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Brooke Wagner Out at KCNC

KCNC morning anchor Brooke Wagner has signed off from the Denver CBS owned station.

Wagner tweeted the news on her last day saying, “I am leaving CBS4, but thanks 4 your support! I’ll revise my Twitter handle soon&will keep you updated. Happy New Year!”

According to the Denver Post, Wagner’s contract was not renewed and news director Tim Wieland plans to,”‘inject the morning news with new energy,’ with plans on the production side along with staff changes, [none] of which is finalized yet.”

Wagner had been with KCNC for ten years.  Before coming to KCNC she worked for KSWB in San Diego, CA, KTBC in Austin, TX, WTAJ in Altoona, PA and KXII in Sherman, TX.

[Denver Post]

Jennifer Zeppelin Named Chief Meteorologist at KTUL

KTUL has named a new chief meteorologist to replace Frank Mitchell, who retired earlier this week. Jennifer Zeppelin will step into the role at the Tulsa ABC affiliate, making her Tulsa’s first female chief meteorologist.

Zeppelin has been a freelance meteorologist at KTUL for the past nine months. She made the move to Tulsa earlier this year after her husband accepted a job at the Oklahoma State University Foundation. Prior to that, she worked at KCNC in Denver as the morning and noon meteorologist.

“In the last few months [Zeppelin] has shown all of us that she not only loves what she does, but also is serious about protecting our viewers from severe weather,” KTUL general manager Pat Baldwin said in a statement. “We believe Oklahomans will welcome her on board wholeheartedly.”

CBS and Cablevision Renew Carriage Agreement

CBS and Cablevision announced the renewal of their content carriage agreements for the CBS O&Os. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The agreement covers Cablevision subscribers in the New York tri-state area served by WCBS, Philadelphia’s KYW and Denver’s KCNC and also includes Cablevision’s continued carriage of Showtime, Smithsonian Channel and CBS Sports Network.

“This broad agreement will ensure that Cablevision customers will continue to have access to the CBS programming they already enjoy, across a range of networks, as well as new services Cablevision will launch in the coming months, including Showtime Anytime and CBS prime time shows on demand,” said Mac Budill, Cablevision’s executive vice president of programming.

Romney Campaign Restricts Questions on Abortion, Akin During KCNC Interview

KCNC reporter Shaun Boyd revealed she was told to stay away from certain topics during her interview with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney this morning.

“There one stipulation to the interview was that I not ask him about abortion or Todd Akin,” Boyd, the political specialist at the Denver CBS O&O, said on the 12 p.m. newscast today (video above).

A Romney campaign spokesperson told Politico, “This is not how we operate. The matter is being addressed.” Read more

Veteran KCNC Reporter Suzanne McCarroll Reflects on Covering Columbine, Aurora Shootings

Suzanne McCarroll, a reporter at Denver CBS O&O KCNC for 30 years, reflects on her experience covering both the 1999 Columbine shooting and the recent Aurora movie theater shooting in an essay for Poynter. McCarroll points out that although her career in local news “might seem dull” to a foreign network correspondent, in reality it has been anything but:

But no one told me I’d be interviewing parents who lost their children because they went to school at one day. No one warned me that the deaths of young people would come, not in a war zone, but in a suburban movie theater.

I never envisioned that not once, but twice, in my career, I would have parents come up to me frantic and fearful, begging for news of their children, only to tell them I had no news to share. Their children, first at Columbine High School, and now at Theater Nine in Aurora, were dead. Read more

12 Dead, 50 Injured in Colorado Massacre

Local stations in Denver remain in breaking news coverage at this hour after a gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, CO left at least 12 dead and 50 injured.

NBC-affiliate KUSA was the first station to go into continuing coverage, around 2:25 a.m. local time. Reporter Brandon Rittiman anchored from the scene of the shooting. Rittiman was joined by morning anchor Kyle Dyer at 2:45 a.m.

KMGH, the ABC-affiliate, ran a breaking news ticker during “World News Now” starting shortly after 2:40 a.m. “World News” reported on the news at 2:50 a.m. KMGH broke in to that program with its own coverage at 3:08 a.m. Mitch Jelniker anchored coverage. Read more

Denver Stations and County Officials Clash Over Coverage of High Park Wildfire

Denver stations have been in overdrive this week covering an extensive wildfire that has burned more then 40,000 acres in Larimer County. On Monday, the county sheriff’s office requested that the media not show images of destroyed homes, out of respect to homeowners. News directors have noted the sensitivity of the issue, but have turned down the request, the Denver Post reports:

“While we have deep respect for what Larimer County is asking, at the same time we are hearing from the same community that they want to know,” said Jeff Harris, News Director at [KMGH]. The outpouring of response regarding the station’s extended coverage has been rewarding, he said.

“This is not the time for that kind of fight,” Harris said.

“We certainly understand the emotional nature of those images,” said [KCNC] News Director Tim Wieland. Read more

People Are Still Talking About Mitt Romney’s Standoff with Denver Reporter

In an interview on Wednesday in Colorado, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney grew frustrated with KCNC reporter Shaun Boyd when she asked him a viewer’s question about medical marijuana (after she had pressed him on the issue of same-sex marriage).

Romney was still talking about the incident on Thursday and, on Friday afternoon, it was at the center of an on-air argument between MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall and Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney (video above). Read more

Mitt Romney Gets Frustrated with KCNC Reporter When She Asks Viewer’s Facebook Question

Mitt Romney fielded questions with the poise of a seasoned presidential candidate during a series of one-on-one interviews with Denver reporters on Wednesday, but at one point he became frustrated with KCNC‘s Shaun Boyd when she asked him a question that a viewer had shared on the station’s Facebook page.

After pressing Romney on the issue same-sex marriage, Boyd asked him a viewer’s question about medical marijuana.

“Aren’t there issues of significance that you’d like to talk about?” Romney shot back. Read more

As Obama Endorses Gay Marriage, Romney Affirms Opposition with Denver Stations

While President Obama was preparing to sit for an exclusive interview with ABC News, in which he would express his support for same-sex marriage, Mitt Romney was in Colorado, talking to local reporters.

Just hours before news broke of Obama’s gay marriage pronouncement, Romney affirmed his opposition to same-sex unions in interviews with reporters from a handful of Denver stations.

On Tuesday night, Republicans in the Colorado state house of representatives blocked a bill that would have allowed same-sex civil unions, so on Wednesday reporters from KDVR, KUSA, and KCNC asked Romney to discuss his stance on the issue. Read more

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