Here’s the 2010 local television year in review.
The Early, Early, Early Show – All of the local stations (except NBC10) launched 4:30 a.m. newscasts. Fox29 pulled a TBS by starting at 4:25.
Gone National – NBC10’s Kristen Welker was promoted to the NBC Nightly News.
Recycling Project – Former NBC10 newspeople Karen Hepp and Lauren Cohn joined Fox29.
Goodbye – Veteran weatherman Dave Roberts retired and reporters Lauren Wilson and Denise James also departed from 6ABC. Currently, Erin O’Hearn’s status is up in the air. After replacing Dawn Stensland at 10 p.m., less than six months later Kerri Lee Halkett was gone from Fox29.
Format Change – Fox29 switched to a more interview-commentary newscast.
Notable Newcomers – Lisa Hillary of Comcast SportsNet, Shirleen Allicot of 6ABC, Justin Drabick of CBS3, NBC10’s 24 hour channel
Spinal Tap Drummer – Erika von Tiehl becomes the fourth co-anchor to join Ukee Washington on the CBS3 morning news, following Liz Keptner, Susan Barnett, and Amy Caples.
Mellowing With Age – Former tabloid staple John Bolaris had a scandal-free year.
Still The Same – Former NBC10 troublemaker Vince Dementri found himself out of a job in NYC after an altercation with a driver.
Good Year For CSN – Thanks to the great years of the Flyers, Phillies, and Eagles.
For Who, For What – Better Philly on myPHL17