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Posts Tagged ‘Andy Fox’

A Vice Presidential Announcement From Norfolk

Shortly before 9:30amET this morning from the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA, Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.

NBC-affiliate WAVY,  CBS-affiliate WTKR and ABC-affiliate WVEC all elected to produce their own coverage instead of airing national coverage produced by their respective affiliated networks.

On WTKR, Juliet Bickford anchored, with Laurie Simmons live from the campaign rally. On WVEC, Mike Gooding helmed coverage from the USS Wisconsin. David Culver anchored coverage on NBC-affiliate WAVY, with Andy Fox at the announcement site. Read more

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WTKR Rips WAVY Reporter on Facebook: ‘This Guy Gives All Reporters a Bad Name’

WTKR took to its Facebook page on Wednesday to criticize the “arrogance” of Andy Fox, a popular reporter with rival station WAVY.

Fox, who HamptonRoads.com calls “the most boisterous reporter in the region,” has been investigating safety issues surrounding Norfolk’s new light rail system this week. And, according to WTKR, he committed “a major no-no on the light rail tracks while reporting on people committing major no-no’s on the light rail tracks.”

The CBS-affiliate posted a photo (above, right) of Fox, microphone in hand, standing in the middle of the light rail tracks–the same place where a number of crashes have occurred as local residents ignored signs imploring them to stay off the tracks.

“This guy gives all reporters a bad name when he acts like the rules don’t apply to him,” WTKR wrote on Facebook about the photo. “Tell his bosses that arrogance is not OK with you. Vote with your remote at 5 o’clock.” Read more

After 2 Hours of Breaking News Coverage, WAVY Misses Money Shot of Black Bear

WAVY, an NBC-affiliate serving southeastern Virginia, went into breathless breaking news mode on Friday evening after a black bear was spotted roaming a neighborhood in Virginia Beach.  WAVY provided nearly two hours of live coverage on Friday, even preempting NBC’s “Nightly News,” to report on developments with the bear, who spent the time quietly perched in a tree.

Reporter Andy Fox, along with photographer Walter Hildebrand, covered the movement of the bear, which was first spotted by a local resident around 11 p.m. on Thursday, throughout the day Friday as the saga eventually came to an end during primetime.

After fruitlessly waiting for police officers to move in on the bear during the 6 o’clock hour, WAVY went to the regularly scheduled “Entertainment Tonight” at 7:00. Police ended up shooting the bear with a tranquilizer dart around 7:15, and then WAVY broke in at 8:30 as officials worked to lower the bear’s comatose body from the tree.

After all the coverage, though, WAVY missed the money shot. Read more