Oops, KYW-3's Dunn it again

The newest member of the KYW-3 news team is meteorologist Chris Dunn.

Courier Times

The newest member of the KYW-3 news team is meteorologist Chris Dunn. The Earl Spencer lookalike will be the forecaster for the station's weekday 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts starting Monday. Dunn joins KYW-3 from KUTV, the CBS-owned station in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has been the station's chief meteorologist since August 1999.

He's also done time at stations in Miami and Fort Myers, Fla. Dunn is a native of Southern California. Carol Erickson, who had been doing weekday weather since John Stehlin was released in September, will return to weekend mornings. Paul Deanno, who joined the station in October continues with weekend evenings, and Tom Lamaine will be the weekday weather anchor in the morning.


The talk show from Oprah's protege, "Iyanla," was canceled (we still don't know how to pronounce her name). A 6ABC spokesperson said a second-run "Oprah" will probably take its place at 12:30 a.m. when "Iyanla" finishes at the end of March.

Another Oprah spin-off, "Dr. Phil," has cleared in over 90 percent of the country including KYW-3 for the fall.

NBC10 is one of the network's 13-owned-and-operated stations that wants the new daytime talk show from "America's Most Wanted's" John Walsh. So far the show has been cleared in 40 percent of the country to begin in the fall.

And Wayne Brady of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" joins the daytime bunch in the fall with an hour-long talk show that will air on the ABC-owned and -operated stations including 6ABC. A good guess is that it could air in the 10 a.m. timeslot in the fall, since "Regis and Kelly" at 9 a.m. and "The View" at 11 a.m. are definitely returning. However, a 6ABC spokesperson said no decision had been made yet about the 10 a.m. slot that currently holds "Rosie O'Donnell," who is leaving her show in the spring.


Shame on CN8's "It's Your Call With Lynn Doyle" for having an all-male panel discuss the Andrea Yates murder case recently. Evidently four men who've never had a baby were more qualified to discuss postpartum depression than any number of female experts in the area who could have been invited to take part in the discussion.


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Saturday, January 19, 2002