The Cult of Kiernan

Pat Kiernan, the NY1 News anchor who reads New Yorkers’ newspapers to them every morning in his In The Papers segment, offers these thoughts— in a New York Observer profile — on what ails TV News :

I think the presentation of TV news is as much the problem as the technological changes. People like a more honest presentation of the news. I don’t shy away from that honesty and presentation of analysis in the news.

Nor did he shy away from mentioning the Pat Kiernan profile during yesterday’s In The Papers:

This is a story that has one of those wacky sketches of me… A profile that makes an interesting point. It says there’s a good percentage of the audience for this program that isn’t the typical local news audience. The story says that “thousands of culturally literate New Yorkers” are drawn to NY1 every morning… We thank you for that….

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.