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Today in New York (displayed on-air as "Today in NY") is a local morning news and entertainment television program airing on WNBC, an NBC owned-and-operated television station in New York City. The program is broadcast each weekday morning from 4:00 to 7 a.m. Eastern Time, immediately preceding NBC's Today. Weekend editions of the program (branded as Weekend Today in New York) also air on Saturdays in two one-hour blocks from 6 to 7 a.m. and 9 to 10 a.m.; and on Sundays in one two-hour block from 6 to 8:00 a.m. and one one-hour block from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (with Weekend Today airing in between the two Saturday blocks and Sunday Today with Willie Geist airing in between the two Sunday blocks).

Today in New York
Also known as'Today in NY (alternate title)
Weekend Today in New York
"Saturday/Sunday Today in New York" (weekend editions)
Presented byWeekdays:
Darlene Rodriguez
Michael Gargiulo
Pat Battle
Gus Rosendale
Theme music composerGroove Worx
Opening theme"L.A. Groove"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Studio 3K, NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes (weekdays and Sundays)
120 minutes (Saturdays)
Original networkWNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV; 1988–present),
1080i (HDTV; 2006–present)
Original release1988 (in current incarnation) (1988 (in current incarnation))
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The program maintains a general format of news stories, traffic reports and weather forecasts, but also includes sports summaries, and entertainment and feature segments. The local news cut-ins broadcast during Today (at approximately :26 and :56 minutes past the hour) are also branded as Today in New York. During the weekday edition, the anchors traditionally sign off with the sentence "The Today Show is next. That's what happening today in New York."


Broadcast historyEdit

Prior to becoming a full-fledged program, Today in New York existed as a brief summary of news headlines, weather, and sports, airing on WNBC-TV immediately preceding Today and usually running between five to 15 minutes in length. Beginning in 1983, with the launch of NBC News at Sunrise, Today in New York became a half-hour pre-taped interview show which ran at 6:00 a.m., prior to Sunrise at 6:30. In 1987 Today in New York returned to a news update format, and aired at 6:45 a.m. following the network business news show Before Hours.

When Before Hours was canceled by NBC in 1988, Today in New York was expanded to 30 minutes. Gradual expansions of the show's runtime followed: to one hour (6 to 7 a.m.) in 1990; to 90 minutes (starting at 5:30 a.m.) in 1994; to two hours (starting at 5:00 a.m.) by 1999; and to two-and-a-half hours (starting at 4:30 a.m.) in 2010. The program expanded to its current three-hour runtime (starting at 4:00 a.m.) on July 31, 2017.

Notable personalitiesEdit

Jane Hanson served as the original anchor of the program. After being removed from the anchor desk of Live at Five in 1992, Tony Guida briefly co-anchored the program followed by Matt Lauer from 1992 to 1994 and Mary Civiello in 1997. Maurice DuBois followed as a co-anchor until he left for WCBS-TV in 2004; he was replaced by Rob Morrison.

Hanson, who remained with the station until November 2006 and later returned to WNBC as host of New York Live,[1] was replaced by Darlene Rodriguez in 2003. After Morrison's departure in June 2008, Michael Gargiulo became co-anchor of the program.


Today in New YorkEdit

Weekend Today in New YorkEdit


Former personalitiesEdit

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