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Cleveland Weatherman Might Just Be Losing It, You Guys

Fresh off his bizarre antics a few days ago, WEWS chief meteorologist Mark Johnson turned his Cavaliers fandom up another notch on tonight’s late local news, as the ABC station’s weatherman brought a weed-whacker and a concrete block onto the set with him in reaction to tonight’s Cleveland loss. » 6/12/15 1:02am 6/12/15 1:02am

Missouri TV Station Airs Branson Country USA Instead Of Game 7

Hockey fans in Joplin, Mo. hoping to see an exciting Game 7 between Chicago and Anaheim tonight aren’t getting live Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey on NBC. No, their affiliate KSNF has the most redneckian of redneck shows on instead: Branson Country USA. The channel helpfully advises viewers looking for hockey to tune… » 5/30/15 8:53pm 5/30/15 8:53pm

TV Reporter Says LeBron Shot "Turned The Lights Out" On Bulls' Season

We’re no strangers to the occasional bit of hyperbole in these parts, but reporter Tony Zarrella from Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO really took it next level tonight as he claimed “The lights literally, literally just went out here in United Center and probably on the Chicago Bulls’ season as well.” » 5/10/15 7:12pm 5/10/15 7:12pm

TV Reporter Asks Gronk About Ballghazi; Gronk Flexes In Her Face

WBZ’s Julie Loncich confronted Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski today for comment on Deflategate, and Gronk—who was at a previously-scheduled charity event—responded to the CBS affiliate’s reporter in a way only Gronk can: by flexing his biceps. Don’t worry, we’re sure these guns belonging to a New England TE won’t… » 5/06/15 6:07pm 5/06/15 6:07pm

Chicago News Station Flawlessly Impersonates Miserable Jets Fans

Since the NFL draft’s not in New York City this year, Jets fans will have to travel to do their traditional booing of the first-round pick. (Is it tradition, or has every first-round pick just been that terrible?) Local news station WGN-TV pretended to be Jets fans, and heckled everyone in Chicago, including but not… » 4/30/15 3:05pm 4/30/15 3:05pm

TV Station Interrupts Sudden Death-Winning Putt To Report On Weather

Savannah golf fans watching the final, tournament-winning putt of the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head on local CBS affiliate WTOC never saw Jim Furyk’s birdie in sudden death, nor his energetic celebration. That’s because a weatherman broke in at the very moment of tension to report that there were no tornado watches,… » 4/19/15 7:21pm 4/19/15 7:21pm

Dong Pizza With Mushroom Balls Makes Way To South Bend Television

South Bend NBC affiliate WNDU covered bigoted pizzeria Memories Pizza on its evening newscast tonight, highlighting the hundreds of thousands of dollars anti-gay extremists have donated to the restaurant’s GoFundMe campaign as well as the vandalism that tolerance-seeking enthusiasts have posted to Memories Pizza’s… » 4/02/15 7:18pm 4/02/15 7:18pm

L.A. Police Chase Results In Live, Televised Gunfight

A man police say is suspected of kidnapping led Los Angeles officers on a chase through south L.A. before stepping out of his car and firing a handgun at cops—before taking a barrage of return fire and seeking cover. All four Los Angeles major network affiliates covered the battle live—despite policies that recommend… » 3/13/15 8:50pm 3/13/15 8:50pm

Live Report On Dangerous Driving Conditions Interrupted By Car Wreck

It just keeps happening: a TV reporter's live shot covering bad weather gets the most effective illustration when a car wrecks onscreen. This is from Chattanooga CBS affiliate WDEF last night via reader Jake. We have to ask the question: is it really safe for reporters to be hanging out on road-sides? » 2/26/15 12:06pm 2/26/15 12:06pm