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The story choice was diverse with only a car crash at rush hour and a meth bust by a rookie sheriff’s deputy being the only stories that were repeated in any newscast.
The only question we have for Oklahoma City is, “How many Ogles are there anyway?”
“I’ll be leaving FOX 25 at the end of this month,” Slater wrote on his facebook page. “I won’t forget the wonderful people I’ve met and the places I’ve been in 27 years as a broadcast meteorologist. Here’s to the future….”
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.
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 FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) March 12, 2014
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.
— Priscilla Luong (@priscillaluong) February 24, 2014
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.
“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.
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.
Protestors converged on TV stations and newspapers Saturday to voice their displeasure with what they’re calling the mainstream media.
“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
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.
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