Tag Archives: New York

Gold Bucket Bandit Tells WNBC How He Escaped

You remember the guy?

He grabbed $1.6 million of gold in an 86-pound bucket from the back of an armored truck in Manhattan in 2016 and disappeared.

WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, tracked the infamous thief, Julio Nivelo, down in Ecuador and gives us an inside look at the robbery and shocking answer to this question: “what happened to the money?”

Yesterday, the gold bucket bandit told how he escaped to South America.

“My big feat, it was leaving the country without being caught.”

Today, he talks about how he’s spending the money.

WNBC Tracks Down ‘Gold Bucket Bandit’ In Ecuador

You remember this guy?

He grabbed $1.6 million of gold in an 86-pound bucket from the back of an armored truck in Manhattan in 2016 and disappeared.

WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, has tracked down the guy in Ecuador and gives us an inside look at the robbery and how he escaped to South America.

The second and third portions of the series will take viewers even deeper into the international drama.

Watch here to see them this week.

What’s New? The Latest Local TV News Promos

The holidays are behind us, a New Year is in front of us, and it’s time to get down to business. So I went searching to find the latest promos from TV stations across the country.

Let’s start with this very timely weather spot from WBZ, the CBS O&O in Boston, about how savage winter can be in New England. Keep in mind that Mt. Washington, N.H., the highest point east of the Mississippi, is one of the coldest spots on earth and recorded a wind chill of -97F the other day.

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WNYW Reporter ‘Walks On’ At Madison Square Garden

Elf and Baruch Shemtov

Baruch Shemtov can now say he played Madison Square Garden.

Shemtov, the entertainment reporter for WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York, had a walk-on role in Elf the Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, performing before a full house of 6,000 people.

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WPIX Gives $10,000 To ‘Fuel A School’

WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, gave $10,000 to a school for supplies and technology, items the school cannot afford and feel would make a difference in the lives of its students.

Thorne Middle School in Port Monmouth, N.J., was named the winner in the WPIX annual Fuel My School initiative.

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WNBC I-Team Investigations Get Results

WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York City, is airing a special The I-Team Reports Saturday night at 7 spotlighting several viewer-driven stories that generated action, results and change in the region.

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WPIX Promo Makes Viewers Feel ‘Beautiful’

WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York owned by Tribune, secured limited rights to the Carole King song, Beautiful, to create a 60-second promo for its morning news.

“We’ve been airing Beautiful both on-air and on line,” says Dave McDonald, WPIX’s promotion manager.

“The idea had been kicking around in my head for a while.”

Dave McDonald

After getting the nod from David Hyman, his VP of creative, and Vas Mountzouros, his CSD, he asked vocalist Emma Kiara if she would take a stab at the song.

“She absolutely crushed it! Needless to say, it sealed the deal.”

Then he sent Mike Lee, WPIX director of photography, and Dimitry Trakovsky from Filmkraft, out to capture shots of people in the city and edited those with the footage of the “WPIX morning talent captured in great behind-the-scenes and out-of-studio settings to create a true vista of what it is to be New York’s Very Own. It aims at the heart in all of us and is pure emotional branding, practically guaranteed to leave the viewer with a smile on their face.”

Here’s a video of Carol King visiting the set of the Broadway musical, Beautiful, the Carole King Musical.

Man Delivers Roses, And Tears, To 9/11 Memorial

Monday is Sept. 11, or 9/11, a day that lives in infamy in this country.

And for the past four years, an employee with the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan, places a white rose to the names of the 9/11 victims who would have been celebrating their birthdays that day.

“I told myself a long time ago that I had shed my last tear over 9/11. That is absolutely not true,” said Mark Mikulski.

“I do and I know I will continue to.”

WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York, will air this story on Monday.

Marketing Meteorologists, Like The Weather, Different Everywhere

TV station creative services directors and their staffs often must act like an in-house ad agency when it comes to selling the merits of their meteorologists and overall weather coverage.

Competitively, the situation is different in every market as to the strengths of one station’s weather department versus another’s.

So if your competitor has the most experienced meteorologists in town, and has marketed that position successfully, you can’t own it.

So maybe your option is to find another position that you can own, one that is unspoken, subtle and not so serious.

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WNYW Goes Inside Rikers Island Tonight

Lisa Evers

Fox-owned WNYW New York takes viewers inside one of the most infamous prisons in America in a special, half-hour report.

Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers airs tonight at 10:30 and can be streamed on FOX5NY.com.

Lisa Evers took her current affairs show inside Rikers Island for the first TV town hall at the controversial correctional facility.

The purpose was to look at the impact of new programs meant to rehabilitate 18-21-year-old inmates, many of whom were arrested for the first time and awaiting resolution of their cases.

Inside the high security George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC), inmates sat in the audience with correction officers and program providers and had their chance to speak out with a panel of representatives.