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No word on whether she'll be in costume but Halloween will be traffic anchor Dorothy Krysiuk's last day at Fox 29, a station spokeswoman confirmed yesterday. Sources say that Krysiuk, who has worked early-morning hours at Fox since 2001, wants to take a break from television and that the desire to not renew her contract was mutual. Early this morning Krysiuk returned an e-mail we sent her Saturday referring us to her agent Lloyd Zane Remick who was not immediately available for comment.
Congratulations to South Philly raised Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, his co-star on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” who were married Saturday afternoon at a vineyard in Malibu, Calif. “Sunny” stars Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and crew from the raunchy FX comedy were in attendance. Fred Savage who directs some “Sunny” episodes and “Bones” star Emily Deschanel, were also at the nuptials. McElhenney (pictured on the left) a St. Joe’s Prep grad, and Olson were engaged in December after dating close to two years.
NBC 10 anchor Lori Delgado ran from the newsroom in tears yesterday morning which we are told was possibly related to having read in our column that her former colleague Vince DeMentri finally would be discussing his departure from the station with an Inquirer columnist. That interview could shed light on whatever DeMentri was alleged to have done to the married Delgado, with whom he once enjoyed a particularly close friendship. An NBC 10 spokeswoman declined to comment on Delgado's abrupt departure from the newsroom, saying that the station does not discuss matters of personnel. Delgado did not return an e-mail we sent her yesterday.
New Jersey native Thomas Drayton has been named co-anchor of Fox 29's News at Five and News at Ten. He'll start next week. Drayton will anchor alongside Kerri-Lee Halkett on the 5 p.m. and Dawn Stensland on the 10.
He replaces the well-liked Dave Huddleston whom the station chose not to renew in May. Drayton comes to the station from Sacramento's Fox affiliate KTXL where he co-anchored the 10 p.m. newscast. He's also worked in Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado, but says he's happy to return to this area which he remembers from his Jersey youth.
Barkley by phone yesterday said he's flying to Alabama today to prepare for the procedure on Friday.
Sir Charles, 45, says he was surprised that the show approached him, but was happy to participate in promoting awareness for colonoscopies, which screen for colorectal cancer, polyps and other conditions of the large intestine or colon for prostate and other cancers.
A loyal reader just sent in this CBS3 promo which ran in Fall 2003 when Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane were first paired on the anchor desk. It may have been the first and last times the anchors said kind words about each other...
Sources say DeMentri told colleagues Tuesday that he didn't touch Delgado's car. In the past, DeMentri and Delgado had a particularly close friendship. Delgado is married. In May 2007 we reported that DeMentri was in the process of a divorce from QVC-host wife Pat James DeMentri. NBC 10 spokeswoman Eva Blackwell said the station does not comment on personnel matters. DeMentri's attorney, Paul Rosen, did not return our e-mail or a phone call yesterday.
Bucks County babe Brianna Taylor plays the Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd) on Aug. 10. Taylor, recently seen on MTV's "The Real World XX: Hollywood," grew up in Warminster and for two years worked as a stripper at Double Vision (1138 Easton) in Horsham. She'll perform songs from her self-titled EP on Chamberlain Records. You can preview her songs on her My Space page.
Fox 29 sports director Don Tollefson's contract at Fox 29 was not renewed today, a station spokeswoman confirmed.
Tollefson returned to Fox 29 Sunday night after being out since early April recovering from a car accident, but was off-air Monday night when the station told us he was "back on leave." Why would the station bring a guy back from leave for one day only to announce he was no longer working for the station two days later? We asked and got no reply.
We were told Monday that Tolly's desk had been cleaned out that night when he did not go on the 5 or 10 p.m. newscasts. Earlier today we learned of an argument Tollefson had with news director Kingsley Smith last week after he showed up at the station and wanted to go on-air to be part of a send-off for Dave Huddleston, whose last day on the anchor desk was Thursday. It's unclear if the argument directly related to the station's decision to not renew the sportscaster. Smith's office referred our call to a station spokeswoman who could not address specifics of any decisions and said only that "his contract was not renewed today." We learned recently that management was upset that Tollefson was making public appearances at various charity events while he was staying off air due to doctor's orders. The station also declined to address those rumors. Tolly, who returned to ESPN 950 AM over the weekend, has not returned multiple calls for comment.