Category: In The News

TRUMP TO CNN: YOU’RE PATHETIC

The president didn’t exactly mince words. During a recent White House Coronavirus Taskforce (cape color to be announced soon) press conference, the president dedicated a portion of the time that Americans are looking for ...

GOING ROGUE AT CNN

There is a certain amount of freedom and responsibility that goes into being the person who crafts the chyrons.   In some newsrooms, there is a predetermined collection of banners from which the writer ...

TRUMP TO WHO: DROP DEAD

President Trump used his Monday press conference to: Show a film that can widely be considered propaganda as it chronicled his administration’s actions and reactions in the coronavirus pandemic, yet let out the entire ...

WHITE HOUSE VS VOICE OF AMERICA

The White House is on the attack.  The target however is not “Fake news CNN,” or “the do-nothing democrats.”  The surprise attack came against the congressionally funded Voice of America, the U.S. broadcaster that ...

AMERICA RATES CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

54% of Americans rate the media’s response to the coronavirus outbreak positively according to the Pew Research Center and a survey conducted March 19-24.  Specifically, those U.S. adults have classified the job of the ...

TEGNA VS. SOOHYUNG KIM

It’s a quit the fracas between TEGNA and shareholder Standard General, led by Soohyung Kim, the financial group demanding seats on the company’s Board of Directors. The action has heated up with both parties pitching shareholders ...

FACTS MATTER, JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY

Thirteen fact-checking organizations around the world have two reasons to celebrate this April 2. It is the International Fact-Checking Day and their projects have been selected to receive flash grants to help fight misinformation ...

CBS NEWS ACKNOWLEDGES ERROR

During a report about an overflowing and overwhelmed New York City Hospital, CBS News ran footage that wasn’t shot in the Big Apple, but rather the big boot. CBS News has acknowledged that alarming ...

COVID-19 CLAIMS A CBS EXEC

Sadly, there is yet another media figure who has succumbed to COVID-19. Maria Mercader, an award-winning journalist for CBS News, passed away on Sunday from coronavirus. The Manhattan-based reporter and news producer was 54. ...

HOW STATIONS ARE COPING PT. 1

Remote offices, more field and home anchoring. Starting this morning, Robin Roberts will begin telecommuting, hosting ABC’s “Good Morning America” from her home as the coronavirus spreads. Anchors are social distancing in the studio ...

MIA AT 30 ROCK

“Today” hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin were absent from the morning show Monday after an employee who works on the show’s third hour tested positive for the coronavirus, host Savannah Guthrie announced. Guthrie ...

CBS SHUTS DOWN NY OFFICE

CBS News shut down its New York City headquarters for cleaning and disinfecting on Wednesday after two of its employees tested positive for coronavirus. Employees will be asked to work remotely for the next two ...

CARLSON CALLS OUT TRUMP

While some of his colleagues have downplayed coronavirus fears, Tucker Carlson over the last few weeks has taken a much different approach. And that approach was on full display Monday night when Carlson seemed ...

MEANWHILE OVER AT CNN

CNN started using the term “pandemic” Monday to describe the coronavirus outbreak. “It is not a decision we take lightly,” CNN chief medial correspondent Sanjay Gupta explained. “While we know it sounds alarming, it should ...

A FAMILY TRAGEDY

Police are trying to determine why a former pastor from the Houston area fatally shot his wife and 11-year-old son, tried to strangle his daughter, then killed himself. Richard Logan, 53, killed 48-year-old Diana ...

FACEBOOK WANTS OUT OF SUIT

So, we first reported last September that a Philadelphia news anchor said a photograph of her was used without her permission to promote online dating websites and erectile dysfunction products – and she sued ...

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

Former News 12 (Independent) Long Island anchor Diane McInerney is engaged to singer-songwriter Don Felder, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with his former band the Eagles.  Felder, 72, and McInerney, 48, became ...

SAY WHAT?

New Mexico State senators kicked a television reporter out of a public committee meeting this past Thursday, telling her she was not allowed to film the hearing. Rachel Knapp, who covers the Legislature for ...

YIKES!

A top aide to Miami’s mayor and former TV news reporter has been charged with groping a teenager at City Hall and sending him a photo of a penis, police said. Rene Pedrosa, who ...

TRAIL BLAZERS-REPORTER TEAM UP

Brooke Olzendam is known in Portland as a courtside reporter for the Trail Blazers but passionate about more than basketball. Brooke launched a campaign this month to raise awareness about heart health called “Brooke ...

OKLAHOMA BROADCAST HALL OF FAME

Some locals in the Oklahoma market have been inducted into that States hall of fame. Lori Fullbright, longtime reporter for KOTV/Tulsa News on 6, Tony Stizza, photojournalist for more than 25 years at KTVY ...

ANCHOR ACCIDENT

KDKA (CBS) Pittsburgh  anchor Susan Koeppen  was involved in an accident. The station reports it happened Friday afternoon in a downtown parking garage, when Koeppen reportedly hit and injured a pedestrian while driving. Susan ...

ANCHOR-PEDESTRIAN CAR MISHAP

Longtime KDKA news anchor Susan Koeppen struck a woman with her car in a Downtown Pittsburgh parking garage last Friday. To the station’s credit, the accident was reported Saturday by KDKA during its 11 ...

DIGITAL DOMINATION

From the Mueller investigation’s paralyzing grip on Washington to breaking news and exclusive reports from around the nation and world, Fox News Digital dominated online news in 2019, garnering a staggering 19.5 billion visits. ...

MEINCKE ON THE MEND

Former Chicago tv news mainstay Paul Meincke is on the mend in Los Angeles after undergoing emergency surgery for a torn aorta. “This was most certainly one of those unexpected bumps in the road,” ...

ON THE MEND

Bill Vessey, chief meteorologist at Tegna’s KIII in Corpus Christie, TX has been inexplicably missing in recent weeks and viewers were beginning to wonder what was up. Turns out that in November, Vessey suffered ...

DEMAND RETRACTION; EXPECT NOTHING

It figures it would happen on Laura Ingraham’s conspiracy fest and it is highly unlikely that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will get the retraction he’s asking for because…well, it’s Fox News primetime, whose motto ...

DOH! WRONG GARRETT, TWITTERHEADS!

Want proof that Twitter types aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer? When Twits wanted to express their displeasure over the vicious assault of Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Mason Rudolph by Browns’ defensive player Myles ...

CHICAGO ANCHOR SUSPENDED

Texts of nude photos, allegations of revenge porn and intimations of a triangle involving two woman and Chicago anchor Rafer Weigel has led to  Weigel’s suspension by Fox-owned WFLD. Without pay and at the ...

DEBATE HOSTS NAMED

The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia will have four moderators, MSNBC announced on Wednesday — and all of them are women. Moderating the Nov. 20 event, which is being co-hosted by MSNBC and ...

CRASH LAWSUIT

The family of former WVUE (FOX) news anchor Nancy Parker, who died in an August plane crash in New Orleans, has filed suit against the owner of the plane and the maker of the ...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A new book out today brings up some interesting points about modern Journalism. “Resistance at All Costs: How Trump Haters are Breaking America,” by, Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal examines how far ...

THE BAD BREAKUP CONTINUES

If they weren’t the number one cable news network by a mile or so, we’d almost feel sorry for Fox News Channel. Here’s a top-rated cable channel that devotes at least five to seven ...

TV CREW COMES TO THE RESCUE

Tropical Storm Imelda’s destructive visit to Texas created lots of scary moments, none more scary than the trapped mom and her two kids in a car inundated with floodwaters in Kingwood TX. The mom ...

GONE TOO SOON

A tragic story relayed to us by Amy Sullivan, the news director at Sinclair’s KGBT in Harlingen, TX…. Alex Herbst, a meteorologist and reporter for CBS 4, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the age ...

DORIAN MOVING UP US COAST

It’s now Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas turn to brace for impact as Hurricane Dorian, much diminished down to a Category 2 storm, finally begins to move away from the Bahamas and starts heading ...

ANCHOR LAWSUIT

Rob Stafford, the veteran news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, said he contracted a rare blood disorder after he was exposed to toxic chemicals emitted by the west suburban Willowbrook facility of Sterigenics International. Blogger Robert ...

UM…

A new study by the Media Research Center finds that CNN and MSNBC host Democratic Representatives and Senators seven times more frequently than their Republican counterparts, and most often use Democratic talking points to ...

NOLA TRAGEDY

The city of New Orleans is still reeling over the accidental of a beloved local news person. Nancy Parker, a longtime, popular anchor at Gray’s WVUE in New Orleans was killed Friday in a ...

KEEPING THEM OFF THE STREET

Nexstar has helped thousands of homeless pets find homes over this past year.  Nexstar reports in 2018, it’s stations across the country helped facilitate more than 14,000 pet adoptions as part of the NBC and ...

DOUBLE STANDARD?

We’re old enough to remember the times when schoolchildren would be escorted by National Guardsmen into newly-desegregated schools and would have to walk past an angry gauntlet of people shouting “Go back where you ...

LESTER HOLT AWARD

Arizona State University is awarding its 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Lester Holt, news anchor for NBC. Holt has anchored NBC’s flagship “Nightly News” broadcast since 2015, following eight years as anchor ...

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME LAWSUITS?

A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and “slightly modified” it to introduce “Sunday Night Football” to viewers last season.  The lawsuit in ...

THE ABC O&O FAIL

We’d love to know who that mysterious “overnight producer” within the Disney ABC O&O division was who “accidentally” posted the thinly-disguised “birthday card” for Donald Trump whose real purpose was to harvest more names ...

SPEAKING OF STORMS

If you were watching the Oklahoma market Monday, the stations were wall to wall with coverage as we previously mentioned. While the storms were not as bad as predicted Def-con 6 style, they were ...