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Local News Race Tightens in February

Channel 4 remains the top-rated news station in town, but the competition between it and Channel 2  tightened in the early afternoon during the just-completed February sweeps. The good news for Channel 4 is remains No.1 and the anchor team of Joe Arena and Victoria Hong is practically in a statistical ...
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Gray, Cruz Exiting Local TV News

Image by Getty Images via @daylife This is what I’m thinking: * Say goodbye to Channel 7 reporter Laura Gray. She is leaving Television’s Titanic on Friday to become a communications specialist at Delaware North. I thought so highly of Gray that I wondered why she wasn’t given the co-anchor slot ...
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Buffalo State Student on “Real World”

Image via Wikipedia   It’s a small world. One of my Buffalo State College communications students is in the 25th edition of the granddaddy of all reality series, MTV’s “The Real World.” And I learned from a couple of my Medaille College students that Naomi Defensor is going to be quite an ...
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Ch.4 Should Have Found Way to Keep Hairston

Image via Wikipedia   It is a testament to the talent and popularity of former Channel 4 anchor-reporter Mylous Hairston that one obvious issue about his departure Thursday from WIVB-TV didn’t get any attention. Hairston was the most visible African-American on-air figure on the top-rated station ...
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Oscar Telecast Deserved Minimum Attention

Image via Wikipedia   To borrow a phrase from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” the Oscars had “part of my attention Sunday night. The minimum amount.” That’s all it deserved. After it became obvious in the first painful 30 minutes that the distracted James Franco ...
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Remembering The Week That Was

Image via Wikipedia   It is Sunday and I’m lazy and have to grade college papers. So I think I’m going to borrow a page from The Buffalo News opinion page and remind readers of this blog what I wrote about all week. It is a great idea because it means I don’t have to do anything original. In ...
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Ch.4′s Hairston: “It Was Time to Go”

Channel 4 anchor-reporter Mylous Hairston said this afternoon that the decision to leave the station abruptly Thursday was his and he plans on moving on to the next chapter in his life. In a telephone interview, the 46-year-old Hairston said he decided to leave Channel 4 after 20 years because changes ...
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Hairston’s Hair-Raising Departure

Image via CrunchBase   While Channel 4 heavily-promoted a Mylous Hairston story about solving hair loss that ran this morning on “Wake Up,” friends, former colleagues and fans headed to Facebook Thursday night to lament the fact that the top-rated local news station is losing his talents. And ...
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Hairston Leaves Channel 4 Abruptly

Image via Wikipedia WIVB-TV anchor-reporter Mylous Hairston resigned today, six months after celebrating his 20th anniversary at the CBS affiliate. Hairston, who was president of the local chapter of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and a negotiator in contract talks with ...
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Ch.2′s Brown Is Honored and Held Accountable

Image by Getty Images via @daylife   It has been quite a few weeks for veteran Channel 2 reporter Scott Brown. He recently received five New York State Emmys nominations as the NBC affiliate broke its own record and earned 16 nominations. And according to sources, Brown was one of three people at ...
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