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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies at age 92. During an era of racial strife, white musicians and producers worked alongside Black singers, songwriters and instrumentalists to create the “Memphis sound” embodied by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, The Bar-Kays and many others...


They're on STRIKE for at least one day! The New York Times Guild, the union that represents more than 1,000 members at The New York Times is asking readers to not engage in any of the paper's online platforms and stand with them on the digital picket line on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The union and newspaper management were not able to reach agreement on a new contract after 20 months of negotiations...


Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy announce The Breakfast Club will add rotating guest hosts until a permanent one is named to replace Angela Yee. >Read more...


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January 11, 2022

An Era Has Ended as Jim Gardner Does His Final 11 o'clock Newscast of Action News as 6ABC Names Rick Williams the 11 pm Anchor




Action News news anchor Jim Gardner broadcasts his final 11:00pm broadcast on Channel 6 Action News (WPVI-TV) Philadelphia. The anchor, who has been at the station for over four decades, will officially retire at the end of 2022. Until then he will anchor the 6 pm show. His replacement at 11, will be Rick Williams, who has been anchoring the 5 pm newscast and reporting news at the station himself for over three decades.

One of the best news teams that has ever been assembled in television history. Their consistent formula is simple. Don't change your news team every one or two years. The turnover of 6ABC news anchors and reporters is minimal. They all feel like members of your family. They have been the top rated news station for what seems like forever. They don't miss a beat as they seamlessly transition from Gardner to Williams.


Gardner was featured on the new ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary which is set in Philadelphia. (Note: Jim Gardner would never appear on TV during the daytime, but don't let details such as that get in the way of a good story.)










Update: 1/12/ Jim Gardner 



Gardner has categorically denied years ago that Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy character in the movie Anchorman was based on him. But it sure looks like it.


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