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Beltway TV News Legend Joe Krebs Dies

“Krebs is survived by his wife, two daughters, five sisters, three brothers, and three grandchildren.”

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Longtime Washington D.C. television journalist, Joe Krebs, died following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, he was 78. Krebs died at his home in Rockville, Maryland Tuesday.

Krebs was a lawyer and a Navy officer before he decided to become a television news reporter. He got his start in Greensboro, N.C. In 1973 before moving to Baltimore’s WBAL-TV.

Krebs came to Washington in 1980 as a reporter for WRC-TV (Channel 4). Leveraging his previous experience as a lawyer, Krebs was able to add a new dynamic to the station, utilizing his legal expertise to cover the trial of John Hinckley Jr.; the naval espionage case of John Walker and members of his family; the trial of D.C. drug kingpin Rayful Edmond.

“Joe was refreshingly unaffected, approaching TV news without any of the ego or arrogance or swagger that affects too many who make their living on a stage,” Channel 4’s Wendy Rieger said in a segment that aired Tuesday.

Krebs is survived by his wife, two daughters, five sisters, three brothers, and three grandchildren. 

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Alabama News Anchor Christopher Sign Dies at 45

“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Chris’s loving family and close friends,” said Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President and General Manager Eric S. Land.

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An Emmy award-winning news reporter who broke the story of a secret meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, was found dead of an apparent suicide, according to police.

Christopher Sign, 45, a former University of Alabama football player, returned home to work at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham where he replaced Dave Baird after he retired.

“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Chris’s loving family and close friends,” said Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President and General Manager Eric S. Land.

Sign was working in Phoenix at ABC affiliate KNXV-TV when he broke the tarmac story. He later wrote a book about the incident called Secret on the Tarmac.

“We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on Chris’s legacy. May his memory be for blessing,” Land said.

Sign attended the University of Alabama in the 1990s and spent four years as an offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide under former coach Gene Stallings.

While at Alabama, he met his wife, Laura, an All-SEC volleyball player. The couple has three sons.Sign leaves behind a wife and three sons.

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Putin Laughs at NBC Reporter’s Question Asking if He’s a “Killer”

The question is a follow up to Biden’s statement in an ABC News interview in March where he called Putin a “killer.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with NBC reporter Keir Simmons for an in-depth interview. One of the first questions Simmons asked Putin if he was a “killer,” which caused him to laugh. 

“Mr. President, are you a killer?” Simmons asked. 

“Over my tenure, I’ve gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext and reasons and at different caliber and fierceness, and none of it surprises me,” Putin responded. 

Simmons pressed the president once more with the question, but he avoided the question. “Sentiments in terms of who calls someone what kind of labels, this is not something I worry about in the least,” Putin said.

The question is a follow-up to Biden’s statement in an ABC News interview in March. Biden went on to call the Russian president a “killer.” 

Russia has demanded that President Biden apologize for the remark, though Putin stated the comments do not hurt him. 

Tensions within Russia and the U.S. relationship are at an all-time high, but Putin said in the NBC interview that he is hopeful about working with Biden. 

The two presidents have their first meeting next week. Biden expects to confront the Russian president on cyberattacks from Russian groups, Ukraine, and the treatment of jailed Kremlin opponent leader Alexei Navalny, along with other issues.

In the last year, MSNBC Joe Scarborough compared former President Donald Trump to the Russian politician using that killer narrative. The host stated that Trump “would kill reporters if he could get away with it.”

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Jenner Slams Kimmel for Stating She’s “Trump in a Wig”

During a segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the comedian poked fun at Jenner’s appearance on “The View” last week and referred to her as “Trump in a wig.”

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner was the target of a joke by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. 

During a segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the comedian poked fun at Jenner’s appearance on “The View” last week and referred to her as “Trump in a wig.”

“Are we sure that isn’t Donald Trump in a Caitlyn Jenner wig?” Kimmel asked as he posted side-by-side images that showed them doing similar facial expressions. “The resemblance is uncanny.”

Kimmel proceeded to call the rest of Jenner’s interview “nonsense,” insisting the reality star is in the governor’s race only for attention and naming her “Caitlyn Jenner Car-crash-ian.”

Jenner didn’t stand pat and took to Twitter, where she responded to Kimmel’s jokes about her in his monologue. 

“Last night @jimmykimmel called me Donald Trump with a wig,” Jenner tweeted. “He obviously believes that trans women are simply men with wigs on. Where is the outrage from the left or LGBT community? Being WOKE must be optional if you are a Democrat.”

Jenner continued to call out Kimmel in a follow-up tweet, including one where she scrutinized him for wearing blackface during a Comedy Central skit years ago.

“Speaking of @jimmykimmel he also received a pass from the WOKE on his use of black face and racist actions. Hypocrite,” Jenner tweeted.

The reality star has been making the interview rounds in the media for her campaign. Jenner recently sat down with Fox News host Sean Hannity to discuss her potential policies.

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