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Weatherman Awkwardly Deals With Outfit Hangup On Air

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.30.2015 | Media

Hang on, Steve, your coworkers will help you in a minute. They just have to stop laughing first. Fox9 Minneapolis meteorologist Steve Frazier had a...

Anchors Away

Charles Kolb | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Charles Kolb

Our main network news programs can do better. They do not need celebrity anchors -- they need better content. Low-information news programs beget low-information citizens. Rather than dumb down the evening news, why not expand it with more in-depth coverage of the most important domestic and international stories?

Local News Reporter Warms Up By Rapping 'Alphabet Aerobics'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

Local news reporter Kim Powell may have missed her true calling. Before a live shot in Odessa, Texas, the NewsWest9 reporter decided to do a very...

WATCH: Anchor Not Amused By Co-Host's Taylor Swift Dance

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media

Sarah Pisciuneri would probably prefer her co-host Dan Thorn not take advice from Taylor Swift during commercial breaks. At least, that's what people ...

This Meteorologist Took His Halloween Costume To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.31.2014 | Good News

It's Halloween, which means the usual cast of celebrities are out in their best regalia. And while media moguls like the cast of the "Today" show h...

News Station's Flood Coverage Interrupted By The Incredible Hulk

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

It's just another day on the set of Chicago's "WGN Morning News." No, they didn't hang up on Oprah again. But Friday morning, as the WGN crew repor...

WATCH: Station Interrupts Final Minutes Of World Cup For Tornado Warning

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports

A local news station's decision to interrupt Sunday's World Cup final for a severe weather update has left the station weathering a storm of its own. ...

WATCH: Florida Reporter's Flood Warning Apparently Doesn't Apply To This Traveler

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

WEAR-TV reporter Ricki Vann's warning to residents of Pensacola, Fla., to stay off the streets after a flash flood got seriously undercut by an enterp...

Why Is Every Local Newscaster Talking About Pee??

Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy

Conan's ongoing series "Newscasters Agree" is single-handedly blowing the lid off of local news' dirtiest secret: that they all get their stories from...

These 1980s Local News Teasers Are TERRIFYING

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media

Tonight at 11, tune in and be TERRIFIED. Here's a supercut of New York City local news teasers from the 1980s, when the city was a much rougher pla...

This Gets Creepy Fast

Posted 02.14.2014 | Comedy

Conan revisited his ongoing "Newscasters Agree" series on Thursday, which honors great moments in local news anchors all having the same script. This ...

How Did She Not See This Coming?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy

Like much of the country, Portland, Ore. has been hit by a major snowstorm over the last few days. But that did not stop a couple of joggers from brav...

Conan Catches Local News Red-Handed

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy

Once again, Conan O'Brien has caught local newscasters saying the exact same lame joke. In this case, they're telling their audiences "don't worry, be...

Radio Innovator Sees Desire For 'Mass Appeal Intelligent, Cinematic' TV News

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

YouTube is training viewers to watch new video forms, and TouchVision's professional media experience may buy some time to experiment with the mobile and social media crowd in search of the magic key to success.

The 'Father of the Prostitute' Incident Should Spark a Journalism Debate on Fact-checking 'Ethnic Names'

Natasha Tynes | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Natasha Tynes

Journalism is very much in flux these days and there is a always a room to revisit its standards. You have to give it to "Abu Sharmouta" for exposing this fact-checking hole.

Kimmel Counts Down 2013's Best Clips

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.19.2013 | Comedy

Ever wonder how late night comedians are able to catch the surprising clips from otherwise mundane TV broadcasts that fly past most viewers' heads? Ji...

Here's Proof That There's A Local News Conspiracy

Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Local news anchors want you to know that it's okay if you bought an item or two, or ten, for yourself. In fact, every single news anchor wants you to ...

Burgundy, Blockbuster and Broadcast News

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The people who make the programming are distributing more directly to the people who watch it, and cutting out a middleman. And with diminishing audiences for live, prime time shows, local news ratings have plunged. What's a station to do?

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

Another Reporter Freak Out?

Posted 10.18.2013 | Comedy

Sigh... remember that magical time, not so long ago, when we could trust that all those viral fails, wins and bloopers were 100% real? It seems like ...

Every News Anchor Had The Same Austin Powers Joke

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy

Mike Myers is expecting a new baby! Now, if only Myers were associated with a catchphrase that could be used here......

Reporter Apologizes For Odd Drunk Tweet About Man's Cat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media

Drunken stupidity happens. That doesn't mean it needs to be tweeted. Indeed, the tweeting of it often lands you in the most trouble. Case in point:...

From Duck Dynasty to the Ivory Tower

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media
Robert J. Spitzer

Now if the idea of political scientists, historians, and a lawyer discussing and dissecting the week's news prompts you to pull out your pillows and blankets, here's the shocker: People started watching.

Best News Bloopers Of The Month

Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy

Few things in life are as entertaining as when live TV goes awry. Check out this compilation of the best news bloopers of the month. (via Tastefull...

Shea Allen's "Confessions" Shouldn't Be a Big Deal

Chez Pazienza | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media
Chez Pazienza

One can easily make the argument that young journalists need to learn that online verbal diarrhea has consequences in a business where you're expected to maintain at least a modicum of objectivity and personal distance from the audience. But that's simply not exactly realistic.