"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 – Blizzard 2015

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | Comments Off

PIX11 – Blizzard 2015

Stay tuned to PIX11 and PIX11.com for important coverage of the 2015 Blizzard.

2005 snowstorm -- Two people carrying umbrellas fight the wind and driving snow as they cross Broadway January 22, 2005 in New York City. A storm packing snow and high winds from central Canada hit the New York City area, and could drop about 12 to 20 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — A storm of epic proportions is barreling toward New York, with the tri-state area under a blizzard warning effective at 1 p.m. today. As much as 30 inches of snow is possible with winds gusting 55 to 65 mph. The Weather Service says whiteout conditions will make travel extremely dangerous. The worst conditions expected from late Monday evening through midday Tuesday. Follow PIX11’s news team for updates on social media below as well as the latest news headlines.

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PIX11 News Team – Up Close

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | Comments Off

PIX11 News – up close with Suki, Tamsen, Kaity, Scott and Mr. G.

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Yanks On PIX11

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Rich Graziano | Comments Off

The YES Network and Tribune Media Company today announced they have reached a multi-year agreement under which Tribune Media’s PIX11 has secured exclusive over-the-air rights to the New York Yankees games in the New York DMA beginning with the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Specific financial terms were not released.
PIX11 will televise approximately 20 games this season; its broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. PIX11 had been the broadcast home of the Yankees from 1951 through 1998. YES, which remains the exclusive local television rights holder for the Yankees, will televise 125 Yankees games this season. Read for more:
PRESS RELEASE

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Yankees Back Home On PIX11

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Events, Press Releases, Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | Comments Off

Yankees Back Home On PIX11

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YES NETWORK, TRIBUNE MEDIA REACH AGREEMENT FOR PIX11 TO TELEVISE NEW YORK YANKEES GAMES

I am incredibly excited to announce the New York Yankees are returning home to PIX11.
Beginning this spring, PIX11 will be the exclusive broadcast home of Yankees games in the New York DMA as part of a multi-year contract.  This season, we’ll have 21 Yankee games on our air.  The station has a long history with the Yankees, airing the games from 1951 to 1998, and we are thrilled baseball fans will again see the Bronx Bombers on PIX11.NY Yankees
 
For 47 years, as the television home of the Yankees, PIX11 broadcast many milestone moments, including the debut of the three man broadcast team of Phil Rizzuto, Mel Allen, and Red Barber in 1957, with Rizzuto then working in the Channel 11 booth for 40 consecutive years. In 1959 the world saw the first instant replay on PIX11 during a Yankees broadcast.
 
These games will serve as a great promotional and sampling platform for our newscasts and CW programming, which continue to build momentum.

Thanks to 
Peter Liguori, President and CEO of Tribune Media Company, Larry WertPresident/Broadcast Media of Tribune Media Company and Tracy Dolgin, President and CEO of YES Network.

Attached you will find the press release, which was issued today.

 
-Rich Graziano, President & General Manger of PIX11

 

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NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015 – The YES Network and Tribune Media Company today announced they have reached a multi-year agreement under which Tribune Media’s PIX11 has secured exclusive over-the-air rights to New York Yankees games in the New York DMA beginning with the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Specific financial terms were not released.

PIX11 will televise approximately 20 games this season; its broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. PIX11 had been the broadcast home of the Yankees from 1951 through 1998.  Yes, which remains the exclusive local television rights holder for the Yankees, will televise 125 Yankees games this season.

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