Channel 9's morning program, co-starring Gary Shapiro, Kyle Dyer, Drew Soicher, Gregg Moss and Kathy Sabine, remains the a.m. show against which all others must be measured. And right now, none of them measure up.
Channel 9's morning program, co-starring Gary Shapiro, Kyle Dyer, Drew Soicher, Gregg Moss and Kathy Sabine, remains the a.m. show against which all others must be measured. And right now, none of them measure up.


No local newscast is perfect, but Channel 4 is the one that most consistently puts the focus on news and has scored more memorable scoops than its competition -- with the loafing cops at DIA at the top of the list. Given Aimee Sporer's impending departure, change is in the wind. But as of now, this is one telecast that definitely doesn't blow.
No local newscast is perfect, but Channel 4 is the one that most consistently puts the focus on news and has scored more memorable scoops than its competition -- with the loafing cops at DIA at the top of the list. Given Aimee Sporer's impending departure, change is in the wind. But as of now, this is one telecast that definitely doesn't blow.


Unlike so many of her peers at local anchor desks, Anne Trujillo is not about glamour. Rather, she simply and straightforwardly reports the news -- which is supposed to be her job, right? Because she's on Channel 7, which has been ratings-challenged for a generation, she hasn't gotten the attention that's routinely showered upon her rivals. So even if the return of Channel 9 alum Mike Landess doesn't reverse the station's slide, Trujillo is still a great reason to tune in.
Unlike so many of her peers at local anchor desks, Anne Trujillo is not about glamour. Rather, she simply and straightforwardly reports the news -- which is supposed to be her job, right? Because she's on Channel 7, which has been ratings-challenged for a generation, she hasn't gotten the attention that's routinely showered upon her rivals. So even if the return of Channel 9 alum Mike Landess doesn't reverse the station's slide, Trujillo is still a great reason to tune in.


Okay, we surrender. With her features about big fish and photos of sunsets, Kathy Sabine, Channel 9's veteran morning weathercaster, can be so relentlessly perky that those of us who have a tough time waking up occasionally feel the urge to throw something heavy at her televised image. But Sabine also happens to be a smooth and professional weather-info deliverer -- and for morning people, she's like a nice cup of coffee.
Okay, we surrender. With her features about big fish and photos of sunsets, Kathy Sabine, Channel 9's veteran morning weathercaster, can be so relentlessly perky that those of us who have a tough time waking up occasionally feel the urge to throw something heavy at her televised image. But Sabine also happens to be a smooth and professional weather-info deliverer -- and for morning people, she's like a nice cup of coffee.
Tim Ring has a big job: He's got to hold together half-hour broadcasts that are filled with nothing but sports news -- and to make matters worse, he's got to deal with irritating co-host Gordie Hershiser. But he accomplishes both tasks with aplomb. He's smart, quick-witted and funny, though he knows when to reel in the humor and concentrate on the matter at hand, seldom going too far over the line.
Tim Ring has a big job: He's got to hold together half-hour broadcasts that are filled with nothing but sports news -- and to make matters worse, he's got to deal with irritating co-host Gordie Hershiser. But he accomplishes both tasks with aplomb. He's smart, quick-witted and funny, though he knows when to reel in the humor and concentrate on the matter at hand, seldom going too far over the line.


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