Low Marks for WPIX Handling Kennedy Airport Breaking News


When is breaking news not breaking news?

In the case of WPIX, when it happens during their opening “11 stories in 11 minutes” segment. Just after 8 p.m. last night, word came into newsrooms across the city that two planes collided while taxiing at Kennedy Airport.

Fox 5/WNYW treated it as breaking news it was (not just by using those words on the screen). Anchors Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander opened the newscast with the story, supplementing information available (no one was injured) with live video and reporting from the chopper.

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