Friday, August 31, 2007

It's Official: Dahler Joins CBS 2

CBS 2 News announced yesterday that Don Dahler will join CBS 2 News as a weekend evening anchor. He will begin on September 8th and will co-anchor with Mary Calvi, according to Broadcasting & Cable. The announcement comes nearly two weeks after the Daily News first reported the story with the news that he could soon move to weekdays.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Bolaris' Long Island House On The Market

John Bolaris is selling his Wainscott home, according to Newsday. $2.695 million is the asking price for the five-bedroom, 4 ½-bath in Suffolk County. The paper has this description of it: "cedar-shingled, post-modern dwelling, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, has cathedral ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, media a room and a heated Gunite pool."

"It's my dream home," Bolaris told Newsday. "Growing up as a kid, I always wanted a home on the East End. We didn't have much when I was a kid. It was a goal to have a house like this. I worked really hard to get it."

"The weatherman said he will eventually buy another house south of Montauk Highway," says the paper, which mentioned that Bolaris would not comment on speculation that he will soon leave New York for Philadelphia.

Bolaris is currently CBS 2's weekend evening weatherman and also does forecasts for's "@ Your Desk" webcasts during the week.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Interns Report The News

The interns at CBS 2 News have just wrapped up production of their own newscast. It focuses on their experiences over the course of the summer and shows what interns in each department work on. You can check out the video on by clicking here.

And for more details on the internship itself and how to apply, click here.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Don Dahler to CBS 2 News?

CBS 2 News is "in the final stages" of hiring Don Dahler as anchor, Richard Huff reports today in the Daily News. The paper says that he is likely to be a weekend evening anchor, at least in the beginning, and could eventually move to weekdays. Huff adds: "As for the weekday part of the deal, a few contracts of weekday players are up soon, so Dahler's weekend run could be short."

Dahler joined ABC News as a correspondent in February 1999. He has also spent time at NBC News/CNBC and Fox News Channel and, before becoming an on-air reporter, he was a producer for CBS's 48 Hours. According to his ABC News bio, "Dahler has covered many of the biggest stories of the day, including the war in Kosovo, the school shootings at Columbine, the Oklahoma City tornadoes, and the presidential electoral recounts."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Petterson Named 11pm EP

Starting September 3rd, Lauren Petterson will be the executive producer of CBS 2 News at 11:00. She comes to CBS 2 from Fox News Channel, where she was senior producer of "Fox & Friends." Before that, she worked as senior broadcast producer and then executive producer of WPIX's "WB11 Morning News." She even has experience at WCBS-TV, where she was a producer.

According to Vice President and News Director David Friend: "Lauren has the newsroom experience and leadership skills we look for here at CBS 2. We are thrilled to welcome her to our production staff and look forward to what her creativity and editorial input will bring to our 11PM newscast."

For more information, check out the press release.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

"Sunburned" Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning at 11:00, CBS 2 will air a half-hour special called "Sunburned: Skin Cancer Exposed." It's hosted by Dr. Holly Phillips and Dr. Max Gomez and will feature a report by Kirstin Cole. For more information, click here for the press release.