Happy Friday to all who celebrate. In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to for one reason or another we see that a longtime Atlanta journalist is retiring while a New York station got an awkward dose of the melodramatic singer Morrisey.
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It’s the end of an era at Fox 5 Atlanta and WAGA. After more than 4 decades, reporter Morse Diggs (pictured) is retiring. His last day is next week. Click here for more.
Investigative reporter Arnold Diaz, whose popular “Shame On You” consumer series ran for more than 20 years, has died at 74-after battling multiple myeloma. Click here to read deadline’s report.
Local television stations in Portland, Maine, became a vital source of information Wednesday night as police fanned across nearby Lewiston in a search for a man suspected of shooting dozens of people at a bowling alley and bar. Click here to read more form Poynter.
Morrissey doesn’t do many interviews these days, and when he does, it’s usually moderated by a sympathetic figure such as his nephew. It’s not entirely clear then why The Smiths singer decided to participate in an early morning interview with New York’s local Fox affiliate, but it certainly made for some awkwardly hilarious television. Click here for more.
KUSA meteorologist Danielle Grant has said goodbye to the Denver station. She announced the move on social media by saying “This is it. Tonight’s my last night @9NEWS. After a decade of working mornings, noons + nights, it’s time for a change. While I predict the future for a living, I never imagined leaving my dream job. I hate change, but sometimes it’s necessary.” Click here for the post.
Beloved KUTV chief meteorologist Sterling Poulson announced his retirement after providing Utah viewers with important lifesaving weather information for decades. Sterling has been forecasting weather for more than 50 years, from his time in the military, to his 34-year tenure at KUTV. Click here for more.