The Post-Dispatch reports Trager will be the public information officer for City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. She starts March 24.
Is the Polar Vortex relentlessly gnawing away at our collective good taste and dignity? Is singing a customized version of the song “Let it Go ” from Disney’s animated film “Frozen” the musical version of the Ice Desk?
You remember the wave of stations putting their anchors in harms way by making them broadcast from news desks made of ice to show how cold it was outside?
Last month, a traffic reporter at Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC did a “Let it Go” spoof for his traffic report. Since he’s always singing on his traffic reports anyway, it wasn’t too much a of a stretch.
But today, TVSpy learned that WTEN the ABC affiliate in Albany, NY, did a version of the song with its staff.
Over the holidays a chef named Keith Guerke showed up on some Midwestern morning shows to give viewers tips on making fun food from leftovers.
Trouble is Guerke isn’t a chef and its not his real name. He’s part of a duo that created something called the Found Footage Festival.
According to the festival’s website, “Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Festival posed Prueher as an incompetent chef named Chef Keith and attempted to get him booked on local morning news shows in the Midwest. The result was five disastrous TV appearances.”
He showed off recipes like the mashed potato ice cream cone and told one AM anchor “The average person eats like a pound and a half of feces a year. No thank you.”
Gray is a familiar face to Cincinnati viewers. She left Cincinnati FOX affiliate WXIX in August 2013 after turning down a contract offer and was named special correspondent for Sinclair Broadcasting one week later.
WKRC news director Kirk Varner said in a statement, “We are so pleased to have this opportunity to bring one of Cincinnati’s favorite morning anchors back home to become part of the market’s number one morning news team, right here at Local 12.”
Munoz started at WFTS last year as a reporter.
Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW is offering a short news brief available on the station’s website.
A station spokesperson told TVSpy, the “Digital Brief” is “for viewers who may have missed the evening news but are looking for a quick recap of the local headlines in the evening.”
The video is posted every night at around 7:30 p.m. and is anchored by Jessica Dean.
KCBS in Los Angeles has a similar news brief that posts four times a day.
The station wants to move its Doppler radar to Avon Mountain. An attorney for WFSB told The Courant WFSB has to move its current Doppler site because the building that houses it will be torn down in the fall.
According to a report from WFSB, the Doppler radar emits an electromagnetic radiation that is regulated by the federal government because of its potential impact on people’s health. That is what has residents worried, said Glenn Dowd, who lives near where the radar system would go
“It won’t help anyone’s health and it will have a clear impact on property values,” Dowd said. “I’m concerned but pretty much anyone in the near vicinity should be concerned too. WFSB was asked at the hearing how often systems like this are plopped down in the middle of a fairly densely developed residential area and they didn’t have an answer.” Read more
Setzer has been with WFOR for 14 years. He will continue working on the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts.
“Craig’s experience in the number one hurricane market in the country serves our news team and our viewers extremely well when it comes to tracking tropical systems,” WFOR VP and GM Adam Levy said in a statement.
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has rebranded itself as CBS46.
The Meredith owned station launched its new look with a :10 weather promo today at noon. Viewers will see new graphics and a newly designed website. A set designed by FX Design Group will debut on tonight’s evening newscasts.
Trey Fabacher, VP and GM of WGCL said, “This Atlanta team has done a wonderful job making this transition happen.”
“His outstanding legal experience and leadership have been evidenced on many occasions but none more public or acclaimed than his handling of the Boston Marathon Bombings investigation, manhunt, and arrest,” WBZ general manager Mark Lund said in a statement. “There is no one who can contribute expert analysis to security and law enforcement coverage the way that Ed Davis will to WBZ-TV News.”
Davis, who is currently a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, served as Boston police commissioner from 2006 to 2013.