“It was a tough couple of weeks, obviously, for a lot of people,” Kelly said. “I’m very, very grateful for all the support.”
Meador, who left the NBC-affiliated WIS in 2010 after almost 15 years with the station, said her experience reporting on Knotts influenced her decision to run.
“Some of the stories that I covered had to do with some questionable decisions made by Senator Knotts, and I uncovered a lot of different things through investigations,” she told The State. “When people came to me with this decision to run, it just happened to be I lived in the same district.”
Meador faces a June primary against Knotts and another Republican candidate, Katrina Shealy.
>Update: Officials in Lexington County say Meador is likely ineligible to run due to a recent redrawing of State Senate districts, The State reports.
“My prayers are with you and for your speedy recovery,” one person wrote this morning, echoing the sentiments of many. “We miss you!”
“You are greatly missed,” another person wrote, alluding to the fact that Dyer is off the air as she recovers from reconstructive surgery. “You always have such an engaging smile and you make everyone feel like they are part of the family… We look forward to seeing you back on camera again soon.”
And while the majority of the comments on Dyer’s Facebook wall have been positive in the 24 hours or so following the attack, this being Facebook, there have been a handful of negative comments as well as a few arguments. Read more
A couple of weeks ago, Dick was rushing around his house when a four-inch shard of wood got lodged in his foot.
“We have very thick pine tongue-and-groove floors. We had them refinished, but there are spots in it where splinters and pieces of wood come up,” Dick told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “All I know is I rushed through a hallway and the next thing I know, I felt this shooting pain like a knife had been stuck up through my foot.” Read more
“Kyle had reconstructive surgery on her lip, after she was bit by the dog this morning on the air,” Shapiro wrote. “Her recovery is going to take a while, but it is now underway.” Read more
Kelly has been on a leave of absence from the Fox O&O since the Manhattan District Attorney’s office opened an investigation into rape allegations made against him on January 26. He was cleared of all charges last night.
“I will always remember her kindness, and I look forward to soon resuming my post on Good Day New York next to her,” he said.
An apparent miscommunication led to a very awkward moment during KSWB‘s morning show on Wednesday. After setting up a satellite interview with a sex columnist, anchor Erica Fox was plugged into a feed with the wrong people (video above).
Fox maintained her composure though, and her co-anchor Raoul Martinez displayed a sign at the end of it all saying “We <3 you!”
The heartwarming story of a local dog rescued from an icy pond on Tuesday took a turn for the worse this morning as the dog reportedly attacked KUSA morning anchor Kyle Dyer during the station’s 7 a.m. newscast.
Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, fell through the ice on a pond near his home Tuesday evening and spent roughly 20 minutes stranded in the freezing water before firefighters made a dramatic rescue, which was caught on tape by KUSA’s news helicopter.
After teasing Max’s visit to the KUSA studio throughout the morning, the station had him on during its 7 a.m. show, which airs on KTVD. While Max was meeting the KUSA morning team, he bit Dyer on the face (video inside). Read more
Tuning into WAAF’s morning newscast, viewers in Huntsville saw McLamb, who has been a reporter and weekend anchor at the station for a little over a year, frantically searching for his lavalier before falling off his chair (video above).
Pearson, who joined the Atlanta ABC-affiliate in 1975, was Atlanta’s first woman and first minority to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast, according to WSB. She said her hire took a “great deal of courage” from WSB station management.
“With that one hire they broke the color and gender barrier in local news in a major Southern city,” Pearson said in a statement. “I worked hard to repay that support every day and night over these 37 years.”
“In this metropolitan area, when you say ‘Monica’ people know exactly who you are talking about,” WSB vice president and general manager Tim McVay said. “She lights up the camera and warms up the room.” Read more