Report: WABC-TV/New York Adds ESPN Radio Reports For Early Mornings
August 11, 2011 at 5:34 AM (PT)
ABC O&O WABC-TV (ABC 7)/NEW YORK has "outsourced" its early morning sports reports to ESPN RADIO in what is being characterized as a "trial run," reports the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. The reports air in the 5a and 6a (ET) hours of EYEWITNESS NEWS.
ABC 7 News Director KENNY PLOTNIK said that the reports allow the station to air fresh sports news, including WEST COAST scores, without the need to have a dedicated sportscaster on the show or to have primary sports anchor ROB POWERS tape a report after the 11p news the night before. Crosstown CBS O&O WCBS-TV (CBS 2) has been airing sports reports branded with sister Sports WFAN-A's name and uses WFAN personalities as contributors.