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Many of you may remember him as the boy who made you fall in love with local news, but Paul Raphel isn’t so local anymore. Since the former Fox 5 segment producer and reporter left DC almost two years ago, he’s been with “TMZ Live” and most recently Ora TV’s “PoliticKING” producing his way through LA.
FishbowlDC recently caught up with Raphel to talk about what he’s been up to since relocating to the Hills, what he misses most about DC, and how his perceptions of Washington media have changed since relocating.
FishbowlDC: So what have you been doing since you left DC?
Paul Raphel: I left DC in June 2012 when I moved to California — without a job. I lived on my friend’s couch while searching for work. Professionally, it seemed crazy to leave a perfectly fine, full time job with no real plan but I didn’t want to live with ‘what if’s’ by not taking a chance in Los Angeles – something I always considered doing. A month after moving I was hired at TMZ to be the content producer for “TMZ Live” which, at the time, was their newest show. Our team took the show from two markets to airing on all the major FOX affiliates by September 2013. I have now moved from pop culture to politics and started working for Ora TV in January as a producer on Larry King’s political show PoliticKING. It’s been really exciting to start the year at Ora because it is a very new digital network that airs shows with recognizable names like Larry King and Jesse Ventura.
Last week we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local television. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of DC’s local TV stations as well as some of the top anchors in our market. Here’s what we found:
The takeaway: NBC 4 is by far the most socially engaged of the local stations -both in terms of the station’s brand and in terms of their anchors’. Almost all the local NBC anchors are highly active on Twitter, with weekend anchor Angie Goff and chief meteorologist* Doug Kammerer far outshining their colleagues and their competitors. CBS 9 weekend anchor Bruce Johnson also makes a strong showing. Together, the top 3 on the list have almost as many followers as the next 12 combined.
Local Television Stations
1) NBC 4 (WRC) - 62,070
2) CBS 9 (WUSA) - 45,973
3) ABC 7 (WJLA) - 41,398
4) Fox 5 (WTTG) – 26,475
5) PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,503
6) Univision 14 (WFDC) – 2,957
7) NewsChannel 8 – 2,109
Top 15 Local Anchors/Chief Meteorologists*
1) Angie Goff - 24,830 (NBC 4)
2) Doug Kammerer – 14,442 (NBC 4)
3) Bruce Johnson – 13,209 (CBS 9) 52,481
4) Jim Vance – 6,029 (NBC 4)
5) Topper Shutt – 5,741 (CBS 9)
6) Jim Handly – 5,650 (NBC 4)
7) Shawn Yancy - 5,198 (Fox 5)
8) Doreen Gentzler - 4,781 (NBC 4)
9) Aaron Gilchrist – 4,765 (NBC 4)
10) Jummy Olabanji 4,607 (ABC 7)
11) Wisdom Martin 4,227 (Fox 5)
12) Allison Seymour 4,045 (Fox 5)
13) Tony Perkins – 3,451 (Fox 5)
14) Bruce DePuyt – 3,434 (NewsChannel 8)
15) Pat Lawson Muse - 3,406 (NBC 4)
*Chief meteorologists were included in the rankings since they are one of the most visible members of a local news team.
Good morning Washington.
This Week’s Separated At Birth is Allison Seymour, the new co-anchor of “FOX 5 Morning News”
According to MyHeritage.com’s nifty face recognition database:
…looks like Beyonce Knowles?
And, Pamela Anderson?
Did you miss our earlier Separateds? Or just want to see them again? Check out Chris Cillizza, Dana Perino, Dan Steinberg, David Martin, David Bradley, Linda Greenhouse, Laura Sessions Stepp, William Arkin, Paul Singer, Ben Bradlee, John Yang, Armstrong Williams, Howard Kurtz, Tony Kornheiser, John Harris, Len Downie, David Corn, Bob Woodward, Jeff Zeleny, John McCaslin, John Hendren, Lesley Lopez, Elizabeth Shogren, Norah O’Donnell, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Brit Hume, Wolf Blitzer and David Gregory
From the release:
Allison Seymour has been named co-anchor of “FOX 5 Morning News” announced Duffy Dyer, Vice President and General Manager, WTTG-TV FOX 5. Seymour will join co-anchors Bob Sellers, Gurvir Dhindsa and Steve Chenevey, field reporter Holly Morris and weathercaster Tony Perkins. She will move in to this position on Monday, June 4th. …
Allison has served in many roles at FOX 5. Most recently, she anchored the station’s noon newscast and contributed to “FOX 5 Morning News.” She also provided reports to the “FOX 5 News at 5pm” when it launched and anchored the early morning newscast. Prior to this, she was a reporter and weekend anchor for KDNL-TV in St. Louis.