Monthly Archives: August 2010

Comcast SportsNet Talent Changes

From Comcast SportsNet:

COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES ON-AIR TALENT CHANGES

 

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Names Julie Donaldson Anchor/Reporter and Jill Sorenson as Capitals Reporter

 

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Appoints Lisa Hillary as Flyers Reporter and John Boruk Becomes Anchor/Reporter

Bethesda, Md. and Philadelphia (Aug. 31, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have announced changes to their line-up of television sports anchors and reporters, including an addition to the on-air team and new roles for three current anchors and reporters.

 

Julie Donaldson joins Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a full-time anchor and reporter for the network’s daily news program, SportsNite. The network also named veteran Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Jill Sorenson as Capitals television beat reporter.

 

Former Comcast SportsNet Capitals reporter Lisa Hillary relocates to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to serve as the network’s Flyers television reporter. Hillary assumes the role previously held by John Boruk, who becomes a full-time anchor and reporter.

 

Donaldson joins Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a full-time anchor after serving on a free-lance basis since June. Previously, she was a sports anchor and reporter for WHDH-TV (NBC) in Boston and SportsNet New York (SNY). Donaldson began her career in Miami where she held a variety positions for FOX Sports, including FS Florida and FS South, and as a sideline reporter for ACC Sunday Night Hoops. She served as a host and reporter for the Miami Heat’s Heat TV, providing pregame and in-game coverage of the team.

 

Sorenson, a longtime Washington-area sports journalist, returns to the role of Capitals television beat reporter after serving as an anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for five years. Sorenson, who led the network’s coverage of the Capitals from 2005 to 2007, spent four years as the Capitals beat reporter for WRC-TV (NBC) from 2000 to 2004, where she served as a sports anchor and reporter. A graduate of Brown University, Sorenson also spent time as a news reporter for WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington, D.C. and as a as a sports anchor and reporter for WDIO-TV (ABC) in Duluth, Minn.

 

After serving as the Capitals television beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for three seasons, Hillary joins Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to lead their television news coverage of the Flyers. A veteran hockey reporter, she joined the network in July 2007 following a lengthy career as a reporter and anchor with several major television outlets in Canada, where she spent time covering the NHL for two national sports networks, The Sports Network (TSN) and The Score. A graduate of Algonquin College, she also spent time as a news anchor for Ottawa’s A-Channel.

Boruk, who has served as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Flyers television reporter for four seasons, becomes a full-time anchor and reporter for the network’s daily news shows and Comcast SportsNet signature programs.

Comcast Sports Group operates 11 sports networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and sports news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS, and Comcast Sports Southwest.  Comcast Sports Group also manages New England Cable News (NECN), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.

Psyched for Flo

I am so excited to see Florence Henderson on Dancing with the Stars this season. I can’t wait to see which Brady Bunch cast members will be in the audience.

Disappointed in 97.5-FM

I was disappointed that The John Kincade Show, which airs nationally on ESPN Radio Sunday morning from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. , is getting cut off in Philly at 8 a.m.

Kincade, a Broomall native and graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School and Temple University, is a fulltime sports radio host in Altanta, and also does a Sunday show on ESPN.

NBC10 News

From NBC10:

Congratulations Stacey Stauffer!

NBC 10 Reporter/Anchor Stacey Stauffer gave birth on Monday to Larry Bruce Stauffer.
Larry weighed in at 7lbs, 11oz.  Larry joins big brother Ben and Stacey’s husband Larry Stauffer.
All are doing well!
  
Coming up on the 10 Show!
R&B singer Brian McKnight stops by on Monday the 30th!
  
And check out these upcoming SPECIAL GUEST CO-HOSTS!
August 27: Jill Whelan from the TV classic The Love Boat!
August 30/31: local radio personality G-N Kang.
Sept 1/2: Karen Hepp…former NBC 10 Reporter!
Sept 3: Lauren Hart/singer and former co-host the 10! Show.
Sept 7/8: Eryka Washington/Philly-area native…now anchor at WESH Orlando.
Sept 9/10: Tiffany McElroy/another former staffer here at NBC 10. 
The 10! Show airs weekdays at 11am! 
  
NBC 10 News Today Executive Producer Honored
Jennifer Wiggins, Executive Producer of NBC 10 News Today and 1994 graduate of Florida A&M University,
is being honored by her alma mater! She has been named the 2010 recipient of the ‘Thelma Thurston
Gorham Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications at FAMU.
 
The late Thelma Thurston Gorham (1913-1991) was the first journalism instructor at FAMU.
She was one of few African-American women to work in newspaper journalism at a time
when it was not fashionable for African Americans or women to do so. The prestigious award
honors successful alumni who have made significant contributions in journalism and in the community.
The award will be given out during homecoming festivities in October. Congratulations Jennifer!
 
 
And a Final Congrats and Good Luck…
To our colleague Kristen Welker as she begins her new job as an NBC News Correspondent.
Kristen will be based in Burbank and starts her new gig this Monday, August 30th.
Look for her on all platforms of NBC News, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC and msnbc.com. 

Former CB West Coach on Hard Knocks

Former Central Bucks West assistant coach Mike Pettine Jr. can be seen on “Hard Knocks:  New York Jets” on HBO.

Pettine is the team’s defensive coordinator.

Professor Wally

Former Channel 6 personality Wally Kennedy (who sounds great on KYW) will be teaching the course, “Media and Morality” at Immaculata College this semester. Former Channel 6 colleague Dave Frankel, who today works as an attorney, will be the first guest speaker.

Long live “AM Philadelphia!”

Merrill Reese Book

Eagles’ broadcaster Merrill Reese is the author of the new book ” Sportscasting: Turning Your Passion into a Profession.”