Category: ICYMI

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 ...

WHEN THE SECOND ACT IS POLITICS

Former Chicago feature reporter and AM traffic anchor Dawn DeSart found herself making news last week. The former staffer at NBC O&O WMAQ was part of a “political tsunami” that carried seven Democrats — ...

ELECTION LEFTOVERS

Veteran journalist María Elvira Salazar’s maiden political outing ran aground in Miami on Tuesday. She lost the race to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress to Democrat Donna Shalala, a former President of the University ...

REPORTER HAS A NOSE FOR…MUSIC?

Reporters are said to have “a nose for news” but how about music? WGNO (ABC) reporter Kenny Lopez may also have a future in the music business. Well, maybe. A bit of clowning around ...

AND THEN THERE IS THE NEW BOSS

Petelin was not the only new face coming to KDKA at the end of the week. As we reported to you last Friday,  Kathy Hostetter, who’s been the ND for Dispatch’s WTHR in Indianaopolis, ...

HEADING WEST

Casey Clark will move west to become the ND for Meredith’s KCTV in Kansas City. Here’s the note from GM Chuck Poduska to the staff. Casey has spent the last 2+ years as ND for Hubbard’s ...

WHAT??! NO HAZARD PAY?

This is what a “less-than-lethal” impact round can do to you. It was sustained by KATU photojournalist Ric Peavyhouse while he covered a protest in Portland, Ore. on August 4th during which the right-wing ...

HANSEN TEARS JERRY JONES A NEW ONE

Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen is a national treasure. We are frequently reminded of that when one of his local sports commentaries on Tegna’s WFAA bursts into the national conscience. His latest commentary aimed squarely ...

DOBBS UNHINGED

We ran across an op-ed that asked the question “At What Point Does Lou Dobbs Become an Actual Liability For Fox?” In recent months Dobbsy has suggested the White House assign someone to slap ...

A “MOST SURREAL” ASSIGNMENT

CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy recently was one of under two dozen media personnel on hand in North Korea to witness what the North Koreans claim is the destruction of their main nuclear ...

WELL. AS LONG AS IT’S FOR A CAUSE

This morning, after much fanfare, at Tegna’s WTLV in Jacksonville, “First Coast News” anchor Lewis Turner shed his much-discussed beard. But since sweeps is over, it was best to put a community service face ...

TIME TO GO STRATEGIC

Tara Puckey will be the first director of strategic initiatives for RTDNA Pucky will assist the RTDNA and RTDNF as well as Dan Shelley in cultivating and managing business partnerships. We used to call ...

FORMER AUSTIN ANCHOR TAKES PR JOB

Seven years after leaving the anchor desk at KVUE in Austin, TX, Olga Campos has entered the wonderful world of PR. She’s joined marketing and public relations agency Bloom Communications as Community Development Director. ...

LESS FACE TIME FOR KC STALWART

It was just under four years ago that Kansas City tv veteran Joel Nichols joined the lineup of “KC Live” on Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City. Last week he indicated on Facebook that his ...

MR. WOLFORD HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

Chalk up another firing to cost-cutting. After 13 years at the anchor desk, Las Vegas anchor Steve Wolford was shown the door at Scripps’ KTNV. Wolford has nearly 40 years of experience on his ...

UH…GUYS THAT’S NOT SYRIA

Tuesday night on the “CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor,” the topic was the United States weighing the possibility of military action in Syria in response to a chemical attack on Damascus. The graphic ...

SD CONSUMER WATCHDOG IS OUT THE DOOR

We had this one ready for yesterday, but it got overlooked in the editing process. Better late than never. Or something. KUSI’s consumer reporter Michael Turko did his last desk-pounding last week. He spent ...

BETTY ANN BOWSER

Betty Ann Bowser was one of teevee news’ pioneers. Her career started at WAVY in Norfolk, VA in 1966 and by the early 70’s she was one of only two women in the newsroom ...

CNN LONDON – THE NO-FUN ZONE

If you want to pretend you’d remain cool, calm and collected if Jennifer Lawrence walked into your office, keep up the delusional front. A recent visit by Lawrence to the London Bureau of CNN ...

SNOWBOARDING WITH CASSIDY

Cassidy Quinn, a reporter for Tegna’s KGW in Portland, OR and prolific YouTube vlogger, took viewers along via “Facebook Live” as she snowboarded down a mountain near Pyeongchang, South Korea. “This is playing and ...

HOLT WANTS MORE DIVERSITY AT WKRN

A year after she stepped away from the anchor desk at Nexstar’s WKRN in Nashville, veteran anchor/producer/reporter Anne Holt decided the time was right to dress down her bosses over the lack of diversity ...

TEEVEE PHOTOGRAPHER PUTS FAMILY FIRST

Chad Darnell, assistant chief photographer, at Paxton’s WPSD in Paducah, KY. is a guy who’s got his priorities in order. Just after Darnell dropped his daughter off at Marshall County High School Wednesday morning ...

UNIVISION DUMPS TWO – COST CUTTING?

Univision’s morning show “Despierta América” is minus two air personalities with the dropping of  Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura Stephen was a 15-year Univision veteran. Both hosted specialty segments on the AM program. A ...

KIDS, SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL…

You gotta love those anomalous weather events that tempt reporters into stunts like frying an egg on the sidewalk on a hot August day, doing a standup outside in a hurricane so they can ...

‘SCUSE ME WHILE I REAPPEAR

 With barely a ripple, anchor Don Postles of Nexstar’s WIVB in Buffalo, NY slipped back into his usual anchor chair after an unexplained absence of several weeks. Whatever the still-officially-unexplained reason, it appeared to ...

TUBA SERENADE

Tubas aren’t your normal accompaniment to a fine dining experience. What if the tuba is played by the dude who does the weather on your local tv station? The time: Tuesday night. The place: ...

VIN SCULLY HAS SUNDAYS FREE

Over the weekend at the Pasadena Civic Center in California, the legendary Vin Scully was the main attraction at something called “An Evening With Vin Scully.” And, as you might expect with a Hall ...

FIRE FORCES EVACUATION AT WRAL

  Something like this can certainly mess up planning for the late newscast. A fire Friday night in Raleigh, NC forced the evacuation of the newsroom at  Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL. The alarm went out ...