Anderson suffered a cracked sternum, five broken ribs, a broken vertebrae and a cracked vertebrae in his neck, according to KWTV. “I could remember it tumbling through the air and my head getting jerked back and forth,” Anderson told the Oklahoma City CBS affiliate. “… ”Tornados are an amazing act of nature and it’s always amazing for me to see it. I just don’t think I should be as close as I was to this one.”
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Oklahoma City stations went on the air with news of a tornado watch in the area shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.
NBC affiliate KFOR was the first to go into wall-to-wall tornado coverage at 3:30 p.m. Chief meteorologist Mike Morgan (pictured) helmed coverage. CBS affiliate KWTV was next at 3:34 p.m., with Kelly Ogle and Amanda Taylor anchoring and meteorologists Gary England and Michael Armstrong contributing.
ABC affiliate KOCO went into continuing coverage with meteorologist Damon Lane at 4:00 p.m. “I know a lot of you are going to be wanting to watch ‘Ellen,’” Lane said. “However, the situation that we have going across the state this afternoon is a significant situation, a very dangerous situation.”
Fox affiliate KOKH stayed with regularly scheduled programming through the 4 p.m. hour.
Oklahoma City stations have been live around the clock in the aftermath of Monday’s devastating tornado. The stations have been praised for their “thoughtful, professional, experienced” reporting during and after the twister.
All four stations were live during the storm, with meteorologists and anchors issuing repeated warnings for people in the storm’s path to take shelter.
“You folks in Moore, grab whatever it is you need to grab and you need to go underground. Bottom line: grab your kids, grab your loved ones, grab your friends,” KFOR chief meteorologist Mike Morgan said shortly before the tornado hit. “And just get out of the way.”
In her press conference Monday night, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin thanked the local media for early warnings of the tornado threat.
“The media’s done a superb job over the last few days of keeping people informed about the conditions, especially our weathermen and those that have been on the ground, driving, following and tracking the storm itself,” Fallin said.
The local stations’ coverage was available online via live stream. Stations were praised by the Columbia Journalism Review, which noted stations provided “life-saving information before the tornado, essential reporting afterward.” Read more
A massive, mile-wide tornado ripped through Oklahoma City shortly after 3pmCT Monday, leaving a path of destruction in the southern part of the city. Local stations in Oklahoma City began following the threat closely during the 2 p.m. hour.
All four stations gave regular updates throughout normal morning programming. CBS affiliate KWTV was the first station to go to wall-to-wall with the tornado threat at 2:01 p.m., with meteorologist Michael Armstrong leading coverage.
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NBC affiliate KFOR and ABC affiliate KOCO both broke in with continuing coverage at 2:12 p.m. Chief meteorologist Mike Morgan was on the air for KFOR and chief meteorologist Damon Lane led coverage for KOCO. “We’re going to stay on the air here for awhile because storms are developing quite rapidly,” Morgan said.
The Oklahoma City metro area is under a tornado warning until 10 p.m. tonight.
England has worked at KWTV since October 1972. His induction into the Hall will take place November 7, 2013.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame has inducted names like noted author Ralph Ellison, radio announcer Paul Harvey, and Cincinnati Reds’ catcher Johnny Bench. Inductees get their names along with a bust and a portrait displayed at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. They also get granite monuments in the Heritage Plaza at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.
An earthquake shook the early morning newscast at KWTV, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Tuesday morning (video above).
Meteorologist Jed Castles was in the middle of his forecast when the earthquake rattled the studio. Although there was no visible shaking, anchor Bobbie Miller can be heard off camera saying, “We feel the lights shaking in the studio. We’re having an earthquake right now.”
The earthquake was one of several that struck central Oklahoma early Tuesday morning.
“After 10 years at KJRH, this week will be my last. It was a tough decision,” Roebuck tweeted Friday. “But I want to be a full time mom to my little girls.”
“That was my lovely wife Sharon,” Castles told viewers. “And I didn’t know she was going to do that. That was a rare treat. I got tricked by somebody.”
But the surprise quickly veered into adult territory when his co-anchor Stan Miller told him,”You married up, son. You married up.” Castles replied, “Did I ever. Boy what a blessing she is. Guys, good morning to you. Man! Whoo! Put a little chill up my spine. I’m ready to get home,” which was greeted with squeals off camera from co-anchor Bobbie Miller and a reply of, “Oh! A little frisky!” Read more
Paul Stueber, a local television veteran who has worked as news director at stations across the country, died December 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 65.
“Paul was the leader in many newsrooms during his time. He paved the way for many broadcast journalists to be successful in the television news business,” a memorial post on WNEP’s Facebook page reads. “He could be tough to deal with times … but he did make us all better at what we do.”
“Don’t panic when you see the 9 upside down,” Johnson wrote on Facebook. “I’m moving to our sister station KOTV News on 6 to report in the morning and anchor our noon newscast!”