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Posts Tagged ‘Gerry Sandusky’

WDSU’s Scott Walker Will Be Anchoring the News, Not Facing a Recall Election, Tomorrow

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (left) is currently fighting for his political life ahead of tomorrow’s recall election. This presents a fairly hilarious problem for another Scott Walker (right) who anchors the evening newscasts at New Orleans NBC-affiliate WDSU.

WDSU’s Walker has been flooded with messages from Facebook and Twitter users who have mistaken him for the controversial governor. The good-natured anchor, who has been confused with the governor before, recently posted “An Open Letter to the People of Wisconsin” on his personal blog about the mix-up:

There are people though who are a bit confused, like the person who tweeted his family’s support to me this morning. There are many others like him. Reach out to them. Reveal the truth. Let them know that I have much better hair than your Scott Walker…and I’ll be in New Orleans anchoring the news on June 5.

WDSU’s Walker also poked fun at the confusion via Twitter: Read more

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WBAL’s Gerry Sandusky Takes Twitter Hate in Stride

Ever since former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of sex crimes against young boys earlier this month, WBAL sports director Gerry Sandusky has had to constantly tell people “‘Gerry’ with a ‘G.’”

As new details in the Jerry Sandusky case continue to emerge, Gerry has had to stick with this refrain, especially on Twitter. Read more

Because of His Name, WBAL Sports Director Gerry Sandusky Treads Carefully With Penn State Story

For WBAL sports director Gerry Sandusky, the current news cycle is a challenge for an unusual reason — his name.

Sandusky, who does the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on Baltimore’s NBC-affiliate, shares a name — although not a spelling — with Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State who is accused of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year span.

“It’s a very delicate thing because first and foremost, this is a horrific story,” Gerry Sandusky told the Baltimore Sun. “If he is guilty of doing what he is alleged of having done, there are real victims that my heart goes out to.” Read more

WBAL Stands By Report on Mike Flanagan Suicide

WBAL is standing by a controversial report by sports director Gerry Sandusky last night about the suicide of Mike Flanagan, a former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and general manager.

Sandusky cited multiple sources in claiming that Flanagan’s suicide was because the former athlete was depressed over perceived failures during his time managing the Orioles. Flanagan “wrestled for some time now with the perception of fans and colleagues alike of his role in the team’s failure,” Sandusky said. At the time his report (which can be watched here) aired last night, police had not yet confirmed Flanagan’s death was a suicide, and their official report, which was not released until today, cited Flanagan’s widow in listing the cause of his actions as “financial difficulties.” Read more