While you were busy getting drunk and preparing for New Year’s Eve, I was dealing with a major crisis at the TLO National Headquarters. Dispatches were coming in throughout the network asking if KFOR News Vixen Joleen Chaney, perhaps the hottest women to ever harvest watermelons, was engaged to her new boyfriend. Here are a couple of reader emails asking about it:
Is it me or is Joleen wearing an engagement ring on tonights newscast?
I was watching KFOR on Saturday Night (12-29-12) and noticed at large diamond ring on JoJo’s left hand…
So, did Joleen get engaged on Christmas????
OKC Darth Vader
Believe it or not Ray and OKC Darth Vader, I don’t watch a lot of TV news. What’s the point when you have the internet? Also, if I did watch the news, I wouldn’t spend time looking at the fingers of hot news chicks. There are much better things to stare out. Plus, I’m a handsome local D-list celebrity blogger. It doesn’t matter if they’re engaged or not. They’ll fall for me anyway. But…thanks for letting me know.
To find out what was going on with JoJo’s relationship status, I went directly to the source and hit up Joleen on Twitter. It resulted in the following conversation via direct message. Here’s a screenshot:
As Marisa mentioned earlier today, the local weathermen are already hyping of a possibly white winter wonderland for Christmas Day. Of course, a white Christmas comes with some risk.
Here’s a screen shot of Mike Morgan’s weather forecast from last night:
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Back in October, we broke the news that David Payne was leaving Channel 4 to become Lord England’s apprentice at Channel 9. Here’s what we wrote:
Yes, just one day after they signed Gary England to a new contract, we’re hearing rumbles through the Ogle Mole Network that KWTV News 9 has poached popular weatherman and stormchaser David Payne from the KFOR Channel 4 weather team.
News 9 is apparently making the move to combat stagnant ratings and help prepare for the day when Lord England retires to his Severe Weather Palace in Edmond. If this rumor is true, and we think it is, it will come just 14-months after KWTV signed longtime KFOR chopper pilot Jim Gardner to a lucrative contract.
According to one email we received, Payne informed his colleagues at Channel 4 of his decision to leave yesterday morning. Upon hearing the news, Mike Morgan’s severe weather tie burst into hot flames and he had to be doused with water. From the back of the room, Emily Sutton slowly stood and said “I’ll chase the storms now, Mr. Morgan. I’ll chase the storms.”
Payne will allegedly start at News 9 in January.
Okay, so we missed his start date by a couple of weeks. We can’t be perfect.
Anyway, Payne’s last day at Channel 4 was on Friday. According to Moles, he mentioned during his morning weather forecast something to the effect that it was his last day at Channel 4 and that he was moving to Channel 9. After that, he was escorted off the set and out of the building. That’s kind of a shady way to do things by both parties, but I don’t think anyone’s ever accused the television news industry of being a place filled with a lot of class.
Three more thoughts:
Sad news, Moles. We’ve learned that Fox 25 anchor — and the 4th hottest women in the OKC news media — Deeda Payton is leaving for KEYE in Austin, Texas. According to her Twitter page, her last day in Oklahoma City is January 1.
Usually I get all upset and cry and eat Ben & Jerry’s whenever a local news hottie leaves for a bigger market, but this one doesn’t sting that bad. Let’s be honest, no one really watches Fox 25. Sure, I’ll miss her occasional tweets and ranking her in our annual hot chicks rankings, but things are looking good in the attractive news girl department. KSBI hired the pageant winner, KOCO signed the attractive chick from Israel, and KFOR even brought in something called a Courtney Franciso.
My only concerns are:
A) Who will they hire to replace Deeda? Since Fox 25 dumped their perverted old new director, I’m worried they will hire some dude named Colby or Bradley or Scott. That would be a mistake. They need to stick with local tradition and hire hot chicks. It’s the only reason we watch the local news.
B) Will I ever type the name “Deeda” again in my life? Seriously, this my be the last post where I ever intentionally write those letters in that order. Deeda sounds like one of Captain Kirk’s love interests from Star Trek or a character from Clan of the Cave Bear.
Anyway, as a tribute to Deeda, I decided to post some of the pics that we’ve acquired of her over the past few years. Good luck. We hope she enjoys Austin.
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