Friday, June 22, 2007

Wragge and Johnson Promoted to 11:00

Richard Huff breaks the news in today's Daily News: "Chris Wragge and Kristine Johnson on Monday will become the A-Team at WCBS/Ch. 2." The pair will trade in their noon anchoring duties for the 11:00 p.m. spot. Dana Tyler and Jim Rosenfield will move to noon.

Here are some of General Manager Peter Dunn's comments to the paper:
- "We've been trying to work on every newscast since we've been here. Everything we've done so far has been a benefit to the station."
- On recent ratings increases: "We just want to keep that momentum going. We have tremendous confidence in all our anchor teams, we just want to put them in the right time slot."
- On not wanting to rank his teams: "I would never put an A-C or C label, they're all very experienced. They all do a phenomenal job."

In other news, Dr. Max Gomez returns to Channel 2 as a freelance medical reporter, while Dr. Holly Phillips will remain the station's lead reporter on that front.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This story is hilarious. They should be encouraging people to watch CBS2 not drive them away.

jersey girl said...

I think this is a big mistake. Jim aand Dana have more experience; Chris and Kristine ARE good, but they're a new team. I think they should work a little longer on the noon and 5 before they become "the A team". It just seems a bit premature to promote them, and like a demotion for Jim and Dana.