Kaity Tong and Blackmon began anchoring the broadcast on January 11, 2016. [21], On April 2, 2007, investor Sam Zell announced plans to purchase the Tribune Company, with intentions to take the publicly traded firm private. In 1985, Harper left WPIX for WNBC-TV, where she replaced John Hambrick as Chuck Scarborough's co-anchor on the 6 p.m. edition of News 4 New York. [18][19] As part of the announcement, Tribune signed ten-year affiliation agreements with the network for 16 of its 19 WB-affiliated stations, including WPIX. Would you like to receive local news notifications on your desktop? ", "Jesse Palmer and 'Daily Mail TV' to debut from familiar NYC home", "PIX11 announces Morning News expansion; station adds 9 a.m. hour beginning Jan. 2020", "WPIX Expanding News With New Hour at 10 a.m.", "2017 TCS New York City Marathon to be Broadcast on ABC7, ESPN2 and Available Globally in Over 616 Million Households on Sunday, November 5", List of local television stations in North America, List of United States stations available in Canada, List of American cable and satellite networks, 1994 United States broadcast TV realignment, 2006 United States broadcast TV realignment, List of Canadian television stations available in the United States. [99] On December 19, 2012, Jodi Applegate left WPIX, to prepare for the birth of her child through a gestational surrogate. [100] In March 2014, WPIX hired consumer reporter Arnold Diaz (who was fired by WNYW two months earlier due to the shutdown of its consumer investigative unit) to head up a new four-person investigative unit. Peggy Finnegan WPIX News. WPIX earned the biggest ratings of all the stations airing the program, with an 11.7/17 rating. Since 1992, WPIX has produced PIX News Closeup (hosted by WPIX senior correspondent Marvin Scott since its debut), a half-hour public affairs and interview program on Sunday mornings that focuses on domestic and international issues in the news, and discussions on political issues. Joe Harper summarily retired from broadcasting after his run on WPIX ended (he died in 1983). The program was cancelled after an FCC complaint that some of Tillman's "man on the street" interviews were staged with paid actors, most notable of which was a "pro-Castro sympathizer", who was "interviewed" with a copy of the Daily Worker newspaper conveniently tucked under his arm. [96] WPIX's sports department was shut down in March 2011, with sports segments being reduced to a two-minute feature presented by the station's news anchors. She is an actress and producer, known for Lude godine (1977), Strange Night (1990) and Sest dana juna (1985). Get up-to-the-minute reporting, videos and other special coverage of New York City's largest borough featured on WPIX and PIX11.com. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: On January 1, 2011, Tribune launched its new digital broadcast network, Antenna TV, which affiliated with WPIX through a new fourth digital subchannel. WPIX's newscasts also saw increases in the morning and at 10pm in the 25–54 demographic. On April 13, 2016, WPIX made an announcement of more anchor changes preceding May Sweeps. From 1977 to 1984, WPIX used the Action News title and format for its local news programs. reporter. [83][84] WPIX has also carried NFL Network Thursday Night Football telecasts involving the Giants or Jets[83] (mostly prior to the NFL's decision to simulcast most Thursday night games on CBS, NBC, or Fox). On June 9, the station reduced the morning newscast to four hours (with the 4 a.m. hour replaced with syndicated programs) to allow the station "the flexibility to invest more resources into the key morning hours". He was an actor, known for For Heaven's Sake (1926), The Battling Orioles (1924) and Safety Last! Mike Moyer was born on February 2, 1953 as Mike G. Moyer. The station's first news program, TelePIX Newsreel, was the first in New York City to consist entirely of filmed coverage. WB network and syndicated daytime programs (such as Maury and Jerry Springer) became more prominent on channel 11's schedule starting in 1996 at the expense of most of its local-interest programming outside of news. [26] Cablevision accused Tribune of demanding higher carriage fees (claiming to total in the tens of millions of dollars) for use to help pay off debt, and alleged that it illegally bundled carriage agreements for WPIX and Hartford's WTIC-TV (which was later pulled as well, but unlike co-owned WCCT, was initially unaffected due to a separate carriage agreement); the company denied the claims, stating its approach complied with FCC regulations. The program was cancelled after an FCC complaint that some of Tillman's "man on the street" interviews were staged with paid actors, most notable of which was a "pro-Castro sympathizer", who was "interviewed" with a copy of the Daily Worker newspaper conveniently tucked under his arm. WPIX lead engineer Steve Jacobson[13] was among those who were killed in the terrorist attack. Her love for her family is evident even in social media accounts, as she often posts photos with them. Kaity Tong and Blackmon began anchoring the broadcast on January 11, 2016. Duncan Bannatyne was born on February 2, 1949 in Clydebank, Scotland as Duncan Walker Bannatyne. [111], Special guest Coby Kranz was invited onto the daily news segment on his 11th birthday, because he was one of the only people to turn 11 on 11/11/11.[112]. After Harper's run on WNBC ended in 1991, she retired from the news business and moved to Capileira, Spain. Because of this, following closure of the Nexstar–Tribune merger and sales associated with the deal, WPIX became Scripps' largest station by market size (displacing ABC-affiliated WFTS-TV in Tampa–St. WPIX discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, at 12:30 p.m. on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television. This is according to WPIX News anchors/reporters’ salaries. Petersburg) while its Los Angeles sister station KTLA became Nexstar's largest station (supplanting MyNetworkTV-affiliated KRON-TV in San Francisco). 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It was during the initial broadcast of that event that WPIX unveiled a stylized serifed "11" logo; the new numerical look eventually became the full-time logo, augmented with The WB's logo after the station affiliated with that network in 1995.