original format. You have lost me and countless other viewers. They were a great team. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!

  284. No Jim? No Kaity? Seriously???? My only hope is that Jim and Kaity set up their own YouTube and report the news.

  285. I grew up in the broadcast industry. My dad was at CBS for 25 years, my mom with NBC for 44 years. This change is business as usual. Take the #1 10 p.m. Newscast and screw it up. Jodi Applegate is pretty, but not big enough to carry this off. The dancing around the studio without a desk is boringboringboring. I TiVo this news now so I can get Lino who cracks me up.
    I hope Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong’s agents are now looking to move them elsewhere. Obviously the network can’t dismiss them without cause, and since they make the 10 p.m. news #1 there is no cause. They’ll hang in as long as they have contracts because they both have families to support. Or until they can get another deal. Good luck to them! Bad luck to WPIX and the Yuppie Puppies who thunk this one up.

  286. I agree. Help us Howard! We miss Kaity and Jim terribly. My family has been watching them for years and feel like we are watching family, news being reported by people you can trust and are concerned and are real, not the clowns they have on now. Jim and Kaity, I hope you find a real news program where your professionalism will be appreciated. We turn off PIX News now. Very, very sad.

  287. i keep thinking that i’m going to turn on the t.v. at 10pm and have jim and kaity miraculously brought back. i haven’t watched an entire newscast since they left. the new format and anchor were a miserable waste of money and a huge mistake. shame on you, wpix, for letting two of your best assets go. shame on you!

  288. What are you guys thinking at PIX11?
    Kaity & Jim were a great team – They worked perfectly together. They were “light” and entertaining, not stuffy and boring. They always looked like they were enjoying what they did. The new set looks like something in progress of renovation and maybe it will be complete one day. Uk what a dumb idea. Love Greg, Lionel, Mr. G, Larry Mendte – don’t know what Help me Howard is supposed to be – He hasn’t helped anyone – he needs help. Bring back the old team or we’re switching to that pickle puss on Channel 5

  289. Bring back Kaity and JIm! This deskless format is what I hate about Fox news. And now channel 11 has followed in their footsteps! What ever happened to just the plain old news broadcast? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

  290. I am disgusted with the new format. I will be switching to the Fox 5 news at 10 pm until you go back to Kaity and Jim. Whoever made this change of format should be fired.

  291. I’ve been watching WPIX news for more than 20 years. Love Kaity and Jim — they make an awesome team. It’s the last thing I watch before going to bed. Now, they have some young woman reciting the next clip. Sorry — but it’s not working! Refuse to watch this until they bring back Jim and Kaity. The new format makes me dizzy!

  292. I thought the studio was being renovated with all the changes and then I realized they changed the whole format for good. I have followed Kaity Tong since her days on channel 7 (WABC) with the dearly missed Bill Beutel. She is one of the best anchors out there and nobody can replace her professionalism and the way she delivered the news to the viewers. Plus Jim Watkins was also excellent and the chemistry they created on TV made me watch night after night. Along with Lolita and Mr. G you had the best lineup at 10pm – You guys were awesome! The news was fun to watch and I loved tuning in because they were informative and they were not boring. The right mix of news, commentary, sports and weather. I enjoyed hearing the news from true veteran anchors. Making all these changes at once and putting Jodi into the picture is not making me or many other people happy. I’m afraid this new style is going to backfire!
    Now I am amused by the stories that Greg and Lionel bring to the viewers but we do not need this every night. I found Howard Thompson to be more interesting if he is even around any longer. They have just blown up my favorite WPIX 10 o’clock news slot which I have been tuning into since the WB days with Jack Cafferty, Kaity Tong and Sal Marchiano. Kaity and Jim are like family and they deserve better than this. Bring them back to the new desk and make other changes because they must be the core anchors of the news format. Too many changes at once are not a good idea. The New York Tri-State loved the old 10 o’clock news format. We want it back now! Just call it a bad idea and bring it back just like this new ridiculous format appeared one day. Sorry but this is new format is just unacceptable for viewing. I must now resort to some other channel for news which is a GREAT DISAPPOINTMNET:(

  293. I thought the studio was being renovated with all the changes and then I realized they changed the whole format for good. I have followed Kaity Tong since her days on channel 7 (WABC) with the dearly missed Bill Beutel. She is one of the best anchors out there and nobody can replace her professionalism and the way she delivered the news to the viewers. Plus Jim Watkins was also excellent and the chemistry they created on TV made me watch night after night. Along with Lolita and Mr. G you had the best lineup at 10pm – You guys were awesome! The news was fun to watch and I loved tuning in because they were informative and they were not boring. The right mix of news, commentary, sports and weather. I enjoyed hearing the news from true veteran anchors. Making all these changes at once and putting Jodi into the picture is not making me or many other people happy. I’m afraid this new style is going to backfire!
    Now I am amused by the stories that Greg and Lionel bring to the viewers but we do not need this every night. I found Howard Thompson to be more interesting if he is even around any longer. They have just blown up my favorite WPIX 10 o’clock news slot which I have been tuning into since the WB days with Jack Cafferty, Kaity Tong and Sal Marchiano. Kaity and Jim are like family and they deserve better than this. Bring them back to the new desk and make other changes because they must be the core anchors of the news format. Too many changes at once are not a good idea. The New York Tri-State loved the old 10 o’clock news format. We want it back now! Just call it a bad idea and bring it back just like this new ridiculous format appeared one day. Sorry but this is new format is just unacceptable for viewing. I must now resort to some other channel for news which is a GREAT DISAPPOINTMNET:(

  294. I thought the studio was being renovated with all the changes and then I realized they changed the whole format for good. I have followed Kaity Tong since her days on channel 7 (WABC) with the dearly missed Bill Beutel. She is one of the best anchors out there and nobody can replace her professionalism and the way she delivered the news to the viewers. Plus Jim Watkins was also excellent and the chemistry they created on TV made me watch night after night. Along with Lolita and Mr. G you had the best lineup at 10pm – You guys were awesome! The news was fun to watch and I loved tuning in because they were informative and they were not boring. The right mix of news, commentary, sports and weather. I enjoyed hearing the news from true veteran anchors. Making all these changes at once and putting Jodi into the picture is not making me or many other people happy. I’m afraid this new style is going to backfire!
    Now I am amused by the stories that Greg and Lionel bring to the viewers but we do not need this every night. I found Howard Thompson to be more interesting if he is even around any longer. They have just blown up my favorite WPIX 10 o’clock news slot which I have been tuning into since the WB days with Jack Cafferty, Kaity Tong and Sal Marchiano. Kaity and Jim are like family and they deserve better than this. Bring them back to the new desk and make other changes because they must be the core anchors of the news format. Too many changes at once are not a good idea. The New York Tri-State loved the old 10 o’clock news format. We want it back now! Just call it a bad idea and bring it back just like this new ridiculous format appeared one day. Sorry but this is new format is just unacceptable for viewing. I must now resort to some other channel for news which is a GREAT DISAPPOINTMNET:(

  295. I thought the studio was being renovated with all the changes and then I realized they changed the whole format for good. I have followed Kaity Tong since her days on channel 7 (WABC) with the dearly missed Bill Beutel. She is one of the best anchors out there and nobody can replace her professionalism and the way she delivered the news to the viewers. Plus Jim Watkins was also excellent and the chemistry they created on TV made me watch night after night. Along with Lolita and Mr. G you had the best lineup at 10pm – You guys were awesome! The news was fun to watch and I loved tuning in because they were informative and they were not boring. The right mix of news, commentary, sports and weather. I enjoyed hearing the news from true veteran anchors. Making all these changes at once and putting Jodi into the picture is not making me or many other people happy. I’m afraid this new style is going to backfire!
    Now I am amused by the stories that Greg and Lionel bring to the viewers but we do not need this every night. I found Howard Thompson to be more interesting if he is even around any longer. They have just blown up my favorite WPIX 10 o’clock news slot which I have been tuning into since the WB days with Jack Cafferty, Kaity Tong and Sal Marchiano. Kaity and Jim are like family and they deserve better than this. Bring them back to the new desk and make other changes because they must be the core anchors of the news format. Too many changes at once are not a good idea. The New York Tri-State loved the old 10 o’clock news format. We want it back now! Just call it a bad idea and bring it back just like this new ridiculous format appeared one day. Sorry but this is new format is just unacceptable for viewing. I must now resort to some other channel for news which is a GREAT DISAPPOINTMNET:(

  296. iF YOU THINK VIEWERS WILL GET USED TO THE NEW AWFUL FORMAT – FORGET IT. MY HUSBAND AND I WILL WATCH FOX 5 UNTIL YOU BRING BACK KAITI AND JIM.

  297. It is now 2 months since the change in format and it still is terrible.How long will it take for the executives made this horrendous blunder realize the error of their ways and return to the old format. I feel so bad for Kaity, Jim, Lolita and Mr G,I can’t even express my total disgust with the new format. Stuck in NC with my Dish Network subscription, I don’t even have the choices that my friends in NY have. Please think about the disaster that you have wrought!!
    Steve Bank

  298. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MOVE?? WHAT THE WHAT*%**%*
    Listen up….You will not have me watch 11 ever again until Jim and Kaity are back.
    Fan forever until NOW

  299. I am so upset that now channel 11 which I had watched for years for the seemingly sincere anchors is now becoming a “blonde haired bolue eyed” cast. I cannot believe that Jim and Kaity that had wonderful chemistry and me tuning in religiously every night have been pushed aside in that manner. So long Pix. Didn’t want to have to switch over to Fox but its goning to have to do… Lionel you should put the blast on your bosses..

  300. Just had to reply to Bobby’s post, I agree with you I thought this was a “trial” to see if some time off for Jim and Kaity would keep them fresh but now it seems that Pix just wants to lose its viewers because I know that I cannot keep watching it anymore! Until Jim and Kaity are back I can’t sit though another newscast. Sorry Mr. G, Lionel you’re entertaining but can’t sit through this new way of broadcasting the news without my fav. anchors NO THANKS

  301. My goodness this is the worst revamp I have seen. I thought that Kaity and Jim were both out ill, soon realize this was the new format. I can honestly say I will not look at PIX 11 10:00 news. This new format looks a cyber space reality show. Please rethink this change and remember it is not broke don’t fix it.

  302. I agree with you totally. I don’t like FOX,but you have left me no choice. Jodi STINKS!!!

  303. The new format is terrible–now watching Channel 5 at 10PM. Bring back the veterans and fire the news director decision maker

  304. I agree entirely with Maggie. The former News at 10 was enjoyable; the new one is for viewers with a Twitter attention span. Tweet! Jodi is here. Tweet! Jodi is over there. Tweet! I’ve changed the channel–forever.

  305. I am disgusted with the new format. I will be switching to the Fox 5 news at 10 pm until you go back to Kaity and Jim. Whoever made this change of format should be fired.
    I WANT THE OLD FORMAT OF NEW AND KAITY AND JIM WERE THE BEST NEWSCASTERS EVER!!
    I WILL NOT WATCH YOUR 10 PM NEWS ANYMORE EITHER !

  306. I agree, channel 5 is my new station. I hate the new format. Bring back the old nothing was wrong with it. I used to enjoy watching before bed not anymore. Its just horrible.

  307. Right on. How stupid. Not that Applegate is bad…just that Kaity & Jim were special. As one responder said 2 months ago: it it ain’ broke……. Steve

  308. I can’t believe they too Jim and Kaity off. I have not watched PIX11 news since they were not on air. I will never watch channel 11 news ever again.

  309. i can’t watch PIX 11 news in the night any more.. this new lady irritates me so bad, her voice is annoying and everything seems soo rushed i wish they would bring back kaity and jim

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  311. I’ve been watching channel 11 news for over 30 years. I still remember the pix astroid game over the phone. I have never experienced something that made me so dissappointed as what they have done here. It is a great disrespect to Jim, Kaity, and the viewers in the tri-state area. I hope the pix loses all its viewers. I’m gone, and everyone I know who watched before, is gone too.

  312. You are wasting your show without Kaity and Jim, and I certainly won’t waste my time with the format that you have now chosen. Ugh!

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  315. I agree with everyone. It has to be the worst newscast. I miss the professionalsim of Jim and Kaity – Jodi has to go – what a bimbo What the heck does sex have to do with the news? Her clothes are unprofessional and of course she is ALWAYS standing side ways to show off her boobs. Guess that’s all she has going for her. Pathetic!

  316. who’s the producer?..some idiot from cnn
    i don’t need to see how the weather is made-i just want it. helo ch5

  317. I hate the news at 10pm now and not so happy about what you guys did with John Muller from the morning news either! What’s up with Jodi you need to send her back where she came from she is so corny with her stupid jokes. You need to bring Jim and Kaity back they are the ones who made the show now its worthless! I’ll be sticking to Fox 5 now I know they must be happy that your idot staff changed everything around. BRING JIM AND KAITY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  320. No longer will ever watch the Pix 10pm news again. Back to fox 5 NY or where ever Kaity Tong lands.

  321. Hate the new format – miss the experts, Kaity and Jim – who had a terrific rapport and a real bond with their audience. Flashy, gimmicky new show is not for me. I’m out…

  322. Im not going to say what everybody else has currently stated, but I do want to remark in your knowledge of the topic. Youre genuinely well-informed. I cant believe how significantly of this I just wasnt conscious of. Thank you for bringing additional facts to this subject for me. Im actually grateful and really impressed.

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  324. Are they kidding? REally? I tuned in to 10PM Kaity and Jim since the 90′s; they were the best. I cannot watch Fox or Wor 9. Never. I tuned in just’ to see Kaity; her clear, concise delivery of the news…This can’t be real. They must bring them back, I will not watch the new, ill- concieved format. Kaity and Jim are the best chemistry, the best thing that ever happened to TV news. signed; “In – dis-belief.

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  327. I was a little slow in realizing what had happened to Kaity and Jim. Shameful. Terminating two professionals for no reason whatsoever does not make sense. It seems to me something else is going on. Getting news from trusted professional should be respected and honored. Each and every posting seems to echo my own sentiments.
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  328. Bring back Jim and Kaity back to the desk. They have great chemistry to tell the news at 10. Bad move PIX execs. And by the way who is this crazy guy “Lionel”

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  331. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!!!!! BRING BACK KAITY AND JIM. IF IT’S NOT BROKEN…..DONT’T FIX IT.I WILL NOT ONLY STOP WATCHING THIS STATION,BUT I’LL ALSO TELL MY FRIENDS TO STOP WATCHING….LET’S SEE HOW YOUR ADVERTISERS WILL FEEL ABOUT LOSING MONEY ON YOUR NETWORK.ABSOLUTELY DUMB

  332. Who’s DUMB ASS Idea was this. It’s Stupid bring back Kaity and Jack. This show SUCKS. What dumb suit wearn’in moron came up with dumb ass idea. Tell your Jackass GM it’s DUMB.
    Bring Kaity

  333. Who’s DUMB ASS Idea was this. It’s Stupid bring back Kaity and Jack. This show SUCKS. What dumb suit wearn’in moron came up with dumb ass idea. Tell your Jackass GM it’s DUMB.
    Bring Kaity

  334. Who’s DUMB ASS Idea was this. It’s Stupid bring back Kaity and Jack. This show SUCKS. What dumb suit wearn’in moron came up with dumb ass idea. Tell your Jackass GM it’s DUMB.
    Bring Kaity

  335. It’s been 2 months and I still miss Jim and Kaity. It’s not Jodi’s fault that for over 10 years PIX gave us a daily dose of the Jim and Kaity duo then yanked the rug from under us. If it had of been done differently or gradually or even split the duties, I might be able to accept it. I think Jody is very professional but will get as much acceptance as Tino Martinez did when he took over for Don Mattingly. You kept saying there would be changes but you never said exactly what they would be. Cold turkey works well with smoking and drinking, not with this.

  336. I reufuse to watch the 10:00 news now that Kaity and Jim arent sitting at their desk. I used to look foward to it. They are like family. Please Please bring them back and make the news the way it used to be!!!!!

  337. Hey Betsy
    I totally agree. The new format is terrible. Jim, Kaity and the team exuded class and style. Management must be on drugs. I for one have moved past WPIX.

  338. BRING BACK JIM AND KAITY!!

  339. Get the message
    You are losing too many viewers because of the senseless change.
    BRING BACK KAITY AND JIM!!

  340. Get the message
    You are losing too many viewers because of the senseless change.
    BRING BACK KAITY AND JIM!!

  341. Just tuned in to see if sanity has returned to PIX news. Horrible format is still being used. I will stay with FOX 5 news until Kaiti and Jim are returned to the l0 pm news. Did you really think that you viewers would accept this.Con

  342. Who came up with this new format for the news? Some lame brain bigwig, I’m sure. Without Kaity and Jim I’m out of here. Anything will be better than roaming news reporters so no more 10:00 news on your channel until you bring back the good stuff!

  343. Who came up with this new format for the news? Some lame brain bigwig, I’m sure. Without Kaity and Jim I’m out of here. Anything will be better than roaming news reporters so no more 10:00 news on your channel until you bring back the good stuff!

  344. it sucks………WHY would you BREAK UP what was called BEST NEWS CAST?????……….their ratings will go down, and hopefully that will move them to switch back.
    idiots……….

  345. love the new format your new anchor looks totaly relaxed and natural.not to say anything about the fact that she is extreemly beautiful.your comentaries are excellent,except for critisising other stations like fox.on the weekend jim just needs to look relaxed he doesn’t.miss kaity she is a true pro.

  346. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    11 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel great!

  347. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    11 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel great!

  348. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    11 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel great!

  349. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    11 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel great!

  350. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    11 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel great!

  351. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    10 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel better!

  352. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problems. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    10 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel better!

  353. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problem. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    10 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel better!

  354. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problem. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    10 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel better!

  355. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problem. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    10 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel better!

  356. For months I thought I was having an inner
    ear problem. Dizzy all the time. Went to the doctor and he asks, “Do you watch WPIX
    10 o’clock news?” I said yes. He says, “Those cameras moving up and down and all around will make anyone dizzy.Take two aspirin and watch channel 5.” I feel better!

  357. Both my wife and myself are very disappointed with the new (Terrible) format. Kaity and Jim were (are) the best. I am sure you have made other news at 10 channels very happy because others like myself will need to find somewhere other than WPIX, might have to go back to radio.

  358. Both my wife and myself are very disappointed with the new (Terrible) format. Kaity and Jim were (are) the best. I am sure you have made other news at 10 channels very happy because others like myself will need to find somewhere other than WPIX, might have to go back to radio.

  359. I really miss Kaity, Jim and Mr G on the PIX 11 news at 10 PM.
    The new format is totally disjointed, chaotic and lacking character. The present team cannot hold a candle to Kaity, Jim and Mr G.
    Bernard

  360. I really miss Kaity, Jim and Mr G on the PIX 11 news at 10 PM.
    The new format is totally disjointed, chaotic and lacking character. The present team cannot hold a candle to Kaity, Jim and Mr G.
    Bernard

  361. I really miss Kaity, Jim and Mr G on the PIX 11 news at 10 PM.
    The new format is totally disjointed, chaotic and lacking character. The present team cannot hold a candle to Kaity, Jim and Mr G.
    Bernard

  362. Terrible new format. Jodi is annoying, has no idea what to do with her hands while standing, and cannot dress herself appropriately. Bring back Kaity & Jim!

  363. Jodi Applegate–size 0 bleach blonde bimbo, no appeal
    Kaity Tong–totally awesome reporter, smart, classy, lovely
    Jim Watkins–hot, smart, excellent broadcaster
    WPIX executives should be fired for changing around the broadcast. They must be internet-crazy 30 somethings. What morons.
    Bring back Kaity and Jim. Give Jodi and that awful, screaming Lionel the axe–maybe they can get their own reality show called “Worst Journalists Ever”

  364. The new format was terrible when it was first brusquely hurled at an unsuspecting public, and it continues to be terrible.
    I hate seeing the experimentation on and sidelining of Kaity and Jim. Agree with other protesters in here that they were and are consummate NYC TV news professionals, with great prof’l rapport between them. I don’t know what was broken that some misguided producer/s thought needed fixing. It hurt and it still hurts to see Kaity, Jim et al — and the viewers who have so much invested in them — treated so poorly by the powers that be at Channel 11. What I find equally offensive was the station’s failure to tell their audiences what they were doing. They just did it. A slap in the face to existing viewers.

  365. Is it me or is something wrong with the sound on this broadcast? Also, Ms. Applegate, please stop wearing those revealing outfits. You’re reporting the news. Be professional.

  366. I hope Jodi Applegate,doesn’t take this personally,but I couldn’t stomach her;when she was on the FOX5NY morning show;& apparently,neither could any of her co-hosts;as she went through a few of them.I was really happy,when she was replaced with NYC legend,Rosanna Scotto.Needless to say;replacing Kaity & Jim;because the Parent company.of Channel 11–The Tribune Company,is facing very hard times;as they have a few newspapers,that are financially failing,because of the internet.They also have or had,ownership,in a Chicago Major League Baseball team.that is losing money.Kaity costs more than Jodi;& deservedly so.I know that Channel 11 wants to start attracting young viewers,with this MTV-like format.The only way to attract young male viewers,is to make the news,into a video game.The way to attract the young females,would be to hire Justin Bieber,or the Jonas Brothers,as your anchors…lol.Since today’s kids really aren’t going to watch;no matter what you do – how about designing the show,for the people that are actually still watching,your newscast….if there are any still left.You know,the kind of broadcast,that doesn’t make you feel dizzy.I’d even like to start off the show,with the most important news story,of the day;& not hearing about 11 stories,simply because they add up to the number 11.Many of those “stories” aren’t worthy,of the time,on a 1 hour broadcast.
    Larry Mendte,Lionel(maybe he thinks,he’s Madonna,or Cher,or even Liberace…lol)& Howard,Greg Mocker,etc.,are okay;but they would be much better,if they were on,a MAXIMUM,of twice a week.Bring back Kaity Tong & Jim Watkins….btw;get Jim to stop smoking,so he can get rid of the wheeze.I’d really like to have an alternative,to Channel 5′s 10:00 pm news.Perhaps you can start the morning news show,at 2:00am,& have Jodi(since you now have her,under contract)anchor it,until 4:30,when Tamsen Fadal comes in.This way,not too many people,will have to see her,& we still get to see Tamsen.

  367. Thought Kaity, Jim, Lolita and Sal would be back by now..horrible and menacing new format..we too, switched to Fox 5 News at 10. We will not watch your news format until they are brought back!

  368. I stopped watching PIX 11 news a few months ago when Jodi Applesomething took over the newsroom. PIX 11 news without Jim and Kaity is like a steamship without a rudder. I was an avid PIX11 viewer and espcially got my dish provider to get Channel 11 on my TV. Some of the changes and new stuff are OK….I like Mocker, Lionel, and Mendte,but Jodi is a loser. And what they have done to the sports people is a crime. I live in Florida, but was a New Yorker for over 60 years and as they say, “you can take the boy out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the boy”. New York has the Rangers, Knicks, Islanders, Giants, Jets, Nets, Devils, Yankees, and Mets, and now PIX news gives sports info for about 3/4 of a minute. I guess Lolita and Glen can look around for another job somewhere if the idiot who runs PIX news doesn’t change things back to the way a PROFESSIONAL news cast should operate, I’ll tune in on occasion just to see if anything changes.

  369. I was in awe when I tuned in to the PIX 11 News and there was no Kaity & Jim. The new format is not working for me and Ms Applegate should have taken a page from the book of Kaity Jim or Mr G for dress ettiquette. Her dress code is so unprofessional. I looked forward to watching Kaity, Jim and Mr G at 11:00 pm nightly as I reside outside the United States. Needless to say I’m no longer a regular viewer of this news.

  370. Please Please get rid of Jodi. She is the worst, so full of herself. She lays all over the desk and dancing, she thinks she is something special. Bring back Jim and Kaity.

  371. In the last few weeks I ‘discovered’ PIX 11 news at 10:00pm and got hooked on Jim Watkins, et al. I used to look at Fox 5, but found PIX 11 much better. What the heck is going on with Channel 11? Are they crazy in ruining this great newscast? Bring them back and have PIX 11 do some selling of the great news show.

  372. Wow! I was wondering why Channel 11 changed their format. I loved watching Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins. They were true professional with warmth and sincerity.
    With this Jodi chick.. I agreed with everyone. She come across as cold and I don’t care for her style.
    Please channel 11 Bring back the original format with Kaity and Jim. They were very good and we all loved them.

  373. I don’t even live in New York city but for years I enjoyed watching Jim and Kaity and keeping up with what’s going on there. No point in watching anymore. Bad judgement all around by management.

  374. First John Muller now Jim and Katy. I think you should hire robots and an IT from India; It will save you lot of money. How about the viewers? Who cares!

  375. This new format stinks. Put Jody back in the field and Kaity back at the desk.Instead of leaving a good thing alone,they had to go and ruin it! Who came up with this real brain winner?

  376. To bad for WPIX. They had the BEST but now sadly, the show is unwatchable. Kaity and Jim had a unique chemistry that came across in their on-air time. New doen’t always mean better!

  377. There was no reason to replace Kaity with Jodi Applegate. Kaity was doing fine for years and a pleasure to watch, and to listen to. Pleasant, articulate, and straight on when it comes to presenting hard news.
    Kaity can move about the studio just as well as Jodi can.
    Was it a question of looking good? Well, Kaity is one hot lady who looks just as good in low cut tops and tight outfits as Jodi does.
    STUPID MANAGEMENT!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

  378. There was no reason to replace Kaity with Jodi Applegate. Kaity was doing fine for years and a pleasure to watch, and to listen to. Pleasant, articulate, and straight on when it comes to presenting hard news.
    Kaity can move about the studio just as well as Jodi can.
    Was it a question of looking good? Well, Kaity is one hot lady who looks just as good in low cut tops and tight outfits as Jodi does.
    STUPID MANAGEMENT! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

  379. I stopped watching the news at 10 as soon as the revamp was a done deal. occasionally, I tune in to see if the big wheels have come to their senses & have brought back Jim & Kaity but they have not so now I don’t bother anymore. I watch reruns of Fraiser at 10 & then channel 2 news at 11. Who does Applegate know at PIX? I know she’s married but…

  380. I am a little late responding…..however…They traded class for cute….I’d like to know who dresses Jodi?? Kaity had a lot of class…I will leave it at that…and…i miss Jim!

  381. They traded class for cute…..Kaity was excellent….My question is..who dresses Jodi? Kaity was and is a class lady who delivered news well. I miss Jim also…!!!

  382. Every now & then I check in to see if boring, dull Jodi is still on. I now watch channel 5 news and will continue to do so. Kaity & Jim were class acts, and interesting to watch. Their personalities shone through. Please, bring them back and remove dull Jodi.

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