Frankel shows his face on the radio

Former KYW and WPVI personality Dave Frankel filled in for Dom Giordano on WPHT 1210AM Monday.

Courier Times

Former KYW and WPVI personality Dave Frankel returned to the air for the first time since he left the anchor desk at KYW in September. He filled in for Dom Giordano on WPHT 1210AM Monday and will do so again periodically.

Frankel spent many years as a weather anchor on WPVI before making an ill-fated move to become a news anchor on KYW. Though he was taken off the air in the fall, his contract with KYW didn't expire until March. Frankel will also do a shift on "The Big Talker" on Saturdays. Frankel joins WPVI's Wally Kennedy who subbed on the station recently.


So why are we seeing WTXF traffic reporter Dorothy Krysiuk doing "Consumer Reports" segments on the "Ten O'clock News"? WTXF vice president and general manager Roger Lamay raved, "It was clear from the moment Dorothy joined us that she was capable of doing more (than traffic) and that our audience responded well to her. Thus we carved out the 'Consumer Reports' role for her in the morning and the 10 p.m."

When asked if Krysiuk would eventually become a fulltime reporter, Lamay said, "There are no current plans to change her status because we're convinced she's the No. 1 TV traffic reporter in the region." Though most of the time, traffic reporters are pigeon-holed in the "there's a delay on the expressway" route, a couple have moved to news, such as KYW weekend news anchor Robin Rieger.


Former WPVI reporter Rose Tibayan reports that the book that led to her departure from the station "Resumetapebook" is up to 700 pages. She has been working on the book full time since she parted ways with WPVI last month after being suspended for her participation in the resource book for journalists. Tibayan, who is Filipino, said she continues to be a journalism mentor to two neophyte journalists and has become reconnected with the Delaware Valley's Filipino American community. Meanwhile, WPVI has not hired a replacement for Tibayan, who worked for the station for almost four years.


WCAU still hasn't hired a replacement for weekend news anchor John Alston who left in January to seek fame and fortune as a weekday anchor. Monique Braxton is anchoring solo ... Feisty John Ziegler of CN8's "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle" is taking his act to Louisville, Kent., to host the 9 a.m.-noon shift on 50,000 watt radio station WHAS 840-AM beginning July 15. The confrontational commentator/columnist had become a virtual co-host on "IYC," but suddenly disappeared from the show without explanation two weeks ago. Ziegler's other talk radio stops include WIP-AM, WWDB-FM, and WPHT-AM. Though he projected a serious image on camera most of the time, there is a silly side to scratch golfer Ziegler, 35, who hosts the Web site ... Philly's Kim Delaney, whose show "Philly" was canceled by ABC, will return to series television in the highly anticipated spin-off to "CSI," "CSI Miami" on CBS. Fellow former "NYPD-Bluer" David Caruso stars. Meanwhile, Rick Schroeder is waiting for the phone to ring.


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June 29, 2002