Friday, February 11, 2011
It's always a bit of a thrill when reporters see their story picked up in other news venues across the United States. Our focus here at the Herald is 99.9999 percent local, but there's a lot of news here that catches national attention (and not just Balloon Boy's dad!).
One sure bet is the entertainment field, and features writer Wade Tatangelo has had a winning streak in the past few weeks. Today, he captures an interview with "Glee" star Jane Lynch, who with her wife, Lara Embry, has donated $15,000 to Palmetto High School's new rowing team. How's that for local?!
And in the past month, Wade has made a splash with these interviews -- seen first on Bradenton.com and in the Bradenton Herald, then picked up by web sites and newspapers from the LATimes to Kansas City Star:
His interview with The Band Perry, seen here on the Lexington Herald-Leader's entertainment web site.
His interview with Regis Philbin -- just as Philbin was announcing his retirement -- appearing in several publications including the Kansas City Star.
His pre-Super Bowl story on Fergie and the Black-Eyed Peas, which appeared here in the Los Angeles Times.
And still my favorite, as we blogged earlier, his great Bill Cosby phone interview for this feature.