Here’s the Roundup for the Week of Nov. 11

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Veteran’s Day everyone and happy Friday to those who celebrate!

In this week’s roundup of stories we didn’t get to we have a bird who resorted to thievery to see what the fuss about Apple earbuds was all about and a new marketing director in New Orleans which are two stories that are difficult to connect in any clever way, so we won’t try. So here we go:

A curious bird stole a reporter’s earbud while he was doing a live shot. Click here to see the video.


Ben Bates has been promoted to marketing director at WWL in New Orleans. Click here to read about it.

Sioux City, Iowa (KPTH-KMEG) anchor Katie Copple was on assignment on Thursday nights for the past few months. Turns out she was attending the Sioux City Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy along with 17 other community members. Click here to read more.

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC said goodbye to anchor Christine Noel who had worked at the station for nearly four years. Click here to watch the video.

KUSA in Denver sent a press release about being recognized for community service. See the complete release below:


[DENVER, Colorado] – 9NEWS has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of
Colorado and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award
recognizes 9NEWS as one of the most community-minded companies in Colorado, determined by an
independently administered and scored survey. The Civic 50 Colorado initiative, modeled after Points of
Light’s national program, provides a standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how
companies can use their time, talents, skills and resources to drive social impact in their company and

The Civic 50 Colorado honorees were officially recognized at the Honoree Announcement Event on
November 10, 2022. View the recording at

“At 9NEWS, our purpose is to serve the greater good of our community and to empower our employees
to make a difference. We are very humbled by this recognition and proud of the impact that our team is
making in Denver and across Colorado,” said Mark Cornetta, 9NEWS President and General Manager.

The Civic 50 Colorado survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping
organizations maximize and measure their social and business value and consists of quantitative and
multiple-choice questions that inform scoring process.

For more information about The Civic 50 Colorado and this year’s honorees, visit: