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Twitter Fail: KC Station Apologizes for Offering Viewers Gruesome Break from World Series

KCTV joined the growing ranks of TV stations that have discovered social media can be a fickle friend.

While home town heroes Kansas City Royals were getting their crowns handed to them by the San Francisco Giants in game one of the World Series Monday night, the Kansas City CBS affiliate tweeted out: “Need a break from the game? Watch our 10 p.m. news for the latest on a body found in the Little Blue River & more.”

A USA TODAY baseball editor saved the tweet by retweeting it:

They tried again with a lighter story:

KCTV later apologized for the awkward choice they presented:

[Yahoo Sports]

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KMBC Sports Anchor ‘Knocked Out of Shoes’ by Royals Fan During Liveshot

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 9.45.41 AMAh, rowdy sports fans. Tuesday night, KMBC sports director Johnny Kane was covering the ALCS for the Kansas City ABC affiliate when a clearly excited Royals fan rushed right into the liveshot. “Oh my goodness,” said Kane. “That was a good one! That was a good one! That knocked me out of my shoes.”

Watch the video here.

Restaurant Owner Tells Reporter Where He’d Love to Put His Meat


Better Kansas City” reporter Courtenay DeHoff was interviewing Joe Zwillenberg, the owner of Kansas City burger joint Westport Flea Market, about his famous meat products when things got a little racy.

Zwillenberg pretty much let on he dreams of places he can put his burgers and told DeHoff one of those places was her mouth, but the way he said it made it sound less sad and more dirty.

[Deadspin]

Justin Wilfon to Join KSHB in Kansas City

wilfon kjrhKJRH morning anchor Justin Wilfon is joining Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB as host of its 4:00 p.m. news, the Now KC.

This is a move within parent company E.W. Scripps for Wilfon who is leaving Scripps Tulsa station KJRH this week.

“I’ll miss my 2 Works for You family, but I’m happy to be staying in The E.W. Scripps Company,” Wilfon said in a statement. ”I’m very much looking forward to this incredible opportunity, and this big adventure in KC.”

Scripps also said the Now, the interactive and social media focused show it launched in Denver and Kansas City in July, will expand to six more markets: WXYZ in Detroit, KNXV in Phoenix, WCPO in Cincinnati, WEWS in Cleveland, WFTS in Tampa, FL, and WPTV in West Palm Beach.

Kacie McDonnell Says Goodbye to WTXF

Traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell announced on today’s “Good Day Philadelphia” that she’s leaving WTXF. According to a report on Philly.com, McDonnell will be moving to Kansas City to be closer to her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray. Watch her tearful goodbye above.

And here’s a statement from McDonnell (via tweet): Read more

Two Scripps Stations Premiere New Style of News Show

the now kmghE.W. Scripps says it’s “redefining the afternoon news” with a show called The NOW.

The show will debut on Denver ABC affiliate KMGH and Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB starting today at 4:00 p.m.. The station group said it covers what’s trending on social media and “invites the audience to join the conversation across traditional and digital media platforms” and is not a newscast.

“I believe The NOW will set the pace for the type of programming that audiences on multiple platforms crave,” Brian Lawlor, SVP of Scripps television, said in a statement. “These audiences want to know what’s happening right now, give their own take on those events, and share their thoughts with their own social media networks.”

Denver’s version of The Now will be anchored by Lionel Bienvenu while the KSHB show will feature digital reporter Deb Tuff. Read more

Mark Clegg Leaving KSHB for Houston PR Job

Mark-CleggKansas City NBC affiliate KSHB has announced anchor Mark Clegg is leaving the station after 12 years.

Clegg is moving to Texas to work at Houston real estate company Hines as director of media relations and communications. His last day on air will be July 23.

“We are excited for Mark and his new adventure,” news director Carrie Hofmann said in a statement. “He has spent the past 12 years dedicated to this station and this community. He will be missed.”

Before coming to KSHB in 2002, Clegg worked at WTHR in Indianapolis, IN. He has also worked at KXAS and WFAA in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, KFDX in Wichita Falls, and KBTV in Beaumont, TX.

David Hall Joins Orlando’s WKMG

David HallDavid Hall is the new morning anchor at Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG, the Orlando Sentinel‘s Hal Boedeker reports.

“We searched long and hard for the right person to join our team,” WKMG general manager Skip Valet said. “I am confident that we found that person in David Hall. He is a smart, strong journalist who enjoys communicating with viewers, and he is excited get to work in our community.”

Hall comes from KMBC in Kansas City, where he was a weekend anchor and reporter. Beginning June 23, he will co-anchor the 5 to 7 a.m. newscast alongside Bridgett Ellison.

Meteorologist Katie Horner Says Goodbye to KMOV

katie hornerMeteorologist Katie Horner has left St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV to return to her family in Kansas City, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

KMOV news director Brian Thouvenot said the station and Horner reluctantly parted ways. “Not many people knew she was commuting back to Kansas City every weekend,” Thouvenot said. “We hated to see her go, but we also understand her wanting to be with her family.”

Horner previously worked at KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City.

The Post-Dispatch reports Horner will be replaced on the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts by Meghan Danahey.

Joel Nichols Set to Join KSHB in Kansas City

joel nichols promoWeathercaster Joel Nichols is joining KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, The Pitch reports. Nichols most recently worked at rival KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.

“Joel Nichols will be joining 41 Action News later this summer,” KSHB creative services director Randy Thurman said. “We are excited to have him on our team.”

Nichols worked at KMBC for 25 years before signing off in January. According to The Pitch, KSHB has been running promos advertising Nichols’ return (pictured).

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