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.)
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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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.