Sunday, April 30, 2000

NEWS 2 Begins To Use New Graphics, New Music, and New Openings

On Thursday, April 27th, NEWS 2 began to use new graphics, new music, and new openings. The CBS 2 logo is now smaller and higher than it used to be. The bottom graphics are animated, as well as the new Over-The-Shoulder graphics. There is also a new COMING UP animation. A new split-screen also. And, the new openings look somewhat similar to the older ones (which premiered January 24th) because they show scenes of the city, and use the same words, but there is much more animation used. In my opinion, the new openings, graphics, and music are MUCH better than they used to be!

More People Will Be Leaving NEWS 2

The New York Post reported on Friday that weekend anchor Dana Adams, meteorologist Mark Danon, meteorologist Linda Church, and reporter Kraig Debro are leaving NEWS 2. The Post says that Dana Adams did not want to become a field-reporter, which might have caused her fiancee Mark Danon to leave. Linda Church did not like the idea of moving from the weekends to NEWS 2 This Morning. The paper does not say when they will leave.

Wednesday, April 12, 2000

BREAKING NEWS: Jim Rosenfield Leaves NEWS 2

Jim Rosenfield's last newscast with NEWS 2 was NEWS 2 at 5:00 on Tuesday, April 11th. The New York Daily News reports that Jim Rosenfeild was unable to come to terms with Joel Cheatwood, the station's new news director, about his future role with the station, so he was let out of his contract.

Jim Rosenfield joined NEWS 2 in October, 1998. He anchored NEWS 2 at Noon with Cindy Hsu, and NEWS 2 at 6:00 with Lisa Hill (formerly Lisa Cooley). On January 24th earlier this year, his assignment switched from NEWS 2 at 6:00 to NEWS 2 at 5:00.

Wednesday at Noon, the NEWS 2 opening just went like this: "From the heart of the tri-state area, street level on Fifth Avenue, this is NEWS 2 at Noon." There was no anchor introduction. And at 5:00pm that day, it went like this: "From the heart of the tri-state area, Lisa Hill, Cindy Hsu, Mark Danon's weather, and Warner Wolf on sports, this is NEWS 2 at 5:00."

It is not known at this time if Cindy Hsu will be the permanent replacement for Jim Rosenfield at 5:00, and if she will continue to anchor the morning and noon newscasts on NEWS 2.