"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

PIX11 To Air 3 ESPN Telecasts Of Monday Night Football

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Press Releases, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | Comments Off

PIX11 To Air 3 ESPN Telecasts Of Monday Night Football

New York, NY –  September 18, 2014 -. PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s flagship station, today announced that it has reached an agreement through WABC-TV with ESPN for the over-the-air local broadcast rights to three Monday Night Football games: the Chicago Bears at New York Jets game on September 22, the Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants game on November 3 and the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets game on December 1.

 

At 8pm PIX11 will air a locally produced pre-game show hosted by PIX11 Sports Anchor Scott Stanford, followed by the three primetime showdowns at Met Life Stadium.  Play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico, analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call all three games.

 

“Monday Night Football is sports television’s longest running series and PIX11 is excited continue our partnership with ESPN and WABC-TV to provide Monday Night Football over-the-air in New York for sports fans, affirming our commitment to providing the best local programming,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11. 

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PIX11 Renews Multi-Year Contract For Mets Baseball Broadcasts

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PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s NY flagship station, today announced a multi-year contract renewal for the rights to broadcast the New York Mets through 2017. As part of the terms, both PIX11 in New York and WCCT, Tribune Broadcasting’s Hartford, CT affiliate, will air 25 regular season Mets games and four spring training games each season for three years.

All games will be produced by SNY, with both home and away games available in HD. In addition, all New York Mets games broadcast on PIX11 and WCCT will include SAP and will be Closed-Captioned.

“PIX11 has a long history of local sports coverage and has been the broadcast home of the New York Mets since 1999. We are proud to continue this tradition and partnership. PIX11 is focused on maximizing the emotional and passionate engagement with Mets fans on all platforms, and delivering our viewers top notch live local sports,” said Rich Graziano, President and GM, PIX11.

“2015 will be our 10th season broadcasting Mets games to Connecticut viewers,” said Chris Geiger, Vice President and General Manager of WCCT. “We are proud to renew our great partnership with the Mets, and delighted to have the opportunity to serve and engage their loyal Connecticut fan base for three more years.”

PIX11 has won three Emmy Awards for its live sports coverage of the Mets. For additional coverage, photos and highlights, visit www.pix11.com.

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PIX11 forms Team 11 Alive to Run NYC Marathon

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Rich Graziano | 0 comments

NEW YORK, August 28, 2014 – On November 2nd, tens of thousands of runners will hit the pavement as part of the New York City Marathon. Eleven of those athletes will be members of the PIX11 News family running as Team 11 Alive.

PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has joined the American Cancer Society DetermiNation endurance event program and are dedicating their training and participation in the 26.2-mile race to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer and save lives. Led by team captain, PIX11 News Anchor Lisa Mateo, Team 11 Alive is a mix of employees and family members determined to fight back against cancer and raise awareness.

Team 11 Alive members include:

Rich Graziano – PIX11 President/GM
Lisa Mateo (team captain) – Anchor
Dan Mannarino – Reporter
Shauna Little – Integrated Marketing Manager
Marcia Parris – Producer
Oji Obiekwe – Producer
Rolando Pujol – Executive Producer/Digital
Marissa Torres – News Writer
John Knoll – Engineer

Rounding out the team are family members: Andre Parris and Eduardo Escobedo

Follow along with the team as they train for the marathon: www.pix11.com/marathon or via social media #11alivemarathon

To donate to Team 11 Alive: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/DetermiNation/DNFY11EA?pg=team&fr_id=62209&team_id=1655339

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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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