While watching the local news this evening, it occurred to me that while the news anchors were reporting stories, they often add their own comments between stories.
For example: the news anchors were talking about how movie trailers before movies in theaters were going to start being shorter. The other anchor said at the very end, "Those trailers were starting to be longer than the movies themselves", then chuckles and continues with the next story. (I know, pretty corny)
Is there a word that refers to these comments anchors make in transitioning between stories?