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Andrew Speno is sorry :(

I’m not sure why, but I’ve always kind of liked Andrew Speno. He seems like a good dude, has been around the market for a while, and even pissed of Steve Largent during the (has it really been 10 years?) 2002 gubernatorial campaign.

Because of all that, I was sad to see that Andrew Speno was forced to apologize to the dozens of KOKH Channel 25 FOX News at 9:00 viewers for comments he made on Thursday night’s broadcast. Here’s the apology. You can watch the video of it at the Fox 25 website.  It’s kind of awkward:

I apologize to anyone offended by the remarks I made about Whitney Houston during the FOX 25 Primetime News at Nine on March, 8, 2012. My intent was not to offend but I now see the context in which my comment was taken by many of our viewers. During that segment, we sometimes make fun of celebrities but I can see how my comment about Whitney Houston, so soon after her death, was in poor taste. I hope each of you will continue to watch our newscast. I respect your opinions and each viewer’s value as part of our community.

If you ever need to contact me with questions or feedback, feel free to email me directly at aspeno@okcfox.com.

You’re probably wondering what Speno said about Whitney Houston to evoke such outrage from people who forgot to change the channel after watching American Idol and the new hit FOX series Touch. This is what we heard happened from a few Ogle Moles who watched it live.

Apparently, Jaime Cerreta was reading a story about Whitney Houston leaving all of her possessions to her daughter. When she finished, Andrew Speno chimed in “Even the crack pipe.”

Yep, that’s it. Andrew Speno had to apologize for making a slightly funny (and borderline inappropriate) Whitney Houston crack pipe joke. Meanwhile, the clowns on the Channel 9 News at Four continue to get away with this stuff. The world is not fair.

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Comments

  1. You know, that was one of the nicest apologies I’ve ever read. I really don’t think that he needed to apologize, though.

  2. Haha that is funny!!! Andrew Speano is a real nice guy! I’ve met him a few times when he has come to my town with the C3 MMA matches as the emcee.

  3. A couple of months ago Andrew Speno had a video walk through where he discussed the advantage of hiring a media company that has direct connections to the media….It’s now off the website however, Speno remains the President and Billy Dry (Fox25 cameraman) is the CEO of the Dry Design Group…is that not a conflict of interest?

  4. The only thing Andrew Speno loves more than a good joke (and that is a good joke plus the truth) is Andrew Speno.

  5. And we do have Speno as Pres. of the Dry Design Group for getting us Lankford (from their facebook):

    “drydesigngroup
    Got called to help shoot some video for the James Lankford for Congress campaign on Friday! Really excited about this opportunity
    June 23, 2010 at 8:58pm”

    • Hey Walker,

      The Lankford thing was before Andrew signed on with me. we didnt shoot the video because even though I had station approval to do that, I chose not to because of a percieved conflict of interest. In regard to the video you referenced, the reason it was pulled was because Andrew like all news folks dont own their likeness, Fox didnt have a problem with the content. None of our clients are on air at Fox25. Thanks for your concern.

  6. So Speno had to apologize for making a drug joke about a dead druggie? I never hear the guys on the KATT making apologies for making funny comments made about Michael Jackson.

    Maybe Speno should be a morning Shock Jock.

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