TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Posts Tagged ‘Tim Deegan’

Jacksonville Meteorologist Sues Nexstar for Defamation

Deegan_DUI_croppedJacksonville meteorologist Tim Deegan is suing Nexstar Broadcasting after a website content provider, owned by the station group, used his photo in a story about another Tim Deegan who was arrested for allegedly keeping three women as sex slaves.

The story appeared on the website of Jacksonville CBS and FOX affiliate WJAX-WFOX. At the time, news director Bob Longo told TVSpy, the station’s website content manager, Inergize-CMS systems, used the wrong picture.

According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, Deegan is suing for defamation of character and “is seeking damages in excess of $75,000.”

The lawsuit filed, filed on Nov. 7, names Nexstar Broadcasting Inc as the defendant. Nexstar’s division Inergize Digital provides digital content for various television stations owned or managed by Cox Media Group.

The suit says Nexstar falsely identified Deegan as the person who had been “arrested and charged with some of the most despicable crimes and immoral conduct imaginable.” Read more

Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!
 

Jacksonville Station Mistakenly Shows Rival Meteorologist as Man Wanted for Sex Crimes

Deegan_DUI_croppedOne Tim Deegan is a meteorologist for Jacksonville NBC and ABC affiliate WJXX-WTLV. The other is awaiting arraignment on charges of human trafficking after police say he kept three women trapped as sex slaves.

When CBS and FOX affiliate WTEV-WAWS reported the story about the Timothy Deegan in jail, it showed a picture of Tim Deegan the meteorologist. The picture was from the TV Deegan’s DUI in November 2013. You can see a screen grab of the wrong pic after the jump.

WTEV-WAWS news director Robert Longo told TVSpy the Inergize-CMS system (the people who manage the web content) chose the wrong picture. But added he personally apologized to the WJXX-WTLV GM and left a voice mail message with Tim Deegan. He said Inergize took full responsibility and updated the story with a correction.

Longo also tweeted out his apology.

Florida Meteorologist Sentenced for DUI

Deegan_DUI_croppedTim Deegan, meteorologist for WTLV-WJXX entered a plea of “no contest” to the charge of driving under the influence.

First Coast News, the branded name of the Jacksonville, FL, NBC and ABC duopoly, reported the meteorologist was sentenced to 12 months probation, had his license suspended for six months and was given 50 hours of community service.

Deegan, who was arrested last month, must also pay court costs and fines totaling $1,031 and attend DUI school.

Jacksonville Meteorologist Tim Deegan Arrested For DUI

tim deegan mugshotWJXX-WTLV chief meteorologist Tim Deegan was arrested and charged with DUI Saturday night, according to the Jacksonville duopoly.

The stations report Deegan was arrested by the Jacksonville Beach Police and booked shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was released on his own recognizance Sunday morning.

“As a matter of policy, First Coast News does not comment on matters of a legal or personnel nature involving our employees,” president and general manager Eric S. Land said in a statement.