After the station did a story about treadmill desks being used at work, the FOX affiliate set up a deal with a local treadmill store so the anchors could read a segment of the show while walking and jogging on treadmill desks of their own.
Byron Harmon, WNYW VP and news director said in a statement, “With her unique talent, she will bring our audience in depth interviews with entertainment icons, the latest in entertainment news and innovation, and the best of New York’s vibrant nightlife and cultural offerings.”
Boyce last worked as a film correspondent on EPIX and was host of GameStopTV.
She will report for the evening newscasts starting Monday.
New York FOX owned station WNYW took a look back at itself and the industry as a whole during its 10:00 p.m. news last night when it aired a story chronicling the annoying things TV news does.
Reporter Joel Waldman asked CUNY journalism professor Jeff Jarvis about it. Jarvis told Waldman the story was a little navel gazing “But shows you’re willing to ask the tough questions about what’s annoying about TV news.”
For all of Seattle’s talk of the importance of the 12th man in the Seahawks Super Bowl win, only one man, or station, was allowed to cover the entire Seahawks victory event yesterday.
The celebration started out with a parade, which all the stations covered live. But as soon as the parade entered CenturyLink Field around 2:00 p.m., only FOX affiliate KCPQ stayed in live coverage.
According to KCPQ GM Pam Pearson all the other Seattle stations were welcome to cover the rally “but only the partners were allowed to broadcast it LIVE.” And by “partners” Pearson meant the Tribune owned FOX affiliate.
KOMO news director Holly Gauntt told TVSpy the ABC affiliate was getting calls from puzzled viewers when it broke away shortly before 2:00 p.m. Bob Jordan, news director CBS affiliate KIRO said several viewers asked why the station was ending its coverage of the celebration early.
Even the Governor’s office got involved. Jaime Smith, director of media relations for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, told TVSpy Inslee’s office reached out to the Seahawks because they wanted as many people as possible to watch the celebration. But in the end she said they left it up to the Seahawks to decide. Read more
Convicted felon Don Pooley took a 13-year-old boy hostage in his Colorado home for more than 18 hours and according to KDVR, “[...] had been monitoring local news reports about the standoff and at one point called FOX31 Denver reporter Julie Hayden Monday night telling her about the situation.”
With police listening in, Hayden asked Pooley if there was any way he could let the kid go. “Absolutely not,” answered Pooley, who said he thought the hostage was the only way he could get the FBI to back off. “I feel horrible for this little boy right now,” said Pooley. “He hasn’t stopped shaking.”
KDVR reports Pooley was killed when police entered the home. The teenaged boy was released unhurt.
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KSAZ morning news producer Juliana Vasquez let everyone know she was having a slow news morning at the Phoenix FOX owned station when she tweeted on her personal account she was “thankful that some drunk dude drivers (sic) into a house” because she needed the news.
Arizona blog Down and Drought first reported about the tweet and captured a screengrab.
Mark Rodman vice president and GM of KSAZ said in a statement, “This is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated.”
It appears her twitter page has been deleted. Sources tell TVSpy Vasquez has been reprimanded but what that means exactly is still unclear. We’ll keep you posted.
Two on-air talent at two different stations roughly 1800 miles apart are being hailed separately as heroes.
Hernandez’ car had spun out and hit the freeway median after blowing a tire. He was hit when he got out of his car. Mathieu fashioned a tourniquet out of a scarf and tied it around Hernandez’ nearly severed leg. She was credited with saving his life.
In Yonkers, NY, just north of New York City, John Huddy reporter for FOX owned station WNYW saw a man fall on the tracks of at a Metro North train station. While Huddy’s photographer rolled, several people along with Huddy teamed to pull the man to safety. According to the New York FOX owned station, the man was unhurt.
The allegations are back in the news after the now adult Dylan recently wrote an open letter again accusing Allen of molesting her when she was a child.
On the FOX owned station’s “Good Day New York” Scotto revisited a 1990′s interview with Mia Farrow refuting Allen’s longtime claims that Dylan had been coached to say what she said about him.
This morning on “Good Day,” Allen, through his lawyers, again maintained that Dylan had been coached by Farrow to say what she said.
Donald comes to WFLD from Sunbeam Television Group in Miami, FL, where he was VP of Marketing and Creative Services.
Viewers of Little Rock, AR, FOX affiliate KLRT lost eight minutes of what would normally be prime Super Bowl viewing when the station’s transmitter lost power.
The station told viewers on its facebook page, “We hope to have it restored ASAP. We sincerely apologize.”
The signal was restored just in time for viewers to watch Denver’s offense run two plays before Demaryius Thomas had the ball stripped out of his hands by the Seahawks’ Malcolm Smith.