“Jill is a true professional with many years of experience both in front of the camera and behind the scenes,” VP-GM Tim Dunst said in a statement. “We are proud and excited about the anchor team of Sean Lafferty and Jill McCormick on JET 24 Action News beginning January 2.”
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“Son of a bitch,” Smylie exclaims in the video (above), shaking his head.
The gaffe likely wasn’t a case of an anchor letting a bad word slip on live TV, though. It looks like someone in the control room played the wrong taped segment during the newscast. Read more
“Jill has been in the industry for 20 years, as a producer in Denver, EP in Fort Wayne, and as a reporter and anchor at other stations in our market,” WJET-WFXP news director Lou Baxter told TVSpy in an email. “After a couple of years out of the business, this busy wife and mother was itching to get back into the biz, and we couldn’t be happier to have her join our team.”
Baxter said McCormick, who started yesterday at the station, will debut next week as a reporter on both the WJET and WFXP morning newscasts and the WJET noon newscast. She will also produce content for the later broadcasts. Read more