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Justin Bieber’s Egging Exploits Big News for LA Stations

kabc_bieberWhen the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at Justin Bieber‘s home in the investigation of the alleged felony egging of his neighbor’s house, all the LA stations picked up the story. But one station went above and beyond the call.

ABC owned station KABC spent nearly nine minutes of its hour long 11:00 a.m. news on the Biebs. The station took the Sheriff’s presser about the search live at the bottom of the hour.

KABC news director Cheryl Fair defended her station’s coverage telling TVSpy Bieber is a major celebrity and covering live pressers of developing stories is common for the station.

“We are actually the only LA station doing live local news between 11:30a and noon,” said Fair. “Had other stations been in local news at that time it’s likely others would have also carried the news conference. Had the news conference taken place before our newscast, it would then have resulted only in sound bites from the news conference being used within our report as was the case on our later newscasts.”

The highlight of the presser was when a reporter asked the Sheriff’s spokesperson if the department could match eggs found in a refrigerator with those thrown at the house.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, Justin Bieber has a baby with Kate Middleton (I think I have that right), and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of Matt Lauer.  Plus, we debut the 1st annual “Where in the World is ‘Five Things You Need to Know This Week?’”

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WSB Anchor Monica Pearson: ‘I Lost A Competitive Edge … Because I Wasn’t Tweeting’

For veteran WSB anchor Monica Pearson, who joined the Atlanta ABC-affiliate in 1975, few things have changed the local news landscape as much as social media. In a speech at Kennesaw University yesterday, Pearson declared that “the one man band is back,” according to the Kennesaw Patch:

“You can’t just specialize in just being the best reporter in the world,” she said. “Now, in smaller markets, you’re going to be the reporter and the videographer as well as the editor.”

“You’ve got to be media savvy,” Pearson continued. “The more you know about social media, the more attractive you are going to be to employers.”

Pearson told the audience that she realized the importance of social media when Justin Bieber was spotted at a Georgia Music Hall of Fame ceremony. Read more

KXAS Interviews Caroline Gonzalez, the 11-Year-Old Mayor Who Renamed Main Street Justin Bieber Way

Eleven-year-old Caroline Gonzalez, who won a contest to be mayor of Forney, TX for a day, was surprised that the city actually went through with her motion to rename Main Street as Justin Bieber Way.

“Did you think they were really going to do that?” KXAS reporter Kim Fischer asked Gonzalez when the real mayor of Forney unveiled a Justin Bieber Way street sign.

She replied, “No, not really” (video above). Read more