Category: Following Up

SHE LANDED IN PR

We told you last month that Sally Kidd ended her 17-year run as national correspondent for the Hearst Television stations, keeping her next destination a closely held secret. It’s not a secret any more. ...

CNN NAMES A NEW COMMUNICATIONS BOSS

In the wake of Allison Gollust’s not-unexpected “resignation” as chief marketing officer for CNN, James Anderson of current corporate parent Warner Media is taking on additional duties. The word “interim” is attached to Gollust’s ...

WHERE SHE’S LANDING

A few days ago we told you that WJW meteorologist Melissa Mack was leaving the station where she had worked off and on since 2006, and switching careers so she could spend more time ...

THEY WERE THISCLOSE

Yesterday we told you that the trio who preside over ABC’s “The View” are getting restive over the long wait to name a replacement for the departed Meghan McCain. Evidently, the problem is finding ...

NO LONGER INTERIM

Finally….FINALLY…Jake Wiederrich has been named VP/News Director for FOX-owned KCPQ/KZJO in Seattle. He’s been the Assistant ND there for the last three years and has effectively been news director since March when former news ...

LIGHTFOOT GETS SERVED

It was just a week ago today that we bestowed our coveted (not really) Bonehead Award on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot who heavy-handedly (we can’t stop) declared that henceforth she would only grant interviews ...

WHAT IN THE HELL!!!?!?

In a story NewsBlues has been following, an unidentified individual in Tennessee physically attacked a member of a Nashville television news crew on Sunday. The attack was captured on video which was posted to ...

THEY WERE RIGHT TO FIRE ME

In a story NewsBlues has been following, meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a longtime Denver television weatherman, explains his departure from 9News this summer in a column posted online as reported by the Denver Post. “Better ...

MEREDITH CUTS & COLLATERAL DAMAGE

In a story NewsBlues has been following, longtime Channel 4 weekend anchor Alan Frio said Monday he is “disappointed” he was laid off Thursday as part of nationwide “cost-control” measures from the station’s parent ...

RETRACTED STORY KEEPS SNOWBALLING

In a story NewsBlues has been following, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy on Monday morning issued an apology for his show having run with a since-retracted story falsely accusing Nashville’s Democratic mayor of engaging ...

BREAKING (GLASS) NEWS

Security camera caught images of a man who threw two rocks at the large windows the enclose the main news studio and set of WABC, the flagship ABC owned station in New York City ...

A PARTING SHOT

Remember that scene in ‘Half Baked’ when Chapelle’s buddy quits his job with “F-You… F-You… F-You… You’re cool…”   Neither do we.  Never saw the film.  Why would you even bring it up??? Having ...

STILL ON THE MEND

CBS 21 anchor Rob Hanrahan tweeted for the first time on Friday since suffering a massive heart attack back in June. “Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers,” Hanrahan wrote on Friday afternoon. ...

ROKER OUT OF THE WOODS

In a story NewsBlues is following, Al Roker is in recovery after undergoing a total shoulder replacement surgery – according to the New York Post. “And scene! I’m out of surgery and recovery. Thanks ...

SWAIM’S NEW HOME 

Chris Swaim kept his plans quiet when he announced he was leaving his gig as weekend meteorologist at Milwaukee’s WISN-TV (Channel 12) June 27. “It is a great opportunity and I am really looking ...