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WRC Says Goodbye to Morning Traffic Reporter

sealock WRC croppedWashington D.C. NBC owned station WRC said goodbye to morning traffic reporter Danella Sealock at the end of today’s 6:00 a.m. show.

“You’ve been a very bright spot on this team and for our show and for our whole show here for three years now,” said Aaron Gilchrist. “We appreciate everything that you’ve brought to this group.”

Before working at WRC Sealock hosted a radio show on 93.9 WKYS and later at WPGC in Washington, D.C. She has also worked for BET as an entertainment reporter.

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Washington, D.C. Stations Break In to Cover Shootings at Navy Yard

After shots were reported around 8:20 a.m. ET this morning at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C., local stations broke into to regular programming with coverage at around 8:30 a.m.  After brief updates, most of the stations went back to the network morning shows then returned for wall-to-wall coverage near the top of the hour.

First on-air with the news was FOX owned station WTTG. Anchor Tony Perkins was already on-air with the “FOX 5 Morning News” when he tossed to Allison Seymour at 8:35 a.m. Seymour gave viewers a quick update before returning to the regular morning show.

Next up was NBC owned station WRC which broke in to NBC’s “Today” show at 8:39 a.m. Anchors Eun Yang and Aaron Gilchrist updated viewers from the studio on the developing situation.

CBS affiliate WUSA broke in to a commercial break at 8:47 a.m. during “CBS This Morning.” Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck anchored from the studio. WUSA also told viewers they could get updates on the breaking news from the station’s facebook and twitter feeds.

At 8:50 a.m., ABC affiliate WJLA broke in to “Good Morning America” with Jummy Olabanji anchoring from the studio. She quickly tossed to reporter Sam Ford who was live at the scene by phone. Ford said he lived close-by the scene and came over when he heard “all sorts of racket.” WJLA stayed on-air the rest of the morning.

One development worth watching was the use of social media by the stations. One example was WTTG @myfoxdc which kept viewers updated via twitter. See one of their tweets after the jump. Read more

VIDEO: Man Runs Through WRC Live Shot Wearing Only Horse Head and Shorts

In the spirit of showing the serious effects of Hurricane Sandy along with the absurd, WRC, the Washington, D.C. NBC owned station, bore witness to a scantily dressed example of the absurd as a man wearing just a horse head mask and a pair of athletic shorts jogged through a morning live shot.

“I’m not quite sure what that’s all about,”  WRC reporter Megan McGrath told anchors Eun Yang and Aaron Gilchrist.  ”But Eun and Aaron, perhaps some people are getting a little stir-crazy early.”

While we don’t condone such behavior, after the jump you can see a still the man posted to reddit.com of his exploits along with an animated gif someone made of the ‘jog through’. Read more

After 32 Years at WRC, Anchor Joe Krebs to Retire

Longtime WRC anchor and reporter Joe Krebs announced today that he will retire on March 30, after 32 years at the D.C. station.

“I really feel like I’ve been living my dream for almost 42 years, including the last 32 years here at Channel 4. Being a news broadcaster is what I always wanted to be,” Krebs said, announcing his retirement.  “Now, I want to travel with my wife and spend more time with my kids and grandchild–soon to be grandchildren–and, quite frankly, just do whatever darn well I want to do.”

Krebs has spent the last 18 years anchoring WRC’s morning newscast, and the station has tapped Aaron Gilchrist as his a.m. successor.  Gilchrist will join Eun Yang at the morning anchor desk beginning April 2. Read more