Here’s The Roundup for the Week Ending March 22

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 read that the man who coined the phrase, “It’s 10 o’clock, do you know where your children are?” has died and a Dallas anchor speaks to a local publication about ‘professional’ hair.

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An anchor at KCEN in Temple, Texas got a little too comfortable on set and put his bare feet up as he ended the newscast. Click here to watch the video.


KCCI Des Moines morning anchor Scott Carpenter is departing from the central Iowa news station, he announced in a Facebook post on March 20. Click here for the story.

Kerri Sutton has been appointed news director of WVTM, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. Click here for more.

Robert Springer is leaving his role as president and general manager at KHOU 11 Houston. “I have absolutely loved my time in Houston and with KHOU 11,” Springer told  “Just an amazing team and an incredible community.” Click here to read about it.

WFAA anchor Tashara Parker wants to end the debate about ‘professional’ hair. After going viral for wearing a natural updo on air, Parker sparked a national conversation. Click here for more.

Texas native Hannah Burbank has joined WIS in Columbia, S.C. as an evening co-anchor. Click here for the story.

Fox Los Angeles morning anchor Araksya Karapetyan was featured in a local publication. Click here to read about her.

Lauren Linville left her evening anchor position at KFDX 3 Wichita Falls in March 2024 and is moving on from the TV news business, according to the station.  Click here for more.

Veteran New York City broadcast news anchor Bill Jorgensen (pictured) remembered for his show’s nightly admonishment, “It’s 10 o’clock – do you know where your children are?” died on Wednesday at age 96. Click here to read about it.

WKRG viewers will soon see a familiar face at a different hour: traffic anchor Akievia McFarland has been promoted to weekend evening anchor and multimedia journalist for the Mobile, Alabama station. Click here for more.

The FCC has ordered Nexstar Media Group’s closely-affiliated partner Mission Broadcasting to sell WPIX in New York City after deciding the station’s previous sale violated federal TV ownership rules. Click here to read more.

Huntsville, Alabama station WHNT said it is pleased to announce that we have hired two Alabama journalists to join its evening anchor team. Click here to read about it.