Category: Following Up

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 ...

WORSE BEFORE BETTER IN LAREDO 

In a story NewsBlues has been following, LMTonline reports Laredo news station KGNS continues to be among the local establishments that have been plagued recently by the novel coronavirus. The network announced on Tuesday night ...

HEALTH UPDATE FROM NEWSROOM DUO

In a story NewsBlues has been following, a “broken heart” isn’t enough to stop one newsroom couple! According to PennLive.com, days after suffering a massive heart attack, CBS21 anchor Robb Hanrahan is showing signs ...

DOMINOES FALL ON ABC EXEC 

In a story NewsBlues has been following, a senior ABC News Executive has been outed by current and former colleagues for a multitude of racist remarks and bullying tactics while on the job. According ...

YOU CAN NEVER GO HOME

In a story NewsBlues has been following, Loyola University in New Orleans says it will not rehire Sonya Duhe, who left the school to become Dean of the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. Duhe ...

ANOTHER SPONSOR TUCKS OFF

On the heels of Disney and T-Mobile separating themselves from Tucker Carlson‘s Fox News show because of his views on the Black Lives Matter movement, others are allegedly following suit.  “This may be a lot ...

MAKING ROOM FOR DISHAROON

Two weeks after surprising Minnesota viewers with news that he was leaving KARE 11, meteorologist Jason Disharoon has a new home at The Weather Channel.  Disharoon broke the news with a photo of himself ...

WHEN MATT LAUER CRITICIZES YOU

Matt Lauer published a lengthy op-ed in Mediaite attacking Ronan Farrow for the reporting in his book Catch and Kill, where he writes about a former Today producer’s claim that Lauer raped her. Lauer cites specific instances in Catch and Kill where he ...

BITTER END FOR MIAMI ANCHOR 

Rudabeh Shahbazi is excited about her new position, whatever that may be, but also still stinging from the fashion in which her last one ended.  The former WFOR-CBS4 evening news anchor told Miami’s Community Newspapers that some ...

BAD LUCK CHUCK 

Chuck Todd is so sorry.   No, not in that way Mr. President.  Chuck Todd is apologizing. He has admitted to airing a clip of a CBS News interview with Attorney General William Barr ...

SVEN BACK ON THE ‘TUBE’

A little thing like getting fired isn’t going to stop Sven Sundgaard from working.  No, he’s not pulling a “Constanza” and still just… showing up.  After receiving his pink slip, from KARE11 in Minneapolis, the weather ...

SVEN SPEAKS OUT AFTER SACKING

Sven Sundgaard, a former meteorologist for KARE11 in Minneapolis, addressed his sudden departure for the first time Tuesday night. “Many have asked me about KARE11’s post regarding my employment and separation from employment,” Sundgaard wrote ...

NBC SUITS TAKE ONE FOR TEAM

A day after a major shift at NBCUniversal that left Andrew Lack on the unemployment line between Diamond and Silk, Comcast has announced that senior leaders, who make up the executive ranks, will be reducing their salaries by 20% ...

NO SEAT FOR YOU…SOO KIM 

Tegna reports that its shareholders re-elected all 12 of the company’s directors at its annual meeting Thursday.   This, in essence, is a rejection of a proxy challenge from Standard General, and its CEO Soohyung ...

REEVE FOLLOWS IN OTHERS’ PANTS

In a story that’s recently “dropped,” ABC News reporter Will Reeve, was “caught with his pants down.”  No, he wasn’t changing in a phone booth (Will is the son of Superman portrayer Christopher Reeve) – Ok, ...

MEDIA HAS WJFW’s BACK VS TRUMP

Seven broadcast and media organizations have voiced support for Joe Fuchs and his WJFW-TV Rhinelander, Wis., which has been sued by the Trump campaign for airing an anti-Trump spot the campaign says is false and defamatory ...

STEPHANOPOULOS’ POSITIVE STEP

Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos announced that he has “cleared” the coronavirus after he tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. He also said that he has signed up for a clinical trial to donate ...

CUOMO’S COVID COMEBACK

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has emerged from his all-too-familiar basement. He had been quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus three weeks ago. A CNN segment showed Cuomo’s reunion with his family, which occurred just a ...

MOURNING THE LOSS OF A COLLEAGUE

NBC News employee Larry Edgeworth died last Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the network. He worked in the equipment room of 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC’s headquarters in New York City, ...

CORONAVIRUS 101

Coronavirus is a fast-moving and challenging story for every newsroom. The Knight-Cronkite News Lab has curated some of the most useful resources found across the web reports TVNewsCheck. I worked with my narrative writing ...

NEXT STEP….REHAB

CNN contributor and recent Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse after a recent incident in Miami. Gillum claimed he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse ...

THE GUESSING GAME CONTINUES

For those who figured that Chris Matthews’ abrupt exit from MSNBC Monday night might mean a return to primetime tv for Brian Williams…. Fuhgeddaboudit! According to Page Six, Williams isn’t even on the list ...

THE D’ASCENZO WAY

Until now, WFSB was located at 333 Capital Boulevard in Rocky Hill. Now, in a touching tribute to the Meredith station’s late, beloved news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo, there is a new address. What a ...

ON THE MEND

Legendary WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling came through gastric bypass surgery Wednesday with a sunny outlook and a smile. He released a photo of himself on social media with a message from Bill Snyder, weather ...

MORE ON MATTHEWS

The abrupt departure of longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews Monday night, just two  minutes into his final “Hardball”, might have come as a surprise to his co-workers and viewers. Matthews was, by and large, ...

A MODEST PROPOSAL

The Newseum closed the doors on its lavish District of Columbia digs at the end of 2019, the victim of hubris, overspending, overcharging and, in recent years, the nurturing of an official hostile attitude ...

NEXTGEN LATEST

TV NewsCheck reports NAB, legal counsel for Pearl TV and the general counsel of Meredith met last week with staff of the FCC Media Bureau to discuss the transition to NextGen TV and recommend ...

WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?

From the beginning, NewsBlues has had an anonymous tipline. It’s untraceable and, if you’ve got a story, it’s a way to get the word out. You’ll find it over on the right hand column, ...

KISSING LOUISVILLE GOODBYE

Back in October, we brought you the story of WAVE reporter Sara Rivest‘s grotesque and unsolicited encounter with a boneheaded Lothario while she was out doing a live shot during a Louisville festival. The ...

OVERDUE?

Rick Gevers reported over the weekend that Mike Tomko is leaving Sinclair flagship WBFF in Baltimore at the end of the year for a job outside of television. He’s been the ND there since ...

NO PIERRE PRESSURE

Indulge us and allow for some personal reflections upon the latest career arc of former Rapid City, SD news anchor Helene Duhamel. We told you yesterday that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem had appointed ...

WISH GRANTED

We first told you last month that Circle City Broadcasting’s WISH-WNDY duopoly in Indianapolis was on the hunt for a multicultural reporter and was taking the search nationwide. Mission accomplished. Katiera Winfrey, who grew ...

FOX NEWS WINS DEFAMATION SUIT

Fox News and its CEO Suzanne Scott have defeated a $120 million lawsuit from an ex-staffer who alleged she was defamed when Scott denied knowledge of Roger Ailes’ sexual misconduct in an interview with ...

OH, THAT’S WHY!!!

This week saw an outpouring of outrage directed at CNN’s hiring of former Wisconsin Republican congressman Sean Duffy as the outlet’s latest paid gasbag (a term we use no matter the affiliation of said ...

A CLOSE CALL

For those of us who have chased storms, you gotta admit, it is fun, the rush, the chance to see Mother Nature at her best or worst and hopefully all caught on camera. Unfortunately ...

IT WASN’T JUST FARROW

Everyone who pays any attention to the machinations of network and local news remain transfixed over the revelation of Farrow’s “Catch and Kill,” especially the behind-the scenes maneuvering to kill Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein investigation. ...