Category: ICYMI

REPORTING FROM HOME = BLOOPERS

We love ourselves some good news bloopers.  If there’s any bright side to the age of the self-quarantine, maybe it’s the amount of reporters being caught off guard when on the air:  

WEATHERMAN LOSES IN COURT

You’ll recall we told you last year about former WHEC (NBC) meteorologist Jeremy Kappell.  Kappell was fired by WHEC management in January 2019 after saying what the station said was a racial slur about ...

FOOTBALL GAME RERUNS

Nothing like watching an old rerun of a show from days gone by, perhaps “Happy Days” or “Gomer Pyle” but Football and Basketball games? Now, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association ...

TRUMP FAMILY VS. ACOSTA

Well, last night the President took a few steps to calm markets and increasing fears of U.S. citizens, as more coronavirus cases rise and the economy craters. President  Trump said that the U.S. will suspend all ...

MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS VS CORONAVIRUS

The NHL, NBA, and MLS  have closed all teams’ locker rooms to media due to coronavirus concerns. As the virus, officially known as COVID-19, continues to spread, the leagues sent out a memo instructing ...

FOX HOST BRAIN TUMOR

Britt McHenry, a host for the streaming news network Fox Nation, will undergo surgery to treat a brain tumor, Deadline reports. McHenry, who also was a rising star during a controversial stint at ESPN, will ...

CORD CUTTING CONTINUES

More than five million U.S. households cut the pay-television cord in 2019 in search of cheaper and more flexible entertainment. Tuesday, AT&T released its answer to that trend: AT&T TV, a Google assistant-equipped set-top ...

FACE FILTER

A TV news reporter in North Carolina is going viral this week after he did a serious live report with wacky face filters accidentally turned on. WLOS ABC 13 anchor Justin Hinton was doing an ...

ANCHOR ON A STAMP

The U.S. Postal Service has put the late Gwen Ifill on a stamp, honoring a journalist whose face and voice were known to millions. Gwen Ifill was the first African American woman to host ...

ANCHOR GOES ALL OUT FOR V-DAY

If the traditional candlelight dinner and roses won’t make your Valentine’s heart go pitter-patter, this date-night surely will! It’s the ‘Love Bites’ event at House of Torment, and Trevor Scott got to go behind the scenes in ...

THIS IS WORTH MENTIONING

Gray TV’s DC crew worked hard during this weeks State of the Union for it’s affiliates. There is a ton of planning, scheduling, and some luck to make it all happen, especially as news ...

PREGAME INCLUDES TRUMP

FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sean Hannity will conduct a sit-down interview with President Donald J. Trump which will air during the FOX SUPER BOWL PREGAME SHOW on Sunday, February 2nd beginning at approximately 3:30 ...

MISSING HOUSTON ANCHOR

KTRK (ABC) morning anchor Samica Knight has not been on air in weeks, nor has she posted to social media since January 7, 2020. “Unfortunately that is about all I can tell you about ...

GET US OUTTA HERE

Some of us have worked in a few stations that we’ll just say didn’t have a lot of money for operating expenses, so random things like no microwave in the break room to limited ...

THE GOAT

Ken Jennings defeated legendary champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter in the storied game show’s first-ever Greatest of All Time — or GOAT — tournament on Tuesday night. “It has taken 15 years for ...

AUSSIE PRANK

Raging wildfires haven’t doused the Aussies’ sense of humor. A Scottish TV reporter was duped into donning full body armor over the weekend so she could safely hold what locals told her is one ...

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

What should have been a normal day at work took a turn for the surreal for one TV journalist, when he was relentlessly pursued by a pig — live on air. Lazos Mantikos was ...

FIRED DUE TO BECK

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker fired the director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in September after a state watchdog found he violated procedures by lending an “irreplaceable and priceless” handwritten copy of ...

GIVING THANKS

When you think of November, your brain automatically goes to THANKSGIVING or if you are athletically inclined, the local turkey trot. Regardless it’s always nice to see a Journalist give thanks to the community ...

BACK IN THE SADDLE

You know how it goes in the news business. You are hired for one shift, someone takes maternity leave or is fired and you are ‘volunteered’ for another shift. You just hope the news ...

FIRE LEVELS ANCHOR’S HOME

Oklahoma City news anchor Abigail Ogle lost her home to a massive fire last week. Fortunately, all escaped the blaze, pets included, and no one was injured.   Ogle is the evening news anchor ...

TRUMP VIDEO

After a violent video depicting President Donald Trump on a murder rampage against members of the media and political opponents was shown during a conference at a Trump resort, the people “killed” in the video have called on ...

CRICKET INVASION

For the past several days, the stations in Austin Texas have been reporting about swarms of crickets appearing just about everywhere. From downtown restaurant walls to the State Capitol, the grass has come alive ...

AND THEN THIS POPPED UP

Former NBC Today Show Host Matt Lauer is back, this time on social media. A tipster spotted him on his daughter Romy‘s TikToc channel. Looks like he was having some Father-Daughter fun. Romy posted ...

NEWS CHOPPER TARGETED

Speaking of being shot, KSAT (ABC) helicopter pilot, William “Dusty” Brittain, was targeted by laser pointer Monday. Brittain was flying some 1500 feet in the air over downtown San Antonio, getting beauty shots of ...

ANCHOR SHARES PSA

After months of covering up her painful skin rash, one Miami news anchor is opening up and revealing her makeup-free face. Frances Wang decided to share her experience and her bare face as a ...

IN RECOVERY

Looking  none the worse for wear –except for that godawful hospital gown, “Today Show” host, weatherman and raconteur Al Roker appears to be well on the road to recovery from hip replacement surgery. Pre–surgery, ...

VALIDATION, THY NAME IS “RETWEET”

The new endorsement of one’s career is evidently the relative fame of whoever retweets your stuff. Down in Augusta Georgia, reporter Autumn Johnson of Nexstar’s WJBF caught the attention of a former president with ...

JUMPING NETWORKS

The new NBC News second-in-command Washington D.C. bureau chief strolled across the street for the job. Chloe Arensberg was the Washington-based “CBS This Morning” senior producer and had been with the network for the ...

SPEAKING OF SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio lifestyle co-host and reporter Roma Villavicencio is celebrating 10 years of being cancer free. In April 2009, Villavicencio was diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer. “The KENS (CBS) Morning co-host was 21 ...

IT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE

Seems like we are seeing more and more, incidents involving Journalist’s being pushed around for simply doing their job, and it’s not only happening here but abroad. Last week,  TV news channel Aaj Tak’s ...

OUCH

A television reporter was recovering from surgery Tuesday after a man punched him on camera during a protest last week in Mexico City. Reporter Juan Manuel Jiménez was covering a protest over violence against ...

VERY INTERESTING

Chicago media watchdog  Robert Feder reports after 16 years as a high-profile sports anchor in Chicago, is Ryan Baker switching to news? No one will say for sure, but Baker has been spending the week alongside Erin ...

BACK IN THE RING FOLLOWING A KISS

The California State Athletic Commission, which met Monday in San Diego, lifted a suspension on a boxer who had been barred from fights in California since forcing a kiss on a television reporter during ...

CHICAGO REPORTER TACKLES RACISM

WGN TV reporter Courtney Gousman is “sick to her stomach” after seeing racially-insensitive imagery in traffic recently. On her Facebook page, she posted a picture of a “noose” sticker attached to a gas tank. She wrote: “Saw this on ...

KFSM GETS NEW DIGS

KFSM (CBS) is now broadcasting from their new Studio in Fayetteville, AR. 23,500 sq/ft of goodness assembled by hard working crews. Some employees began moving into the $10 million building in late May.  A ...

PHOTOGRAPHERS VS. REPORTERS

Ah, the Ying-Yang of TV Newsrooms. Photographers and Reporters go together like Donny & Marie Osmond. One is a little bit country, the other rock and roll. While we are joking, and everyone knows ...

AH SO TRUE

If you chase storms for your station, how many times have you seen Joe Six-Pack pulled to the side of the road, holding their cellphone up, hoping to get a shot of the impending ...

AH, THE LIVE SHOT TAG

It’s been said the tag to a live shot is just as important as the intro and you’ll see why below. Perhaps if this WGN (Antenna TV) reporter had worded his tag a bit ...

HOUSTON REPORTER ANNOUNCES BIG NEWS

If you live in Texas, you’ve probably seen reporter Brittany Jeffers either in Dallas or Houston. That’s because she has worked in both places and now resides in the Bayou City.  This week she ...

BAYER SAYS ITS HAD ENOUGH OF LAURA

Has Bayer reached a breaking point with Fox opinion shows?  A report says the pharma and agricultural giant will stop advertising on TV shows hosted by Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson. The latest reported move, attributed to anonymous ...

BUT WHY…???

As you likely know by now, the sudden and unexpected death of Miami reporter-anchor Todd Tongen was the result of suicide. The popular WPLG journalist was found dead in his home Monday. He was ...

DID YOU SEE THIS?

A Chinese state TV anchor and a host from Fox Business, whose sparring over the U.S.-China trade war has been avidly followed on Chinese social media, brought their duel to the American cable network ...

FINALLY AN APOLOGY

We’ve been following this story for weeks now.  San Francisco Police raided a freelance journalist’s home May 10th. The raid at the home and office of stringer journalist Bryan Carmody on May 10 was in connection ...

THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

We told you last Wednesday that John LaPorte was leaving Tribune’s WITI in Milwaukee after more than eight years there and hinted he was headed west. LaPorte is going to Cox Media’s KIRO in ...

NEW ORLEANS LEGEND DIES

A familiar voice to many in New Orleans has gone silent. On paper, Ronnie Virgets wrote the way he spoke, and on TV and radio he spoke like the dyed-in-the-wool New Orleanian he was, ...

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

Houston Texas Media Blogger Mike Mcguff reports  KSAT (ABC) San Antonio’s Bill Barajas is joining Houston sister-station KPRC (NBC). Barajas an anchor/reporter took to social media to announce his move to the Bayou City.  “In what ...

BUH-BYE

Meteorologist Jeff Matthews, who joined Cordillera’s (soon-to-be-Scripps) KOAA in 2017, is no longer employed by the station. And that’s all you’re going to get from the Pueblo, CO station’s management. But, his abrupt departure ...

IT’S LACHLAN’S DILEMMA

Remember back when everyone thought there would be a moderation of the Fox News primetime fire and brimstone approach when Lachlan Murdoch became CEO? Ah, the stuff that dreams are made of. Gabriel Sherman, ...

MAYBE IT WAS THE GUMBO?

Weekend news anchor Brandi B Harris said Monday she was feeling much better after having to abruptly leave her newscast Sunday evening. WBRZ (ABC) reports Viewers were worried after seeing Brandi struggle through some stories and ...

FORMER ANCHOR RUNS FOR MAYOR

Former television anchorwoman Nadine Woodward is running for mayor of Spokane Washington. Woodward announced her run on last week. Woodward spent nearly 30 years as an anchor at KXLY and KREM (CBS) in Spokane. ...

TURNING THE TABLES

We’ve either experienced or seen rowdy folk during a live shot or while shooting a stand up. It takes nerves of steel to ignore someone mouthing off just out of camera range as you ...

THINGS ARE SLIGHTLY BETTER IN RADIO

Forbes reports the broadcasting and entertainment company iHeartMedia is preparing for a return to the stock market that could allow it to exit bankruptcy.  The corporate parent of about 850 American radio stations filed for ...

APRIL FOOLS RECAP

Monday was April Fools Day and Newsrooms across the country pranked each other with boxes marked donuts full of veggies instead or fake announcements. Advertisers are cashing in on the fun and some reputable ...

IS TV VIEWERSHIP DYING?

This is a question many of us talk about daily.  To the unemployed who can’t seem to land a job due to shrinking newsrooms, sure it is. Or is it? Forbes has an interesting ...

TV TO PUBLIC RADIO

A new energy’s jazzing up Minnesota Public Radio airwaves.  Angela Davis, an Emmy winner who spent more than two decades anchoring and reporting television news for WCCO (CBS)  and KSTP (ABC), joined the station ...

LIFE AFTER CNN

You may remember Bill Tush, he was the guy 16 years ago who was at all the red carpets for CNN, talking with the stars and giving the dirt before it was hip to ...

WFLA ANCHOR ARREST

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting WFLA (NBC) Morning Anchor Marco Villarreal has been arrested.  It happened Sunday night, according to jail records and the TV station. 37-tear-old Villarreal,was arrested on a charge of ...

DIVERSITY IN DENVER

You may recall this past August, when Denver longtime KUSA (NBC) anchor and reporter TaRhonda Thomas left the station to move with her family to Philadelphia.  She landed at WPVI (ABC) in Philly earlier this year ...

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

A little something called the Heimlich maneuver saved the life of KING‘s (NBC) Alex Rozier. The reporter took to social media praising the life saving procedure saying he choked while at a party. Folks ...

REPORTER VS. SNOWPLOW

Speaking of weather, we are in the middle of the winter and we thought we’d show you every reporters nightmare captured on cam a few weeks back. Laura Perrot — a reporter for WCAV ...

MONTANA SAYS PLEASE ID

A bill being considered by Montana lawmakers would require media outlets owned by out-of-state corporations to prominently identify their owners and their headquarters in large print on the front of their publications and on ...

VERNE LUNDQUIST HONORED

Verne Lundquist, was honored Tuesday at the Headliners Club in Austin Texas. Dozens turned out including KEYE (CBS) General Manager Amy Villarreal and CBS Sports guy James Brown. Money raised will fund creation of ...

MEDIA HIT LIST

Authorities arrested a United States Coast Guard lieutenant on drug and gun charges last week, but according to court documents, those charges were only the “tip of the iceberg.”  Christopher Paul Hasson is accused ...

ON SET PROPOSAL

So, just last week was Valentines day and we predicted something mushy, er, romantic would happen at a TV station and yep it did, in Indianapolis. Love was on the set in the WTTV ...

CIRCUS FINAL SHOW

You probably covered this in your newscasts a few years back, when after a run of 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, known as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” came ...

REPORT: MOONVES DUMPED STOCK

CBS’ ex-boss Les Moonves and other top execs dumped a “suspicious” amount of stock — worth more than $200 million — as an epic sexual harassment scandal engulfed the company, according to fresh allegations ...

TAMPA FIRED ANCHOR AIRS DIRTY LAUNDRY

Former WTSP (CBS) news anchor Reginald Roundtree defended his career and ethics during a radio interview Monday, the first time he’s spoken publicly since he was fired from the TV station.  Speaking on WFLA ...

FOX ANCHOR: DIRTY SECRET

There’s always something interesting to say the least said on the daily Fox and Friends Morning Show. If they aren’t plugging each others books, or exchanging gifts they sometimes tell their dirty little secrets ...

ND ISSUES SUPER CHALLENGE

We all know that the night of the Super Bowl is usually huge when it comes to the numbers of viewers. Some keep the TV on as their party rages and the keg empties, ...

REPORTERS DETAINED & HANDCUFFED

A pair of Columbia South Carolina  TV reporters were detained Tuesday and handcuffed by security officers at a troubled public housing complex where two men died this month. Jenna Kurzyna and Susan Ardis from ...

KDKA LOOKING FOR CHYRON PERSON

A Pittsburgh TV station has fired the employee responsible for adding a “Known Cheater” graphic under Tom Brady during footage of him speaking at the Patriots send-off rally on Sunday. @KDKA throwing the shade at Brady ? pic.twitter.com/ZPs7gLU8Lf ...

THE CASE OF THE MISSING SPORTSCASTER

More than a month after sportscaster Anthony Amey left Cox-owned WSB in Hotlanta after nearly nine years, viewers are still evidently wondering what happened to him and we’re getting questions. Somehow, they missed it ...

KDFW MORNING SHOW UPDATE

KDFW (FOX) has named veteran reporter and overall nice guy Brandon Todd to be the permanent co-anchor of the station’s 4 to 6 a.m. portions of weekday morning show in Dallas Texas.  He joins Hanna ...

REPORTER LOSES COOL ON AIR

Philadelphia station WTXF (FOX)  sent reporter Chris O’Connell to New Orleans for Sunday’s NFC divisional game between the Eagles and the Saints. As part of his live shot, the station had O’Connell report from ...

A CHRISTMAS STORY

So, hopefully, everyone had a nice Christmas, even those who had to put in a day at the office. Not sure about you, but for some reason, an empty newsroom at 8:30 AM Christmas ...

COMINGS AND GOINGS

WTNH  in New Haven has hired meteorologist Ashley Baylor from Nexstar sister station WAVY in Norfolk/Hampton Roads Virginia. Before working at WAVY, she spent 4 years at WWLP in Springfield, MA. ———— After 22 ...

GOTTA BECAREFUL WITH WEB PHOTOS

A federal judge ruled Esquire’s parent company is liable for copyright infringement for publishing a photo snapped by a guest showing President Donald Trump crashing a wedding at Trump National Golf Club.  On Monday, ...

WELL, HE TRIED…

The mayor of Newburgh Heights, OH was so offended by a WEWS investigative report on his village’s billing practices that he convinced a couple of councilman to join in a lawsuit against the station, ...

THE BIG 25

Belinda Jensen has been believing and selling the weather at KARE (NBC) for 25 years now, first as a weekend forecaster and now as chief meteorologist.  She’s also been the Twin Cities station Saturday ...

SINGING REPORTER

WXII (NBC) reporter Meredith Stutz took holiday song requests while covering Winter Storm Diego in Mount Airy, North Carolina. This may be the best live shot from the winter storm so far. Watch out Jim Cantore…can you ...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

A very large opossum walked right through a reporter’s live shot last week about holiday traffic for the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Thankfully, WCBS‘ Jenna DeAngelis was unaware of the unscripted cameo. Opossum crashes WCBS reporter Jenna ...