Roz Abrams
American journalist
Roz Abrams
Roz Abrams is an American television journalist. She had a long career as an anchor on Eyewitness News, which was broadcast by WABC-TV, working in Manhattan. More recently she worked for WCBS-TV, also in Manhattan, from 2004-06.
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TV SPORTS; Channel 2's Next Generation Arrives
NYTimes - over 12 years
Chris Wragge's name surfaced four months ago as Warner Wolf's replacement at Channel 2, but the station would not confirm it. In late May, when the station abruptly informed Wolf that his presence was no longer desired, not even until the end of his contract on Aug. 4, Channel 2 would still not discuss Wragge. Wragge's hiring finally became
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TV SPORTS; Channel 2's Stalwart Is Gone
NYTimes - over 12 years
There is no appropriate time to fire an icon, as Channel 2 did Friday to Warner Wolf. For months, the station had hunted for his replacement, and it finally found one: Chris Wragge, a Houston sportscaster for an NBC affiliate. Wolf knew he would no longer be welcome at the station after Aug. 4, the expiration date of his contract. He was prepared
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - about 15 years
Building From the Mind Up WEDNESDAY -- Gov. George E. Pataki is to speak about the role of universities in rebuilding downtown at a dinner at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers to aid New School University programs and its scholarship fund for those affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. Felix Rohatyn will be honored. Cocktails at 6:30 will be
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 16 years
Urban League Dinner WEDNESDAY -- Magic Johnson and Kenneth I. Chenault, the president of the American Express Company, will be among those honored for their leadership in the cause of civil rights at the National Urban League's annual Equal Opportunity Day dinner. The event, at Pier 60 of the Chelsea Piers Sports Complex, will benefit the
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Money a Focus In Last Debate In New Jersey
NYTimes - over 16 years
Judging from today's fifth and final debate, the New Jersey contest for the United States Senate has come down to which candidate the voters will trust more to spend billions in new federal money for education, health care, land conservation and other programs, without burning up the entire government surplus. In their last side-by-side encounter
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Pataki Offers Plan for a Women's Museum in Lower Manhattan
NYTimes - almost 17 years
More than 150 years after the first convention on women's rights in upstate New York, Gov. George E. Pataki has proposed building one of the first museums in the country to be devoted to women's history. The $125 million museum would be in Battery Park City near the southern tip of Manhattan, joining several recent museum projects like the Jewish
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 18 years
Two picture captions last Sunday with a report in the Evening Hours column about a party at the American Museum of Natural History, which included a viewing of its ''Butterfly Conservatory'' exhibition, misidentified two butterflies. France Borno was pictured with a Caligo, and Alexis Brashich-Morledge with a blue morpho; neither was a monarch.
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EVENING HOURS; History Makers
NYTimes - about 18 years
A week for stars of every stripe, including butterflies. EVENING HOURS Correction: February 14, 1999, Sunday Two picture captions last Sunday with a report in the Evening Hours column about a party at the American Museum of Natural History, which included a viewing of its ''Butterfly Conservatory'' exhibition, misidentified two butterflies. France
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - about 18 years
Symphonic Youth TODAY -- The opening of the New York Youth Symphony's 36th season will present performances of Brahms's Symphony No. 2 and the world premiere of ''Rags to Richard,'' with the clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. The event, at 2 P.M. in Carnegie Hall, will benefit the symphony's musical education programs and its performances in New York.
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There Was Plenty of Cheering in the Anchor Box
NYTimes - over 20 years
Can any station -- let alone six -- make live parade coverage fascinating for two and a half hours? Not really. Watching the Yankees honored yesterday, a sameness was apparent: Announcers praising players and the Yankees' principal owner, George M. Steinbrenner, and marveling at the volume of shredded paper cascading from buildings; reporters
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THE POPE'S VISIT: MEDIA WATCH;Simple Message Captivates Hard-Nosed Journalists
NYTimes - over 21 years
The papal visit has been a disorienting spectacle, and not only because so much media attention is suddenly being devoted to someone without a strong opinion on O. J. Simpson. Even more miraculous has been the Pope's conversion of New York's journalists. The national impact of Pope John Paul II's visit has been diluted by competing stories, since
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Fresh Air And Camera Help Focus On a Career
NYTimes - over 22 years
As the screen fades to black, the voice of the director, Neccasia Zabriskie, intones, "Zoom out, camera one. Make it a full-body shot on Gamaine." Fade in on a young girl wondering aloud whether she should take the purse she has just found, when the action freezes and a second girl, the voice of conscience, reminds her of the consequences. Is this
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THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Urban Problems; Democratic Foes Harmonize On Need to Give Aid to Cities
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Facing mayors for a dialogue on urban problems, and then each other in a debate on the same topic in the Bronx, the Democratic Presidential contenders expressed broad agreement yesterday that cities needed more help from Washington, which, each said, he would deliver as President. But each candidate cast the issue in the image of his own campaign,
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THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: City Hall; Absence of a Hispanic Journalist On Debate Panel Prompts Dispute
NYTimes - almost 25 years
A debate between the Democratic Presidential candidates planned for next week in the Bronx has prompted a prickly dispute between one of its organizers, Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and Mayor David N. Dinkins, who asked him to include a Hispanic journalist among the questioners. Yesterday, after City Hall made public a letter from the Mayor
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THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: City Hall; Absence of a Hispanic Journalist On Debate Panel Prompts Dispute
NYTimes - almost 25 years
A debate between the Democratic Presidential candidates planned for next week in the Bronx has prompted a prickly dispute between one of its organizers, Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and Mayor David N. Dinkins, who asked him to include a Hispanic journalist among the questioners. Yesterday, after City Hall made public a letter from the Mayor
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New York Salutes: Critic's Notebook; TV Reporters Compete In Yellow Ribbon Game
NYTimes - over 25 years
On all the channels that carried yesterday's parade, emotions sprouted like yellow ribbons and patriotic phrases were waved like flags. Channel 7 announced that it was saluting "Our Heroes" and Channel 2 pasted the title "Heroes on Parade" on its coverage. (As it turned out, the focus was less on the paraders than on the watchers.) Channel 9's Sara
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Q and A
NYTimes - over 25 years
Dingy Public Areas Question: I live in a 20-unit, rent-stabilized apartment house. The condition of the hallways and lobby is horrendous. To my knowledge these areas have not been painted in 12 years. Is there a rule that requires owners to maintain the public areas as well as the apartments? . . . Roberta Lipman, Manhattan Answer: Yes. The housing
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Critic's Notebook; Missing Middle-Class Black in TV News
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: New York's local television news programs have taken heat lately for their hyped-up coverage of two of the city's nastier racial encounters, both in Brooklyn, between blacks and Italian-Americans in Bensonhurst and between blacks and Korean-Americans in Flatbush. The criticism has been earned. Local New York's local television news programs
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Lou Rawls to Perform In a Benefit at the Apollo
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: Lou Rawls, Joe Williams and the Mount Zion Baptist Church Gospel Choir are to be among those taking part in a benefit concert in honor of Sarah Vaughan at 7:30 tonight at the Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street. Miss Vaughan died of lung cancer on April 3 at the age of 66. Lou Rawls, Joe Williams and the Mount Zion Baptist Church Gospel
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: gfsubhead>ON THE CAROUSEL gfsubhead>ON THE CAROUSEL The still-to-be-completed Empire State Carousel has a home: An old barn on the grounds of Brookwood Hall in East Islip that has been renovated (for free) by members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Today there is a ''Gala Grand Opening'' of the museum/workshop where
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roz Abrams
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 58
    Abrams appeared in the 2008 film Pride and Glory, starring Ed Norton and Colin Farrell.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    In November 2006, however, Abrams left the air after WCBS-TV sports anchor Chris Wragge and newly-hired Kristine Johnson (formerly of NBC News and MSNBC) became the anchors at 5 and 11 p.m.
    More Details Hide Details According to the New York Post, Ms. Abrams was last reported as "currently sitting out her contract - and collecting what's believed to be roughly $6 million that's due to her."
    In April 2006, she was moved from 11 p.m. to noon, co-anchoring with Mary Calvi.
    More Details Hide Details Abrams was replaced at 11 p.m. with veteran Dana Tyler.
  • 2004
    Age 54
    Abrams then joined WCBS-TV as the co-anchor of "CBS2 News" at 5 and 11 p.m. on April 19, 2004.
    More Details Hide Details First she was paired with veteran New York news anchor Ernie Anastos, who had co-anchored WABC Eyewitness News with her in the 1980s, and then with Jim Rosenfield.
  • 2003
    Age 53
    In 2003, she was offered a contract by WCBS-TV to anchor CBS 2 News at 5 and 11.
    More Details Hide Details It is rumored that Abrams wanted to anchor the 11 p.m. news after Williams had asked for a lighter workload, however, and that the station selected Liz Cho (former ABC World News Now anchor) instead, and that as a result, Abrams accepted the WCBS contract. The move from WABC ended Abrams's eighteen-year history with the station.
    Her last partner at WABC-TV was Diana Williams, beginning in 2003.
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    In December 2003, Abrams was named to the Editorial Advisory Board of “Making Waves,” the new quarterly publication of American women in radio and television.
    More Details Hide Details She is the current co-chair of NY READS TOGETHER a program sponsored by the New York Women's Agenda. In 2005, Abrams appeared as herself during a brief news segment in the feature film War of the Worlds, an adaptation of H. G. Wells novel of the same name, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. Abrams holds a bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University, a masters degree from the University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate of human letters from New York Institute of Technology. Before joining WCBS-TV in 2004, Abrams had spent eighteen years at WABC-TV, beginning in February 1986, first as a general reporter and later as 5 p.m. co-anchor. The quick move began Abrams's long association with the station.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 28
    She worked on television at WXIA-TV from 1978–82, at CNN from 1982 to 1983, and at KRON-TV from 1983-86.
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  • 1975
    Age 25
    She worked at WSB-AM radio from 1975-78.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born in 1949.
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