The morning news crew made a major announcement on air last week: the co-anchor's dog will be a regular on the newscast.
Is this a silly idea? A desperate attempt to draw in viewers with cuteness? Or is this not an issue at all?
By the way, the dog (allegedly) is blogging on the station's website. Here is the intro from the dog's first post:
Hello and woof! My name is Nell. My mom, Ali Reed, adopted me when I
was 7 weeks old. At the time she was living in Boston, so I thought I
was going to be a Boston dog, which I was pretty excited about. But, low
and behold, three days later we were on a plane to Anchorage, Alaska.
Let’s just say it is not warm there. But I quickly learned how fun snow
is to play in and how great of friends Huskies make. At the time, my mom
was working for a news station there and she would bring me in quite
often. That’s how I got my paws wet in the news business (the Iditarod
was my favorite). I was hooked from there.
The dog's post ends with a request for story ideas:
I would love to hear from you and your pets! Send me photos of your pets to Reportit@wtnh.com (write
‘For Nell’ in the subject line). Let me know what you’d like to see me
do on air and what stories you’d like covered! You can email my mom, Ali Reed, here.
PS: the dog is on twitter.
6 months ago