Monthly Archives: June 2010

Former WB17 Weatherman Sighting

Former WB17 meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin, was spotted on the Weather Channel the last couple of days.  McLaughlin left his weekend meteorologist position at the NBC station in Dallas earlier this year and moved back to New Jersey. He’ll be filling in on various shifts in at the Weather Channel for the next month.
Speaking of the old WB17 news, Jenna Wolfe of the Weekend Today show is doing the best of the former WB news people.   Anyone out there remember some of the others?

Larry Leaves

Coincidentally, a day after I posted something about being a fan of The Joy Behar Show on HLN, CNN’s Larry King announced he will be finally be retiring from his 9 p.m. show.

Most agree that Larry has lost it over the last year or so.  The emergence of Behar in the spring was a factor.

As for Larry’s replacement, I would NOT like to see Ryan Seacrest get that job.  Katie Couric would be my choice.

CBS3 Names Replacement For Liz Keptner in A.M.

From CBS3:

Philadelphia, June 30, 2010 – Erika von Tiehl, an evening anchor at the CBS stations in Miami, will join Ukee Washington as co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on CBS 3 and The CW Philly this August, Susan Schiller, Vice President and News Director has announced.

Von Tiehl currently co-anchors the 5:30 p.m. newscast for WFOR-TV and the 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WBFS-TV in Miami. She has been with the Miami stations since 2007.  Previously, von Tiehl was a morning and noon news anchor for WKBW, the ABC station in Buffalo, New York and an anchor/reporter for KIEM, the NBC affiliate in Eureka, California.

Von Tiehl has specialized in breaking news coverage throughout her career, reporting on a variety of stories from a tsunami threat in Northern California to the search an escaped convict on the FBI’s “most wanted list” in New York State.  On the lighter side of the business, she has developed multiple lifestyle segments for the morning news programs she has anchored.

“Her background as a reporter, coupled with her versatility as an anchor, makes Erika a great addition to our morning team,” Schiller says.  “The morning news is a vehicle where you get to use every tool in the toolbox and she is well-prepared to do so and enthusiastic about the challenge.”  

Von Tiehl, is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications studies.  A native of Pasadena, California, this history buff says she is looking forward to living in such a celebrated city.  “The City’s reputation for rich history, museums and great neighborhoods precedes it,” she says, “and I can’t wait to dive in.”  

Eyewitness News This Morning airs 5 to 7 a.m. on CBS 3 and 7 to 9 a.m. on The CW Philly.   CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Loving Joy

I love The Joy Behar Show on Headline News.  Although she stole alot from Chelsea Handler’s show, I watch it all the time because it’s on earlier (9 p.m.), she has hilarious panels, and Joy herself is great – she really gets a chance to shine as she doesn’t have to fight for airtime like on The View.

Housewives a Fraud

Am I the only one who is having trouble accepting the “Real” Housewives of New Jersey after the news of Teresa’s Guidice’s bankruptcy?

Disgusted by Daytime Emmys

As a daytime fan, I was utterly disappointed in the Daytime Emmys which aired on CBS Sunday night.

The ceremony was ashamed to be about daytime dramas.  There were taped bits by David Letterman and Don Rickles who have nothing to do with soaps, then they trotted out bitter Dick Clark for an irrelevent “American Bandstand” tribute.

Half of the winners didn’t show (Ellen DeGeneres and Dr. Oz), and most of the winners were from CBS soaps that are getting canceled.

Hey producers:  for next year, just own it, and stop trying to win over new viewers and keep your current fans happy.   There are millions of us out here who love soaps, and don’t want to see our night taking a back seat to Vegas retreads Marie Osmond, Chubby Checker or Tony Orlando.

Philly Mag Reveals Klein and Gross Fighting Over Alycia Lane