Category: As Seen on TV

HOW’D HE DO THAT?

CAUTION!! Geeky stuff ahead! “Today” host and weather guy Al Roker love gadgets and the situation forced by his isolation from the 30 Rock studio due to coronavirus concerns has allowed him to do ...

AN EMOTIONAL HODA MOMENT

“Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb broke down in tears on Friday after she interviewed New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who made a $5 million donation to help coronavirus victims in Louisiana. Watch it here: ...

CAT STEALS THE SHOW

When you work from home in the Television News biz, you never know whats going to happen. Especially if you have a cat who is used to walking anywhere it wants. Check out what ...

ASIAN REPORTERS FACING BIAS

Well, the Coronavirus is bringing out the good and the bad in some people. You’ve seen news reports where Asians across the Country claim people are boycotting their restaurants and using racial slurs towards ...

KUNG FLU FIGHTING

CBS News correspondent Weijia Jiang took to Twitter Tuesday to claim an anonymous “White House official” referred to COVID-19 as “Kung Flu” to her face. This morning a White House official referred to #Coronavirus ...

ROKER’S HOME SHOW

Over at the “Today Show,” Al Roker was not going to let a coronavirus-inspired exile from 30 Rock get him down. Using an iPad to stream himself and a small television screen to show ...

TV TOPS LIST

Market research firm GfK, in collaboration with TVB,  announced preliminary results from the 2020 Media Comparisons Study that show American consumers spend more time with television than all other ad-supported media platforms. The study ...

BECK SPEAKS OFF THE CUFF

Syndicated radio host Glenn Beck was featured in a profile story this past weekend on ‘Full Measure, hosted by by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Glenn Beck recalled his rapid rise and decline in the ...

AN INSIDE SCOOP

WGN-TV Morning News Anchor Dan Ponce has been giving viewers in Chicago an up close look at what’s going on with the Coronavirus scare. His mother-in-law was aboard that Diamond Princess Cruise ship which ...

WELL, ON SECOND THOUGHT

The Washington Free Beacon has a sizzle video montage about Attorney Michael Avenatti once dubbed ‘Savior of the Republic’ by a CNN pundit. The former CNN and MSNBC darling is facing spending the rest of ...

I’D LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL

Giovanna Bechard, a former reporter for Portland Maine TV station WGME (CBS) won $10,000 competing on the game show Wheel of Fortune but fell short of making it to the final bonus round. Bechard, ...

LAUGH COMRADE LAUGH

An anchor on Russian state TV lit up the Internet after she broke into a lengthy fit of laughter while attempting to inform viewers of an increase in government subsidies to underprivileged people, a ...

THE DIVIDE

As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, a new Pew Research Center report finds that Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments. Overall, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents ...

IMPEACHMENT RATINGS

Clusters of bored Senators may wander in and out of the Chamber during the impeachment proceedings in violation of their own rules, but out in the country, which is supposedly as disinterested as those ...

GERALDO APOLOGIZES

Not too long after Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera tore into “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade early Friday morning over his support of the drone strike that eliminated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the ...

MEET ALEX TREBEK

Alex Trebek is getting candid about another side effect in his ongoing battle with cancer: depression. The L-A Times reports the “Jeopardy!” host and his wife, Jean, sat down for an interview with “Good ...

BLOOPER FROM BEYOND

It’s a new year right? How bout we dredge up something kinda funny from the last decade. It’s making the rounds again on Twitter anyway. In case you missed it all those years ago, ...

KCTV NEW SET

Things are a changing in Kansas City at Meredith owned KCTV (CBS). The station unveiled its new set Wednesday after a few months of broadcasting from it’s control room. and this is the third ...

WELL, THEN, IT MUST BE TRUE

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov returned home from his visit with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last week and that marvelous, and quite subliminal, photo op, Russian state media salivated over ...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Disney’s KGO in San Francisco is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and produced a fun look back at the news operations in the 70s, including clips of a promo where the anchors rode horses. ...

“DON’T MESS WITH ME”

It’s been nearly two years since reporter James Rosen left Fox News in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Rosen toils these days as a national investigative correspondent for Sinclair Broadcasting and given his ...

ANCHOR ACCIDENT

According to KNXV (ABC), the stations weekend morning anchor and reporter Marc Thompson was injured Tuesday when he was hit by a car in Scottsdale. The incident occurred around noon Tuesday. The driver who hit ...

A HALL-OF-FAME SEGMENT

In a lengthy and rambling interview on “Fox & Friends” last Friday, Mr. Trump accused the Three Dumbest People on Television of lying when they said they didn’t know the identity of the Ukraine ...

LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN

Estrella TV is giving morning television news another go with “En La Mañana,” airing live from EstrellaTV’s Dallas television studios Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 am. The new program debuted five months ...

THIS WEEK IN IMPEACHMENT

We can look forward to three days of witnesses beginning today starting with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman later this morning. He’s the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council who listened in on ...

A TALE OF TWO STORIES

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is into its public phase and the pace will pick up this week after two sessions last week. Nine more diplomats and national security officials — many ...

ATTEMPTING A DO-OVER?

A Connecticut NewsBlueser sends us a rather interesting tale about what happened when, on October 29th, NBCU’s WVIT held a debate among candidate’s for the Hartford mayoral race. When Eddie Perez, the former Hartford ...

REPORTER ATTACKED

In New York, an Upper West Side landlord attacked a television news crew on camera when they tried to ask him about the building tenants said has been without heating for months. Mike Rose ...

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

We told you Wednesday how following LSU’s wild 46-41 victory over Alabama on Saturday, WRBL (CBS) reporter Jack Patterson found himself frustrated as he tried to nail his taped stand-up segment from Bryant-Denny Stadium. ...

GOOD QUESTION….

Chicago media watcherr Robert Feder wants to know: Are two meteorologists better than one? Alicia Roman has joined Andy Avalos on NBCU’s WMAQ’s weekday morning newscast. “We’re going to kind of tag-team the weather ...

FROM ANCHOR DESK TO CITY HALL

Spokane Washington has a new Mayor today and she’s someone a lot of folks already know. Nadine Woodward, a former TV anchor won the 2019 Spokane mayoral race Tuesday. Current Spokane City Council President ...

CALIFORNIA FIRES

As fires now burn in North and South California, News crews are starting to get weary. Some have been on the scene of different fires since late last week. Forecasters say this round of wind ...

HALLOWEEN FUN

Well, it’s a day in newsrooms where folks relax a bit and depending on where they work, come to work in a Halloween costume. A lot of stations have contests now and staff lunch ...

OH REALLY?

The World Series is now one for the history books. The Washington Nationals are now the champs after defeating the Houston Astros Wednesday night. I guess a CG Operator wasn’t paying much attention when ...

WEARING TWO HATS

KSWO (ABC) in Lawton, Oklahoma is airing a promo for Matt Dipirro, the station’s chief meteorologist, that features the local fire chief praising Dipirro also being a volunteer fireman. TV Newscheck reports Todd Young, ...

TOP FEMALE METEOROLOGISTS

TheThings.com, a pop-culture website, has put out it’s list of the Top 20 Female Meteorologist on-air in local TV markets. The Things Jeff Harper writes “A beautiful woman can change a rather mundane weather ...

A NEW FACE FOR INSOMNIACS

Kenneth Moton is moving up from his fill-in role on the overnight and dawn patrol programs at ABC News to become the permanent co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning” –  or ...

HEY GIMMIE MY WIG

The moment a Georgia reporter had her wig pulled of by a handsy lemur was captured on live TV. WALB (NBC) Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo wasn’t expecting to have viewers in Southwest Georgia capture ...

REPORTER KISSED ON AIR

On Friday, you may have been watching WAVE (NBC) when one of the reporters was kissed by a stranger on live television. Some might have thought it was funny, but folks at WAVE don’t ...

NOT THE RING BEAR-ER

WBIR (NBC) had a Beary good story over the weekend. A bride and groom’s wedding photoshoot had an unexpected appearance by a ring “bear-er” Sunday. Leah McMahan, owner of Gypsy Soul Photography & Salon, ...

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE

(P)OOPS! While shooting a follow-up story about the pigeon poop problems at a very busy Chicago Transit Authority station, as WBBM’s Lauren Victory was talking with a lawmaker who was fighting to fix the ...

OH MY

Despite its best efforts, America could not shame Sean Spicer out of joining Dancing With the Stars. So there was the former White House press secretary on the ABC reality show’s 28th season premiere on Monday ...

A WISE CHOICE OF SURNAME

The name Stokes is a familiar one in Cleveland, OH and another generation of Stokes has now shown  up on the Cleveland airwaves. Alex Stokes is a new reporter at Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar-or-maybe-even-Fox’s WJW. She is ...

AH, THOSE WACKY VIEWERS

A weekend news anchor and reporter in Portland, Oregon, is doubling down on her preference for high-waisted pants after a male viewer told her to “dress like a normal woman” in a message sent ...

MAULED BY CHILDREN

This is one of those clips that will age well on Twitter and beyond. A few weeks back sports anchor Troy Lynch, who works for KREX 5/Fox 4 in Grand Junction, Colorado, attempted to ...

“HI THERE”

As Hurricane Dorian continues to churn in the ocean marching towards the Coast, we haven’t seen too many of those, “I’m barely able to stand in the 110 mph wind” live shots-yet. HURRICANE DORIAN: ...

THAT WAS CLOSE

Lots of TV reporters have hilarious stories to tell about wild weather ruining their prepared pieces-to-camera but few are quite as, em, electrifying as this one. KSAZ (FOX) Phoenix reporter Matt Rodewald was preparing ...

35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

KAVU (ABC) Sports Director Don Brubaker is celebrating 35 years. Don joined the station August 27-1984. “It means longevity, consistency, and I still enjoy what I do,” exclaims Don. “I also think it means ...

AIKMAN UNLEASHED

Well, Fox Sports announcer Doug Gottlieb wanted attention and he got it. Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck — Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 25, 2019 Yes, most ...

SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR LAWSUIT

A nonprofit open government group is suing San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police after failing to get access to records about a police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition ...

A HIGH-PROFILE SUB

Chicago-based NBC News correspondent Ron Mott showed up over the weekend filling in at the anchor desk for Dick Johnson on NBC-owned WMAQ. Mott, who was a news anchor and reporter for stations in ...

HUH?

The journalist ejected from an event where CNN political analyst April Ryan was the keynote speaker told his tale Wednesday night, saying he was injured by Ryan’s body guard just for filming the event. “I don’t know ...

MASS SHOOTINGS

As the war on social media rages while people look for answers to the weekends shootings in Texas, Ohio and Chicago, some reporters are pitching in to make a difference. Doing a story this ...

IT’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED

Chicago viewers, there’s just one month left to the WLS-produced 7 pm newscast that’s been on Weigel’s WCIU for the past four years. “ABC 7 Eyewitness News on The U” fronted by news anchors ...

RACIST RACIST RACIST

CNN and MSNBC said the word “racist” more than 4,100 times from July 14-21, according to The Hill citing a tally by Grabien Media, an online media production and news prep service.  The tally is based ...

HOW LONG IS 13 SECONDS?

This long… Donald Trump’s claim that he spoke “very quickly” in an effort to quell the racist and xenophobic “send her back” chants at a rally last week prompted CNN anchors Don Lemon and ...