Mar 07 2012

Spoof report ends up on WPXI; WTAE hires new anchor; Rasmussen named morning news anchor at KD-AM

WPXI-TV (11) picked up a false story during its early morning newscast on Wednesday. The Post-Gazette reports that the station reported a story that Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward had signed with the Baltimore Ravens. The report came from BroCouncil.com – a Pittsburgh-based website which describes itself as providing, “a fun, humorous, and informative website for men.” The website is not specifically an all-spoof site like The Onion, but occasionally runs such stories. WPXI news director Mike Goldrick blamed the “world of lightning-quick information” for the gaffe. “We promise to be more vigilant and tighter measures have been put in place,” he said.


WTAE-TV (4) has hired Andrew Del Greco as a general assignment editor. Del Greco previously worked at KRNV-TV in Nevada and KPVI-TV in Idaho. He will also cover political news and special reports


Since the departure of Bill Rehkopf to Washington, D.C. in January, afternoon anchor Paul Rasmussen has been covering the morning shift on KDKA-AM (1020). Mr. Rasmussen was named permanent morning anchor earlier this week.