New High-Tech “Action News” Set Debuts on 6ABC

No need to adjust your antennas – something is different about the look and feel of Action News. Fear not, Jim Gardner didn’t shave his iconic mustache and the show’s theme song thankfully remains the same.

Instead, any dissimilarity you may have noticed while watching the program this week likely stems from the debut of Channel 6’s elaborate new set on Monday. Designed to bring Philly’s favorite news team more up to date, the new backdrop for Action News took two years of planning and execution, the station reported. Read more »

VIDEO: Jim Gardner Tracks Down Cecily Tynan’s Lost Earring on Air

6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan was the victim of a minor wardrobe malfunction on Monday night’s telecast of Action News, but thankfully legendary anchorman Jim Gardner was there to pick up the pieces.

Tynan was reporting the weather forecast for this upcoming week during the station’s 6 p.m. broadcast when her earring fell out live on air. Hilarity ensues.

“I hope I didn’t lose that, I really like that earring,” Tynan said, trying to keep it together to finish her report. That’s when Gardner, the consummate team player, swoops in to help out his friend – cracking her up in the process.

Gardner’s still got it! Eyes like a hawk on “Gentleman Jim.” He’s not mistaking onions for apples anytime soon.

Tynan called the moment her “favorite ever on Action News.” The duo has shared plenty of laughs over the years on the network, and this isn’t the first time Gardner has crashed Cecily’s weather report either. Maybe Jim missed his true calling?

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Cecily Tynan Shares Her Top 7 Tips for Running Broad Street

Cecily Tynan running the Broad Street Run | Photo via Facebook

Cecily Tynan running the Broad Street Run | Photo via Facebook

While 6abc meteorologist and avid runner Cecily Tynan won’t be pounding the pavement down Broad Street in this year’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run, she is still quite the reliable source for race-day advice: She took to Facebook yesterday, noting that her first Broad Street Run was 20 years ago, to post her top seven tips for running the race, including what to wear — if anyone knows what the weather’s going to be like, it’s her — plus mistakes she’s made during the race in the past. Think: Going out way too hard at the start and switching up her mid-race fuel on race day. Check out her full Facebook post below.

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Why Do You People Hate Meteorologists So Much?


As Stella makes its way out of the Philadelphia area, a lot of people are pissed. Pissed that they’re stuck in the house with their kids, who should be in school. Pissed that they spent two hours in the Acme yesterday. Pissed that their flights were cancelled. And who are they blaming? Our meteorologists. Read more »

Video: Cecily Tynan Ditches Trail Run to Rescue Injured Owl

Welp, if you weren’t already obsessed with Cecily Tynan like just about every other human in Philadelphia, you’re about to be: The 6abc meteorologist and avid runner was out for a trail run today when she spotted an injured owl. And here’s where the swoon-worthy part that will make you fall in love comes in: When she spotted the owl, Tynan ditched her run, wrapped the owl in her shirt and took it to get medical attention, rescuing it like a freakin’ knight in shining reflective gear. Read more »

Cecily Tynan’s Official Broad Street Run Forecast

Broad Street Run | Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Broad Street Run | Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

If you were looking forward to near-perfect weather for the Broad Street Run again this year, it looks like you should lower your expectations. As 6ABC meteorologist and avid runner Cecily Tynan tells us, “The latest information shows a cold, soaking rain on Sunday morning with temperatures starting in the upper 40s and not climbing far into the 50s during the race.” She suggests you show up to your corral decked out in a trash bag. Really.

But before you start tearing up at the thought of spending your morning running through the rain, look on the bright side: At least you won’t feel like you’re an egg being fried for brunch as you pound your way down Broad Street. As Tynan says, “High temperatures and sizzling sunshine can turn the nation’s largest 10-mile race into a virtual death march.” Read more »

Cecily Tynan Beats Hurricane Schwartz in Long-Range Winter Forecast Battle


Thursday was pretty much the Super Bowl of the local weather wars, with 6 ABC gale force goddess Cecily Tynan delivering her yearly Winter Weather Outlook and NBC 10 El Nino nerd Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz with his 19th Annual Long-Range Winter Forecast. Schwartz was the guy who brought the idea to the Philly market, back when Tynan was cutting her pearly whites as the station’s first weekend meteorologist, picking up some general assignment reporting on the side.

Though they could never admit it, we’re going to take a wild guess and assume that both of these bona fide meteorologists hate doing these ridiculous predictions about as much as people love to take to Facebook to chide them for doing so. But ratings are ratings and year after year the stations turn on their hype machines and yell “GO!”  Read more »

Cecily Tynan’s Favorite Fitness Studio Is Opening a Center City Location



Back in February, Cecily Tynan told us all about her favorite places to work out in Philly, and her number one pick? Joltin’ Jabs in Manayunk. In her words, “nothing gets out your frustrations like punching something.” We couldn’t agree more. And good news for all you Center City dwellers: The Manayunk boxing studio is making its way to Center City with a Rittenhouse location set to open in early September, so you’ll be able to punch a bag whenever the urge strikes.

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Cecily Tynan Says She Ran a Marathon Faster Than Mike Rossi

Cecily Tynan after last year's Rothman 8K finish | Photo via Facebook. Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

Cecily Tynan after last year’s Rothman 8K finish | Photo via Facebook. Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

[UPDATE, 9:15 P.M.] The original headline of this post, “Cecily Tynan Says She Can Beat Mike Rossi in a Marathon,” overstated the nature of Ms. Tynan’s comments. We have updated the headline accordingly.

[ORIGINAL, 4:23 p.m.] On Monday, we told you about the $100,000 that offered to Montco’s Mike Rossi if he could match his controversial 3:11 time in the race that qualified him for the Boston Marathon. (Long story short: A lot of people think Rossi cheated, Rossi says he didn’t, and the organizers of that race issued a very carefully worded statement saying that there was no “conclusive evidence” that Rossi didn’t run the race in the time recorded for him.) Well, now avid runner and beloved 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan has jumped into the fray, telling us that she’s run a marathon even faster than Rossi’s disputed time. Read more »

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