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2015 New York Emmy Awards Rundown

B9lXa8FIYAAYH1T (1)For a night, the cutthroat business of television news embraces itself at the New York Emmy Awards. Of course, some had more to embrace than others.

In one of the top awards of the night, Best News Anchor, Adriana Vargas from Univision 41/WXTV upset some big names: WCBS’ Chris Wragge, and a trio of WPIX talent– Tamsen Fadal, Scott Stanford and Sukanya Krishnan. Stanford, however, didn’t go home empty-handed, winning the Best Sports Anchor prize.

Channel 41 also was chosen Top Morning Newscast, defeating WCBS, and a pair of WPIX entries, while its rival Telemundo 47/WNJU won the biggest hardware–Best Evening Newscast.

WCBS’ Lonnie Quinn earned his fifth Emmy as top Weather Anchor.

Along with Stanford, Channel 11 gave newly installed news director Amy Waldman plenty to smile about, as the Tribune flagship took home 15 trophies. Mario Diaz and Jay Dow won multiple awards.

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WABC Meteorologist Bill Evans Returns to WABC Following Personal Dust-Up

EvansBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

With no fanfare, Bill Evans took his usual spot in the “Weather Center” for Eyewitness News This Morning. The WABC/Channel 7 senior meteorologist returned to the air for the first time since a double domestic dispute last month that led to the arrests of he and his wife.

Not surprisingly, the station made no comment to Tuned In. Furthermore, there was no “official” welcoming back of Evans during the broadcast. Anyone who failed to hear the tabloidy stories about a fight between Evans and his wife that allegedly included damage to Evans’ private parts, were not going to get a refresher this morning.

Longtime colleague N.J. Burkett took to Twitter and Facebook with this reaction.

“Great to see my pal, Bill Evans this morning!  (But you’ve got to fix the forecast, Bill–I’m off this week!!)”

Some questions may never be answered. Was this a situation where Evans’ popularity in the morning won out? Did WABC not want to upset the apple cart with its powerful ratings in the early morning news wars?

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Bill Evans Claims His Wife Scratched Groin During a Fight

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By JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

Details are beginning to emerge in the alleged domestic abuse incident involving WABC weatherman Bill Evans and his wife, Dana.

Yesterday, the estranged couple appeared in Stamford Superior Court separately to give their sides of the ugliness that ensued May 4.

The WABC meteorologist claims his wife “grabbed the waist band of his underwear and reached for his scrotum with her free hand, subsequently scratching [the scrotum], which resulted in bleeding,” according to the affidavit by a Greenwich police officer.

Bill Evans also claimed that the Battle Royal started after she humiliated him in front of their children.

The court document states that “Dana then punched him with her right hand on the left side of his face while holding the keys and then slapped him.”

The affidavit says she attempted to “karate kick” her soon-to-be divorced husband. Bill said in the document that’s when the private parts scratching took place, and added that he pushed his wife away. But Dana returned with a wooden hanger that she hit him with across the rear and back.

Dana Evans‘ version, according to the court document, has major variations.

One difference, she reportedly claims that he shoved her and she tried to kick him away.

He grabbed her leg, forcing her to fall, she said. Then Dana alleges that he punched her in the right eye with a closed fist as she backed away. She insists she used the clothes hanger in self-defense.

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WABC’s Bill Evans and Wife Charged with Assault in Domestic Violence Incident

220px-Bill_Evans,_meteorologist_croppedBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

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.”

While the station is assuming a low profile, weather meteorologists Amy Freeze and Jeff Smith have picked up the slack in Evans’ absence.

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