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VIDEO: Chicago Sports Anchor Hands Out Blackhawks Towels in Boston

WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo ventured into enemy territory Monday, reporting from Boston ahead of game three of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Like any good guest, Tomasulo did not arrive empty-handed. As a result, Tomasulo made some new friends … and some new enemies. (Video after the jump.)

For those keeping score, Boston leads the best of seven series 2-1. [h/t CBS Sports] Read more

Antwan Lewis to Co-Anchor Weekend Evening Newscasts at WNYW

Antwan Lewis has been named weekend evening co-anchor at New York City Fox O&O WNYW. Beginning May 18, Lewis will co-anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend newscasts alongside Christina Park.

Lewis joined WNYW in 2010 as a general assignment reporter. Since January, he has anchored the station’s early morning newscast alongside Juliet Huddy. Lewis has also worked at WGN in Chicago and KTVK in Phoenix.

WNYW will rotate reporters and anchors to fill in on the early morning newscast until a new co-anchor is named.

Happy National Hug an Anchor Day!

It’s National Hug an Anchor Day, and anchors across the country are getting a little love from colleagues, fans, random people in parking lots and people in tomato costumes. Here’s a sample of how a few stations are celebrating.

KXRM in Colorado Springs enlisted the Fazoli’s mascot to help them celebrate:

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Juan Carlos Fanjul Signs Off From WPEC

WPEC weekend anchor Juan Carlos Fanjul is leaving the West Palm Beach CBS affiliate, according to Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet.

According to Lambiet, Fanjul wants to “seek other opportunities.” The departure comes seven months after Fanjul was was moved from weekday mornings to weekend evenings at WPEC. His last broadcast was Sunday.

Prior to joining WPEC in 2008, Fanjul worked at WGN in Chicago, WSVN in Miami and WHBF in Rock Island, Ill.

Poll Results: It’s Acceptable to Occasionally Share Personal Information On the Air

The results are in from our poll about newscasters sharing personal information on the air, and so far voters — more than half of you — think that the occasional personal topics are a perfectly acceptable way to fill a few minutes of air time. Here’s the current breakdown:

  • 57.95%: Yes. Newscasters shouldn’t shy away from personal topics here and there.
  • 42.05%: No. Newscasters should just deliver the news.

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Former WGN Anchor Marty McNeeley Dies

Chicago anchor and reporter Marty McNeeley, who worked on-air for WGN’s 9:00 p.m. news in the 1970s and 80s and was host of the station’s “Creature Features” show, has died.

McNeeley was born in Youngstown, OH, and worked in radio and TV in Cleveland, Detroit and, after leaving Chicago, at ABC Radio in New York.

A station spokesperson told the Chicago Sun-Times McNeeley died of complications from Alzheimer’s at the age of 86.

WGN Reporter Who Ran Into Kid While Sledding Gets Live Shot at Redemption

Two years ago, WGN reporter Marcella Raymond reached viral fame by taking out a nine-year-old kid while sledding down a hill in one of her reports. This week, she got back on a sled and took another shot, this time on live TV.

“The last time I did this, I just have to say, and they run this video all the time,” said the reporter for Chicago’s CW affiliate. “I took out a nine-year-old. So I’m going to try not to do that this time.”

Raymond made it down the hill safely. Though, this attempt seemed to lack the drama of the last attempt. But Raymond seemed pleased. “That’s awesome!” said Raymond. “And I didn’t kill myself.  I’m here and I didn’t hurt anybody!”

You can see the video of her taking out the kid after the jump. Read more

WGN Anchor Loses it Over Hidden Gun Story

Robin Baumgarten, morning anchor for Chicago CW affiliate WGN found it difficult to hide her disgust and later, laughter, after co-anchor Larry Potash made his way through a story about a woman in Oklahoma who tried to conceal a gun from police in a delicate area.

During the story neither Potash nor Chris Ross, Pontotoc County,OK, District Attorney specifically mentioned where the woman was hiding the gun, but a shot of a police document in the video show a document that reads, “Gun located inside vagina.” What may be more disturbing to TVSpy is lower on the document it reads, “Loaded with three live rounds and one spent shell.”

In response to the visibly disgusted Baumgarten, Potash said, “The old caboose pistol, everybody has one.” Which caused Baumgarten to laugh-talk back, “Did you just say, ‘caboose pistol’? We’ll leave the reporting of rest of the witty banter to you if you care to view the video after the jump. Read more

WGN Reporter Jae Miller Leaving for Government Job

Jae Miller, reporter for Chicago CW affiliate WGN and cable news channel CLTV, is leaving to become the spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Miller told Time Out Chicago‘s Robert Feder, “I am excited to embark upon this wonderful opportunity with IDOT. The agency continues to move forward with cutting-edge ideas and initiatives. I am thrilled to be able to apply the skills I obtained during my tenure in television news to this challenging role.”

Before joining CLTV in 2008, Miller worked at WDJT in Milwaukee and WHBF in Quad Cities. She began working full-time for WGN in 2009. Her first day with IDOT will be one week from Monday on March 11.

Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to the Vatican

Shortly after 11amET/8amPT, Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the last time as Pope. Local stations in the top five markets broadcast special coverage of his departure and flight to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican’s vacation retreat.

ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas broadcast national coverage from their affiliated networks of the Pope’s final farewell.

Fox News Channel’s Rick Folbaum anchored a special report that was broadcast on the Fox O&Os. KTTV in Los Angeles incorporated coverage of the farewell address into the morning newscast, anchored by Steve Edwards, instead of taking the national report.

Without national coverage to broadcast, CW affiliates produced their own special reports. Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera anchored on WPIX in New York City, Frank Buckley and Michaela Pereira anchored on KTLA in Los Angeles, and Steve Sanders and Dina Bair anchored on WGN in Chicago.

Philly’s CW affiliate WPSG is owned by CBS and operated as a duopoly with KYW. KDAF, the CW affiliate in Dallas, had no special coverage of the Pope’s farewell.

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