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Posts Tagged ‘Pat Tomasulo’

WGN Anchor Publicly Shames 12-Year-Old Video Bomber


WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo was doing a live shot Friday morning at the Chicago Bears training camp when 12-Year-old Dylan decided it was good time to practice his fart noises.

Tomasulo had Dylan appear on air with him in his next segment.

“Make a fart noise now, Dylan,” said Tomasulo. But Dylan demured. Tomasulo said he had no other way to shame the kid. “Seeing that he’s 12-years-old I can’t ask him about erectile dysfunction or any other inappropriate things.”

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VIDEO: Chicago Sports Anchor Hands Out Blackhawks Towels in Boston

WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo ventured into enemy territory Monday, reporting from Boston ahead of game three of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Like any good guest, Tomasulo did not arrive empty-handed. As a result, Tomasulo made some new friends … and some new enemies. (Video after the jump.)

For those keeping score, Boston leads the best of seven series 2-1. [h/t CBS Sports] Read more

POLL: Is It Appropriate For Newscasters to Share Personal Things On the Air?

The morning news team at Chicago CW affiliate WGN has a message for newscasters everywhere: don’t use air time to take care of personal matters (video after the jump).

On Tuesday’s newscast, weathercaster Paul Konrad said he has a “sickness” when he sees newscasters use “precious TV time for their personal stuff,” citing a Huntsville anchor who got engaged live on the WZDX weekend newscast Saturday. Konrad asked his fellow newscasters if there was anything personal they wanted to get out so they could get on with the newscast.

“To everyone in my apartment building, I don’t want to talk about the weather on the elevator anymore, okay?” Pat Tomasulo responded. “I’m the sports guy, not the weather guy.”

“I’d like to say to my mother: stop trying to tell me that I look good in hats and capri pants,” Robin Baumgarten said. “Neither one is going to happen for me.”

So we’re putting it to you: is it acceptable for newscasters to address personal matters on the air occasionally? Vote below.

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WGN Reporter Turns Tables on Photobombers, Asks Them Embarrassing Questions On-Air

WGN reporter Pat Tomasulo recently took to the streets of Chicago and turned the tables on live shot interrupters, asking them embarrassing questions on-air after they made their cameo.

Tomasulo and a photographer pretended to be shooting at the Taste of Chicago festival over the weekend and when a person would wave or jump around in the background he would call them forward and grill them about topics like hemorrhoids, stool softeners, and vajazzling (video above).

89-Year-Old Italian Grandma Invites WGN’s Pat Tomasulo Over for Dinner

WGN morning sports anchor Pat Tomasulo made good on an old promise this week and visited the home of 89-year-old Chicago grandmother Rose for an Italian feast.

Tomasulo met Rose while shooting a remote back in 2005 and promised that one day he’d come over to her house for dinner. Well, Tomasulo finally visited Rose (video above).