Channel 11 is ready to expand its morning news coverage to seven days. Tuned In has learned WPIX will start a Sunday broadcast from 7-9 a.m. in June. The station will add Saturdays to the mix in September. No word on who will anchor the shows.
Despite the extra pre-dawn news, WPIX is seeing little to no viewers during the week as the May sweeps get underway.
Mornings got an overhaul last month when Kori Chambers was sent packing to weekend nights, while Scott Stanford gave up his sports desk for the second time, now to become Sukanya Krishnan‘s co-anchor.
Since the changes, Tuned In has received multiple comments from readers putting the blame on one person–Krishnan, who has had at least four on-air partners since arriving in 2000.
A sampling of the responses:
L. Fields writes, “After watching Sukanya’s on-air coolness toward Kori during boardcasts, I get the impression that Kori never got a fair chance. There’s a distinct difference in her demeanor and [the] interaction now that Stanford is in the seat.”
Gary says he’s switching from PIX to Good Morning America because, “You change your news anchors more than I change my underwear. Stanford replacing Chambers is a big mistake. He is not an anchor guy.”
Ora says Krishnan is the problem: “Sukanya comes across like a bitter hater who talks too much, talks over people and from day one treated Kori like a stepchild!”
Kim adds, “Suki is the problem. Channel 11 Morning News listen carefully–good bye.”
Barry says, “I liked Suki and Kori, until I saw Suki show she was more than uncomfortable with Kori. She had difficulty hiding her dislike and I changed because it made me feel uncomfortable watching her act.”
Allison has this to say:“Suki comes across as sarcastic, opinionated and spoiled rotten. Many times I cringe when the others are trying to lighten the mood [being] friendly on air and she just pops the bubble with her acidic sarcasm.”
Diamond doesn’t mince words with her comment: “Fire Suki and leave pleasant and appreciative anchor Kori Chambers. I will not waste my mornings watching boring bossy and rude Suki. This station should sign off permanently.”
Sophia writes, “Sukanya has a nasty attitude and she’s not professional.”
Randy says, “Tired of Suki and her nasty disposition toward anchors. Until she’s changed, I’ll change the channel.”
Lenny says, “It seems sitting next to Sukanya is a fatal career move. If you’re good she has you removed. If you’re bad she has you removed.”
(Krishnan photo via Twitter)