Posts tagged: Spokane TV news
Bonus points if you can name the state where she won the “Miss (fill in the blank” Pageant.”
If you heard someone refer to the Spokane TV news reporter who looks like a “crazy-eyed ex-wife,” would you know who the speaker was talking about?
Are the former genuinely fired up about the big game or do they simply feel that they have to come off that way even though they might not actually give a flying rip?
Could at least some of them be, you know, acting?
You make the call.
Over the years, certain Spokane TV news folks have changed their hair styles so many times it is impossible to escape the conclusion that at least a few local salons owe their continued existence to these ladies.
Twenty-five percent of the women working in Spokane TV news are named Breanna (various spellings).
…who has been on the cover of People magazine and had a cameo in “The Larry Sanders Show.”
An emailer wonders if the longtime KXLY weather personality has become a special-features reporter at Channel 4.
I don't know. I suggested that my correspondent contact the station and ask.
But perhaps someone reading this has the answer.
A channel-hopping Slice correspondent said he gets a kick out of it when at least two Spokane TV news shows have the same story and each claims it is an exclusive.
Interesting promo concept.
There is an excellent chance that your assumptions are wrong.
If you were the news director at a Spokane TV station, how would you cover wintry weather?
Name the winner of the Miss Alaska pageant who worked in Spokane TV news as a weather spokesmodel some 20-25 years ago.
Compare and contrast with this young woman employed in Spokane TV news.
Is it possible to visit another city and turn on the television without seeing someone who used to work in TV news in Spokane?
Readers sometimes ask me questions, instead of the other way around. Which is fine. Happy to help, when I can.
But one thing that comes up over and over leaves me shaking my head.
Readers want to know what happened to this or that Spokane TV news anchor, reporter or weather pointer after they seem to disappear without a trace.
I used to just forward these queries to Jim Kershner. But since he is no longer here, I have to come up with a new system.
Let's try this. I'll simply offer readers a multiple choice of possible answers.
A) Don't know. B) Don't care. C) Maybe he asked for more money. D) She got a job in a bigger market. E) I have never heard of the person to whom you are referring. F) He/she is just taking time off to allow the cosmetic surgery to heal. G) She got married and wants a different kind of life. H) It turned out that his commitment to our community was just a slogan. I) Wasn't cute enough and had trouble talking. J) Went into PR. K) Became a producer or got into sales. L) Decided to follow religious calling. M) Called longtime anchor “short stuff” in a meeting. N) Grew weary of the idea that people were just staring and not really listening to the breaking news about a garage fire. O) Married someone rich. P) He/she realized he/she wasn't really interested in the news and also hated doing featurey stuff. Q) Discovered that being recognized has a downside. R) Got tired of long-distance romance and moved to be with significant other. S) Other.
One of my longtime correspondents enjoys registering disdain after watching Spokane TV news broadcasts that, he says, consist mostly of the on-air people talking about how nice the weather was that day.
The problem with not watching local TV news is that you might miss something special.
I won't bore you with a detailed rehashing of the reasons for my casual boycott. After all, you might be one of those who is genuinely interested in how the anchors feel about the day's weather. But I am willing to admit that I sometimes fear I could be missing some good stuff.
Like the time a reporter covering a story that dealt with the owner of a local building supply store said the name of that place was “Ziggy's Yeah Ziggy's.”
Or the time a neighbor asked to comment on an urban livestock issue appeared above a graphic reading “Lives near pig.”
I could go on.
OK, sure. The SR certainly has had its share of goofball moments. We've addressed “pubic education,” written about a recipe for “honey fried children” and so on.
But the thing about the newspaper is it's easy to turn the page.
As the T-shirt says.
I had challenged readers to come up with a drinking game based on watching Spokane TV news.
I'm not really encouraging people to mindlessly consume alcohol. I just wondered what readers might suggest.
And a friend, who noted that if this weather keeps up we're almost certain to have a white Christmas, had a few ideas.
He named names and all. But, even though this blog is pretty obscure, I have no wish to be considered a big meanie. So I've decided to leave out the names. Still, perhaps you will recognize a few of these broadcasters despite that.
Every time a certain gentleman says “weather-wise,” you drink.
Every time a certain anchor smacks her lips, you drink.
Every time another anchor tacks on an unnecessary tone-restatement — “Tragic situation,” “Thoughtful cab driver,” et cetera — you drink.
And then there's one that would have every game player hammered in short order.
Every time someone says “Reporting live,” you drink.