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KXRM Lets Viewers See What the Anchors See During AM News

Colorado Springs FOX affiliate KXRM put a camera behind the anchor desk during the morning news, giving viewers a unique anchor’s eye view.

“When Kimberly [Price] leaves at about 7:55, I always try to do something with her chair” said meteorologist Justin Chambers. “So this time I put cam 4 over here and I want to show you, this is Kimberly’s perspective.”

Viewers finally got to see that behind every studio camera is just a whole lot of messy nothing, branded station banners stuck on a wall and one lone person forced to sit at a desk in the dark.

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After His Computer Crashes, Colorado Meteorologist Gets Creative…Again

You may remember morning meteorologist Justin Chambers from the Colorado Springs FOX affiliate KXRM acting out the forecast after his graphics went down last January.

This morning, Chambers tweeted out a picture showing his computer with a blank screen. He told viewers, “This is my weather computer this morning. Watch me pantomime the weather on @FOX21News today.”

After checking with our sources at KXRM we were assured staffers didn’t just turn off Chambers’ computer to force the on-air magic that he brought today.

This morning Chambers gave viewers forecasting techniques that ranged from eating a donut and drinking coffee on-screen, to having a staffer use an iPad to write out the forecast, to dancing, to playing weather charades with his off-screen co-anchor. Enjoy.

Mark Bullion Joins KXRM From WEEK-WHOI

mark bullionAfter two years in Peoria, WEEK-WHOI weekend anchor Mark Bullion is joining KXRM in Colorado Springs.

“I have worked in the Peoria market at WEEK/WHOI for almost two years and it has been a great learning experience for me,” Bullion told TVSpy in an email. “I look forward to a new chapter in my life in Colorado Springs at Fox 21 News and will always value what I have learned not only in the Peoria market, but also my first job at WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio as well as my internship in both the news and weather departments at WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit.”

Bullion joins KXRM as weekend weather anchor and weekday reporter. He starts on October 28.

Lauren Ferrara to Anchor for KXRM

KXRM has announced Lauren Ferrara will join the Colorado Springs FOX affiliate as evening anchor.

Starting October 9, Ferrara will anchor the 6:30 p.m. news and co-anchor at 9:00 p.m. with vice president and news director Joe Cole. The video above is a short introduction to Ferrara the station posted to its website.

“Everything about this move to FOX21 just feels right,” Ferrara said in a statement. “Both outside and inside the station, people are so welcoming.”

Ferrara comes to KXRM from WKRN in Nashville, TN. She started her career at KLBK in Lubbock, TX, and has also worked at KVVU in Las Vegas, NV.

WATCH: Colorado Springs Morning Anchors Give Twerking a Try

It’s the dance sensation that has been sweeping the nation for years. Twerking! Everyone’s doing it, even morning news anchors from KXRM, the FOX affiliate for Colorado Springs, CO.

You have to give meteorologist Justin Chambers and anchor Kimberly Price credit (or props as the kids used to say) for even attempting such a risky move on a morning show. But the two gave what appeared to be an attempt at following a twerking tutorial keyed on the green screen behind them. The most we can say is no one got hurt and we now know which anchor we’re asking to the prom next year.

KYW, WVUE Win Edward R. Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence

Philadelphia CBS O&O KYW and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE are the 2013 recipients of RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for overall excellence.

“We are very humbled and honored to be recognized for our body of work in 2012,” WVUE news director Mikel Schaefer told TVSpy. “This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our entire staff has day in and day out, whether covering Hurricane Isaac, investigating corruption or our unique culture.”

In the breaking news category, WNBC in New York City won for coverage of Hurricane Sandy and WHEC in Rochester won for coverage of the four firefighters shot at a house fire in Webster. In the continuning coverage category, KXAS in Dallas won for “Driven to Distraction,” a nine-month series on Texas police officers who crashed while typing on mobile dashboard computers, and KXRM in Colorado Springs won for coverage of the Waldo Canyon fire.

Murrow Awards for best newscast go to KUSA in Denver and KSPR in Springfield, Mo. Awards for best feature reporting go to KARE in Minneapolis and KHQ in Spokane, and WFAA in Dallas and CTV in Vancouver Island were honored for best investigative reporting.

A full list of the winners is after the jump. Read more

After Gaining Access to KXRM Email Server, Hacker Demands Money

A hacker has gained access to the server that stores emails at Colorado Springs Fox affiliate KXRM. The hacker is demanding money in exchange for returning control of the servers to the station:

Sometime overnight Sunday the server that stores our emails was hacked, and the person(s) responsible is literally holding our information for ransom, asking for $5,000 to unlock the data he scrambled.

Our engineers did some research and found this hacker hit a number of servers around the globe, but the FBI has not been able to find him because he is using ghost addresses.

KXRM is asking viewers to “bear with us if you are trying to contact us by email.”

Happy National Hug an Anchor Day!

It’s National Hug an Anchor Day, and anchors across the country are getting a little love from colleagues, fans, random people in parking lots and people in tomato costumes. Here’s a sample of how a few stations are celebrating.

KXRM in Colorado Springs enlisted the Fazoli’s mascot to help them celebrate:

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Vandals Hit KXRM’s Downtown Studio

Dan Cochell, traffic reporter for KXRM, found he couldn’t get into the downtown studio of the Colorado Springs FOX affiliate Monday morning because the locks had been filled with glue.

Cochell missed his first report of the morning and had to drive to the regular studios 15 minutes away to deliver his traffic report.

KXRM news director Joe Cole told TVSpy, no stories were affected by the vandalism, “So far we haven’t been able to determine if we were a target or just part of a random crime. Several businesses were hit throughout downtown and the only common link we share is location.” Read more

VIDEO: Colorado Springs Anchor Acts Out When Graphics Go Down

KXRM, the Colorado Springs FOX affiliate, ran into a snafu during the debut of its new graphics. While anchors Kimberly Price and Justin Chambers were reading a story about approval ratings for the U.S. Congress, the system went down prompting Chambers to choose pantomime to illustrate the story while Price read.

“They got in my ear at the last second and said ‘the computer is down’ so I just winged it,” said Chambers. “It was one of those spur of the moment type things. It happens weekly on our show!”

The station’s bad luck may have been good luck for those watching. Chambers skirted the boundary between bad taste and downright funny with his impersonations of Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Lindsay Lohan. Check out the video above.

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