Keith Olbermann, formerly of ESPN, MSNBC, Current and now baseball post season analyst for TBS, tweeted to her defense yesterday, initially writing, “NOT a live newscast. Editor’s fault.” Olbermann’s was responding to a tweet by Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch who said it happened during a “live newscast.”
Spokane NBC affiliate KHQ says an “editing error” is to blame for a profanity-laced report from Linsday Nadrich. During a report from a local strawberry festival, Nadrich said “fuck me, I can’t even fucking talk” (video above). The report aired on the 10 p.m. newscast that KHQ produces for KAYU, the Fox affiliate in Spokane.
After the soundbite aired, anchor Kjerstin Ramsing, who looked stunned, apologized for the language and quickly transitioned to her next story.
“To all who watched the ten o’clock newscast: I sincerely apologize for the error,” Nadrich wrote on Facebook after the newscast. “It was not our intention for that to make air. I apologize to those I have offended.”
“It is with mixed emotions — excitement and a heavy heart — that I announce my departure from KHQ,” Kopta wrote on Facebook recently. “After two incredible years in Spokane, I am heading to the Big Apple to continue my career as a reporter in New York City!”
“We’re restructuring the sports staff between our TV & radio properties, as we also own the local ESPN radio affiliate,” news director Jerry Post told TVSPy. “Ben has done a tremendous job for us as Sports Director, but this move made the best strategic and financial sense going forward.”
Jerry Post, the KXLY news director, told TVSpy the station was going with a single anchor for the 5 and 6 p.m. news. “I can’t comment on Mike’s departure, other than to say he’s a great guy with a bright future ahead. Looking ahead, we feel very comfortable with Nadine Woodward as our main anchor, so there are no plans to replace Mike.”
Gonzalez, who was also the host of KXLY’s Latin cultural and cooking show, “En La Cocina,” came to the station from Omaha, NE where he was an anchor and reporter. He previously worked at KOLN-KGIN in Lincoln, NE and KOMU in Columbia, MO.
In what may be more of a sign of the times than a break with protocol, at least two NBC affiliates have posted the recent story about former “Today Show” co-anchor Ann Curry allegedly begging to be let out of her NBC contract so she can work for her old boss Jeff Zucker at CNN.
Spokane NBC Affiliate KHQ posted a version of the story attributed to British publication the Daily Mail (click here to view). While the story on the website of West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV (click here to view) has a byline from the station’s online content producer.
Steven Wasserman, vice president and general manager of WPTV told TVSpy, “I suspect this story will be on our air tonight on “ET” or “The Insider”. Why wouldn’t we put it on our website? I don’t think it’s a good idea to not run a legit, talk about story just because it has to do with our network.”
You can view screen grabs of the stories after the jump. Read more
Friday morning’s newscast was dedicated to the local fixture with friends and family dropping by the set to wish the weatherman well.
Maupin, a Vietnam War veteran, joined KHQ’s weather team in 1993. The station’s website added a little more color to the morning weatherman’s bio saying he started his career in Palm Springs.
George says that he got into television because he was “bored with my regular job…I decided to try something that would be harder and stretch me and perhaps take me places I would otherwise never go.”
Between Las Vegas and his current position as a morning weatherman on KHQ, George has been a reporter, a “week-in-review” talk show host, editor of a monthly Quarter-Horse magazine, a news director for an all-news radio station and spent a number of years as a television newscast producer.
NBC’s decision to air marquee Olympic events on tape delay has put the network’s primetime coverage at odds with the instant information culture of the internet, forcing viewers to shield their eyes as they scroll through news sites to avoid potential spoilers.
KHQ, the NBC-affiliate in Spokane, had to deal with viewer backlash this week after the station posted the headline “US Women WIN Gymnastics Gold!” on its Facebook page Tuesday morning, hours before NBC was set to air the competition.
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