Friday, August 23, 2013

Anchor Change Toteboard Tally

Some anchor changes are on tap at channels 10 and 3 next month. The big "get" is at 10 where Jim Rosenfield takes the main anchor seat on the 5, 6 and 11 weeknight broadcasts. Rosenfield arrives from D.C. powerhouse WRC-TV where he will be paired with Jacqueline London and Renee Chenault Fattah. Rosenfield has also anchored in New York and Chicago and the anticipation is that he brings an extensive news experience to the table. In the weather department Michelle Grossman departs, giving way to newcomer Tedd Florendo. Florendo worked previously at Las Vegas' KLAS-TV as a reporter, anchor and weather presenter. Meanwhile, at Channel 3, Jessica Dean joins Chris May on the anchor desk. Dean replaces the departed Susan Barnett who chose to depart a few months ago. Dean comes to Philadelphia from Little Rock's KARK-TV where she anchored. Prior, she reported and anchored at KATV. At FOX29, new-hire Chris Murphy joins Good Day Philadelphia's early team where he will anchor the 4:25 to 6 a.m. segment. Murphy anchored weekends in San Diego.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Condolences to Dann Cueller

6ABC's ACTION NEWS reporter, Dann Cuellar, has been off the airwaves of late. Dann's wife of 32 years, Marilyn, passed away Thursday July 25th at Taylor Hospice after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 60 years old. Marilyn is survived by a son and two daughters, a grandson; and a nephew. I send my condolences to Dann and his family.