Friday, September 01, 2006

Mini Bites

  • With the blood-letting at Nexstar's Wilkes-Barre duopoly, WYOU managed to keep one of its reporters from jumping ship. A tipster says longtime newsman David DeCosmo was THIS CLOSE to quitting "because of a proposed crazy schedule," but "somehow things worked out."

  • Former WYOU sports anchorman Sid Michaels has left the business, again, for a PR job. He's now working for the state Senate Democratic Caucus.

  • Someone's getting a little out of control with their copy of Adobe Photoshop. A tipster says someone altered copies of Bloomsburg's Press Enterprise to make it look like a local businessman was accused of sex crimes, and mailed it to several businesses around Shamokin. Cops don't know who's behind it.

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm glad they were able to sort things out with DD -- he's a class act, all the way around, as well as being a first rate TV reporter....WYOU is beyond lucky that he's stuck around through all the BS -- I don't know if I would have !

    9:21 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Someone's getting a little out of control with their copy of Adobe Photoshop.

    personal passwords on all of the computers would help solve that problem. ;)

    1:25 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...


    I hope that was sarcasm about DD. It's time he hang up his mic and notebook and call it a career. A class act? This from a guy who narcs on co-workers behind their backs... who refuses to do live shots..won't leave the big bad news world of Lackawanna County to do stories? What "big" story has DD broken in a while? 20-plus years of's over. Besides, he's going to join his buddy Frankie in the world of "honest politics" to save our corner of the state. Should make an interesting pair.

    2:01 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So he should have a few more years of doing only positive stories on the city of Scranton.

    2:59 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...



    miss jane adonizio was very close to leaving her job at fox 56. i hear that she wants more face time. instead they give it all to blondie marcia kurra

    3:23 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not only more positive stories on Scranton, but you can always count on DD kissing Carbondale Mayor Justin "The Weasel" Taylor's ass as well.

    9:17 PM  
    Anonymous Former Nexstar Victim said...

    While I had no problems working with Dave myself, he did go snitch to Frank about alot of things. He would tattle on photogs. He did not like doing live shots, and he did pretty much refuse to leave Scranton to do stories. I will say Dave can sure put away those McDonald's parfaits!

    10:41 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's "Curra," as in wife of Tom Curra, currently the #2 guy at WVIA. Mr. and Mrs. Curra are extraordinarily well-connected. The rumor mill says they have powerful patrons.

    11:20 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...


    There's a My-Network-TV station coming to the area. Many have their own news departments? Will this one, or will someone supply them with some (aka WNEP of Fox 56)?

    4:43 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    WBRE and WYOU can barely do their own news. I doubt they're in the position to export product to another station. MyTV is owned by the FOX 56 people. I doubt it will seek a news provider. It already has a good thing going with 16.

    As for the Curra's. I don't get it. The stuff Tom produces at 44 is awful. Marci is a pretty girl and it ends there. I guess it's who you know...

    9:50 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    DeCosmo should pack it in. He's an okay guy -- but come on. If you haven't done the Decosmo voice -- then you're missing out. He's well past his prime. I give him until the end of September until he's out -- out campaigning for Frankie -- and making bumper stickers with Gabrielle (while she's milking the company for her injury)

    11:27 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    No 2:01 Anonymous..I wasn't being sarcastic -- I don't know what your background is about DD, but he was always decent to me, and unless things changed drastically from the time I worked in NEPA, in the time it would take for some reporters to do one package, he could put together two or three stories...I guess you just have more of an "insider's" take on the man, I suppose -- but again, my dealings with him were always professional, and he would never hesitated to help out other reporters in the field.

    6:33 AM  

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