Friday, June 23, 2006

Busted

Mark McGuire today reveals that WTEN may have attempted to cover-up the June 14 DWI arrest of reporter Kristy Mazurek. His story in today's TU contains this transcript from WTEN's Tuesday newscast:
Early last Wednesday morning, reporter Kristy Mazurek was arrested and charged with DWI following a traffic stop in Watervliet. We were not able to report the story until we could obtain the police report, which was made available to us late this afternoon.
Watervliet police tell McGuire that the station was on the phone with them the same day; their on-air reports came only after getting calls from the newspaper.