by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
Philadelphia news anchor and current New Jersey state senator Diane Allen
supports NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah’s decision not to release
her salary to the public, even though her husband Chaka Fattah is running for
mayor of Philadelphia.
shouldn’t be penalized because her husband wants to run for public
office,” Allen said in a phone conversation last week.
is hard when somebody in the family is involved in politics.
The world knows everything about you and it can be uncomfortable,”
said Allen, a ten-year veteran of the state senate.
Allen ran for office she released her salary because “I felt it was the
right thing to do.” Even though
she didn’t think it was fair, she also gave up her television appearances on
CN8 (Did anybody even know she was on CN8?)
place Chenault-Fattah’s salary in the six-hundred thousand dollar a year
range. Sources estimate that
Chenault-Fattah previously made more, but her new salary was reduced because
she only anchors one show a day now instead of three.
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the continuous personnel changes on “Good Day Philadelphia” through the
years, viewers were thrown when stalwart regulars Dorothy Krysiuk and Sue
Serio were off the air last week. Krysiuk
has been suffering from a bad back and Sue underwent knee surgery.
newsroom insiders are wondering if meteorologist Doug Kammerer could be the
next personality to leave the station. Sources
say his contract is up sometime in 2007 and he might want to pursue a chief
meteorologist position at another station following the lead of former weekend
meteorologist Amy Freeze who departed for the Fox affiliate in Chicago last
say newsroom staffers are unhappy that NBC10, in a perceived cost-cutting move
downsized the 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. shows to one anchor.
a move that would make Tony Soprano proud, Comcast strong-armed its viewers by
moving HBO to the more expensive digital tier a month before the last nine
episodes of “The Sopranos” began.
Field of 64
“Television Field of 64” championship match is set.
Here are the results from last week.
Grey’s Anatomy over (10) The Daily Show
(1) The Office over (1) American Idol
Our championship game will be (1) Grey’s Anatomy vs. (1) The Office
email your results to email@example.com.
Kate Flannery of “The Office” will appear at the annual NBC10 “Fit
Fest” this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Lanie Kazan (“Beaches!”) and Philly’s own Bianca Ryan, the winner
of “America’s Got Talent” will appear.