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Dallas HS Basketball Coach Fired After Threatening Reporter

A Dallas High School Basketball coach has been fired after sending threatening tweets to WFAA reporter Brett Shipp.

According to the Dallas ABC affiliate, Shipp uncovered a recruiting scandal that included several Dallas coaches and administrators who were then fired. Two of those fired were relatives of Dallas Kimball coach Royce “Snoop” Johnson. Johnson, then went after Shipp on twitter.

“You went at me which is cool, but when you go after my family [sic] lights out!” Snoop Johnson tweeted Friday evening hours after news broke of the mass firings. “Now I’m coming for you. I fear none of you.”

In another tweet, Royce Johnson posted: “Let’s go! I’m not waiting for you to come for me. I’m coming.” Read more

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KMOV, WFAA Win IRE Awards

KMOV in St. Louis and WFAA in Dallas-Fort Worth have won 2012 Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards.

KMOV’s Craig Cheatham and Jim Thomas won the IRE Award in the small Broadcast/Video category for “War Zone: The Destruction of an All-American City,” an hourlong documentary about political corruption in East St. Louis, Ill. Cheatham’s “dogged reporting and hard-hitting questions appear to get inside the minds of hardened politicos who admit to him their wrongdoing,” the judges wrote. The CBS affiliate’s report resulted in the resignation of a police chief and pending criminal charges and investigations.

WFAA’s Brett Shipp, Billy Bryant and Jason Trahan won in the medium Broadcast/Video category for “Unfair Game,” an examination of Texas high school coaches and administrators helping students illegally transfer school districts to put together top athletic teams. Shipp “used an inventive combination of social media and dogged reporting to show how high school athletics had been transformed into a business in which the best players were lured away from their neighborhood schools and sometimes across state lines,” the judges wrote. One coach was fired as result of the ABC affiliate’s report.

Deion Sanders Calls WFAA Reporter ‘The African-American Killer’

Deion Sanders, former NFL star and co-founder of Prime Prep, a Dallas charter school, took aim at an unnamed WFAA reporter while on Dallas radio station KRLD.  Sanders went on the program to address allegations that his charter school had engaged in illegal recruiting for both football and basketball.

“First of all, this all started mainly by a Caucasian reporter from a news station, Channel 8, you know who I’m talking about, and he seems like he’s the African American killer,” Sanders said. “It’s always something against a brother. And that bothers me. I’ve never been accused of cheating with anything, in any sports, in any arena, in my life. Now to be accused of something as stupid and as simplistic as this and all I have is 30 kids out there. And the sad thing about it, Channel 8 and Dallas Morning News, they’re partners.”

Sanders’ comments were most likely aimed at WFAA (ABC) reporter Brett Shipp who has done a series of reports about Prime Prep’s athletic program.  You can watch one of Shipp’s reports after the jump.  In it, he was antagonized by Prime Prep coaches and players while investigating the uncertainty surrounding the school’s athletic program. Read more

Dallas Prep School Apologizes After Football Team Harasses WFAA Reporter Brett Shipp

A high school football team in Dallas was not pleased to see WFAA investigative reporter Brett Shipp at one of their recent practice sessions (video above).

Shipp has been covering the football program at Prime Prep, Deion Sanders‘ new charter school, since local officials voted to ban the school’s athletic teams from competing this year. The team was practicing in a public city park last week when Shipp stopped by with a camera crew, prompting outrage from the players and coaches, who demanded he leave. Read more

WFAA’s Brett Shipp Shoved By Dallas Politician

WFAA reporter Brett Shipp was involved in a physical confrontation with Dallas county commissioner John Wiley Price Wednesday morning at Price’s office.

Shipp — who can be seen in video of the incident wearing a blue shirt and sunglasses — was attempting to speak with Price, who has been under intense scrutiny this summer after his home and office were raided by the FBI in June as part of a political corruption investigation.

In Shipp’s account of the confrontation, which is posted on the WFAA website, he says that Price threatened to “split his throat open.” Shipp, who has been an investigative reporter for the station since 1995, was unharmed in the incident.

Watch video of the confrontation, after the jump. Read more