Friday, February 11, 2011

When stories have a national appeal

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 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.


kellie said...

Every interview has been genuine and interesting. A pleasure to read!!

Randy Finch said...

Wade is doing great work... I also thought his investigative work on Sanborn Studios was unusually well-researched and written.