Nixon joined WHO in 2012 as the station’s morning meteorologist. She will join WAWS as the weekend meteorologist, the Register reports.
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“I wrote the book because there’s never been an Iowa Caucus like the one we just experienced,” Price told TVSpy. “The rise and fall of so many different candidates in less than one year’s time was remarkable and unprecedented. The name Caucus Chaos seemed to be the perfect fit.”
The political reporter for the Des Moines, IA, NBC affiliate was looking for $4,000 but raised more than $5,000.
Price said the book covers “everything that lead up to caucus night, the drama behind the infamous caucus night [Mitt] Romney declaration and the fears that followed that Iowa’s Caucuses may be damaged because of the way it all went down.” Read more
It’s National Hug an Anchor Day, and anchors across the country are getting a little love from colleagues, fans, random people in parking lots and people in tomato costumes. Here’s a sample of how a few stations are celebrating.
KXRM in Colorado Springs enlisted the Fazoli’s mascot to help them celebrate:
“I couldn’t be more excited about coming to Des Moines and working for the legendary WHO-HD,” Admire said in a statement. “I’m replacing a guy who is now at ESPN. That speaks volumes for the sports reputation at WHO.”
As Admire joins the station, sports reporter John Sears gets a promotion to weekend sports anchor.
Hassel, a sports anchor, signed off from WHO Tuesday. At ESPN, he will appear on “Highlight Express” beginning in February.
“It’s just too big an opportunity,” Hassel told the Des Moines Register. “… I’ve never sent out a resume tape before. I wasn’t going to leave for another job in local sports. I was only going to leave for a huge opportunity in regional or national network. Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and see what’s out there.”
President Barack Obama will close out his campaign with one last round of local interviews Tuesday, sitting down with 10 stations in battleground states.
The interviews will take place via satellite from Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago. In order of interview, he will talk with WHO in Des Moines, KWWL in Cedar Rapids, WTMJ in Milwaukee, WKYC in Cleveland, WKRC in Cincinnati, WFOR in Miami, WTVT in Tampa, WJLA in Washington, KMGH in Denver and KVVU in Las Vegas.
The 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners have been announced.
In the large market local TV categories, Minneapolis-St. Paul NBC-affiliate KARE took home a couple of awards. The Gannett-owned station won for “Video Reporting: Hard News” and reporter Boyd Huppert was honored in the “Writing” category.
In the small market categories, KCCI in Des Moines was awarded for “Overall Excellence” while its crosstown rival, WHO, won for “Video Feature Reporting.” New Orleans Fox-affiliate WVUE won two small market awards, including “Video Continuing Coverage” and “Video News Series.”
Full list of local winners inside… Read more
Dowling was a crime and courts reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS-affiliate WWMT. She joined the station in 2010 from WILX, the NBC-affiliate in Lansing, MI. She has also worked at KEVN in Rapid City, SD, KTIV in Sioux City, IA and WHO in Des Moines.
The Michigan native began at Fox-affiliate WXMI last week.
President Obama did another round of local interviews yesterday, sitting down with eight stations from the Orlando, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh markets.
The interviews lasted about five minutes each and focused mostly on gas prices and energy policy. “As long as gas prices are going up, people are going to feel like I’m not doing enough and I understand that,” Obama told WFTV’s Greg Warmoth. “Ultimately, though, there’s no silver bullet here.”
Stephen Colbert‘s Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, recently filed a document with the the Federal Election Commission, reporting its donations and expenditures as of January 30th.
In addition to reporting over a million dollars in donations, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow also listed how much money it spent on running ads in Iowa before the state’s Republican caucus. Read more
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