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WBFF Apologizes for ‘Kill a Cop’ Story

FoxFacing massive fallout from a story aired Sunday night that claimed peaceful protesters had called for the killing of police officers, Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF invited a protest leader on air to apologize face-to-face. “We aired a clip from a protest in Washington, DC where we reported protesters were chanting ‘kill a cop’,” said anchor Jeff Barnd. “We received a phone call from Tawanda Jones, who is in the video, who informed us that the chant was actually ‘We won’t stop. We can’t stop. ’til killer cops. Are in cell blocks’.”

Barnd said the mistake was an honest error. “When you do a news story, it usually goes through a lot of desks,” he said. “A lot of brains look at it. And it’s unfortunate that it made it on our air last night.”

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Kai Jackson Returns to Baltimore, Joins WBFF

bal-kai-jackson-wbff-returning-to-baltimore-an-001One year after announcing he would leave Baltimore CBS-owned station WJZ, where he had worked for twenty years, Kai Jackson revealed he would return–this time to Fox affiliate WBFF, where Jackson will become the primary co-anchor starting in January. “Kai Jackson will join the Fox 45 news operation and co-anchor with Jennifer Gilbert the 4 p.m. newscast that will launch on Jan. 19,” WBFF general manager Bill Fanshawe said Monday.

Jackson will also co-anchor the 5 p.m. and late newscasts.

Jeff Barnd, who has been the station’s primary co-anchor, will become a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns WBFF, and will report from Sinclair’s national bureau in Washington.

WBFF Adding Newscast to Crowded 5 p.m. Time Slot

Baltimore Fox-affiliate WBFF plans to add a 5 p.m. newscast to its schedule in April, entering the station into local news competition with WBAL, WJZ, and WMAR at that time slot.

The Baltimore Sun reports that WBFF’s new 5 o’clock newscast will be anchored by Jeff Barnd and Jennifer Gilbert, who currently anchor the station’s 5:30 p.m newscast.

“I’m going to change the lineup and run ‘Judge Judy’ from 4 to 5, and run the news from 5 to 5:30, and then, 5:30 to 6,” general manager Bill Fanshawe told the Sun.