Just watch her for five minutes and you will concur.
And no, I'm not Sue Simmons.
I concur, OP.
Unfortunately, her competition (Sade Baderinwa on WABC and Kristine Johnson on WCBS) are equally idiotic.
Why are all 3 so stupid? Why were all 3 given the plum 11 pm anchor spot?
R1 I agree 100%. I do enjoy watching how her various co-hosts react as she spews out those idiotic comments or half-finished sentences.
And what happened to Dominica Davis?
Where is Liz Cho?
R2 - Dominica Davis's contract was not renewed and she was let go; replaced by queeny-yet-straight Steve Villanueva.
R3 - Liz Cho is on WABC - she co-anchors the 4:00 pm hour of news every day with David Novarro, and the 6:00 half-hour with Bill Ritter.
[quote]replaced by queeny-yet-straight Steve Villanueva.
You can tell he graduated at the top of fey weatherman school!
Wait a minute Steve Villanueva is straight? C'mon.
I cannot watch local TV news because of the stupidity of the "reporters" and the lowest common denominator level of the stories. This morning I accidentally happened upon one anchor discussing the "electorial college." Sigh.
She's not an idiot! She is an intelligent young black woman you people need to stop the hatred! Your white sheets are showing.
Never mind Shiba. Is Chris Glorioso still there? And is he still hot as fuck?
Sibela Vargas is way worse. Her voice is sort of screechy with silly high notes thrown in for emphasis along with overly animated facial expressions -- almost a parody act. She is unlistenable and unwatchable. I switched to Dana Tyler and crew at WCBS after having watched WNBC for almost 40 years.
r10 hope you're sitting down. Chris married a woman on September 14, 2013.
What's with these anchors whose long stringy hair hangs down to their tits? They look like streetswalkers.
Shade has the best style. BTW, for outta towners her name is pronounced sha-DAY. It's part of her lengthy Indian first name.
And by the way, it's spelled 'Sade,' R14.
NBC-4 should bring back our brother, weatherguy, Joe Moreno.
PIX-11's cute Dan Mannarino is leaving soon. Began as a reporter, promoted to anchor. Was told "services no longer needed." In search of a job as I type.
Really, R17? But why? He's adorable plus he seems to do a very good job on-air. What the hell more do they want?
Sade is not Indian, she's half Nigerian on her father's side. She a sista!
I cannot stand Shiba. She is so full of herself and humorless. I miss Sue Simmons.
I get the feeling that WNBC is hiring all these younger Sue Simmon lookalikes such as Sibila, but they are not genuine!
I have switched to WCBS where at least I can tolerate Christine Johnson.
Dan Mannarino is great, he's so funny, he has on-air chemistry with the re-hired Marisol Castro, who can be a bit of blowhard. She was on WPIX morning news many years ago, along with Linda Lopez, yes Jello's sister, and the original morning crew. Marisol failed at CBS, she's now back at WPIX and was paired with Dan very early in the morning, IIRC this newscast comes on at 4AM.
Not to mention, it's great for NYC news shows to actually have anchors and reporters who are native New Yorkers. btw, Dan claims to be str8!
I also noticed that Magee Hickey, formerly on NBC's local news, is now working for both WPIX as well as NY1! WTF? Actually Magee is from a wealthy Manhattan family, guess she works for something to do.
Over the years, WPIX morning news has let a lot of good reporters go, yet they've kept motormouth Sukyana Krishnan? Why? She talks too fast, she screws up so many news reports. She sounds like she's on speed.
Dan Mannarino is as straight as Raphael Miranda - and I should know, I've fucked them both.
I like Kristine Johnson. She has great chemistry with everyone she shares the anchor desk with and she has a sense of humor. And I think she's really cute. And she can barely contain her contempt for Lonnie Quinn when he goes overboard with the weather hysteria. I rarely watch NBC but there have been a few times when I thought that Shiba exhibited an anti-white bias and wasn't even trying to hide it. It made the other people sharing the news desk visibly uncomfortable. I never watch ABC.
Raphael Miranda was on The Cycle tuesday and he is so cute and personable. I love him.
I don't know what PIX-11's problem is with Dan. After three weekends they decided he wasn't a good fit to co-anchor with Kaity Tong. He was re-assigned (aka demoted) to co-anchoring 4:00-7:00AM. Soon he'll be back to General Assignment Reporter. PIX has hired a black woman (last name Harris) from FSB-3 in Hartford who'll be Dan's replacement as a reporter.
[quote]btw, Dan claims to be str8!
Not true. He's very much openly gay. Over the holidays, one of the other reporters doing a segment on gift-buying brought gifts on-air for the anchors and her gift for Dan was a Match.com subscription, plus they put up on-screen all his potential matches and they were all men. So no, he mostly definitely does not claim to be straight.
Raphael's friends call him Carmen.
Aren't there trainers who can teach these weatherguys how to butch it up?
r,4 is Liz still dating Josh Elliot? A year or so ago it was reported they were together, while she was married to guy in Westchester.
Isn't Raphael Miranda married? And if so, what does his husband do?
Raph's husband Doug is a businessman. They've been married for years.
Here's their Christmas card photo from this past year:
[quote]Not true. He's very much openly gay.
He wasn't open about it when he first started on the PIX morning news!
I forgot who he was anchoring with in the morning at the time, it wasn't Marisol, she hadn't come back to PIX yet. Dan and the woman her was paired with, maybe Kirsten Cole? had just finished some fluff report about dating in the city.
The female anchor then told Dan, that yes, it was extremely difficult to meet someone in the city. Dan's reply was, "I haven't yet met the woman of my dreams." or something along those lines. There was even talk of children. He didn't seem to be joking or saying it sarcastically.
When is Dan leaving? He was on this morning. He was laughing and joking, he didn't seem like a guy who was fired!
Anyone know how to contact Brian Williams?
I want to make a complaint to him. I dvr both the NBC Nightly News and the WNBC 11 o'clock news, and then watch them back-to-back, but both shows use so many of the same stories and the exact same video footage!
I want to ask Brian if he can recommend a different evening news program, or a different 11 o'clock report.
Why should I watch the same stories twice? It's so annoying.
If Dan is fired by PIX 11, ABC should snap him right up and give him Josh Elliot's job anchoring on GMA. He would make a great fit there.
Danny Mannarino is a good Catholic boy from New Jersey, so he's not going to be flaunting his gayness on TV. But if you follow his personal twitter account, he's all about NEWSIES and boy bands and all kinds of things only gays care about - never sports or girls or other straights stuff. Rumor has it his boyfriend is PIX reporter Joe Mauceri.
Still here, R38, thanks for asking.
But can't add anything new to whats already been posted - none of it is about people I know personally and I've only heard the same rumors already posted.
R41, hey WABC insider, how the fuck did that cocked eyed anchor get hired? He hosts the 12 noon show with Lori Stokes. His eyes are fucking freaky to watch. I no longer watch WABC because of him, he's gawd awful and watch his eyes, beyond creepy and scary.
Hate Shiba and Sibila!
WNBC seemed to find younger version of Sue and it is not working!
Shiva and Sibila hate each other!
That's Ken Rosato, r42. He looks normal now compared to his roving reporter days. He made Boehner look like an Albino he was so tanned. He was also a total gym rat and was a very natty dresser, though his head looked too big for his body. I believe he's out and is an ex-priest. He is a vast improvement over Bartelstein though. WABC Insider, care to weigh in?
WABC Insider, R38 here. Thanks for answering! So glad you are still around.
So what can you tell us about Matt Kozar? He's such a cutie. Gay or straight?
Also, is Michelle Charlesworth as cool in real life as she appears to be on the news? She's always been one of my favorite personalities.
Kozar claims to be straight - I too have my doubts. I also think he's adorbs.
Chuck (as she's known in the newsroom) is THE BEST. Everybody loves her. The same cannot be said for any other female anchor, except Diana. The others (Sade, Sandra B., even Liz) have their detractors.
Here's a bit of gossip - Jeff Smith, who's been engaged to his fiancee for over 4 years (that's them at the link), broke it off in January - won't tell anyone why, won't talk about it. An engagement that long and no wedding - and Jeff is very very close with Laura Behnke.
She may be an idiot, but she's certainly no Ashleigh Banfield, the high empress of news moronic idiocy.
Lori Stokes embarrasses herself every day. The Traffic reporters and Ken, her co-anchor, all say "Root 17." She continues to say "rout" and says a-vuh-NOO instead of a-ven-yoo.
Isn't Sue Simmons writing her autobiography? I want to hear backstage dish. I want to hear about Sue's affairs with Lena Horne and Jessica Savitch.
No she isn't.
I was watching boring Shiba last night and longing for the days of the beautiful, funny Sue Simmons. Shiba has no personality whatsoever, but that sour, smug, extremely pale bitch Dari Alexander on channel 5 is the worst.