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KATU Camera Stolen at Occupy Demonstration

A KATU news crew had a camera stolen while covering an Occupy Portland demonstration this week.

On Monday, Occupy protestors gathered at the Port of Portland, shutting down three of its four terminals.  Amid the demonstration, police arrested a handful of unruly people, including one man who stole a pick-up truck from the scene of a car crash and used it to transport a group on their way to the port.

While details of the theft are scarce, KATU general manager John Tamerlano told TVSpy that the station is working with the Portland police department to recover the stolen equipment, which has been valued at around $25,000. Read more

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Portland Stations Draw Big Numbers with Overnight Coverage of Occupy Clash

Portland stations provided wall-to-wall coverage of the clash between the city’s Occupy protestors and police early Sunday morning, after mayor Sam Adams warned demonstrators on Saturday that they would face eviction at midnight.  The stations’ commitment to covering the confrontation paid off as viewership spiked beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

“I think there was a definite interest across all television stations here in Portland,” KATU news director Don Pratt told The Oregonian, saying that viewership was “two to three times” higher than normal. Read more

VIDEO: KGW Crew Berated, Shoved At Occupy Portland

After a confrontation between an Occupy Portland protester and a KGW news crew was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube yesterday, the station will limit live shots from the protest to ensure employee safety.

In the above video (warning: expletives are unedited), a protester with a pink bandana over his mouth berates KGW reporter Art Edwards and repeatedly pushes the crew members protecting the reporter. Read more

KPTV Reporter to Occupy Protestors: ‘I’m One of You’

“I’m one of you!” KPTV reporter Jamie Wilson told a group of protestors while covering the Occupy Portland demonstrations.

“I have student loans. I can’t get out of debt,” Wilson said. “I had a ridiculously high-priced college education and my real world job has not given me the salary to pay it off” (video above).

A graduate of Linfield College, Wilson has been a reporter with KPTV since 2000.