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Renowned Photographer Anne Geddes Talks World Prematurity Day on WTXF

WTXF, the FOX-owned Philadelphia station, had legendary photographer Anne Geddes on “Good Day Philadelphia” this morning to talk about her partnership with March of Dimes, a nonprofit which “funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.”

Today is World Prematurity Day, and Geddes is in Philly to help unveil the Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She also donated an image for March of Dimes, which will be in their new print PSA.

Anchors Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley created their own Geddes-inspired photo, with less than stellar results. You can see their attempt at ‘art’, plus plenty of teeny, tiny, babies, in the video above.

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‘Good Day Philadelphia’ Anchors Were Off to See The Wizard This Morning

Calling their portrayal, “very accurate” the actress playing Dorothy in the new stage production of the “Wizard of Oz” visited the set of Good Day Philadelphia.

Danielle Wade was talking about the WTXF anchors dressing up like The Cowardly Lion (Mike Jerrick), The Tin Man (Quentin Harris) and Dorothy (Jennaphr Frederick) and dancing and singing, which is code for hopping around and half shouting in unison.

A special treat? Besides hearing Wade’s rendition of “Over the Rainbow,” watch as Harris’ Tin Man grips his pants as though he’s fearful they may drop at any second.

Sheinelle Jones Says an Emotional Goodbye to ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Sheinelle Jones tearfully bid farewell to WTXF and her co-anchor, Mike Jerrick, on “Good Day Philadelphia” this morning.

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:

WTXF Anchor Walks Magazine Readers Through a Day in His Life

Jerrick_magazinePhilly Current magazine has a short bullet point profile of Philadelphia anchor Mike Jerrick.

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

Philadelphia Anchor’s Green Sweater Becomes Focus of Morning Show

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?”

‘He’s a Maniac’: Philadelphia FOX Anchor Recreates Iconic ‘Flashdance’ Scene

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchor Mike Jerrick braved the staged elements to recreate an iconic scene from the movie “Flashdance” to honor the 30th anniversary of the movie’s release.

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.

According to the WTXF website, Jerrick’s co-anchor Karen Hepp was supposed to be the one under the water, but she was under the weather instead.

“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.”

From Huh? to Hilarious: A Roundup of How Morning Teams Celebrated Halloween

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

Thomas Drayton Signs Off From WTXF

Thomas Drayton is leaving WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia. The news of Drayton’s last broadcast was announced this morning on “Good Day Philadelphia.”

“It has been a pleasure. You guys are unbelievable, talented, wonderful to work with,” Drayton told “Good Day” anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones.

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.

Ryan Lochte Stops By ‘Good Day Philadelphia,’ Hilarity Ensues

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones had trouble keeping it together at the conclusion of their interview with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte this morning.

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.

WTXF’s Kacie McDonnell: The ‘Little Sister’ of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

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:

She said that her lack of experience has never been an issue with the “Good Day” team headed up by anchors Sheinelle Jones, Mike Jerrick and Karen Hepp.

“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.”

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