“I’ve loved my time at WOOD TV,” she said. “They believed in my talent and passion right from the start and gave me the platform and encouragement to grow as a meteorologist, broadcaster and professional.”
Velasquez is looking forward to joining KDVR-TV, the FOX TV affiliate in Denver, the 17th largest TV market with more than 1.5 million viewers. “I wanted to stay in a ‘weather’ market – somewhere where the weather is challenging,” she said. “I’ll get to forecast everything from blizzards to tornadoes and everything in between.”
“Forecasting is going to be different at first, but I’m ready and looking forward to it,” Velasquez said.
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Martino’s lawsuit alleged KDVR didn’t renew his contract after it learned he was filing for bankruptcy.
Martino had been the station’s consumer-advocate reporter since 2000. In 2009, the station started a new bit, “Martino TV,” which featured paid segments from advertisers and shared the proceeds with Martino.
The long-time radio host of the Troubleshooter show, Martino says he blogged in July 2011 that he was likely going to file for bankruptcy protection, the result of a collapsed real estate market that caught up with a number of his investments.
A month later, station managers said his contract would not be renewed, allegedly because the native of upstate New York had “too strong” of a personality. Read more
“Eli championed the idea of doing the show outside the station in a non-studio environment. The result is a cool, contemporary-looking program that is truly unique and different,” KDVR news director Ed Kosowski wrote in a note to staff last week. “Thanks to everyone who worked incredibly hard for many weeks to make this show a reality.”
The show will be taped at The Source, an artisan food market in Denver. According to KDVR, the show will occasionally go on the road “to ‘the source’ of where the issues are having an impact on Coloradans lives.”
Read Kosowski’s note after the jump. Read more
Aristea Brady is joining KDVR, the Fox affiliate in Denver, as co-anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast. She comes from WCCO, the CBS-owned station in Minneapolis, where she has been a reporter and anchor for three years.
“She is a familiar face to many of you and to the Denver audience, having worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at KUSA several years ago before leaving for Minnesota,” KDVR news director Ed Kosowski wrote in a note to station staff last week. “Aristea is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Englewood. She has a large extended family in Craig on the Western Slope, where they operate a ranch and where she spent summers herding cattle and sheep before pursuing her career in journalism.”
Brady will anchor the 10 p.m. newscast alongside Boris Sanchez. She will also report during the week.
Kosowski’s full note is after the jump. Read more
Ashley Fallis death was initially ruled a suicide after Fallis’ husband Tom, who was a Weld County law enforcement officer, told police Fallis shot herself.
After what the station called an exhaustive 12-month investigation, Joseph found “serious missteps” in the department’s investigation. When given the new evidence, Chief Rick Brandt “directed that the case be reopened.”
Brandt said the Fort Collins Police Department will take the lead in reexamining Ashley Fallis’ death.
“It is my desire that an unbiased, professional third-party review of this case be conducted,” he said. Read more
They like a longer story in Denver, where today we take a look at what the local stations are talking about.
With a lot of stories in the 2:00 range, most of the stations stacked their shows pretty much the same way: leading with the school evacuation and going long on the missing hikers.
Hey Tweety birds, here’s a wiener we CAN put on TV, right Cody! pic.twitter.com/66npuq1Ei0
— Dan Daru (@DanDaruTV) March 19, 2014
We asked KDVR and Daru about it. We’ll update when we hear back.
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.
Martino, known as “The Troubleshooter,” appeared in regular segments on KDVR as well as a Denver AM radio station.
His lawsuit alleges the station let him go after it learned he was filing for bankruptcy. Martino claims the move violated federal protections.
Martino is no stranger to the headlines lately. He was arrested in December for allegedly punching his wife in the face while the two were waiting a a stoplight.
The Denver Post reports KDVR said it didn’t renew his contract because ‘it wanted a host with “less personality.’ That Martino filed for bankruptcy had nothing to do with it, according to the case filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.” Read more
Denver TV stations broke into afternoon programming to cover the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO.
CBS owned station KCNC broke in first. At 12:54 p.m. Alan Gionet told viewers about the shooting and reported police were in the area with emergency vehicles on their way. Gionet said Grayson Robinson, Araphaoe County Sheriff, told the station there were two possible victims and an active shooting situation at the time. Gionet promised further updates before returning to regular programming.
NBC affiliate KUSA broke in to “Extra” at 12:55 with Cheryl Preheim in the newsroom. ABC affiliate KMGH interrupted “General Hospital” at 1:16 with John Ferrugia reporting the station had spoken to students at the scene who said they heard three shots fired. FOX affiliate KDVR was last on at 1:30 p.m. with a combination of studio anchor and live helicopter shot showing the scene at the high school.
The shooting happened just a few miles from the scene of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School.
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