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Reporters Will Be Able to Live-Tweet Sandusky Trial

Journalists won’t be allowed to record the sex-abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky but they will be able to live-tweet it.

According to a court order issued on Wednesday, journalists will be allowed to tweet and blog as they attend the trial, which is set to begin next week.

Local news stations WJAC and WTAJ will each have one reserved seat in the courtroom, and will be able to use smart phones and laptops during the trial, although they will not be allowed to record or broadcast “any verbatim account of the proceedings while court is in session.” Read more

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VIDEO: Jerry Sandusky’s Wife Nearly Runs Over WPXI Reporter

WPXI‘s Courtney Brennan was shooting a news piece in front of Jerry Sandusky‘s house last week when Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, sped into the driveway, coming close to hitting Brennan and her photographer (video above). [Via]

After Party At Home Of Sandusky’s Lawyer, NBC’s Jay Gray ‘Pleaded’ With Police Over Blood Alcohol Test

Last month, NBC News reporter Jay Gray was arrested for DUI after a party at the home of Joe Amandola, Jerry Sandusky‘s attorney. Gray — who frequently reports on NBC’s affiliates — reportedly attended the party because Amandola is shopping a Sandusky interview around to the major networks. Since the arrest, the official affidavit has been filed in the case. Deadspin has details, in the words of the arresting officer:

I approached the passenger side door and immediately smelled the strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from his car. He related that he is a news reporter for NBC News and had just met with attorney Joe AMENDOLA about the Jerry SANDUSKY case. His eyes were glassy. I asked how much alcohol he had consumed and he told me initially, “Two beers.” He related that one was an Otto’s Red something. His speech was slurred and he juxtaposed the letters in a few words. Read more

NBC Reporter Jay Gray Arrested For DUI After Party At The Home Of Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer

NBC News reporter Jay Gray was arrested last weekend for DUI after a party at the home of Joe Amandola, Jerry Sandusky‘s lawyer, according to TMZ.

Gray is a national reporter for NBC who appears frequently on its affiliated stations. He was one of a group of reporters invited to Amandola’s home for the December 11 Giants-Cowboys matchup, reportedly because the attorney is shopping a Sandusky interview around to the major networks.

Gray has been in State College since November 5 covering the Sandusky story. According to police records obtained by TMZ, Gray was arrested at 1:45 a.m. on December 12 by a Pennsylvania State Police officer.

In WHTM Interview, Defense Attorney Says Sandusky Showered with Boys to Teach Them Hygiene

In an interview with WHTM, an attorney who recently joined Jerry Sandusky‘s defense team explained that the disgraced football coach was likely showering with young boys in order to teach them personal hygiene.

“People who work with troubled youth will tell you that there are a lot of juvenile delinquents, or people that are dependent, who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body,” attorney Karl Rominger, who was present at Sandusky’s hearing earlier this week, told WHTM. Video inside… Read more

In Philly, Sandusky Arraignment Is News Of The Day

New charges were brought against Jerry Sandusky today, and local stations in Philadelphia rushed to cover the breaking news about the former Penn State defensive coordinator.

ABC O&O WPVI, which caught exclusive video of Sandusky arriving at the courthouse (watch above) says Kenneth Moton was the “only reporter” inside Sandusky’s arraignment. Moton reported that Sandusky was “in handcuffs and wearing Penn State pants” in the courtroom. Read more

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

WJAC Reporter Gary Sinderson On The Penn State Cover-Up: ‘Some In This Biz Are Lazy’

Gary Sinderson, a reporter at WJAC in Johnstown, PA, writes about reporting on the Penn State Scandal on TVNewsCheck. Sinderson, who is a Penn State alum, says he “began hearing whispers about Jerry Sandusky several years ago”:

Why couldn’t I report it? I didn’t have the time to get the needed verification to move the story ahead or to convince my bosses it’s not a rumor, but a real story. It’s just the nature of my particular job. I’m a one-man band, expected to crank out several stories a day. I may get a day or two to work on a large story, but not the time afforded to [Harrisburg Patriot-News reporter Sara] Ganim.

[...] Some in this biz are lazy, just repeating and reporting on what a few others have uncovered. We have a lot of commentators and not enough folks on the front lines finding the stories for everybody else to talk about. Corporate downsizing has cut those positions.  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