Philadelphia forecasters on the run

The new weatherman on Fox-Philadelphia's "Ten O'Clock News" is a familiar face.

Courier Times

WPVI-TV/6-ABC's Cecily Tynan bears her belly-button and its ring on the cover of "Runner's World."

The new weatherman on Fox-Philadelphia's "Ten O'Clock News" is a familiar face. Weekend weather anchor Rob Guarino has been named the weekday weather anchor, taking over for Frank Cariello, whose contract was not renewed.

"This is a great opportunity for both the station and Rob," said Fox-Philadelphia Vice President and General Manager Roger LaMay. "He's not only knowledgeable about weather but he will bring enthusiasm to community events."

Guarino, who began at Fox-Philadelphia in 1996, has been nominated for four Emmy awards, winning the Mid-Atlantic Emmy for the 1996-97 season. A University of Delaware graduate, Guarino previously worked in Indianapolis and Syracuse. He currently lives in South Jersey with his wife, Dina and daughter, Mia.

Until Fox-Philadelphia names a permanent weekend weather anchor, "Good Day Philadelphia's" Sue Serio and Guarino will alternate Saturdays and Sundays.


Speaking of weather watchers, WPVI-TV/6-ABC's Cecily Tynan is the cover girl for the February issue of "Runner's World" magazine. Tynan, a serious runner, and one of the most popular personalities on "Action News," got approval from news director Carla Carpenter before posing for the cover shot in which she is wearing a belly-button ring.


KYW-3 is providing 30-second news updates anchored by Pat Ciarrocchi, Ukee Washington and Amy Caples for its sister station UPN-57 weekdays between 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Late last year, KYW-3 started doing weather updates in primetime for UPN. (What's next, Dave Frankel on "Moesha"?) According to KYW-3 sources, there are no plans for a full newscast on UPN-57.


Patti LaBelle narrates the special "Black Philadelphia Memories" on WHYY-TVFeb. 1 at 10:30pm. The Uptown Theatre, the election of the city's first black mayor, W. Wilson Goode, and more are explored.

Laura Nachman can be reached at her Web site "Brady Residence," at


Thursday, January 11, 2001