Mike Masco, meteorologist at WMAR, was in the middle of covering how the outer bands of Hurricane Arthur were affecting the Baltimore area, when the station was affected by a lightning strike. Masco’s audio went out for a matter of seconds, but the station was dark for about :20. While he news continued, the lightning strike affected several power functions at the station which is located in Towson. “The AC is still not fixed at ABC 2.,” Masco Tweeted around 9pm Thursday, “Meaning we will look like night of the living dead on TV..Stay tuned….”
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A guy has slammed his truck 7 times into our building and is in our building..we’ve been evacuated.. pic.twitter.com/OZ66bmwjPj
— Mike Masco (@MascoFromABC2) May 13, 2014
Stay away from ABC2 on York road in Towson. Person just rammed station with dump truck. It’s a crime scene. Male suspect, potentially armed.
— ABC2NEWS (@ABC2NEWS) May 13, 2014
The majority of the country is in the grips of a heat wave right now, but fortunately for Baltimore, it is not as hot there as a graphic on WMAR‘s Sunday newscast (above) predicted it would be.
“I’ve been back and forth every weekend to take care of my mom who has been sick for the last several months,” Masco said of his departure. “This became extremely frustrating! I worked closely with my management to work out an exit and they were tremendously helpful!”
Masco’s departure has been linked to this on-air incident last week. News director Jim Tortora told TVSpy that Masco’s departure and the exchange were unrelated.
Masco said he was moving to Philadelphia and would be filling in on Fox O&O WTXF “from time to time,” but a Fox spokesperson tells TVSpy that Masco is not scheduled to appear on the station.