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Josh DeVine Says Goodbye to WSMV

Josh DeVine is leaving WSMV after five years at the Nashville NBC affiliate, he announced on Twitter.

DeVine is a general assignment reporter who occasionally fills in as a news and weather anchor for WSMV.

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Reporter Reveals Leak in Police Department by Checking on Leaked Story

andycordan_wkrnWKRN reporter Andy Cordan may have accidentally let Franklin, TN, police know they had an inside leak when he checked up on a story that had been leaked to him.

According to The Tennessean, Franklin deputy chief of police Mike Jordan “had been routinely sharing information” with the Nashville ABC affiliate’s reporter about an investigation into a GPS device found on a car owned by actress Ashley Judd.

Police were tipped off after receiving an e-mail Nov. 11 from Cordan requesting information from police spokesman Sgt. Charlie Warner about the GPS device found on Ashley Judd’s car on Nov. 8. Cordan’s e-mail to Warner used language taken verbatim from police documents.
“It appeared to be a clip and paste from an internal document that Andy Cordan was using in asking for information,” [Franklin Police Chief David] Rahinsky said in during the hearing.

Records show Jordan had e-mailed Cordan on Nov. 11 telling him about the GPS device as well as three other investigations. Police also found numerous other e-mails going back several months between the two where Jordan shared information with Cordan. Read more

WABC Reporter Nearly Run Over by Truck During Live Shot


WABC reporter Kristin Thorne was just about to start her live report as part of the New York ABC owned station’s team coverage of the most recent snowfall to hit the area when she was almost hit by a large truck.

The driver honked his/her horn before barreling through the shot. Thorne ducked out of the way and told everyone she was OK, adding, “We had someone, obviously, who was not happy that we were standing in the road.”

[FTVLive]

Reporter Who Acted out ‘Bear Safety Tips’ Attempts Reverse Standup


Julie Tremmel, reporter for Providence, RI, NBC affiliate WJAR has found another way to draw our attention.

Friday night, while reporting on local auditions for the NBC show America’s Got Talent, Tremmel attempted to walk on her hands in her stand up and ended up in a back bend.

In July Tremmel showed viewers what to do in case they came into contact with a bear.

GoLocalProv reported Tremmel’s colleague, investigative reporter Jim Taricani, said at the time the report was a “smudge” on the station’s reputation and added, “…some tv reporters like to draw attention to themselves…its an insult to most of us trying to be professional.”

WPIX Adds Reporter From Hartford

harry_wpixAyana Harry will join Tribune’s New York CW station WPIX as a general assignment reporter tomorrow.

“Ayana has been part of the Tribune family since 2011, when she joined FOX CT,” Rich Graziano, president and general manager of WPIX said in a statement. “Ayana is Brooklyn native and a talented, hard-hitting journalist focused on telling the stories of our community.”

Harry comes to WPIX from Tribune’s Hartford, CT, station WTIC. Before working at WTIC, Harry was a digital reporter and field producer for ABC News. She has also worked as an associate producer, production associate and desk assistant for ABC News.

Nicole Comstock Joins KTXL in Sacramento

ComstockNicole Comstock has joined KTXL, the Fox affiliate in Sacramento, as a reporter.

Comstock comes from Eugene, Ore., where she was a reporter and weekend anchor at CBS affiliate KVAL. Comstock joined KVAL in 2012.

Before KVAL, Comstock worked at KPIC in Roseburg, Ore. and KGTV in San Diego.

Joangel Concepcion Joins Dallas FOX Station

kdfw_concepcionKDFW has announced Joangel Concepcion is joining the Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station as a general assignment reporter.

“I look forward to starting at KDFW and getting to know the topics of interest to the people in the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” Concepcion said in a statement.

Concepcion, who starts at KDFW on February 17, comes from WHEC in Rochester, NY. She started her career at KVEO in Brownsville, TX.

‘This Is Not OK’: KRIV Reporter Shows Up at NFL Player’s Home to Ask About Paternity Suit

Isiah Carey, reporter for Houston FOX owned station KRIV was investigating a paternity suit involving Houston Texans Running Back Arian Foster.

Carey got Foster’s address off the lawsuit and visited his home, but not before knocking on the door of the woman in question. KRIV also posted the exchange on its website with the headline, “Arian Foster speaks to media for first time since paternity lawsuit.”

Needless to say, Foster was not happy with his unannounced visitor.

What do you think about Carey’s approach? Leave your answer in the comments.

[Complex Sports]

Ron Burgundy is Everywhere

ron_burgundyAs part of the over-saturation and shark jumping that is Ron Burgundy lately, The Tampa Tribune cut to the heart of his appeal by asking local news types both past and present about the accuracy of Will Ferrell‘s portrayal of the news anchor in the movies “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

TVSpy believes part of the appeal of the ridiculousness that is Burgundy is because anyone who has worked in TV news, whether local or national, can probably tell one story that sounds like it was pulled from one of the Anchorman movies.

The Tribune has more:

Burgundy is a silly stereotype that we immediately recognize. It’s an easy parody because there were real versions of Ron Burgundy out there in TV land in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. And some can even be found at anchor desks today.

Just ask any local TV news staffer and you can get a Burgundy-like memory.

“I have been anchoring the real news for about 45 years and have sadly met many, worked with a few and fired one,” says Fox 13 anchor John Wilson of WTVT, Channel 13.

“Ron Burgundy is truly an amalgam of a lot of the old-school ‘I am the news’ men which I have seen in various forms from Baltimore to Greensboro to here,” says reporter Bill Logan of ABC Action News on WFTS, Channel 28. Read more

New York Reporter Says Viewers Have Better Odds Being Murdered Than Winning Lottery

WPIX_lotteryA reporter for New York CW affiliate WPIX took an unusual and some might say darker route to showing the impossible odds of winning Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot.

Arthur Chi’en enlisted the aid of an NYU mathematics professor to compute the odds in a conversational, easily relatable way.

The duo first told viewers they could guarantee a win by buying up $176 million in lottery tickets. But really, who has that sort of cash laying around?

The pair then went with the old saw, saying you’d be 50 percent more likely to be hit by lightning.

Chi’en went with the “drop the microphone and walk off the stage” moment when he told viewers they’d be 8,000 times more likely to be murdered. Happy Holidays everyone!

[Tuned In]

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