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".
R115 = Bill Evan's mother
"Thumbs up for Dr. Bill."
What the fuck is this "Dr" bullshot?
I agree about Evans, Hate him and could believe what I read about his family life, he seems like a bully to some on staff, the a jealous child to the other weather people on the team. If you are not in his "grace" he is a snarky little witch. Cannot stand him but really like the rest of the team. Was hoping he would not be back ... maybe we can hope for early retirement.
R119 = Evans' bitter soon-to-be ex-wife.
You sound much too invested hon.
Must be his mother posting the positive comments, Evans really stinks. Nasty person who thinks his poop is wonderful. What is with the color of his skin ... and does he really think he's a good dresser. If you go back far enough he never dressed that well, it was when Lee came onto the scene, who does dress well, that Evans started to copy him. Cannot stand Evans and have no idea why they keep him, especially after beating his wife.
Joe Nolan also sounds like an auctioneer. It could be that both the weather and traffic segments are always pressed for time and they are encouraged to spit out their reports like that.
Evans is horrible, but R121's sudden posting of new Evans threads and talking about how personally horrible he is smacks of somebody trolling the web in an attempt to hurt him.
Yeah, he come across as moronic, irritating, tacky. He's a caricature.
As far as him being personally horrible, who the fuck knows. R121 is either a shit stirring troll with daddy/male issues, or Mrs. Evans.
No, FOX's Mike Woods is the worst weatherman in the US
his voice is sexy
mike woods is HOT
Love Mike Woods. There's a new Hispanic guy on WNBC with a horrible voice I turn off on sight. He's irritating as hell and they now have him screaming and trying to appear happy and energetic like that asshole Michael Gargulio. Ecch.
Bill Evans has no credibility. This is the same guy who got busted for hitting his rich wife. Guy is a clown and his weather forcasts are rarely if ever accurate. Considering they use computers you have to wonder how he gets it wrong? I stopped watching CH7. Every time I saw him he just comes off too conceited looking IMHO. Definitely not worth the large paycheck they're probably giving him. WABC can do so much better.
I have news for you. In major markets, there are folks behind the scenes who create the forecasts.
I have more news for you -- ALL weather people get their weather from the National Weather Service.
Not my Lonnie!
Bill Evans is as phony as you can get. His cliche deepening of his voice is the worst. That crap he does with his coffee cup and mentions "cup of Joe" is infuriating. He is fake, his personality is fake, his weather forecasting is always off and I can't stand his cookie cutter reporting style. Oh, btw, he's a nasty asshole in real life. Very nasty.
I don't know if he is "a nasty asshole in real life," but for some strange reason it wouldn't surprise me. Why he is on WPLJ I'll never know. All he does is laugh and adds nothing. My guess is he must be a good golfer and spend his Saturdays on the course with Scott Shannon. Guys like Lonnie Quinn or Mike Woods are solid and accurate meteorologists who don't have to resort to being a clown to be popular. A guy like Bill Evans could learn something from them.
Lonnie Quinn??? He's an asshole too.
Evans has toned down the game show host delivery. I wonder if he reads D.L. HIm being family and all.
Any truth to that story about the affair with Steve Bartelstein?
Well, he's going through a nasty divorce right now. The wife done scratched up his nut sack. Sounds like sex and sexuality were thorny issues in the marriage if she tried to mutilate his genitals. So, I would say he has had some same sex encounters but only he and Bartelstein know the truth. Oh, and the ABC Insider.
r127, are you thinking of Raphael Miranda or Steve Villaneuva? Raphie is out. Steve is married, but pings loudly.
The signature on my previous post was for another thread.
r140, Raphie and his partner, Doug, are renovating a townhouse in Jersey City.
Nice, R142. So what does the bf look like? Is he as cute as Raphie?
R138, I said a screamer with a horrible voice. That rules Raphael Miranda out.
Remember Lloyd Lindsey Young? Loved him!
Has anyone noticed that bill Evans sounds like he is drunk every morning now. He starts slurring more throughout the broadcast and into his updates into GMA. He also has some serious animosity going on with Ken Rosato now too
He thinks he is God. He needs to come down a few levels.
Bill Evans is the worst,he's obnoxious and rude.It all stems from napoleon complex,koodos to Joe Nolan for jumping ship I just wished he didn't have to take Evans bullshit on the air like that for so long,it made me feel so sorry for him.How does abc not see how this little man is the worst......wake up channel 7!!!!!!!
Any gossip on Lee Goldberg?
R148, what bullshit did Nolan have to take from Evans and where is Nolan off to? I didn't know he left.
Joe Nolan is on the late afternoon/evening shows.
"Raphael Miranda is adorable."
True, and he seems very popular with the staff.
Bill Evans has fought with his wife. He fought with Steve Bartelstein. He now is allegedly fighting with Ken Rosato.
Evans needs to go ASAP.
where is the ABC insider to tell us whats going on in the newsroom?
I think Evans is rude and so full of himself I don't know how he get's his head to fit through the studio door in the morning. Never saw someone so in love with himself!
i think bill evans is great! he is happy, well dressed and fun loving. i don't see him as greasy but nice. i bet the woman who thinks he looks greasy thinks ALL men want her and are greasy. don't flatter yourself. the guys a nice guy. he's not a ken doll or a body builder. so why is that a bad thing? maybe we should put an angry, miserable person on, would that make you happy?
By far the worst on a major network and local New York, New Jersey, pa. And Delaware networks.
WCBS News' morning weatherman, John Elliott, is probably a neat guy, but there is simply way too much of him on the program. Weather reporting seems to have become "filler material" as fewer reporters are at hand to cover actual news stories. Yet it's irritating. The worst, most meaningless segments are these rundowns of what temperature was measured in each town on the previous day ("yesterday we say 60 in Bellport, 61 in Garden City, 59 in Merrick, 62 in Hempstead..."). They must have cut the reporting team, like Magee Hickey and others, who used to cover more actual news. Maybe it's a cost issue, but it's irritating, and so boring. Also, the traffic reporting roster looks like they cycle through characters, and periodically re-assign them to cover human interest stories before dumping them. I wish they would quit fluffing and report some news. Really, man. The poor Greek traffic reporter now covers Twitter nonsense and stands around Petco with one-eyed rescue dogs in costume, grinning earnestly. Why not give these people something better to do? Who's producing this slop? Also, Chris Wragge is one glycolic peel away from becoming see-through.. His poor skin looks as though it is always healing from some treatment, almost dewey with interstitial fluid. Mr. Sardonicus?
Well one old timer NYC weatherman is leaving. Now if the rest of the elderly news readers in the NYC market would also take the hint maybe some fresh talent would emerge.
Find it odd that the networks keep old guys like Chuck Scarborough, Ernie Anastos and so forth around for prime time but the women anchors are often shoved off to either (way) early morning or given some weekend show often on a second tier digital channel.
Mike Woods is THE worst. Every other word is "uh, yeah". Why is he even on TV?
HE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE WORST WEATHERMAN OUT THERE. HE THINKS HE IS ADORABLE BUT HE IS A TOTAL HORSES ASS
It was a pleasure to read your post, r157.
I do not how the fuck Ken Rosato got the job. His eyes are so fucking freaky. Nobody notices in the control room??? And his partner at noon, she often trips over words, her voice is so nasal. I just turn the channel.
I used to watch at noon all the time but no longer because of his creepy eyes. Check out his eyes!!
Bill Evans doesn't bother me, the one who loves himself too much is that guy Lanny on CBS, however you spell his name. He looks like conan's brother and so fucking full of himself. I can't stand to watch him.
My favorite is Janice Huff! LOVE her.
Agree about Lori Stokes. Can't listen to her speak through her nose.
Can't stand when the weather is bad and he says "leave early, leave often". What does that mean. Leave early for work but leave often?
Where is WABC Insider? Does he still post here? Would love an update on who at the station is gay, not gay, etc.
Also, don't know why but I always imagine Jeff the weather guy is carrying around something big and thick in those pants....
I like Bill, I think weather and sports are supposed to be personalities, add entertainment to the usually dull anchors.
I think the worst are the creepy redhead on CBS in the morning and Lonnie - he acts like he is trying to convince you what is going to happen. He's the stuffed shirt manager at work that tries to talk a good game, but doesn't have a clue.
The best - I like Sheena Parveen on CBS in Philly - get her to NYC!!
You can't beat Scott Padgett here in Dallas. Holy shit this insufferable greasy looking asshole is the worst.
I swear that tv weathermen, at least in the NY area, are told to play down bad weekend weather so that it does not affect mall shopping and tourism. I'm sick of hearing, "a bit breezy" when there are gale force winds outside, "a few clouds" when it's cold and dreary with a cloud cover 200 feet above my head, and "misty" when I'm driving in a dense fog.
John Elliot has grown a nice ginger beard/goatee and it suits him rather well.
R162 - Lonnie Quinn (aka Mr. Blonde and Blue Beautiful) is the name you wanted.
Ken Rosato. Now there is a story am sure. About his eyes it seems to me he most certainly has had something done.
What I want to know is why is it every single weather reader in the NYC area seems to wear sleeveless dresses when it is freezing outside. Last year during the "polar vortex" from channels 2-11 they all seemed to have forgotten what season it was.
R169, I always wonder the same thing about the sleeveless dresses. Ha
I like Nick Gregory on Fox 5. I find Dari Alexander and Steve Lacy interesting to watch. Dari is so dry and her contempt for Greg Kelly was palpable.
I was just thinking that last night, R109 while watching local the Lawn Guyland news channel. The perky weather lady was wearing a summery sleeveless dress while talking about the possibility of snow. I wonder why the weathermen don't wear shorts while forecasting in winter?
Nick Gregory is my go to guy for weather. No drama, hamming it up, mugging for the camera, etc.. just the weather straight up. Oh and he seems a nice enough man as well.
Liked Channel 5/Fox News as well to watch John Huddy, but it seems he has gone over to the network side doing international coverage. His sister (Juliet Huddy) is "ok", but it isn't the same thing is it?
Totally disagree. Bill Evans is a genuinely nice guy. I've met him on several occasions and he most certainly does not have any kind of arrogance about him. He loves his job and works hard at it. He obviously is doing something right as he has been on ABC for years!
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I have been watching ABC since I was a little girl and it's the only News Program I watch everyday and now my kids watch it too. I love the chemissary between the anchors and bill Evans has contributed to a great news cast for 25 years.
I love Ken Rosato and Laurie Stokes, I do him in a heartbeat. Not sure why he doesn't come out of the closet.
Bill Evans is an excellent weather man
Sounds like the initial author of this statement
Comes from a short ugly uneducated jealous
Individual. His choice of clothing is exceptional
And he is also very physically fit I have been at
Charity events and watched him in action
Bill is the best!!!
LOl @ R174!
Two new words to add to the DL dictionary:
R176 is clearly Bill Evans.
And true, he is indeed among the worst: both in his forecasting and obnoxious style. I thought I was the only one who thought so but apparently there are many others who realize what a shit chunk this guy is.
I also think he's a closet queer. But, maybe that's just me.
Lori Stokes is the worst. When she reads the teleprompter, her cadence is all over the place. She sounds like a non English speaker who is reading English phonetically.
"A fire. Broke out in. (deep breath) a housing complex [accent on the second syllable] in [begins to sound bored] Massapequa."
Dari Alexander on Fox also reads the Teleprompter that way.
Bill Evans talks like he is genetically related to Bob Beckel (Fox News drunkard scrambled tongued moron)
I would like to see you do it...easy to criticize others isn't it!
Nick Gregory is gay.
r175, Ken won't come out because he's an ordained priest a Catholic church. He previously pastor of in a Floria parish.
Nick Gregory lives in New [...] with his wife and three kids. Goes to Greek Orthodox church.
While four traffic reporters and co-anchor, Ken, say Root 17, Lorene uses the hillbilly pronunciation she learned back home. The "ou" in route is the same as in routine and coupon.
r184 here. Nick lives in New [...], former home of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. And TV home to Dick Van Dyke.
Has anyone seen WABC Insider around? It seems like it's been a couple of years since he's posted.
Bill Evans is the man!! How could anyone not like bill? He's totally fried out and burnt which is exactly why we like him, he's fun to watch and is not like all the other weather nerds on NY tv. Not to mention he's on with beautiful Lori and that alone is reason to watch lol. But seriously if anyone has a prob with Bill Evans then there too up-tight bc Bill is the man and that's what u need when we watch the news instead of the same old lame weather guys u see all over! I've been watching ch7 for years and years and would never watch another Chanel for my news. Also bill is not the chief wether guy at 7 for no reason, he's been there since 89. Keep on feeding your doggs in the morn wild bill., we got ur back!!
I will begin to like Bill when he stops telling us he's a Meetuh-rolgist.
As much as I hate this shithole city, Dallas has to have some of the most amazing weather predictions I've ever seen. If they tell you it's going to rain at 2:15 in the afternoon, it is going to motherfucking rain. If they say snow at 5:04, it will hit on the dot. Some of that is living in a place where you can track the weather fronts from hundreds of miles away with nothing in the way to stop them, but still - I'm constantly impressed with their accuracy.
eyewitness news in ny is overkill , too much blah blah blah back slapping and congratulating each other for a story , don't get me started on lee goldberg , that man 90% of the time has the weather forcast all screwed up he tends to blow nothing but hot air and no substance
Lee Goldberg from Eyewitness news in NY needs to stop the show boating and do his job telling us the weather and try to focus less time oh his tan and highlights on his hair, this guy think's he's hollywood material most of the time he has the weather forcast all screwed up and jumps for joy when its going to be 100 degrees this guy doesn't realize that type of weather can hurt the elderly, sick and children.
I can put up with Bill Evens but Lee Goldberg with his hot air blowing out of his mouth and his fake tan and highlights in his hair is BS, the man just loves the camera
That man is mean to his core. If you remotely offend or don't bow down to him, he's mean as hell.
R194, who are you talking about? Bill or Lee?
I remember several years ago when Lee Goldberg actually took his shirt off for a medical segment of some kind (it wasn't the regular newscast; it was one of those Saturday night specials they do sometimes at 7:30). When he started unbuttoning I thought he was going to have a T-shirt on but nope, he showed his full chest. It's been years ago but IIRC he was pretty smooth. I still think of it to this day whenever I see him on the news.
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He's horrible. Lonnie Quinn is the best by far.
I live in Westchester Cty, straight, nerdy Nick Gregory lives in the town of New R o c h e l l e.
Lonnie Quinn? LOL. Fucking annoying. Same for the incompetent Audrey Puente and nauseating Queen for a Day, John Elliott.
The best NYC weatherman is that tall, hot preppie Jeff Smith. He's grown into his plastic surgery and looks like he's got a big dick down his trouser leg. Plus in the summertime when he does location reporting, he often wears a white polo shirt that shows his nipples when the camera light are on him.
Can't stand Mike Woods. He is so full of himself and can't speak a complete sentence without saying "uh" or "yeah"
[quote][R169], I always wonder the same thing about the sleeveless dresses. Ha
It's pretty clear that weather women go sleeveless for practical job-related reasons. Suit tops bunch up in all the wrong places, especially for full-figured gals, when you're waving and lifting your arms in front of the blue screen. Flowy, gypsy or dangling sleeves are also a no-no since they would take too much screen space over the graphics. So they're left with few fashion choices like short sleeves - a usually unattractive option - or no sleeves at all.
The big exception - tight sweater sleeves, which weather ladies do indeed use fairly frequently. But how many times are they gonna wear a Karen Walker top before needing to add something else so that it doesn't look like they wear the same clothes every day?
No shoulder pads either, as they dance all over the place when you're pointing and waving.
Same principle applies to game-show models. Sleeves can get too distracting.
"especially for full-figured gals"
Meaning: women with DD implants
Sorry was referring to Bill, not Lee.
[quote]The best NYC weatherman is that tall, hot preppie Jeff Smith. He's grown into his plastic surgery and looks like he's got a big dick down his trouser leg.
R200, I totally agree. Looking at him right now and you can't tell me he doesn't have at least a 9-inch monster in those pants.
I cannot stand Amy Freeze and her huge tits. Just do the damn weather, I don't give a damn about peoples cats on Sat. or dogs on Sunday.
Bill Evans is not why I stopped watching WABC before work. it is that obnoxious Humpty Dumpty look alike, Joe Nolan, with his smug attitude and inability to correctly say VAN WYCK (pronounced by NYers as 'Wick') which drove me crazy to the point that I wanted to take a pin and deflate the A--.I now watch WCBS and find John Elliott pleasant. As far as accuracy, none of these weather people are reliable.
Also, Frank Field was an optometrist, not a meteorologist.
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