Today in New York

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Today in New York
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Also known as Today in NY (alternate title)
Weekend Today in New York
"Saturday/Sunday Today in New York" (weekend editions)
Format News program
Presented by Weekdays:
Darlene Rodriguez
Michael Gargiulo
Weekends:
Pat Battle
Contessa Brewer
Theme music composer Groove Worx
Opening theme "L.A. Groove"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Studio 3C, NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 150 minutes (weekdays)
120 minutes (Saturdays)
180 minutes (Sundays)
Broadcast
Original channel WNBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV; 1988–present),
1080i (HDTV; 2006–present)
Original run 1988; 26 years ago (1988) – present
External links
Website

Today in New York (displayed on-air as "Today in NY") is a local morning news and entertainment television program airing on WNBC (channel 4), an NBC owned-and-operated television station in New York City, New York that is owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. The program is broadcast each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Eastern Time. Weekend editions of the program (branded as Weekend Today in New York) also air on Saturdays in two one-hour blocks from 6 to 7 a.m. and 9 to 10 a.m.; and on Sundays in one two and a half-hour block from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and one half-hour block from 10 to 10:30 a.m. (with Weekend Today airing in between the two Saturday and Sunday blocks).

The program maintains a general format of news stories, traffic reports and weather forecasts, but also includes sports summaries, and entertainment and feature segments. The local news cut-ins broadcast during Today (at approximately :26 and :56 minutes past the hour) are also branded as Today in New York. During the weekday edition, the anchors traditionally sign off with the sentence "The Today Show is next. That's what happening today in New York."

Broadcast history[edit]

Today in New York was launched in 1988. For the first decade or so, the broadcast was anchored from the station's newsroom. The theme music was also different from that used on the station's other newscasts such as Live at Five and News 4 New York.

Until the 1990s, the weekday broadcast lasted one-hour long, airing from 6 to 7 a.m. It was then expanded to 65 minutes, starting at 5:55 a.m. It was subsequently expanded to 90 minutes (starting at 5:30 a.m.), then 120 minutes (starting at 5:00 a.m.) and finally in 2010 to start at 4:30 a.m.

Anchors[edit]

Jane Hanson served as the original anchor of the program. After being removed from the anchor desk of Live at Five in 1992, Tony Guida briefly co-anchored the program followed by Matt Lauer from 1992 to 1994 and Mary Civiello in 1997. Maurice DuBois followed as a co-anchor until he left for CBS owned-and-operated station WCBS-TV (channel 2) in 2004; he was replaced by Rob Morrison.

Hanson, who remained with the station until November 2006 and later returned to WNBC as host of New York Live,[1] was replaced by Darlene Rodriguez in 2003. After Morrison's departure in June 2008, Michael Gargiulo became co-anchor of the program.

Current on-air staff[2][edit]

Today in New York (weekdays, 4:30-7 a.m.)[edit]

Weekend Today in New York (Saturdays 6-7 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. and Sundays 6-8:30 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m.)[edit]

  • Pat Battle – co-anchor
  • Contessa Brewer – co-anchor
  • Raphael Miranda – meteorologist; also MegaPhone interactive trivia host
  • Produce Pete – produce expert

Reporters[edit]

  • Lori Bordonaro – field reporter
  • Katherine Creag – field reporter
  • Sheldon Dutes – field reporter
  • Brynn Gingras – field reporter
  • Tracie Strahan – field reporter

Former On-Air Staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]