The Daily Buzz

The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
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The Daily Buzz logo (2010-present)
Format News program
Starring Mitch English (2002-present)
Kia Malone (2005-present)
Andy Campbell (2007-present)
Andrea Jackson (2002-2009, 2011-present)
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 180 minutes (Three hours)
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
The CW Plus
Original run 2002 – present
External links
Website

The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated breakfast television news and infotainment program. The show is produced by Fisher Communications and is owned and distributed by ACME Communications; it is broadcast every weekday morning (3 hours a day) from studios at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The show caters to a younger-skewing audience demographic and has a more informal atmosphere in comparison to its morning counterparts.

Premiering on 10 stations on September 16, 2002, The Daily Buzz is currently carried on stations in 165 U.S. television markets (encompassing 60% of American television homes), mostly on affiliates of MyNetworkTV, The CW, Fox, or The CW Plus programming service.[1] Some stations that carry the show only broadcast a portion of the program (usually these stations air a morning newscast produced by another station in the market, preempting the first hour of the national show).

Contents

Production history

For the first two years, The Daily Buzz broadcast out of ACME-owned WBDT in Dayton, Ohio. The show moved to the Orlando area in August 2004, initially broadcasting from WKCF's Lake Mary studios. In early 2007, WKCF moved to WESH's studios in Winter Park after WESH owners Hearst-Argyle Television acquired WKCF to create a duopoly in the Orlando market.

In mid-April 2007, the show's previous studios were acquired by Trinity Broadcasting Network and Good Life Broadcasting for new studios for their respective stations, WTGL-TV (now WHLV-TV) and WLCB-TV (the present-day WTGL).[2] At this time, the show changed Orlando affiliates, from WKCF to WRDQ, and also moved to a temporary home inside the Disney-MGM Studios. The Daily Buzz spent six weeks at the Disney facilities until new, permanent studios were completed on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park in June 2007.[3] The Daily Buzz's first show at Full Sail aired on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, and they continue to broadcast there to this day.

In 2010, Fisher Communications joined ACME Communications on a licensing and consulting agreement for The Daily Buzz. The agreement allowed Fisher to take over production of the show on ACME's behalf (they would move production to HD in 2010), and gives Fisher the option of purchasing the show from ACME. The agreement also allowed Fisher to create Buzz Brands, a service that offers multimedia content, both local in nature and from The Daily Buzz, to local affiliates for multiple media platforms (including TV, online, and even radio).[1][4] Two Buzz Brands platforms have launched so far: "GalTime," a female-oriented platform, had a soft launch in October 2010 before expanding nationwide in early 2011[5][6]; "HeadDrama," which is geared toward advice on mental health concerns, began in May 2011.[7]

Hosts

Current hosts

  • Mitch English - Show Co-Anchor, Weather Anchor, "Rumor Control" and "Mitch's World/World Record Roundup" (2002–present)
  • Kia Malone - Show Co-Anchor "Plugged into the News" Correspondent (gives updates on the quarter hour) (2005–present; formerly of KWTV in Oklahoma City)
  • Andy Campbell - Show Co-Anchor, "News By The Numbers," and "Campbell's Soup" (2007–Present)
  • Andrea Jackson - Show Co-Anchor (2002-2009, 2011–Present)

Past hosts

  • Clayton Morris - Show Co-Anchor, also "Clayton's Reality", "Keeping Them Honest" and "News By The Numbers" Correspondent (2002–2007, now at Fox News Channel)
  • John Brown - Co-Anchor (2004–2006, now at WOFL in Orlando, Fl)
  • Dao Vu - "Plugged into the News" Correspondent (2003–2005, former anchor of The Weather Channel's Weekend View now at KTNV hosting "The Morning Blend".)
  • Ron Corning - Co-Anchor (2002–2004, and guest appearance, 2006;former Co-Anchor of WNYW's Good Day New York, and at News 12 in New York, now at WFAA in Dallas, Texas)
  • Peggy Bunker - Show Co-Anchor (2002-2003 Now the substitute anchor of World News Now)
  • Holly Hannula - Show Co-Anchor (2008–2010)
  • Brandi Wiliams - Show Co-Anchor (2010-2011)

Guest hosts/Host tryouts

Here is a list of people that have auditioned for on-air positions as a "guest host" in the past:

  • John Sencio in September 2006
  • Nick Vavas on June 6, 2006
  • David Folk Thomas on June 8 and 9, 2006
  • Reid Lamberty on June 26 and 27, 2006
  • Rick Black on June 29 and 30, 2006

Guest weather anchors

When Mitch English is out on assignment or vacation, there is a guest Meteorologist or Weather Anchor that will fill in. This includes:

  • Elizabeth Hart - Guest Weather Anchor and Guest "Mitch's World/World Record Roundup" Correspondent (2007; now at WKMG in Orlando)
  • Mark Mathis - Guest Weather Anchor and Guest "Mitch's World/World Record Roundup" Correspondent (2006)
  • Andy Carson - Guest Weather Anchor and Guest "Mitch's World/World Record Roundup" Correspondent
  • Richard Nunn - Guest Weather Anchor and Guest "Rumor Control" and "Mitch's World/World Record Roundup" Correspondent (2005; now at WJXT in Jacksonville)

Current and Past segments

  • Mitch's Super Fun Web Time An an exclusive web only feed behind-the-scenes at :50 after every hour of broadcast show
  • Mitch's Lightning Round Mitch gives different games, usually multiple choice to the other hosts. This segment is one minute
  • Messin' with Marjorie Mitch tries to stumble-up the Closed Captioning operator Marjorie by saying unintelligible words or phrases
  • Who Dat True - features Mitch giving basically true or false questions. If the statement is true, it's WHO DAT TRUE, if false, it's BUNK. The segment starts off with Mitch making a reference to either a cemetery or a bakery.
  • Mitch's World - has Mitch giving his take on a story in the news. He ends the segment with a punchline related to the story.
  • World Record Roundup - has Mitch asking a question about a current world record.
  • Plugged Into The News - has Kia giving the latest headlines from Cable News Network and the Associated Press.
  • Mitch's Reality - has Mitch running through moments from one of the week's reality shows.
  • Mr. Moviefone - Russ Leatherman of the popular Moviefone service reviews the weekend's new box office releases
  • Buzz Cuts - a look at the latest CD releases and music news
  • News By The Numbers - Andy gives news items related to given numbers
  • Campbell's Soup - (formerly Keeping Them Honest) is Andy's clearing house for the most ridiculous news of the day.
  • Rumor Control - Mitch discusses the validity of a rumor e-mailed to him
  • Keeping them Honest - Andy exposes possible cases of ethical corruption, failed promises, and other anomalies from various sectors. Similar to the Anderson Cooper 360 segment of the same name.
  • Old School - The Daily Buzz pokes fun at vintage commercials, PSAs and instructional/educational films.
  • FreedomDebt.com - debt and financial segments with guest Tim Wilkins
  • Viewer Calls - 2 frame animated phone calls sent in by the viewers.
  • Trash or Worth The Cash - Mitch tests a product featured in TV infomercials to determine if the product is worth the investment.
  • eBay or Not - Mitch hosts a spoof game show (played by Kia and Andy) figuring out if given descriptions are for actual items on the auction site.
  • Lifetime Dramatic Moment - a short, unintentionally-humorous clip from a Lifetime Television movie is shown.
  • What the Hell? - a segment that features strange or humorous (usually unintentional humor) videos from TV and the Web and shows them out of context to provoke humor.

Additional performances

  • Andy and Mitch are also touring comedians. Together they team up for stand up comedy shows around the country under the name The Big and Tall Comedy Tour
  • Andy performed as a professional comedian in various clubs starting in 1997.
  • Andy's act was anchored by crowd pleasing favorites jokes: Def Comedy Jam, 2 Day Blinds, Kings Family Restaurant

References

External links


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