Greg, for quick local updates, I'm hooked on NY1. I tune in at any given hour to find the temperature. I also enjoy the daily segments called In the Papers. This segment highlights the day's news as they appear in The Times, Daily News, Post and Newsday. Occasionally, they'll also have notable Daily Sun and Wall Street Journal articles. My favorite anchor there is a guy called Pat. Can't remember his last name.
Second on my list would be WNBC. I just feel that I grew up watching Chuck Scarborough. Is he still there? I haven't tuned in in quite a while.