Tuesday, June 30, 2015

News for Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

  • WALA-TV had less local news programming this past Sunday than on previous Sundays in recent times due to their having a special local program about tropical cyclones ("Storm Ready 2015") take precedence over half their regular time period for having such programming on Sunday (it was usually from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., unless special network programming were to cause them to have it later over the course of one hour). 
  • According to WKRG-TV, one of their weather reporters (Alan Sealls) and two of their news reporters (Allen Carter and Joseph Blake (J. B.) Biunno) were honored at an awards luncheon held in Birmingham, Alabama, by the Alabama Associated Press this past Saturday, June 27th  (the weather reporter named Alan Sealls was honored with a "Best Documentary" award for a special local TV program broadcast by WKRG-TV in the year 2014 titled "Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast", the news reporter named Allen Carter was honored with a "Best Sports Feature" award for a report he did for WKRG-TV in the year 2014 about a professional football player and former resident of Theodore, Alabama (southwest of Mobile) named Clinton (C. J.) Mosley Jr., and the one named Joseph Blake Biunno was honored with a "Best Specialized Reporter" award).
  • A news presenter and news reporter for WKRG-TV made some comments about the weather reporter and news reporters mentioned in the previous paragraph of this report while presenting details about their being honored at the awards luncheon mentioned in that paragraph as part of this Sunday's edition of their local news program for Sunday mornings ("WKRG News 5 This Morning: Sunday") on June 28th (the name of the news presenter was Chad Petri; as for his comments, he said, "Yay, Alan is here is here to celebrate" in reference to the weather reporter named Alan Sealls, "Another 'Al-len' " in reference to the news reporter named Allen Carter (he had pronounced both names "Al-len"), and, "The guy who looks like me, the amazing J. B. Biunno" in reference to Joseph Blake Biunno before saying, "Kudos to all those guys" in reference to all of them.

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