Dennis told TVSpy last week that she urged her fellow news directors to “show respect” because the video was “traumatic to people at KUSA.”
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The owner of the dog who bit KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer last week recently sat down for an exclusive interview with rival station KDVR and complained that the high-profile nature of the incident is keeping his dog detained at the Denver Animal Shelter longer than he should be.
Max, the 85-pound Argentine Mastiff who bit Dyer during KUSA’s morning show last Wednesday, is currently under a 10-day quarantine at the shelter.
Calling it “traumatic to people at KUSA,” news director Patti Dennis has done her best to ensure that viewers don’t see the video of KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer being bitten by a dog during the station’s morning show Wednesday.
Dennis told TVSpy this week that, following the on-air incident, she contacted the news directors of every station in Denver, imploring them not to air footage of the bite.
While it appears most stations respected Dennis’s request, at least one, Fox-affiliate KDVR, aired footage of the bite.
In addition to trying to keep the video off the air, Dennis attempted to keep the video off the internet this week. Read more
KUSA morning anchor Kyle Dyer was released from the hospital on Thursday afternoon after undergoing reconstructive surgery for injuries she received when a dog bit her during the station’s morning show on Wednesday.
“Kyle is in good spirits, despite not being able to talk due to her injuries,” KUSA reported on Thursday. “She is, however, scurrily writing down messages and tapping away on an iPad to make sure everyone knows how appreciative she is of their love and support. She is up and walking around, which the doctors say will help in her recovery process.”
News director Patti Dennis says that Dyer will return to work once she is recovered, whenever that will be.
“Kyle had reconstructive surgery on her lip, after she was bit by the dog this morning on the air,” Shapiro wrote. “Her recovery is going to take a while, but it is now underway.” Read more
The heartwarming story of a local dog rescued from an icy pond on Tuesday took a turn for the worse this morning as the dog reportedly attacked KUSA morning anchor Kyle Dyer during the station’s 7 a.m. newscast.
Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, fell through the ice on a pond near his home Tuesday evening and spent roughly 20 minutes stranded in the freezing water before firefighters made a dramatic rescue, which was caught on tape by KUSA’s news helicopter.
After teasing Max’s visit to the KUSA studio throughout the morning, the station had him on during its 7 a.m. show, which airs on KTVD. While Max was meeting the KUSA morning team, he bit Dyer on the face (video inside). Read more
Sherman joined KUSA’s investigative reporting team in 2003. Her last day at the station was reportedly last week, though management has refused comment on the circumstances surrounding her departure.
The Post reports Sherman “is said to have great contacts but not the easiest professional temperament,” saying a memo from station management to KUSA staffers fueled rumors that Sherman was shown the door due to her connection to several controversial stories she has reported on in the past.
The newscasts, which will be shot at the KUSA studios, will air weekdays at 5:30 and 10 p.m. beginning October 3rd. Anchors have not yet been named.
“We’ve been working on this for several months,” KUSA news director Patti Dennis said during KUSA’s noon newscast today (video inside). “Knowing that the Spanish language community has only one choice for Spanish language news in Denver, this will give us an opportunity to take 9News and the Telemundo brand and put it together in a weekly evening and late newscast for the Spanish-speaking audience.”