The New York Emmy Award nominations are announced today. Topping the list is MSG Network is 64 nominations. WPIX led the over the air outlets with 44, one better than the YES Network.
In the On-Camera Talent: News Anchor category, WCBS’ Chris Wragge will look to add to the mantle. Among those vying for the award include WNBC’s Michael Gargiulo, Tamsen Fadal of WPIX, and her former colleague Frances Rivera (above).
The weather anchor category features WABC’s Amy Freeze goes against WPIX’s Linda Church, and previous winner Lonnie Quinn of WCBS. News 12 The Bronx’s Mike Favetta rounds out the competition.
WPIX’s Scott Stanford is nominated as Best Sports Anchor for his work with WNBC. Standing in the way of the trophy are Bill Pidto of MSG, News 12 Long Island’s Jamie Stuart and Kevin Maher and WNJU/Telemundo’s Rafael Bello.
In the General Assignment Reporter category, a pair of WPIX standouts are highlighted: Jay Dow and James Ford. They’re joined by WCBS’ Carolyn Gusoff and Weijia Jiang, and Darla Miles of WABC.
Former WPIX commentator Larry Mendte got six nods, including the Political Reporter category.
Here we go again! Bill Evans is the latest TV news personality to join the annals of tabloid fodder.
Evans, the veteran WABC-TV weatherman, and his wife Dana were charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
The arrest involves an incident on May 4 at the Evans’ Old Greenwich, CT home.
His attorney Philip Russell said in the statement:
“Bill and Dana are presently going through a difficult divorce. Our understanding is that on May 20, more than two weeks after an argument, Dana was advised by her divorce attorneys to file the complaint which led to the police investigation.”
FTV Live reports that Dana Evans spoke about the allegations in counseling, at which time it was suggested that she file a police report.
Bill Evans, 52, is the Channel 7 morning weather anchor. With the station since 1989, Evans is referred to as “Senior Meteorologist.”
WABC had no comment “on personal matters involving our employees. We are reviewing the situation and have no further comment at this time.”