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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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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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WNBC To Air And Stream St. Patty’s Day Parade

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day.

And no matter where you are in the world, even in Ireland, you can watch exclusive, live coverage of New York City’s 256th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on WNBC, the NBC O&O.

The parade will also be streamed live on NBCNewYork.com and covered on the station’s social platforms.

Parade coverage starts on WNBC at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, and continues through 3 p.m.

For more information on WNBC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade coverage, visit NBCNewYork.com.

My favorite part of the parade is the bagpipes, it reminds me of the unofficial anthem of all the Irish, Danny Boy, supposedly about a parent sending a son off to war.

Here’s a stirring rendition of the song by a 14-year-old boy who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent.

Viewers ‘Ask The Mayor’ On New York’s WNBC

askmayor-posterIf you could talk with the mayor of your town or city, what would you want to know? What questions would you ask? What issues are of concern to you?

Schools, roads, taxes, the homeless, potholes?

And what if your questions and the mayor’s answers could be seen by viewers on television and online?

WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, will air another episode of Ask the Mayor, this Sunday morning at 10. The quarterly public affairs program will also be streamed on NBCNewYork.com.

Melissa Russo

Melissa Russo

Chuck Scarborough

Chuck Scarborough

Moderated by WNBC News Anchor Chuck Scarborough and Government Affairs and I-Team Reporter Melissa Russo, Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses his views on a variety of topics facing New York City.

Ask the Mayor is an excellent way to learn what is taking place at City Hall and how this impacts our viewers across the five boroughs of New York City,” said Eric Lerner, WNBC’s general manager.

Here are some viewer questions and the mayor’s response from April’s quarterly show.

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What’s New? See Fresh News Promos Here

watching_tvWhile Facebook has become an important screen for local TV stations to promote their news, it does have its limitations.

Sound, for example.

According to an article from Digiday, “as much as 85% of video views happen with the sound off.”

Which can make the effectiveness of music image promos almost nil. And it can really limit the persuasiveness of any promo that’s trying to recruit users to watch your news.

So if you want to see the latest local TV promos that are airing on the broadcast screen, it’s best to find them elsewhere.

That doesn’t mean these promos didn’t also air on Facebook, just that these follow the more traditional production associated with on-air promos.

Here are some I discovered from stations around the country, some are about a month old, but many are weeks or even days old.

If you have some fresh creative you want to share, please let me know. My phone number and email are always displayed at the top of the column.

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See WNBC’s National Murrow Award-Winning Story

untitledThe Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced its national Edward R. Murrow Awards last week and we’ll be sharing some of those stories here at Market Share.

Logo_WNBC_NBC_NewYorkWNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, was recognized throughout the country with a national Murrow in the Feature Reporting category for the station’s July 31, 2015, story, Mother Nature, Let Up.

Reported by Andrew Siff, photographed and produced by Michael DelGiudice, the story focused on extreme weather within the New York Tri-State region.

The award winners will be recognized at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York City, scheduled for October.

Click here to see the complete list of national Edward R. Murrow Award winners.

40,000 People Expected At WNBC’s Free Health Expo

5-11-FitnessExpoIt’s not unusual for more than 40,000 people to show up at on the weekends at MetLife Stadium outside New York.

After all, it’s the home field of the NFL’s New York Giants and Jets and the place can sit more than 80,000 paying fans.

But when you invite everyone to come to a free, family-friendly health and fitness expo, rain or shine, you can expect quite a crowd. Last year, more than 40,000 visitors turned up.

This Saturday and Sunday, is the fourth annual WNBC/WNJU’s (Telemundo47) Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics. WNBC is NBC’s New York O&O, WNJU is NBC’s Telemundo Spanish-language outlet in the market.

“This is a free, fun-filled event that the entire family can enjoy,” said Eric Lerner, WNBC’s general manager. Free parking is also available for the two-day event.

“At no other event can you kick a field goal on the MetLife Stadium field, visit the Giants’ locker room, meet your favorite television personalities and learn more about healthy living.”

Quest will be offering complimentary health screenings and testing for cholesterol, vitamin D, kidney function and blood sugar level, according to WNBC-WNJU.

“The Expo is not only unique, fun-filled and free to attend, but it provides visitors with the tools they need to live a healthier, more active lifestyle,” said Cristina Schwarz, WNJU’s general manager.

In addition to on-air personalities from the stations, a lineup of NBC celebrities, former NFL Super Bowl champs, and Gold Medal Olympians are expected to be on hand.

For more information on the expo, visit www.nbcnewyork.com/expo.

WNBC’s Coverage of Gas Explosion Earns Regional Murrow

untitledmurrowWNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, won two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the large market television category for Region 11 which comprises New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the station announced.

blast7n-6-webWNBC’s live coverage of a gas explosion in the city’s East Village neighborhood earned the station a Murrow award in the Breaking News category.

And the station’s story focusing on which weather is worse, the cold or the heat, Mother Nature, Let Up, was recognized with a Murrow award as Best Feature.

Regional winners are automatically entered and advanced to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in June.