Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman

Bucks County Courier Times
December 6, 2005


For the third time in three years, “10” will be looking for a female co-host to join Bill Henley when Lauren Hart departs to pursue her musical career December 9.  (Hart took over for Tiffany McElroy, who took over for Sharon Reed.)


Some in-house potential candidates could be weekday morning anchor Dawn Timmeney, reporter Lori Delgado, and “10” “Moms on the Move” contributor Linda Swain.


Swain, who has been doing weekly feature on “10” for three years is said to be trying to syndicate “Moms” (


The morning show is scheduled to move from the Loews hotel in Center City to a studio at Channel 10 in Bala Cynwyd, PA at the beginning of 2006.  Hart will return to “10” as a guest to promote her new CD “Five Lifetimes” in January.


NBC10 viewers will have the chance to show off their holiday decorations during “Front Yard Weather” every night on the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news.  Weather anchor Doug Kammerer will report from a different home each night throughout the holiday season.  Mail or email your photos to the station.  Information is on


While you are on the web site, there is a fun game where you can throw snowballs at fellow NBC10 weather anchor Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz.


This Friday will be the final broadcast of the “WB17 News at 10” produced in-house with the team of Mary Stoker Smith, Scott Engler, Kirk Clyatt, and Matt Bionidi.  NBC10 will produce a newscast for the station December 12.  WB17 newsman and Bucks county resident Steve Highsmith will contribute to both stations.


CN8’s “Money Matters Today” hosted by Mary Cariaccioli celebrates its 500th episode tomorrow.


The 24th annual “DeBella DeBall” hosted by WMGK 102.9-FM’s John DeBella takes place tomorrow at the Cherry Hill Hilton.  Of course, next Friday is Howard Stern’s scheduled final broadcast on WYSP 94.1-FM (boo hoo).


Liz Keptner is the new Lehigh Valley reporter for CBS3.  She had been freelancing for the station this fall.


Paul Deanno officially signed off from CBS3 last week.  He’s going to a television station in Miami.  Brooks Tomlin (that can’t be his real name) takes his place on the weather team.


Congratulations to Glenolden, PA native Stephenie “with an E” LaGrossa who is in the top five of “Survivor.” LaGrossa is making the most of her second tour of duty on the show.


Fox29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” will air a “Holiday of Caring” to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program, December 12 from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m.  “Good Day” reporters will be collecting donations throughout the area that day including Sheinelle Jones, who will be at the Dunkin Donuts on North Easton Road in Doylestown, PA.


Industry sources are wondering what will happen to "Fridays with Frank" when the syndicated Jay Severin Show begins in January.  Severin's timeslot is 7-10 p.m. on weeknights.  Sid Mark does his tribute show to Frank Sinatra Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning.  It celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.


“A Very Brady Marathon” hosted by Sean Murphy was a winner for UPN57 on Thanksgiving. The top-rated episode was “Getting Davy Jones.” “The Bunch” regularly airs on TV Land.  Christopher Knight (Peter) and Adrianne Curry’s “My Fair Brady” will return for season two on VH1. It will be about the couple’s wedding plans.  Will season three be about “A Very Brady Baby?”