"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

“PLAY BALL” PIX11 TO AIR METS PRE-GAME SPECIAL ON APRIL 19

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Rich Graziano | 0 comments

“Play Ball” to Air Before PIX11’s First Home Game Broadcast of 2014 Season
Hosted by Scott Stanford, Andy Adler and Dwight “Doc” Gooden

April 15, 2014 – New York, NY—On Saturday, April 19th, PIX11 will air “Play Ball,” a Mets pre-game special in advance of the 7:10pm New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves game. Hosted by PIX11’s Scott Stanford and Andy Adler, along with Dwight “Doc” Gooden , “Play Ball” will air at 6:30 pm, live from Citi Field prior to the PIX11 broadcast of the game at 7:10pm. This game will be PIX11’s first home game broadcast of the season. Former Mets player Art Shamsky and ESPN.com’s Adam Rubin will also be providing commentary during the pre-game special.

This year marks the 15th consecutive New York Mets baseball season on PIX11, with PIX11 airing 29 regular season broadcasts of Mets games in HD, with 19 games in primetime.

“The PIX11 team of Andy, Scott and Doc have joined forces with the Mets to serve loyal fans exclusive behind the scenes content to celebrate our first home game broadcast against the Braves and kick off this season’s broadcast partnership with SNY and the New York Mets ” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.”

To date, PIX11 has won three Emmy Awards for live sports coverage of the Mets. For a complete schedule, coverage and photos visit www.pix11.com

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

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Mets & PIX11 Host 8th Annual Weather Education Day At Citi Field – April 24

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Press Releases, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

PIX11 Weather Experts Mr. G and Linda Church to Provide Meteorology Lesson for 8,000 Tri-State Area Students Prior to Mets-Cardinals Game
Tickets Are Available at Mets.com/Education
FLUSHING, N.Y., April 14, 2014 – The New York Mets and PIX11 will host the eighth annual “Weather Education Day” on Thursday, April 24 at Citi Field for 8,000 students from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut prior to the Mets playing the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Mets.com/Education.
Students will be treated to a pre-game meteorology lesson starting at 11:00 a.m. by PIX11 weather experts Mr. G and Linda Church, who will engage them in an interactive program about weather patterns and phenomenon. They will discuss some of the extreme weather we have experienced in recent months and take students behind the scenes at the PIX11 weather center.
Mr. Met and the Pepsi Party Patrol will also be on hand to entertain students and fire t-shirts into the crowd. At the conclusion of program, the students will stay at the ballpark to watch the game.
As part of “Weather Education Day,” Linda Church will also be delivering the forecast for “PIX11 Morning News” from Citi Field beginning at 6:00 a.m.
For more information contact:
Danielle Sessa Parillo
Senior Director, Community Outreach & Communications New York Mets
(718) 565-4354
dparillo@nymets.com
Jessica Bellucci
Director, Communications PIX11
(212) 210-2626 jbellucci@tribune.com

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PIX11 News Names Chuck Carter Managing Editor

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Press Releases, Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

NEW YORK, N.Y.—April 14, 2014– PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, has named Chuck Carter Managing Editor, PIX11 News. Carter was most recently Assistant News Director at Tribune’s WTIC FOX 61 in Hartford, CT. A native of East Harlem, he joins PIX11 on April 28 and will report to Mark Effron, PIX11 Vice President/News Director.

As Managing Editor, Carter will be responsible for overseeing the station’s news coverage, Assignment Desk and all specialty units.

Prior to his role at WTIC, Carter served as the Assistant News Director/Executive Producer for WRNN-TV/Verizon FiOS One News in New York, Assistant News Director for KRIV-TV in Houston, TX, News Director for the Tribune owned WPHL in Philadelphia, PA, and the Executive Producer/Special Projects Producer for WJXX in Jacksonville, FL.

“Chuck is a seasoned broadcast news executive with a proven record of delivering ratings growth. I’m thrilled he is joining our team as we continue to develop PIX11 News,” said Mark Effron, PIX11 VP/News Director.

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PIX11 Teams Up With The New York International Auto Show

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Events, Press Releases, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

PIX11 Teams Up With The New York International Auto Show

2014 AUTO SHOW COVERAGE AND SPECIAL “FOR THE LOVE OF CARS” TO AIR ON PIX11

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 –PIX11 is teaming up with the New York International Auto Show bringing the latest automotive trends, high-tech features, concept cars and dozens of never-before-seen vehicles to its viewers from April 18 – 27.

PIX11 will provide full coverage of the New York International Auto Show and will feature segments from the show floor airing on PIX11 News and pix11.com from April 21 to 25.

Additionally, PIX11 will produce For the Love of Cars: 2014 Auto Show, a 30-minute television special on the New York International Auto Show, hosted by PIX11’s Tamsen Fadal with reporting by Andy Adler and Narmeen Choudhury. For the Love of Cars: 2014 Auto Show will air on Friday, April 18 at 6pm. In 2011, PIX11 was awarded with the New York State Broadcasters Association News Award for its coverage of the 2011 Auto Show.image004

Also on Friday, April 18, pix11.com will preview an exclusive time-lapse video of the week-long set up of the New York International Auto Show, a behind-the-scenes look as the convention floor is created.

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“The New York International Auto Show is the largest and one of the most important auto events in the world. Metro New York is one of the nation’s largest markets for new car and truck sales, and we are proud to be the broadcast partner to bring all of the newest automotive trends to our viewers,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.

The 2014 New York International Auto Show opens to the public on April 18 (sneak preview) and runs through April 27 at the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan, 11th Ave. between 34th and 40th St. Visit pix11.com for a chance to win show tickets and a private VIP tour.

Show maps, schedules, directions and exhibit information can be found at http://pix11.com/auto-show/#axzz2yCtMehxT.

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