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Earthquake Hits During Oklahoma City Morning Newscast

A series of earthquakes at 5:31, 5:47 and 6:25 a.m. hit the Oklahoma City area this morning.

The largest hit at 5:47 a.m. and was 4.2 on the Richter scale. Reactions among the local stations were pretty consistent, an initial reaction followed by a guess of the earthquake’s magnitude.

“Whoa! Oh my Gosh! I’m so sorry,” said KOCO meteorologist Danielle Dozier during the 5:47 a.m. shaker. “This is live on air.” Dozier then waited for the rumbling to stop before saying,  “That was way bigger than what we felt earlier.” Dozier rightly predicted that earthquake was over 4.0.

FOX affiliate KOKH had the most restrained reaction. Chief meteorologist Jeff George was at the tail end of his forecast when the quake hit and said nothing. Anchor Leslie Draffin told viewers the station just felt what she called a huge earthquake and promised to give more info before tossing to break.

CBS affiliate KWTV was coming back from a video and tossing to meteorologist Lacey Swope who yelled “Earthquake!” when it hit.  Stan Miller and Tammy Payne talked about anchors making it on YouTube with their earthquake reactions and suggested Swope take a deep breath after she ducked down and told viewers her heart was racing.

KFOR, the NBC affiliate was showing forecast maps when the temblor hit. “Oh snap!” said meteorologist Emily Sutton. “That’s a big one.” Sutton also commented that the clanking of the lights was the thing she noticed most. Sutton and anchor Kent Ogle high fived after revealing they had both correctly guessed a previous earthquakes magnitude.

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‘Cosmos’ Evolution Segment Covered by News Promo on Oklahoma City Station

Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH cut away from a portion of the Neil deGrasse Tyson show “Cosmos” talking about evolution.

Tyson began his intro to the segment on Sunday night’s show saying, “We are newcomers to the cosmos. Our own story only begins on the last night of the cosmic year. It’s 9:45 on New Year’s Eve” when a news promo popped up.

The Wrap reported viewers missed Tyson saying,”Three and a half million years ago, our ancestors — your and mine left these traces,” Tyson said, pointing to footprints. “We stood up and parted ways from them. Once we were standing on two feet, our eyes were no longer fixated on the ground. Now, we were free to look up and wonder.”

After a “Cosmos” fan uploaded video on YouTube and pointed out the awkward edit, KOKH Fox 25 released a statement on Twitter, disputing any nefarious intentions.”Sunday, during@COSMOSonTV, a local news promo was aired over a portion of COSMOS content. This was an operator error & we regret the error,” KOKH tweeted Wednesday.

You can watch the different versions after the jump.

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Priscilla Luong Leaving KOKH

Priscilla Luong has confirmed with TVSpy she is leaving Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH.

She told us she’ll say where she’s heading on Thursday, her last day at the station.

Before Luong started at KOKH in April 2011, she was the weekend anchor at KTAB in Abilene, TX.

Terre’ Gables Says She’s Leaving KOKH

gables_kokh_croppedTerre’ Gables has announced she is leaving Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH.

“I want YOU all to know that Friday Feb 21st, 2014 will be my last “morning broadcast” with the Fox 25 Morning Show. Thank YOU each for voting US…” Gables wrote on her facebook page. “I want to thank Sinclair and it’s leaders who have allowed me to have a AMAZING journey on Fox 25. Thank you for a “SPLENDID” finish from a AWESOME BEGINNING! ‪#‎BAM‬

Before joining KOKH in November 2005, Gables practiced tribal law in Phoenix, AZ.

Leslie Draffin Joins KOKH in Oklahoma City

leslie draffinLeslie Draffin has joined KOKH, the Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City, as the morning anchor.

Draffin comes to Oklahoma City from Shreveport, La., where she was the morning anchor and military reporter for NBC affiliate KTAL since 2011. Draffin’s husband served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Draffin, who began her career in Beckley, W.V., will begin in hew new role on January 6.

Activists Target Local Stations to Protest ‘Mainstream Media’

protestors_localTVProtestors converged on TV stations and newspapers Saturday to voice their displeasure with what they’re calling the mainstream media.

The protest was organized by The March Against Mainstream Media. The MAMSM has a website where it talks about its aims.

MARCH AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA is more than just a protest. It is an attack against the credibility of the mainstream media in an attempt to steer its viewers away from its lies and towards alternative media sources. There are too many important things happening today that go ignored or spun by the MSM and unnoticed by the mass public.”

Oklahoma City protestor James Neighbors told local FOX affiliate KOKH, “We’ve gotta have some truth in the media. We need to quit having fluff articles. We need to have real hard investigative reporting. In-depth. None of this just glossing over things for an agenda.” Read more

Michelle Apon Says Goodbye to KOKH

Weekend weather anchor and social media reporter Michelle Apon said goodbye to Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH this morning.

Though the station made no mention of her departure on air, she told viewers on her facebook page, “It’s my last day at KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma. Tune in, friends!”

Apon started her career at WGXA in Macon, GA, in 2008. TVSpy reached out to Apon to find out where she’s headed, but has not heard back. We will update when we do.

KOKH Anchor Wendy Suares Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

KOKH anchor Wendy Suares has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a non-deadly form of skin cancer, she announced this week on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate’s morning newscast (video above).

“As journalists, we’re taught not to make ourselves the story, but I wanted to share my experience to bring awareness, taking you from diagnosis to treatment,” she said. Suares, who anchors the morning newscast, is undergoing surgery today.

KOKH Viewers Miss Part of All-Star Game After Station Knocked Off-Air

Some viewers of Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH missed nearly an hour of last night’s MLB All-Star Game broadcast because of a power outage brought on by a thunderstorm.

The station posted the news to its facebook page, “Right now it appears we are transmitting but we have no power here at the station. We are sorry if this has interrupted your viewing of the All-Star Game. We are told some are seeing it and other are not. We are working on the power issue so if you are missing the game, we apologize.”

According to broadcast monitoring site TVEyes, the station was knocked off the air shortly after 9:09 pm right after the end of the sixth inning. KOKH was without a signal until 10:15 pm when the station re-joined the All-Star Game in the ninth inning after a few stops and starts.

On the newscast following the All-Star Game, KOKH anchor Jaime Ceretta told viewers thousands of Oklahoma Gas & Electric customers were left without power after a storm hit the area. KOKH said at one point 15,000 homes were without power.

TVSpy has contacted the station for more details but hasn’t heard back. We will update when we do.

Jaime Cerreta Leaving Oklahoma City for Phoenix

KOKH anchor Jaime Cerreta is leaving the Oklahoma City FOX affiliate for Phoenix independent station KTVK.

She announced the news on facebook, “Hi friends! I always said the only reason I’d leave OKC is to go home… I have accepted a weekend anchor job at KTVK 3TV in my hometown of Phoenix.”

Cerreta told TVSpy, “After almost seven incredible years in OKC, I’m excited to return to my family in Phoenix as weekend evening anchor at KTVK.”

Cerreta came to KOKH from KBMT in Beaumont, TX, she’s also worked in Joplin and Springfield, MO. Cerreta’s last day will be August 2.

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