Change in the weather at WPVI
A station source says that Cecily Tynan will take over weather duties for the 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekday news for Dave Roberts.
By LAURA NACHMAN
Is the earth off its axis? There will be another major change at "Action News." A station source says that Cecily Tynan will take over weather duties for the 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekday news for Dave Roberts. Roberts will remain with the 5 and 6 p.m. shows. This comes less than a month after the bombshell of 5 p.m. news anchor Marc Howard leaving the station for Channel 3. Tynan, 33, who currently is the weather anchor for the weekday early morning news, is one of the most popular personalities on WPVI. Roberts, 65, has been with the station since 1978.
WPHL, the lowest-rated broadcast station, received the
highest honor from the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards by winning
"Outstanding Single News Broadcast" at the 20th annual
ceremonies at the Crystal Tea Room atop the Wanamaker building Saturday
night. WTXF led all stations with nine awards, including
"Outstanding Morning Broadcast" for "Good Day
Philadelphia." "Lou Tilley's Sports Connection" on CN8
won for "Outstanding Sports Broadcast." Meanwhile, the station
that cut him loose a few years ago, KYW-3, wasn't even nominated in the
WPHL had a good week. Besides winning the Emmy, its 10
p.m. newscast beat WTXF in the ratings on Sept. 11 with a 3.3 rating to
a 3.2 rating for Channel 29.
Good news and bad news in the afternoon for KYW. The
good news is that "Dr. Phil" got off to a great start by
winning its timeslot Monday with a 6.2 rating/16 share at 3 p.m.,
beating WPVI's "General Hospital," which had a 5.7 rating/15
share. WCAU's "Montel Williams" had a terrible 1.4 rating/4
CN8 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor Connie Colla, 37, is
expecting her second child in March. Colla and her husband, who is a
photographer for WCAU, have a daughter, Sophia, 3. The newest reporter
on WPVI is Sarah Bloomquist, who arrives from the ABC affiliate in
Toledo, Ohio. Husband and wife Christian Farr and Karen Jordan were in
competition Sunday night at 10 p.m., as Farr anchored the news on WTXF
while Jordan anchored on WPHL.