Fox 12 Reporter Wins Dope Award

A reader has nominated Reporter Mike Vogel for a GUARDIAN ” TV Dope Reporter Award.”

Vogel has been in, out, and back in the news game and probably didn’t even think about winning a GUARDIAN dope award when he touched his tongue to a metal pole at temperatures well below freezing on camera. He was reporting on the “rescue” of a 10-year-old boy who did the did deed after a “tripple dog dare” in the Christmas movie a few years back.
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As Vogel said in his news report, “Don’t try this at home.” Congratulations Mike!

This award was initiated when we caught a news girl wearing a skirt and standing in flood water telling viewers the water was up to her knees.

Other winning reports include the Channel 7 reporter “reporting live” from a forest fire telling viewers the flames had died down on the ridge behind her, “but if we are lucky it will start up again before the newscast ends,” and a reporter doing a rooftop weather segment during a thunderstorm.

Click here for several pages of PREVIOUS WINNERS.

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  1. When I was a young pup, this exercise originated with the pump handle. The only source of warm liquid to thaw it originated in someone’s bladder. Maybe if Mr. Vogle had that cure, he would have looked for a different story. Maybe not!

  2. My head reels! I’m tempted to make a contribution to your list but it would take days to type. I hesitate to use the word “quality” in discussions of our local broadcast (TV and radio) “news” unless it is preceded by “poor,” “abysmal,” “embarrassing lack of” or words to that effect.

  3. If they were real reporters, they’d be working for newspapers — if there were newspapers.

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