Is WABC's Bill Evans the WORST weatherman in the U.S.?
Does anyone here ever see this guy?
He's on in the mornings here in New York, he dresses and acts like a sketchy used car salesman. He seems to think he's adorably funny, constantly snarks and then looks directly into the camera, he dresses like a Jersey mafia boss and does this weird thing where he bares his teeth when trying to smile. If you've seen him, you know what I'm talking about. It's incredibly weird.
He also speaks in a rapid-fire way, like an auctioneer.
Worst of all, the man can NOT forecast the weather. Every single week, without fail, he'll predict a "glorious weekend" or talk about how we'll have sun and "MAYBE a few clouds" in the coming weekend.. And every weekend he predicts this, we have clouds and rain 24/7. He seems terrified of actually reporting on what the actual weather for the day will be and fills his weather report with a lot of bullshit jokes and graphics but never just a straight weather forecast for the day.
We generally suffer him each morning as we're both getting ready for work. And yes, I realize we can change the channel if we want to, but we like WABC's morning news team, with the exception of this horrible weather guy.
To be fair, the "art" of meteorology is no different from being a psychic.
We can't predict the weather, and thus there's no point in trying.
Weather forecasters are mere shills, selling snake oil, and they get paid large sums of money to do it.
My local forecaster is similar to op's Bill Evans, and I don't take our local forecasts seriously AT ALL. Because they're always wrong.
Besides, my local weather doesn't change much at all from day to day, so the most pressing question is whether or not to take an umbrella.
I don't know why we even have a weather person.
My friend Eugenia Weeks is the worst. She never gets the weather right but what does she know about weather anyway?
But she sacrificed herself for me so that's all that counts.
R2, I pretty much agree but really all I want or expect is the day's EXPECTED high and if we'll have rain or not, or what the chances are.
This guy really is incredibly bad, almost in a parody kind of way. He smoke-screens his entire little segments and when he's gone, you sit there thinking "wait, he never actually said what we're expecting today by way of temperature or rain!". He's basically 'explaining' weather patterns and giving current temperatures around the area.
He like saying something snarky or that he thinks is HYSTERICAL and then looking into the camera and snapping his papers.
We've only recently realized how bad the guy is which I suppose explains why he's on from 5am to 7am. But it's amazing this buffoon even has a job. He's really THAT bad.
He's a buffoon, but the best one on WABC. The one I SIMPLY CANNOT WATCH is that flaming redhead on WCBS, John Elliott.
My favorite NYC weatherman was John Marshall, who was banished from WNBC and WCBS.
Sorry - forgot to mention my other favorite:
R5, "the best"? Lee Goldberg is much better AND likeable. He's gentle speaking, sounds kind, smart and knowledgable.
Evans seems greasy and obnoxious and I'd like to rip his fingers off with a chain saw when he snaps his papers into the microphone after he's spoken his latest snarky "witty" comment.
I love Bill Evans. He's a cat person.
Mike Woods is awful. The redhead on CBS is obnoxious and ugly.
He's a hick, right?
I forgot about Lee Goldberg, r7.
Mike Woods is HOT, and a bodybuilder. My 80 year old mother even has a crush on him.
I love Bill Evans as well. He is not only on at 5AM by the way he is also on the noon edition. He is pleasant and cheery in the mroning which is the worst part of the day. Mike Woods is horrid and I hated that Dave guy on CBS. I actually like the whole morning team on ABC which is why I tune in. Good Day NY on Fox is a nightmare. How about Lynda Church on the CW? She is the ultimate farce!
Look up the weather on your smartphone apps, you dimwits.
r5 John Marshall is doing per diem at PIX-11. Watched him last weekend.
Joe Moreno should be doing weather again in New York.
The industry site NewsBlues correctly refers to all of them as "Weather Guessers."
I suppose Evans appeals to a middle aged female demographic, if anyone at all, but I don't get his appeal a very few seem to have for him.
In Chicago, we have to put up with Tom Skilling's ten minute introductions to the actual forecast. So if your weather person is perkie and cute and gets to the point quickly, then you're lucky.
I like the Ken doll at ABC 7 on the weekend, Jeff Smith.
Except his eyes are a lil too close together.
Lonnie Quinn = forced and desperate quality
Good Day NY used to have Mike Woods report the weather from somewhere else in the city. He would be in the park one day, Herald Sq. the next, etc.
They put an end to that. I wonder why.
EVERYBODY put an end to that r20.
Teh NYC TV market has always tolerated the most peculiar weather men I've ever seen. The women forecasters seem pretty stable, if overdressed at 4am, but the guys? Fuhgeddabouddit.
I like that adorable Raphael Miranda who does the weather for WNBC4 here in NYC. So cute.
I like Bill Evans. I think he does a good job. Plus he hosts a wonderful online weather forum that's a lot of fun.
Now, Jeff Smith on WABC is the weather guy I'd love to meet.
There are no meterologists on tv anymore. There are news readers. Just like there are no tv journalists anymore. There are news readers.
The last actual meterologist on NYC tv was Dr. Frank Field on WNBC. His son, Storm, was on WABC but I'm not sure he was a real meterologist either but he sure was hot.
[quote]The last actual meterologist on NYC tv was Dr. Frank Field on WNBC.
Probably the last real one in the Dallas/Fort Worth area was dear departed Harold Taft.
Guys, Bill Evans doesn't make us his forecast any more than any of the others do. In a major market, they have people behind the scenes for that. At the best, a knowledgeable weather person can do a better job of explaining the forecast, but he's not coming up with his own.
All I picture is poor OP clutching his hair and screaming at the television every morning--"what is happening outside? WHAT IS HAPPENING?"--while refusing to look out the window.
And then tears.
Scott Fisher at Fox Austin is a real meteorologist. I went to college with him. He's wanted to be a weatherman his whole life, glad to see he was able to make it. He worked a lot of third-tier markets before he landed in Austin. He was with NBC for years and now is the head meteorologist at Fox.
It's true, Bill Evans is absolutely horrible.
He's also fond of eye-rolling or making smirk faces when there's any particular "gay" themed story. He's careful not to say anything too obnoxious, but I've seen him many, many times roll his eyes or do the "ohhhhh kay" thing.
I won't even attempt to find a link to substantiate this because I likely can't, but after the next big NYC pride parade, if you're in NYC, try to watch him the next morning. He's not big on the gays, being the Mississippi boy that he is.
How's tricks, Steve?
And the tiny nose, R18. He's too fem for my taste.
"And now here's Lonnie Queer!"
I honestly think Evans is coked out much of the time.
I'd swear there are some mornings where he's been snorting off camera because he's so wired, eyes dialated.. Some days you just know it isn't a coffee high, he's been spooning blow up his nose.
WABC-7 professional traffic guys Joe Nolan and John DelGiorno say Root 17. In the follow-up Lori Stokes always embarrasses herself saying the word as if it rhymes with 'about.'
Any New Yorkers remember Carol Reed? She ended each weather report with "Have A Happy."
Does your favorite weatherguy have the "TV Seal" from the American Meterologists Society?
[quote]Lee Goldberg is much better AND likeable. He's gentle speaking, sounds kind, smart and knowledgable.
I like Lee, too, and will never forget when he took his shirt off in a segment several years ago to help demonstrate some kind of medical test. Nice pecs and smooth.
I've known Bill a long time and I have to say he changed a lot after the Bartelstein affair, and none for the better. It has to be tough on a man of that age who pretty much gets seduced then dumped by his first same-sex lover after years of marriage and fatherhood - with the reason being that SB preferred Bill's teenage son to Bill....
It did something to his head that wasn't good, and definitely affected his behavior, both on camera and off.
As for his work as a weatherman, he's backed up by the best weather staff in the city - they write and produce the same forecasts for Bill and Lee, so it's the same weather you're getting all day. You may not like the deliverer, but the actual forecast is the same. Jeff Smith has a big hand in Bill's forecasts most weekdays.
Jeff Smith is hot from a distance, but looks like Skeletor up close - beady eyes, too-thin nose, exaggerated facial muscles. It's not pretty.
Rafael Miranda, OTOH, is a hot papi - and an out gay!
I liked the commercial with Lee Goldberg's mother including photos when he was a kid.
WABC Insider, though he's never been at 7 do you know if Joe Moreno been blackballed since his accident in 6B?
Wow, Bartlestein (or however the shit you spell it) was a mess, but you can't deny what a fucking shit stirring douche Evans was in R44's clip.
Evans should've been walked off the set for keeping it going that way.
Also, I'd bet my 401k that Bill Evans is a coke head.
WABC Insider, any word on whatever happened with Heidi Jones? Did her case ever come to trial? Has anyone heard from her? Did she ever find another job? (Can't imagine who'd hire her after what she did.)
Heidi ended up pleading guilty to a lesser charge and is to be sentenced shortly.
A very sad ending to a very sick story.
As for that YouTube clip, it comes from around the time when the "honeymoon" was over, as I've alluded to in earlier posts.
Sorry, R46, I don't know anything about the Joe Moreno story.
R51, I love your comments and inside info. you give us. It comes across as genuine, unlike so many alleged 'insider' informants here on DL.
Can you tell us anything about Bill Evans aside from what you've said? He seems like he'd either be very enjoyable, or incredibly annoying and cocky to work around. I don't get the impression there's any in between with that guy.
Does he ever seem a bit high on anything or is the obnoxiousness he frequently displays just his own personality?
Why's he allowed to speak like an auctioneer? Also, do you know if Bartelstein has come back to beg for a job since being sacked in Chicago this summer?
Thanks again for your juicy inside tidbitss!
Can the WABC insider tell us about the Evans-Bartelstein affair again?
For those who don't know.
Love the ABC Insider, but having a hard time believing the obnoxious, seemingly 100% straight weather guy had an affair with fugly, pocked-up Steve Bartelstein.
If you had been watching the show back in the day, R56, you'd believe it. Bartelstein turned on all his charms and Evans clearly fell for it - in that "I've never thought I was gay but I've never felt like this" way. There was serious flirting going on at 5 am, with Lori Stokes as their friendly hag.
The only thing gayer was the (now out) Dan Kloeffler practically getting sucked off by Jeff Ranieri over on NBC Overnight....
Up All Night
Linda Church's voice hurts my ears. She was on NBC many years ago, she's been on WPIX morning show for many years. Man is she annoying.
Any dirt on why WPIX has fired most of their morning crew?
I haven't seen James Ford lately and pretty boy John Mueller was fired a few months ago and there's been a few new hires, who seem pretty awful.
They were also using former NBC reporter Monica Morales for awhile, but I haven't seen her either. Her thin hair suddenly got luxurious, extensions I guess.
"Is WABC's Bill Evans the WORST weatherman in the U.S.?"
No, that honor would go to Phily Fox29's John "the blizzard of the century is heading our way" "I'll fuck any woman with a pulse" Bolaris.
"Bartelstein turned on all his charms and Evans clearly fell for it - in that "I've never thought I was gay but I've never felt like this" way. There was serious flirting going on at 5 am, with Lori Stokes as their friendly hag. "
No matter how charming Bartlelstein came across behind the scenes, on air, he was always a loose cannon.
I remember when he went ballistic with the teleprompter person or the show's director, he was ranting and raving how they screwed up his report!
A true professional would have joked about whatever the problem was, Bartelstein had an on air meltdown, this was during the noon news when he was on ABC.
I never found Bartelstein attractive in the least, he always seemed positively bonkers! That alone is a huge turn off.
I'm not buying the him and Evans having an affair, their bad blood must have been about something else.
IIRC, John Bolaris was on CBS in NY for a few years.
He was in NYC, R61, but Bolaris prefers to be the big fish in the small pond known as Philly rather than a nobody in NYC.
R61 and R62?
This isn't a thread about Philadelphia or their local news or weather personalities, not is it about anything called "WPIX".
Please start your own threads on those people.
Bolaris was shipped to CBS-2 New York after he made a fool of himself at CBS in Philadelphia with the "worst storm of the century" prediction which never happened. His screw-up was the cover story in Philly papers.
Greg Kelly acts like a big ol' girl and didn't someone on here say they did him last year?
Lee Goldberg is a bleached blond.
"This isn't a thread about Philadelphia or their local news or weather personalities, not is it about anything called "WPIX".
Please start your own threads on those people."
Control freak much? There's a lot of unhinged folks posting on DL.
btw, how can anyone actually state who is the worst weatherman in the US?
Have we seen them all?!!
Almost forgot, Jill Niccolini has also left WPIX.
She was the traffic reporter from Long Guyland who looked like a pornstar. Too funny. With her big fake boobs, too tight inappropriate clothing, she was hilarious. It was even more absurd when she tried to down play her humongous boobs while standing there in a lowcut skintight outfit.
She also resembled Chris Kattan!
Sukanya Krishnan screams out the news as if her audience is deaf and talls so fast it sounds like she's on speed. John Ford has this weird staccato delivery, the always squinting Craig Treadway appears to have problems with his contact lenses, field reporter Debra Alfarone looks like s tranny, ditto for Francesca Maxine, who has a hairdo right out of the 80s!
With such a weird cast of misfits, the WPIX morning show is always fun, a real trainwreck. Though, now it's lost the extreme bizarro element, because so many of the reporters have either left or been fired. They also inject way too much personal opinions into the news reports.
If you want hard hitting serious news, WPIX in the morning, is not the place to go!
J.Lo's sister was also there many years ago.
[quote] Jill Nicolini - She was the traffic reporter from Long Guyland who looked like a pornstar. Too funny. With her big fake boobs, too tight inappropriate clothing, she was hilarious. It was even more absurd when she tried to down play her humongous boobs while standing there in a lowcut skintight outfit.
She also posed for Playboy....
"She also posed for Playboy...."
From what I could see from those Playboy photos, her boobs were even larger when she was on WPIX, they looked like cantalopes!
Since Septemnber Jill has been the Entertainment Report at Fox-5's "Good Day New York" with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto.
Any Mike Woods sightings around NYC?
Mike Woods is hot. Loves to wear tank tops & reveal his muscles.
I don't watch Ch 7 in the AM.
"Since Septemnber Jill has been the Entertainment Report at Fox-5's "Good Day New York" with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto."
I quickly saw her while switching the dials. Is her former WPIX co-hort, lifestyle reporter, Julie Chang still at FOX?
I despise FOX and would never watch any show on that channel. I wish Jill well, she was always fun and upbeat on WPIX.
From all accounts, Jill was adored by her co-workers at WPIX and the big boss there did offer her more money to stay, but she bolted because she wanted to expand beyond doing traffic reports.
IIRC, she's also an animal activist.
btw, you must be aware that Greg Kelly is the NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly's son?
Anyone know anything about that little hottie on Fox-5 NYC named John Huddy? Would love to plow him for a good 2 or 3 hours.
[quote]Anyone know anything about that little hottie on Fox-5 NYC named John Huddy?
Looks like he was almost stabbed in the throat today, but according to Greg Kelly, he "holds his own" quite well.
Chris Glorioso gossip?
TJ Winnick gossip?
Dan Mannarino gossip?
Dan Harris gossip?
It's been mentioned here that Gloriso is a homophobe. Because he's short and cute guys must've tried to hit on him and he got nervous.
New reporter on 4, Jonathan Vigliotti is cute, but doesn't pronounce his name correctly. Anthony LaPaglia and other talents with a 'g' before a consonant know it's dropped.
Anyone know why Jim Watkins was fired. Sounds like more than just the usual "his contract wasn't picked up" story. He's not allowed back in the building? Serious stuff.
We've heard Watkins was very unhappy with the way the new management at PIX was cutting corners - not just his demotion (and Kaity's), but the firing of many veterans in the last year, and their replacement by younger, cheaper "talent".
Among the firees was Karen Scott, the former PIX news director, who has filed an age discrimination suit against PIX due to her firing, and in the suit mentions the demotion of Kaity, the firing of Sal Marciano and others - all because the new management considered them "too old" and not the demographic the management was hoping to attract.
Apparently, Watkins agreed to be a witness for Scott against the station in the suit - which led to his firing.
Not as long as Al Roker is around....
Won't watch without Watkins and Kaity. And I'm in the younger demographics.
Yeah, even though I actually like Jodi Applegate (I know many do not), I miss the days when the 10 p.m. newscast was helmed by Jim and Kaity. Just hasn't been the same since.
Can someone start a Jim Watkins thread. Please.
Is it too late to cast a vote here? You all have to admit....Dominica Davis on Channel 4 is an absolute dreamboat. I have no idea if her weather reports are accurate, but I have been buying what she has been selling for 5 months now!
What abut the one down in Texas who got fired for putting a rat in his butt?
Lonnie Quinn's nose is too pinched and too small for his face. Bad nose job.
R93 - you think his nose is too small? You should see his dick!
"Dominica Davis on Channel 4 is an absolute dreamboat."
I can not stand this woman. Her voice makes my ears bleed, as does Sheba Russell's voice and her overall general demeanor, leave me cold.
One day, I guess Sheba didn't know her mike was still on when they were about to cut to a commercial. Sheba commented to co-anchor Tom Llamas on a recorded clip, which had just been aired, of some man/woman on the street interviews, she went on about how their vocabulary and "tenses" weren't up to snuff. What a snob! I hate her dead delivery, she's a robot.
I love Pat Battle on the weekends and the other original local NBC reporters. Most of these new NBC reporters are dull as dishwater with zero personalities.
I understand Sue Simmons is leaving in June.
I miss Dave Price! What's he up to now?
I love Bill Evans! He is sweet and pleasant. What is wrong with you people?
Bill Evans, like other big market weather talent, does not come up with his own forecast.
There's a team behind the curtain, including a chief meteorologist.
Now, those in front of the camera who also have a background in meteorology, are able to help shape that forecast and present it in a way that brings it to life, but it's not theirs, per se.
IIRC, Dave Price replaced Ray Kelly's son on Fox 5, the guy who was accused of rape, but then was cleared and got his job back.
I really like Bill Evans, remember when he was teamed (competing w/?) Sam Champion for the leading man on Ch #4 in NY. Guess he lost that competition, but he was/is very good, and well groomed and pollished (imo). I hear him nowdays on Imus radio show, not sure if Imus likes him, its pretty funny I think. Thumbs up for Dr. Bill. btw: people who claim weather forecasting cannot be done are ignorant to begin with, your opinions don't count.
Follow-up: I also like Janice Huff a lot, she gives a great presentation w/o the "fluff" or the "hype" you get sometimes. She looks good, never cheesy or sleazy. Best weather woman in NY (imo).
Yes Bill Evans is horrid, I mute him when he comes on. I watch because I like the rest of the team tho I do miss Joe Nolan. Why do they keep Bill Evans on if he is not liked?
R103, what the hell happened to fat little butterball Joe Nolan?? I haven't seen him lately?
I switch between this broadcast and CNN in the mornings and haven't seen Joe in a while. Was he fired? I thought he'd bee around forever and he even had begun showing up in their promo photos for the morning team, which is odd for a traffic guy.
Bill Evans is from my home state and yes, he's the absolute worst weather person I've ever seen.. Seriously, and I've been to every state in the country and several countries.
He's like some sleazy used car salesman, he talks like an auctioneer and for Christ's sake, WHY the fuck does he bare his teeth out when he's trying to smile? Is he proud of the weird, over-white vaneers he has?
I remember rumors here on DL about him moving in with Steve Bartlestein temporarily as he was going through marriage trouble. Hard to believe he'd be gay. He seems like a guy going through a perpetual midlife crisis.
R103, I just searched on the details of Joe Nolan's move to afternoons (glad he isn't gone).
Apparently they wanted someone to do stand-ups, traffic reports standing up in front of a screen... Nolan apparently would not do that. Even standing is apparently too much for the guy. Or, perhaps they just thought he was too unsightly, so they moved him to afternoon....which is why they now have some frau standing up in front of a green screen to present traffic... (very odd).
haha! Poor fat little Joe.
The Butterball Munchkin with No Shoulders began at Shadow Traffic (now Metro Networks)30 years ago. Around the Rutherford studios he's known as a Prima Donna.
Here he is predicting... a hurricane.
He looks like the kind of guy who patronizes hookers.
How about WABC's Amy Freeze (???) and her humongous breast implants?
Freeze's tits are a distraction, but no where near as off putting, as her flabby upper arms. She insists on wearing short sleeved and sleeveless dresses and blouses most of the time. I don't really hear much of what she is saying about the weather forecast because I am so repulsed by that pallid, flapping flesh. I enjoy watching Lonnie Quinn because he is attractive in a Ken doll sort of way and he is rather dramatic in his presentation. He's at his most entertaining when a big storm is on the way and he points to his temple in an homage to The Amazing Kreskin and "predicts" what the snow or rain totals will be.
Can't SOMEBODY pull Bill Evans aside and bring his orange skin and shoe polished hair color to his attention and let him know he's being laughed at and making a clown out of himself?
Certainly his kids have said something at some point, right?
Is Lee Goldberg that fat fuck in the helicopter?
Oh, shit, no--Joe Nolan! That's the fat fuck in the helicopter!
Joe is in the studio. The helicopter guy, who's not fat, is John DelGiorno. Co-anchor, Lori Stokes mispronounces his name as Del Jerno.
Ken Rosato, Lori's co-anchor, along with John, Joe, and all professional traffic staffers pronounce route as root. Lori embarrasses herself frequently by saying rout, right after one of them has said it correctly.
"I enjoy watching Lonnie Quinn because he is attractive in a Ken doll sort of way and he is rather dramatic in his presentation."
HATE HIM! He acts like a teenage boy trying not to appear gay. Forced fake machismo, really irritating.
How about idiot playing weather person: Audrey Puente? She's cleaned up her act a lot over the last ten years -- talks really fast now -- but still mistakes Tuesday for Thursday.
Bill Evans his a real nice person, if you have dont have anything nice to say about Bill Evans keep your mouth shot, You cannot be any better.
Oddest. Bump. Ever.
No the worst is this guy Joe Snedeker from Scranton Pa about an hour and half from NYC. He is horrible, it's like the Joe Snedeker Comedy Hour and has been there for over ten years. No one I know knows how or why. There is hardly ever any news in the area so he always leads off the news. I swear I was visiting once and it was like "A child was shot on the street in Scranton, but first Joe Snedeker and the weather".