Here’s the Weekly Roundup for July 15

By Kevin Eck 

In this week’s roundup of things we didn’t cover, we hear from a former HR director at KSAZ who gives her thoughts on a former colleague and current candidate for governor in her state. We also hear from a reader who thinks we need to give more context to stories. So here’s a look at what happened this week:

Former KSAZ HR director Diana Pike is spilling the proverbial tea on Arizona gubernatorial candidate and former Phoenix Fox anchor Kari Lake. She said she thinks Lake is a “fake.”

Former Madison anchor Sarah Carlson suffered a seizure on-air. Now she’s back and seizure-free, thanks to new medicine. Click here to read about it.

The FCC is giving communications unions and advocacy groups a two-week extension on the deadline for comment on the proposed merger of Standard General and Tegna. Click here to read about it.

Scripps has named Lisa Volenec its vice president and general manager for KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska, effective Monday, Aug. 22. Click here for more.

WCAU and Telemundo 62 have added meteorologists Marvin Gómez and Michelle Rotella. Read more about the move here.

Melissa Jones was named vp and gm of Nexstar’s Dayton, Ohio NBC affiliate.  Click here for the story.

A tipster gave TVSpy more context and some criticism around our report on KCBS and KCAL’s move to expand morning news. They told us “KCBS, is really abandoning local morning news and instead shifting to its lower rated independent station. KCBS has been a loser in the morning news ratings for decades, so a look at the ratings would also be an interesting point to add to your article. The executives can paint this however they want in the press release, but I think as journalists we need to do better at pointing out what is actually happening.” We feel compelled to say, thanks for the feedback—and we try to be better with every post.

Also, we thought we’d wish everyone a happy weekend with this rap from KPRC sports reporter Ari Alexander, who raps his favorite verse of a Houston classic, “Still Tippin” by Rapper Paul Wall. Click here to watch.