During the transition — perhaps until the end of the year — she will spend three days a week as news director, two days recruiting. Dennis — and everyone in the building — is certain that, whenever the next big news event breaks, she’ll be in the mix. “I don’t know that I could stay away.”
Control is her “Linus blanket,” she allowed. Will she come unglued when she’s not in charge during a future big story?
“We’ll all find that out together,” Assistant News Director Tim Ryan said. No successor has been named, leading to much speculation. She’ll be a tough act to follow, having bridged analog and digital eras so winningly. “Succeeding Patti will be like succeeding John Elway,” said one contender.
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A water-skiing squirrel named Twiggy wreaked havoc on the KDFW newscast this morning.
Reporter Fiona Gorostiza was holding Twiggy while reporting from Dallas’ Mayfest when the squirrel jumped out of her hands and onto her photographer.
“The water skiing squirrel was a fiasco,” co-anchor Tim Ryan said later in the newscast. “It was a bust.”
Kim Kardashian turned 31 on Friday, but at least one person wasn’t celebrating.
In a segment announcing celebrity birthdays, KDFW anchor Tim Ryan refused to acknowledge Kardashian’s big day, even with some gentle prodding from co-anchor Lauren Przybyl (watch the video, via toofab, above). “I’m on strike,” Ryan proclaimed. “She’s not a celebrity!”
Ryan isn’t the only anchor who has an issue with the reality star. Last month, WTXF anchor Mike Jerrick publicly mocked Kardashian, and sister Kourtney, seconds after finishing an interview with the two.
Dallas’s KDFW offered a full blitz of pre-Super Bowl coverage on Saturday and Sunday. The Fox-affiliate ran a countdown clock during its news coverage over the weekend and the hours, minutes, and seconds ticked away as the news team reported live from outside Cowboy Stadium.
On Saturday evening, KDFW offered expanded news coverage, going until 12:30 a.m. Anchors Heather Hays and Steve Eagar were stationed at a special set in front of the stadium. The two again picked up on Sunday morning.
Adrian Arambulo and Krystle Gutierrez kicked off KDFW’s Sunday morning coverage at 6:00 a.m., reporting live from outside the stadium. Lauren Przybyl and Tim Ryan, who anchor the station’s weekday morning newscast, were in the studio. They handed it to Hays and Eagar at 9:00 a.m. as the station continued local coverage until 11:00 a.m., when Fox took over with its network pregame programming.
At 8:48 a.m. this morning Dallas Fox-affiliate KDFW went into breaking news mode after a suspicious package had been found near Cowboys Stadium, the site of next weekend’s Super Bowl.
Saul Garza reported live via phone from outside of the stadium, describing a scene in which firefighters and a police bomb squad had surrounded a manhole that contained suspicious looking materials.
The station went to “Live! with Regis and Kelly” at 9:00 a.m. but then cut in with breaking news coverage a few minutes later with a live helicopter shot of the bomb squad at work. Anchor Tim Ryan described the scene but was careful not to overhype the situation, saying that local authorities are displaying extra caution in the lead-up to the Super Bowl.
Garza again reported live via phone, providing an update on the bomb squad’s efforts. Ryan also spoke with aerial photographer Mike Warner who reported on individual details, including the equipment being used by the bomb squad, while highlighting them with his camera. Read more