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Aug 5, 2002  •  Post A Comment

KDVR expands Broncos game coverage
Fox station KDVR-TV announced last week that veteran Denver sportscaster Les Shapiro will team with sports anchor David Treadwell every Sunday night during the NFL season to provide expanded coverage of the Denver Broncos and other NFL games. The segment will be called “Double Coverage Plus” and will debut Sunday, Sept. 8, during the news. Mr. Shapiro will also provide features and inside reports on the Broncos to air during weekday editions of the station’s 9 p.m. newscast.
Daniels adds anchoring to his duties at WGNO
ABC affiliate WGNO-TV in New Orleans has tapped its 11-year veteran sports director Ed Daniels to partner with Liz Reyes on the station’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts. Mr. Daniels will continue as sports director through most of August and begin his new assignment as news anchor in late September.
Newscasts added at WNYW
Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, Fox affiliate WNYW-TV, New York, is expanding its newcasts, adding newscasts at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. newscast will air weekdays and will be anchored by FOX 5 veterans John Roland and Linda Schmidt, the former weekend anchor and member of the Problem Solvers team. The half-hour 6 p.m. weekend newscast will air seven days a week and will be anchored weekdays by veteran Rosanna Scotto and former NBC anchor/”Dateline” correspondent Len Cannon. Ms. Scotto and Mr. Cannon will continue to anchor the current 10 p.m. weeknight newscast. Current 10 p.m. weekend anchors Harry Martin and Julie Banderas will anchor the 6 p.m. weekend newscast.
Morning news to stretch at WPIX
“The WB11 Morning News” on Tribune Television’s WPIX-TV, New York, will expand by an hour this fall. The station’s first regularly scheduled morning newscast, which was launched in June 2000 as a 6 a.m.-to-8 a.m. entry and expanded to a 5:30 a.m. start last fall, will be extended to 9 a.m. beginning in September. “‘The WB11 Morning News’ is a great success story for local TV,” said WPIX News Director Karen Scott. “There is strong demand for news from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and I look forward to meeting that demand.”
WCPO’s Case gets sendoff to CBS news
Bill Fee, VP and general manager of Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate WCPO-TV, announced that Stacy Case, co-anchor with Clyde Gray for the station’s 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts, has accepted an offer to become a correspondent with CBS News. Ms. Case had been a key co-anchor for WCPO News for just over two years. She arrived at the station in March 1999 as a news reporter. Before coming to WCPO she was an anchor/reporter at WICD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Champaign, Ill. Mr. Fee commented on her departure as being a great opportunity for her, saying, “Although we’re sad to see her go, we know landing a network reporter position is a chance of a lifetime. Stacy’s contributed a great deal to our television station over the last few years, and we wish her the very best.”
WTTG’s Bolter moves to weeknights
Washington Fox affiliate WTTG-TV has tapped weekend anchor and reporter Brian Bolter to be co-anchor of the 10 p.m. news and the afternoon newscast the station will launch in September. Mr. Bolter will join longtime Fox anchor Tracey Neale as co-anchor of both newscasts.
MicroCast to personalize KCCI weather
KCCI-TV, a Hearst-Argyle station in Des Moines, Iowa, has selected MyWeather’s Personal MicroCast to deliver personalized forecasts to viewers throughout the market. The service launched July 1. MyWeather’s Personal MicroCast is a personalized weather service that provides integration of a TV station’s on-air and online content. The service integrates on-air weathercasts with the station’s Web site by allowing the weather team to present regularly updated street-level personalized forecasts for each viewer. KCCI viewers can now receive personalized forecasts from the station’s weather team for their home and three other locations. Viewers also receive real-time severe-weather notifications and instant forecast updates downloaded to their desktops.