Friday, June 23, 2000

Tiki Barber Leaves NEWS 2 This Morning

This morning on NEWS 2, Cindy Hsu and Todd McDermott said goodbye to Tiki Barber, who will be going to New York Giants training camp soon. In the studio was Tiki Barber's twin brother, Ronde, defensive back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Tiki and Ronde Barber hold the distinction of being the only twins playing in the NFL).

There was also cake with Tiki's picture on it! The NEWS 2 This Morning news director, Albert-Phillip Lewitinn, gave Tiki a bag with the CBS 2 logo on it, filled with The Price is Right and other things. Todd McDermott even put on a small New York Giants jersey, saying that Tiki threatened to quit when Todd came, who was born in Buffalo and is a Buffalo Bills fan.

They said Tiki will still be doing "Sports Rap Live!", Sundays at 11:35pm. And, that he will be back sometime (my guess would be when football is over).

Monday, June 12, 2000

New Anchor: Angela Rae Replacing Lisa Hill?

The New York Post reports that Angela Rae from WFOR-TV (CBS) Miami, Channel 4 is joining NEWS 2. She will co-anchor the Noon and 5:00pm newscasts (it has been reported she's starting in August). It is not yet known if this is just temporary for when Lisa Hill goes on maternity leave. We will keep you updated!

Saturday, June 10, 2000

Amanda Grove and New Meteorologist Tony Pann On NEWS 2 Weekend

This evening at 6:00, Amanda Grove began to co-anchor NEWS 2 Weekend with Vince DeMentri. Amanda Grove previously co-anchored NEWS 2 This Morning with Cindy Hsu, until this past Tuesday. And, meteorologist Tony Pann began on NEWS 2 this evening! Tony Pann is from WBAL-TV (NBC) Channel 11 in Baltimore.

Friday, June 9, 2000

New Reporter: Robyn Carter to Join News 2

From the NEWS 2 website:
(WCBS) Veteran New York reporter and anchor, Robyn Carter, will be joining WCBS-TV as the Entertainment Reporter for all of the station’s newscasts, it was announced by Joel Cheatwood, News 2’s News Director. The appointment is effective as of August.

Prior to joining News 2, Carter held a number of reporting and anchoring positions in the New York market for more than 11 years. Her most recent job was as Entertainment Reporter on Fox 5’s “Good Day NY” and the “10 O’Clock News”. She joined Fox Television in 1988 and developed the entertainment franchise for the station.

Carter also developed and supervised the entertainment beat at syndicated shows working as a writer, producer and on-air talent. She also served as a contributor on “E! Entertainment Television.” She began her career as a hard news reporter and anchor, working in Miami, Dayton and Huntsville, Alabama.

Carter is the recipient of 2 Emmy Awards.

Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Todd McDermott Anchors NEWS 2 This Morning

This morning on NEWS 2, Todd McDermott co-anchored NEWS 2 This Morning with Cindy Hsu. So far, there was no new opening for this morning or this evening at 5:00pm. When NEWS 2 opened at 5am this morning, Cindy Hsu introduced Todd McDermott as her new co-anchor.

As a side-note, Amanda Grove's biography at was updated this morning, which now says, "In June of 2000 her assignment changed and she can be seen anchoring the weekend editions of News 2."

Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Todd McDermott Joins NEWS 2!

Today at 5:00 was Todd McDermott's first NEWS 2 broadcast! He's from Baltimore's WMAR-TV (ABC) Channel 2. There was no new open this morning. It it not yet known if Todd McDermott will anchor any of NEWS 2's other newscasts (possibly NEWS 2 This Morning or NEWS 2 at Noon).

Amanda Grove Moves To Weekend

This morning at the end of NEWS 2 This Morning, Lou Young (in for Cindy Hsu) said that this was Amanda Grove's last morning on NEWS 2, and that she is moving on to weekends. Amanda Grove joined NEWS 2 This Morning in January, and had co-anchored "CBS Market Watch New York" at 5:00am since January 31st, until this week, when NEWS 2 This Morning expanded to 5:00am again.

Sunday, June 4, 2000

Chris Silveri on NEWS 2 Weekend

This weekend on NEWS 2 (Saturday and Sunday), there was a new meteorologist. His name is Chris Silveri, and he used to be an off-air NEWS 2 meteorologist. I'm not sure if he will be permanent on air, or if this is just temporary. We should find out soon! It is also not yet known if Craig Allen will stay on NEWS 2.

Friday, June 2, 2000

A More Recent Picture of Tony Pann

Delaware Valley Media Watch has sent me a picture of Tony Pann, soon to be a new meteorologist at NEWS 2. This is from a WBAL-TV (Baltimore) opening at 5:00pm.

Thursday, June 1, 2000

More Information on Scott Sumner

Delaware Valley Media Watch tells me that Scott Sumner is the weekend meteorologist for NEWS 12 New Jersey. He was first seen today on NEWS 2 This Morning, filling in for Ira Joe Fisher.

More Information on Todd McDermott and Tony Pann

I found some more information about Todd McDermott (anchor coming to NEWS 2 next week) and Tony Pann (meteorologist coming to NEWS 2 this summer). Todd McDermott is coming from Baltimore's WMAR-TV (ABC) Channel 2. And, Tony Pann is coming from Baltimore's WBAL-TV (NBC) Channel 11.

New Talent Arriving at NEWS 2 Soon!

This morning on NEWS 2, Scott Sumner was the meteorologist, in for Ira Joe Fisher, who is usually only on NEWS 2 This Morning Mondays and Tuesdays. Scott is expected to be only temporary, as a new weatherman is coming to NEWS 2 soon. The New York Daily News reports that Tony Pann, from Baltimore, will be the weekend forecaster, starting this summer. Also from Baltimore is anchorman Todd McDermott, who will join NEWS 2 next week.