Jillian Pavlica, the weekend anchor at WZDX-WAAY in Huntsville, Ala., was tricked into introducing the beginning of her own marriage proposal Saturday night (video above).
“We do have some breaking news to report to you. Fox 54 has just learned that a Huntsville news anchor is being proposed … on live TV … right now…” Pavlica read off the teleprompter, trailing off as she realized what was happening.
Her boyfriend walked onto the set and proposed. Pavlica said yes.
Karli Ritter‘s computer crashed during Tuesday’s morning newscast on WDAF, forcing the meteorologist to get creative with her forecast.
“We’re having some computer issues, so we’re going to modify this forecast just a bit here,” Ritter said. “Nothing’s updated, nothing’s working. So I’m going to call in my assistants here.”
As Ritter continued with her forecast, Nick Vasos and Loren Halifax held up hand-drawn graphics to help the meteorologist out with her reporting. Ritter finished her report by holding up a hand-drawn graphic of the five-day forecast (pictured) to applause in the studio.
Tucker Barnes, the morning meteorologist at WTTG, began his Thursday weather report in the “time out corner” after a storm he said predicted would cause “whiteout conditions” completely missed Washington D.C.
“I don’t know why you guys have to do this to me,” Barnes joked (video above). “I mean, I don’t get it. How long do I have to sit over here?”
On Wednesday’s morning newscast, Barnes did his weather reports from outside in the snow, predicting increasingly bad conditions throughout the day. “The snow rates, while not impressive right now, will become impressive this morning. Perhaps an inch, maybe in some spots two inches an hour. Maybe whiteout conditions,” he said at the top of the 8 a.m. newscast. Read more
The mirrors are a viral stunt to promote the upcoming “The Last Exorcism Part II.” Lauer and Morales lured Rodriguez to Studio 1A under the guise that she would be looking into a mirror that made her look 10 years younger.
“My hands are shaking!” Rodriguez said after she recovered. “Have you guys nothing better to do?”
Last year, Super Bowl viewers in North Platte, Neb., were the only people in the country to see an Old Milwaukee ad featuring Will Ferrell when it aired on TV during the game. And it appears Old Milwaukee has done it again, albeit in different markets, this year.
According to Reddit, the below ad aired on two stations: KXII in Sherman, Texas-Ardmore, Okla. and KXGN in Glendive, Mont.
Sanchez was reporting live from Bourbon Street in New Orleans ahead of the Super Bowl when a woman interrupted her, walking into her shot and yelling at the camera. Sanchez quickly turned the tables on the crasher: “We were just talking about the STD rate that’s going on here. So how long have you had an STD?” Sanchez asked her (video above).
“I don’t have an STD,” the woman answered. “Oh, then why did you want to do an interview?” Sanchez asked.
The woman retreated fairly quickly and Sanchez returned to her report.
“Anyway, so I’ve been taking care of that in my own little way,” Sanchez said. “You can see what I’ve been having to deal with out here.”
WUSA sports reporterDave Owens appeared near-shirtless on the 11 p.m. newcast Friday night after the Washington Wizards lost in overtime against the Brooklyn Nets (video above).
The Wizards were up by seven points with a minute and a half to play when Owens tweeted: “If the #wizards blow this I’ll do the sportscast without a shirt on!” The Wizards went on to lose 113-115 to the Nets in overtime, and Owens wore a sleeveless orange shirt for his the sportscast.
At the end of the sports headlines, anchor Anita Brikman pointed out Owens had said he would appear without a shirt. “This is a family show,” Owens responded. [h/t The Washington Post]