August 10, 2015

FOX 29 Alex Holley and Lauren Johnson Are Daily News Sexy Singles

FOX 29's fairly new morning anchors make this year's Daily New Sexy Singles. Alex Holley of Good Day Philadelphia who replaced Sheinelle Jones is featured along with Lauren Johnson of the station's 4:30-7:00 Fox Morning News program. Holley arrived from Myrtle Beach and Johnson from Orlando.

Check out what happens to a cardboard cut out of Alex Holley courtesy of one upright Philadelphia citizen below. Like the tweet says--what happened to the Hitchbot is mild compared to this.

July 30, 2015

NBC 10 Renee Chenault-Fattah On Leave After Husband's Indictment

Renee Chenault-Fattah long time news anchor and the wife of the indicted United States Representative Chaka Fattah has temporarily left the anchoring chair at NBC 10. Chenault-Fattah was not charged by the U.S. attorney's office but she was mentioned in the 85-page indictment. She was a participant, according to the indictment, in a scheme to falsely report the sale of her 1989 Porsche Carrera convertible to a lobbyist for $18,000.

The Fattahs used the cash to help buy a $425,000 vacation home in the Poconos, but Chenault-Fattah kept the Porsche and even renewed its registration. She has contacted NBC 10 and stated in a letter that the car sale was legal and explains why the car remains at her home.

Rep. Chaka Fattah and others face charges of racketeering, bribery, mail fraud, and money laundering. Pretty serious stuff.

July 26, 2015

Phillies Cole Hamels Throws No Hitter Against the Cubs

Perhaps starting his last game for the Phillies, Cole Hamels came up with a gem of a performance and a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in a 5-0 victory. Here's a collection tweets and some pretty cool video from Wrigley, outside Xfinity Live, and Citi Field (???), home of the New York Mets. This was actually the best reaction to the call made by Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy. Could you imagine the reaction if Phillies' center fielder Odubel Herrera didn't come up with the final out and Hamels lost his no-hitter?

If this was Hamels last game, our 2008 World Series MVP went out like a true champion. They're many teams looking to make an offer to the Phillies in an attempt to acquire Cole by the trade deadline on July 31st.

July 23, 2015

Meisha Johnson Is the NEW Traffic Reporter on CBS 3

Meisha Johnson is the new traffic reporter for Channel 3 (CBS 3 KYW-TV). She comes to Philly by way of the FOX station in Minneapolis-St. Paul. She has also been seen on several PowerSports programs on the Fox Sports Network. So it's not too hard to imagine Channel 3 finding a place for her on their Sunday Morning's Eagles pre-game show broadcasts. Perhaps even traffic reports for the away games too!

July 16, 2015

Josh Innes Will Be Back on 94 WIP

The ill conceived Innes and Bruno Show self-destructed before our very ears earlier this month when veteran radio host Tony Bruno "retired" from radio. Josh Innes revealed on twitter that he is on a 10 day hiatus from the station as a retooling is taking place. I am of the belief that Josh Inness is not cut out for the Philly market. There was a time over the last year, during his night time show, that his hijinks was toned down. He actually gave some sound opinions and a different perspective from the usual "Chip Kelly can do no wrong" logic out there about the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2014  football season. I became a listener. Then the honchos at 94 WIP (Spike Eskin and Andy Bloom) decided to give Josh Innes an afternoon slot last February. I stopped listening.

Pairing him with Tony Bruno generated number one ratings in the key male demographic. So they were doing something right. The show bested 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli and has launched a radio war of sorts between the two FM sports stations in town. Perhaps WIP is thinking of letting Innes go solo. We shall see.