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Denver Stations Break In to Regular Programming for School Shooting

denver_shooting_mixDenver TV stations broke into afternoon programming to cover the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO.

CBS owned station KCNC broke in first. At 12:54 p.m. Alan Gionet told viewers about the shooting and reported police were in the area with emergency vehicles on their way. Gionet said Grayson Robinson, Araphaoe County Sheriff, told the station there were two possible victims and an active shooting situation at the time. Gionet promised further updates before returning to regular programming.

NBC affiliate KUSA broke in to “Extra” at 12:55 with Cheryl Preheim in the newsroom. ABC affiliate KMGH interrupted “General Hospital” at 1:16 with John Ferrugia reporting the station had spoken to students at the scene who said they heard three shots fired. FOX affiliate KDVR was last on at 1:30 p.m. with a combination of studio anchor and live helicopter shot showing the scene at the high school.

The shooting happened just a few miles from the scene of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School.

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ABC-Affiliated KMGH Disputes ABC News Report on Colorado Shooting

Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH is publicly disputing an ABC News report about Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

Both ABC News and the New York Daily News reported yesterday Holmes has been spitting at officers at the Arapahoe County Jail, and at one point was forced to wear a face guard. John Ferrugia, a longtime investigative reporter at KMGH, took to Twitter to offer a conflicting report from what he called a “knowledgeable source”:

KMGH, which is owned by Scripps, also has a story on its website denying the report, although it cites “two national news organizations” without naming ABC News specifically:  Read more

KMGH Reporter John Ferrugia Wins Missouri Medal for Journalism Service

John Ferrugia, a longtime investigative reporter at Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH, has been awarded the Missorui School of Journalism’s Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism for 2012.

“It’s humbling,” Ferrugia told the Denver Post. “When I got the letter, I had to check to make sure it was to me. I was stunned. This is not something that you apply for. It just came out of the blue.”

Ferrugia, one of 10 recipients, will be presented with the award in October. According to the Post, other winners this year include New York editor-in-chief Adam Moss, Washington Post investigative reporter Jeff Leen and the New York Times graphics department.