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CBS Owned Stations Adding Viewers to Weather Team

weather watcher kcncWhat started at WCCO is spreading to other CBS owned stations.

Following the Minneapolis CBS owned station’s lead, KCNC in Denver, KYW in Philadelphia and WCBS in New York have begun looking for “Weather Watchers” to add to the station’s weather team.

“We’ve been thrilled to discover how many of our viewers have sophisticated equipment at home from anemometers and hygrometers, for wind and humidity, to rain gauges,” KYW chief meteorologist Kathy Orr said in a press release.

“Our weather watchers are your neighbors,” reads the KCNC website. “They tell us how much snow fell, or how temperatures are changing. They share pictures and video of cool weather events. They can even send a direct alert to the team in Colorado’s Weather Center.”

The point, according to station, is to use all the information to deliver the best forecast available.

KYW said its meteorologists will host workshops to give the weather watchers training, talk about climate and meteorology.

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What Are Local Stations Covering?

They like a longer story in Denver, where today we take a look at what the local stations are talking about.

With a lot of stories in the 2:00 range, most of the stations stacked their shows pretty much the same way: leading with the school evacuation and going long on the missing hikers.

Denver CBS Station Doesn’t Renew Greg Moody’s Contract

greg-moody2The Denver Post is reporting Greg Moody, “critic at large” for Denver CBS owned station KCNC will leave the station after his contract was not renewed.

The Post said news director Tim Wieland told Moody he could pick his departure date. Moody still reportedly has six weeks still left on his contract and is still on the air.

Moody told The Post, I’m gobsmacked.”

Moody started working in Denver as a “critic at large” in 1986 at KUSA. He moved to KCNC in 1988. His station bio reads, “Critic at Large Greg Moody was born in a Conestoga wagon on the eastern plains of Colorado in 1861. He is the son of General John Moody, Grand Exalted Poobah of the Order of Donuts, and Myrna Hatchfield, a sweet young girl heading West for her health.”

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.

Jodi Brooks Says Goodbye to KCNC

jodi brooks kcncJodi Brooks is signing off from Denver CBS O&O KCNCThe Denver Post reports.

Brooks’ last day will be Friday. She is leaving to become the regional sales director for an insurance company.  “I decided a year ago that it was time to do something totally different,” Brooks said.  “I chose fame over fortune (in the TV gig), now I’m choosing fortune over fame.”

Brooks, a Denver native, has also worked at WOAW in Wausau, Wisc., WRCB in Chattanooga, WPMI in Mobile and WEWS in Cleveland.

‘This Is Our House!’ Sports Anchor Vandalizes Banners Showing Baltimore QB in Denver

KCNC sports anchor Vic Lombardi did his best to lead an uprising after the NFL hung a giant poster of Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco on Sports Authority Field at Mile High along with smaller banners around downtown Denver. For non sports fans, that would be like hanging a George Stephanopolous banner behind Matt Lauer on the “Today Show” set.

“By now you’ve heard about the big Joe Flacco banner plastered outside the stadium. That’s the NFL’s doing. It’s part of their kickoff celebration,” Lombardi told viewers on last night’s 6:00 p.m. news. “How about the Flacco banners in downtown Denver? My question is, why? This is our house. Why do they get to decorate our house?”

So the sports anchor for the hometown CBS owned station took it to the streets. He even tweeted his intentions to deface the Flacco banners while asking police to turn a blind eye, “I honor and respect all police officers. But at 2pm today, on the Mall of 16th street, I beseech you – I implore you – to look the other way”

Apparently they heeded his call. Lombardi gave Flacco a sweet 70′s era mustache and taped a “Not in Our House” message to the vinyl banners hanging from street lamps in the city. He led a cheer of “Take it down!” and even let fans beat the banners with what looked like the shaft of a golf club.

Lombardi also recorded several short videos on Tout showing his NFL inspired crime spree.

KCNC Adds Mark Taylor as Weekend Anchor

Mark Taylor is joining Denver CBS owned station KCNC as weekend morning anchor.

KCNC news director Tim Wieland tweeted out news of the move, “A new anchor & reporter joining the @CBSDenver team. Welcome Mark Taylor (@AddTaylor)! He’ll anchor weekend mornings & report.”

Taylor tweeted out a photo of his dog Paige (pictured) saying, “Paige & I are thrilled to be joining @CBSDenver as weekend am anchor. We will miss our @OKCFOX family! pic.twitter.com/aOgGN5EWYT

Taylor comes to KCNC from KOKH in Oklahoma City where he was the weekend anchor. Before KOKH he was a morning anchor and reporter at KLSR in Eugene, OR, and a reporter and fill-in anchor and weathercaster at Eugene’s KVAL.

KMGH Morning Anchor Ana Cabrera Joins CNN

After four years at Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, Ana Cabrera is joining CNN.

Cabrera joined KMGH as a reporter and weekend morning anchor and was promoted to weekday morning anchor in 2011. She will be a Denver-based correspondent for CNN.

“Cabrera is an incisive and versatile communicator,” CNN/U.S. vice president of newsgathering Terence Burke said in a statement. “Her award-winning journalism is a testament to her passion for telling the multitude of stories from Denver and the western region.”

Before joining KMGH, Cabrera worked at KHQ and KAYU in Spokane. She began her career as intern for KMGH and KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver.

Sports Anchor Tom Helmer Joins KCNC

Tom Helmer is joining KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver, as a sports anchor. He will begin on July 22.

“We are really excited to have Tom join the CBS4 team,” KCNC news director Tim Wieland said in a statement. “He makes fan involvement key in sharing sports with viewers and his experience is a great fit for our station.”

Helmer joins the station from Root Sports, where he co-hosted broadcasts of Colorado Rockies games and covered collegiate and high school athletics. He has also worked at KXTV in Sacramento and WZZM in Grand Rapids.

Britt Moreno Joins KCNC as Morning Anchor

Britt Moreno is the new morning co-anchor at KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver. Moreno will anchor the 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and noon newscasts alongside Alan Gionet beginning in early April.

“We are very pleased to have Britt join CBS4,” news director Tim Wieland said in announcing the hire. “She is a great journalist who connects with viewers and will be a strong addition to our talented team.”

Moreno comes to KCNC from KSAZ, the Fox O&O in Phoenix, where she has been the weekend morning anchor since 2010. Prior to that, she worked at KRGV in Welasco, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.

Moreno replaces Brooke Wagner, who left KCNC in January.

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