Rich J. Graziano is the President and General Manager of WPIX-TV. He is responsible for all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Since 2009, Graziano has served as the leader of Tribune’s media properties in Hartford, Connecticut; he...Read More
Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV
Each year in New York, almost 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 2,700 women die from the disease. In New Jersey, More than 7,000 women are diagnosed and nearly 1,300 women die from the disease each year.
PIX11 to help women obtain free mammograms and breast exams on October 21 – Available to insured and uninsured women
New York, NY –October 20, 2015 –On Wednesday, October 21, PIX11 News joins the fight against breast cancer with a series of segments and live broadcasts throughout the day. PIX11 is also facilitating free mammograms and free breast exams in Brooklyn and Newark for women of all ages. Lisa Mateo will report live at 7am & 8am. Tamsen Fadal will anchor live at 5pm & 6pm.
FREE MAMMOGRAMS (BROOKLYN)
7am-2pm: Community HealthCare Network (1167 Nostrand Ave)
3pm-6:30pm: Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave)
PIX11 News has partnered with Project Renewal to provide free mammograms. Project Renewal’s ScanVan and Breast Treatment Task Force will be giving free mammograms and breast exams all day long. ScanVan is the country’s first mobile mammography clinic for NYC low income women. Breast Treatment Task Force provides funding for breast screening and education, diagnostic follow-up, and treatment for NYC patients without health insurance. Brooklyn Council Member Laurie Cumbo will also join the PIX11 News at 5pm.
Miss USA Olivia Jordan, ScanVan CEO Mary Solomon and BTTF board member Chantel Febus will join the PIX11 Morning News.
Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young will be joining PIX11’s Tamsen Fadal on the PIX11 News at 5pm. He recently lost his mother to breast cancer.
Dr. Rachel Wellner, breast surgeon and clinical assistant professor at Montefiore Medical Center, will also be on site at Barclays Center to answer questions and teach women how to do a proper self breast exam. She will be joined by Gretchen Cotnoir of 4 Billion Strong, a subscription club that provides feminine products and helps women in need. Dr. Wellner will also be available for a live web-chat from 6:30-7pm to answer viewers’ questions.
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi and SHARE Cancer Support will be at Barclays Center as a resource for women and giving away “pink” goodies. SHARE offers support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
FREE BREAST EXAMS (NEWARK)
3pm-7pm: Newark City Hall (920 Broad Street)
PIX11 has also partnered with St. Michael’s Medical Center to provide free breast exams. PIX11’s Narmeen Choudhury will be reporting live from Newark during the PIX11 News at 5pm & 6pm. She will be joined by Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness and Susan G. Komen North Jersey.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese will also be appearing in Newark on the PIX11 Evening News. She is a two-time Breast Cancer survivor.
St. Michael’s Medical Center “In the Pink” program will perform free clinical breast exams to uninsured women from 3-7pm. All women will be entered into the St. Michael’s system and be given any necessary follow-up appointments and tests.
As part of the day’s coverage, PIX11 News will run a follow-up story on Star Lopez, a BRCA1 gene patient whom we profiled in 2014 as she prepared and went in for a preventative double mastectomy. We show the lingering physical, emotional and financial problems that come with this disease. PIX11 will also profile the mother of Modern Family star Sarah Hyland – a breast cancer survivor, two women who highlight the benefits to finding support while battling the disease, and the latest advancements and current focus of Breast Cancer Research with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Dr. Larry Norton the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs at the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center.
Additional coverage can be found online at www.pix11.com/breastcancer. Follow socially at #PIX11Cares and #BCAMPIX
“Breast cancer affects us all. PIX11 wants to help educate women and their families about this disease and offer free screenings, giving ALL women a chance at early detection, regardless of means,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
PIX11 TO AIR “AMERICA’S PARADE” THE NEW YORK CITY VETERANS DAY PARADE ON 11/11
Station to Partner with The United War Veterans Council
NEW YORK, September 10, 2015 –PIX11 has partnered with The United War Veterans Council to serve as the broadcast media partner for America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. On November 11, PIX11 will air the parade and stream it on PIX11.com. Together the United War Veterans Council and PIX11 will bring the stories of veterans young and old, from all corners of America, to the broader public emphasizing the importance of service and personal sacrifice.
PIX11 will provide full coverage of the parade from 12-3pm, on-site from Fifth Avenue as the parade marches from 26th Street to 53rd Street. PIX11will also air several segments and vignettes on PIX11 News, pix11.com and all social platforms highlighting special service members and military stories in our community. Additionally, PIX11 will air a 60-minute parade recap special on Sunday, November 15.
“PIX11 is honored to partner with and broadcast New York City Veterans Day Parade. This is an iconic event celebrating our nation’s brave servicemen and women and their families, all who have made major sacrifices for our freedom” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
“It is indeed fitting that PIX11, which traces its roots to World War I veteran Joseph Medill Patterson, will broadcast the 96th annual Veterans Day Parade in New York City – America’s Parade,” said United War Veterans Council Founding President Vincent McGowan. “With PIX11’s support, we will continue the great tradition of honoring service and of telling the stories of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us.”
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, 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 PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.
ABOUT The United War Veterans Council:
The United War Veterans Council produces America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. Each November 11, more than 25,000 participants, including veterans, active duty military personnel, high school marching bands from across the nation and others march up Fifth Avenue. The parade begins with a memorial ceremony, including a wreath-laying and Taps at the Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park, dedicated in honor of those who fought in WWI. Hundreds of thousands of people line Fifth Avenue as the parade marches from 26th Street to 53rd Street. For more information, visit www.americasparade.org.
For PIX11: Jessica Bellucci email@example.com
For The United War Veterans Council: Pat Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
PIX11 MORNING NEWS CONTINUES RATINGS SURGE
PIX11 Morning News Posts Most Growth in the Market
NEW YORK, August 31, 2015 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, continued to make significant ratings gains in August ’15 with the PIX11 Morning News (5-9a) posting the most year-to-year growth in Adults 25-54 (+25%), Women 25-54 (+40%) and Adults 18-49 (+67%) of any station in the market. This marks the third consecutive sweep period of year-to-year audience growth for the PIX11 Morning News.
“I’m extremely proud of the PIX 11 News team and their continued growth. Our mission is to deliver meaningful content across all platforms; connecting with our audience in various communities through heart-first storytelling,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
PIX11 MORNING NEWS
ADULTS 25-54 HIGHLIGHTS (unless otherwise noted)