ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia weekend morning anchor Gray Hall will be joining the anchor team for the station’s 10 p.m. weekday newscast that airs on Nexstar’s MNT affiliate WPHL, effective March 14. He is joining Sharrie Williams, Ducis Rodgers and meteorologist Adam Joseph. “Through our broadcast partner, PHL17, Action News at 10:00 p.m. has grown to […]
ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia promoted Rick Williams to anchor of its 11 p.m. newscast, beginning Jan. 12. Williams replaces the legendary Jim Gardner, who is stepping down from the role. “I’m delighted that Rick Williams will anchor Action News at 11 p.m. following Jim Gardner,” said WPVI President-GM Bernie Prazenica. “Rick is uniquely qualified by his […]
ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia has named Sarah Bloomquist to its 4 p.m. Action News anchor team, effective immediately, joining Brian Taff, Alicia Vitarelli and meteorologist Adam Joseph. Bloomquist, a 19-year veteran of Action News, has most recently split her time between co-anchoring Action News at Noon and co-anchoring the Sunday evening newscasts. Since joining WPVI in […]
ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia has made a promotion and a new hire for its Action News team. TaRhonda Thomas was named race and culture reporter, a newly created position. Thomas joined 6abc in 2019 as a part-time general assignment reporter, after previously working in Denver. Before that she was an anchor and reporter in Richmond, Va. […]
Just as it has for many viewers, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed the work lives of TV newspeople in Philadelphia. As news operations continue to evolve their approach to social distancing in an effort to keep their workers safe, jobs that once seemed impossible to do outside a studio are getting done from home.
In a new promo, four reporters talk about their dreams of working at WPVI’s Action News in Philadelphia, considered a legacy station for its near total dominance of the local news ratings for decades. “The DNA of the spot is that 6abc is a destination goal for many in the industry and it’s even more desirable if you grew up here,” said Mike Monsell, WPVI’s VP of marketing.
Veteran anchor/reporter Monica Malpass announced her intent to leave ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4), signing off Wednesday during the 5 p.m. newscast after more than three decades of reporting in Philadelphia. Malpass, the mother of three boys, said that she is looking forward to exploring potential national and international opportunities and assessing what is best […]
Vernom Odom, a member of the Action News team at ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) for 42 years, has been named Person of the Year by Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. He will be celebrated by 12 Hall of Fame inductees and nine posthumous professionals on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Hilton City Avenue. dom’s […]
The ABC O&O in Philadelphia has almost 13 million actions on social, accounting for almost 36% of the total engagement generated by the DMA (No. 4), with more than 35 million social actions. John Morris, WPVI’s VP of multiplatform programming, attributes the station’s dominance on social as a natural extension of its Action News brand on TV.