Category: As Seen on TV

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 ...

THE FLY

Nothing is more pesky on an anchor desk than a fly. Usually the insect is transported into the station when a photog stands in a doorway talking on his cell or a door is ...

PSST, HEY YOU, YEAH YOU

Sometimes news is right under your nose. And when it hits you, you might want to spread the word. That’s why, from the beginning, NewsBlues has had an anonymous tipline. It’s untraceable and, if ...

NBC HYPES THE FIRST DEBATE

NBCUniversal’s NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo are ramping up the hype leading up to the cross-network coverage of the first Democratic debate tonight and tomorrow night. To that end, the network is running a promo ...

SPOTTED IN THE APPLE

Some eagle-eyed NewBluesers reported to us that over the weekend, there was a bit of a double-take here and there when current WCBS evening anchor Maurice DuBois turned up on the weekend edition “CBS ...

PORK RINDS AND RIVALRY

Tuesday, we showed you how dozens of storm chasers rushed to the Texas/Oklahoma line in hopes of catching a glimpse of nearly a dozen or so tornadoes which touched down across the area. Many ...

THIS IS A PROMOTION?

Jedediah Bila’s return to Fox News is complete. She is moving from the crowded host pod at “The Five” to become the co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend,” joining Pete Hegeseth and a rotating ...

MORE FOX NEWS

Speaking of Fox News, Senator Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to follow.  Senator Bernie ...

FOX WOES NOW TV SERIES

Josh Charles is playing hubby to Gretchen Carlson.  The Good Wife vet will recur in Showtime’s forthcoming limited series The Loudest Voice, starring Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Charles will portray Casey Close, the spouse ...

YOUNG REPORTER HITS JACKPOT

 A young political reporter, who’s both reported and made the news, got a big surprise Thursday during a visit to the University of North Texas.   Eleven-year-old Phoenix Legg has met a President, interviewed Washington ...

C-SPAN MARKS 40 YEARS

This week marks the 40th anniversary of C-Span, aka television for political junkies. “The New York Times” gives us a look back at the quiet beginnings, to the days when C-Span’s staff could fit ...

VOTED OFF THE ISLAND

Macon, GA morning anchor, “Survivor 38” contestant Rick Devens was voted off the island, but what the hell, it was a dream come true. And the way that “Survivor” plays with the rules, he ...

A RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Meteorologist-turned-math-teacher Lisa Vaughn (left) found herself back at the KRIV anchor desk last week. Houston blogger Mike McGuff says she’s doing some freelance for the Fox o&o. You’ll recall that Vaughn left KRIV last ...

WHAT THE HELL IS CNN UP TO?

CNN seemingly can’t get out of its own way these days, especially when it comes to political coverage. Its recent efforts to jump-start the 2020 election cycle with town halls featuring unannounced candidate Howard ...

STICK TO THE FORECAST

Ah, the dangers of being too entertaining. It was a rather slow Monday at KSWO, the Gray station in Lawton, OK, so someone got the bright idea of a brain teaser quiz. “Mind Mixer.” ...

BUILD THAT WALL

Now here’s a wall with a real purpose – serving as a backdrop for NBC News correspondent Miguel Almaguer’s “Nightly News” standup Viewers were treated to Almaguer walking along the wall and then got ...

ON THE DYSFUNCTION BEAT

This must be a first….taking the nightly newscast on the road to cover dysfunction. And that is exactly what NBC News did Wednesday night. Anchor Lester Holt was in the field outside the Capitol ...

“IS THAT ALL THERE IS?”

It was curiously anti-climactic after all the buildup – the network hand-wringing over whether to grant prime air time, then the demand for equal time from Democratic leaders, then the hand-wringing over that. The ...

AN INSULT TURNED ON ITS HEAD

A somewhat uncharitable viewer of Tribune’s WGN undoubtedly thought [s]he was being clever when sending morning meteorologist Morgan Kolkmeyer side-by-side pictures of her and 70’s teen heart-throb Shaun Cassidy to point out the uncanny ...

REPORTER MAKES TRICK SHOT

The Harlem Globetrotters will once again make an annual appearance in Milwaukee on New Year’s Eve with perhaps a new Globetrotter? WTMJ  (NBC) reporter Shaun Gallagher is quickly becoming a viral sensation after perfectly ...

MONEY TALK$

That controversial ad unveiled by the Tweeter-in-Chief last week tying cop-killer Luis Bracamontes to the migrant caravan in Mexico and then draped around the neck of the Democratic Party got an official airing last ...

SHE’S GOT A GIRL CRUSH

Miranda Combs, investigative reporter at Gray’s WKYT in  Lexington, KY, was in Washington DC this week for the signing of a measure that would help curb the opioid crisis in state’s like Kentucky that ...

FROM MORNINGS TO PRIMETIME

Tribune’s longtime Chicago morning anchor, Larry Potash, is getting a shot at prime time where he’ll have a chance to share his love for historical quirks and oddities. Starting October 28, and for four ...

REPORTER BUSTS LOOTERS

A Wilmington, North Carolina reporter made some looters famous while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Florence Saturday.  They may not want this attention, however. People were breaking into a closed Family Dollar store and  WECT (NBC) ...