Channel Surfing

By Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times

September 25, 2007


The homecoming for Levittown native Susan Barnett didn’t work out as planned, as she was replaced as co-anchor on the CBS3 weekday morning news with Liz Keptner.


In the last sweeps ratings period, CBS3 with Barnett, Ukee Washington, Bob Kelly, and Maria LaRosa came in third place from 5 – 7 a.m. behind 6ABC (Tamala Edwards, Matt O'Donnell, David Murphy, Karen Rogers) and NBC10 (Terry Ruggles, Lori Delgado, Bill Henley, and John Ogden). 


CBS3 replaced Brooks Tomlin with meteorologist LaRosa on the morning show earlier this year.


Barnett replaced Amy Caples in January of 2006.  Currently, Caples is a professor of communications at Temple University.


Barnett, a 1990 graduate of Harry S. Truman High School in Bucks county and the University of Delaware, had a baby boy a few months ago.


Meanwhile, former CBS3 weekend sports anchor Steve Bucci was spotted working as a reporter for Comcast SportsNet.  According to a CSN spokesperson, Bucci will be used on an “as-needed” basis.


NBC10 news anchor Tracy Davidson is one of the organizers of “Makeovers and Margaritas,” a fundraiser for the Susan B. Komen 3-Day 60-mile walk for Breast Cancer.  The “Makeovers and Margaritas” event takes place tomorrow (September 26) at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, PA from 5 – 9 p.m.


6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan and her husband Greg Watson welcomed baby daughter Emma on September 17.  She joins brother, Luke, 2.


The season premiere of “Bones,” starring David Boreanaz, son of 6ABC weather anchor Dave Roberts, airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox.   Also, “Back to You” with Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton airs at 9 on Fox.  For ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” and “Boston Legal” begin their first weeks of the season.  I’m still mad that James Spader beat James Gandolfini for “Best Actor” at the Emmys.  For CBS, “NCIS” and “The Unit” return along with the season premiere of the new Jimmy Smits show “Cane.”  Smits starred for years on “NYPD Blue” on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.  For NBC, “The Biggest Loser” (That could be the slogan for the entire network) and the season premiere of “Law and Order:  SVU” airs tonight.