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Nebraska Station Captures UFO On Live TV

Lincoln, NE, ABC affiliate KLKN recently captured a UFO on its live Towercam during its 6:00 a.m. news.

Morning meteorologist Sean McMullen pointed out the green triangle shaped object in the shot, “Take a look at our Towercam. You decide for yourself,” said McMullen who initially thought it was just a star. “This is a very peculiar light off to the eastern horizon.”

“I have never seen anything like this before,” said McMullen in a story the station did on the 45 minute sighting. “I even say that several times while I’m on the air describing the object, because I want to let people know even I don’t know what this is.”

The station said a viewer captured similar footage of the object, ruling out those who thought it might have been a flare or lens aberration. University of Nebraska at Lincoln physics professor Timothy Gay told KLKN he can guarantee the non-existence of extra terrestrials and said he thinks the UFO was either government aircraft or an odd lens reflection. You can watch the story of the sighting after the jump. Read more

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Weekend Anchor Kali Nicole Exits Lincoln’s KLKN

After three years at KLKN, Kali Nicole has anchored her last broadcast at the Lincoln ABC affiliate.

Nicole left the station when her contract expired at the end of September, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. She joined the station in 2009 and was promoted to weekend anchor in 2010. Nicole told the Journal Star that she will pursue another job in television or public relations.

“I went into this like every young reporter who lived for breaking news and politics,” Nicole said. “But I came out of it thinking I don’t want to do breaking news or politics ever again. I only want to do features. That’s where my heart is. Everybody has a story to tell. I enjoy finding those people.”

KLKN Sues Former Reporter for Breach of Contract

KLKN, the Lincoln, NE ABC affiliate, filed suit Monday against former reporter Melina Matthes saying she broke her contract to take a job in Omaha, reports the Lincoln Journal Star.

Matthes left KLKN in September for Omaha’s FOX affiliate, KPTM.  The Journal Star reports Citadel Communications, which owns KLKN, is looking for $55,000 in damages.  According to the article, that sum works out to, “nearly twice the annual salary KLKN paid Matthes — plus attorneys’ costs.”

Matthes began working for KLKN as a news intern and worked her way up to weekend producer and reporter before leaving for the Omaha station.

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Citadel Offers Politicians Five Minutes Free Air Time

Citadel Communications will give five minutes of free airtime to political candidates who want to introduce themselves and their campaign platform to voters, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

B&C said the stations allotting the time are WOI in Des Moines, IA, WHBF in Quad Cities,IL-IA, KCAU in Sioux City, IA, KLKN in Lincoln, NE and WLNE in Providence R.I.

The article said the station group has offered the free air time to candidates for eight years running.

Meteorologist Kevin Coskren Joins WLNE From KLKN

Kevin Coskren is leaving KLKN to be the chief meteorologist at WLNE in Providence, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

Coskren, who joined the Lincoln ABC-affiliate in 1999 and was promoted to chief meteorologist in 2001, said that he has always wanted to return to the northeast. After KLKN parent company Citadel Communications purchased WLNE last year, he wrote to the president of the company and said he’d like to be considered for open positions at the Providence ABC-affiliate.

“I wish I could pick up the city of Lincoln, all my friends, my children’s school and KLKN and move it with me to another part of the country,” Coskren said. “This always will be my second home.” Read more

Chief Meteorologist Fred Campagna Out at WLNE

Chief meteorologist Fred Campagna is leaving WLNE, the ABC-affiliate in Providence, next month, GoLocalProv reports.

“At the appropriate time, I went to channel 6 management with a reasonable proposal that I thought would allow me to stay at the station for, at least, the remainder of my contract (Aug 2013),” Campagna told GoLocalProv. “The station dismissed my proposal out of hand, and we agreed to terminate the contract on July 31.”

Campagna, who handles the weather forecasts on the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, has worked at the station for 14 years. He will reportedly be replaced by Kevin Coskren, who is currently chief meteorologist at KLKN, the ABC-affiliate in Lincoln, NE.

Meteorologist Denise Pelster to Join KWWL

Meteorologist Denise Pelster is joining KWWL in Cedar Rapids from KLKN in Lincoln.

“We’re excited to have Denice on the team,” news director Dan Schillinger said in announcing the hire. “She has great energy and the skills we look for as part of Storm Track 7.”

Pelster will serve as co-host and meteorologist on the weekend morning newscast alongside Danielle Wagner. Her first day on the air will be Saturday.

VIDEO: Student Shadowing KLKN Meteorologist Caught in Background of Live Shot

A student who was apparently shadowing KLKN chief meteorologist Kevin Coskren for a career education class, got stuck following Coskren a little too closely.

When KLKN went to Coskren for a live weather update at the top if its 6 p.m. newscast, the kid was sitting right behind the meteorologist.  Realizing that they were live, the kid slowly slides out of the frame (video above). Read more

Erika Summers Returning to KLKN After 3 Years

KMTV reporter Erika Summers is returning to the last station she worked at: KLKN, the ABC-affiliate in Lincoln, where she will be the morning and midday anchor.

“My last day at KMTV is Friday,” she told TVSpy in an email. “I sure will miss my co-workers here! But I am excited to head back to KLKN.”

The Nebraska native left KLKN for Omaha’s KMTV in 2008. In April, Summers suffered a broken wrist, among other injuries, in a car crash on her way to cover a story for the station. Read more

KLKN’s Brittany Jeffers Following Fiance to Tulsa

Brittany Jeffers has left her post as morning anchor at Lincoln’s KLKN to join her husband-to-be Charlie Hannema in Tulsa.

Hannema recently landed a job as weekend sports anchor for Tulsa CBS-affiliate KOTV, after working as a sports reporter at Lincoln’s KOLN-KGIN.  Jeffers is set to become a morning reporter at Fox-affiliate KOKI.

“It completely was a personal decision,” Jeffers told the Lincoln Journal Star about leaving KLKN, where she has worked since 2008.  “Having a fiancé seven hours away was not ideal. It was time to be there.”

The couple’s wedding is set for January.

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