Jeremy Hubbard Leaving ''World News Now;'' Rob Nelson to Join \
By Kevin Allocca on May 13, 2010 11:51 AM\
First on TVNewser: "World News Now," ABC''s middle-of-the-night news program, is about to see another change at the anchor desk. TVNewser has learned that Jeremy Hubbard, who joined the broadcast in 2008, is departing "World News Now" for a promotion to digital correspondent for ABC News. (Welcome back to daylight, Jeremy)\
ABC News is hiring Rob Nelson, morning news anchor at CBS-affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans, to co-anchor the program with Vinita Nair. No word yet on his official start date.\
"World News Now" has been something of a revolving door for young, promising talent. Since the show''s launch in 1992, the newscast''s seen Anderson Cooper, Juju Chang, Alison Stewart, Aaron Brown, Kevin Newman, Ryan Owens, David Muir, and others pass through the anchor chair.\
[is there any male anchor for this show who WASN''T gay?]
I don''t think Jeremy Hubbard is gay. Isn''t he married, too?
Don''t forget Ron Corning was the anchor too - another gay man....
ABC News Loves the Gays!
Kevin Newman isn''t gay, either. He is now a big newsie in Canada, too. Award winning dude.
Jeremy Hubbard has lost a lot of weight in the past few months...manorexic?
Jeremy is looking quite thin these days. \
Don''t know if he''s gay but he doesn''t wear a wedding ring.
I remember when Anderson Cooper was on WWN. One morning his mother showed up on his birthday with a big cake.
r4, he is certainly fading fast. \
Can they find people who are less boring for a overnight/early morning news cast? The last thing I want to see are these dullards if I have to wake up for a very early day.
World News Now looks like a fun place to work. I remember when they first started and Thalia would get pretty punchy by 4am.
I remember the Aaron & Lisa days... I''m old.\
I''ve only seen this guy a few times, but he seems right-wingy to me. Presents stories like he''s sucking up to them when he reads about Tea Parties. If he''s gay, I bet he tries to hide it.
Are you talking about Rob or Jeremy, r9?\
Rob isn''t right wing - nor is he gay. Sort of a straight version of Don Lemon.
Sorry, I''m thinking of the skinny white guy who has no chemistry with anyone, including the camera. Looks technically perhaps handsome, but like he never really smiled in his whole life.
I think only Dan Harris, OP.
Do they still do the World News Polka on Thursdays?
Is Jeremy leaving because he''s sick? He''s been looking really ill of late.\
I always liked Ryan Owens. He had a snarky, bitchy gay sense of humor - like he was always pissed he was working the overnight shift.
That''s a serious list of talent. Alison Stewart is terrific.
Anderson Cooper was so fun to watch when he anchored ABC World News Now (was it originally World News Overnight?) How long were he and the fabulous Thalia on together?\
The tone of the program was and probably remains ''no one is watching, it''s the middle of the night; we have to present these stories but otherwise let''s have some fun and what the fuck''.
I remember him with Juju Chang and Alison Stewart. Was he paired with someone else? He was only there for about two years, IIRC.
Complete list of who anchored with whom and when at link
Jeremy Hubbard is not gay...Former ABC “World News Now” co-anchor and current ABC News correspondent Jeremy Hubbard is leaving the network and going back home, to Denver. TVSpy has learned Hubbard is re-joining KDVR Fox 31. Hubbard left KDVR, where he was weekend anchor and reporter, for ABC News in 2007.
Hubbard will co-anchor the 7pm newscast on KWGN-2 and the 10pm on KDVR-31. His last day on the air at ABC News is May 20. Tribune-owned KWGN and Local TV’s KDVR co-located their news operations at KDVR in 2008.
Hubbard, a native of Glenwood Springs, CO says, “My wife and I have a new baby, seven-month-old Charlie, and we can’t wait to raise him in Denver…the greatest city in America.”
Yes r13 they still do the Polka on Thursday. I actually really like watching WNN. But does it seem like Rob is being demoted or am I not understanding the hierarchy for news organizations.
Also, speaking of repubs that girl Rob usually hosts with is a bitchy republican who has no skill in hiding her political preference. The way she rolls her eyes and snaps at Rob whenever he defends working women or suggests that the Trayvon Martin case was mishandled is just disgusting.
Kevin Newman's not gay, but his son is (was the subject of minor media coverage when KN MCed a queer event a couple of years ago - see third item at link).