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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.

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by Anonymousreply 110/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 210/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 310/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 410/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 510/18/2011

Sorry - forgot to mention my other favorite:


by Anonymousreply 610/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 710/18/2011

I love Bill Evans. He's a cat person.

Mike Woods is awful. The redhead on CBS is obnoxious and ugly.

by Anonymousreply 810/18/2011

He's a hick, right?

by Anonymousreply 910/18/2011

I forgot about Lee Goldberg, r7.

Mike Woods is HOT, and a bodybuilder. My 80 year old mother even has a crush on him.

by Anonymousreply 1010/18/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 1110/18/2011

Look up the weather on your smartphone apps, you dimwits.

by Anonymousreply 1210/18/2011

r5 John Marshall is doing per diem at PIX-11. Watched him last weekend.

by Anonymousreply 1310/18/2011

Joe Moreno should be doing weather again in New York.

by Anonymousreply 1410/18/2011

The industry site NewsBlues correctly refers to all of them as "Weather Guessers."

by Anonymousreply 1510/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 1610/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 1710/18/2011

I like the Ken doll at ABC 7 on the weekend, Jeff Smith.

Except his eyes are a lil too close together.

by Anonymousreply 1810/18/2011

Lonnie Quinn = forced and desperate quality

by Anonymousreply 1910/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2010/18/2011

EVERYBODY put an end to that r20.

by Anonymousreply 2110/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2210/18/2011

I like that adorable Raphael Miranda who does the weather for WNBC4 here in NYC. So cute.

by Anonymousreply 2310/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2410/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2510/18/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2610/18/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2710/18/2011

Remember Lloyd Lindsay Young?

Helloooooooooooo Hohokus!


by Anonymousreply 2810/19/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2910/19/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3010/19/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3110/19/2011

OP=Steve Bartelstein

by Anonymousreply 3210/19/2011

How's tricks, Steve?

by Anonymousreply 3310/19/2011

And the tiny nose, R18. He's too fem for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 3410/19/2011

"And now here's Lonnie Queer!"

by Anonymousreply 3510/19/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3610/19/2011

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.'

by Anonymousreply 3710/19/2011

Any New Yorkers remember Carol Reed? She ended each weather report with "Have A Happy."

by Anonymousreply 3810/20/2011

Does your favorite weatherguy have the "TV Seal" from the American Meterologists Society?

by Anonymousreply 3910/20/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4010/20/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 4110/20/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 4210/20/2011

Raffi - SI!

Jeffy - NO!

by Anonymousreply 4310/21/2011

Evans fights with Steve Bartelstein

by Anonymousreply 4410/21/2011

I liked the commercial with Lee Goldberg's mother including photos when he was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 4510/21/2011

WABC Insider, though he's never been at 7 do you know if Joe Moreno been blackballed since his accident in 6B?

by Anonymousreply 4610/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 4710/21/2011

Also, I'd bet my 401k that Bill Evans is a coke head.

by Anonymousreply 4810/21/2011

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.)

by Anonymousreply 4910/21/2011

Heidi ended up pleading guilty to a lesser charge and is to be sentenced shortly.

A very sad ending to a very sick story.

by Anonymousreply 5010/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5110/21/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 5210/22/2011

Can the WABC insider tell us about the Evans-Bartelstein affair again?

For those who don't know.

by Anonymousreply 5310/22/2011

See R19 in the thread linked below

by Anonymousreply 5410/22/2011


by Anonymousreply 5510/24/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5610/25/2011

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....

by Anonymousreply 5710/26/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5810/26/2011

"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.

by Anonymousreply 5910/26/2011

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6010/26/2011

IIRC, John Bolaris was on CBS in NY for a few years.

by Anonymousreply 6110/26/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6210/26/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6310/27/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6410/27/2011

Greg Kelly acts like a big ol' girl and didn't someone on here say they did him last year?

by Anonymousreply 6510/27/2011

Lee Goldberg is a bleached blond.

by Anonymousreply 6610/27/2011

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6710/27/2011

btw, how can anyone actually state who is the worst weatherman in the US?

Have we seen them all?!!

by Anonymousreply 6810/27/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6910/27/2011

[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....

by Anonymousreply 7010/27/2011

CTV Toronto has a weatherman with the worst case of Obnoxious Personality Disorder (OPD) that I've ever witnessed. Nothing short of shooting him to put us out of our misery would be of any good.

by Anonymousreply 7110/27/2011

"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!

by Anonymousreply 7210/27/2011

Since Septemnber Jill has been the Entertainment Report at Fox-5's "Good Day New York" with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto.

by Anonymousreply 7310/28/2011

Any Mike Woods sightings around NYC?

by Anonymousreply 7410/28/2011

Mike Woods is hot. Loves to wear tank tops & reveal his muscles.

I don't watch Ch 7 in the AM.

by Anonymousreply 7510/28/2011

"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?

by Anonymousreply 7610/28/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 7710/28/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7810/28/2011

I'm crazy hot for the new reporter on PIX11, Dan Mannarino. Even his twitter picture is hot.

Has he replaced the equally hot Rob Hoell, who left when his fuck buddy Jim Watkins got fired?

by Anonymousreply 7910/28/2011

I agree, Dan Mannarino is fucking hot. He's nice eye candy replacement for Chris Glorioso, who left for greener pastures over at NBC4.

Jim Watkins got fired? I had no idea. What for?

by Anonymousreply 8010/28/2011

Too bad. Jim Watkins was HOT.

by Anonymousreply 8110/28/2011

Chris Glorioso gossip?

TJ Winnick gossip?

Dan Mannarino gossip?

Dan Harris gossip?

by Anonymousreply 8210/30/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 8310/31/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 8410/31/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 8510/31/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 8610/31/2011

Not as long as Al Roker is around....

by Anonymousreply 8710/31/2011

Won't watch without Watkins and Kaity. And I'm in the younger demographics.

by Anonymousreply 8810/31/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 8910/31/2011

Can someone start a Jim Watkins thread. Please.


by Anonymousreply 9010/31/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 9103/16/2012

What abut the one down in Texas who got fired for putting a rat in his butt?

by Anonymousreply 9203/16/2012

Lonnie Quinn's nose is too pinched and too small for his face. Bad nose job.

by Anonymousreply 9303/16/2012

R93 - you think his nose is too small? You should see his dick!

by Anonymousreply 9403/18/2012

Jim Watkins re-surfaces!

Miss you, big guy!

by Anonymousreply 9503/19/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9603/19/2012

I miss Dave Price! What's he up to now?

by Anonymousreply 9703/20/2012

I love Bill Evans! He is sweet and pleasant. What is wrong with you people?

by Anonymousreply 9811/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 9911/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10011/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10102/08/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 10202/08/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 10303/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10403/07/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 10503/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10603/07/2013

Here he is predicting... a hurricane.

He looks like the kind of guy who patronizes hookers.

by Anonymousreply 10703/07/2013

How about WABC's Amy Freeze (???) and her humongous breast implants?

by Anonymousreply 10803/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10903/07/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 11003/07/2013

Is Lee Goldberg that fat fuck in the helicopter?

by Anonymousreply 11103/07/2013

Oh, shit, no--Joe Nolan! That's the fat fuck in the helicopter!

by Anonymousreply 11203/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11303/07/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 11403/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11505/14/2013

Oddest. Bump. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 11605/14/2013

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".

by Anonymousreply 11705/14/2013

R115 = Bill Evan's mother

"Thumbs up for Dr. Bill."

What the fuck is this "Dr" bullshot?

by Anonymousreply 11805/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11907/01/2013

R119 = Evans' bitter soon-to-be ex-wife.

You sound much too invested hon.

by Anonymousreply 12007/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12107/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12207/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12307/01/2013

No, FOX's Mike Woods is the worst weatherman in the US

by Anonymousreply 12408/07/2013

his voice is sexy

by Anonymousreply 12508/30/2013

mike woods is HOT

by Anonymousreply 12608/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12708/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12810/14/2013

I have news for you. In major markets, there are folks behind the scenes who create the forecasts.

by Anonymousreply 12910/14/2013

I have more news for you -- ALL weather people get their weather from the National Weather Service.

by Anonymousreply 13010/14/2013

Not my Lonnie!

by Anonymousreply 13110/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13210/14/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13310/14/2013

Lonnie Quinn??? He's an asshole too.

by Anonymousreply 13410/14/2013

Evans has toned down the game show host delivery. I wonder if he reads D.L. HIm being family and all.

by Anonymousreply 13510/14/2013

Any truth to that story about the affair with Steve Bartelstein?

by Anonymousreply 13610/15/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13710/15/2013

r127, are you thinking of Raphael Miranda or Steve Villaneuva? Raphie is out. Steve is married, but pings loudly.

by Anonymousreply 13810/15/2013

Worse than Tex Antoine?

by Anonymousreply 13910/15/2013

Raphael Miranda is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 14010/15/2013

The signature on my previous post was for another thread.

by Anonymousreply 14110/15/2013

r140, Raphie and his partner, Doug, are renovating a townhouse in Jersey City.

by Anonymousreply 14210/15/2013

Nice, R142. So what does the bf look like? Is he as cute as Raphie?

by Anonymousreply 14310/15/2013

R138, I said a screamer with a horrible voice. That rules Raphael Miranda out.

by Anonymousreply 14410/16/2013

Remember Lloyd Lindsey Young? Loved him!

by Anonymousreply 14511/22/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 14612/11/2013

He thinks he is God. He needs to come down a few levels.

by Anonymousreply 14703/18/2014

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!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 14803/22/2014

Any gossip on Lee Goldberg?

by Anonymousreply 14903/22/2014

R148, what bullshit did Nolan have to take from Evans and where is Nolan off to? I didn't know he left.

by Anonymousreply 15003/22/2014

Joe Nolan is on the late afternoon/evening shows.

by Anonymousreply 15103/22/2014

"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.

by Anonymousreply 15203/22/2014

where is the ABC insider to tell us whats going on in the newsroom?

by Anonymousreply 15303/22/2014

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!

by Anonymousreply 15404/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 15508/04/2014

By far the worst on a major network and local New York, New Jersey, pa. And Delaware networks.

by Anonymousreply 15608/25/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 15711/04/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 15811/04/2014

Mike Woods is THE worst. Every other word is "uh, yeah". Why is he even on TV?

by Anonymousreply 15911/04/2014


by Anonymousreply 16011/09/2014

It was a pleasure to read your post, r157.

by Anonymousreply 16111/09/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 16211/09/2014

Agree about Lori Stokes. Can't listen to her speak through her nose.

by Anonymousreply 16311/09/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 16411/17/2014

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....

by Anonymousreply 16511/22/2014

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!!

by Anonymousreply 16611/26/2014

You can't beat Scott Padgett here in Dallas. Holy shit this insufferable greasy looking asshole is the worst.

by Anonymousreply 16711/26/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 16811/26/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 16911/26/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17011/26/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 17111/26/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 17211/26/2014

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!

by Anonymousreply 17312/26/2014

You people are ridiculoud

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.

by Anonymousreply 17401/20/2015

I love Ken Rosato and Laurie Stokes, I do him in a heartbeat. Not sure why he doesn't come out of the closet.

by Anonymousreply 17501/20/2015

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!!!

by Anonymousreply 17601/20/2015

LOl @ R174!

Two new words to add to the DL dictionary:



by Anonymousreply 17701/20/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 17801/20/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 17901/20/2015

Bill Evans talks like he is genetically related to Bob Beckel (Fox News drunkard scrambled tongued moron)

by Anonymousreply 18001/22/2015

I would like to see you do it...easy to criticize others isn't it!

by Anonymousreply 18103/04/2015

Nick Gregory is gay.

by Anonymousreply 18203/04/2015

r175, Ken won't come out because he's an ordained priest a Catholic church. He previously pastor of in a Floria parish.

by Anonymousreply 18303/04/2015

Nick Gregory lives in New Rochelle with his wife and three kids. Goes to Greek Orthodox church.

by Anonymousreply 18403/04/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 18503/04/2015

r184 here. Nick lives in New Rochelle, former home of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. And TV home to Dick Van Dyke.

by Anonymousreply 18603/04/2015

Has anyone seen WABC Insider around? It seems like it's been a couple of years since he's posted.

by Anonymousreply 18703/04/2015

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!!

by Anonymousreply 18803/05/2015

I will begin to like Bill when he stops telling us he's a Meetuh-rolgist.

by Anonymousreply 18903/05/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 19003/05/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 19103/05/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 19203/05/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 19303/05/2015

That man is mean to his core. If you remotely offend or don't bow down to him, he's mean as hell.

by Anonymousreply 19403/13/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 19503/13/2015

stinky link op

by Anonymousreply 19603/13/2015

He's horrible. Lonnie Quinn is the best by far.

by Anonymousreply 19703/13/2015

I live in Westchester Cty, straight, nerdy Nick Gregory lives in the town of New R o c h e l l e.

by Anonymousreply 19803/13/2015

Lonnie Quinn? LOL. Fucking annoying. Same for the incompetent Audrey Puente and nauseating Queen for a Day, John Elliott.

by Anonymousreply 19903/13/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 20003/13/2015

Can't stand Mike Woods. He is so full of himself and can't speak a complete sentence without saying "uh" or "yeah"

by Anonymousreply 20103/14/2015

[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.

by Anonymousreply 20203/14/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 20303/14/2015

"especially for full-figured gals"

Meaning: women with DD implants

by Anonymousreply 20403/14/2015

Sorry was referring to Bill, not Lee.

by Anonymousreply 20503/14/2015

[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.

by Anonymousreply 20603/14/2015

Perhaps if he stops playing with those dogs every morning, he will be able to forecast effectively.

by Anonymousreply 20705/20/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 20805/20/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 20905/22/2015

While I too cannot stand Amy Freeze, it's not because of her "huge tits". It's because of the fact that she is a brain-dead Mormon idiot who is cross-eyed and has flabby arms. Besides, her "huge tits" are probably so flabby, when she takes off her bra, her tits flop down to her knees!

by Anonymousreply 21005/31/2015

I've seen Jeff Smith at the gym and he indeed is very tall (6'6" maybe), nice big round nipples, and hung like a horse (at least 8" flaccid).

Seems a bit uptight and doesn't make eye contact - closet case?

by Anonymousreply 21106/01/2015
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