Bates explored such topics as “When you sack the QB, where do you get your celebrations from?” and “Why are you so angry all the time?”
There are only so many cities that get to host the Super Bowl and only one broadcast network out of four gets to carry the game. This year the Super Bowl is just across the Hudson from New York and it’s on FOX.
“The Super Bowl is more than a football game. It’s an event,” said Castiglione. “You don’t keep the focus on one thing when it comes to the Super Bowl. You focus on everything.”
In addition to his day job reporting on the game, he’s learned how to make baked clams from celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli and sat down with Dan Lauria, the actor who played Vince Lombardi on Broadway and is best known for playing Kevin’s father on the “The Wonder Years.”
Rochester CBS affiliate WROC will be using the Super Bowl to marry two great male stereotypes: a love of sports events that involve eating and technology.
“Google Glass will provide viewers with a perspective of the greatest spectacle in sports that they have never seen or experienced before,” Kucko told Forbes. “To have this first person technology will be invaluable in my day-to-day coverage of football’s grandest game.“
Google Glass has certainly turned heads and provoked raves and rants. But the prospect of another point of view will add to the color of the broadcast and the final call will rest with the true experts sitting on their couches and enjoying the game. Glass expert Tim Moore, a member of the Rochester Optical Glass team has been working with Kucko to maximize the experience.
“It’s time people see the positive aspects of Google Glass and there couldn’t be a larger public stage to do that on than the SuperBowl. John Kucko is taking us on a true adventure. It’s like putting on a football helmet in your living room and experiencing the game in a way that, until recently, was unimaginable.” – Tim Moore
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.
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TVNewsCheck takes a look at the preparations underway at New York City stations, for the Super Bowl. Fox owned WNYW will broadcast the game, which will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.
“We try to prepare for every conceivable issue we could encounter,” says Fox-owned WNYW News Director Byron Harmon. “In the last six months we have been hammering away on this every day to make sure there are no surprises.”
Harmon, for instance, says WNYW meteorologists will have a big role in news coverage the week leading up to the NFL championship, much of which will be broadcast from the 14-block “Super Bowl Boulevard” that will be set up on Broadway through the heart of Times Square. The journalists and traffic reporters who will be covering other angles of the football frenzy will be prepared to switch gears should weather or any other event force them to, he says. Read more
Anchor Greg Glover tossed to a video tribute chronicling Cawley’s impact on the community and the station.
“I am so grateful to WRCB for each and every opportunity they have extended to me over the past six years,” said Cawley in a statement. “It has been a true privilege to cover local sports in the Chattanooga area, and I feel incredibly blessed to have met so many outstanding athletes, coaches, parents and sports fans along the way. My wife and I are excited for this next step in our journey, but we will miss Chattanooga very much.”
Cawley joined WRCB in 2007. He is following his wife to Nashville.
WRCB announced weekend sports anchor Paul Shahen will replace Cawley.
The tweet, captured by media blog The Lost Ogle said, “Happy we are the melting pot. Will be happier …if ppl who pour into our pot & sell me fuel & Milk Duds find time to learn our language.”
The response to the deleted tweet was not kind to Blevins, ranging from “How many languages have you found the time to learn” to “Where does 1 learn to speak asshole?”
Griffin Communications, parent company of KWTV, told TVSpy, “Griffin Communications actively promotes and encourages diversity in our community and our business and does not agree with nor condone Dean’s comments. Griffin deleted the tweet in accordance with our strict social media policy which includes monitoring both station and talent social media accounts on a daily basis.” Read more
Elle Duncan is joining NESN as an anchor, host and reporter in February 2014.
“Elle’s incredible sports knowledge, relatable personality and quick wit stood out as best-in-class during a nationwide search for top new talent in sports television. We are very excited to bring her skills and personality to New England fans,” NESN vice president of programming and production/executive producer Joseph Maar said in a statement.
Duncan comes from Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA, where she has been a traffic reporter since May 2012. She also currently works as a sideline reporter for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.
Coit’s two-year contract expires Thursday and there were contract discussions but, he said, “it is in my best interest to make the jump.
“I love this job. I love the people up here. It has been awesome,” said Coit, who turns 25 on December 23. “But it’s time to take the next step. I’m young and I have big goals. And I don’t have a personal connection here.”
He said he doesn’t have another job lined up as yet, but he wants to continue as a television sports anchor-reporter. “I’ve had a couple of opportunities come my way but they haven’t been what I’m looking for,” said Coit, a native of Plymouth, Mass. “I want to keep moving up. I’d like to find a job in a mid-major market. Not a big city but a bigger place (than Bangor).”
Waters has worked with his fellow sports anchors Fred Kalil and Sam Crenshaw for 17 years. “I don’t think we’ve said three mean words to each other the entire time,” Waters told Access Atlanta. “I have an unbelievable amount of respect for them.”
Waters, who commutes 100 miles to work every day, has accepted a job in banking services closer to home. He has not yet decided when he will officially sign off, but his contract is up December 31.