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KTXL Anchor Paul Robins: ‘It’s raining bird crap, if I may say that’

It’s supposed to be good luck, but try telling that to Paul Robins: a bird pooped on the KTXL morning anchor Thursday while he and Bethany Crouch were broadcasting from outside AT&T Park in San Francisco (video after the jump).

“One of my goals in life is to make it on YouTube, and I think I just did,” Robins said over Crouch’s hysterical laughter. “It’s raining bird crap, if I may say that.” Watch the video after the jump… Read more

Tia Ewing Promoted to Weekend Anchor at KTXL

After just three months as a general assignment reporter at KTXL, Tia Ewing has been promoted to weekend anchor at the Sacramento Fox affiliate.

“Tia has this huge personality, and she’s a natural leader in the newsroom,” KTXL news director Brandon Mercer told the Sacramento Bee. “It became obvious that she was perfect for this role after she presented me with her ideas for creating an even faster-paced newscast, putting an even stronger emphasis on owning local breaking news. That’s what she does.”

Ewing replaces Teri Cox, who left KTXL in July after 25 years at the station.

Teri Cox Announces Her Exit After 25 Years at KTXL

After 25 years at KTXL, Teri Cox has announced her exit from the Sacramento Fox-affiliate.

Cox anchors the weekend newscasts and reports during the week. She has accepted a job as the director of communications and public affairs for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association.

“I’ve spent a quarter of a century and half my lifetime at FOX40 News, so this was a big decision for me, but anyone who has been a part of that 25 years knows I have a passion for using my words to tell people’s stories and a passion for law enforcement and public safety,” Cox said in a statement. “How wonderful for me that I now get to combine all of that on a daily basis.”

Reporter Wipes Out in KTXL ‘Viral Video’

In a moment made for YouTube, KTXL reporter Sean Bennett attempted to snowboard (or, as he called it, “surf skating”) on live TV while covering a snow storm that hit the Sacramento area this week. It didn’t go well.

KTXL quickly posted raw video of Bennett’s fall on its website and now fellow Tribune station WXIN has uploaded it to YouTube, proclaiming it to be a “viral video.” So far, it’s received 54 views.

KTXL Ditches Man on the Street, Interviews Staff for Reactions Instead

The reactions were the same but the setting was definitely different.

In a story this week about a controversial poster displayed at the local highway patrol academy, Sacramento Fox-affiliate KTXL featured reactions from its own staff, including the assignment manager, shot in the station’s newsroom.

One staffer interviewed for the story by reporter Rowena Shaddox even wore a lanyard with the logo of KTXL’s owner, Tribune, while standing in front of a wall displaying the station’s “FOX 40″ logo, leaving little doubt about his background. Video inside… Read more

KTXL Morning Anchor Ama Daetz: She’s Gone

KTXL morning anchor Ama Daetz is saying goodbye to the Sacramento Fox-affiliate and moving on to KGO in San Francisco, where she’ll work as an anchor-reporter.

Daetz, a Bay Area native, has spent the last three years co-anchoring KTXL’s morning show.

“This community has been so kind to me and made me feel like family. Although I’m beginning a new adventure, I’ll never forget the one I shared with everyone here in Sacramento,” Daetz said.

On her Facebook page this morning, Daetz wrote, “Holy Crap. My last day. I hereby declare my last Hall & Oates Dance Party Friday!” Well, Ama, this one goes out to you… Read more

KTXL Story on Anti- ‘Bless You’ Teacher Has Everyone Talking

A story from Sacramento Fox-affiliate KTXL about a local teacher’s controversial decision to ban the use of “bless you” following a sneeze has gained national attention this week, fueling debate on morning shows and online.

Earlier this week, KTXL reporter Rowena Shaddox interviewed Steve Cuckovich, a health teacher at a Bay Area public high school who had received complaints from parents about his practice of punishing students for saying “bless you” in his classroom, and he defended his policy (video above). Read more

Anchor Donna Cordova Ends Long Run at KTXL

Anchor Donna Cordova has left KTXL after more than a decade with the Sacramento Fox-affiliate. Cordova, who anchored KTXL’s weekday 10 p.m. newscast, did not have her contract renewed.

She posted the following message on her Facebook page, earlier this week:

I’m sorry that so many of you are still just now realizing that I am no longer on the air at FOX40. My contract is not being extended.. simple as that. It comes with the territory. As for the other question.. I will let you know ..as soon as I do.. what path we will be taking next.

Cordova began her TV career as a reporter with KBIM in Roswell, before moving on to anchor jobs at KVII in Amarillo and KTSP (now KSAZ) in Phoenix. While with KTXL, she was named Best Anchor by Sacramento Magazine.

Sacramento DA Decides Not to Pursue Charges in Attack on KTXL News Crew

Prosecutors in Sacramento have decided not to pursue criminal charges against two people accused of attacking a KTXL news crew earlier this year.

In February, reporter John Lobertini and photographer Rebecca Little were covering a vigil being held for a young man who had been shot and killed outside of a local IHOP when they were approached by a group of angry mourners.

One relative of the deceased man took a swing at Lobertini while another pulled Little to the ground by her hair.

The incident was captured on video but the Sacramento district attorney ultimately decided that the case was not worth bringing to trial (video above).

KTXL Sports Director Jim Crandell Plays Cruel Joke on Sacramento Kings Fans

It was a cruel bit of hype for KTXL‘s 10 p.m. newscast: about an hour before the broadcast, sports director Jim Crandell, who has been nicknamed “Scoopmeister” by the Sacramento Bee, tweeted, “Coming up in my show at 10PM, David Stern makes the announcement no Kings wants to hear…”

Sacramento sports fans have been anxiously waiting a decision on whether or not their beloved Kings will move to Anaheim after the season. Last month, NBA commissioner David Stern expressed his discontent with the stadium situation in Sacramento and confirmed that a move was possible. Had Crandell landed a scoop that would break the hearts of sports fans in the city? Read more

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