Jim Rosenfield

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Jim Rosenfield (born 1958) is an American local television news anchor currently working for WCAU-TV, the NBC-owned television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He most recently co-anchored the weekend evening newscasts on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.. At various times, he has appeared on the newscasts at noon, 5, 6, and 11 pm at WCBS-TV. His last day with the station was May 22, 2008 after the 6pm newscast.[1][2]

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Rosenfield started his television news career in 1981, after graduating from Duke University. He started out at WTVD-TV in Durham, North Carolina, where he was a general assignment reporter. He moved to Houston, KTRK-TV, as a reporter and eventually anchor. He later moved to Chicago, where he became a reporter and weekend anchor at WLS-TV. He came to New York in 1998, and joined WCBS-TV, where he co-anchored the noon newscast with Cindy Hsu, and the 5pm newscast with Lisa Cooley (later known as Lisa Hill).

He left WCBS in April 2000 after a contract dispute and joined rival station WNBC-TV, where he co-anchored the 5pm newscast ("Live at Five") with Sue Simmons. He left WNBC in 2005, and returned to WCBS in June of that year to replace Ernie Anastos, who in turn left WCBS for a 5-year $10 million contract at WNYW-TV. He was one of the hirings of Dianne Doctor, who had been his previous boss at WNBC.

This move allowed Rosenfield to become lead male anchor at a local New York station, which would not have happened if he remained at WNBC (where longtime anchor Chuck Scarborough is locked in as anchor at 11pm for years to come).

Between June 2005 and April 2006, Rosenfield anchored CBS 2 News at 5 and CBS 2 News at 11 with Roz Abrams. In April 2006 he dropped the 5PM newscast and joined Dana Tyler at 6PM, while also keeping the 11PM with Dana. Roz had moved to noon and 5PM (but is now no longer at the station).

In June 2007, he and Dana Tyler were reassigned to the noon and 6pm newscasts at WCBS by new station managers.

In May 2008, the same producers that demoted the seasonal news reporter decided to let him go as the noon and 6PM newscaster. After May 22's 6pm newscast, Rosenfield will be leaving the station, all without another position anywhere else. The station has decided to let him go as a part of major CBS cuts (political reporter Andrew Kirtzman was let go in March; Roz Abrams was let go for similar reasons in 2006). As the station was in breach of his contract (Chris Wragge co-anchors the 11PM newscasts with Kristine Johnson, taking the title from Rosenfield last year), it was considered a matter of time before Rosenfield would leave the station. [3]

On June 1, 2012, It was announced that Rosenfield will be joining WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. as a weekend news anchor, effective June 4. [4]

In September 2013, Rosenfield joined WCAU-TV in Philadelphia as weeknight anchor at 4, 6, and 11 p.m.

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