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Everything posted by TheRob

  1. https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/longtime-fox-2-anchor-sandy-miller-retiring-after-25-years-in-television/
  2. Every station has to tease NN in their early evening news now-- in news time, with an anchor intro-- not in the break.
  3. NN's new topicals wedged into the local TV station news time are long. An anchor intro is required. The topical itself is around 40-45 seconds. Then you have to slap a full screen with the cable channel directory for News Nation. That's a full minute out of news time. The first one teases Donlon and Vittert. The second one is Vittert and Banfield.
  4. Meanwhile, NewsNation is using local stations to fish for compliments, presumably for future promos.
  5. Our favorite San Francisco blogger says the KRON news director is out.
  6. Unsurprisingly, the producers are burned out. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/7/7/the-inbox (subscriber story) https://www.patreon.com/posts/crisis-in-la-53335704
  7. Unsurprisingly, given her emotional Instagram video about her mental health, weekend anchor Ali Bradley has left KCPQ.
  8. I'm not sure of the full story, but a KSWB reporter encountered someone outside a police station who claimed to be armed.
  9. FOX weather streaming service line-up: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210624005706/en/FOX-Weather-Names-First-Meteorologists-to-Helm-Programming-Across-the-FOX-Weather-Streaming-Service#.YNSzS7JI7JQ.twitter
  10. I don't know about today, but at one point WPLG, WFOR and WTVJ all shared a helicopter. WSVN had its own.
  11. https://buffalonews.com/entertainment/television/alan-pergament-wutvs-new-newscast-will-rely-on-news-weather-and-sports-anchors-outside-of/article_eab8dbce-d355-11eb-860c-efa3ef5a1292.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
  12. https://www.axios.com/the-hill-nexstar-acquisition-e1906f1d-6b85-4219-8074-e5ae47e23155.html
  13. WJW announced a longtime photog (37 years at the station) was retiring. Unfortunately, they sent the email to the Nexstar breaking news list.
  14. TheRob

    In Memoriam

    He appeared in a lot of late-night ESPN telecasts too.
  15. What's up, Ivory Hecker?
  16. TheRob

    In Memoriam

    Unfortunately, a lot of the speculators out there have seized on the Clinton angle in regard to Mr. Sign. Very sad. I feel badly for his kids, now having to grow up without their father.
  17. All of us in the newsroom noticed.

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