WABC-TV and WCBS-TV Sending Reporters to Royal Wedding

By Jerry Barmash Comment

Get the strawberries and cream ready, or perhaps the shepherds pie.  

Showing that the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton isn’t just a worldwide affair, but also a “local” event, several New York reporters and anchors are off to London to provide coverage.

WABC/Channel 7 is sending Liz Cho and Kemberly Richardson. They will start filing reports across the Atlantic on Easter Sunday.

WCBS/Channel 2 is assigning veteran Dana Tyler to Westminster Abbey. She’ll also begin her live reports on Easter Sunday.

WNBC is not sending any talent, instead relying on the resources of NBC News. It’s the same drill for WNYW/WWOR, picking up reports from Fox staffers covering the wedding.

WPIX isn’t sending any reporters.

On the radio side, WCBS-AM will not have be flying in its own personnel. Of course, the station does have the deep bench of CBS News.

“This is one of those occasions where we count ourselves lucky to be the flagship of CBS Radio,” Tim Scheld, WCBS-AM program director, tells FishbowlNY. “They are going all out providing anchored coverage with a team of folks on the ground in London.”

Scheld adds that CBS New York.com will also be a destination for additional coverage.  

As for sister station WINS, they will not have a presence in the U.K either. Instead, they’ll have the various network resources, including ABC Radio and CNN Radio, at their disposal.

The Royal Wedding is set for early Friday, April 29 (New York time).