New York TV News Fixture Making a Move as Station Shakes Up Its Lineup

Jun 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A move is in store for a fixture of New York television news as part of a shakeup in the station’s on-air lineup, B&C reports. Leaving his spot on WNYW-TV’s 10 p.m. newscast is Ernie Anastos, the story reports.

Anastos will remain on the 5 p.m. show, however, with Greg Kelly moving from "Good Day New York" to become co-anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast and Dari Alexander moving to 10 p.m., the story says.

Greg Kelly is the "handsome young son of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly," the New York Post notes. Kelly "appears the clear winner in the shakeup — getting the station’s signature newscast," the Post reports.

The changes took many at the station by surprise, the story notes.

Dave Price, who has served as features reporter and weather anchor of the "CBS Early Show," will become co-anchor of the station’s morning show with Rosanna Scotto, B&C notes. Price previously worked on "Good Day New York" from 1999-2003.

A reason wasn’t provided for Anastos’ move off the 10 p.m. newscast, the story says. WNYW is owned by Fox.

The Post points out that Anastos has had several on-air blunders during his tenure, including saying in 2009 "Keep f—in’ that chicken," when he meant to say, "Keep pluckin’ that chicken!"

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