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‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ Special on KCPQ Leads to Top Fugitive Capture

A special “Washington’s Most Wanted” episode on KCPQ about drivers wanted on felony DUI arrests led to the capture of a top fugitive over the weekend.

Cindy Lou Kreutz, who was wanted on $400,000 in outstanding warrants for DUI and driving with a suspended license, was arrested Sunday after a viewer recognized her from Friday’s edition of “Washington’s Most Wanted” and called 911. Kreutz was arrested less than 20 minutes later, according to the Seattle Fox affiliate.

“Once again, Washington’s Most Wanted’s viewers show how much they care about the safety of our communities,” “Washington’s Most Wanted” host David Rose said in a statement. “I commend the tipster who helped bring this serial drunk driver to justice.  One life lost is too many and her arrest gets a dangerous fugitive out from behind the wheel.”

In a statement on the arrest, Kitsap County deputy Scott Wilson called the show “a perfect partnership and a great team effort” to catch criminals. The show recently celebrated the capture of its 400th fugitive.

Watch Rose’s report on the arrest after the jump. Read more

‘I’m a Beta Tester for Google Eyelids’: Morgan Freeman Explains Sleepy Interview

Yesterday we reported Morgan Freeman dozed off during an interview with the Seattle FOX affiliate KCPQ morning show.

It looks like Freeman knows how to handle a gaffe. The veteran actor got in on the joke last night telling fans on his facebook page, “Regarding my recent interview, I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids and I was merely taking the opportunity to update my Facebook page.” He also posted the picture of him giving thumbs up while fully awake. Well played sir. Well played.

[Today.com]

Morgan Freeman Dozes Off During Interview with KCPQ

Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman played a real life version of Highlights magazine’s “Goofus and Gallant” during a live interview with Seattle FOX affiliate KCPQ.

Caine played “Gallant” to Freeman’s “Goofus” during the junket for their latest film “Now You See Me,” addressing anchors Bill Wixey and Kaci Aitchison by name and telling them about the magic tricks seen in the film. Freeman played counterpoint by nodding off. Though Caine asked, “Is this the last one?” after the two thought their mics were off, giving the impression they were at the end of a long day of answering the same question again and again. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

KCPQ’s ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ Captures 400th Fugitive

KCPQ‘s “Washington’s Most Wanted” celebrated a major milestone this week: the show has now helped local law enforcement capture 400 fugitives. A viewer tip led to the 400th capture on Wednesday.

“Thanks to KCPQ for their leadership and thanks for the diligent teamwork of people in the state of Washington to put 400 people away, get them off the streets, that’s a good thing for the state of Washington. Congratulations to everyone involved,” Washington governor Jay Inslee said in a statement.

“Washington’s Most Wanted” host David Rose was there for the 400th arrest (pictured). KCPQ will broadcast a special edition of the show Friday with a look back at significant captures.

“In light of Lifetime cancelling America’s Most Wanted with John Walsh, it’s more important than ever for stations to air local programming that helps serve communities and make them safer,” Rose told TVSpy. “There are more bad guys than ever and the fact we’ve reached 400 captures in four years is evidence of that. Washington’s Most Wanted airs in 5 television markets and includes local content from each of those cities.”

Watch KCPQ’s segment on the 400th capture after the jump. Read more

Seattle Broadcasters Sue To Keep Retrans Rates Private

The corporate owners of several Seattle stations have sued Click Cable TV to keep the terms of their retransmission agreements with the Tacoma city-owned cable company away from the Tacoma News Tribune.

The broadcasters have said disclosure of the terms would undermine their negotiating positions with the cable company and would eventually result in consumers paying more to watch their stations.

The Bellingham Herald reported the issue over whether the records are public or private came up after Click Cable and Fisher owned station KOMO settled a contentious dispute over retransmission fees.  After the agreement was reached, the News Tribune asked for details, including just how much the new fees were. Read more

KCPQ Anchor David Rose: ‘News is a two-way conversation now’

KCPQ anchor David Rose is celebrating the fourth anniversary of “Washington’s Most Wanted,” which he produces and hosts on the Seattle Fox affiliate. Since its launch, the show has helped police capture more than 330 fugitives (like this one). Rose talks to The Fearey Group’s “Re-inventing PR” blog about how social media has changed his job in the years since the show debuted:

Information moves much more quickly now than it ever has. Social media is one of the most important aspects of my job. I manage two Twitter accounts and three Facebook pages in addition to providing content to www.Q13Fox.com and www.catchwmw.com. When I have a big story break, more often than not, I do it through social media first. Many of the tips I get on breaking news stories come from followers on Facebook and Twitter which allows me to communicate with them to get photos, video or additional information. News is a two-way conversation now which is wonderful.

Mark Boe Named VP, Station Manager and Director of Sales at KSTW in Seattle

Mark Boe has been named vice president, station manager and director of sales at KSTW, the CW-affiliate in Seattle.

Boe joins KSTW from Tribune Broadcasting, where he was the director of sales for the Pacific Northwest region, overseeing KCPQ-KZJO in Seattle and KRCW in Portland.

“Mark is an incredibly talented and experienced broadcaster,” KSTW general manager Ron Longinotti said in a statement. “We are very fortunate to have someone with the extensive local, regional and national perspective that Mark brings to the table and we know that KSTW will continue to grow and thrive under his leadership.” Read more

Video: KCPQ Reporter Finds There’s Only One Way to Describe a Large Tow Truck

Covering a recent ice storm in the Seattle area, KCPQ reporter James Lynch got straight to the point when describing the heavy duty tow trucks being used to rescue city buses (video above).

As the YouTube uploader points out: “Not quite sure that is the technical term for a tow truck of this size.” [Via The Daily What]

KCPQ Anchor Lily Jang Joining KHOU in February

KCPQ anchor Lily Jang is leaving Seattle to join KHOU, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Jang, who has been at the Seattle Fox-affiliate for seven years, announced in November she would relocate to Houston to be with her ailing father.

“I am incredibly blessed that KHOU is giving me this opportunity,” Jang told McGuff. “Excited to finally be home where I grew up and my parents can watch me.”

She will replace Christine Haas, who is bound for KNSD, on the morning newscasts. Her first day at KHOU will be February 12.

Report on KCPQ Leads To Arrest Of Murder Suspect

Police in Des Moines arrested a suspect yesterday in the murder of 19-year old Jayme Thomas after a “Washington’s Most Wanted” viewer came forward with additional information.

“Washington’s Most Wanted” is hosted by David Rose (pictured), an anchor at KCPQ in Seattle, and airs on six stations in Washington and Oregon. The show has featured the unsolved murder of Thomas, who was shot in the back of the head on November 5, for the past several weeks.

After seeing one of the reports, a viewer recognized one of his co-workers, identified as a “person of interest” in the case. The viewer convinced the co-worker to contact police, and police say his or her cooperation — including providing additional information on other witnesses — led to the arrest. Read more

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