INSIDE EDITION BEGINS ITS 23rd SEASON ON SEPTEMBER 13th, 2010
New York, NY - September 13, 2010 - CBS Television Distribution's Inside Edition begins its 23rd season as television's longest-running, top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine on September 13, 2010. Inside Edition is the No. 1 syndicated newsmagazine on the air and has ranked among the top 10 first-run syndicated programs every season for the past 22 years.
During the 2009-10 season, Inside Edition pulled in 4.3 million viewers, up +3% from the previous season. The newsmagazine was also up +3% among households with a 3.0 HH AA% (vs. 2.9 HH AA% in 2009-09).
This upcoming season, Inside Edition has switched stations or has been upgraded in the following key markets:
· San Diego, to 7:30 PM, PT on KGTV (ABC) from KFMB
· Columbus, to 7:30 PM, ET from 11:30 AM on WCMH-TV (NBC)
This past season, Inside Edition scored dozens of exclusive, newsmaking interviews on just about every national story that captured America's attention -- from Tiger Woods' girlfriends to Ohio's Runaway Mom to Chelsea Clinton's new father-in-law. Dubbed by the media as the "wedding of the century," Inside Edition scored a major coup by interviewing former Congressman Ed Mezvinsky, father of the groom, just days prior to the super secret New York event.
Inside Edition's award-winning investigative unit continued to expose dangerous and unethical practices that directly impact many of our nation's most vulnerable citizens. The investigative team's undercover work this past summer even led to a Congressional hearing on how to protect the elderly from unethical practices by insurance salespeople.
Inside Edition is anchored by two-time Emmy Award winner Deborah Norville, who joined the newsmagazine in 1995 from CBS News, where she anchored "America Tonight" and reported for "48 Hours," "Street Stories" and "CBS Evening News." Working with Norville is an experienced team of broadcast journalists, overseen by Executive Producer Charles Lachman, with Co-Executive Producer Esther Pessin, Senior Producer Brian Hendel and Managing Editor Kevin Harry.
Inside Edition's Chief Correspondent Jim Moret continues to be in high demand on network and cable news shows for his legal and reporting expertise on various stories from Lindsay Lohan to Mel Gibson.
Other members of the Inside Edition team are the show's noted Investigative Unit headed by Senior Producer Bob Read and Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero; correspondents Diane McInerney, Paul Boyd, Les Trent and Megan Alexander. Boyd and McInerney are also the co-anchors of Inside Edition Weekend.
Inside Edition is produced daily by Inside Edition Inc. and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.