A lighthearted moment amidst a long weekend of serious Hurricane Sandy coverage on Norfolk’s WAVY: during a live shot from the beach on Sunday, two people ran into the station’s shot and started doing the “Gangnam Style” dance (video above).
To the station’s credit, the control room went to video immediately. [h/t The 24/7 Newsroom]
“Brad is an up-and-coming leader in the television industry who has delivered consistent revenue and ratings growth in his previous positions,” said Kathy Clements, Belo’s senior vice president of media operations in a statement posted to the company’s website. “His experience in the Virginia marketplace will be a significant asset to WVEC.”
Ramsey began his career as an anchor/reporter for WHSV before working his way up to vice president and general manager of the Winchester, VA ABC affiliate.
His first day will be November 5.
“I just want to say I’m very grateful for the 15 years that I’ve had here at WAVY-TV,” Furey said on air this morning. “I don’t want to be all alone on an MCU,” she then told the director. “Get my friends back in the shot!” she said while motioning to her fellow anchors, Don Roberts, Cheryl Tan and meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler.
The station also posted a goodbye to Furey on the twitter account of its “The Hampton Roads Show”,
“Kerri announced this morning that this is her last week at WAVY! She is slowing down to spend more time with her family. We will miss her!!”
Furey started in broadcasting as an enlisted sailor in the Navy.
On WTKR, Juliet Bickford anchored, with Laurie Simmons live from the campaign rally. On WVEC, Mike Gooding helmed coverage from the USS Wisconsin. David Culver anchored coverage on NBC-affiliate WAVY, with Andy Fox at the announcement site. Read more
At issue is the local coverage of an attack on Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami, two reporters at the Virginian-Pilot. The pair were attacked by a mob on April 14 while they were on their way home from a movie.
“The O’Reilly Factor” has been covering the attack for several weeks, saying it “may be racially motivated.” Police in Norfolk have disputed the claim. On Tuesday night, WAVY reported on O’Reilly’s coverage of the attack, saying the Fox News host is “shining a negative spotlight on the city.” Read more
She will be paired with Randi Rousseau, who currently anchors solo in the mornings. Kim will join the station after the May ratings period.
“Mornings are special in New Orleans, and we think she’s a truly special person … and a tremendous addition to our news team,” WDSU news director Jonathan Shelley said in a statement.
Kim has worked at WVEC, the ABC-affiliate in Norfolk, VA, since 2005. She is currently the station’s weekend evening anchor.
“I’ve learned that forecasting for this area is brutal, and I’ve learned how to conquer that a little bit better,” he said. “Hopefully I can apply it to the Atlantic Ocean.”