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In Philadelphia, we don’t have celebrities. Even Jay McCarroll left for Brooklyn. But we do have TV news personalities, and be they news or sports or weather, we tend to worship them. Don’t believe me? Check out Kerri-Lee Mayland’s Instagram. She’s been off Philly TV for six years and people still comment saying they miss her here. Our news anchors are our celebrities.
As such, we should inform you of this development: Sheena Perveen, meteorologist extraordinaire, is leaving. Announced in October, Friday is her last day at NBC 10. (Don’t worry — Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz and his bow tie are staying.) Read more »
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Sheena Parveen is leaving NBC 10.
The meteorologist announced on Facebook this morning that she’d accepted a position at NBC 4 in Washington, D.C. She’ll remain with the Philadelphia station until the end of the year. Both stations are owned and operated by NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast. Read more »
Last year Leah Kaufman founded Rad-Girls.com, a digital platform that celebrates innovative and inspiring women making a difference in Philly. This year they hosted their first ever awards ceremony and celebration to honor local inspiring female leaders in the fields of technology, media, culture and business.
The Rad Awards were held at The Dreaming Building in Northern Liberties, an innovative co-working space for artists and young entrepreneurs. The venue was “rad” itself as the building filled with many of the nominees and supporters, allowing just a sliver of a stage for the awards to be given out.
The focus of the evening was on networking and celebration. The spirits flowed with speciality cocktails from Bluecoat American Dry Gin and light fare from Rouge (who knew they catered?). Music from DJ Diamond Girl kept the crowd grooving before and after the ceremony.
Photos and the full list of Rad Award winners after the jump »
On Friday, we decided to have a little fun with a poll asking you to vote for Philadelphia’s most reliable meteorologist. Well, it appears that many of you weren’t happy with our list of candidates, which included representatives of all of the major television stations in the city, as well as an honorary slot for John Bolaris, who is planning a major comeback. In the end, we received far more write-in votes than we did votes for any one individual listed on the poll. Read more »
POLL UPDATE: Cecily Tynan has been defeated by former FOX 29 personality Rob Guarino in our poll, but Guarino’s agent doesn’t want you to know that.
On Thursday night, 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan unleashed her long range winter forecast for Philadelphia, continuing the ridiculous November tradition of TV weather people giving us their best guesses for how much snow we’ll be getting in February. Read more »
In case you’ve noticed that your nightly weather forecast has gotten a little bit prettier, you’re not dreaming. Recent NBC 10 acquisition Sheena Parveen has taken over the nighttime weather forecasts from veteran meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, who has moved into the daytime slots. Station spokesperson Kathleen Burke declined to comment on the change. And no word on whether Schwartz is scaling back due to his recent health scare, since he hasn’t responded to a request for comment. Still, it’s worth noting that while Parveen has taken the prime time spots, Schwartz remains Chief Meteorologist.