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For the Meteorologist Who Has Everything: Nike ‘Weatherman’ Shoes

wttg_weathermanshoes_cu holdingTucker Barnes, meteorologist for FOX owned Washington, D.C. station WTTG, is sporting a new pair of kicks.

While this normally wouldn’t make TVSpy, it’s s a slow news week AND the Nike Air Foamposite 1 Premium “Weatherman” shoes have a weather pattern on the outside. Take a closer look after the jump.

“Short story,” said co-anchor Allison Seymour. “Tucker wanted this weatherman shoe when it first came out. It’s taken, like, a year. But Santa finally got them to you.”

He showed the shoes off on set at 5:00 a.m. and wore them at 8:00 a.m. and told viewers, “About the shoes, I don’t know how much about them other than they’re going to take my weather forecasting to the next level.”
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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

Tony Perkins, Wisdom Martin Promoted at WTTG

WTTG has officially promoted Tony Perkins and Wisdom Martin to morning anchor positions, the Washington, DC Fox O&O announced today.

Perkins will co-anchor from 7 to 10 a.m. alongside Allison Seymour, while Martin will co-anchor from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with Sarah Simmons. Both Perkins and Martin have held these roles on a temporary basis since earlier this year; Perkins replaced Steve Chenevey in January, while Martin replaced Gurvir Dhindsa in March.

“We are pleased to welcome Tony and Wisdom into these new roles on our FOX 5 morning newscasts,” WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin said in a statement. “They are both seasoned journalists, who are widely respected in this market.”