Red carpet ready, the best local TV personalities are honored at 59th Annual New York Emmys.
WCBS takes home the trophy for top morning and noon broadcasts with Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi at the helm. Channel 2 traffic reporter Alex Denis wins in the first ever traffic/transportation category. Also at “the deuce,” Jessica Schneider is victorious in the Continuing Coverage category, her first individual Emmy award.
Winner of Best Evening Newscast is WXTV/Univision 41.
For the second time, WPIX’s Tamsen Fadal is named the Best Anchor. Her station also picks up the prize for breaking news.
WABC’s Rob Powers gets the trophy as top sports anchor, while Ian Eagle earns another Emmy for his Nets play-by-play work on the YES Network. SNY’s Keith Hernandez adds another piece of hardware to the mantel.
MSG Network tops all outlets with 14 winners. WNBC leads the over the air stations with 13.
For those of you tossing and turning until WPIX names its new traffic reporter, this is your big day!
Tuned In has learned exclusively that Channel 11 has hired Kaitlin Monte for morning traffic duty. Viewers may recognize Monte from her work on WNBC’s Weekend Today in New York. She has hosted the interactive trivia segments since 2012. She’s also been on SNY’s Mets Insider.
Before TV, Monte was a beauty queen. Representing New York, she placed second in the 2012 Miss America pageant.
SNY anchor Kirk Gimenez is the latest person to take Twitter to the extreme. Gimenez’s seemingly embarrassment last night involved a would-be direct message that was sent to the Twitter masses. While we don’t know who Gimenez was planning to send the note to, it’s clear that he was enamored with her chest. The message is shown on the left via deadspin. Not only did Gimenez follow the standard operating procedure of deleting the awkward tweet, he went a step further by deleting the entire @KirkSNY account.
But we have Total Sports Blog to thank for grabbing the screen shot of Gimenez’s flirty tweet.
The comparisons were almost immediate to former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who tweeted pictures of his, um, “surname,” accidentally to all followers. He resigned in disgrace in June 2011. Weiner has since started to test the waters for a mayoral bid.
A SNY spokesperson tells Tuned In that “the incident is being dealt with internally.” At this point, Gimenez has not been suspended.
In a “tail between the legs” moment, Gimenez claimed to be on a dare from someone at work.