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KUSA Anchor Attacked by Rescued Dog During Morning Newscast

The heartwarming story of a local dog rescued from an icy pond on Tuesday took a turn for the worse this morning as the dog reportedly attacked KUSA morning anchor Kyle Dyer during the station’s 7 a.m. newscast.

Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, fell through the ice on a pond near his home Tuesday evening and spent roughly 20 minutes stranded in the freezing water before firefighters made a dramatic rescue, which was caught on tape by KUSA’s news helicopter.

After teasing Max’s visit to the KUSA studio throughout the morning, the station had him on during its 7 a.m. show, which airs on KTVD.  While Max was meeting the KUSA morning team, he bit Dyer on the face (video inside). Read more

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Veteran KUSA Reporter Calls ‘It Gets Better’ Spot the ‘Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Done On the Air’

KUSA, along with sister station KTVD, is currently airing an It Gets Better spot from entertainment anchor-reporter Kirk Montgomery, who says it’s the scariest thing he’s done in his two decades in TV.

The spot, which was produced by KUSA’s promotions department and written by the veteran TV personality, features Montgomery recounting his problems with bullying growing up (video above).

“I’ve been in TV for 20 years and this was the scariest yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done on the air,” Montgomery said recently.  “If I can help just one kid who happens to watch me on TV it is all worth it–I know that is a cliché but I really feel that way.”

Gannett Picks Steve Carter to Lead WCSH

Steve Carter has been named president and general manager of Gannett’s WCSH in Portland, ME.

Carter, who was previously vice president of marketing and promotion at Gannett’s Denver duopoloy KUSA-KTVD, succeeds Steve Thaxton, who left WCSH earlier this month to become president and GM of Cincinnati’s WCPO.

“Steve Carter has an enormous amount of knowledge and experience in local broadcasting,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett, in making the announcement. “There is no doubt that Steve will be an outstanding leader for WCSH.”

Carter had been with KUSA for 19 years, where he held several different positions in marketing and promotion. After Gannett acquired KTVD in 2006, Carter was named VP of marketing and promotion for the newly formed duopoly.