Monday, August 16, 2010

Glaros Heads to WBBM

Megan Glaros is following Kate Sullivan to Chicago's WBBM. The weekend morning meteorologist and weekday entertainment reporter will be doing weather for WBBM's retooled morning newscast. The Chicago Sun-Times reports she will be joined by another WCBS alum: Steve Bartelstein, who will be one of the new morning anchors.

Glaros' last day at CBS 2 was yesterday. While no mention of it was made on-air, Rob Morrison tweeted the news before the cameras turned on:
Attention NY viewers: Last morning with the lovely @MeganGlaros. Our loss is Chicago's gain.
Morrison also tweeted this photo after the newscast:

Glaros announced her move via Twitter later in the afternoon:
It's true! I'm off to CBS Chicago! Going home to do my thing. You're all making me feel very loved!
She began at CBS 2 in May 2008.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Friend Promoted to CBS Television Stations

CBS 2's news director and vice president David Friend will be overseeing all of the CBS owned and operated stations. Broadcasting & Cable reports that Friend has been promoted to senior vice president of news for CBS Television Stations, where he'll also work to strengthen CBS Radio and television partnerships.

Friend joins general manager Peter Dunn and creative services director Bruce Erik Brauer in adding the entire CBS O&O group to their WCBS duties.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CBS 2 Changes Twitter Name

CBS 2's Twitter account, @wcbstv, just announced to its 7,756 followers that the station will be using a new account name:

The new name, @eyeonny, currently has 83 followers. Interesting that the station chose to start a brand new account instead of simply changing the name and keeping the 7,756 followers it already had. Launches

Web surfers who type into their browser are now redirected to, the website that combines the resources of CBS 2 News with CBS Radio stations WCBS, WINS and WFAN. The same also happens when you type in and while redirects to the sports page.

Until this morning, redirected to despite the new (well, old) web address being promoted on television since last week.

It is interesting to note that Kate Sullivan's bio is no longer on the website. It had been reported that Sullivan's last day at CBS 2 News would be last Friday but no indication was made on the morning or noon newscasts of her leaving. Cindy Hsu has been anchoring alongside Maurice DuBois this week with no mention of her being "in for" Sullivan. Promos for the morning newscast featuring the entire team have also stopped airing.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 Beta

Here's a look at the new, which combines CBS 2, 1010 WINS, WCBS NewsRadio 880 and WFAN SportsRadio 66 in a clean design.
CBS 2 is joining forces with the most trusted local CBS RADIO stations in New York to give you the best New York has to offer.
Typing into a browser still redirects to despite being promoted on television already. The new website has "beta" by the logo, which might explain why the weather on the front page header is "N/A".

The new home page has the video player lower on the right side than the current design but the video page sports a larger video player window. looks to aim to become a search engine for New York with this CBS Local Search page.

It also appears that new Twitter and Facebook names will be used for the merged identities: and .