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‘We Do Have Breaking News Right Now: Facebook is Down’

New York City’s WNBC took a lighthearted approach to today’s Facebook outage during its noon newscast this afternoon (video above).

“Just to keep panic at bay here, we do have breaking news right now: Facebook is down,” Contessa Brewer said. “We’re expecting this to trend on Twitter at any moment. Here’s the screen grab we have from our newsroom, where people are unforunately having trouble getting on. I got on, but nothing is uploading, nothing is updating. It just allowed me to send a friend request, that’s all.”

Brewer took to Twitter after the show to assure viewers she was being sarcastic:

[h/t Brian Stelter]

Courtney Friel Gets Asked Out Live on KTLA

While doing man-on-the-street interviews near a California wildfire yesterday, KTLA‘s Courtney Friel interviewed a man who turned the tables and started asking her the questions. “Wow. You’re super pretty,” the shirtless man said to Friel. “Do you want to go on a date sometime?”

Friel, who is married to CBS News correspondent Carter Evans, politely informed the man that she was live on the air for KTLA and steered the conversation back to the fire. Watch:

‘In This Exclusive Live Developing Report,’ WNYW Pokes Fun at Annoying Local News

In the second installment of WNYW‘s reports on annoying local news trends, Mac King presents an “exclusive live developing report” on “the horrible crimes committed against our language every day right here on your local TV newscast.”

“We are aware we often sound and look ridiculous. And we’re at least a little bit sorry. We’re just trying to capture and then keep your attention in a media world with so many choices,” King concludes. “We now return you to your regularly scheduled scrolling through your Instagram feed. Kicking off the hottest new trend, you won’t believe what happens next. Stay with us, back to you, I’m Mac King, Fox 5 News.” Watch:

Anchors Struggle With Pronunciation of Lupita Nyong’o

While reporting the news that Lupita Nyong’o was named People’s Most Beautiful Person for 2014, some anchors struggled with the pronunciation of the Oscar-winning actress’ name. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” helpfully assembled some of the funnier attempts:

‘The Wind Just Blew Me Over. We’re Gonna Throw it Back to You Guys’

rick mecklenburg falls overThe perils of weather reporting were on full display in Grand Rapids yesterday during Rick Mecklenburg‘s live weather report, which was interrupted by a gust of wind that blew the WXMI chief meteorologist’s chair to the ground.

Mecklenburg made it through most of his report (in which he had to inform viewers of possible snow in the area this weekend) before abruptly falling out of his chair. “Sorry about that! The wind just blew me over,” Mecklenberg said through his laughter. “We’re gonna throw it back to you guys.”

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KXRM Lets Viewers See What the Anchors See During AM News

Colorado Springs FOX affiliate KXRM put a camera behind the anchor desk during the morning news, giving viewers a unique anchor’s eye view.

“When Kimberly [Price] leaves at about 7:55, I always try to do something with her chair” said meteorologist Justin Chambers. “So this time I put cam 4 over here and I want to show you, this is Kimberly’s perspective.”

Viewers finally got to see that behind every studio camera is just a whole lot of messy nothing, branded station banners stuck on a wall and one lone person forced to sit at a desk in the dark.

Jimmy Kimmel Takes Over KABC Sportscast

Jimmy Kimmel took over for KABC sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki on ABC owned station’s evening newscast Monday night (video above). “Today is National Rob Fukuzaki Day,” Kimmel said. “All over the country there is crowds of people taking to the streets, celebrating Rob’s life, celebrating Rob’s work, celebrating Rob’s impact.”

Saying he wanted to give Fukuzaki the night off, Kimmel finished the KABC sportscast: “At the Winter Olympics, the U.S. team only won one gold today. And it was in ice dancing, which isn’t even a sport. In fact, I’m not sure it’s even dancing,” he joked. “All I know is, I don’t like it.” [h/t NewsBlues]

Air Guitarist Videobombs WABC Live Shot

Tuesday night was cold and snowy in New York City, but that didn’t stop a dedicated air guitarist from videobombing a WABC live shot during the storm (watch above).

Fired Wichita Anchor Spoofs His Own Firing in ‘Anchorman’ Send-Up


Now that the has extra time on his hands, Justin Kraemer has unveiled a video spoofing his firing from Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW.

Kraemer re-enacted the pivotal scene in the first “Anchorman” movie when Ron Burgundy famously told San Diego what to do with its collective self.

The video features various celebrity Wichitans…Wichitonians…Wichitaters…residents of Wichita and the voice of uber-anchor Bill Kurtis.

He tweeted the video out explaining what he did with the lemons life handed him with a link to the video:

‘He’s a Maniac’: Philadelphia FOX Anchor Recreates Iconic ‘Flashdance’ Scene

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchor Mike Jerrick braved the staged elements to recreate an iconic scene from the movie “Flashdance” to honor the 30th anniversary of the movie’s release.

The scene chosen was the one where Jennifer Beals‘ character in the movie sits on a chair and pulls a lever to release gallons of water in a cascade of sexiness.

According to the WTXF website, Jerrick’s co-anchor Karen Hepp was supposed to be the one under the water, but she was under the weather instead.

“We may have overdone it with the water,” said the anchor for the Philadelphia FOX owned station while returning to the morning show set. “We didn’t need that much water.”

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