[31][32][33][34][35] In order to comply with FCC ownership restrictions, Sinclair would then sell WPIX and sister station WGN-TV in Chicago to a third party to be determined later. Sports. Prior to that, she was the sports anchor for … A possible motive for the sale may have been the fact that the station operates on a VHF digital channel assignment, which, given that the New York City market accounts for 6.44% of U.S. television households according to Nielsen market tabulations, would put Nexstar over the 39% national ownership cap as WPIX cannot be counted for 50% of its total reach under the "UHF discount". Nothing was guaranteed except that turning back was not an option. [6] According to Maxim.com, she was named one of "TV´s 10 Hottest News Anchors" in 2008. [7] In 2011, she was listed as one of "The 10 Most Stylish Anchors & Reporters" by The Huffington Post. WPIX served as the longtime over-the-air television broadcaster of New York Yankees baseball from 1951 to 1998. On June 5, 2000, WPIX launched a weekday morning newscast, the WB11 Morning News (now the PIX 11 Morning News),[92] which has grown to challenge the established network morning programs as well as its more direct competitor, WNYW's Good Day New York. [26] Cablevision accused Tribune of demanding higher carriage fees (claiming to total in the tens of millions of dollars) for use to help pay off debt, and alleged that it illegally bundled carriage agreements for WPIX and Hartford's WTIC-TV (which was later pulled as well, but unlike co-owned WCCT, was initially unaffected due to a separate carriage agreement); the company denied the claims, stating its approach complied with FCC regulations. Markkanen, LaVine lead way as Bulls beat Knicks 110-102 [15] Since then, WPIX has transmitted its signal from the Empire State Building. Nguyen became a network anchor and correspondent for CBS News in 2010. [76] The sale was approved by the FCC on December 1,[77] and was completed on December 30, effectively reuniting the station with most of the former Tribune stations bought directly by Nexstar.[78]. ", Breaking: Bill Carey Stepping Down as WPIX News Director, Likely for Internet Startup, WPIX/Ch. [112], On September 14, 2020, WPIX added an hour-long 10:00 a.m. newscast, becoming New York's only 10:00 a.m. newscast; the newscast now runs from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.[113], WPIX was a leader in public affairs and special event programming, inspired by its roots under the ownership of the Daily News. Adler was previously a co-anchor of NBC's Today in LA weekend addition and Co-Host of the Lakers Pre and Post Game Shows on Time Warner Cable Sports Net. Betty Nguyen (pronounced Winn) (born 1 September 1974) is a Vietnamese-American news anchor, who is currently at WPIX in New York City. It was a significant comeback for a news operation that was accused of falsifying news reports in the late 1960s, such as labeling stock footage as being shown "via satellite", and claiming a voice report was live from Prague when it had actually been made from a pay telephone in Manhattan. By late 2011, the station's newscast ratings would fall to last place. [4], Nguyen joined NBC in 2013. [8] Nguyen spent a short time as a freelance correspondent for E! Frances Rivera (born 1970) is a Filipino-American journalist and television news anchor.For ten years, until August 2011, she was a television reporter and anchor for Boston's NBC affiliate, WHDH.From 2011-2013, she was a morning news anchor for WPIX in New York City.In February 2014, she joined NBC News and MSNBC where she served as Thomas Roberts co-anchor on … In addition, Kala Rama and Craig Treadway, who anchored on the weekends, will now anchor the first portion of the morning news (5–6 a.m.). She also went on an undercover assignment in Myanmar. Family matters took Hyland and her husband back to New York City. She was also a correspondent for the Today Show.[5]. Prior to joining FNC she worked as an anchor/reporter for WFXT (Channel 25), a Boston affiliate (Dec 2002-Dec 2005). The station's branding was then changed to "PIX 11" on December 1, 2008 (the "PIX" in the call letters are pronounced phonetically, similar to the word "picks"). In 1955, original WPIX staffer and weather forecaster Joe Bolton, donned a policeman's uniform and became "Officer Joe," hosting several programs based around Little Rascals, Three Stooges, and later Popeye shorts. Amy is originally from New England and comes to WPXI from … - Scott Harbaugh. From 1948 to 1965, WPIX produced Three Star News, a 6:30 p.m. newscast which employed a three-anchor format—with Kevin Kennedy reading world and national news, John Tillman reporting local stories and Joe Bolton as the weatherman. Over her 20-year-plus career in journalism, she has built a reputation for her … Harper, who grew up in New York, worked at TV stations in Chicago and Philadelphia before making history as the first female news anchor in New York when she joined WPIX in 1975. The deal—which would make the Irving, Texas-based company the largest television station operator by total number of stations upon its expected closure late in the third quarter of 2019—would mark channel 11's first ownership change since its sign-on (not counting Tribune's 1991 transfer of the station from the separate WPIX Inc. entity into the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary). The station resumed a half-hour early evening newscast on September 14, 2009, that ran nightly at 6:30 p.m.,[93][94] until it was replaced by syndicated reruns on June 27, 2010. The latest on-screen gaffe, courtesy of morning news anchors Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera on New York's WB-affiliate, WPIX, wasn't so much a … In 1966, WPIX debuted The Yule Log, which combines Christmas music with a film loop of logs burning inside a fireplace. She also worked as a reporter and anchor for CBS News, WNYW-TV (FOX 5) and WPIX-TV (CW 11) in New York. In May 2012, WPIX moved Antenna TV to digital subchannel 11.2, while digital channel 11.4 was removed (Estrella TV, which was carried on 11.2 at the time, is now affiliated with Port Jervis low-power station WASA-LD, which is owned by the network's parent company Liberman Broadcasting). In 1994, the station became the exclusive home of the New York City Marathon, carrying the event for the next five years. Nguyen became the new co-anchor of the PIX11 Morning News at WPIX-TV on June 19, 2017, succeeding Sukanya Krishnan, who left the station after 17 years. She co-anchored the station's 10 p.m. newscast with Marvin Scott from January 1992 to September 1992, with Jack Cafferty from September 1992 to October 1998, and with Jim Watkins from October 1998 to 2010, when Watkins was fired. [102] On December 19, 2012, Jodi Applegate left WPIX, to prepare for the birth of her child through a gestational surrogate. WPIX produced the Independent Network News, a national newscast that was syndicated to independent stations from June 1980 to June 1990. Past Former Pix11 News Reporters Salary | Pix11 Anchors Fired. [86][87] WPIX has also carried NFL Network Thursday Night Football telecasts involving the Giants or Jets[86] (mostly prior to the NFL's decision to simulcast most Thursday night games on CBS, NBC, or Fox). [2] Then, she was an anchor at KTVT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Dallas, where she covered numerous breaking news events, including the Columbia disaster. Betty Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American media personality working as a news anchor at WPIX in New York City. Carey, who stepped down on October 3, 2012, was replaced as news director by Mark Effron in April 2013. Hyland left News8 at the end of 2007. Owned by Mission Broadcasting, the station is operated by Nexstar Media Group under a local marketing agreement (LMA). British businessman Robert Maxwell bought the Daily News in 1991. [114], Special guest Coby Kranz was invited onto the daily news segment on his 11th birthday, because he was one of the only people to turn 11 on 11/11/11.[115]. WPIX, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to New York, New York, United States. Meet Broadcast News Reporters from NWT Group - NWT Group - Part 5 Since 1992, WPIX has produced PIX News Closeup (hosted by WPIX senior correspondent Marvin Scott since its debut), a half-hour public affairs and interview program on Sunday mornings that focuses on domestic and international issues in the news, and discussions on political issues. This was done to avert a costly remodeling of the Daily Mail New York bureau for television operations. She can also be seen in Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. She became a member of a group of female anchors who challenged the male-dominated business in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Marysol Castro is a public address announcer at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.She was also an American broadcast journalist who was employed as a news anchor at | TODAY.com", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Betty_Nguyen&oldid=998549361, Vietnamese emigrants to the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2003 Regional Emmy award for "Outstanding Noon Newscast", 2003 Great Women of Texas: Women of Influence Honoree, This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 22:10. The station's famous "Circle 11" logo – predating the existence of the World Trade Center (which was not completed until 1973), which it closely resembled – was first unveiled in 1969 (an advertising billboard for WPIX with the "Circle 11" logo began appearing that year at Yankee Stadium). Nguyen and her family left Vietnam for the United States in April 1975 during the Fall of Saigon. In early 1992, Tong joined WPIX as the station's top female anchor and has been there ever since. Channel 11 produced the Magic Garden series, which ran on the station from 1972 to 1984. [100][101], On September 12, 2011, WPIX restored an early evening newscast to its weeknight schedule with the debut of an hour-long 5 p.m. broadcast, which was originally aimed at women between the ages of 18 and 49. Kids would call into the station for the chance to control a video game via telephone in hopes of winning prizes. [80] The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 33 to VHF channel 11.[81][82]. Scripps Buys ION Media For $2.65B, With Berkshire Hathaway Investment", Yankees broadcasts moving from Channel 11 to Fox affiliate, "WPIX To Air 3 Primetime NFL Games In October", "PIX11 to air three Monday night football games this season, starting with Jets vs. Browns tonight", "WPIX Buys Challenger, Ending a 10-Year Fight", "News anchor apologizes after mistaking Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne", "NYDN Movies – Reviews, Movie News, Film Trailers, Movie Critics - NY Daily News", "WPIX/Channel 11 to launch 6 pm weekend newscast on Sept. 11 – NY Daily News", "WPIX To Launch 4 A.M. News - Broadcasting & Cable", "Elliptical vs. treadmill: Which will give you the better workout? WPIX children's show personality Jack McCarthy anchored the station's coverage of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade; the station later added the Columbus Day and National Puerto Rican Day Parade to its stable. It was stepping into the unknown. The games co-exist with WPIX's existing Mets broadcasts (produced by SportsNet New York).[85]. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: On January 1, 2011, Tribune launched its new digital broadcast network, Antenna TV, which affiliated with WPIX through a new fourth digital subchannel. WPIX aired a local version of Bozo the Clown (with Bill Britten in the role) from 1959 to 1964; comic performers Chuck McCann and Allen Swift also hosted programs on WPIX during the mid-1960s before each moved to other entertainment work in Hollywood. Another early WPIX personality, Jack McCarthy, also hosted Popeye and Dick Tracy cartoons as "Captain Jack" in the early 1960s, though he was also the longtime host of channel 11's St. Patrick's Day parade coverage from 1949 to 1992. [38], On July 18, 2018, hours after Sinclair submitted a revision to the acquisition proposal that also abandoned plans for WGN-TV and CW-affiliated sisters KDAF in Dallas–Fort Worth and KIAH in Houston to be sold to Cunningham and another closely tied third-party in order to address concerns expressed by FCC chairman Ajit Pai concerning the partner licensees Sinclair proposed using to allow it to operate certain Tribune stations in circumvention of the 39% national ownership cap, the FCC Commissioners' Board voted unanimously, 4-0, to send the Sinclair-Tribune acquisition proposal to an evidentiary review hearing before an administrative law judge amid "serious concerns" about Sinclair's forthrightness in its applications to sell certain stations in markets where Sinclair and Tribune both had television properties. [99] WPIX's sports department was shut down in March 2011, with sports segments being reduced to a two-minute feature presented by the station's news anchors. Early on, it offered the first in-depth program to look at New York City government, City Hall. Before moving back home, Gabriella worked as a reporter for four years at WTKR in Norfolk, … They married and had me, a child who was given life, when so many were losing theirs in the war. ← NY1 Reporter Roger Clark Trick Shot Goes Viral Scott Stanford Returns to WPIX Sports Desk → 17 thoughts on “ Sukanya Krishnan Fired at WPIX ” Gustav Farley May 19, 2017 at 6:20 am. On January 24, 2006, the Warner Bros. Entertainment unit of Time Warner and CBS Corporation announced that the two companies would shut down The WB and UPN and in their place, would combine the two networks' respective programming to create a new "fifth" network called The CW. Welcome to the official Facebook home of the WPIX Archives. Since its inception in 1948, WPIX's studios and offices have been located in the Daily News Building on East 42nd Street (also known as "11 WPIX … Kaity Tong and Blackmon began anchoring the broadcast on January 11, 2016. After I read that sukanya Krishna was fired insubordination? In 1978, WPIX was uplinked to satellite and became a superstation that was distributed to cable providers throughout the U.S. (many providers carried WPIX's signal until the early 1990s, when most systems outside of the Northeastern United States began replacing WPIX with the superstation feed of WGN-TV,[8] though the station continues to be distributed through Dish Network domestically (which since it halted sales of the package to new subscribers in September 2013, is available only to grandfathered subscribers of its a la carte superstation tier) and on most cable and satellite providers throughout Canada). Top 10 Hottest Female News Anchors In The World 2021 . The program – whose live feed was transmitted nationally weeknights at 9:30 p.m. (ET) – featured the same on-air staff as channel 11's newscasts and was broadcast from the same news studio, with INN logos covering the station's own logo on various set pieces. [21], On April 2, 2007, investor Sam Zell announced plans to purchase the Tribune Company, with intentions to take the publicly traded firm private. In 1986, the national INN newscast was renamed USA Tonight and aired at 10 p.m., while the 7:30 p.m. program retained the Independent News title and the 10:30 local newscast was renamed New York Tonight. [5] Since 1977, Channel 11 has aired a live broadcast of Midnight Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral every Christmas Eve.[6][7]. This article is about the New York City television station. Her career began backstage as a production assistant for PIX11 making tea and coffee & operating the teleprompter. It was during the initial broadcast of that event that WPIX unveiled a stylized serifed "11" logo; the new numerical look eventually became the full-time logo, augmented with The WB's logo after the station affiliated with that network in 1995. From its early years through the 1960s, WPIX, like the other two major independents in New York, WOR-TV (channel 9, now WWOR-TV) and WNEW-TV (channel 5, now WNYW), struggled to acquire other programming. U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, federally mandated transition from analog to digital television, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Mission Broadcasting Buying WPIX From Scripps", "WPIX Local Programming and Marketing Agreement", "WPIX inaugural, TV station to have glittering debut. [20] Tribune chose not to exercise an ownership interest in The CW—making WPIX the largest CW affiliate that is not owned by either CBS Corporation (now ViacomCBS) or Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) and the largest English-language network-affiliated station that is not an owned-and-operated station of its respective network, as well as the only major New York City television station that is not network-owned. His editorials ended with the tagline "What's your opinion? WPIX (1999–present) MSG Network (2002–2005) MSG Metro Channels (2002–2005) SportsChannel New York/FSN New York (1980–2005) (W)WOR-TV (1962–1998) Television Broadcasters by Year. Andy Adler is the sports director and lead sports anchor for PIX11 News in New York and host of "One On One with Andy Adler" on Sunday nights on WPIX. By the mid-1970s, WPIX emerged as the second highest-rated independent station in the area, behind WNEW-TV. Over the years, channel 11 has won many news awards[citation needed] and was the first independent station to win a New York area Emmy award for outstanding newscast, first earning the statuette in 1979 and again in 1983. In addition, WPIX announced that it would begin featuring traffic reports from WCBS radio's Tom Kaminski, who reports from the radio station's helicopter as he does every weekday; when he files his television reports the helicopter is referred to as "Air 11". Blair also sits on the Board of Directors for the Rescue Ranch in Statesville, NC, a non-profit foundation by NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and his wife, Krissie to help improve the lives of animals and educate the public. [11], On November 2, 1993, the Warner Bros. Television division of Time Warner and the Tribune Company announced the formation of The WB Television Network. [104] On April 5, 2014, WPIX moved its weekend early evening newscast one hour earlier, from 6 to 5 p.m.[105], On April 23, 2014, the station debuted a new graphics package during its 5 p.m. newscast (the opening sequences used in this package had previously debuted in January 2014, but were updated with the revamp); along with the change, the station brought back Non-Stop Music's "WPIX Custom News Package", which had previously been used as the theme for WPIX's evening newscasts from 1993 until the 2010 format change. While at WFXT, Line covered the sentencing of shoe bomber Richard Reid and the Station Nightclub Fire — a disaster that killed 100 people. Footage from WPIX's helicopter was one of many videos used by the NIST in its investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center complex.[17]. WB network and syndicated daytime programs (such as Maury and Jerry Springer) became more prominent on channel 11's schedule starting in 1996 at the expense of most of its local-interest programming outside of news. [72][73] The sale, which was approved by the FCC on September 16, was completed on September 19. [citation needed] After president Leavitt Pope stepped down as general manager (though he remained as president and CEO of WPIX), Michael Eigner was transferred from Los Angeles sister station KTLA to become WPIX's general manager in August 1989.[9][10]. She is of Vietnamese and Scottish American descent. You got to be kidding me. [90] Concurrent with the challenge to its license, WPIX began airing nine public-service programs in mid-1969, including Puerto Rican New Yorker, Black Pride, Suburban Closeup, Focus New Jersey, Everywoman, Rendezvous, Jewish Dimension, Sesame Street, and The Green Thumb.[91]. Nguyen has previously worked for NBC News, MSNBC, CBS News, and CNN. [2] Since its inception in 1948, WPIX's studios and offices have been located in the Daily News Building on East 42nd Street (also known as "11 WPIX Plaza") in Midtown Manhattan. Andy Adler, who handled weekend sports duties, will become the primary sports anchor. We hope you enjoy this blast from NYC's TV past. In March 2017, it was announced that WPIX would air selected New York Cosmos soccer games beginning in the 2017 season.[88]. WPIX lead engineer Steve Jacobson[13] was among those who were killed in the terrorist attack. [15], In July 2015 Nguyen announced she was pregnant with her first child. Since 1948. Under the terms of the deal, Scripps provided Nexstar an option to buy back WPIX between March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Periodically, he would read excerpts from viewers' letters in response to the editorials, invariably closing each excerpt by saying, "And that ends that quote." by David M; Mar 29 , 2020 Aug 29, 2020; Cara Sapida November 13, 1981. He was an American serviceman who fell in love with a Vietnamese college student. 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[96] On September 20, 2010, WPIX expanded its weekday morning newscast to five hours, with the addition of an hour at 4 a.m.[97], On October 11, 2010, newly appointed news director Bill Carey instituted controversial format changes for the newscasts in an attempt to boost the station's ratings. Available on select cable and satellite providers in the Southwest United States as a regional superstation. Along with the New York City Marathon, these events moved to WNBC (channel 4) after the station joined The WB. With his "Holy Cow!" [14], Nguyen is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Longhorns. [2][3] During her tenure, she was also a substitute anchor on the weekend edition of the CBS Evening News and a Special Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. [13] She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. In September 2011, WPIX relieved Watkins of his duties as weekend anchor, replacing him with Tong (who now solo anchors the 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays). Entertainment Network. For the NYC radio station formerly called WPIX-FM, see, Television station in New York, United States, Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with, Additional resources on North American television, Aborted sale to Sinclair; sale to Nexstar and resale to Scripps, Midnight Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral 2017, Subject to availability; all currently operating as superstations are distributed in the United States through the. Ojinika Obiekwe is an entertainment reporter for WPIX. [28], On May 23, 2016, WPIX owner Tribune Broadcasting and The CW reached a five-year affiliation agreement that renewed the network's affiliations with twelve of Tribune's CW-affiliated stations (including WPIX) through the 2020–21 television season; the deal came after a year-long disagreement between The CW's managing partner CBS Corporation and Tribune concerning financial terms, specifically the amount of reverse compensation that The CW had sought from the group's CW affiliates. [22] Prior to the sale's closure, WPIX had been the only commercial television station in New York City to have never been involved in an ownership transaction (Tribune subsequently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2008, due to debt accrued from Zell's leveraged buyout and costs from the company's privatization; it emerged from bankruptcy in December 2012 under the control of its senior debt holders Oaktree Capital Management, Angelo, Gordon & Co. and JPMorgan Chase). [citation needed] As a result, Forum Communications – led by future PBS and NBC News president Lawrence K. Grossman – approached the Federal Communications Commission to challenge WPIX Inc.'s license to operate channel 11. Tribune retained WPIX and WQCD; the radio station was sold to Emmis Communications in 1997 (it is now WFAN-FM). [108], On April 20, 2015, WPIX debuted a 6pm newscast on weekdays with current evening anchors John Muller and Tamsen Fadal. Airing on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas morning initially until 1989, the film was made in 1966 and was shot at Gracie Mansion, with the cooperation of then Mayor John V. Lindsay. [39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52] On August 9, 2018, Tribune announced it would terminate the Sinclair deal, and concurrently filed a breach of contract lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court, alleging that Sinclair engaged in protracted negotiations with the FCC and the DOJ over regulatory issues, refused to sell stations in markets where it already had properties, and proposed divestitures to parties with ties to Sinclair executive chair David D. Smith that were rejected or highly subject to rejection to maintain control over stations it was required to sell. On April 26, 2008, WPIX became the fourth television station in New York City to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition. news documentaries during the 1950s and early 1960s through its WPIX International production arm. Formerly available as a regional superstation. Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing through spring 1982, the station aired "TV PIXX", a television video game show played during commercial breaks of afternoon programs. Owned by Mission Broadcasting, the station is operated by Nexstar Media Group under a local marketing agreement (LMA). She previously worked for CNN as an anchor of the weekend morning edition of CNN Newsroom and was also a network anchor and correspondent for … [53][54][55][56][57][58][59][60], On December 3, 2018, Nexstar Media Group announced it would acquire Tribune's assets for $6.4 billion in cash and debt. She was a cheerleader during her younger days and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority in college. She also hosts Celebrity Taste Makers on Saturday evenings on WPIX Channel 11. The Daily News's partial corporate parent was the Chicago-based Tribune Company, publishers of the Chicago Tribune. 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