Dick Brennan and Alice Gainer Win Permanent WLNY Evening Anchor Slot

Brennan and GainerWCBS has made its first official anchor appointments in the post-Rob Morrison era.

WCBS has made a pair of Fordham University graduates, Dick Brennan and Alice Gainer, as the anchor team for sister station WLNY’s News at 9. Brennan has been the de facto successor to Chris Wragge, who has handled morning on-air duties with Mary Calvi since late February when Morrison abruptly resigned.

Gainer, with WCBS since January, has been a lead back-up for Dana Tyler on the Channel 10/55 broadcast.

Gainer told followers on Twitter today that she’ll still get exposure on Channel 2 with reporting and fill-in anchoring.

The station, however, refused to confirm, only saying, “At this point, we do not have any announcements, but there are definitely no changes at 6 p.m.”

‘LNY has not been a factor in any ratings discussion, causing one insider to lament the decision.

“It’s struggling and they want Dana to focus on the 6.”

A WCBS spokesperson also would not discuss other newscasts, including weekend mornings where Brennan has frequently been behind the desk.

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3 thoughts on “Dick Brennan and Alice Gainer Win Permanent WLNY Evening Anchor Slot

  1. LOUIS FORTUNATO

    I TRULY ENJOY CBS NEWSBROADCASTERS/
    GOD BLESS YOU AND OTIS LIVINGSTONE AND
    Ms TYLER AND MARY CALVI AND CHRISS WRAGGE
    AND JOHN ELLIOT AND THE LONNIE QUINN
    AND OF COURSE KRISTIN AND MAURICE AND TONY
    TANTILLO//

    LOU FORTUNATO

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  2. LOUIS FORTUNATO

    BEST WISHES TO YOU AND OTIS LIVINGSTONE AND MS TYLER
    AND OF COURSE LONNIE QUINN AND MAURICE AND KRISTINE AND OF COURSE MARY CALVI AND CHRISS WRAGGE AND JOHN ELLIOT AND OF COURSE TONY TANTILLO

    BEST WISHES
    LOU FORTUNATO

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