Category: The Water Cooler

WE’RE WITH HIM

It was horrifying enough back in August of 2015 to endless replays of the on-air murder of reporter Allison Parker. To have it ghoulishly live on with YouTube videos and other online outfits is ...

WHERE WILL HE LAND?

The way things looks right now, if MSNBC executives can ever come to some sort of conclusion to a schedule shuffle, the possible acquisition of Shepard Smith WON’T include a prime-time slot for him. ...

UMMMMM……

For some reason, someone saw fit to post the entire footage from former WPBF reporter/anchor Farron Salley‘s DUI arrest online. The incident occurred just over a year ago, when Salley was pulled over by ...

A RETURN IN THE WORKS?

It’s been six years since Bob Sirott left the anchor chair at Fox-owned WFLD in Chicago and two years since he and his wife, former anchor Marianne Murciano were dropped by Cumulus Media’s WLS ...

AN IDEA WORTH EXPANDING

Enterprise journalism too often goes by the wayside amid corporate mergers, newsroom downsizing and consultant/corporate meddling. So it is refreshing to see Scripps placing a focus on enterprise reporting through a new partnership with ...

OH PLEASE…..

At Tegna’s WKYC in Cleveland, they are thrilled….ABSOLUTELY THRILLED…to welcome Emily Mayfield to the “news” team as a “special correspondent.” “We are thrilled to welcome Emily to the 3News family,” said noticeably verklempt gm ...

A SACRAMENTO RESURFACING

Former news directors can be like bad pennies. They just keep turning up when least expected and in unlikely locales. For instance, Jill Manuel, a former television news executive in Chicago and Cleveland, is ...

EXECUTIVE SHUFFLE AT MSNBC

The moribund numbers at MSNBC post-Mueller has led to a shake-up in the executive suites. SVP of Programming and Development Jonathan Wald and MSNBC executive editor Dan Arnall are taking over the daytime lineup ...

PELLEY POINTS THE FINGER

Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley claimed on CNN‘s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday that he lost his job as anchor of the network news program because he “wouldn’t stop complaining to management” about ...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

No doubt you watched the Texas Tech-Virginia thriller last night which ended in overtime. Virginia beat Texas Tech 85-77 to win its first NCAA men’s basketball title a year after becoming the first No. 1 ...

STAFF GOES BLUE FOR STAFFER

In case you missed it,  March was Colon Cancer Awareness month. This cancer has hit close to home to folks at WKRG (CBS).  Their Assignment Editor, 45-year-old Jennifer Rogers, was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer ...

KEEPING HER OPTIONS OPEN

Being the newly-minted fourth, or co-co-co-co-anchor of “CBS News This Morning” doesn’t mean that Bianna Golodryga is giving up her contributing and fill-in anchor role at CNN. She’s hanging on to that gig, having ...