Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween at CBS 2

It's Halloween and CBS 2 is celebrating. There is a five-second ID that wishes viewers a happy and safe Halloween. (The name Bruce appears on one of the tombstones, seen below.)

The bug during this morning's news also got the spooky treatment with a pumpkin taking the place of the CBS eye.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fadal in The New York Times

The Times has a writeup about Tamsen Fadal's wedding to "professional matchmaker and dating coach" Matt Titus. The two got married two weeks ago at Tavern on the Green.

The story talks about how the two first met back in October 2004 when Fadal was a reporter for KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Two months later, "Ms. Fadal was offered a freelance assignment at WCBS, and Mr. Titus volunteered to drive her from Philadelphia to her 3 a.m. shift. Five days a week. 'She’d get out of the car, and I’d drive back to Philly,' he said. He would return to New York to pick her up at 1 p.m."

It goes on to talk about how both lost their moms to cancer and even has a quote about Fadal from Magee Hickey. There's also a video of Fadal and Titus talking about how they met.

Friday, October 19, 2007

CBS 2 News to Cover Joe Torre Press Conference Live

It was the top story yesterday at 5, 6 and 11: Joe Torre rejected the Yankees' one-year, five-million-dollar contract to return to manage the team next year. And now, after 12 years, the Torre era comes to an end.

CBS 2 News will break in to take Torre's press conference live at 2 p.m., which will be the first time Torre is seen and heard publicly since the news broke late yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bolaris to Join WTXF

This won't come as a surprise to anyone but John Bolaris is expected to join WTXF Fox 29 in Philadelphia as chief meteorologist. That's according to the Philadelphia Daily News's Dan Gross, who says that the station could make the announcement as early as Monday. Gross also reports that Bolaris is undergoing surgery today for a sports hernia at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Fadal to Wed, Write a Book

This morning's Starr Report has some interesting tidbits about reporter Tamsen Fadal: This Saturday, she's getting married to "dating coach" Matt Titus at Tavern on the Green. In January, he'll star in his own reality show on Lifetime: "Matt Titus: Matchmaker." Then in February, "Why Hasn't He Called?", a book the two authored together, comes out.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Keefe Says Goodbye

CBS 2's weekend morning anchor Brendan Keefe signed off today.

In the last two minutes of the 8:00 hour this morning, Deborah Garcia said, "We have some sad news to report: Today is Brendan's last day here at WCBS. He is off to Cincinatti with his family... we're going to miss you."

Keefe then said his goodbye: "This is my last morning at WCBS and I wanted to say 'thank you,' for you have invited me into your home these last five years. New York is my home and I am leaving it, literally, for greener pastures with the blessings and support of the good people here at Channel 2. This is the greatest television station in the greatest city in the world and that is because of the people here. You are simply the best. Just know that, wherever I go, I will take you and New York with me in my heart because that's where you will always be. Thank you."

Elise Finch seemed disappointed because his statement was missing something. "He didn't end with a joke!" she said.

Garcia added a few more words. "We're going to miss you so much," she said. "You make three hours fly by... Cincinatti is a very lucky city and your station is very lucky to get you."

Keefe provided some insight into why he decided to make the move. "When you have a baby, it changes everything in the world, and I've got that little six-month-old boy at home. When you look into those eyes, suddenly you decide that maybe going to Iraq every other year isn't necessarily the assignment. So that's why the decision was made."