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Here’s the Weekly Roundup for the Week Ending January 27

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate!

In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to, we hear about one of the first TV chopper reporters getting his wish to go up in the air once again. We also have a story about an Indiana reporter who used a “ham radio-like device” to gather personal info on the subject of one of their stories.

Here we go:

Jerry Foster, (pictured) who was one of the first helicopter reporters for a television station, is currently a hospice patient in Phoenix, Arizona. One of his wishes was to fly around the valley once again, so Hospice of the Valley worked with a friend of his to make that wish come true. KTVK-KPHO was with him out in Scottsdale before he took off. Click here to see the story.

WFAA in Dallas, Texas introduced its newest morning anchor, Megan Mitchell, who makes her debut today. Click here to see more.

WCNC Charlotte reporter Tradesha Woodard has written a book for kids about mental health. Click here to learn more.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports Isabella Basco joins KVUE Austin as a reporter from KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. Click here for more.

WKBW anchor Hannah Bueller no longer anchors the station’s 11 p.m. news. Click here to read what Buffalo News write Alan Pergament had to say.

An Indiana resident sued a local hospital in 2020 after a local Fox TV reporter was able to pick up personal information about her and hundreds of other patients using a ham radio-like device and translation software. The suit is now in appeals court. Click here for more.

Veteran Detroit anchor Dave LewAllen of WXYZ announced Wednesday that he’s retiring from his role at the station this April. Click here to read about in the Detroit Free Press.