Jones, who is signing off to spend more time with her family, read Jerrick some of the lyrics to “For Good,” a song from the Broadway show “Wicked.” “I know I am who I am today because I knew you,” Jones read to her equally emotional co-anchor. Watch:
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The morning anchor for FOX owned WTXF takes readers through his day from waking to working back to sleeping again. By his take, he really Carpe’s the Diem. The highlights?
[3:57am] My alarm goes off in my Center City Philadelphia condo.
[6-10am] We juggle news. Weather. Traffic. Sports. Interviews. And a few laughs.
[1:30pm] Lay down on my apple green couch. Flip on The Bold & The Beautiful. (I kid you not. My sister, Mary Ann, got me hooked on it.)
[2:30pm] Out cold. Sleep. Read more
When WTXF‘s Mike Jerrick declared today a Green and White Party day to honor the green of the Philadelphia Eagles and the white of the snow, he made himself the target of taunts (some might say the center of attention) when he wore the wrong shade of green.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter who was on set for an interview asked Jerrick, “You actually bought that?”
The scene chosen was the one where Jennifer Beals‘ character in the movie sits on a chair and pulls a lever to release gallons of water in a cascade of sexiness.
“We may have overdone it with the water,” said the anchor for the Philadelphia FOX owned station while returning to the morning show set. “We didn’t need that much water.”
Countless anchors across the country got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up in kooky costumes and camping it up. The winners in the broadcasting version of the Halloween Parade continues to be the viewers who witnessed everything from awkward concepts to small moments that were genuinely funny.
The unofficial TVSpy award for the cattiest and most likely to be viewed by the Human Resources department went to Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV. (video above) Anchor Bobbie Miller dressed like Tammy Payne, while Payne dressed like Miller in what came off as a thinly veiled excuse for them to take potshots at each other.
While the two were busy insulting one another, co-anchor Stan Miller scored the sexist remark of the day when he said “I want you to met Bobbie Miller.” He then patted “Miller’s” baby bump and said “Bucking for another 12 weeks off!”
Fake Bobbie Miller summed up the segment after taking a few shots across her bow by telling fake Tammy Payne, “We’re not going to be friends when this show’s over, are we?” Read more
Drayton joined the station in 2008 from KTXL, the Fox affiliate in Sacramento. He anchored WTXF’s 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts before shifting to mornings to anchor from 4:30 to 6 a.m. earlier this year.
“We want to thank Thomas for his many contributions to our station, as he was an important part of our news team for several years. We wish him success in the future,” WTXF vice president and news director Jim Driscoll said in a statement to TVSpy.
The WTXF interview ended on a somewhat strange note with Lochte discussing what the film crew for his reality show, “What Would Ryan Do?,” does when he goes to the bathroom. After they bid him goodbye, Jerrick and Jones spent more than two minutes trying to control their laughter on the air (watch starting at about the 4:00 mark here).
“Seriously: how are they gonna get enough material?” Jerrick asked. “What was the question that stumped him?”
Jones, who tried to string sentences together despite snorting and crying with laughter, repeated “but he’s so cute!” as she tried to catch her breath.
“She’s snorting. We gotta go to break,” Jerrick said.
Kacie McDonnell, the morning traffic reporter on Philadelphia Fox O&O WTXF, talks to the Philadelphia Daily News about her career. Despite WTXF being her first job in television, McDonnell said she has been “accepted with open arms” by the “Good Day Philadelphia” team:
“There has not been an ounce of any bad feelings or ill will, not at all,” she said. “They accepted me with open arms. I’m kind of like the little sister of the group. We’re totally a family.
“Definitely, there was something to prove, being right out of college, but I think slowly, and with the help of everyone at the station – on air and behind the scenes – I’m starting to figure out who I am on a professional level.”
Heather Nauert, who has anchored “Good Day Wakeup” since 2009, has left WNYW. Station sources say WNYW is looking at both internal and external candidates, including Huddy, to anchor the early morning show. The station is having on-air tryouts for the position, according to sources.
Huddy is the former host of “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” a syndicated morning show that she helmed alongside Mike Jerrick. After the show was cancelled in 2009, Huddy returned to Fox News Channel, where she is a frequent contributor to “The O’Reilly Factor.”
A WNYW spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
>Update: a station spokesperson has confirmed that WNYW is looking internally and externally to fill the open co-anchor position for “Good Day Wakeup.”
McDonnell joins the Fox O&O as the morning traffic anchor. She dropped by in April after it was revealed that morning anchor Mike Jerrick was a fan of her commercials for Fiat. Video of her earlier appearance via Red Lasso inside… Read more
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