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WKRN Photographer Rolling When Fuel in Storm Drain Explodes

When a tanker truck exploded in west Nashville, some of the fuel leaked into the city’s storm drains. That fuel started smaller explosions throughout the city.

A photographer for the Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN was recording when one of those explosions happened.

According to WKRN, city officials say the water is safe to drink and the sewer system is fine.

Click here to read about the tanker truck explosion that started it all.

[FTVLive]

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Craig Boswell Joins CBS Newspath

craig boswellCraig Boswell has been named a correspondent for CBS Newspath. He will be based in Washington, D.C.

Boswell comes from Fox News Edge, Fox News’ affiliate service, where he has been the Washington, D.C. correspondent since 2007. Before Fox, Boswell worked at WAAY in Hunstville, WTTO in Birmingham and WZTV and WKRN in Nashville.

Boswell reported yesterday for CBS on the man who drove a truck into the WMAR building and barricaded himself inside for several hours.

The official announcement from CBS is after the jump. Read more

Reporter Reveals Leak in Police Department by Checking on Leaked Story

andycordan_wkrnWKRN reporter Andy Cordan may have accidentally let Franklin, TN, police know they had an inside leak when he checked up on a story that had been leaked to him.

According to The Tennessean, Franklin deputy chief of police Mike Jordan “had been routinely sharing information” with the Nashville ABC affiliate’s reporter about an investigation into a GPS device found on a car owned by actress Ashley Judd.

Police were tipped off after receiving an e-mail Nov. 11 from Cordan requesting information from police spokesman Sgt. Charlie Warner about the GPS device found on Ashley Judd’s car on Nov. 8. Cordan’s e-mail to Warner used language taken verbatim from police documents.
“It appeared to be a clip and paste from an internal document that Andy Cordan was using in asking for information,” [Franklin Police Chief David] Rahinsky said in during the hearing.

Records show Jordan had e-mailed Cordan on Nov. 11 telling him about the GPS device as well as three other investigations. Police also found numerous other e-mails going back several months between the two where Jordan shared information with Cordan. Read more

After WKRN Wakes Up Only Man In Line for Titans Tickets, Community Rewards Him


A Nashville man who was the only person to spend the night waiting for Titans tickets to go on sale is now being rewarded for his dedication.

Last week WKRN‘s Stephanie Langston woke up David Cline while he was sleeping outside the box office at LP Field in Nashville. He told the reporter for the Nashville ABC affiliate he didn’t have a credit card so he had to line up to buy a single game ticket to see the Tennessee Titans play the San Francisco 49ers. The video soon went viral.

Cline sells a paper called The Contributor to make ends meet. The paper is sold by the homeless or formerly homeless.

A viewer who saw the story gave Cline a second ticket to the Titans game. The Nashville Predators gave him Predators game tickets, a team jersey and a $100 pre-paid credit card. Read more

Najahe Sherman Joins WKRN From KSHB

Reporter-anchor Najahe Sherman is moving from Kansas City to Nashville, she announced on her blog Monday.

Sherman begins this week as anchor and reporter at WKRN, the ABC affiliate in Nashville. She comes from KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, where she was a reporter and weekend morning anchor.

“To everyone in Kansas City, thank you so much for a very special few years. I am excited to share stories and experiences from Music City!” Sherman wrote. [h/t Bottom Line Communications]

News Director Chris Gegg Jumps from Madison to Milwaukee’s WISN

Chris Gegg has been named news director for Hearst Television’s Milwaukee ABC affiliate, WISN.  Gegg succeeds Lori Waldon who left for Hearst’s KCRA-KQCA in Sacramento.

“Chris is a proven news leader with the right skills and experience to oversee our newsroom and take it to the next level,” said Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN in a posting to the station’s website. “I am also delighted that he has Midwest roots, knows our state well, and values the most important people we serve — our viewers.”

Gegg comes from Madison’s WMTV where he is credited with successfully rebuilding and rebranding weather coverage in the Madison news market.  Previously he was executive producer at ABC affiliates WXYZ in Detroit and WKRN in Nashville, TN.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

WBAY Begins Broadcasting in HD with New Set

WBAY is now broadcasting the news in HD. The Green Bay ABC-affiliate unveiled a brand-new set and graphics package this week as it transitioned to high definition.

The station had been broadcasting from a temporary set since November as the new set, designed by FX Group, was built over the course of ten days.

Video of the new set inside… Read more

WKRN’s Joe Dubin Resigns, Says He Doesn’t See a Need for Local Sports

After eight years at Nashville ABC-affiliate WKRN, sports anchor Joe Dubin is leaving the television business.

“Now with Twitter and Facebook nobody’s waiting around until 6:30 (p.m.) to watch sports,” Dubin told The Tennessean. “The landscape has changed. I get Titans information and any other information I want on my phone in five minutes. I don’t need to watch local sports.”

Dubin, who has been working for the past two years without a contract, has signed on to co-host a call-in sports show on a local radio station. His last day was Tuesday.

Nashville’s WKRN Now Broadcasting News in HD

Nashville ABC-affiliate WKRN began broadcasting its newscasts in high definition this week, revealing a new, HD-optimized set and new graphics.

“We are now in HD,” anchor John Dwyer announced during WKRN’s 4 p.m. newscast earlier this week.  “We have a new set, new graphics–a whole new look.”

That new look includes a state-of-the-art weather center with multiple work stations in case of severe weather.  Video of the new set inside… Read more

Anchor Tracee Tolentino Leaves KQDS For WKRN

Tracee Tolentino, a weekend anchor at KQDS, is headed to WKRN in Nashville as a fill-in anchor. Her last day at the Duluth station is Monday.

Tolentino, who joined the station just last year, is the third anchor this month to depart from the Duluth Fox affiliate, The Duluth News Tribune reports. Tolentino follows the early August departure of weeknight anchor Nick LaFave, who left for KTAL in Shreveport, and the mid-August departure of Makenzi Henderson, who has not disclosed future plans.

For her part, Tolentino said the move was purely an opportunity to broadcast in a larger market. She told The News Tribune that her ultimate goal was to report in her home state of California.

LaFave, who was one of the station’s original anchors, addressed the turnover when he announced his departure on Facebook in July. “The deeper truth is that, despite the turnover, FOX 21 has done nothing but increase in ratings and quality every single ratings period,” he wrote. “That’s because it’s a TEAM product, not dependent on any one person.”