WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo ventured into enemy territory Monday, reporting from Boston ahead of game three of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Like any good guest, Tomasulo did not arrive empty-handed. As a result, Tomasulo made some new friends … and some new enemies. (Video after the jump.)
Andre Brooks has joined KSNV in Las Vegas as dayside executive producer, overseeing the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. He comes from KGTV in San Diego, where he was the morning executive producer.
Herb Anderson has joined Telemundo Las Vegas as an account manager. He comes from Revex, an export marketing and sales services firm, where he was the regional sales and marketing manager covering Latin America and Africa.
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We know it’s a month old, but good comedy never goes out of style. The crew at KTWO‘s “Good Morning Wyoming” took a CNN story about the latest internet sensation that is sweeping the nation called Prancercise to another level.
With the Casper, WY, ABC affiliate’s anchor Andrew Lofholm and fitness trainer Karri Snow floating above footage of Prancercise founder Joanna Rohrback doing her thing, co-anchor Ali Bradley and meteorologist John Shrable showed their best Prancercise moves.
Lofholm told TVSpy, “Originally they wanted all three of us to get up there and dance. I didn’t think I had it in me so was it decided that I would be, what our News Director dubbed, the “Tom Bergeron” of the segment. Give credit to Ali and John for being able to put themselves out there like that and dance.”
Snow suggested the pair needed athletic shoes so they wouldn’t roll their ankles and maybe some white pants to maximize the burn, while Lofholm at one point asked the two, “What exactly are you guys doing?” as if one could Prancercise wrong.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is not just focusing on buying up TV stations. The station group has announced the purchased of Dielectric, the largest maker of TV, radio and wireless transmission towers in the US, from SPX Corporation.
“Dielectric has supplied more than two-thirds of the TV industry’s high power antennas and its name is synonymous with expert engineering and quality products,” Sinclair President and CEO David Smith said in a statement. “Further, if and when a spectrum repack occurs, Dielectric will be there to support that effort.”
She announced the news on facebook, “Hi friends! I always said the only reason I’d leave OKC is to go home… I have accepted a weekend anchor job at KTVK 3TV in my hometown of Phoenix.”
Cerreta told TVSpy, “After almost seven incredible years in OKC, I’m excited to return to my family in Phoenix as weekend evening anchor at KTVK.”
Cerreta came to KOKH from KBMT in Beaumont, TX, she’s also worked in Joplin and Springfield, MO. Cerreta’s last day will be August 2.
“In the fall, an hour of ‘The Middle’ starts at 6 p.m. on WRDQ,” WFTV-WRDQ general manager Shawn Bartelt told Boedeker. “With the launch of the 4 p.m. news on WFTV, we felt it was the right time to put sitcoms in that hour, to prepare for the fall and to use some of the 6:30 resources for the 4 p.m.”
WFTV launched its 4 p.m. newscast last week.
Police said Singleton was eating breakfast while driving to work on February 19 when his 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse crossed the center line and hit a delivery truck head-on. Singleton was seriously injured in the crash, while the two men in the delivery truck were treated at a local hospital and released that day.
The Roanoke Times said Singleton pleaded not-guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving. The charge was amended to driving on the wrong side of the road, an infraction.
The station reported on Singleton’s progress in April. At the time, he was able to walk with the help of a walker.
“Channel 10 has been good to me, and I’ve worked very hard to be good for Channel 10,” De Wind said. “I don’t know yet what I’ll be doing after this. But everyone’s life has chapters, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next chapter in my life holds.”
De Wind joined WHEC in 1997 and has worked as a medical reporter and news anchor. She made the switch to sports in 2008.
It was a “near-record” year for local news, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University study. Despite a six minute drop in the average amount of news produced on weekdays in 2012, Saturday and Sunday news time rose by an average of 12 and 6 minutes, respectively, leading to a small overall increase in the amount of news produced.
The study found almost 37% of news directors reported added a newscast in 2012, with the new broadcasts mostly being added on weekends. Every hour from 4 a.m. to midnight saw at least some new newscasts, the study shows. Only 6% of news directors reported cutting a newscast.
Read the full results here.
Our sister site FishbowlNY reports Bill Evans, meteorologist for the New York ABC owned station WABC, and his wife Dana Evans are both facing charges of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in their home May 4. The couple are currently going through a divorce.
“After seeking counseling at a local domestic violence center, Dana reported the incident to the Greenwich Police,” Dana Evans’ attorney Mark Sherman said in a statement posted on Patch.com, which first reported the story. “Obviously divorces can get emotional and we expect Dana to be cleared of these charges in due time. The safety, privacy and welfare of her family continue to be her primary concern.”
Bill Evans’ attorney Phillip Russell told TVSpy, “The forecast is Sunny” for his client. Read more
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