I've said this before, but after yesterday's late afternoon storm, it's worth mentioning once again. The storm began moving into the St. Louis area around 4-ish and shortly after that the local news stations began breaking into programming and updating viewers on how strong it was, where it was heading and around what time it would get to whereever. It just so happened that Channel 5-KSDK-pre-empted most of the Belmont Stakes, a race which was the third leg of the Triple Crown and featured California Chrome who was a favorite to finally be the first horse since 1978 to win the Crown.
2 KSDK weather people,Cindy Prezler and Chester Lampkin, told viewers they would show the actual race but that they were staying on air until then because of the seriousness of the weather. And that is what happened. When they said they'd show the race, that's is all they showed, no preliminaries, no post race. As soon as the winner (Tonalist) crossed the finish line, Cindy and Chester were back. Viewers never got to see any interviews or replays or explanations of what happened to California Chrome. This led to a lot of anger by many who took it out on the two weather people on Twitter.
They apologized but were not sorry because their job was to keep us safe and to let as know immediately what was up with the weather. I told Dale I bet my blog stats would be filled with people looking to find out how old Cindy Preszler is. And that is what happened. I'm not sure why Cindy being on air a lot for breaking weather causes people to search for her age, but it never fails. 3 pages of blog visits were filled with Cindy Preszler and her age.