Monday, July 14, 2008

Julie Cornell Steps Down As Anchor At KETV

KETV-7 co-anchor Julie Cornell announced live on the air this morning that she is leaving the anchor desk at KETV. Brandi Petersen will replace Cornell when she leaves at the end of the month. Petersen will join co-anchor Rob McCartney.

Cornell, whose husband Bill Randby will remain as KETV’s chief meteorologist, began at KETV in 1992. She has been one of the station’s main co-anchors for the past 11 years after replacing longtime KETV anchor Carol Schrader.

Cornell published a story on KETV.com explaining that she wants to become a fulltime mom.

“This year, our twin girls, Madeline and Jocelyn, will start kindergarten,” Cornell wrote. “Our son, Will, begins second grade. I've worked the night shift for most of my 21 years in broadcasting, and it doesn't mesh with the school schedule.

“So at the end of July, after 11 years as a main anchor at KETV, I'll step away from the anchor desk, because I want to be with my children at night. I'll continue to work a very flexible part-time schedule here at channel 7, write weekly stories for Julie's Diary on the KETV Web site and write feature stories for the news, as I have for 16 years here in Omaha.

“Brandi Petersen will take over the anchor desk next to my buddy, Rob. She's my friend. She's smart, level-headed and hard-working. Brandi is one of the finest live reporters I've seen on air. She loves this community and she's a tremendous asset to our station.”

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Anonymous said...

Congrats Brandi!

JR said...

Julie is/was a fine anchor and was enjoyable to watch. I will miss that sexy little lip thing she does when the camera is about to fade away, as well as her smiling face. Brani does a nice job as an anchor as well, but looks to young to be with the distinguished Mr. McArtney - he is a class guy too.

Checkin' It Out said...

I read Cornell's statement @ KETV.com...

She says:
"...Before I write a story, I sit down with the video and pour over pictures and sound..."

POUR, PORE
You pour sauces, gravies, etc, over your dinner, while pore means to study something--I hope she didn't damage something with an unnamed liquid substance!

Anonymous said...

Julie was not a pleasure to watch.. she was getting the fubar stuttttter going..

Brandi.. now that is one fine anchor!

Anonymous said...

I'd agree with Julie. Brandi brings some tremendous assets to the news reading. I like looking at them as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

brandi if flat, both as a reporter, an anchor, and as eye candy. NEXT!

Anonymous said...

Too bad she wasn't married to THE WEATHER AUTHORITY. Then her husband would not have to work any of those pesky odd hours when tornados hit Omaha.

Hugh G. Rection said...

Bill cuts out of work for an hour or so in the evenings after the 6pm newscast to watch their son play little league baseball, but I have never seen Julie do this. Maybe she is great in some other way.

On a different note, Brandi has a tiny noggin. Does she buy her hats at Kid Gap or something?

Anonymous said...

Julie is hot.
Brandi is hot.
Tracy Madden is hot.
Mollie Graham is hot.

7fan said...

Congratulations to Julie on your brave decision...and thank you for helping to make Channel 7 the one decent station in Omaha to watch for local news.

Congratulations to Brandi Petersen on your upcoming promotion. Please stay personable and grounded and you will help Channel 7 to become even better. But be prepared for the venomous scrutiny of those who are jealous of your success. If you read this blog, you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Julie. We will miss seeing you every day. But please, for the love of God, don't let them make your departure from the anchor desk a long, drawn-out, embarrassing fiasco like Channel 6 did when the got rid of, er, I mean "retired" Pat Persaud. You're much too classy for that--and so is KETV. If that were to happen, I would never watch again!

Anonymous said...

Does Matt Perault have nothing to say about all this? Well?!

Jess said...

I'm on hold with Perrault, I hear he's jealous and headed to this very blog to rant about it !

Anonymous said...

I am keeping Perrault busy at the moment -- he is, shall we say, servicing a couple of farm animals in his apartment right now.

He will, of course, deny having had anything to do with them. But the truth has already been documented...and the photos will be published online should he choose to deny it here.

Sincerely,

DA TROOF

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Anonymous said...

No doubt. That whole Pat Persaud thing was the most embarrassing thing WOWT ever did.

And considering their "accomplishments" in recent years, thats really quite a statement.

Anonymous said...

ill miss julie. i remember when i was younger we watched wowt. then one day we happened to turn it to ketv and never changed back. she and rob have always been the solid team.

ps- does anybody have a link to the video of her announcing this? i missed it on sunday night.

Anonymous said...

Wow. A male (Jim Rose) wants to cut back to spend more time with his family, and he gets blasted. A woman does it and people can't stop praising her "brave" decision. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Maybe because the male (Jim Rose) wasn't telling the truth, and the female was....

Anonymous said...

I don't care if his name is Billy Packer, I will pronounce it Billy Packard.

Matty P

Billy P ACC er said...

6:32, agreed. Sincerity has a lot to do with it. It will (finally) be a pleasure to listen to Husker games again. Maybe Rosey and Matty P. can do a pre-game tailgate prediction show from Hooters and have some Husker Travia contests. That'd be the right speed.

Anonymous said...

DA TROOF has AIDS.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to comment on this because they are the enemy. The only station worth watching are those owned by the awesome and fantastic Journal Broadcasting Group, who, by the way, also own the current station that you can hear me on daily from 2-6 every night.

You know you want it, you know you need it.

Its the Big Show starring...

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

He got them from the 7:08 guy...

Anonymous said...

More likely the 7:33 infection...

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is really bad news for Omaha news. Cornell was fantastic. I'm not completely sold on Peterson. She doesn't have "it". The only person that has the "it" and will move on to a higher market successfully will be KM3s Kerri Stowell. Other than that it seems the last 10 years has been a dearth of talent coming through.
Losing Cornell really, really stinks.

Anonymous said...

why no mention that carlo from NEWS ATTACKS THREE is leaving?!?!

at least one website has the info:
http://omanews.blogspot.com/

p.s.
i am happy julie is leaving. she was not fun to watch. brandi is a much needed replacement.

Anonymous said...

"The only person that has the "it" and will move on to a higher market successfully will be KM3s Kerri Stowell."

LOL

You've got to be kidding...

Anonymous said...

Boy, the people at KMTV obviuosly have a lot of free time on their hands if they're posting here...then again, the quality of their newscasts SCREAMS that of the kind of ineptness that has employees posting anonymously on message boards rather than performing their journalistic tasks.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Perrault has a face for radio.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_ro9OZBcnoRg/SHqaEdZHehI/AAAAAAAAAUY/AENjvxfPrsk/s1600-h/Hooters+Contest.jpg

Anonymous said...

Good thing...he's even uglier than he sounds.

Anonymous said...

After having seen her for 11 years, and been around her in similar social circles, Cornell still fails to impress me. She comes off as very plastic. As for our Ms. Brandi.....nice ta-tas. And speaking of that, can't believe no one on here has mentioned Caitlin Roth, the new weather babe on channel Sux. Nice.

Wes Wessman,
News beacon of the Tata Valley

Anonymous said...

How does Julie compare to Brandi in HD? Seems like the picture in the post seems a little air brushed if you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Did Matty P really say last night that the All Star game should alternate each year between New York and Boston? What a tool...

Anonymous said...

9:54 -- tell me you heard him say it in a bar somewhere and not on his abortion of a radio show.

Anonymous said...

Screw Perrault..... we want ta-tas.

Wes Wessman,
5 time winner of the Cockeyed Newmans Award

Anonymous said...

new weather chick?
hummm.....

Anonymous said...

What's Brandi's marital status? Or does she just scope out the new sports intern each year?

Oh man, and if someone tells me she's boinking that cross-eyed cheeseball Todd Andrews....I may not stop laughing for weeks.

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that, even if she were stone-cold drunk, she wouldn't give Todd Andrews the time of day.

Andrews has got to be the biggest wannabe-white-boy-trying-to-sound-gangster schlep in the news business.

Anonymous said...

No...she's not banging Todd-a-rino. She only likes radio sales studs like me. The only thing you clowns can give her is orgasms. I can give her a side of beef....fully dressed. Surely.

Herb T.

Anonymous said...

Herb,

Just drop the cooler full of hamburger by every Friday like you always do. I'll be in the bedroom giving Brandi her daily "Big O" so don't bother ringing the doorbell.

Sincerely,

Venus Flytrap

Anonymous said...

Is Brandi still dating that former photographer dolt from KPTM?

Anonymous said...

Venus:
Ohhh k fine.

Herb

Anonymous said...

Oh, Herb??? Next time you stop by, wear something OTHER than those damned polyester suits. It scares the neighbor kids.

Peace and love, brutha...Brandi sends her best, but asks that you stop staring at her a$$...

VF

Anonymous said...

Why did Todd Bonkiewicz, I mean Todd Andrews, feel the need to use a TV name?

Anonymous said...

1:31

I have no idea why Todd would want to use a TV name. Bonkiewicz just has that breath of fresh air quality that says, "I'm a hung stud doing TV news".

Anonymous said...

Especially with a picture like this:

http://press.creighton.edu:16080/03-30-01/sections/commentary/story02_index.html

Anonymous said...

Tom Park is back again in all of his not-so-good glory. This time sitting in a dentists' chair talking about pain and car buying.

Tom (H&H), the only pain you should be talking about is how viewers sit through your commercials. H&H, fire this guy or your marketing department. Either way, I'm never buying a car from you until this tranny takes a hike from the local scene.

Sal T. Bawls said...

Yes but when is the Guerin and Jess Pajama Party Dance Hour hosted by Don Cornelius starting?

Anonymous said...

Oh for the good ol days when when were men and sheep were sheep and tatss were tatas. Now I don't know what the hell is going on.


A. Carlson
(the big guy)

Jess said...

5:21, join the club.

3:21, there was a hold up in accounting, but it's all good now. If only Don was out of rehab sooner.....

Anonymous said...

Don't you be cracking on Todd Andrews. I think he's damn sexy!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at July 15, 2008 8:48 AM said...
Whoa! Perrault has a face for radio.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_ro9OZBcnoRg/SHqaEdZHehI/AAAAAAAAAUY/AENjvxfPrsk/s1600-h/Hooters+Contest.jpg


Hey... don't complain too much... It could have been HIM wearing that bikini!!! Now that would make you go blind, sunglasses or not!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone check out the pic at

http://press.creighton.edu:16080/03-30-01/sections/commentary/story02_index.html

that Anonymous at July 15, 2008 2:29 PM posted?

My goodness, just how much "product" can we put in our hair? No one with a cigarette lighter should be allowed within 30 feet of him!

Damn the ta-tas, full steam ahead! said...

Anonymous at July 15, 2008 7:45 AM said...
I'm not completely sold on Peterson. She doesn't have "it". ...
Losing Cornell really, really stinks.

I agree that losing Julie really, really stinks.

As far as Brandi not having "it", I think that has a lot to do with her voice. To me, she still sounds like a teenage cheerleader. I suspect, though, in time her voice and delivery will mature.

As an example, listen to Madonna's "Borderline" from the mid-1980's, by the time she did "Express Yourself" a few years later her voice had started to mature, by the late 1990's and the Austin Powers soundtrack days it had matured and hasn't changed much since.

KM3 News Watcher said...

Is it just me, or did KMTV get new radar display software?

Tonight I thought it looked a lot like KPTM's radar imagery.

Anonymous said...

Is Brandi going to become Julie's "mini-me"? My better half and I both noticed when Brandi and Julie anchored sitting next to each other that the both had the exact same hairstyle that night.

Anonymous said...

Thankfully Brandi made the right decision last year by not appearing on that juvenile delinquent's show......Malorie appeared on his show....and look where that left her???? In the bowels of morning show hell with Jim Sudoku......

___________________________________
http://thereadersmedianotes.blogspot.com/2007/01/matt-perrault-im-boycotting-channel-7.html

Quote: "Perrault said he was told second-hand Petersen would not be appearing on his program to accept congratulations for her victory...Perrault calls the decision "simply ridiculous" and points out that he gave KETV "a month's worth of free publicity." He also reminded listeners Tuesday that Maddox, who won the inaugural contest last year, had no qualms about appearing on "The Big Show." (WOWT is owned by Gray Television, Inc.)" Unquote
___________________________________
Yeah Matty.....CHANNEL 7 REALLY COULD HAVE USED THAT EXTRA PUBLICITY WITH THE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CROWD !!!!!!!! YOU REALLY STUCK TO HER.....THAT'LL TEACH HER NEXT TIME!!!!

THE POWER OF PERRAULT LIVES ON!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What BS590 needs is a REAL radio host who can talk sports, do quality interviews and understand that he does not make the show. Egotistical blowhards like Perrault are a dime a dozen and really not credible as personalities. Journal Broadcasting could use a REAL sports talk show host right now.

Gilbert Grape said...

I nominate Travis for that job.

Anonymous said...

Fine, you want me to say what I think, I will...maybe.

But you have to listen to my show to hear it. Maybe, just maybe, if you are lucky, I'll share my thoughts with you

You people don't deserve me.

I am the greatest thing since sliced bread. I am so money.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Gilbert Grape said...

Perrault is nothing without Travis, he dominates this market because he has such a true appreciation for all of the things that make Omaha great. It doesn't have to be all Huskers and Creighton and Royals with him.

He's not afraid to get his hands dirty and do the little things that might take a little more effort, be somewhat inconvenient to do and not just come from press releases other people put out. Plus, he never complains if things don't go his way every single time.

No one cares about his craft and doing all the little things without griping more than Travis.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Travis is a real workhorse.

Someone explain to me why we even need 3 minutes of sports on the local station when all they do is rerun highlights off the wire from national games we have all seen hours earlier on espn?

Anonymous said...

As far as hardest-working and most talented sports guys in Omaha media, the list would be as follows:

1. John Schuetz
2. Kevin Kugler
3. Ross Jernstrom
4. JJ Davis
5. Merlin Klaus
6. Matt Schick

Nobody else in Omaha sports media is really deserving of being mentioned on such a list. We can argue the order of the above names, but nobody outside those six are deserving of mention.

West Dodge High Alum said...

Noted on KETV's early news this morning (July 16)...
A soundbite from Sam Walker of...University of Omaha. John Oakey also stated U of O.
Omaha U hasn't been around for forty years! Wake up, 7. Your News Director is a UNO grad. This boo-boo is worthy of channel 6! Don't go there, or you too may end up as the laughingstock of local media.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, I just had a dream, what if King Flowers gave weather updates on the BS with Perrault??? We woudl have THE WEATHER AUTHORITY and THE SPORTS AUTHORITY on the same airwaves, I just got shivers! Dare to dream!!!! Or even better, retire Webber abd bring the Perrault to WOWT to get that train back on track. Flowers and Perrault, talk about your dream team!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dream team??? Only if the dream is to be the biggest fraud in Omaha.

Anonymous said...

7:20 A piss poor weatherman telling the world that he is the second coming of forecasters in Omaha, and a sports host that doesn't know crap telling the world the same, that might work. It would definately fit into the WOWT marketing strategy.

Merriam-Webster said...

Please spell check your posts prior to launch. 7:06 and 7:20, all great points, but the misspelled names and general excitement to get your posts out detracts from your points. Travis wouldn't approve, he's more thorough and never complains about anything he has to do.

Anonymous said...

8:54 - What do you expect when Schuetz and Perrault write their own posts?

Gilbert Grape said...

Hey 7:06 - I'm sure it was an oversight, but other than leaving Travis off your list in the number one position, that list looks pretty good to me. I'm amazed no one in Sioux City or Des Moines has snatched up their native Iowan to do for them what he's done for KMTV.

If you want to post a revised list with Travis listed as number one, that would be swell.

Anonymous said...

One of Trav's career highlights had to have been when he was the sports director and KMTV didn't even half sports.

Nice work, buddy.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure leaving Travis off the list was not an oversight, and for good reason...he's just not nearly as good as he like you to think he is.

Anonymous said...

The P guy from 590 dominates the market with a 1 share in the latest trends? THAT is real dominating numbers.

Anonymous said...

It's that time of summer when all the stations are desparate for something to pass off as news. How about a jello wrestling tournament among the female anchors? Round 1, Brandi vs Amanda and Carol vs. Traci.

V.K. Mccmahon

Gilbert Grape said...

9:44 and 9:56 - That's not very nice. Travis is to TV what Perrault is to radio. That's why he should be listed number one.

Anonymous said...

gilbert -- next time you post something, try to do so without servicing Matt and Travis at the same time. Travis' wife and Matt's husband would not be happy if they knew what you were doing under their desks each day.

Anonymous said...

I think the question should be who, not what, is eating Gilbert Grape.

Gilbert Grape said...

I'm all Travis eats on his diet. Don't you listen to his radio show? Grapes, they do a body good.

Anonymous said...

fags.

Anonymous said...

What do any of these comments have to do with the KETV anchor change?

Jess said...

1:12, you're new around here huh ?

Anonymous said...

1:12
Yeah, don't you know that there will always be one or two idiots that will write about Travis or Perrault?

Anonymous said...

...They also jack-off to their Mom's picture.

Anonymous said...

Your mom does things that are unspeakable in a family forum to me whenever I want.

She is merely one of my many groupies.

Deal with it "son".

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

Perrault,

You are my whipping boy. Always have been. Always will be.

Now get off the computer and get back to work before I break out the "board of education" on your already-bruised hiney...

Regards,

DA TROOF

Gilbert Grape said...

Why does this always have to get so nasty? All I said is Travis works hard and should be number one on any list of hardest working sportscasters in Omaha. Why don't people understand that?

Anonymous said...

When you regularly work nights, weekends, and holidays; do the job of two "news" people (reporter and photographer), and still fail to receive any promotion or recognition at your station, you can call yourself a sports guy.

They ALL work hard, on-air and off. If you critics think you can do it, why don't you?

Anonymous said...

KMTV would not be where it is now without Travis!!!! They're number 3! By the way.....don't hog all of the doughnuts Travis!

Anonymous said...

Matt Perrault is a sodomite

Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch Fubar Fazal's live report about the downed street light at 10:00 last night (7/16)? It was a classic. She referred to the sidewalk as a "sideway" and as the OPPD crew removed the pole she said in amazement "It's so big". Why do they keep her around????? She's the female version of "Bennett Brower".

Sleeves said...

When the mighty horse rocks he rocks the fat ass.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Trav still doesn't want to cover high school sports in a local media market. That was a smart move.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, I will not apologize.

I know I said I hate fat people on my show yesterday and, by extension, that means I hate you too Omaha because most of you are fat as well. I won't apologize for it. Have you seen fat people? They sweat and they may get some of that fluid on or next to me. I simply can't have that and it won't be tolerated. I can't have the little (or in this case the morbidly obese or minorly overweight) people touch me, even with their sweat.

I also won't apologize for saying that despite having a sucessful record label that the music scene sucks in Omaha. Look at you people. Of course it does. You are Omaha. I am Boston and only Boston has anything worth mentioning.

Ah, I can't wait to go home. No fat people and no bad indie music. Maybe if I click my heels three times and say "There's no place like Fenway!" maybe I'll be home.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

Hey Perrault,

Thanks for telling us about you not liking fat people. Nobody was listening to your show anyway, so feel free to post your daily updates and you could call it "Here's what everybody missed because you weren't listening to my show yesterday."

And let us know when you're moving back to Boston. Don't announce it on the air, though...because NOBODY IS LISTENING.

Jess said...

Perrault, there are many people who can't wait for you to go home. And, after those bullshit comments, the list will get

bigger. You'll have to wait for the full effect though because people will have to read it here, it's not like they heard you on the radio.

Sgt. Slaughter said...

I think the time has come for The Perrault to replace Perrault on the air waves. His/her/its sarcasm is good, he/she/it obviously listens to Perrault so he/she/it will know what not to broadcast. Then maybe we can get more wrestling coverage.

Anonymous said...

Jess, I think you have an obvious obsession for me. You have heard my silky sexy voice on the radio, drooled over the pictures of me on the blog and think, like most, that I am a god.

If you want one of my torn up Boston Red Sox t-shirts that I have outgrown due to the large size of my ego, you can have it so you can set it up with your makeshift altar that I know you have with artifacts that you have collected over the years.

Call me. You know where to find me from 2-6 every day.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

Obviously I have allowed my beyotch The Perrault a little too much leash for him to let his ego come out and play.

Remember, Perrault, I own you. Do not let yourself go on here, because I will put you in your place once again and break you down to the sniveling little man whore that you are.

You will bow to me, Perrault, for I am...

DA TROOF

Jess said...

Aw Perrault that's so cute you think I have a crush on you. It's sort of like the retard who thinks the hot chick is taking him to prom because she likes him !


P.S. I don't know if anyone else noticed but sleeves has spoken and that can only mean one thing !

Anonymous said...

Jess...

So you're saying that there's a chance!?

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Jesse said...

http://www.cracked.com/article_16486_where-are-they-now-6-stars-embarrassing-viral-videos.html

Number 4 is a familiar face.

Anonymous said...

Did The Perrault also say last night that the home field advantage for the World Series should just start alternating between Boston and New York every year, even if neither of those teams are playing?

Anonymous said...

Jumping back a couple of posts, has the "Mixtape" already been run off the air?

Jesse said...

No, it's Michael Scott being a woman.

Larry Fine said...

Thanks for that vid, Jesse. What a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Da Troof has Herpetitis.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is Herpetitis? Is that a new strain of herpes? This demands an I-team investigation! Get me Fubar on the phone!

Anonymous said...

10:51 has vaginal warts -- he obviously doesn't have any testicles otherwise the shemale would attach a name to his baseless accusation.

You'd better not be The Perrault in disguise, ma'am...otherwise the beatings will be much worse than they already are. Don't think I won't do it either...

Regards,

DA TROOF

Sleeves said...

Jess is correct, it's time to move on. Next blog, please.

When the mighty horse rocks he rocks the fat ass.

Anonymous said...

It is offical. I am a god. I have died and risen from the dead.

I suffered by falling down at a concert, given of course by a Boston based band and not the local drek of Omaha, and was transported to a local hospital where I stopped breathing and, as suddenly as I was gone, arose again to prove to you that I am the second coming. Heck, I am the first coming.

Is it not clear now to you who I am.

Worship me clones. Read my blog and ye shall believe.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Dick Whiskey said...

We get it, you think you're wonderful, faux Perrault. Can we please get back on topic - studio set designs for the Guerin and Jess Pajama Dance Party Hour hosted by Don Cornelius.

Since we're leading off with Guns 'N Roses and Poison tunes, let's roll with some studio ideas, folks. Suggestions?

Anonymous said...

If Matt falls at Sokal does he make a sound ?

Anonymous said...

Da toof,

I'm sure there's some nice topical cream that will clear up your herpatitis outbreak.

Please report in as soon as possible, we look forward to seeing you again!

-Your longtime friends at the CDC

Anonymous said...

1:52 -- For the community's sake, please do not attempt to post your pathetic attempt at humor on this or any other forum. It is as lacking in hilarity as you are in intelligence.

Tom Petty said...

How come I haven't seen any news stories how they are putting the Qwest back together for my concert Sunday night after that shitty Olympic swimming? What? Not showing how great Omaha is?

Anonymous said...

Ann Schatz could kick Perrault's butt in hand to hand combat!

Craven Moorehead said...

Ann Schatz??? wow there is a name we haven't heard in awhile...wonder what ever happened to her.

Anonymous said...

Who knows what truly happens behind closed doors.

Was Julie Cornell "Carol Schradered" and this was the excuse for a departure or was she allowed to make this decision on her own terms?

Anyone with some inside info?

Anonymous said...

Why is it always the obsession with "inside info"??? Is your life THAT shallow??? Can you not take the word of a parent who has missed her children during the most important part of their lives make the decision ON HER OWN that family comes before the job??? Geez...not every personnel decision is made with somebody getting a knife plunged in their back by some young up-and-comer. Get over yourself already...

Anonymous said...

julie Cornhole, wife of bill "lightning rod" Ranby

Anonymous said...

that mole on brandie's lip looks serious. Is it herpes or just a mole?

Anonymous said...

Craven,
I think Ann Schatz was a carpet muncher

Anonymous said...

Lots of classy comments here. I guess the Internet really is pretty much porn, gambling, and anonymous insults by "Message Board Guy." How pathetic are your lives in Omaha that this is all you have to do? No wonder Sean and Jim rarely update the site. I would have shut it the fuck down months ago and stopped feeding you cockroaches.

Sol, Sol Rosenberg said...

2:48 and 9:28 must be the same holier-than-thou anonymous schlub. Interesting his posts are anonymous as well, though not surprising. He/she/it probably also is 9:03 p.m. Why not take it as face value? Because the majority of the time that excuse is a cop-out. Then considering she was the one who forced Schrader out, it's natural to think that same thing came back to bite her.

All this fuss over a news reader who really wasn't any great shakes. But Mr. Anonymous really showed everyone how to be cool and do it right by insulting anonymous posts with three of his/her/its own. Brilliant.

Now, back to our Travis discussion.

Anonymous said...

Anne was in Portland for a longtime and now works for ESPN sports on womens sports

Anonymous said...

Julie's departure has been in the works since at least the first of the year if not longer. This was a no-brainer decision. She's a mother and her kids are getting ready to start school. She could keep working this shift and see her kids for two hours a day or leave and be a stay at home mom. I'm sure Tracy Madden will have to make the same decision the next few years. Most Anchor/Moms get to this point sometime in their careers.

Grape Ape said...

Wow, never had considered any of that before. Now I can get through my day with full knowledge of how anchor moms think. Who ever thought a mom would want to stay at home with her kids. Thanks for the insightful analysis. Please resume the Travis talk.

Anonymous said...

This Blog Blows

Anonymous said...

Hey Sol -- pretty big talk about anonymous posters from someone who lacks the courage to use anything more than a character from the Jerky Boys.

Be man enough to put YOUR real name on there and maybe then we'll consider your petty rants to be of some value. Until then, you should probably be sticking those stones back in your pocket until you step outside your glass house.

Sol, Sol Rosenberg said...

Wow, this blog isn't supposed to be this angry. 7:34 and all his previous anonymous posts are taking the fun out of pajama dance parties, Perrault discussions and all things Travis. Ignored from here on out.

So, I thought Schatz was still in Portland doing TrailBlazer games.

Anonymous said...

Sol -- be man enough to use your real name and put some REAL fun in this blog. Otherwise, get over yourself...

Jess said...

On the topic of Julie Cornell. If that's the case then why didn't she quit when her son went to school, suddenly now that the girls are going to school things don't "mesh". If she was so concerned with being with her kids she could have stayed home to begin with, it's not like Billy doesn't make enough buck.

Sol, Sol Rosenberg said...

Jess, as always, right on.

Anonymous said...

Jess -- don't know if you've had the pleasure of juggling a full-time career in the media field AND parenthood, but as someone who's been there and done that I can tell you that it is not easy.

Unlike most professions, the media business is not a 9-to-5 gig. Its hours vary tremendously from day to day and many times the job interferes on life. Some people can juggle it better than others, but there's a time when people like Julie come to the realization that the job is no longer worth the personal sacrifices and it comes time to pull the plug on the career and put that energy into parenthood.

I was in the media field for over two decades and spent many a night on the job when my child was growing up, and there were many nights where I missed events that a parent should be at because events and circumstances required my presence at the job. It took a long time for me to realize that the media biz, for all the success and pleasure it brought, was taking me away from what should have been my number one responsibility, and when I made the decision to leave the field it was not easy, but was the right one and I am deliriously happy working a 9-to-5 gig and spending more time with my child.

The anonymous mental midgets can opine about Cornell's decision, but as someone who's walked a mile in her shoes I applaud it and know she's going to enjoy her time with her kids so much more.

King Jim said...

Maybe if Bill was THE WEATHER AUTHORITY, and made the jack that I make, he wouldn't have had to had his wife out working all of these years. Dare to dream Billy!!! Kiss my Flower!!!!

Dick Whiskey said...

Thanks Pat, er, 9:23. Most everyone realizes that most of this is a goof, no problems will be resolved here. People who get bent about the comments - anonymous or otherwise - need to take a couple of doggie-downers and chill with some smooth jazz.

Cynicism comes with the turf, it's okay to have some back and forth with special people chiming in with silly comments. Where's Angry Wrestling Guy, the anti-crop circle syndicate and lovers of all things Trav and Perrault. Get back here and lighten things up.

Jess said...

Media field or not is not the point really. And, yes I have had the pleasure of full time 13-14 hour days while being a Mom.

My point was, that if she was so concerned about missing out on their childhood why did she wait until they started school to do this ?

Some of the "mental midgets" you refer to are probably parents that work full time as well.

But, I can tell you that this mental midget has 6 kids, a husband, a job, and even a social life beyind this computer believe it or not.

I guess what I'm trying to say here is, don't bring me your high and mighty bullshit that is so much more important than mine just because your job title had media in it. Walk a mile in my shoes then we'll chat.

Life is all about choices ...or assholes, dammit now I can't remember the saying.

Anonymous said...

6 kids? It is time to move away from the computer and start spending time with them.

Jess said...

Wow. That's an awesome comeback.


Like I let them out of the pen at this time of day. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Perrault separated his shoulder at his big BOSTON PUNK ROCK concert? He needed an ambulance and passed out at one point?

God, you cant make this stuff up.

Dick Whiskey said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! Thank you 12:43, the ship has been righted.

Jess - 6? Better have one more so they're not associated with everyone's favorite TV station. One more then you can host Seven Can Help. Wow, 6. Any Irish Twins in the mix?

Of course they'll all be on Pajama Dance Party with you, right?

Anonymous said...

Punk & Perrault mentioned in the same sentence....who would have thunk that???????


What an oddity!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm - the big cty boy can't hold his own with the small town men huh?

Anonymous said...

Anybody that can't see the difference between anonymously posting hateful, homophobic insults at people by name on a message board and anonymously posting an insult at a group of people that have no lives because they do the former is probably too busy swallowing one big, salty load after another.

It's "anonymous" because I don't have a Google or Blogger account like most of you bottom-feeding vermin. So blow me.

Sincerely, 9:23.

P.S. That was kind of funny that Perrault got his ass handed to him at a punk concert though. And I still think Sean and Jim should cut you addicts off by taking away your drug (this blog).

Anonymous said...

Dear 9:23 (Neidemeyer) - obviously you don't have any life either by reading the comments that us low-life vermin write. Welcome to the DEAN "VERMIN" ANIMAL HOUSE pajama party!

Toga! Toga! Toga!

SHHHEEEEE....we're on double secret probation though!

Anonymous said...

Sean - has anyone ever told you that you look like James Carville??

Anonymous said...

Nothing is over until we decide it is!

Anonymous said...

You're all worthless and weak. Now drop and give me twenty!

Anonymous said...

Food fight!

Anonymous said...

Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

The mothers of Travis, Perrault, and da Troof.

P.S. Jess, stay away from our sons.

Anonymous said...

8:29 - stop channeling your pathetic little sexual fantasies on others. They have their own fantasies to work on without you touting your lust of man sauce.

Blow THAT, Mary...

Sincerely,

DA TROOF

Anonymous said...

blah, blah, blah. bottom line: Julie is old, Brandi is not. Once the ta-tas start to droop, you're out.

Anonymous said...

So.........how come Travis is still on TV ??????

Toolio said...

Because he's the most thoughtful, articulate, hardest-working guy on Omaha TV today. He's always looking for the best B-roll and will stay as long as it takes to get all the facts without complaining that there's no food or people aren't catering to his individual schedule/agenda. The guy never complains. That's why.

Anonymous said...

I was watching Daybreak on Channel Six this morning. I got to wondering about Rachel Pierce. I knew she left for a station in Des Moines, but wondered what she would be doing. She's the main anchor for WOI-TV. AARRRGGHHH! What is this world coming too when Rachel Pierce becomes the main anchor for a TV station?!?! They must be really desperate!

Anonymous said...

2:52....you're right!!! Travmania is still alive...in fact Trav is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angry Wresting Guy said...

On 7/18 at 11:22 AM Dick Whiskey said...

Cynicism comes with the turf, it's okay to have some back and forth with special people chiming in with silly comments. Where's Angry Wrestling Guy, the anti-crop circle syndicate and lovers of all things Trav and Perrault. Get back here and lighten things up.

*****

Hey there, Dick, glad you asked about my whereabouts. I've pretty much been kicking back, watching the petty catfighting on the blog, and waiting for wrestling season to start this fall.

Since you asked...

I think Julie Cornell is a fine anchor. She'll be missed. (Best wishes to you, Julie and family!!) In the newscasts I've watched lately, Rob McCartney has been gone - leaving Julie and Brandy to anchor next to each other. I haven't seen an awkward moment between the two of them yet. That leads me to believe Julie is leaving because it's what she wants to do. (Besides, she's not really leaving - she's just changing assignments at the station.) And if Julie is being forced out of the main anchor position, both she and Brandi are professional enough that any ill will doesn't show through on the air. One way or another, you can't argue that both of these women have tons of class.

As far as the Perrault/Travis thing goes... *yawn*. I don't watch or listen to either of them. So I usually skip by those posts.

The Sleeves "horse rocking an ass" thing? Ugh, a waste of electricty to run my laptop.

And then there's Jess. Not sure what to make of her. From this blog we've learned she has 6 kids, a husband, and a very large vehicle used to tote them all around to view storm-damaged neighborhoods... but doesn't take time to help out the folks with storm damage.

And she seems to have plenty of time to blow on this blog second-guessing Julie and Bill's parenting decisions. In a way, second-guessing others' parenting decisions is a bit evil.

Since Jess opened herself up for comments when she gave her thoughts about Julie's commitment to parenting, here are five "Jess-based" examples of what I'm talking about when I say second-guessing others' parenting decisions is a bit evil:

(1) Shall we guess that when Jess takes her family to do fall school shopping, the kids run around the store wildly - screaming, running into people, messing up store displays... effectively serving to everyone in the vicinity as an advertisement for birth control?

(2) Shall we guess that if all six of the kids were conceived by her and hubby's repeated sexual exploits (i.e., not adopted, foster kids, or neices/nephews they're raising), then can we guess Jess is Catholic (the most prevalent religion that preaches against family planning / birth control)?

(3) If, from example (2)we assume that Jess and family are Catholic, then shall we assume that they're "cafeteria Catholics" (i.e., pick and choose which church teachings they follow)? As in, "can't use condoms", but forget about that "help your neighbor" stuff when it comes to storm-damaged neighborhoods.

(4) Shall we guess that if Jess and hubby continue to have kids, Jess and hubby won't be able to pay to college-educate all of them on their own. Hey, our tax dollars go to fund Pell grants, etc. Should we all look down on Jess for increasing our tax burden?

(5) Because of the above, must we conclude that Jess is not a good representative of the "wholesome family values" that should be embodied in a pajama party TV show featuring crop circles (whatever the heck that kind of show would be)?

Remember, as I clearly stated before, these are just examples of how second-guessing parenting decisions can seem cruel. So don't spam the blog with nastiness regarding this posting.

Instead, just imagine how Julie and Bill feel with all the parenting "tips" and second guessing pointed in their direction!!

'Nuff said.

Now, back to waiting for college wrestling season...

Anonymous said...

AWG (Angry Wrestling Guy),

An astute summarization of the situation at hand.

For the earlier posting about having "media" in the job description somehow making that job more important, you can be no further from the truth. People in the media should realize they are no more/less important than a person in any other profession, or a person who chooses not to enter or to leave the workforce.
Unfortunatlely, there are too many "media-types" perpetuating the stereotypical walk-with-a-swagger-feeling-you-have-an-undeniable-right-to-be-annoying-and-crass-without-regard-to-others'-feelings.

Julie's decision probably comes on the basis of two things:
1- The timing is right for her.
She's certainly proven herself as a competent professional and needs not make any apologies for her decision.
2- The timing is right for her family.
Transitioning to a part-time, non-evening work schedule makes the most sense when your children are entering school. As many (most) of you would realize, working that night schedule leaves you time to get your kids ready for school, take them to school, maybe see them at dinner, then kiss them on the head when they're sleeping after you get home. The kids need/deserve more.

Again, all of this crosses professional boundaries.
Media is not the darling of the world, however the reality remains that if you're on TV, the radio or the internet, or if you're in the newspaper, you will always be given some degree of "celebrity" status.

For better or worse.

Again, AWG, thank you for your observations.

'Nuff said

Dick Whiskey said...

Okay, Jess, your turn. Unless J-Dub has some new crop-circle embargos to share with us. Oops, can't share embargos.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the guy who started the thing about the media job was saying that media gigs are more important, just that their hours are whack compared to us 9-to-5'ers.

If a fire breaks out in the middle of the night, depending on where you're at some reporters will be on call and might be waken in the middle of the night to go on the job. Big events like the Von Maur slayings had reporters working long into the night for several days at a time.

All of that can take a toll on anybody after a while and he's not saying that makes their job any more important or special, just that it's different from what most of us do in our careers.

Jess said...

Sorry it took me so long to respond, just got back from the zoo…..did you know you can pay with food stamps there ?!?!? I tried to pay with a grant but they said no way.

----------------------------------------------------------
Well AWG, if you hadn’t of said “Remember, as I clearly stated before, these are just examples of how second-guessing parenting decisions can seem cruel. So don't spam the blog with nastiness regarding this posting.” ...........
I totally would have thought you were being a prick !


The thing is, you took so long to think out what you were going to write to me and I hate to tell you, I’ve heard all of your “assumptions” before. People make pot shot remarks or crack jokes and pat themselves on the back like they’re the first to ever say such a thing.

Re:

1. Couldn’t be further from the truth.
2. Ok, wait, call me crazy but I’m married and repeated sexual exploits are accepted , right ? Then, I’m supposed to have some kids of my own then run around adopting other people’s !?!?
3. Get over the fucking tree branches.
4. Don’t you worry sugar buns, we got this taken care of.
5. So….6 kids and I don’t have family values.

I could spend all day telling you how all of your “assumptions” are untrue, I could even get you many other people in the world that would tell you the same thing, but it wouldn’t make a damn bit of difference. You're opinion is formed rock solid.

The article was about Julie Cornell, and you click on comments and you’re supposed to say what you think about the article you just read. I know it’s kind of hard to understand how this all works, but don’t worry you’ll get it.

p.s. I do agree that I went overboard on my media comment. So I do apologize for that.

Moe Syczlak said...

Did someone just fart?

Anonymous said...

My farts don't stink.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

Too bad your show does.

Delightful Rapper said...

Ever been over a friend's house to eat and the food just ain't no good?

Anonymous said...

I get that feeling every time I listen to Matt Perrault's show.

Angry Wrestling Guy said...

Hey Jess, I figured you'd heard it all before and thus would be a (reasonably) good sport about it all.

And, just so you know, I pulled the assumptions out of thin air to make my point about second-guessing being cruel -- don't confuse them with my own opinions (which are private and won't be posted here).

Jess said...

Ya know, I can usually let things just roll off my back, but sometimes I still have to get my digs in.


Being a bitch is genetic so technically it's not my fault.

Al Gore said...

Thank-you for your astute observations AWG. I would like to point out, however, one thing you missed when it came to Jess. A quick read of her blog reveals a carbon footprint larger than all the farting and belching free range cattle in North America. Obviously, she has no regard for Earth and its inhabitants. How many more baby polar bears must die as a result of her cruel indifference?

Lies from the left said...

Hey Al, I didn't think Jess lived in China or India where they're belching out more smoke and noxious fumes than you and Michael Moore at a buffet table. Speaking of buffets, there's Travis.

Anonymous said...

Umm...I've lost weight....ummmm....haven't you noticed? Ummmm......have any of you seen my gallbladder or my radio show ummmmmm......?

Sincerely,

Travis the Sidekick

Anonymous said...

I was watching Daybreak on Channel Six this morning. I got to wondering about Rachel Pierce. I knew she left for a station in Des Moines, but wondered what she would be doing. She's the main anchor for WOI-TV. AARRRGGHHH! What is this world coming too when Rachel Pierce becomes the main anchor for a TV station?!?! They must be really desperate!

If you know WOI, you'd know they ARE that desperate. They have always been the dog of the Des Moines market, and always will. They're even worse than KM3rd, because at least (In)Action 3 News was #1 at one time. WOI is where terrible broadcasters go to die, or at least kill their careers and try something more lucrative, like overnight cashier at the Kwik-E-Mart.

Grape Ape said...

Yes, I know he's losing weight. He's eating all these grapes and I'm scared he's going to start eating me soon.

Jess said...

Dear Mr. Gore,

I will have you know that for the past 6 month's I have had CFL's in place of all of my old style light bulbs. And, this past weekend installed bamboo floors--the most eco-friendly type of wood (grass) floors available. So, I am doing my part like I told you I would when we spoke last.

Now, I think it's silly of you to stalk me everywhere on the internets because I cock blocked you. I cannot be your girlfiend.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm....I don't really like grapes...well, TnT or The Perrault haven't told me whether or not I ...ummmm....like them anyway. When..ummmm....they do....I'll be sure to....ummm...eat them right away.

In the..ummmm...meantime...why don't you watch me....umm....have Petey Mac hit golf balls for an hour and half on both the news and on Sports Soundoff formerly sponsored by ..ummmmm...Harrahs. and I also promise..ummm...no coverage of high school sports on my sports broadcast because...umm...nobody wants to know the scores of those local teams....ummmmm...they only want to know national news stories since they can't get that anywhere else...ummmm...that is, unless TnT or The Perrault want me to broadcast them then I will...ummmm...

Also, I'm available..ummmm..for commentary segements at weddings and birthday parties...ummm...since I don't have enough jobs as it is and...ummm...my wife thinks I'm at home way....ummm...too much now.

Now, back to the...ummm..Wii Olympics rebroadcast.

Sincerely,

Travis the Sidekick

Anonymous said...

That might be the funniest thing I've seen on this blog in some time.

Even funnier -- the fact that this cat has Travis' speaking mannerisms down to a freaking science. It's almost like it's the real Travis Justice.

Could it be....???

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, that was fantastic. Now I'm going...ummmm...to go cut some crop circles from...ummm...J-Dub.

Angry Wrestling Guy said...

To Al Gore - Re: Carbon Footprints

I'm gonna sit this one out.

I based my earlier posting on what I've seen on this blog. Carbon Footprints or otherwise, what conclusions you make based on other blogs / information sources is up to you.

Angry Wrestling Guy said...

Not wanting this to get lost in the banter about my earlier post, I held this post back for a few days.

But, based on the short shelf life of articles on the OWH web site, here's some wrestling news that recentley appeared in the local media (Saturday's OWH)...

Olympic Wrestling: Bluffs twins miss Games, but gain spots on U.S. team
BY DAN TRUMBLEE
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

For a heartbreakingly brief moment in Las Vegas, the Olympics were within Travis Paulson's grasp. Half an inch away.

Travis Paulson, left, and twin brother Trent each finished third at last month's Olympic Trials. The two had successful wrestling careers at Council Bluffs Lewis Central and Iowa State.The wrestler from Council Bluffs throws Ryan Churella on his back to go up 3-0 late in the second period of his second match at last month's freestyle Olympic Trials. Having won the first period 5-2, he appears 20 seconds from victory. ...


For the full article, go to http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1200&u_sid=10384803

For those who have followed Iowa State wrestling (easy to do with College Wrestling on Iowa Public TV), you already know that the Paulson twins are outstanding wrestlers.

Go Cyclones / Go Team USA!!

Anonymous said...

JR said...
Julie is/was a fine anchor and was enjoyable to watch. I will miss that sexy little lip thing she does when the camera is about to fade away, as well as her smiling face. Brani does a nice job as an anchor as well, but looks to young to be with the distinguished Mr. McArtney - he is a class guy too.

July 14, 2008 10:12 AM

- - -

Back to the original theme of this blog, does anyone have thoughts on how the "new" lineup at KETV will go over?

Anonymous said...

Just fine as long as Perrault and Travis get thier own commentary segments.

Anonymous said...

Travis and Perrault can have them...on KXVO.

Master Gee said...

I mean the macaroni's soggy, the peas are mushed,
and the chicken tastes like wood

Anonymous said...

This blog is a joke and sucks ass!

Anonymous said...

So do you...

Anonymous said...

WHAT ???? Where are all of the TnT blogs Jim ????? TnT are not happy over this development...........

Harry Asscheeks said...

al gore said...

you missed when it came to Jess. A quick read of her blog reveals a carbon footprint larger than all the farting and belching free range cattle in North America.

Memo to Jess. You should feed all your kids pork n' beans for a month. Then Al can invent how to bottle their gas and use it to make his car go. He's good with inventing things like the internet.

Al Gore said...

I'm sorry Jess, but I think you must have me confused with someone else. I only have eyes for Tipper, and she has never let me down. This would indicate your cockblock-fu is not as powerful as you would believe.

While installing bamboo floors would be an eco-friendly first choice, not using the pre-existing flooring and disposing of it would be tantamount to eco-terrorism. Remember, recycle first.

And I would like to laud you for installing the Canadian Football League in your light sockets. That league is a bit dimmer than normal lighting and makes reading somewhat hard for a man of my advancing years. You are of attention whore age, and should suffer no ill side-effects. Perhaps you could have your husband install the NBA in his condoms, so that you might get the same feelings as Tipper does from the "Wooden" Al Gore.

Thanks, and remember to save energy, so that I may use it flying in airplanes to places you can't go.

Anonymous said...

I think Travis is cute! All of you ninnies keep your hands off of him! He's mine!!

DA TROOF

Anonymous said...

From this awful food that stinks.

Anonymous said...

Does Travis have a podcast? If so, where can I sign up?

Anonymous said...

What would a Perrault ringtone sound like?

Troofus said...

Al Gore with wood? He's made of wood, even stiffer than Obama.

The Notorious Matty P said...

Anyone up for a game of Travia?

Anonymous said...

Gee whiz, who keeps farting? That's rancid.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that THE PERRAULT is dating THE FARAH????

Anonymous said...

Did KPTM' Nabil Moli get his face botoxed? The other night his face moved less than Barbara Walter's. Maybe the botox explains why he talks so slow.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to date, the women beg to spend just one night with me.

I am that damn good.

Sincerley,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

Back to the weather...I think Jimmy Flowers is getting even lazier! Last night on the seven day forecast,Monday thru Thursday on all days the high was 90 and the low was 70. Not just one day ALL the the days. He must have had to finsh things up quick to meet Greg Wegner at the bass boat?!

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