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Sometimes a Typo Says it All

This typo is from KCTV in Kansas City. It may actually be more Freudian slip, than typo since Kansas City is still climbing out from record lows.

ass cold

According to Romenesko, who first posted this pic of meteorologist Gary Amble, chief meteorologist Chris Suchan said “‘sometimes you’re up against the clock’ and type ASS when you mean AS.”

If you are in NYC today, that graphic is wrong. It is Ass cold.

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KCTV Hires Ed Kosowski as News Director

kctv_bigEd Kosowski has been named news director at Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV, according to Rick Gevers.

Kosowski was the news director at Denver’s KDVR-KWGN until he stepped down in August.

Before Denver, he was at CNBC for six years. Kosowski has also worked in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Miami.

WDAF Reporter Runs Red Light During Liveshot

Guys. Maybe we should stop doing liveshots while driving motor vehicles? Here’s WDAF reporter Matt Stewart, driving while live–and running a red light in the process. Now, in fairness, Stewart does tell viewers of the Kansas City Fox station he has “an orange light”, which looked a lot like the red lights we have in most other parts of the country.

Matt, what’s an “orange light”?

Kansas City Station Crowns Royals World Series Champs After Game Five

Yes, we know the the Kansas City Royals had their sporting way with the San Francisco Giants in game six of the World Series last night. But Monday, the morning after game five, Kansas City FOX affiliate WDAF put it out there that they know who’s going to be crowned 2014 World Series champs. Either that, or someone ran the wrong spot.

The station ran a Dick’s Sporting Goods ad congratulating the Royals on winning the Fall Classic during its morning news. “Congratulations!” the spot said. “Your Royals are the 2014 World Series Champions!”

[Yardbarker]

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]

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

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