Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending August 25

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate. It’s time for another round of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another.

In this week’s edition, we hear about WNBC sports anchor Bruce Beck being getting robbed outside of 30 Rock, while a Phoenix anchor worries viewers after he takes a vacation in Europe.

Let’s do the thing:


Lots of viewers have been wondering why Ron Hoon, the co-anchor of Arizona Morning on Fox 10 in Phoenix, hasn’t been on the air recently. Hoon has been on vacation. A quick glance through his Instagram account shows what looks like a fun jaunt through Europe. Click here for the story.

Tuscaloosa station WVUA senior reporter Chelsea Barton is saying goodbye. She’s taking a job with Visit Tuscaloosa as its new marketing content manager. Click here for more.

Former WYMT weather anchor Jeff Noble died Tuesday. He was 69 years old. Jeff worked at the Charlotte station in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s and guided viewers through many weather events. Click here for the story.

NBC 4 New York’s lead sports anchor Bruce Beck (pictured) was robbed of his wallet Wednesday night when he was confronted by a thief near the station’s studio at Rockefeller Plaza, according to police sources. Click here for more.

A fundraising effort led by Honolulu, Hawaii station KHON has raised $1,187,712 in donations to assist victims affected by the recent wildfires that devastated Maui. The effort was capped off with an additional $134,253 in donations from a telethon hosted by Nexstar’s KLAS-TV (DMA #40) in Las Vegas, NV, and a $20,000 donation from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation. The contributions were designated to the Hawaii Wildfires Relief Fund of the Hawaii Red Cross. Click here for more.

WWBT in Richmond, Virginia launches a 3 and 7 p.m. weekday newscasts September 11. The 3 p.m. newscast will be called First Look at 3 and will be anchored by Rachel DePompa and Nick Russo. Click here for the story.

Kyle Orr has joined Beaumont, Texas ABC and NBC affiliate KBMT as a reporter. Click here for more.

WPRI sports director Morey Hershgordon is leaving. He is joining Channel 7 in Boston. Click here for more.