Here’s the Roundup for the Week Ending February 16

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate. In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another we see that one of the local TV blogs on our block has shut down while one reporter predicts the exact score of the Super Bowl and another gets a mysterious visitor during a live shot.

Let’s make the cheese:

TVNewsCheck (logo pictured) announced Monday it has paused publishing to address a cash flow shortage. The blog said it has been inundated by phone calls, emails and text messages from broadcasters asking how they can help. Click here to do what you can.


An anchor and reporter for KWCH in Wichita, Kansas were among spectators at Chiefs Super Bowl celebration when the shooting happened. Click here to see what they said.

News anchor Amber Krycka is leaving WEEK in Peoria, Illinois. Krycka announced February 10 that her last day on air will be February 16. Krycka has worked in Peoria since the fall of 2020. Click here to read about it.

Was it a dog or a mountain lion? During a live segment that was recorded and later shared online, people thought a mountain lion wandered into a television reporter’s live shot. Click here to read what Snopes said.

Fire at the home of a WCMH anchor leads to extensive smoke damage. No one and no dogs were hurt during a kitchen fire that caused extensive smoke damage throughout Monica Day‘s home. Click here to see the story.

According to social media users on X, KLBK sports anchor Stan Smith “seemed to have the script” of the Super Bowl as he guessed the correct score on air Friday during the Lubbock, Texas’ station’s 10 p.m. newscast, two days before kick-off. Click here for more.

NBC 5 viewers in Fort Worth recently noticed that Laura Harris, one of the station’s morning anchors, has had her arm in a sling while she’s been hosting the show. While Laura seems to be just fine otherwise, this naturally led many viewers to wonder exactly what had happened to Laura’s arm. Click here for more.

Mike Massaro has announced he’s leaving WVIT in Connecticut. “It has been an amazing journey of reinvention at NBC Connecticut for nearly five years,” he wrot eon X. “I challenged myself to use my broadcasting skills in a different yet meaningful way and succeeded. However, I will be leaving the network at month’s end. Onward!”

Scott Richards, a former contributor at Birmingham, Alabama CBS affiliate WIAT and a journalist for over 40 years, has died. He was 74. Click here for more.