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Wayback Wednesday: Jackie Bruno’s Piece on Menstruation in 2021

Draft Written in late 2021
In 2022, I reflected on how the media and the press had focused on women’s issues. Last year, it was on abortion. Somedays it was abortion, abortion, and more abortion. While I was never on the camp of the   misogynistic /manopshere media, I have my views on abortion, but they are not popular, to the pro-choice groups, not only that, the bandwidth for what abortion should be is being hogged by the apparent “progressive” pundits and politicians.
I also (as a man mind you) think there is other issues among women that never get reported.
a screengrab from a podcast featuring your's truly featuring a split box of the report on menstruation
This was a reaction video form a podcast I used to do that wasn’t related to my newsgathering content. Before this week, the only video I had internally was this reaction video and the only visual I could reasonably use
In June 2021, Jackie Bruno did a roughly a 15 minute report for NBC10/NECN and it was on menstruation and the polices behind feminine hygiene. I cannot find the video even using advanced Google searches. Yet all her other videos is at her now former employer’s site. That’s interesting. Her last words in the story was “we wouldn’t be here without periods.”

Well, earlier this week, someone did find the video, and it got a lot of attention on Twitter as well (it nearly nearly 1,000 pairs of eyeballs when Bruno Retweeted it)

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Comparing 2 Stations with 1 Story…which station was more vindictive?

Let’s compare 2 copies from the two TV stations after the situation with Alexandra Eckersley

from Amy Coveno from WMUR-TV,  on Tuesday…more than a day after the incident

A judge set bail Tuesday for a homeless woman accused of giving birth in the woods and abandoning her newborn on Christmas night.

Alexandra Eckersley, 26, appeared in court by phone from a hospital and pleaded not guilty to charges including second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, falsifying physical evidence and reckless conduct.

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WBTS/NBC 10 Boston at Midday (1st 11:00 am Newscast) – 2021

Captured ~ July 27th, 2021. This aired after the moved to noon to 11am to line up with sister NBC O&Os that opt to a 11am newscast. “Look S”, the corporate graphics package is used, except for the weather. Tim Kelley was on remote, and I am suspecting the only reason why they were still on “Look N” for the weather was perhaps a technical issue with updating the graphics or they needed to be trained on. Look S weather graphics appeared by the time of the Closing Ceremonies in Japan a few days from this recording.

Montage: Katherine Underwood’s Last Newscast at NBC 10 Boston

An Update (September 2022): This montage originally posted in May; has since the site has started recording performance logs in January, has been one the most visited page out of all the other junk on this platform. So much, the sweetheart journalist has retweeted this link on September 24th:

an image of a retweet
“This is the most-viewed page since logging site performance in January – @KathNBCBoston’s last day at the station. Apparently Katherine has left an impression for those who are using search engines to find her 😊 #FlashbackFriday”    For those who are wondering why her old work handle is still there, the moment of any handle change requires another round of getting the blue checkmark, while Instagram does it differently. Jackie Bruno has left the station and “thejackiebruno” is verified on Insta but not on Twitter when her handle was junked as an FYI…

It’s almost been 2 weeks this weekend, that Katherine Underwood left the NBC O&O cluster in Needham. I think it’s safe to assume she’s not related to another anchorlady at the competition at the Cox owned station a few miles south on Mass’ 128. But much of my surprise, she had been at the cluster dating as far back as 2014, when it was just NECN based in Newton. I have watched mostly 10 since the inception, and followed the infamous war between Sunbeam and the peacock company. Even then she didn’t catch my radar. Prior to her departure, she was the weekend anchor and reporter for NBC10 Boston, but also acted as the New Hampshire reporter for NECN and NBC10.  Continue reading Montage: Katherine Underwood’s Last Newscast at NBC 10 Boston

Airchecks: WBTS/NBC10 Boston – The Hub Today – Montage – January 2020

The Hub Today is a program partially produced by NBC Boston and is taped at WNBC New York by two New York Live hosts. It now airs on WBTS at 11:30 am as of late 2021. Aired on “the King holiday” in 2020, according to Ms. Reid; the program’s format has been on since the station’s inception in 2017. This also aired the day after they relocated to their Needham, Mass. operations merging all of the local NBCUniversal properties.

There was some persistent  technical issues as they moved the station from the old NECN studios in Newton the day before. They chose to do the move on network airing of a Boston Bruins game, knocking out the primary audio channels for 2/3s of the game and people on social media attempted to flag that but for the rest of the game it was basically surround sounds without commentary. Local programming had very cold audio for a a while.

Despite having local producers, a vast majority of on-camera people are from out of town. The program is basically New York Live with the “A-block” being replaced for Boston-specific events, the rest of the program comes from 30 Rock (Studio 3K wherever the heck WNBC is) where it’s easier to get A-listers to interviewed. Most on camera people are flyover taken from other NBCU local shows when they do Boston-specific things (I am not talking about Lowell, Nashua or Manchester… a local can tell pretty quickly whose an out of towner who thinks Boston is just the only civilized area.

…There’s one exception – Jackie Bruno whose been the long time NECN anchor and reporter caught my attention when I was editing this for the montage. For that alone, I have posted the entire package of her at a local winery. For most of the A-block of the “Boston” features it’s the flyover people you may see on a show in NYC, or Dallas or who knows where else.

There is hardly any local faces or work exclusively for NBC/10 Boston’s lifestyle show.. But Maria Sansone most recently had gigs on the Left Coast and did the first rendition of New York Live called LX New York, appeared at the end. Some of us may remember her in different positions, I know her as the face of Yahoo’s The 9 from the mid 00s. Whether or not she’s working exclusively for Boston’s 10 is unclear. Other female centric shows are shown on NBC O&Os, Miami, New York, and for California it’s split between the 3 stations in San Diego, Los Angles and Bay Area, the difference is it’s all local where Boston seems to need out of towners, which is so 180 of their potential.

 

WBTS – NBC 10 News Now – Look S Montage

My local NBC O&O has switched to Look S likely just a week ago. When recording this on July 22nd, I happened to capture the last 12:00 noon broadcast as they align with other O&Os to a 11:00 block. The following day was basically a repeat of Today.

The open is a bit unique, and different from the California, Miami and New York stations, so there is some customization to the stations. The graphics  like previously described are a better version of Look N, but similar to Nightly News’ graphical package.

Also  the customized open was the theme in many of the promos WBTS ran during the spring time and during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There was a lot of hints a new look was coming it’s way. I can’t speak for other stations, though it should be noted.