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Local ABC Meteorologists Match Wits To Aid ‘Sandy’ Victims

Four meteorologists from ABC affiliates around the country will go head to head on the game show “Let’s Ask America” in order to benefit the American Red Cross.

(Pictured from left to right) Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist for Tampa Bay’s WFTS, Lisa Hidalgo, morning news meteorologist for Denver’s KMGH, Ashley Brown, meteorologist for Indianapolis’ WRTV, and Steve Raleigh, chief meteorologist for Cincinnati’s WCPO, won’t have to travel far to appear on the show which allows viewers to call in from anywhere via Skype.

The following description from the show’s websitetells what the forecasters can expect,

The game is simple: “Let’s Ask America” polls America about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking (e.g. Which of these shows did a group of prison inmates say they would choose to watch in their cell for an entire year? a) “Dr. Phil,” b) “Days of Our Lives,” c) “The View”). Then, all the contestants have to do is correctly predict the answer. The prize money increases with each question. There are three rounds and at the end of each round, the contestant with the lowest cash total is eliminated from the game.

The “Let’s Ask America” sweeps special benefits the American Red Cross to help out Hurricane Sandy victims and airs this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  For a listing of cities where you can catch the show click here.

[cincinnati.com]

KMGH Anchor Goes Public With Alopecia Diagnosis

Anne Trujillo, who worked at Denver ABC affiliate KMGH for more than two decades, recently went public with news about her health: she suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes her to lose her hair. The Denver Post has details on the decision to tell her KMGH viewers about the diagnosis:

Doctors biopsied her scalp two weeks ago and put a name to what Trujillo was experiencing: alopecia areata, a condition that causes round patches of hair loss and can lead to total hair loss.

She confided in her bosses. KMGH general manager Byron Grandy “took the challenge,” she said. He suggested that Trujillo, a Colorado native and 28-year veteran of Channel 7, take time off. But the presidential debate in Denver was approaching, and Trujillo was determined to be part of the team coverage. Read more

ABC-Affiliated KMGH Disputes ABC News Report on Colorado Shooting

Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH is publicly disputing an ABC News report about Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

Both ABC News and the New York Daily News reported yesterday Holmes has been spitting at officers at the Arapahoe County Jail, and at one point was forced to wear a face guard. John Ferrugia, a longtime investigative reporter at KMGH, took to Twitter to offer a conflicting report from what he called a “knowledgeable source”:

KMGH, which is owned by Scripps, also has a story on its website denying the report, although it cites “two national news organizations” without naming ABC News specifically:  Read more

Denver Anchor Jeremy Hubbard on ‘World News Now’ Just Before News of Colorado Shooting Breaks

KDVR anchor Jeremy Hubbard, who is a former anchor of ABC’s “World News Now,” was visiting his former show in New York last night when news of the Colorado shooting broke, TVNewser reports.

“World News Now” was on the air last night when the first reports of the Colorado shooting came in. The program was seen in Denver ABC-affiliated KMGH, which broke away from “World News Now” and went into continuing coverage shortly after 3 a.m. local time.

Video of Hubbard’s “World News Now” appearance is after the jump. 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

KMGH Reporter John Ferrugia Wins Missouri Medal for Journalism Service

John Ferrugia, a longtime investigative reporter at Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH, has been awarded the Missorui School of Journalism’s Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism for 2012.

“It’s humbling,” Ferrugia told the Denver Post. “When I got the letter, I had to check to make sure it was to me. I was stunned. This is not something that you apply for. It just came out of the blue.”

Ferrugia, one of 10 recipients, will be presented with the award in October. According to the Post, other winners this year include New York editor-in-chief Adam Moss, Washington Post investigative reporter Jeff Leen and the New York Times graphics department.

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

Nick Emmons Joins KDVR as Morning Anchor

Nick Emmons is joining KDVR, the Fox-affiliate in Denver, as morning anchor.

Emmons joins the station from KION in Salinas, where he was also a morning anchor. He replaces Mike Headrick, who is leaving for Salt Lake City, according to the Denver Post. Headrick joined KDVR from KUTV in Salt Lake City in 2009.

The Denver Post also reports KDVR has hired sportscaster Kami Carmann from rival KMGH, the ABC-affiliate in Denver.

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”

Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more

First-Ever Nationwide EAS Test Proves Need for Nationwide EAS Test

The Emergency Alert System was tested nationwide on Wednesday, giving the federal government its first opportunity to assess the system’s reliability. And, yeah, good thing they tested it out.

As the test hit stations across the country at 2:00 p.m. EST, it seemed like the number of markets reporting problems outnumbered the places where the alert went off without a hitch.

Problems occurred in New York, Los Angeles, D.C., Denver, Tampa, Chattanooga, Greensboro, and the entire state of Oregon. Read more

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