Posts Tagged ‘WJLA-TV’

Will the Weather Be the Same Without Bob Ryan?

In 1996, big snowstorms didn't get fancy names on social media. All we had back then was Bob Ryan.
As the blizzard of '96 (still the third-largest three-day snowfall in recorded D.C. weather history, despite Snowmageddon and its ilk) approached, Ryan was getting punchy. A day or two before the snow arrived, I was home from [...]

World Cup Roundup: France Frustrated, South Africa Thrilled to Draw, Marc Fisher Hates It All

Let the media frenzy begin! Appearing on The Colbert Report last night, Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher kicked-off World Cup fever in true American fashion–by trashing the game of soccer entirely. "Soccer is un-American," Fisher, proud owner of the title America's Most Prominent Soccer Hater, told host Stephen Colbert. "It's a great game for little kids running around on [...]

Phony Construction Workers Knock-Off Another Armored Car

Two men dressed as construction workers, one reportedly wearing a hard hat and carrying a black and blue canvas bag, robbed an armored car in Columbia Heights this morning, making off in blue-green minivan with yet untold sums of cash. Reporting from the scene, WJLA-TV's Stephen Tschida notes, "this incident is very similar to one which [...]

Voice of Maureen Bunyan Pivotal to Robert Wone Case

A neighbor who claims to have heard a "desperation scream" on the night of attorney Robert Wone's 2006 murder places the time of the shriek between 11 and 11:30 p.m.
How does he know for sure? Simple. He also heard the voice of WJLA-TV newscaster Maureen Bunyan in the background.
"I know her voice after all these years," testified [...]

Majority of Voters Polled Disapprove of Fenty

Fifty-one percent of District residents polled in recent days disapprove of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's job performance, according to WJLA-TV, and get this—"even more believe he cares more about advancing his career than about the city's needs."
The poll, echoing another poll done earlier this summer, shows an emerging racial split on Hizzoner. Where 23 percent [...]

Jim Graham: I Am Not Trying to Abolish the Jumbo Slice!

LL just got off the phone with a nearly manic Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham. Manic, because he says that he's being unfairly deemed a pizza-banning legislator by a local TV station.
"I have been in media for 30 years, and there's never been a more preposterous story than this one," he says.
When WJLA-TV trained his [...]

Bloodbath at NC8/Channel 7!

Oof. Bad day in Rosslyn.
LL follows up on DCRTV's reporting earlier today of massive layoffs at Allbritton Communication's TV operations (ABC affiliate WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8).
As far as on-air talent goes, reporter Andrea McCarren is out, DCRTV says, as well as reporter Alisa Parenti, sports guy Greg Toland, and reporters Sarah Lee and Emily Schmidt. [...]

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