Showing posts with label KEN ROSATO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KEN ROSATO. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

WAKEUP WITH KEN ROSATO & MICHELLE CHARLESWORTH

Ken Rosato And Michelle Charlesworth


We have to say, we work all night on our celebrities and website and we just love the mornings with Ken Rosato and Michelle Charlesworth. 


I go back many years with Ken, even before CH 7 News, and people ask me is he really this nice in person. The answer is yes. In fact the WABC Morning news team are just as funny in person and just as nice.





Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WABC'S LORI STOKES IS LEAVING NEWS STATION

Lori Stokes



Lori Stokes, a NYC news legend and longtime morning co-anchor for WABC, is leaving the flagship ABC station.



Her co-anchor Ken Rosato announced the news this morning, playing clips of her more than 17 years at the station. Stokes then appeared on air to say goodbye to her friends and fans. Stokes is one of the most trusted anchor's in the city. She will be missed.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

TALENTED WABC NEWS LISA COLAGROSSI DEAD AT 49

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A NEW YORK LEGEND
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Ken Rosato And Lisa Colagrossi



STATEMENT FROM WABC NEW YORK -- We have some sad news to share with you about our Eyewitness News family.



Lisa Colagrossi, Eyewitness News reporter, anchor, wife and mother, has died at age 49.



Lisa suffered a brain hemorrhage while returning from covering a story Thursday morning.



Thursday seemed like just another morning, with Lisa Colagrossi doing what she did so well, reporting live from the scene. She was an amazing reporter, committed to Eyewitness News. She was dedicated to telling a story with honesty, a working woman, a hockey mom, she was gutsy and fearless.



We here at Eyewitness News are still in shock and we're trying to cope with the loss of someone we loved and valued.



It's what New Yorkers came to know from Lisa Colagrossi, authentic, steady, reassuring reporting.



She was the ultimate pro who could go from tackling crimes to financial news; Lisa could find humor even at the expense of herself.



She covered some of the biggest stories in the Tri-State for almost 14 years. She started working at WABC the Sunday after the World Trade Center disaster.



In a town that's pretty tough to crack, this native Clevelander out hustled other New York reporters from the very beginning, by becoming the only reporter to get to Belle Harbor, Queens when Flight 587 crashed after takeoff from JFK Airport.



Like every other seasoned reporter and anchor, she had a couple stops before she became part of the Eyewitness News family, including stations in Orlando and Cleveland.



It was on "Eyewitness News This Morning" that Lisa became part of our morning routine.



She always had the viewer in mind; whether it was rain, snow, whatever the elements, she was out there.



She could walk you through any story, even the hardest ones including the Sandy Hook tragedy.



Her talents were not just limited to reporting, she was an excellent anchor as well.



She shined showing her Italian pride as she mingled with the crowd during the Columbus Day Parade.



But most important to her was her family; her husband Todd, their two sons Davis and Evan.



And in case you didn't know, Lisa was an avid New York Rangers fan and loved Henrik Lundqvist; you can see evidence of that all over her Facebook page.



It's hard to imagine mornings without Lisa.



Always with measured precision, she was smart, tough, and compassionate.



This is a tough time for us, but each of us has a "Lisa" story that we will hang on to.



To Lisa's husband and children and parents and siblings, we grieve with you. You are in our prayers and we are thankful to have had Lisa in this family.



We will all miss her.



STATEMENT ON ANCHOR KEN ROSATO'S FACEBOOK PAGE-- To my dear friend Lisa Colagrossi, may you rest in peace. I have no doubt where you are right now. To your wonderful husband Todd and your amazing sons Davis and Evan.. thank you for sharing this amazing woman with us. I am crushed today. My heart is broken. You were such a part of my day.. every day.. and helped wake up millions of New Yorkers, every day. I will never forget you. Sleep well, my friend. I will never forget you.


Photo Courtesy Of: WABC New York


Monday, May 03, 2010

NEWS ICON KEN ROSATO BACK ON WABC TV

Sade Baderinwa With Ken Rosato


Ken Rosato is back. We were wondering if he was on vacation or what. I guess we should have called him to find out, but things have been crazy here in Times Square. Not only is Ken a good friend, he is the last person we watch on TV in the morning before we go to bed. Yes, we are always up all night, and we always retire watching Ken have fun with the news. Ken has been out of action for the last three weeks due to surgery. Some time ago, he was made aware that one of his kidneys was non-functional and eventually needed to be removed. After becoming symptomatic, his doctors decided it should be removed sooner rather than later. Fortunately, his other kidney is 100 percent healthy.
Photo By: James Edstrom

Friday, January 08, 2010

HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY NBC'S SUE SIMMONS

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SUE SIMMONS BRINGS SMILES
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NEW YORKERS FOR 30 YEARS

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CLICK ABOVE FOR SUE SIMMONS FAMOUS GROUNDHOG DAY
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We learned that WNBC anchor Sue Simmons celebrated her 30th year at NBC yesterday, a huge milestone for anyone in this business. We have always enjoyed seeing Sue at events around New York City. This classy lady always has a huge smile and something funny to say. Though we have not seen her in a very long time around town, we guess it's us, as we really tend to stay in more as we age here at Times Square Gossip writing stories and editing photos. Sue is one of the few who can bring a smile to the viewers face. Her wit and her sense of humor are incredible. Her famous impression of a Groundhog on Groundhog day has brought laughs and happy faces to millions of viewers for many many years. She has a way of reporting the news with energy and facts, that very few people in New York Have. If we were to make a list of the best anchors in New York City, there would be only a few on this list. Ken Rosato from WABC Morning News, Kaity Tong from WPIX, Ernie Anastos and Rosanna Scotto from Fox and then there is Sue Simmons. Thank God they are all on at different times. But since we have millions of readers on Times Square Gossip and are syndicated on many other sites, including TheInsider.com and TV.com, we just wanted to say happy 30th anniversary to Sue Simmons, and to thank you for bringing smiles to New Yorkers for many years!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

WABC STAR KEN ROSATO'S BIRTHDAY BASH

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KEN ROSATO CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY
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CINCO DE MAYO
AT POSH
HUDSON RIVER CAFE

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Traffic Icon Joe Nolan


Diana Williams And Ken Rosato


Ken Rosato With Ron Corning And Jeff Smith


PR Powerhouse Todd Shapiro With Chauncey Howell And Peter Paranicas


Sade Baderinwa With Ken Rosato


Sandy Kenyan With Lori Stokes And Ken Rosato


More than 150 members of New York's media elite gathered at the posh Hudson River Cafe last night to celebrate Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, and to honor one of their own on his birthday: WABC-TV/7 news anchor Ken Rosato. New York's top-rated morning and noon newsman was joined by colleagues Lori Stokes, Diana Williams, Sade Baderinwa, Scott Clark, Jeff Smith, Sandy Kenyan and scores of managers, producers, writers, family members and friends. While Rosato was celebrating his birthday, he urged those present to help celebrate the Mexican holiday in honor of the millions in Mexico who could not do the same. Mexicans had been told not to gather in public places until the threat of the Swine Flu passes. Other notables spoted were Newsman Chance Howell, artist Sean Paul Ayala and Model John Brand. Those present also kicked in to help raise money for the Saint Anthony Fund.
Photos By: James Edstrom