The Post-Gazette’s Rob Owen gives kudos to WTAE-TV (4) reporter Janelle Hall. She was on duty last Saturday during the live coverage of the Stanton Heights conflict in which three City of Pittsburgh policeman were fatally shot. “No one is perfect in a high-stress situation such as this,” writes Owen, “but WTAE weekend morning anchor Janelle Hall made the best impression. She handled the live ongoing coverage with a calm, steady tone and managed to avoid repeating herself too often…”

Former WPXI-TV (11) reporter Andy Gastmeyer made good on his retirement promise to begin blogging. Thinking about the runtime of most TV news stories, he entitled his blog “Beyond a Minute-Fifteen”. Visit Andy’s blog –