WCBS and WPIX Win With Extended Storm Coverage

Another day, another winter storm with which New Yorkers must deal. This time, though, it was primarily a serious ice storm for the morning rush.

WCBS and WPIX get praise for extra coverage this morning.

Once again, Channel 2 is showing that they are the station to turn to when weather gets rough.

Following The Early Show, anchors Rob Morrison and Mary Calvi guided viewers with aplomb to the latest.

WCBS evening meteorologist Lonnie Quinn joined the morning team today.  

That team includes Mobile 2, quickly becoming a signature part of their storm reporting, which deployed its “fleet of cars.”

As conditions began to slowly improve, WCBS left the air until 10 a.m. (before returning with the usual noon newscast).

But, not to be left out is Channel 11. The PIX Morning News, with Sukanya Krishnan and Chris Burrous also extended their coverage by an hour.  

WNYW/Fox 5, of course, already has Good Day New York with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto on until 10 a.m.

Surprisingly, WABC/Channel 7, usually at the forefront of additional coverage, was a no show. Instead, the station opted for Live With Regis and Kelly. Meteorologist Bill Evans did give brief live reports at the top of the hour.  

Also, there were no local updates on WNBC, (with the exception of cut-ins), as the Today Show aired in its entirety.