By Andrew Gauthier on July 18, 2012 4:22 PM
“For us, believe me, this is a dream come true,” said Dan. Read more
Reporter Pooja Lodhia, who joined KTRK in April, was set to do a live shot at the top of the ABC O&O’s 10 p.m. newscast when a technical hiccup caused her to be unable to hear her colleagues at the station. The result was half a minute of Lodhia standing in front of the camera, not knowing that she was on the air (video above). Read more
“After 25 years in the broadcast industry and 10 great years at ABC15 News, I have decide to re-invent myself,” he wrote on Facebook. “Some say it’s crazy! Others call it courageous! Either way, it resulted in my resignation from a job I truly love, at a place I couldn’t wait to get to each day, working with some of the best people in the broadcast industry. And that’s the point. I wanted to step away at a time when all was right.”
Hengemuehler has been news director at KNXV fos six years. Prior to that, he worked at WUSA in Washington as senior executive producer and at KOCO in Oklahoma City as news director. [via NewsBlues, Rick Gevers & Associates]
John Ferrugia, a longtime investigative reporter at Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH, has been awarded the Missorui School of Journalism’s Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism for 2012.
“It’s humbling,” Ferrugia told the Denver Post. “When I got the letter, I had to check to make sure it was to me. I was stunned. This is not something that you apply for. It just came out of the blue.”
Ferrugia, one of 10 recipients, will be presented with the award in October. According to the Post, other winners this year include New York editor-in-chief Adam Moss, Washington Post investigative reporter Jeff Leen and the New York Times graphics department.
Huebner resigned from KXFB-KVLY in Fargo last year after she was reassigned from the 10 p.m. anchor desk. She later filed a federal lawsuit against Hoak Media, the parent company of the duopoly, calling the experience “personally and professionally humiliating.” The lawsuit is still pending.
In her new role, Huebner will co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast on WDAY, the Fargo ABC-affiliate, as well as work on a new print venture for The Forum. Both the station and the newspaper are owned by Forum Communications. Read more
“I’m thrilled to come home to Texas and join the team at KTRK,” Bailey told McGuff. “I look forward to working alongside Bob Allen and the great group he’s assembled in the sports office.”
Sims joins the station from WMGM, the NBC-affiliate in southern New Jersey, where he was a multimedia journalist. Drew Brill, WTEN’s other sports anchor-reporter, told the Times Union Sims will report on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and anchor sports on Saturdays and Sundays.
A fight erupted outside of a Florida courtroom between families connected to a double-murder case and WFTV was there amid the chaos.
The Orlando ABC-affiliate was the only local station to capture the fight, which was eventually broken up by court deputies wielding tasers. A local police detective, who was struck in the head during the fight, told WFTV reporter Kathi Belich that in 17 years on the job, he has never seen an incident like the brawl that took place Monday (video inside). Read more