Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Problems at Tango Traffic

Sources say most of the on-air talent at Tango Traffic have been kicked to the curb in a financial reorganization. Tango Traffic debuted January 1, 2011 on WPHL-TV digital 2 to become the country's first 24/7 network devoted to traffic. Vittoria Woodill, former 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. anchor, confirms her layoff on her Facebook page as well as her "lifestyle confidence blog" polishedforpennies. An excerpt of her January 24 2013 writing: "I’m going to start this post with this… Business is Business. If you’ve learned this or not, unfortunately, business can be a bit heartless. Not at times the reflection of the company, but the current “times”. My dad told me that a long time ago, and for any GREAT BUSINESS to succeed it comes with making TOUGH decisions. Laying people off is a tough decision, but sometimes that’s what has to be done for the betterment of a product to succeed, to deal with economic changes, yada yada. You can agree with me on that or not, but that’s how I see it and how I feel. With that said there are NO hard feelings in this post… It’s just another chapter of the story." Others let go include Stephanie Humphrey, Woodill's former co-anchor. Humphrey freelanced at KYW "Eyewitness News" as back-up traffic anchor for Bob Kelly prior to joining Tango Traffic. Morning guy, Jason Lee, remains on board, I'm told. Going forward, the station plans to air with voiceovers till further notice.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New York-bound...from Philadelphia

CBS 3's Anne-Marie Greene heads to New York to anchor CBS "Up To The Minute" and "CBS Morning News". She starts at CBS News tomorrow, January 21st. Greene came to CBS 3 in 2004 and reported for "Eyewitness News" as well as anchored for the weekend broadcasts. She is a native of Toronto where she began her career. Green will definitely be New York's gain and Philadelphia's loss.