#tgt according to #pagesix#gregkelly is leaving #gooddaynewyork and according to other sources he is also preparing to tie the knot. Here’s the spill from page six’s kettle Sippers🍵: “It’s the dawn of a new “Day.” Greg Kelly is leaving “Good Day New York,” Page Six has learned.
Sources tell us former ABC morning anchor Lori Stokes will join the Fox 5 morning show as co-host with Rosanna Scotto.
Lew Leone, FOX-5 WNYW vice president and general manager, exclusively told us: “We want to thank Greg for his years of service. He has been an integral part of the FOX 5 team and we wish him the best of luck in the future.” Kelly’s last day is Friday and we hear the show will air a goodbye package as a sendoff.
He joined the show in 2008.
Sources say Stokes will step into Kelly’s role “in a few weeks” and Steve Lacy will fill in next week.
As for his next move, the outgoing anchor was coy. “There are some other things I’m excited about doing and I am very, very grateful for all the time I’ve had here and for all the people who make this show possible,” he said on the show Friday morning.” Thoughts? #greentea#thegreentealivecastdotcom#anchors#journalists#loristokes#rosannascotto#morningnews
...i wanna wish @loristokes_ all the best in her new endeavors... as the lead co-anchor for ABC 7 Eyewitness News in the morning here in NYC for 17yrs, i would always watch her during major snowstorms, hurricanes/storms, etc (when i could)... ironically, it was Prince who essentially had me run into her back in January 2011... while standing in line at a concession stand at MSG before one of Prince's final NY/NJ shows for his "Welcome 2 America" tour, i began making comments about the line hold up to the woman in back of me... as we laughed we started talking more, she looked familiar but couldnt quite put my finger on who she was... after numerous people came up to her, i realized this was a face id seen hundreds of times on tv... as i joked to her about how she'd be a zombie the following morning, we laughed more, & the line finally moved up... we had a random person snap a flick of us & then as we heard a "Dearly Beloved", we both rapidly got our snacks & went to our seats... her being a Prince fan too made me appreciate her even more as an NYC news anchor... thanks for your 17yrs at ABC 7 Lori 👏👏👏... #LoriStokes
Every bone in my left foot, knee and spine hurt as I made my way home. I was tired and still rattled by the news that my longtime co-worker/friend abruptly stepped down from the anchor desk.
I'd arrived at work in time for our morning show producer, Tyler, to tell me that Lori was still inside. I'd missed her goodbye speech and cake but I was determined to say farewell to her in person. Lori was standing, talking to other people when I arrived in the newsroom. I waited to tell her that I wished best and that I knew she would continue to honor her father's legacy.
Lori turned to me and said, "I've told you before. You are one of the strongest people I know." I forgot back tears as I embraced her. I tried not to think about what her loss meant to me for the rest of the day. But, suppressing my feelings left me mentally exhausted by 6:15. I couldn't wait to get home. My body made getting there difficult.
I dragged myself the final block to my townhouse. Then, I decided to stop at the mailbox. There was package wedged in it with a name on it that was unknown to me. It was clear the package was for me because my entire first name was written on it, not just Nika.
16 stairs later I ripped my shoes off and leaned on the kitchen counter while I opened the package. Inside was a t-shirt that read "No nonsense. No excuses" in purple glitter; that's the name I gave to my Autoimmune Walk NYC team. My cousin Darcelle told me she had a shirt made for me to wear but I'd forgotten. I was so thrilled to see it, I didn't feel the pain as I walked into the living room and slipped it on.
I stared at myself in the mirror and repeated, "no nonsense will deter me from making it through work or anything else every day. And, there is no excuse for not living my best life by showing the strength others see in me." #LoriStokes#tvnews#noexcuses#nononsense#autoimmunewalk#chronicpain#chronicillness#autoimmunedisease#igg4#disability
I cannot watch the whole video of Lori signing off yet because I'm not ready to go of my friend and co-worker Lori Stokes I've seen so many people walk out of Eyewitness News over the years but this hurts.
Lori's voice is one of the first I hear in the morning. And, seeing her smile when I limped through the newsroom to my desk every day always started my work shift on a happy note. It has always been my pleasure to write and edit for and with her too. But, I was more honored that she shared her life, her children with me.
Lori and I have grieved together, laughed and supported each other through rough times. And, she's never neglected to ask about my welfare, my illness or praise my books. She has been and is a friend.
So, as much as I am sad to see her leave work, I can only wish her the very best in life. I know she doesn't need it. Her spirit, intellect, wit compassion and drive will continue to take her far.
We can't overstate how grateful we are to the extraordinary @loristokesabc7 @abc7ny for hosting our 2017 #ywGala , presenting the Beacon of Light Award to fellow #journalist and co-founder of @stand4heroes with the @bobwoodruff #Foundation @leewoodruff, and sharing the good word about our mission with her @abcnews viewers.
Thank you, #LoriStokes , for supporting and #inspiring us with your grace and articulate voice.
cc: @lannadelgrey @juliaorlando928
The 17th Annual FARE Spring Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street. Presented by the Food Allergy Research & Education. #FARE is a national non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life & the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them the hope through the promise of new treatments. Mistress of Ceremonies #WABCTV#LoriStokes