What Was the Funniest Local News Moment in 2012?

By Merrill Knox 

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It was an interesting year in local news: there were a pair of anchors in Maine who quit on the air, a station in Chicago that got a little tripped up by a fake plane crash, and a brave anchor in Wisconsin who sparked a national dialogue on bullying with a pointed on-air editorial.

Here at TVSpy, we know there’s nothing more interesting, or funny, than live television. So we’re taking a look back at some of the more light-hearted moments this year. After the jump, watch some of our favorites. Let us know on our Facebook page what you think, and we’ll put it to a vote next week.

Girl Stops Sledding to Accuse KING Reporter of ‘Ruining the fun’

Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel Jumps on Photographer During KDFW Live Shot

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com Fox Station Runs Video of Kate Upton Dancing Instead of Sports Highlights KTXL Anchor Paul Robins: ‘It’s raining bird crap, if I may say that’ Reporter Makes Baby Cry Live on KDVR

Green Bay NBC affiliate Uses ‘Replacement Weather Guy’ to Poke Fun at NFL Reps

Barbara Ciara Answers Wrong Number Call During WTKR Newscast


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