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WHP Employee Photobombs WHTM Reporter During Live Shot

It turns out there’s no such thing as an anonymous photobomb.

The internet has been abuzz with the video of WHTM reporter Dave Marcheskie doing a live shot from a state representative’s victory party while a man drank out of a flower vase behind him. The video was even featured on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night.

The vase drinker was identified as Frank Treese. Treese, it turns out, works in the IT department of CBS affiliate WHP.

“We have the deepest respect for our colleagues at CBS 21 as they do for us and we really want to stay focused on that respect and move on from this ‘photo bomb’,” WHTM news director Dave Jones told TVSpy. “We have an obligation to serve our audience and because of that we think it’s best to not discuss this matter beyond that and move forward, staying focused on our mission of service.”

WHP news director Mike Bothwell told the The Patriot-News he couldn’t talk about it and referred the paper to the GM.

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Anchors Struggle With Pronunciation of Lupita Nyong’o

While reporting the news that Lupita Nyong’o was named People’s Most Beautiful Person for 2014, some anchors struggled with the pronunciation of the Oscar-winning actress’ name. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” helpfully assembled some of the funnier attempts:

Some Local Stations Confuse The Rooneys In Report About Mickey’s Death

When pint-sized legendary actor Mickey Rooney died this week, he made headlines across the US.

As Jimmy Kimmel found out, some stations didn’t know the difference between spunky film star Mickey Rooney and career curmudgeon Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes who died in 2011.

After Jimmy Kimmel Makes Makes Fun of Him, KTLA Reporter Fights Back

KTLA reporter Doug Kolk did his best local TV version of David to the Goliath that is Jimmy Kimmel.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, local reporters have become a favorite target of late night shows. Monday, Kimmel ran a report from March 28 when Kolk was getting reaction about that night’s earthquake in LA.

Kolk asked several people on Hollywood Boulevard if they felt the quake. They all said ‘No.’

“He saw on social media there was an earthquake nobody felt it,” said Kimmel. “But he went out. So please keep us in your prayers.”

But Kolk had a comeback, telling viewers on KTLA last night Kimmel left out the part where he wrapped his report by saying, “So nobody felt thing a thing, much like being an audience member at a Jimmy Kimmel taping.”

A quick check of TVeyes showed Kolk didn’t deliver the Kimmel line live. Kolk told TVSpy he taped that part after he became Kimmel’s target.

He said he brought the same suit he wore on March 28 just in case he was allowed to do the skit. He was. Though he said he was warned it was a fight he wasn’t going to win.

Jimmy Kimmel Takes Over KABC Sportscast

Jimmy Kimmel took over for KABC sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki on ABC owned station’s evening newscast Monday night (video above). “Today is National Rob Fukuzaki Day,” Kimmel said. “All over the country there is crowds of people taking to the streets, celebrating Rob’s life, celebrating Rob’s work, celebrating Rob’s impact.”

Saying he wanted to give Fukuzaki the night off, Kimmel finished the KABC sportscast: “At the Winter Olympics, the U.S. team only won one gold today. And it was in ice dancing, which isn’t even a sport. In fact, I’m not sure it’s even dancing,” he joked. “All I know is, I don’t like it.” [h/t NewsBlues]

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at LA Stations Reacting to Recent Cold Snap

Late night talk show host and funnyman, Jimmy Kimmel called out the local Los Angeles TV stations for their near ‘breaking news’ style while covering the recent dip in temperatures in the area.

“It’s so cold,” said Kimmel. “I had to wear two tank tops to work today,” noting that the day this was broadcast the high temperature was a frosty 51 degrees.

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Newscasts, Syndicated Reruns Push ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Back in Some Markets

Yesterday we told you that two ABC affiliates, WISN in Milwaukee and KSTP in Minneapolis, were delaying the new start time of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in favor of local newscasts.

Several stations air Kimmel’s program an hour later than its scheduled time due to hourlong newscasts: WEAR in Mobile, KIFI in Idaho Falls, KOAT in Albuquerque and KRGV in Welasco, Texas. All of these stations had hour-long newscasts in place before the Kimmel-”Nightline” swap.

KMBC in Kansas City airs “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 11:35 pmCT because of existing contracts to show syndicated programming. The station wraps up its 10pmCT newscast at 10:35 and then airs “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.” KATV in Little Rock also delays the show to 11:05pmCT in favor of sitcom reruns like “According to Jim” and, in the past, “Home Improvement” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

WISN, KSTP Opt to Delay ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Start Time

ABC made a primetime programming switch this week, swapping “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Nightline.” Beginning Tuesday, Kimmel’s program began airing at 11:35pmET/10:35pmCT and Nightline will air at 12:35amET/11:35pmCT.

Some ABC affiliates, including WISN in Milwaukee and KSTP in Minneapolis, are opting to air Kimmel later than its scheduled broadcast time in favor of local newscasts. WISN general manager Jan Wade told the Milwaukee Business Journal that the success of the station’s hour-long 10 p.m. newscast is the reason for delaying Kimmel’s program.

“We don’t want to abandon something that’s a strength for us,” Wade said.

KSTP will expand its 10 p.m. newscast to an hour in the absence of “Nightline.” Kimmel will air at 11:00pmCT.

Know of any other markets where ABC affiliates are pushing Kimmel’s program back? Let us know: tvspy@mediabistro.com.

KSTP Expanding 10 p.m. Newscast

Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP is expanding its weekday 10 p.m. newscast to a full hour, TVNewsCheck reports.

The 60-minute broadcast will premiere on January 8. The station says the newscast “will be staffed with more reporters, more photographers and additional resources in order to tackle topics that typically are not featured in a traditional 35 minute news format.”

KSTP’s expansion comes as ABC shiftsJimmy Kimmel Live” from 11:35pmCT to 10:35pmCT. Kimmel’s program will air at 11 p.m. on KSTP.

Jimmy Kimmel Drops By Atlanta’s WSB To Publicize New Time Slot

Jimmy Kimmel dropped by Atlanta’s ABC affiliate WSB to celebrate his show’s growing ratings and to publicize its new time slot following the 11 p.m. local news in January.

Kimmel’s show will replace “Nightline” at 11:35 p.m. while “Nightline” moves to Kimmel’s old slot at 12:35 a.m. When asked about the move, Kimmel told the Journal-Constitution, ““I feel like we’re ready.  I feel like we’ll succeed.”

>Related TVNewser:ABC Swaps ‘Nightline’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

According to ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is the only late night talk show to increase its viewership this year.  “As strong as the ratings are nationwide, the strongest ratings for Jimmy Kimmel are right here in Atlanta,” Tim McVay, WSB vice president and general manager told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explaining Kimmel’s visit to his station. Read more

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