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Freelance Reporter Ann Mercogliano Exiting WPIX

PIX11_LogoShe’s made the rounds in New York, but multiple sources say the versatile Ann Mercogliano is ending ties with WPIX. Tuned In has learned Mercogliano’s last day in Monday. We’re told Channel 7 will be her next stop.

Mercogliano, previously worked on WNBC, transitioning from soft pieces at LX New York (today’s New York Live) to harder reporting. She also had a brief stint at WCBS/Channel 2 before Channel 11 came knocking.

“I enjoyed working with her. I think it’s a shame that they’re letting her leave and never gave her a staff position.”

Mercogliano’s tenure at PIX lasted 2 1/2 years.

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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MSG Network and WPIX Top Emmy Award List

Tamsen ScottThe tuxes and gowns will flow with the champagne. But first, nominations for the New York Emmy Awards. MSG Network leads all outlets with 61 nods, while WPIX is best among broadcast TV with 54 nominations.

Some highlights:
Chris Wragge is in the Best News Anchor category. He’s joined by a trio of talent from WPIX, Sukanya Krishnan, last year’s winner Tamsen Fadal, and surprise nominee Scott Stanford (left).

Stanford is also in the running for Best Sports Anchor. He competes against former WNBC collegue Bruce Beck, MSG’s Al Trautwig and Bob Lorenz from the YES Network.

Wragge has a shot to take home multiple trophies. He’s among those vying for Best Live Reporter against Josh Einiger at WABC/Channel 7, Scott Rapoport from WCBS and WNYW’s Teresa Priolo.

WCBS’ Lonnie Quinn is the only person nominated from an English language station in New York City as Best Weather Anchor.

Despite no longer working at WPIX, Larry Mendte has a handful of chances to add hardware to the mantle. He’s nominated in the Best Political category opposite former Channel 11 cohort Mario Diaz and WCBS’ stalwart Marcia Kramer.

Mendte is batting another one-time PIXer, Lionel, as Best Commentator/Editorialist.

As for play-by-play, MSG’s Mike Breen has to beat three members of YES: Ian Eagle, Michael Kay, and Ryan Ruocco.

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WCBS 880, WNBC Grab Three Murrow Awards

WCBS-880-logo smallBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards for more than 40 years. This year WCBS 880 takes three trophies back to Hudson Street.

WCBS, in the large market category, is part of the region that also includes New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

WCBS won the two big awards–Overall Excellence and Best Newscast. That honor was bestowed upon the station for its coverage the morning after Superstorm Sandy. The WCBS news team also earned the prestigious prize for The Fury of Sandy.

“We know how much sacrifice and commitment it took to carry our coverage through the storm and its aftermath,” WCBS 880 news director Tim Scheld said in a memo to staffers.  “We didn’t do it for the awards, we did it because that’s what we do.”

WNYC-FM won the Best News Documentary category, while Bloomberg Radio/WBBR was victorious in the Best News Series.

WINS’ John Montone was named winner in the Best Use of Sound/Video category for his Mouth Off To Montone segment.

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TNT and HBO Grab the Biggest Chunk of the Ratings Pie

ThronesBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

The prime time ratings for New York show a good week for cable networks. Specifically, Time Warner’s TNT and HBO, which tied for first place, according to Nielsen.

HBO had its Sunday night must see viewing Game of Thrones with an estimated 786,000 viewers and a 4.0 rating. Game 5 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals had 778,000 fans with a 4.0. Marv Albert and company also scored with Tuesday’s Game 4 in a third-place tie (751,000/3.8) and Game 6 on Sunday in a tie for seventh (593,000/3.0).

60 Minutes squeezed into a number three tie (754,000/3.8).

NBC’s The Voice brought up the middle with a fifth and sixth-place showings. The episodes combined for 657,000 WNBC viewers and a 3.3 rating.

CBS’s Big Bang Theory tied for seventh (586,000/3.0).

More from the Top 10 after the jump.

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