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Posts Tagged ‘Greg Dutra’

Iowa Man Accused of Using Local Meteorologist’s Name to Get Dates

A Davenport, IA, man has been caught allegedly using a local meteorologist identity to pick up women online.

Matt Wendt is accused of impersonating KWQC meteorologist Greg Dutra on social media.

According to Gawker, “Matt Wendt’s little plan fell apart when the real Greg Dutra tweeted at his girlfriend on Twitter, and one of Wendt’s prospects started questioning the real Dutra as to why he never mentioned that he was in a relationship.”

The Quad City Times reports Wendt was arrested May 9 and has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor identity theft.

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KWQC Meteorologist Fights Off Laughing Fit After Depends Joke

KWQC meteorologist Greg Dutra fought off a fit of laughter on the air after he made a “Depends” joke during his forecast, which aired immediately after a commercial for the adult diapers (video above).

“Well, your weather forecast today ‘depends…’” Dutra said at the top of his forecast, trailing off as his colleagues at the anchor desk started chiding him for making the joke. “As soon as I saw it, I was like, it’s stacked right in front of me. I got to. It might be my only chance!” [h/t Los Angeles Daily News]

Melissa Smith Joins KWQC as Morning Co-Anchor

Melissa Smith is joining KWQC, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa, as morning co-anchor.

Smith moves to the Quad Cities from Traverse City, Mich., where she is currently the morning anchor at NBC affiliate WPBN.

“Melissa is a leader in and out of the newsroom. She is a strong journalist with a community based philosophy. She’ll fit right in with the KWQC family,” KWQC news director Beth Marsoun said in a statement. “Melissa has a kind way and bright personality.”

Smith will anchor alongside David Nelson and meteorologist Greg Dutra. She replaces Jessica Tighe, who recently joined WDJT in Milwaukee.