The dire weather forecast for last weekend’s storm-that-wasn’t brought Portland TV stations to the coast, including KATU’s Storm Tracker reporter, who roamed around town for a bit. She went up to the Astoria Column to check out the wind and view, and into City Lumber to see how storm supplies were selling. She even bumped into Judith Niland, who gave an on-the-spot interview. Mark Gonzales’ screen shot of the KATU broadcast is shown.
Judith was a trooper, and did a fine job, despite being out in the wind, and still managed to keep her hat on, to boot. Yes, she made it into the final cut, and was on TV, but that’s when Murphy’s Law kicked in. KATU, in big, bold letters, spelled her name wrong.
— Elleda Wilson