I’m often asked, “What do you guys do between newscasts?” They mean between the 6pm and 10pm shows, the time of day when most people are relaxing at home eating dinner, playing with the kids, watching a little TV. While there’s usually work involved, like writing stories, shooting teases for the late news or emceeing events, believe me it’s not all work and no play. Like yesterday evening for example. The evening news,… Read More
Kristin (my co-anchor) and I are in L.A. this week helping promote a few program that you’ll see on Tulsa’s Channel 8 soon. Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune will be back home on 8 starting next month. Wednesday we were on the set of Jeopardy as they taped 5 new shows. I interviewed host Alex Trebek again (also 10 years ago at Radio City Music Hall in NY). Today (Thursday) we’re heading… Read More
It was a blast from the past as many former Channel 8 anchors got together for a reunion tonight. Many of you remember Bob Hower, Don Woods, and of course Chris Lincoln, who still works for 8. Back in the 70’s they were known as “The News Guys”, anchoring news, weather and sports. They were joined at the party by former anchor Diana Moon. The marketing slogans “8’s the Place” and “The… Read More
Wonder what it looks like behind the scenes and in commercial breaks during our newscasts? Sure, there’s a fair amount of prepping and primping. But we also have some fun. During a couple of our newscasts this week our news director, Carlton Houston, was snapping away while we were working away. “What’s he doing?” we kept wondering. Here are a few of the photos (We even got in some “Tebowing”):
It’s time for your fried food fix. The Tulsa State Fair is back. It’s 11 day run began on Thursday, and Kristin and I anchored our 4, 5 and 6 o’clock newscasts from out there for the first two days. We kicked off something new this year. We call it our Anchor Challenge. On Thursday, Kristin challenged me to a cow milking competition. What?? Kristin loves animals, and is right at home… Read More
I sort of feel like Navin R. Johnson today. That’s Steve Martin’s character in the classic movie “The Jerk”. Remember the scene when the new phone books come out? “Page 73: Johnson, Navin R.! I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity — your name in print — that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me… Read More
Thank you for reading my stories in 2010. Have a wonderful and prosperous 2011! I hope to hear from you in the coming year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours!