Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Presidential Visit

Didn't get a chance to check out any live presidential visit coverage... but how exciting for those MARKET 117 errr... 116ers who did get to take part.

While living in California, I covered the National Ocean Conference that both President Clinton and Vice President Gore attended. My work included airport/Air Force One duty. Seeing what the Secret Service goes through and and all the behind the scenes preparations is fascinating and I know many members of our local media got a taste of that today.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Two And Two At 31

Trisha Skidmore's bio is missing from the WMBD website and they're advertising for a morning anchor. Curious, although she is just about at the two year point.

Update: Sources tell MARKET 117 err... 116 that Trisha is making the jump to Cleveland powerhouse WEWS. She'll be working as morning reporter.

Congrats, Trisha!

Amy Goes To Print

Congrats to Amy Gehrt, 5PM producer at WHOI. Amy is leaving television to work for Jupiter Images. She will be the Assistant Editor for two professional design magazines: "Step" and "Dynamic Graphics".

Amy has been at WHOI for seven years (and played with the Airwaves for many of them). She's looking forward to the challenge and being a hometown girl/at the station for that long... will be a big loss for the station.

Best of luck, Amy!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oh Susanna

Congratulations to Susanna Song. Susanna will be making a huge market jump when she leaves WEEK for Minneapolis in the near future.

Best of luck, Susanna.

Update: Susanna's last day here in Peoria will be February 2nd. Her new station is KSTP.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Airwaves Win

Airwaves kicked off the second session of indoor at Morton with a 3-1 win. Nice job by Glenn in the goal... Glenn who only showed up to drop off cloth diapers for Shannon. Thanks for staying!

Goals for us from me, Hugo and Aimee.

Monday, January 08, 2007

This Game Stinks

Not that I really care who wins the BCS title, but this game, after a great start turned into a real dud. So Florida will be the BCS champ, but here's hoping the majority of AP voters crown Boise State the AP national champs after the best ending to a football game I've ever seen.

Day Off In Chicago

Had the day off today... spent it in Chicago.

Had the chance get lunch and to catch up with former WMBDers Kristyn Hartman and Tracy O'Brien now both working at WBBM-TV in Chicago. Both are doing well, working at their hometown CBS affiliate.

Stopped by the American Girl store to exchange something for my daughter. At both stops I was able to find metered parking with time remaining. The parking gods were shining on me apparently.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Pretty TV Anchors Fear Hi-Def

This is the title of a Phil Luciano special...

Phil recently polled a number of local anchors... asking them how they feel about being shot in HD. Any column that refers to Tom McIntyre as a "hottie" is probably worth a read. And to be honest, I don't think Mac even does makeup.

I predict a ratings spike for WMBD... Amy Paul will be cuter in HD ;)

Update: Shannon would like to point out an error in Phil's column. Gina Morss is a main female anchor at 25. This is unless he meant 10:00 anchors.