By Laura Nachman
County Courier Times
October 18, 2005
to industry sources, WB17 news anchor Mary Stoker-Smith will likely join CBS3
as a weekend anchor when the WB17 news closes shop in December.
It is not known yet whether Stoker Smith will anchor in the morning,
which is anchored by Cydney Long and Calvin Hughes or in the evening, which is
anchored by Anne-Marie Green. Sources say Stoker-Smith, who joined the WB17
news in April, also was offered a chance to apply for a reporter’s job at
NBC10. When reached by phone,
Smith would not comment on her future plans, but did say that she would like
to stay in town.
the news came out about WB17, my agent received a few inquiries from other
cities, but I’m hoping to stay. I
love it here. Philadelphia is
close to New York City, Atlantic City, and Washington D.C. and I love the
quality of life here.”
according to station sources, NBC10 weekday 5 p.m. news anchor Vince DeMentri,
reporter/sometimes anchor Lori Delgado, weekday 5 p.m. weather anchor Doug
Kammerer, and weekday sports anchor Vai Sikahema will be the lineup for new
WB17 news that will be produced by NBC10.
NBC10 weekend team - news anchor Lauren Cohn, weather anchor Amy Freeze, and
sports anchor John Clark will add the WB17 weekend show to their job
last scheduled day for “The WB17 News at 10” is December 10.
Insiders say it’s unlikely that Channel 10 will hire any reporters for the 10 p.m. show and will probably use its own to provide news for Channel 17. The reason? Money. Estimates place a starting salary for a reporter at NBC10 around 86-thousand dollars a year. It's cheaper to use an existing reporter at NBC10, rather than hire a new one.
PA resident and musical legend Patti LaBelle is the subject of “An All-Star
Salute to Patti Labelle: Live
From Atlantis” November 8 at 9 p.m. on UPN.
The special features performances by Nelly, Ashanti, Michael McDonald,
Boyz II Men, and a reunion of LaBelle’s 70’s group “LaBelle.” LaBelle
will be joined by Ashanti for “New Attitude,” Michael McDonald for “On
My Own,” and Nelly and Kelly Rowland for “Dilemma.”
to news industry web sites, 6ABC reporter Michele McCormack is leaving the
station to anchor for the weekday morning news for WISN-12, an ABC affiliate
in Milwaukee, WI. Though
Milwaukee (33) is a smaller market than Philadelphia (4), McCormack will
get to be a full-time anchor in Milwaukee.
Her last day on the air at 6ABC was Friday.
Fox29’s new reporter David Atwood arrives from WISN this month.
Bucks county native Paul McCrane is no longer a regular on “ER” as Dr.
“Rocket” Romano, he directed last week’s episode of “ER.”
Very Brady Thanksgiving
57 is airing a “Brady Bunch” marathon Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. – 6
p.m. Highlights include the Hawaii trilogy at 3 p.m., and “Getting Davy
Jones” at noon. Let’s sing
Performed by Davy Jones
look what you’ve done to me
and my whole world
you brought the sun to me
With your smile
You did it girl
telling you girl
unknown to me
you what you are
what you are
all I could ask for me
it’s good you feel that way girl
you girl for making the morning brighter
for making the nighttime nicer
for making a better world for me
you girl, for making the music softer
for making the nighttime warmer