"I see tremendous opportunity to lead WPIX to excellence, through hard work, innovation, and by creating value for our viewers and advertising partners."

Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV

July 14, 2014 – Tamsen Fadal & John Muller on PIX11 at 5pm and 10pm

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

July 14, 2014 – John Muller will return to PIX11 News and will reunite with Tamsen Fadal as co-host of PIX11 News at 5 and PIX11 News at Ten. Muller, was an original co-anchor of the Emmy award winning PIX11 Morning News when it launched it June 2000, a position he held for 11 years, working alongside Tamsen Fadal for 3 of those years.

Since leaving PIX11 in 2011, Muller has been the anchor of ABC ‘World News Now” and ABC ‘America This Morning.’ He also served as a fill in news reader on ‘Good Morning America” and a Correspondent across all ABC News platforms. He returns to the PIX11 family on June 23 and will report to Mark Effron, VP/News Director, PIX11.

“PIX11 continues to grow and invest in our team. John and Tamsen, along with Scott Stanford and Mr. G are an all-star anchor lineup with a meaningful connection to the audience,” said Effron. “Our viewers have watched John grow up here on PIX11, I have been a longtime fan of his work and I’m delighted he is back at PIX11 where he belongs.”

“John is a dynamic, experienced news leader with national and local exposure. He’s a familiar and trustworthy addition to a great team and will add value for our loyal viewers,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.

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New Jersey Lottery on WPIX-TV & WPHL-TV

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Press Releases, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

TRENTON – (June 30, 2014) – The New Jersey Lottery and Tribune Broadcasting have announced a partnership for the broadcast of the New Jersey Lottery’s live daily evening game draws. The daily drawing will air on Tribune Broadcasting-owned stations WPIX-TV (PIX11) in New York and WPHL-TV (PHL17) in Philadelphia beginning July 1, expanding the broadcasting coverage to reach New Jersey residents across the state.

The live evening drawings will air every night at approximately 7:58 pm ET. The live broadcast will feature the winningnumber drawings for Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5 and Pick-6 Lotto with a recap display of the winning numbers. The Lottery drawings can also be seen in real-timeonline at NJLottery.com and on dedicated Lottery pages on PIX11.com and PHL17.com.

The live midday daily drawings will continue to be available exclusively on the Lottery website and Facebook pages at approximately 12:57 pm ET.

Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery said, “The partnership with Tribune Broadcasting will allow our dedicated lottery players the opportunity to view the live evening drawings all across the state on network television, without exception. I’m certain that the expanded coverage will be well received. We are also excited to announce that a new Lottery Hostess will preside over the daily draws.”

“WPIX is honored to be a broadcast partner with the New Jersey Lottery. Our unique partnership is a win-win-win. NJ Lottery, WPIX and WPHL leverage content and distribution in an innovative manner and our loyal viewers and users get the great entertainment and information they desire,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11. “We look forward to a productive long term partnership.”

“PHL17 is proud to be able to broadcast the nightly NJ lottery drawing to the many interested fans in Southern New Jersey and the rest of the Delaware Valley,” said Vince Giannini, VP/GM, PHL17.

ABOUT THE LOTTERY
Since its inception in 1970, the New Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed more than $22 billion to the State in support of education and institutions. In Fiscal Year 2013, the Lottery’s contribution was more than $1 billion. Among its beneficiaries are: veterans homes, community and other colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education scholarship programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.

The lottery also plays a key role in supporting small businesses throughout the state with approximately 6,800 Lottery retailers. In fiscal year 2013, the Lottery retailers earned more than $157 million in commissions supporting convenience stores and other establishments throughout the state. Every day, the Lottery helps to make winners by: providing entertainment and winning jackpots for lottery players; supporting the business community that serves as Lottery retailers and generating financial support for vital programs and organizations in our State.

About PIX11
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network, and its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children’s programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station’s success. PIX11 has earned over 260 Emmy® Awards including two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast. The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, PIX11 has been the broadcast home of the New York Mets since 1999. For more information, visit www.pix11.com

About WPHL
PHL17 serves as the Philadelphia affiliate of MyNetworkTV and is wholly owned by Tribune Company. Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting.

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Phone: (212) 210-2626

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Pix11 MORNING NEWS NAMES MIKE AVILA SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Rich Graziano | 0 comments

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 19, 2014- PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has named Mike Avila Supervising Producer for PIX11 Morning News. In this newly created position, Avila will have a role in the oversight responsibilities of the PIX11’s 5am-9am news broadcast. He will join PIX11’s news team on June 23rd and will report to Zev Shalev, Executive Producer, PIX11 Morning News.

Avila comes to PIX11 from CBS where he was the Planning Producer for WLNY’s “Live from the Couch.” Avila is the co-creator and Executive Producer of “Lyons & Bailes REEL TALK” for NBC Universal; a movie based program that started as a local WNBC production, before becoming a nationally syndicated show, airing in more than 90% of the country. He has also held producer positions at ABC News Now, WNBC’s “Weekend Today in NY,” and WCBS’s “CBS 2 Morning News.”

Avila has been a regular contributor for SYFY.com, MSNBC.com and Buzz60.com. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Communications degree from Florida State University.

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Tune In Alert – Broadway Profiles: The Best Of The 2014 Tony Awards

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Press Releases, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

PIX11 PARTNERS WITH THE BROADWAY CHANNEL TO AIR

EXCLUSIVE PRIMETIME SPECIAL JUNE 22 AT 7pm

 

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has partnered with Broadway Channel to present “Broadway Profiles” a series of primetime Broadway specials hosted by PIX11’s Emmy-Award winning anchor Tamsen Fadal. The second installment, “Broadway Profiles: The Best of the 2014 Tony Awards,” will air on PIX11 on Sunday, June 22nd at 7pm ET.

 

The 30-minute special, “Broadway Profiles: The Best of the 2014 Tony Awards,” will detail this year’s Tony Awards with Tamsen Fadal on the Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 Tony Award Ceremony. The special will feature exclusive interviews with some of Broadway biggest stars including; Audra McDonald, Judith Light, Tony Shaloub, Tony Goldwyn, Fran Drescher, Susan Stroman, Lena Hall and La Tanya Richardson Jackson.

 

“Broadway Profiles: The Best of the 2014 Tony Awards,” will find Gloria Estefan revealing secrets about her new Broadway musical and All the Way Tony Winner Robert Schenkkan will share his special backstage moment with Bill and Hilary Clinton. Plus, Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris and Sophie Okonedo discuss winning their Tony Award.

 

PIX11 has set up a special section of the station’s website, pix11.com/backstageonbroadway, where the original on-air content will be housed and-live streamed. Additionally, hashtag #BACKSTAGEONBROADWAYhas been created to create social engagement with fans through PIX11’s extensive social media channels.
In addition, each Thursday at 10pm, PIX11 News airs “Backstage on Broadway” a weekly segment hosted by Tamsen Fadal, covering what’s trending on Broadway.

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