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WMC Announces Contract Extension for Dave Brown on His 35th Anniversary With the Station

WMC is celebrating the 35th anniversary of chief meteorologist Dave Brown joining the Memphis NBC-affiliate.

Brown took a look back at his broadcasting career, which spans 50 years, on last night’s evening newscast with Joe Birch and Ursula Madden. After the tribute video, Madden said Brown’s contract was recently up for renewal.

“We can now tell you that Dave Brown loves his job,” she said. “Weighing all his options, he has decided to stay with us for a couple more years and extend his contract. We are so glad that you’re staying with us.”

“I couldn’t bring myself to think about leaving the family yet,” Brown said. Video inside… Read more

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WMC Report on Local Teen Pregnancy Epidemic Lands on ‘Today’


Memphis NBC-affiliate WMC reported last week that 90 students at a local high school are either pregnant or have recently given birth.  The staggering figure caught the attention of “Today” producers and the show aired its own report on Wednesday morning, with Ron Mott reporting live outside of Memphis’s Frayser High School.

WMC anchor Ursula Madden delivered the original “breaking news” segment, saying, “it’s a number that shocked our newsroom.”

Memphis CBS affiliate WREG followed up on the pregnancy epidemic at Frayser High School, airing its own report in which reporter Bonny Kinney spoke with a recent graduate who has two kids.

Video after the jump… Read more