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.

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