By Laura Nachman
January 23, 2003
CN8 news anchor Connie Colla,
expecting a baby boy, plans to work as far as possible up to her due
date of March 30. Colla said her three-year-old daughter Sophia
had an interesting name suggestion for her little brother. "Sophia
wanted to name him Cinderella. I told her he may get teased in
school about that one, so she said, "Ok mom, how about Boy
Cinderella?" Arthur Fennell will anchor solo while Colla is
on maternity leave. Colla, with CN8 for two years, said that working the
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. news allows her to spend most of the day with her
kids, which makes a great balance. Colla began her career in
Philadelphia as the co-anchor of the morning news on WCAU from
Meanwhile Fennell's ex-wife Toni
Yates is returning to WPHL from maternity leave WPHL Monday, January 27.
Yates, 40, became a mom for the third time in early December, when she
gave birth to Gabriel Wendell Harvey.
That upcoming CN8 mid-morning
newscast will be based out of the New Castle, Delaware Studios where the
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. news resides (yes, the Philadelphia news is broadcast
from out of state). However, the daily shows "Money Matters
Today," "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," and "The
Sports Connection with Lou Tilley" are taped in a Center City
location. It's admirable that CN8 is adding more local
programming, but why is it expanding during the week, instead of
starting a weekend newscast? News doesn't stop on the weekend,
"Sex and the City" fans
don't have to wait until the season opener in June to see Sarah Jessica
Parker and company. The book "Sex and the City: Kiss and
Tell" is available in bookstores. It includes over 750-full
color photographs and everything one would want to know about the show,
which just won a "Golden Globe" award for Kim Cattrell.
Penn Valley natives Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg are writers for
the HBO hit show.
Though WCAU fill-in weather anchor
Kirk Clyatt may not have a full-time job, he does have a web site,
www.KirkClyatt.com. WCAU continues to search for another full-time
meteorologist to join chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane"
Schwartz, Bill Henley, and Amy Freeze.
Expect a new set to be
debut on KYW's "Eyewitness News" in February.
This is reaching, but maybe one bright spot in the Eagles loss to Tampa
Bay is that we won't see the requisite "cheesesteak shop in San