Category: People in the News

EASIEST FACT-CHECK EVER

No historian needed here. John Berman of CNN‘s “New Day” fact-checked President Trump’s comments about the influenza pandemic. “The closest thing is in 1917, they say, right? The great pandemic certainly was a terrible ...

FROM NEWS TO POLITICS

Former Peoria WEEK-TV journalist Denise Jackson announced she will challenge incumbent Denise Moore for the 1st District spot on the City Council. A board member of Southside Community United for Change and a substitute ...

STYLE AS STATEMENT 

When Treasure Roberts wore her hair in braids while appearing on WMBD/WYZZ News earlier this week, most viewers in Peoria, Illinois, probably didn’t think twice of it. But it was a pretty big deal for the reporter/fill-in ...

KEILING IT 

Variety is out today with a deep-dive piece on CNN anchor Brianna Keilar’s rise at CNN, highlighting some of her contentious interviews with Trump officials in recent weeks – according to CNNcommentary.com.  “She will not move ...

DID YOU MAKE THE CUT?

Well, sadly, for the fifth month in a row, with bitter sweetness, we’re “gladly” bringing you a pallet cleanse from the worlds of COVID-19, civil unrest and a presidential election – in the form ...

REGIS PHILBIN DEAD AT 88

Regis Philbin has died. The beloved television star, whose career spanned 60 years,  was 88 years-old. According to a family statement shared with PEOPLE magazine “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed ...

ON THE MOVE…

WNEM-TV, the Meredith owned CBS affiliate in Flint/Saginaw, MI, is looking for a new general manager. Julie Zoumbaris left the station this week after 2 1/2 years as GM. She had worked for WNEM ...

THIS COULD GET UGLY

The love affair between President Trump and Fox News is seemingly over.   In fact, the president is already well into a rebound relationship with home-wrecker OAN.  But old habits die hard. President Trump ...

NEW JOB, NEW LAWSUIT

Well, it’s a good thing MSNBC rid itself of all that controversy when Chris Matthews hit the brick.   Joy Reid was recently named as the replacement in Matthews’ coveted time-slot.   But hold ...

MILWAUKEE MORNINGS

WITI-TV (Channel 6) reporter Suzanne Spencer, who almost exactly a year ago was promoted to anchor the station’s Saturday evening newscast, will co-anchor the Milwaukee Fox affiliate’s morning news starting Aug. 3. Spencer broke the ...

THE RACE IS ON

Jeff Zucker is in the midst of a race race.    According to Deadline, CNN’s Chief announced the expansion of its beat covering race, with plans for several new positions. Delano Massey will lead the beat, and ...

I’M SORRY… WHAT!?

Today, in our feature entitled “Stop writing memos after you’ve clearly taken multiple Ambien,” according to OhioValleyResource.org, a west Kentucky television station manager told his employees they need his permission before getting tested for ...

SHE REALLY DOESN’T KNOW?

Different reporters prepare for interviews in different ways.  Some craft and draft  questions in the exact way they want them offered.  Some like to hit prepared bullet points.  Others feel confident after enough research ...

TUCK VS. DUCK

On the one hand, Tucker Carlson is on a high, recently coming off his highest ratings of all-time.  So, PR-wise, how could it be one of the worst weeks ever in the short history ...

HUGH DOWNS, DEAD AT 99

Hugh Downs, the legendary TV broadcaster whose career has spanned more than six decades, died on Wednesday. He was 99. Molly Shaheen, his great-niece, confirmed his death. In 1978, Downs began anchoring “20/20’s” second ...

YOU GOT THIS CARA!

WPXI-TV reporter Cara Sapida has revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She made the announcement on social media (full status below). “I’m praying one of these mornings soon enough I will ...

ANCHOR TESTS POSITIVE

It’s the virus that has so many reporters breaking the number one rule.  Through no fault of their own, they’re becoming the story. According to LMTonline, KGNS news director and news anchor Jerry Garza ...

REED ON SYSTEMIC RACISM

Sharon Reed is a former anchor in Atlanta, Cleveland and St. Louis. In her travels she has encountered some real newsroom boneheads even, appallingly, in the management ranks. She has some thoughts and anecdotes ...

HALLELUJAH FOR HANRAHANS

In a story NewsBlues has been following, we’re pleased to bring you great news out of the heart of central Pennsylvania.    CBS 21 News anchor Robb Hanrahan has left the hospital after suffering a “massive ...

OH FOR CHRISTI SAKE!

CNN’s New Day Weekend anchor Christi Paul apologized for saying “gypped” on-the-air.  Someone on Twitter called her out for doing, citing the “stigma attached to being Roma/Gypsies.” As NPR notes, “the term [gypped] carries ...

HOUSTON GM HAS COVID-19

KTRK ABC13 is reporting that its own President and General Manager, Wendy Granato, has tested positive for COVID-19. This is reportedly at least the second positive result for a Houston television staffer. Channel 13 anchor ...

NEWSMAX’S NEW DOC

Surgeon Dr. David Samadi has joined Newsmax TV as lead medical contributor. Samadi is director of men’s health and urologic oncology at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York. He will comment on coronavirus news ...

MOUTON MOVING ON

KSAT-12 “Good Morning San Antonio” and “KSAT 12 News @ Noon” anchor Leslie Mouton surprised social media followers by posting her immediate resignation: “Big changes! After almost 21 years I am starting a new chapter ...

YOU LEARN THAT AT SEMINARY?

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against an upstate New York man, charging him with stalking local TV news reporter Charlie Specht, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said 62-year-old Paul E. ...

CHICAGO’S ATTACK ON MEDIA

Journalists around the country are paying a price for doing nothing else than their jobs, supposedly protected by the First Amendment. According to RobertFeder.com, the phenomena’s been rampant in Chicago, where the hazards of ...

FORECAST DREARY FOR PEREZ

After 7 years on the job, popular morning and noon weather anchor Maclovio Perez was seen being escorted from the KRIS/KZTV  building in Corpus Christi Tuesday afternoon – according to sources. An escort out happens ...

NYC AS Z-NATION?

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, has toyed with idea of running for mayor of New York City publicly since 2015.  Now, in a New York Times interview, he said quite directly that he will run ...

NOBODY SAFE AT CBS

Chopping Block Station, otherwise known as “CBS” has led other sheep to the slaughter. Veteran White House correspondent Mark Knoller has reportedly been laid off by CBS News. Knoller has been at CBS News for 32 ...

CNN REPORTERS PEPPER-SPRAYED

Amid a protest in Hong Kong regarding the city’s legislative council debating the controversial bill, CNN senior international correspondent Anna Coren was pepper-sprayed as the security tried to disperse the crowd. China approved a ...