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
The final score doesn’t tell the whole story. Sure, Sooner diehards are disappointed with OU’s 30-13 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, but the match-up in Norman of two of college football’s most successful football programs EVER was a blast for fans. You know it’s a big game when ESPN’s GameDay is in town. Since the big game was on ABC, it was on Tulsa’s Channel 8. With such a huge audience… Read More
I guess kids who live in Tulsa have it pretty good. We had a story tonight that found when it comes to spoiling kids, Tulsa is in the top five cities nationwide. Bundle.com came out with the list. Here’s how it shapes up: New York City Brooklyn Miami Minneapolis Tulsa Parents in NYC spend up to $30,000 a year for nursery school! To determine which cities topped the “spoiled” list, Bundle.com looked… Read More
At least two sporting goods chains in Oklahoma are hoping to capitalize on the OKC Thunder tonight. If the Thunder beat San Antonio in Game 6 for the NBA Western Conference Championship and head to the Finals, Academy and Dick’s will open their doors immediately after the game and sell championship Thunder gear. Both chains are closely guarding the merchandise this evening. If the Thunder lose tonight, they’ll keep the stuff under… Read More
It’s not always easy to dress for TV. Like where do you hide the microphone and IFB boxes and wires? I just clip them to my belt on the back of my suit pants under my jacket. For Kristin it’s a little more difficult, depending on what she’s wearing that day. I just had to take this picture of her as she was prepping for the 6 o’clock newscast. The back of… Read More
Watching the Thunder/Spurs game tonight? Not me. No way. Check in with us for a few minutes at 10 for the late news. Click on the following link for a preview. Go Thunder! Tulsa’s Channel 8@10 preview 5-31-12 – YouTube.
There’s another threat of severe weather moving into northeast Oklahoma tonight. After a hot, sunny day the clouds are moving in this evening. Even the wildlife are on the move. That’s a tarantula spotted just outside our station’s backdoor tonight. Maybe he senses something in the air, and is heading for cover. Then again, maybe Mrs. “T” kicked him out of the house. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up on… Read More
I know the Thunder/Spurs game is on tonight. If you’re watching (hey so am I), check in briefly at 10 to see our top stories, then again around 10:16 for the weather. We’re in for some thunder of our own tonight. Here’s a preview: Tulsa’s Channel 8@10 preview 5-29-12 – YouTube.
Thanks to all of our servicemen and women, past and present, on this Memorial Day. On the left is a picture of my dad during WWII. He’s 90 and still going strong. Thank you. Click on the following link for a preview of what’s coming up on tonight’s late news: Tulsas Channel 8@10 preview 5-28-12 – YouTube.
It’s Friday night. The holiday weekend has started. Kristin and I are working hard (or is it hardly working?) to keep you informed. Check out what Kristin does at the end of this video tease of tonight’s late news. Tulsas Channel 8@10 preview 5-25-12 – YouTube.
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”):
We were on severe weather watch throughout the afternoon and evening Friday, and when I left after the late news, chief meteorologist Frank Mitchell stayed behind to watch for any tornadoes heading into northeastern Oklahoma. I don’t know how long he was there, but he was planning for at least 4 am. Meteorologists spend countless hours at the station during severe weather season. And it’s not just on camera during the height… Read More