With Revamped Newscast, NY’s WPIX Faces Criticism

By Andrew Gauthier 

Daily News

The reaction to WPIX/Ch. 11‘s overhauled 10 p.m. news was swift–and ugly.

“The new broadcast is awful,” wrote viewer Angel Garcia.


“It’s a shame. I really liked watching the ‘News @ 10,'” wrote Maureen Bryan. “If it continues like this, I will not be watching any longer.”

Faced with perennial also-ran status in the 10 p.m. race and late news in general–in part driven by corporately mandated smaller budgets–the folks at Ch. 11 argued that a radical change was better than nothing.They went in understanding that some core viewers would not like it. They were right. More…