In more than seven years of blogging, I’ve never once mentioned ratings for WDAZ News @5 here, even though they have always been pretty darn good and pretty darn stable.
I’m told that recently the ratings @5 are higher than they have ever been in the fifteen years we’ve been producing the broadcast. Even the grownups (who run the station) seem to have taken notice.
In large part, I credit Stacie Van Dyke who has been co-anchoring News @5 with me since last fall. She’s made my life at work a little bit easier and a whole lot more fun.
I also credit a remarkable bunch of reporters and other co-workers who work their tales off day after day, not only @5, but also for the other news broadcasts, to make them the best they can possibly be.
But it is the the viewers who are good enough to spend a half hour of their day with us Monday through Friday each week who really make the difference. We appreciate you. Boy, do we appreciate you.!