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WNYW Promotes Antwan Lewis to Weekend Co-Anchor

AntwanBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

Channel 5’s Antwan Lewis, the likable early morning anchor and reporter, is on the move. Lewis, who joined WNYW in 2010, has been promoted to weekend co-anchor alongside Christina Park.

Lewis was the epitome of a team player in January when he was pressed into service as Good Day Early Call/Wake Up anchor. He joined Juliet Huddy from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. That slot opened when Dave Price immediately resigned after being demoted to the early morning newscasts.

Lewis and Park will begin their new tandem Saturday.

Station publicists and even VP/GM Lew Leone refused to confirm or give any comment to Tuned In. However, Lewis’ WNYW bio page has been updated stating his new role at Channel 5. The bio adds that Lewis is a four-time Emmy winner.

The station has not revealed who will replace Lewis in the early morning slot.

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Source: Steve Lacy and Dari Alexander Are ‘Having More Fun Together’

WNYW130204220047By JERRY BARMASH

Did the latest round of musical anchor chairs prove successful for WNYW?

Now that Steve Lacy has been the station’s lead anchor for three months, Tuned In explores if the changeover worked.

Just to get readers caught up, Lacy assumed the anchor duties at 6 and 10 p.m. on January 25, while the Greg Kelly nighttime experiment ended abruptly seven months after it started. Kelly is back with his Good Day cohort Rosanna Scotto, while Lacy is now teamed with Dari Alexander for the Channel 5 late newscast.

“[Lacy] was really surprised that he got brought to nights,” a source close to the situation tells Tuned In.

Because of good rapport with former Good Day Wake Up/First Edition co-anchor Juliet Huddy, the source says it was a “bittersweet” move from mornings.

“But, overall it’s worked out,” the source says, “because he’s a solid guy.”

Whenever Lacy broadcasts, the source says, he gets along well with all colleagues.

“He’s known as somebody who is easy to work with.”

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