Jim Ryan Returns

We don't know if he will get a welcome of confetti and bagpiping sanitation workers, but Jim Ryan is returing to the New York news scene, joining WCBS New York's morning newscast.

He will appear on-air as part of the station's Sept. 11 aniversary coverage, then start full-time Sept. 19.

Ryan had been a fixture on Fox's WNYW morning show for two decades before exiting earlier this year. At one point, the then 61-year-old Ryan was welcomed back to that station with bagpipes and confetti in July 2002 after triple-bypass surgery.

No surgery this time, but he will get a lot of face time with a Doctor--senior VP and News director Dianne Doctor. She calls Ryan "an icon in the broadcast community" who brings a "wealth of experience and knowledge."

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.