Tuned In Journal

New hire at WPXI: Julie Fine

Monday, 22 March 2010 10:44 AM Written by

Julie Fine (WKBW)Channel 11 continues to staff up, hiring a new general assignment reporter, Julie Fine, who will arrive in mid-April.

Here's the announcement news director Mike Goldrick sent to the staff:

When you first meet Julie Fine, one thing stands out.  Her incredible energy!  Julie is fired up about being a TV reporter.  She loves what she does and it shows in her work.  Julie will be joining us here at WPXI in April.  She comes to us from her hometown of Buffalo, where she has worked at WKBW for the last 8 years.  Before that, Julie worked at WJET in Erie as a reporter.  She started her career as an I-Team researcher at WJLA in Washington, DC after graduating from Tulane University.  Julie loves to cover Breaking News, politics, education and (after 8 years in Buffalo) Snow.

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Bryan Cranston as Walt White in So, TV fans, what did you think of last night's "Breaking Bad" season premiere?

I think what continuously impresses me about the series is the writers' willingness to go to places that make sense but might fundamentally change the series.

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John McIntire on Comcast

Thursday, 18 March 2010 08:01 PM Written by

John McIntire hosts Aside from appearances on the "Off Q" panel, it's been a while since local viewers have seen former "NightTalk" host John McIntire regularly on TV, particularly as the center of attention. Now he's back semi-regularly with a sporadic show on Comcast OnDemand, "The John McIntire Show." The first episode posted last month and a second episode is expected to be taped later this month. (Find it in Comcast OnDemand's menu by looking under "Your Town-Get Local," then "Entertainment" then "McIntire Show.")

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Ben Roethlisberger on 'South Park'

Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:30 AM Written by

Ben Roethlisberger, right, on An animated version of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made an appearance on last night's "South Park."

Roethlisberger, currently facing allegations of sexual assault in Georgia for an incident at a night club (and a civil suit over an alleged sexual assault in Nevada), was shown at a meeting for sex addicts in an episode tied to the Tiger Woods sex scandal. Other attendees included President Bill Clinton, actor David Duchovny and late-night talk show host David Letterman.

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'FlashForward' returns

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:01 PM Written by


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Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder on When actor Walton Goggins, best known for playing Shane Pendrell on "The Shield," agreed to play a guest role in FX's "Justified" pilot, he did so expecting it to be a one-time appearance.

When he filmed the pilot episode in Western Pennsylvania last spring, his Boyd Crowder character died from a gunshot wound delivered by deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.

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'Ugly Americans' debuts on Comedy Central

Monday, 15 March 2010 08:01 PM Written by

altIn addition to a new season of "South Park" that begins Wednesday at 10 p.m., Comedy Central debuts "Ugly Americans" tomorrow night at 10:30.

More weird than funny, "Ugly Americans" follows the travails of Mark (voice of Matt Oberg), a social worker in the Department of Integration, which helps human and non-human alike adapt to life in New York City.

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'Justified': Just Elmore Leonard

Sunday, 14 March 2010 08:01 PM Written by

Timothy Olyphant in a PASADENA, Calif. -- I've written about "Justified" (10 p.m. tomorrow) pretty extensively already -- when it was filming here under the title "Fire in the Hole", then in January from press tour and in today's review -- but I haven't had an opportunity to write much about author Elmore Leonard, who created the Raylan Givens character played by Timothy Olyphant (pictured, left) in the FX series.

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