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Posts Tagged ‘Rowena Shaddox’

KTXL Ditches Man on the Street, Interviews Staff for Reactions Instead

The reactions were the same but the setting was definitely different.

In a story this week about a controversial poster displayed at the local highway patrol academy, Sacramento Fox-affiliate KTXL featured reactions from its own staff, including the assignment manager, shot in the station’s newsroom.

One staffer interviewed for the story by reporter Rowena Shaddox even wore a lanyard with the logo of KTXL’s owner, Tribune, while standing in front of a wall displaying the station’s “FOX 40″ logo, leaving little doubt about his background. Video inside… Read more

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KTXL Story on Anti- ‘Bless You’ Teacher Has Everyone Talking

A story from Sacramento Fox-affiliate KTXL about a local teacher’s controversial decision to ban the use of “bless you” following a sneeze has gained national attention this week, fueling debate on morning shows and online.

Earlier this week, KTXL reporter Rowena Shaddox interviewed Steve Cuckovich, a health teacher at a Bay Area public high school who had received complaints from parents about his practice of punishing students for saying “bless you” in his classroom, and he defended his policy (video above). Read more