Popular PIX 11 Morning News anchor Frances Rivera signed off for the last time Thursday morning. First reported by TunnedInNYCs Jerry Barmash last week Rivera was bought out of her contract with the station in an attempt to re-brand. Rivera a New Jersey native has been with WPIX for the past two years. Rivera seemed her normal self this morning as she anchored from 6AM-9AM. The show went on as always with news, weather and traffic updates. The show was filled with live reports from anchor Sukanya Krishnans home where reporter Dan Mannarino was talking with Krishnan about coming back to work after a few months on maternity leave. Rivera and fill-in-anchor Craig Treadway signed off at 9AM. Rivera said no on-air goodbyes to viewers, but she did send out a tweet earlier in the week to her followers. The tweet read “Never been into on-air goodbyes, so for my last week at work, I insist on a no fuss, genuine one right here: Much love and goodbye for now!” Fridays edition of the PIX11MorningNews from 4AM-9AM will be anchored by Craig Treadway and Dan Mannarino as Rivera is gone and Krishnan finishes up her maternity leave. WPIX has named Riveras replacement Kori Chambers who currently anchors Good Day Chicago in the windy city will relocate to New York and take over sometime in September. Krishnan is set to return to work Wednesday September 4th after the Labor Day weekend.
For more updates follow @NYNewser and @Ny_NewsObserver on Twitter.
For the second time in a week, Time Warner Cable has dropped CBS Owned Television Stations. This blackout affects millions in areas including New York City and Los Angeles.
Last Sunday at midnight, the contract between TWC and CBS officially expired, and CBS programming was pulled from Time Warner systems. However, just a half hour later, at the request of CBS, Time Warner Cable restored programming in all areas affected. The new deadline passed at 5pm today, and Time Warner Cable pulled CBS from it's systems. In New York City, WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV were pulled from the number one television market in America.
Image Courtesy WABC-TV
With the New York City mayoral race coming in November, the New York City Campaign Finance Board issued it's debate schedule. Debates will be held on WCBS 2 and WNBC 4, but WABC 7 was left out in an unexpected move by the Board. WABC, the number one station in New York, drawing the most viewers in most timeslots, was not selected for a debate. That didn't stop the team at Channel 7.
WABC managed to bring all of the candidates on board for an independent debate, one not organized by the Finance Board. Here is the Channel 7 debate schedule:
Comptroller, Democratic: Stream on 7online.com Friday, August 9th at 10am, broadcast on Channel 7 Sunday, August 11 at 11am.
Mayor, Republican: Stream on 7online.com Friday, August 9th at 1pm, broadcast on Channel 7 Sunday, August 11 at 12pm.
Mayor, Democrat: Stream live on 7online.com & broadcast live on Channel 7 on Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm.
Channel 7 is asking viewers to submit questions for the debates. Viewers can submit by email, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit the Channel 7 website for more information on submitting a question.
The sponsors of the Channel 7 debates are WABC-TV, the New York Daily News, Noticias Univision 41, and the New York City League of Women Voters.
Click here for the schedule of official debates organized by the NYC Campaign Finance Board.