Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman

Bucks County Courier Times
December 13, 2005


Former WB17 news anchor Scott Engler reports that hasn’t found a new position yet, but hopes to stay in Philadelphia.  Engler, whose two years at the station ended Friday with the last broadcast of the “WB17 News at 10,” recently completed his first novel, “The Ten Secrets:  A Father’s Last Gift,” which can be purchased through


Meanwhile, the new “WB17 News Powered by NBC10” debuts this week with NBC10 talent Vince DeMentri, Lori Delgado, Vai Sikahema, and Doug Kammerer.


“The CBS Evening News” with Bob Schieffer will broadcast live from the National Constitution Center tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to help launch the new exhibit “Benjamin Franklin:  In Search of a Better World.”   CBS3 news anchors Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane will co-host a half hour special that night at 7:30 p.m.  The exhibition coincides with the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.


Radio insiders say “The Radio Factor” with Bill O’Reilly could be the odd show out when “The Jay Severin Show” begins on WPHT 1210-AM in January.  Currently, the weeknight lineup is “Dom Giordano” from 6 – 9 p.m., “The Radio Factor” from 9 – 11 p.m., and “Rollye James” from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. Severin’s show is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Consumer Reporter Tracy Davidson hosts the half-hour special “NBC10 Consumer Alert Winter of Protection” tonight at 7 p.m. on NBC10.


“Christina’s Court” with Christina Perez will air on Fox29 and “Rachael Ray” will debut in syndication this fall. 


There is a nice feature about David Boreanaz, the son of 6ABC weather anchor Dave Roberts in this week’s “People” magazine.  (It's the one with Nick and Jessica on the cover, not to be confused with "The Star," "The National Enquirer," "US Weekly," or the other magazines with Nick and Jessica on the cover.) Boreanaz, who stars in “Bones” on Fox was on the same “Punk’d” episode on MTV as Eagle Terrell Owens.


Congratulations to Glenolden, PA native Stephenie LaGrossa, who was the runner-up on this season’s “Survivor.”  She earned 100-thousand dollars for second place.