Monthly Archives: June 2012

Another Keith Jones Comes To Town

From NBC10:

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 25, 2012 – NBC10 Philadelphia announced today that Keith Jones will be joining the station as a morning news anchor in early July. Jones will co-anchor NBC10 News Today (M-F 4:30-7:00 a.m.) with NBC10’s Lori Wilson. In addition to his anchoring duties, he will file reports for NBC10 News.

Jones joins NBC10 from WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, where he spent two years as a reporter and anchor. Prior to that, he fulfilled the same role at WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA. During his tenure as morning news anchor at WHSV, the station was awarded ‘Best Morning News Show’ by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. He previously worked at NBC10 as a college intern while attending Villanova University.

“We’re excited to welcome Keith back to NBC10 as part of our on-air team,” said Eric Lerner, President & General Manager of NBC10 Philadelphia. “He has an enthusiasm and energy that our viewers will respond well to.”

Jones has distinguished himself as a solid reporter, covering stories including the dedication of the Flight 98 Memorial in Shanksville, the contentious 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s race, and the trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at NBC10,” said Jones, “I look forward to returning home and covering the important stories that affect the community I grew up in.”

Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and minors in philosophy and journalism from Villanova.


NBC10 (WCAU-TV Philadelphia) has been delivering news and entertainment to the Delaware Valley for over 60 years. Part of the NBC Owned Television Stations, NBC10 serves over five million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date news, weather, sports, consumer, health and traffic reports. NBC Philadelphia Nonstop, the station’s digital channel, offers more than 20 original entertainment and news programs and can be seen on Comcast 248, Verizon 460 and over-the-air at 10.2. Other NBC10 properties include and StudioTEN Creative Group.


Daytime Emmys Saturday Night

It’s hanging by a thread, but the Daytime Emmys take place on HLN Saturday at 8 p.m.


CSN Part-Timer Named To Starting Team

From CSN:



PHILADELPHIA – (June 19, 2012) – Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports coverage, today announced thatPhiladelphia native Danny Pommells has joined the network’s on-air team.  Pommells has been working part-time for the network since April 2012 after working in the financial field for the past three years.


Pommells’ duties will include reporting on all of Philadelphia’s sports teams for the network’s daily news shows, as well as contributing to and across the network’s mobile and social media platforms.


“I am so fortunate to be doing what I love in my hometown,” said Pommells. “My wife Michaela has been my biggest supporter throughout my entire career, and we are excited to be back in Philly. I look forward to once again being a part of the greatest sports town, and bring fans all the compelling storylines that the teams provide on a daily basis.”


“Danny’s a homegrown talent and his knowledge of Philly sports will make him a great addition to our talented team of on-air talent and Insiders,” said Comcast SportsNet Vice President of News Programming, Michelle Murray.


Pommells graduated from Temple University in 2002 with a degree in Communications.  Prior to Comcast SportsNet, he was the weekend sports anchor at KCRA in Sacramento, CA; WGAL in Harrisburg, PA, and WMDT in Salisbury, MD. 


Pommells’ Twitter handle is @DPommellsCSN.


Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of the NBC Sports Group, is the leading regional sports network reaching more than three million viewers in and around Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.  Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia provides local sports fans with the most sports coverage including more than 250 live game broadcasts of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, plus NCAA coverage, as well as Emmy Award-winning sports news and analysis. Visit for more information.


NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.  The NBC Sports Regional 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, CSS, Comcast Sports Southwest, and Comcast SportsNet Houston (launching October 2012).  NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), 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


NATAS Announces Officers


 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter Announces New Officers and Governors

Leading television executives from across the region promote excellence in the industry and educational opportunities


(Philadelphia) – The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the election of new officers and chapter leaders to its Board of Governors. Brad Nau, senior executive producer of special projects at Comcast SportsNet, has been re-elected president of the chapter, serving a one year term. Nau has more than 30 years of broadcast television experience and two decades of newsroom management experience. Before working at Comcast SportsNet, Nau worked as the director of photography at Fox News in Philadelphia. Nau started his career at WGAL-TV and resides in Lancaster.


In addition to Nau, the following officers have been re-elected to serve a consecutive one-year term.


Serving as Officers for NATAS Mid-Atlantic Chapter for 2012-13 will be:

Vice President – Dan Stamm, Content New Media and Interactive Media Researcher, NBC10

Stamm has been with NBC10 since 2004 and has worked in content new media since 2006. He is well-versed in news research and development on the Web. He resides in Philadelphia.


Treasurer – Jim DePury, News Director, WBRE-TV

DePury has 35 years of television news experience and is currently the News Director at WBRE. He served as news director at WPMT FOX43 for more than 14 years and produced at WGAL. DePury has also managed news rooms in St. Louis, Mo., Scranton, Pa., Jacksonville, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.  He was also a producer and reporter in Tampa and Miami, Fla. DePury lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 


Secretary – Michelle Bradsher, Director of Marketing and Communications, Melmark

Bradsher has more than a decade of television news experience. She is currently the director of Marketing and Communications at Melmark. Her previous experience includes Variety Club, executive producer at NBC10, and producing positions at CBS3 and WGHP in Greensboro, N.C. Bradsher lives in Havertown.









NATAS Announces New Officers & Governors

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In addition to the officers, the new Board of Governors (2012-2014) includes:


Courtney Brinkerhoff, CBR Productions

Tom Curra, WVIA-TV

Jim DePury, WBRE-TV

Doug Johnson, ROOT Sports

Neal Slotkin, Comcast SportsNet

Al Tedesco, Drexel University


Several individuals have been elected to serve as Governors At Large (2012-2014), retaining full voice and full vote privileges:


Vince DeFruscio, CBS3

Chris McWilliams, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Gwynedd Mercy College

Leigh Pullekines, NBC10

Erik Smith, FOX29


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Mid-Atlantic NATAS is a non-profit, professional association with 650 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware representing more than 32 television stations, numerous cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions. Please visit the website,, for information about membership benefits and programs.

Tasty New Show

If you want to know what fast food chain has the fastest drive-thru window or who invented the pizza box, then you’ll enjoy Fast Food Mania on Destination America, Sundays at 10 p.m. (Verizon 168).

Answers – Wendy’s and Dominos

Eddie Money Playing Concert – No Money Needed

From WMGK:



Bala Cynwyd, PA (June 15, 2012): Classic Rock 102.9 MGK and XFINITY Live Philadelphia are pleased to announce 102.9 MGK’s Philly FREEdom Concert with Eddie Money on Tuesday July 3, 2012 at XFINITY Live. Admission and parking will be free. “We’re thrilled to bring a free concert with a legendary classic rock artist like Eddie to the Philadelphia area’s most exciting new venue, XFINITY Live,” said WMGK Program Director, Charley Lake.

The doors of XFINITY Live will open to the public at 11am. The WMGK House Band All That Matters will play at 7:30pm. Eddie Money will take the stage at 9pm. Additional classic rock cover bands may be added to the bill. A full list of items that will be allowed into the venue that day can be found at

Eddie Money burst onto the rock scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum. It featured the hit songs “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money also has enjoyed success with songs like “Think I’m in Love”, “Shakin” ,“Take Me Home Tonight” and “I Wanna Go Back.”
About XFINITY Live
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is a dining and entertainment district located in the Wells Fargo Complex. Venues include The Philly MarketPlace, Spectrum Grill, Broad Street Bullies Pub, PBR Bar and Grill, Victory Beer Hall and the NBC Sports Arena.

The expansive outdoor area of XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is centered around the XFINITY™ On Demand Theater, a 24-foot wide, Sony LED video board, which shows both sports game and family friendly movies. Adjacent to the XFINITY™ On Demand Theater, the NBC Sports Field, an outdoor miniature artificial turf field, which hosts numerous activities and free concerts.
102.9 WMGK-FM is owned by Greater Philadelphia Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 23 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.


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Broadcast Pioneers Celebrate 80 Years of Channel 3

Susan Barnett, Betty Killner Davis, Trudy Haynes, Tom Lamaine, Big Al Meltzer, Ray Murray, Dick Sheeran, and Dick Standish will be on hand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Channel 3, at the Broadcast Pioneers’ luncheon, Wednesday, June 20th at noon, at the Bala Golf Club.  Former Eyewitness News anchors Vince Leonard and Mort Crim will participate via telephone, and Marciarose will moderate the discussion.