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Sports reporter’s phone constantly vibrates on his desk with incoming texts for several minutes....

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 19, 2017 - 2:45pm

Sports reporter’s phone constantly vibrates on his desk with incoming texts for several minutes.
News reporter: “What is going on over there?”
Sports reporter: “Whoever taught my mom to text is dead to me.”

Colleague on the phone...

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 19, 2017 - 9:30am

How does your communications director not have Skype?

It's a Louisiana thing

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 19, 2017 - 4:15am

Exec. Editor: So the truck stop tiger is free of his misery?

Features Editor: Oh, they let him go?!

Managing Editor: No, they let him go to heaven.

Urgent fruit news

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 18, 2017 - 2:45pm
If you are missing a banana, it is in the men's room.

Dressed too nice?

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 18, 2017 - 9:30am

*Producer shows up in a suit*

News Director: Where were you? 

Producer: Getting interviews for sweeps. 

ND: Oh… I was guessing a funeral…or court. 

Reporter 1: “You’re a seasoned reporter. What’s the most people you’ve ever interviewed at...

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 18, 2017 - 9:23am

Reporter 1: “You’re a seasoned reporter. What’s the most people you’ve ever interviewed at once?”
Reporter 2: “Did you just call me old?”
Reporter 1: “But I said in a polite way.”

Chasing content

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 18, 2017 - 4:16am

“I really don’t have much content today. Let me see if anyone died.”

*Watching cow on the loose in Brooklyn*Vegetarian social media producer: Oh my god, it’s running!...

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 17, 2017 - 6:34pm

*Watching cow on the loose in Brooklyn*
Vegetarian social media producer: Oh my god, it’s running! Go! Be free!

Sports reporter on the phone with high school golfer: “What do you mean when you say you destroyed...

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 17, 2017 - 2:45pm

Sports reporter on the phone with high school golfer: “What do you mean when you say you destroyed the hole?”

Assignment editor: The Supreme Court don’t come cheap.

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 17, 2017 - 9:30am

Assignment editor: The Supreme Court don’t come cheap.

Bionic man

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 17, 2017 - 4:15am

Senior citizen to receptionist: “It’s exciting getting older, because you start falling apart and then you get to become a bionic person.”

Catch up

Overheard in the Newsroom - October 16, 2017 - 4:03pm

Editor: “Anybody have any ketchup packets.”

Assistant Editor (Looks in drawer): “It looks like I have one. I’ve worked here for 10-½ years so it’s not older than that.”