Denver NBC affiliate KUSA had its website hacked.
Patti Dennis KUSA’s VP of news told TVSpy, “The photo gallery section of our website was hacked on Tuesday evening. We immediately noticed the changes and worked quickly to shutdown that portion of our site.”
Dennis also told us the problem with the website’s security has been fixed
Last night anchor Kyle Clark told viewers, “Our apologies to everyone who stopped by 9News.com tonight and saw the obscene images posted by someone who got on to our website. We got them down in short order and we have temporarily removed our photo galleries while we scrub out the filth. It is a delightful world we live in. Again, our apologies for that.”
Convicted felon Don Pooley took a 13-year-old boy hostage in his Colorado home for more than 18 hours and according to KDVR, “[...] had been monitoring local news reports about the standoff and at one point called FOX31 Denver reporter Julie Hayden Monday night telling her about the situation.”
With police listening in, Hayden asked Pooley if there was any way he could let the kid go. “Absolutely not,” answered Pooley, who said he thought the hostage was the only way he could get the FBI to back off. “I feel horrible for this little boy right now,” said Pooley. “He hasn’t stopped shaking.”
KDVR reports Pooley was killed when police entered the home. The teenaged boy was released unhurt.
Earhart, who is no relation to the famous missing aviator, has scheduled an around-the-world flight in June in honor of her namesake.
She told viewers on her facebook page, “It’s now time to go all in with my career in aviation, inspiration, and the Fly With Amelia Foundation. Now through June, my focus will be on flight training, planning, and preparation for the around the world flight.” Earhart added her last day will be April 11 and she plans to come back on a fill-in basis.
According to Ostrow, KUSA news director Patti Dennis has been aware of Earhart’s plan since late last year and already has someone in mind to take her place, though no one was named. Dennis told Ostrow, “She’s going full bore into the Fly With Amelia Foundation. She wants to devote herself to aviation.”
“Will is a tenacious, dedicated, courageous reporter – exactly what we look for at CNN,” EVP and managing director of CNN International Tony Maddox said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the CNN family as we continue to strengthen our coverage in the Asia region.”
The Post said news director Tim Wieland told Moody he could pick his departure date. Moody still reportedly has six weeks still left on his contract and is still on the air.
Moody told The Post, I’m gobsmacked.”
Moody started working in Denver as a “critic at large” in 1986 at KUSA. He moved to KCNC in 1988. His station bio reads, “Critic at Large Greg Moody was born in a Conestoga wagon on the eastern plains of Colorado in 1861. He is the son of General John Moody, Grand Exalted Poobah of the Order of Donuts, and Myrna Hatchfield, a sweet young girl heading West for her health.”
Martino, known as “The Troubleshooter,” appeared in regular segments on KDVR as well as a Denver AM radio station.
His lawsuit alleges the station let him go after it learned he was filing for bankruptcy. Martino claims the move violated federal protections.
Martino is no stranger to the headlines lately. He was arrested in December for allegedly punching his wife in the face while the two were waiting a a stoplight.
The Denver Post reports KDVR said it didn’t renew his contract because ‘it wanted a host with “less personality.’ That Martino filed for bankruptcy had nothing to do with it, according to the case filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.” Read more
KUSA photographer Brian Olson was standing behind the uprights when the Denver Broncos attempted a field goal against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
When Broncos kicker Matt Prater 54-yard attempt hit the upright, the photographer for the Denver NBC affiliate had to one-up the kicker by catching his kick…with one hand…and all without missing the refs call.
Norther Colorado 5, the Fort Collins, CO, CBS affiliate has shut down.
The CBS affiliate aired programming including news from KGWN, on the Cheyenne, WY, CBS affiliate’s digital subchannel.
“Despite the efforts of many great people and an investment over the past five years, NoCo5 concluded that it could no longer effectively serve the Northern Colorado area,” said station manager Tregg White. “We regret that all their efforts and all of our investments were simply insufficient to make this hyper-regional station a viable long-term operation. To our loyal viewers and local advertisers, we say thank you for your support.”
Fort Collins is roughly 60 miles North of Denver and 45 miles South of Cheyenne. According to The Coloradoan the station was unable to keep up with the larger and better funded stations broadcasting form nearby Denver.
Denver TV stations broke into afternoon programming to cover the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO.
CBS owned station KCNC broke in first. At 12:54 p.m. Alan Gionet told viewers about the shooting and reported police were in the area with emergency vehicles on their way. Gionet said Grayson Robinson, Araphaoe County Sheriff, told the station there were two possible victims and an active shooting situation at the time. Gionet promised further updates before returning to regular programming.
NBC affiliate KUSA broke in to “Extra” at 12:55 with Cheryl Preheim in the newsroom. ABC affiliate KMGH interrupted “General Hospital” at 1:16 with John Ferrugia reporting the station had spoken to students at the scene who said they heard three shots fired. FOX affiliate KDVR was last on at 1:30 p.m. with a combination of studio anchor and live helicopter shot showing the scene at the high school.
The shooting happened just a few miles from the scene of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School.
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