Category: In The News

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 ...

THIS KID HAS A FUTURE

New York’s Jericho Jose is a second grader who loves to cook, enjoys math and as it turns out, has a knack for TV news. It was a video project where Jericho took on ...

STANDING ON PRINCIPLE

Applause to KXRM, the Fox affiliate in Colorado Springs, Co., for not naming the two teenagers who carried out the mass shooting at the STEM school earlier this week. News director Joe Cole put ...

GETTING HIS DUE

He’s the guy you see on the occasional rainy Sunday morning as you glide over the channel selections to find something to watch. He’s the guy you stop to watch when you see he’s ...

IS THE GLOR ERA ABOUT TO END?

According to “The Hollywood Reporter”, Norah O’Donnell’s much-anticipated move to the anchor desk at the “CBS Evening News” is about to happen. And a newly-revamped “CBS This Morning” post-O’Donnell would find John Dickerson also ...

MAHOMES ADDRESS LEAKED

If you are a Kansas City Chiefs fan, here is finally a piece of great news: star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, the Madden NFL 20 cover athlete, has bought a new house. It’s big, expensive, and ...

PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER?

You folks down in the Delta may or may not know who’s behind “Mississippi Today,” a three-year-old online news site. The site fills a void left by the state’s 19 newspapers, all struggling with ...

SPEAKING OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION

A humanoid robot TV news anchor named Alex read the news yesterday on Russia-24, a state-owned television channel.  The silicone-faced anchor presented some run-of-the-mill updates — and even touched on a lurid case in which local authorities were hunting ...

BAD WEEKEND IN BOSTON

Gary LaPlante, the news executive producer at Sunbeam’s WHDH in Boston is off the schedule for awhile. Maybe longer. LaPlante was arrested over the weekend in Norfolk on charges of assault and battery and ...

ACOSTA HONORED

CNN’s Jim Acosta will be honored with the New York Press Club’s “Truth to Power” award, the organization said in a press release  Friday. The award honors “an individual whose body of work challenges ...

50th YEAR AT WKRG

50 years at one station. Wow. Some are lucky to last a year tops in this topsy-turvy industry we call TV News. Well, meet Mel Showers.  Wikipedia has this to say about him: “Melvin ...

NOW IT’S THE #SEEHER INITIATIVE

There’s an interesting piece to be found in the “New York Times” this week about something called the #SeeHer initiative, a gender equity campaign led by the Association of National Advertisers. The mission: change ...

KING PLAYS IT COOL

While R. Kelly vehemently denied sexual abuse claims in a charged interview for Wednesday’s “CBS This Morning,” many in Twitter-land had their eye on interviewer Gayle King. In addition to #RKellyInterview, Gayle became a trending topic on ...

WPLG REPORTER DETAINED

A doorman at Cody Weddle‘s Venezuelan residence Wednesday said a squad of five men wearing black uniforms demanded entry and left with the journalist in custody.  Weddle has reported from Venezuela for more than ...

HERE COMES GANGLAND NEWS

Well, it was just a matter of time before something like this popped up and its the latest internet sensation. Gangland News is filling a niche largely ignored by mainstream news. The trailblazer for ...

STEPHANOPOULOS SIGNS WITH ABC

George Stephanopoulos has signed a new four-year deal with ABC News. The NY Post cites sources saying that the broadcasting veteran — who’s been with the network since 2002 and anchors both “Good Morning America” ...

FAKE NEWS

China‘s state-run press agency has welcomed its first female AI anchor who will join its growing team of virtual presenters.   The female AI newsreader will make her professional debut during the upcoming meetings of ...

NFL OWNER RETALIATES AGAINST ESPN

Last January, ESPN.com ran a less-than flattering and quite lengthy piece about the incompetent stewardship of Jimmy Haslam, owner of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. That piece, a fascinating read by Seth Wickersham is evidently ...

FOX INVESTIGATES SPORTSCASTER

Fox Sports says it was “looking into” allegations of sexual assault made against basketball analyst Corey Maggette.  Meredith Watson, the woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her, has said that ...

SPORTS DIRECTOR FIRED

KBMT (ABC/NBC) is looking for a new Sports Director.  The station issued this story: “12News was made aware of an incident involving our Sports Director Lance Edwards. Beaumont police tell us Lance was arrested ...

NOT WITH A BANG, BUT A WHIMPER

What had been long predicted by many, including here, is coming true. The Newseum’s hard times have gotten even harder. The Freedom Forum – the primary bag-holder of the overblown institution’s current $300 million ...

ON THE OTHER HAND…

When Fox News did weigh in on the Buzzfeed story on Friday morning, try as they might, they couldn’t get White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley to flat-out deny the report. “This is absolutely ludicrous ...

FREUDIAN SLIP MAYBE?

Another day, another tv talking head prepares for an apology tour because it is seemingly impossible for some people to simply say the name “Martin Luther King, Jr.” without turning it into a racial ...

BEZOS & TV ANCHOR

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has been secretly having a relationship with Lauren Sanchez, a former TV anchor and the wife of Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell.  The world’s richest man Bezos just announced his divorce from wife of 25 ...