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Posts Tagged ‘Karen Hepp’

‘He’s a Maniac’: Philadelphia FOX Anchor Recreates Iconic ‘Flashdance’ Scene

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchor Mike Jerrick braved the staged elements to recreate an iconic scene from the movie “Flashdance” to honor the 30th anniversary of the movie’s release.

The scene chosen was the one where Jennifer Beals‘ character in the movie sits on a chair and pulls a lever to release gallons of water in a cascade of sexiness.

According to the WTXF website, Jerrick’s co-anchor Karen Hepp was supposed to be the one under the water, but she was under the weather instead.

“We may have overdone it with the water,” said the anchor for the Philadelphia FOX owned station while returning to the morning show set. “We didn’t need that much water.”

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From Huh? to Hilarious: A Roundup of How Morning Teams Celebrated Halloween

Countless anchors across the country got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up in kooky costumes and camping it up. The winners in the broadcasting version of the Halloween Parade continues to be the viewers who witnessed everything from awkward concepts to small moments that were genuinely funny.

The unofficial TVSpy award for the cattiest and most likely to be viewed by the Human Resources department went to Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV. (video above) Anchor Bobbie Miller dressed like Tammy Payne, while Payne dressed like Miller in what came off as a thinly veiled excuse for them to take potshots at each other.

While the two were busy insulting one another, co-anchor Stan Miller scored the sexist remark of the day when he said “I want you to met Bobbie Miller.” He then patted “Miller’s” baby bump and said “Bucking for another 12 weeks off!”

Fake Bobbie Miller summed up the segment after taking a few shots across her bow by telling fake Tammy Payne, “We’re not going to be friends when this show’s over, are we?” Read more

WTXF’s Kacie McDonnell: The ‘Little Sister’ of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Kacie McDonnell, the morning traffic reporter on Philadelphia Fox O&O WTXF, talks to the Philadelphia Daily News about her career. Despite WTXF being her first job in television, McDonnell said she has been “accepted with open arms” by the “Good Day Philadelphia” team:

She said that her lack of experience has never been an issue with the “Good Day” team headed up by anchors Sheinelle Jones, Mike Jerrick and Karen Hepp.

“There has not been an ounce of any bad feelings or ill will, not at all,” she said. “They accepted me with open arms. I’m kind of like the little sister of the group. We’re totally a family.

“Definitely, there was something to prove, being right out of college, but I think slowly, and with the help of everyone at the station – on air and behind the scenes – I’m starting to figure out who I am on a professional level.”

On the Move, 2/15/12

Adam Yosim joins WLEX in Lexington as a general assignment reporter. He previously worked at WCTI in Greenville.

Kristine Johnson renews her contract as 5 and 11 p.m. anchor at WCBS in New York City.

WCBS reporter Jay Dow joins rival WPIX in New York City.

WTNH meteorologist Steve Villanueva joins WPIX as a traffic reporter and back-up weather anchor.

Karen Hepp is promoted to weekday morning anchor at WTXF in Philadelphia. Read more

On the Move, 3/17/11

Jummy Olabanji joins WJLA-TV in Washington DC as a reporter from WTKR-TV in Norfolk.

Mike Barz expands his morning anchor duties from two hours (5-7am) to four hours (5-9am) at WAWS-TV and WTEV-TV in Jacksonville.

Bridget Blythe joins NECN in Boston as a Monday through Friday AM anchor/reporter from morning anchor at WKBW-TV in Buffalo.

Kathryn Brown is promoted to staff reporter from freelance reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. Read more