Jan. 27—Wichita is used to seeing them on television, but not like this. Katherine Scott. [29] Following the departure of Diane Sawyer, the title of the program was also silently rebranded back to World News Tonight for the first time since 2006, albeit with "ABC" attached to the title now. In May 2006, Vargas announced her resignation from World News Tonight. Alicia is also the co-host of 6abc's weekly entertainment program, FYI Philly. Time for another broadcast news hottie and if you are living in Philadelphia and its burbs you should be familiar with the hunkiness of 6ABC’s Brian Taff who co-anchors the TV station’s Action News at 4pm as well as Action News at 10. The program was replaced again by Asia Business Report and Sport Today on March 30, 2015.[39]. It is currently the most watched network newscast in the United States, with an average of 2 million more than its nearest rival, NBC Nightly News. Good luck in the Big Apple, Shirleen! In 1967, the inexperienced Jennings left the anchor chair and was reassigned by the news division as an international correspondent for the news program. This is a listing of current and former New York City television news anchors. Ratings slowly climbed to the point where World News Tonight eventually beat both NBC Nightly News and the CBS Evening News, marking the first time ever that ABC had the most-watched network evening newscast. During his career, Jennings had reported from every major world capital and war zone, and from all 50 U.S. states, according to the network. [3] Starting on February 6-7, 2021, Whit Johnson and Linsey Davis will anchor the weekend editions, with Johnson anchoring on Saturdays and Davis anchoring on Sundays. Brian Taff 6ABC News Anchor, Shirtless, Wife or Girlfriend. Reasoner would eventually return to CBS and 60 Minutes, while Walters became a regular on the newsmagazine 20/20. His death ended the era of the so-called "Big Three" anchors: Jennings, NBC's Tom Brokaw, and CBS's Dan Rather (the latter two had retired from their positions as the respective anchors of NBC Nightly News and the CBS Evening News within the year prior to Jennings's death). Jeff Chirico. At the time, it was unknown what ABC News planned to do until Woodruff returned to the anchor chair, which appeared not to be within the near future, and when Vargas began her maternity leave. ALEJANDRO A. 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Charles Gibson was then named sole anchor of the program, effectively replacing Vargas and her injured co-anchor Woodruff. Jim, at the age of 72, hasn't even hinted at retirement, and he currently works for 6abc Action News/WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On October 1, 2012, World News debuted a new logo, opening theme (which was composed by Hans Zimmer, replacing the longtime Bob Israel-composed theme), an updated set and new graphics package. He, along with former anchors Glenda Silvey, Beth Rengel, Scott Thompson, and Lisa Jones, joined Terry Hood to reflect on their glory years at News On 6. The practice continued until 1982, when real-time closed captioning was first introduced in the United States by the National Captioning Institute.[5]. Since 2015, the broadcast has been anchored by Lester Holt on weeknights, José Díaz-Balart on Saturday and Kate Snow on Sunday. WPVI Action News (TV Series 1970– ) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb Eventually, Melissa got promotion and became Noon Anchor for KBAK-TV. [27] By the time Sawyer left World News, the program was the #1 network evening newscast in all major key demographics and significantly closed the ratings gap with NBC Nightly News in total viewership.[28]. David Muir anchored the weekend program until he took over the weekday broadcast in September 2014. In April 2005, Jennings announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and, as before, other ABC News anchors – mostly consisting of 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas and Good Morning America co-anchor Charles Gibson – filled in for him. Bill Owen would replace Bill Rice as announcer for a year. As of August 10, 2020, World News Tonight Marked 11 Consecutive Weeks as America's Most-Watched Show.[33]. Furthermore, she focused on her Youtube channel dubbed I_am_Isabela_Kituri in which she … On September 8, 2020, ABC World News Tonight debuted a new title card, reintroduced the long-time Bob Israel-composed opening theme (replacing the Hans Zimmer theme) and an updated set and new graphics package. Occasional contributions included special reports by Walters, who was credited as anchor of the special coverage desk from New York City and worldwide, and commentary by Smith, who was easing into eventual retirement. Woodruff and Vogt were then evacuated to a U.S. military hospital in Germany, before later being transferred to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland for further treatment and released for outpatient treatment. ", "ABC News changes mark a big 'turning point, "ABC's 'World News Tonight' anchor David Muir reflects on two years behind the desk", "World News Tonight Is No. The last time World News held the top spot was during the 1998–99 season when Peter Jennings sat at the anchor's desk, according to Nielsen. 6ABC anchor Jim Gardner at his desk in April 2013. In Hong Kong, the program was broadcast live on TVB Pearl daily at 07:30 until 08:00 HKT until May 31, 2009, when it was replaced by NBC Nightly News. Image: Melissa during her work at 6abc news channel Additionally, she has also worked for CBS/Fox affiliate located in Bakersfield, California, where another journalist Clarissa Ward also served. Jim Gardner is an American journalist and a gifted news writer with dead-on journalistic instincts. [clarification needed]. On that date, the program debuted an updated set, new graphics during the introductory segment, along with a new announcer, Mike Rowe (then host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs), who replaced longtime announcer Bill Rice. Max Robinson – who became the first African American network news anchor upon his appointment on the program – anchored national news from the news division's Chicago bureau. [6] Reynolds, who was demoted when the network hired Reasoner, returned as lead anchor, reporting from ABC News' Washington, D.C. bureau. Shedden, David (April 4, 2006; updated September 8, 2011). Since 2014 the program has been called ABC World News Tonight. Because of declining affiliate interest (in part because of the proliferation of 24-hour cable news channels such as CNN) and low viewership, ABC discontinued the late-night weekend reports in September 1991. Not even the Super Bowl and the Olympics were enough to stop the ratings dominance of Jim Gardner and his colleagues at 6ABC. The program returned to using separate anchors for the weekend broadcasts afterward, with Cecilia Vega being named anchor of the Saturday broadcast and Tom Llamas named anchor of the Sunday edition in February 2015. Malpass joined WPVI-TV/Channel 6 in January of 1988 as a reporter / anchor. Jamie Apody. Trish Hartman. Some former anchors of the weekend news broadcasts include Sam Donaldson (Sunday edition, 1979–1989), Kathleen Sullivan (Saturday edition, 1985–1987), Barry Serafin (Saturday edition, 1987–1988), Forrest Sawyer (Sunday edition, 1989–1993), Carole Simpson (Saturday edition, 1988–1993; Sunday edition, 1993–2003), Elizabeth Vargas (Saturday edition, 1997–2003; Sunday edition, 2003–2004), Jim Avila (Saturday edition, 2006–2007), Terry Moran (Saturday edition, 2004–2005), Bob Woodruff (Sunday edition, 2004–2005), Dan Harris (Sunday edition, 2006–2011) and David Muir (Saturday edition, 2007–2011; Saturday and Sunday editions, 2011–2014). Moreover, Ducis is a loving and supportive husband. Beginning on August 15, 2005, the broadcast was introduced simply as World News Tonight and it remained that way until January 2006. [21] Substitute anchors for the program during Sawyer's tenure when she was away or on assignment, in addition to Vargas, included David Muir (who by that point, anchored the weekend editions of World News and served as a weekday correspondent), George Stephanopoulos, Cynthia McFadden, Dan Harris, Paula Faris and Byron Pitts (with the exception of McFadden, who left ABC News in August 2014, most of these anchors/correspondents have also served as substitutes following Muir's appointment as anchor of the program). It was the first time that World News had won consecutive sweeps periods since 1996, the year ABC News ceded the ratings crown to NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. [4] In 1962, Ron Cochran was appointed as full-time anchor, staying with the program until 1965. In the United Kingdom, the program was shown Tuesday through Fridays at 1:30 a.m. on BBC News, a channel that is frequently simulcast by BBC One at this time, meaning the program was broadcast on analogue terrestrial television in many parts of that country until the digital transition. It was also available on the BBC's on-demand service BBC iPlayer for 28 days after its domestic broadcast. Harry Reasoner, formerly of CBS News and 60 Minutes, joined ABC News in 1970 to co-anchor the relaunched ABC Evening News with Smith, beginning that December, replacing Reynolds. Bryant Gumbel, former anchor of NBC's Today Show and CBS' The Early Show; Savannah Guthrie, current co-anchor of NBC's Today Show; Tamron Hall, formerly of NBC's Today Show, NBC News and MSNBC; Judd Hambrick; Mike Hambrick; John Hambrick, formerly WEWS-TV, KRON-TV, KABC-TV, WNBC, WTVJ and WCIX; Leon Harris, WJLA-TV; Paul Harvey (deceased), News & Comment, ABC radio; Lester Holt, … Both men suffered head injuries in the incident, even though they were both wearing body armor and helmets. The ratings increased steadily, but still remained in third place, behind dominant CBS and NBC. 1 for First Time in 18 years", "ABC World News Tonight is No. Their first son, Devin … ABC News programs, including ABC World News Tonight, are shown for several hours a day on the 24-hour news network OSN News in MENA Region. This list may not reflect recent changes . Anchor Shirleen Allicot said goodbye to the 6abc family on Action News at 4 Wednesday. [11] Indeed, the advertising campaign focused on Gibson's experience, calling him "Your Trusted Source," similar to a campaign for Jennings, "Trust Is Earned," in the wake of the Killian documents controversy at CBS and Brian Williams's assumption of the NBC anchor chair. Diane Sawyer ultimately decided to end her tenure as anchor of ABC World News nearly a week before Muir began as anchor of the weeknight editions on August 27, 2014, in order to spend time with family. After Cochran left the program, Peter Jennings, a Canadian journalist who was 26 years old at the time, was named anchor of the retitled Peter Jennings with the News. This marked the first time in seven years that the program finished at #1, beating out NBC Nightly News in all categories. When Diana went to anchor ABC's World News Now, he congratulated her from his live television show. ABC began a nightly newscast in the summer of 1948, when H. R. Baukhage and Jim Gibbons hosted News and Views. A rotation of anchors hosted the program until August 9, 1983, when ABC announced that Jennings became the sole anchor and senior editor of World News Tonight, which took effect September 5, and on that day, the program began broadcasting from New York City on a regular basis. Woodruff, although still recovering from his injuries, returned to World News Tonight as a correspondent on February 28, 2007. The following 179 pages are in this category, out of 179 total. For about a month, Good Morning America co-hosts Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer had alternated co-anchoring the newscast with Vargas. by. The program was replaced by Asia Business Report and Sport Today on June 14, 2011, but later returned to the channel on August 20, 2012. Matt Pellman. In February 2021, Whit Johnson and Linsey Davis were announced as anchors of the weekend edition, with Johnson anchoring on Saturday and Davis anchoring on Sunday.[38]. Even in areas with three full-time network affiliates, ABC stations often opted to broadcast the news program in the 6:00 p.m./5:00 p.m. timeslot to entice viewers by presenting the day's national and international news first, thus making it more likely that they would stay tuned to the station's local newscast immediately following the program (or one half-hour afterward), instead of turning to CBS or NBC. David Muir became the weekday anchor and managing editor of the program on September 1, 2014, while retaining his duties as co-anchor of 20/20. Within a few months after Woodruff's accident, ABC News announced that Vargas was pregnant and due to give birth to her second child in late summer. She … Anchors of the program during the early 1960s, sometimes for short periods, included Alex Dreier, John Secondari, Fendall Winston Yerxa, Al Mann, Bill Shadel, and the three-person team of John Cameron Swayze (formerly of NBC), Bill Lawrence, and Bill Sheehan. Image: Ducis Rodgers is a sports anchor currently working for 6abc Action News Sports. She has since returned to co-anchor 20/20 and ABC News specials, and has served as a substitute anchor on World News Tonight under Gibson and his successors. The newscast was aired on a delay, in part because of the need to remove commercial advertisements, as the BBC's domestic channels operate as commercial-free services via a television license fee, replacing them with promotions for different BBC News special programs. Jennings died of lung cancer on August 7, 2005, at his apartment in New York City, at age 67. Another feature introduced during Sawyer's tenure was "Made in America", a feature segment reported by David Muir, chronicling enterprising American companies. During her time away from the cameras, Kituri embarked on consultancy services such as Public Relations and Branding for corporates and companies. Jeff Skversky. During the spring of 2006, Vargas mostly anchored the broadcast alone, becoming the first de facto solo female evening news anchor. Previous anchors have included John Chancellor, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams. [40] In New Zealand, WNT is shown at 5:10 p.m. on Sky News New Zealand. This was succeeded by After the Deadlines in 1951 and All Star News in 1952. Annie McCormick. Muir, who had taken over World News Saturday in 2007, took over the Sunday broadcast in 2011, ending the practice of using separate anchors for the Saturday and Sunday editions of the program, with ABC renaming both broadcasts as ABC World News with David Muir as a result. NBC10 … [9] Vargas cited her doctors' recommendation to cut back her schedule considerably because of her maternity leave, and her wish to spend more time with her new baby. The programs were fed to affiliates at 11:00 pm Eastern/10:00 pm Central and were seen in tandem with the stations' own late newscasts, although some stations opted to tape-delay the network updates until immediately before their regular sign-off time (rival CBS also offered a 15-minute Sunday night bulletin during the 1970s until 1997). After Vega was named senior White House correspondent, Llamas was named sole weekend anchor in January 2017, as the practice of using separate anchors for the Saturday and Sunday editions ended once again. Wendy Saltzman, the three-time Emmy Award-winning reporter from 6ABC, has left the station to start her own media consulting company, Philly Power Media. In Australia, WNT were aired every morning at 10:30 a.m. AET on Sky News Australia, until move to SBS and SBS Viceland in July 2019. [14] Primary substitutes are Stephanopoulos, World News weekend anchor Tom Llamas, as well as reporters Rebecca Jarvis and Amy Robach. The weekend editions of World News Tonight may periodically be abbreviated or preempted outright due to sports telecasts that overrun into its timeslot or occasionally air immediately following the program (the latter preemption situation commonly affects stations in the Pacific and Mountain Time Zones); this is particularly common during fall, as the Saturday broadcast does not air at all from September through mid December due to ABC's college football coverage and during the winter and spring, when the Sunday broadcast is sometimes delayed or preempted due to overruns of the network's NBA telecasts. She also has worked for almost all America's other major networks: ABC, NBC, MSNBC and CNN. The broadcast was produced live three times per day – the regular live broadcast for the Eastern and Central Time Zones, plus separate broadcasts for the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. Reports indicated that the news anchors were let go after they opposed the 50% pay cut imposed by the company during the Covid-19 pandemic. [32] Home; Latest Clues. On June 25, 2014, ABC News announced that Sawyer would step down as the weekday anchor of ABC World News; Sawyer would be succeeded by the program's then weekend anchor, David Muir, effective September 2. Peter Jennings, who also returned for a second stint, reported international headlines from the division's London bureau. [18] Gibson's final broadcast ended with a video tribute that included all of the living former U.S. Presidents, former ABC anchors, actors and actresses, singers, comedians, Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, athletes, the commander of the International Space Station, competitors Couric and Williams, and was capped off by U.S. President Barack Obama. He is the longest-serving anchor at 6ABC Action News, who has anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts for the past 43 years. Once again, Gardner and his Action News crew were tops in the ratings despite some stiff competition, including the Olympics and the Super Bowl on NBC10. NBC Nightly News retook first place in the November 2007 sweeps[15] and the two programs remained in a tight race until the fall of 2008, when the NBC program established a consistent lead. The program, which had affiliate clearance problems and was thus unsuccessful in terms of ratings, ended in 1975, replaced by the network's inaugural Saturday newscast (see above). The program also introduced a segment called the "Instant Index", a feature appearing as the penultimate segment of each night's broadcast focusing on news stories that are trending on social media, pop culture and entertainment-related stories and viral videos. [16], On August 25, 2008, World News became the fourth and final network evening newscast to begin broadcasting in HD. [20] A new set for the program debuted on August 23, 2010. Always the perennial third in the national ratings, ABC News president Roone Arledge reformatted the program, relaunching it as World News Tonight in July 1978. ABC Evening News anchors lists the announcers, journalists, newscasters and commentators who have appeared as principal news presenters for the American ABC network's flagship weekday evening news program which, since December 21, 2009, has been titled ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. The program would return to a two-anchor format, when in early December 2005, ABC News announced that Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff would be the new permanent co-anchors of World News Tonight, replacing Jennings. She is moving to New York and will be seen on our sister station WABC. Her memoir is titled: "On Camera and Off, When the News is Good and When it's Not." However, the original names were restored on July 19, 2006, concurrent with the retitling of the weekday broadcasts, but the opening title sequence displayed the name as World News for both the Saturday and Sunday editions. Most recently, she co-anchored the 5 p.m. newscast with Rick Williams (starting in 2003). Affiliates usually carried the program on Saturday evenings in the time slots where the main newscast aired on weeknights. This version was produced by WGBH, the Boston PBS station, which provided the captions and repackaged the broadcast with additional news stories – some of which were of special interest to the hearing impaired – as well as late-news developments, weather forecasts, and sports scores inserted in place of commercials. 28 talking about this. [12], On July 19, 2006, ABC News announced that World News Tonight would have its name officially changed to World News with Charles Gibson. Christie Ileto. Brian Taff is the co-anchor of Action News at Noon and Action News at 4pm on 6abc. In April 1983, Reynolds became ill, leaving both Jennings and Robinson to co-anchor the broadcast until his planned return; however, Reynolds would die three months later on July 20, 1983, from bone cancer. Former ABC News anchor Donaldson Crossword Clue. The August 8, 2005, edition of the program was dedicated in memory of Jennings and looked back at his four-decade career in news. Gibson anchored the broadcast the first part of the week; Bob Woodruff anchored the final edition of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings on August 12, 2005. That night's broadcast ended with one of Jennings's favorite pieces of music instead of the traditional theme music. The broadcast, however, was not carried by many stations, and was cancelled in January 1979. Former ABC News and Good Morning America anchor, Steve Bell died Friday at the age of 83 in Muncie, Indiana. This is a listing of current and former New York City television news anchors. [13] The network chose to make the, albeit minor, change to remove "Tonight" from the title in order to reflect the program's expansion into the "24-hour space created by the digital world".[14]. 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Llamas, 41, is being lined up for a wide-ranging role across NBC News … [8] Also starting in the spring of 2006, the West Coast editions of World News Tonight were scaled back because Vargas anchored the broadcast on her own at the time. Both underwent surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Balad, Iraq (50 miles (80 km) north of Baghdad). [23] World News at the time had a 60% female viewership, the highest of the three major network evening newscasts.[24]. contemporaneously, anchored the newscast until 1960, with multiple hosts and formats succeeding him. Following the Saturday news cancellation, and after the flagship weeknight broadcast became World News Tonight, the program premiered World News Sunday on January 28, 1979, and expanded to a full seven days with the restoration of a Saturday newscast (World News Saturday) on January 5, 1985, years after NBC and CBS had each launched their own weekend evening news programs. Starting in 1973, before the advent of closed captioning, PBS began airing an open captioned version of the ABC Evening News that was distributed to various public television stations throughout the U.S, airing mostly in late-night timeslots five hours after the original ABC broadcast. Perez and her spouse are parents of two adorable children. Marc Howard (born February 13, 1937) is a retired longtime Philadelphia news anchor.He last anchored at KYW-TV beginning in 2003 when he fronted the late newscasts, but soon only anchored the 4 p.m. news. World News Tonight has broadcast from San Bernardino; Orlando, Fla.; Paris; and Brussels after terrorist attacks there, and Dallas, where five policemen were shot dead in July. Jeannette Reyes will leave Philadelphia's 6ABC to join FOX5 in Washington, D.C., where she will be a morning co-anchor on "Good Day DC," beginning Dec. 7. ABC first attempted an early evening weekend newscast in July 1975, when it debuted a Saturday bulletin that was anchored by Ted Koppel and taken over by Tom Jarriel and Sylvia Chase in 1977. World News with Charles Gibson won the May 2007 sweeps period decisively over NBC Nightly News, marking Gibson's second consecutive sweeps win and widening the program's lead in the evening news race. Llamas subsequently left in January 2021, to join NBC News. Chung came into the limelight as the first woman to co-anchor "CBS Evening News" in 1993. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Television_anchors_from_New_York_City&oldid=949482394, Television personalities from New York City, Template Category TOC via CatAutoTOC on category with 101–200 pages, CatAutoTOC generates standard Category TOC, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 April 2020, at 18:39. The program expanded from 15 to 30 minutes in January 1967, nearly 3​1⁄2 years after both CBS and NBC had expanded their evening news programs to a half-hour. With Jennings as lead anchor, World News Tonight was the most-watched national newscast from February 27, 1989 to November 1, 1996, but from then on until February 2007, it placed second behind its main rival, NBC Nightly News. Anchors of the program during the early 1960s, sometimes for short periods, included Alex Dreier, John Secondari, Fendall Winston Yerxa, Al Mann, Bill Shadel, and the three-person team of John Cameron Swayze (formerly of NBC), Bill Lawrence, and Bill Sheehan. As a tribute to its late anchor, ABC continued to introduce the broadcast as World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in the week following his death. by Pages in category "Television anchors from New York City" The following 179 pages are in this category, out of 179 total. [30] In November 2016, World News Tonight was the most-watched network primetime newscast for the first time in 18 years. [17], On September 2, 2009, ABC News announced that Gibson would retire from ABC News altogether on December 18, 2009, and that Sawyer would assume the anchor desk on December 21, 2009. The webcast aired live at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ABC News Now and ABCNews.com, and can be viewed throughout the rest of the day after 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It also has used various titles, including ABC Evening News from 1970 to 1978, World News Tonight from 1978 to 2006, World News from 2006 to 2009, and ABC World News from 2009 to 2014. Some ABC affiliates air the Sunday edition of World News Tonight at 6:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Central and Mountain)‍—‌one half-hour earlier than the weekday broadcasts. A sports anchor currently working for 6abc Action News at 4 Wednesday and Sport on... 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