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Best Female Anchor Hair in Each State

Back in May, FTVLive told you which male Anchors had the best hair in each state.

Well now it's the ladies turn.

The website (don't ask us how we found this site) is out with the list of best female Anchor hair in each and every state.

KTLA's Courtney Friel came out on top in California, while WNBC's Sibila Vargas (pictured) was tops in New York. 

To see if you won or came in second, you can check out the full list here. 

If you din't win, there's always next year. 

Huntsville Reporter Foils Robbery

Sometimes you cover the news and other times you make it.

WAFF (Huntsville) Reporter Vincent Crivelli thwarted a robbery late last week. 

Police say that Crivelli stopped an attempted robbery in a Kroger parking lot. 

Huntsville Police said Misty Suwarow, a Kroger manager, was walking to her car when Leonard Grey approached her and asked for money. Suwarow, who was in her car, refused and Grey opened the door and jumped on top of her.

Crivelli was at the store to buy strawberries and apples after work when he heard a honking car horn and a woman screaming. He thought it was a domestic dispute until he got closer.

"It didn't look like it was a domestic dispute," Crivelli said. "It looked like it was much more, and she was screaming for help."

Crivelli said he pulled Grey out of the car by putting him into a headlock and held him down until the police arrived approximately 10 minutes later.

When the police pulled up, Crivelli said, Grey reached for something in his pocket.

"For the first time in the whole incident, I was scared," Crivelli said. "'He's got a knife. He's got a knife,' That's what I was thinking."

Grey pulled out something from his pocket, but that's when police intervened and arrested Grey, Crivelli said.

Police at the scene told Crivelli the item was a crack pipe.

While Crivelli was holding Grey someone recognized him asked him if he was on television.

"Yeah, Channel 48 News, we investigate," Crivelli said in reply.

Crivelli said he does not think he deserves any recognition.

But you know, he talked to the local paper anyway and his station did a story on him. Which we doubt either would have done for a simple robbery attempt.

Just saying.... 


Ummmm.... I Don't Think So

FTVLive admits that we are not NASCAR fans in any way shape or form. Watching a bunch of guys make left turn after left turn, just doesn't do it for us.

But, last week on our way to Orlando, we drove past Daytona International Speedway. Despite what News 13 out of Orlando posted to social media, we can promise you that there are no mountains near by and it's defiantly not in a desert setting.

The speedway in Daytona is surrounded  by parking lots, strip malls and a Hooters. You would think that the Orlando station would know that.

Like Far Out Man

This is what happens when a stoner at a Grateful Dead stumbles across a TV News live truck. 

The fans of Grateful Dead. They're friendly, they're curious and this one just made my night when he stopped by the live truck.

Posted by Sean Lewis on Friday, July 3, 2015

How NOT to Be a PR Person

A lot of TV people like to leave the TV news business and go into PR.

Here is a little tip of how not to be a PR person. 

St. Louis reporter Elliot Davis tried to score an interview with the city’s comptroller, Darlene Green. The request was denied via email, so Davis went to City Hall to speak with her about the city-owned car she drives, which costs taxpayers $26,000.

That’s when Green’s spokeswoman, Melanie Streeper steps in and gets it all kind of wrong.

Former Network Morning Anchor Joins ESPN

Marysol Castro, who worked for both CBS's The Early Show and ABC's Good Morning America is headed to ESPN.

Castro is joining ESPN as host of “Premier Boxing Champions.” She’ll also be a reporter on ESPN’s Little League World Series telecasts.

Castro, most recently a news anchor for WPIX in New York.

She was the weather anchor for CBS’ “The Early Show” from 2010 to 2011. Before that, she spent 6 years with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” leaving the show in 2010.

She starts her ESPN gig next week.

H/T Media Moves 

Matt Lauer Catches Heat for Planting Trees

Usually it is people that are cutting down trees that get flack.

But, Today Show host Matt Lauer is getting heat for planting trees on his own property. 

One of Lauer's  Hampton neighbors is furious with the morning Anchor because, he claims, Lauer’s blocking his view — of Lauer’s property!

Welcome to the Hamptons my friends. 

Page Six says that Jack Wasserman fired off a legal letter this week to the “Today” host and his lawyers to complain about a plan by Lauer and his wife to plant trees on their own 40-acre Bright Side Farm.

Wasserman claims that Lauer plans to plant trees “along the northerly boundary of the farm property, with the vast majority being planted along the perimeter of Jack and Jodi Wasserman’s property, which currently has unobstructed views of the Farm.”

The neighbor adds, “The proposed trees would obliterate the Wassermans’ views of the Farm,” and he also claims the landscaping would violate Southampton Planning Board restrictions.

But sources close to the Lauers said the plan to plant the trees was made with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets as a safety precaution for their horse farm, which includes stalls for 36 horses and 16 paddocks.

“The Lauers were informed that the trees should be planted for the safety of horses and people,” said a source. “Planting trees creates safety for horses because they can get easily spooked” by the road or activity in people’s pools. “The state and the town all agreed. The agency felt like the trees should be planted for safety. Everything is completely by the books.” The source also disputed the number of trees cited by Wasserman.

If this Jack Wasserman needs some REAL problems to worry about, we would be more than happy to give him some of ours.