Saturday, December 26, 2009
STEVE KEELEY, A ONE-MAN BAND...
Watching tonight's "FOX 29 News" broadcast at 10:00 was obviously a one-man band for FOX 29 and anchor, Steve "how's my hairpiece look" Keeley, filling in for Joyce Evans. By the way, has anyone else noticed that FOX weekend newscasts are 99% fluff? The broadcast began with two "stories of the day" followed by prepackaged network segments then the remainder of the broadcast is repeat "fluff" segments seen earlier in the week. This has become commonplace on the weekends for FOX 29.
Another thing I noticed, never seen before in this market but something I've read about in the trades that seems to be the newest trend in TV news...the anchor operating their own teleprompter. Keeley could be seen operating the prompter with his right hand from a hand-operated box placed on the anchor desk. Very strange looking if you ask me.
Finally, when the broadcast shifted to "THE weather station" coverage, no meteorologist on-duty! Only, "one man band Keeley" giving the five day forecast. If newly hired Sally Ann Mosey couldn't work where was freelancer John Krasting? Heck, how about departed David Aldrich? OR, unemployed Rob Guarino?
All in all, a wasted sixty minutes of a newscast...
Posted by ~PHILADELPHIA TV NEWS~ at 10:33 PM