Ever wonder what NY1′s traffic reporter (and Brian Stelter gf) Jamie Shupak does before she goes on air? Well, Racked NY, the shopping and beauty blog owned by Curbed Network, made a video of Ms. Shupak’s early morning routine at the DIY station, where the one-man-band ethos extends to hair and makeup.
The Anniversary Party
In a glossy media city that values professional polish, NY1, Time Warner’s no-frills news channel, enjoys a certain cult following, as evidenced by the high-profile fans who gathered at the New York Public Library last Thursday to celebrate two decades of “weather on the ones.”
The event reflected the unassuming charms of the station, where anchors style themselves and pan-away shots reveal a bullpen that is more Community than The Newsroom. Though there was an open bar, the wine glasses had thick stems, and the hors d’oeuvres, while tasty, might have arrived straight from Trader Joe’s.
Beloved NY1 anchor, new Williamsburg resident, and object of many a New Yorker’s cult fandom Pat Kiernan has now done multiple stints on Live, With Kelly! as one of the rotating guest hosts. His spots on the show have inspired a campaign to make him the full-time co-host of the show alongside Kelly Ripa. But he has competition. And he will address that competition ruthlessly.
Man of the People, Canadian, web entrepreneur, NY1 morning anchor, trivia fiend, and all-around niceguy Pat Kiernan is getting another shot at National Stardom, as the year-long campaign to get Kiernan named as a permanent co-host for Kelly Ripa scores another victory.
Occupy Wall Street
Update: The New York Observer corrected several factual errors in this post after being alerted to them by WNET’s Laura van Straaten.
So you’ve been arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest. You’re probably looking at your summons or DAT right now and thinking to yourself, “I really should have taken the D.A. up on the deal. Mom and dad are going to be so mad if I go to jail.”
But there is a way out! Just ask John Farley, a journalist for WNET’s MetroFocus online magazine who was arrested and detained for eight hours on disorderly conduct charges during an OWS march on September 24. He managed to have his case totally dismissed last Thursday in only six steps.
As Mr. Farley’s was the only case that was dropped entirely during Thursday’s mass courtroom drama involving 70-plus Occupy-related arrests, you might want to pay attention. This is how Mr. Farley managed to get out of jail free, and exactly why you probably can’t.
Earlier this week, YNN–the upstate sister station of NY1–sent a team of reporters to Washington D.C. to cover the swearing-in of Kathy Hochul, with an eye toward its impact on Western New York.
It’s a familiar trek for NY1 reporters, who frequently travel to Washington for stories about the city’s Congressional delegation, but one that’s Read More
Comings and Goings
NY1 is reporting that embattled schools chief Cathie Black is out and will be replaced by deputy mayor for education Dennis Walcott.
The move comes as Black as been under withering criticism in recent days, including a new poll that showed her with just a 17 percent approval rating and the resignation of several Read More
Mayor Bloomberg is paying to run new, campaign-style television ads defending his budget, taking a page from the group of business leaders who have spent over a million dollars defending Governor Cuomo’s agenda in Albany. [Update: Video embeded below]
Bloomberg appears in the ad himself, which he is paying for, personally, but does not Read More
Journalists on the NY1′s Reporter’s Roundtable Friday had some objections to the way State Senator Carl Kruger was covered by the New York Post which said on their front page that the lawmaker was not only accused of corruption, but “gay” and ”closeted” too. The person who allegedly helped Kruger pocket the kick-back money is a doctor that Read More
“You always really have to think about the middle-class…They work their asses off.”
–Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with NY1.