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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

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WCHS Anchor Patrick McMurtry Recovering After Escaping From Burning House

WCHS morning anchor Patrick McMurtry is recovering from injuries sustained during an escape from his burning house in Charleston Wednesday night.

McMurtry was asleep in his home when the fire broke out in his kitchen around 10:30 p.m., according to West Virginia MetroNews. After a smoke alarm woke him up, the anchor was able to break a window and exit the house. He suffered cuts and smoke inhalation, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

McMurtry was not at the anchor desk this morning, although a previously taped segment of “West Virginia Wildlife,” which he reports for the Charleston-Huntington ABC affiliate, aired on the morning newscast.