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Underwood Out

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inmyopinion
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Underwood Out

Post by inmyopinion » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:27 am

Email at WOOD from two weeks ago said his last-day is this week. Wondering why no-one in the know has commented on this yet?



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by hanson » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:45 pm

If this is true, this is great news. Must be Steffens is not retiring soon enough :shock:



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by Honolulublue4life » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:06 pm

There is a drawing on Bill Steffen's facebook Ch 8 did for Christmas, everyone is on there but Kyle.



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by Deleted User 12201 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:45 pm

I think Steffens is going to do the gig until literally the day he dies.



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:38 pm

I always liked Kyle Underwood's presentation style. I guess I don't understand the animosity toward him.

I wish him well and hope his exit means he's on to bigger & better things!

WOOD-TV seems to have a tendency to do RIFs in December, it seems. Not sure if that's what occurred here or not. It's been a long time since their weather department has only featured four on-air meteorologists.


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by Honolulublue4life » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:44 pm

It's true, he just posted on twitter. Last day is tomorrow.



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:20 pm

https://www.woodtv.com/weather/storm-te ... 1671088851

Look how tall he is compared to Marlee! Funny stuff. :hat


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by inmyopinion » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:46 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:38 pm
I always liked Kyle Underwood's presentation style. I guess I don't understand the animosity toward him.

I wish him well and hope his exit means he's on to bigger & better things!

WOOD-TV seems to have a tendency to do RIFs in December, it seems. Not sure if that's what occurred here or not. It's been a long time since their weather department has only featured four on-air meteorologists.
They've had an opening listed for a few weeks. The only animosity I hear is from the people who actually know him, I've never met him, but his reputation is less than flattering.



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by hanson » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:10 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:38 pm
I always liked Kyle Underwood's presentation style. I guess I don't understand the animosity toward him.

I wish him well and hope his exit means he's on to bigger & better things!

WOOD-TV seems to have a tendency to do RIFs in December, it seems. Not sure if that's what occurred here or not. It's been a long time since their weather department has only featured for on-air meteorologists.
I think it is his delivery that bothers me; all of the long pauses. I don't know if this is just more prevalent at 8 but I notice this at many stations. When Randi Burns first arrived, she spoke in a normal manner. Now, she too has long pauses between some of her words and sounds like she is singing rather than speaking, just like the person she replaced. I guess this boils down to personal taste.



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Re: Underwood Out

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:53 am

Mark Watkins at TV 7&4 in Traverse City has a delivery quite similar to that of Mr. Underwood's.


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by MasterB » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:22 pm

All the best to Kyle Underwood in whatever he does. I think he is the tallest ever at Wood TV.


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by TC Talks » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:56 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:53 am
Mark Watkins at TV 7&4 in Traverse City has a delivery quite similar to that of Mr. Underwood's.
and he sticks out like a sore thumb up here... A bit too swanky for us country folk.


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:56 pm

7&4 gives Mr. Watkins a lot of airtime for his weather segments, too. :)

Seriously, some of his weather casts run pretty long!

Was stunned to see WPBN's morning newscast start at 4:30 in the morning. I still remember when a one hour local newscast in the morning was a big deal.


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by TC Talks » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:19 pm

The indentured servants of Sinclair don't mind.


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Re: Underwood Out

Post by ftballfan » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:34 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:56 pm
7&4 gives Mr. Watkins a lot of airtime for his weather segments, too. :)

Seriously, some of his weather casts run pretty long!

Was stunned to see WPBN's morning newscast start at 4:30 in the morning. I still remember when a one hour local newscast in the morning was a big deal.
Trying to match 9&10! I think 9&10 went to 4:30 before 7&4 did



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