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Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Clark’

KUSA Puts Anchor Choice up to Viewer Vote

KUSA candidatesDenver NBC affiliate KUSA asked viewers to vote whether they wanted reporter Kevin Torres or current anchor Kyle Clark as the next evening anchor.

According to the station, the election was trending on twitter in Denver. Clark beat Torres 364-270 and gets to keep his job. TVSpy didn’t take the time to investigate how the votes were tallied. Though, we did ask KUSA what would have happened had Clark lost. We’ll update when we hear back.

The race came complete with attack ads. After the race, the two candidates released statements. Here’s Clark’s.

“Kevin Torres on the anchor desk would be nothing but a rubber-stamp for Drew Soicher‘s radical agenda. That’s why I have the endorsement of Adele Arakawa and the support of Kathy Sabine who said, ‘Sure. Just stop bothering me. I’m working on a forecast.’ For years, Coloradans have trusted me to make funny faces at the camera following ridiculous stories and patently untrue comments from politicians. We just can’t trust Kevin Torres to do the same.”

You can watch both candidates attack ads after the jump. Read more

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KUSA’s Kyle Clark Gets Feisty as Debate Moderator

Last night, political reporter Brandon Rittiman and anchor Kyle Clark of Denver NBC affiliate KUSA moderated a heated debate between Sen. Mark Udall (D) and Rep. Cory Gardner (R). But the candidates weren’t the only two people confronting one another.

Clark got into his own argument with Gardner about the federal Life at Conception Act, which Clark says Gardner denies being a personhood bill to end abortion. Check out a clip of the testy exchange above.

Some of Clark’s fans were pleased with his performance as moderator.

Others, not so much.

You can watch the full debate here.

Denver Station’s Website Hacked

kusa_olympic logoDenver NBC affiliate KUSA had its website hacked.

Patti Dennis KUSA’s VP of news told TVSpy, “The photo gallery section of our website was hacked on Tuesday evening.  We immediately noticed the changes and worked quickly to shutdown that portion of our site.”

Dennis also told us the problem with the website’s security has been fixed

Last night anchor Kyle Clark told viewers, “Our apologies to everyone who stopped by 9News.com tonight and saw the obscene images posted by someone who got on to our website. We got them down in short order and we have temporarily removed our photo galleries while we scrub out the filth. It is a delightful world we live in. Again, our apologies for that.”

Denver Anchor Appeals to Viewers for Better Snow Pictures

kusa_snowKUSA anchor Kyle Clark begged viewers of the Denver NBC affiliate to be a little more creative when it came to snowy weather pictures.

During the station’s 4:00 p.m. newscast anchor Kim Christiansen set up Clark’s rant by saying after a snowstorm, the station is flooded with snapshots of snow covered patio furniture.

Saying he thinks viewers simply snap photos of what they see outside their windows, Clark appealed to viewers’ “can do” attitude. “But are we really a state that takes the easy way out?” said Clark. “We blasted a road through the Rockies. We put a cliff inside a Mexican restaurant. Our welcome sign is a demon horse with crazy laser eyes.”

Watch the video of Clark’s rant after the jump. Read more

KUSA Airs Child Abuse Story Despite Threat of Criminal Charges

kusa_hhs_304Denver NBC affiliate KUSA went ahead with a story about Denver’s Department of Human Services handling of an alleged case of child abuse despite warnings from a city attorney the station could face criminal charges for doing so.

The story, reported by Chris Vanderveen, involves a Denver couple who had their children taken away from them in 2009 after the kids were found dirty and unable to communicate. This year, that same couple had four children taken away from them after they too were found unable to communicate and living in dirty conditions.

KUSA interviewed the original case worker who claims in the report, his concerns about the couple were ignored.

On its website, the station posted the story with anchor Kyle Clark saying, “When we started asking questions of a Denver Human Services handling of a high profile child abuse case we expected, at the very least, a call back. What we did not expect was to receive not a phone call, but a letter from that agency’s attorney warning us that we risked criminal prosecution if we aired an interview with one of their former case workers. Tonight, we have chosen to air that interview.” You can watch the story after the jump. Read more

KUSA: KDVR Report on Italian Gun Executive ‘Came Apart Almost Instantly’

Denver NBC affiliate KUSA gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the station discovered a report on rival KDVR was a hoax (video above).

KUSA anchor Kyle Clark said KDVR’s report, which was about an Italian gun executive being detained after he was mistaken for a terrorist, “came apart almost instantly.” Clark began to investigate the claims after the station received several tips asking why the story hadn’t been covered on KUSA.

“There wasn’t anyone out there saying that the story happened as it was described elsewhere. So this wasn’t some great feat of investigative journalism on our part,” Clark said. “This was just the standard due diligence that we would do on any story.”

Fox affiliate KDVR admitted last week that the report was based on “an elaborate but false” story.

KDVR Takes Down Story On Man Mistaken For Terrorist After Rival KUSA Discovers It’s a Hoax

Denver Fox affiliate KDVR has taken down a report about an Italian man who was detained for questioning after rival KUSA uncovered details that indicate the story was a hoax.

“We believe we were intentionally misled by someone who misrepresented herself not only to the news media but to two of our sources on the story, an NRA board member from Colorado and a nationally-recognized Second Amendment attorney, both of whom as recently as yesterday were standing by the story,” KDVR news director Ed Kosowski told TVSpy in a statement. “These sources now tell us they believe they were misled by the woman. We are working on a follow-up story that will thoroughly explain what happened.”

The KDVR report, which aired Saturday, claims Daniele Perazzi, the grandson of a “prominent Italian gunmaker,” was questioned by law enforcement after “a taxi driver mistook him for a terrorist.” Hendrik Sybrandy sources the man’s U.S. attorney, who was not identified by name. KDVR reported the attorney said “that her client was scared during the incident because he’s not familiar with U.S. gun laws.”

KUSA said they received “numerous emails inquiring as to why the story wasn’t being broadly covered.” During the NBC affiliate’s investigation of the story, the gun company, the Adams County Sheriff’s office and the taxi company denied the incident happened, KUSA reported Tuesday night.

“The company says there’s no grandson named Daniele and they didn’t have a representative in Denver last week, either,” Kyle Clark said in the KUSA report.

KUSA also identified KDVR’s source as a Colorado woman named Korrine Aguirre. “There was a comment that I had made the other day that I probably shouldn’t have made,” Aguirre told KUSA. “Apparently that blew up a lot bigger than it was supposed to.”

The original story was removed from KDVR’s website Wednesday afternoon. TVSpy hears that KDVR staffers met Wednesday morning to review the report.

Watch both the KDVR report and the KUSA report after the jump.  Read more

KUSA Anchor Kyle Clark Interviews David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’ Set

Kyle Clark, an anchor at Denver NBC-affiliate KUSA, turned the tables on NBC’s David Gregory in an interview this week in Washington, DC (watch above).

Clark interviewed Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” the Sunday political affairs show he hosts on NBC. Gregory said Colorado is a vital state to the Presidential election this year. Read more